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                                                              Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ■      THE REGION                                ■ Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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REGION DIGEST                                                                Mighty Mo
Gavins Pt. Road Construction To Begin Today
   Construction will begin to replace the pavement on the road-
                                                                             Photo Show
way in the Training Dike Recreation Area below Gavins Point Dam
begins today (Wednesday) west of Yankton. This is a project of
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to
take one month to complete.
                                                                             On August 8
   The construction will include the roadway, shoulders and park-                The fifth annual Mighty Mo
ing lots from the Ramp Road near the spillway to Chief White                 Photo Show reception will be 1-3
Crane Campground. This will include expanding the parking lot at             p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the
the boat ramp near Lake Yankton. Public areas that will be affected          G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery. The pub-
include the fishing wall below the spillway, Lake Yankton Beach,             lic is invited to attend and
the picnic area east of the beach (also known as Rainbow Park),              refreshments will be served.
the boat ramp and parking lot near the “Bubble,” and all parking                 Awards and recognition will
adjacent to the Missouri River.                                              be presented to the photogra-
   At times, traffic flow will be limited to one lane and may cause          phers who submitted photo-
short delays for travelling in this area. The public is asked to use         graphs relative to the 2009
caution and obey all traffic control signs and/or flagmen to ensure          theme, “The River: A Wonder of
the safety of everyone in the area.                                          Nature.”
                                                                                 The exhibit runs Aug. 8-
                                                                             Sept.16 and is free to the public.
National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8                                        Call YAA for more information
    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed Aug. 2-8,            (605) 665-9754.
2009, as National Farmers Market Week. Historic Downtown                         The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery
Yankton’s The Market is in full swing and has added new vendors              and Yankton Area Arts are locat-
with a variety of local, home grown produce.                                 ed at 508 Douglas. The gallery is
    This year marks the 10th annual National Farmers Market                  open to the public free of charge
Week. Since the USDA began declaring National Farmers Market                 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays and
Week in 2000, the number of farmers markets has grown more                   from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. For
than 60%, from 2863 markets in 2000 to 4,685 in 2008.                        more information, call 665-9745,
    According to the USDA, Historic Downtown Yankton’s The                   e-mail Pam@YanktonAreaArts.org
Market is one of the approximately 4,800 in the country. The                 or see www.YanktonAreaArts.org.
Market offers a wide variety of products, including onions, pep-
pers, potatoes, beans, squash, zucchini, peas, tomatoes and other
in-season vegetables.
    “We have hard working market vendors who get up and sell
their produce every Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. They are to
be commended for their hard work and their dedication in offering
                                                                                 Pre-Teens, College                                                                High NCLB Achievement
us fresh produce at a great price. It is a comfort to know who is
growing our food and to be able to question them about what is
                                                                               Freshmen Should Get                                                                Rates Continue; AYP Steady
done to the produce before it is harvested so we are able to make
better judgements about what we put on our table every day.”                                                                                                         PIERRE — Ninety-four per-              two years in a row are consid-
    Historic Downtown Yankton’s The Market is open every                                                                                                         cent of South Dakota’s public              ered in “school improvement.”
Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. and is located along the intersec-
tion of Third and Walnut streets.                                               Meningitis Vaccine                                                               school districts made adequate
                                                                                                                                                                 yearly progress in 2008-09, as
                                                                                                                                                                 required under No Child Left
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eighty-nine schools, or just 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                            percent, fell into this category
                                                                                                                                                                                                            for 2009. Only six districts
                                                                                                                                                                 Behind. Eighty-two percent of              were identified for school
Highway 14 Association Meeting Cancelled                                         PIERRE — Pre-teens and college
                                                                             freshmen should get immunized for
                                                                                                                     disabilities including hearing loss,
                                                                                                                     limb amputation or brain disease.           public schools also met annual             improvement in 2009.
    SUPERIOR, Neb. — A Highway 14 Association Inc. meeting sched-            meningitis before school starts,            The disease strikes up to 2,800         progress goals. These percent-                Depending on the size of its
uled for Thursday, Aug. 6 in Superior has been cancelled.                    says a state health official.           Americans each year, killing 300. In        ages are identical to last year.           student population, a school or
    Any members, who would like to help get the state fair booth                 “Because meningococcal dis-         2008, South Dakota reported three               “Every year, it gets a little          district may be required to
items ready are asked to call Gretchen Treadway at 308-536-2374 or           ease progresses very quickly and        cases of invasive meningococcal             bit tougher to inch forward,”              make progress in as many as
Julie Dickerson at 402-395-2115. Pictures are still needed for Merrick,      can be fatal, it’s important that       disease, two in infants. To date in         said Secretary of Education                18 different cells at three dis-
Hamilton, Clay and Nuckolls counties.                                        those at risk get immunized,” said      2009, there have been 2 cases               Tom Oster. “What’s important               tinct levels: grades 3-5, 6-8 and
                                                                             Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiol-   reported, both infants.                     is that this process yields valu-          9-12. “Essentially, the larger
Northeast Plans More EMT Workshops                                           ogist for the Department of Health.
                                                                             “We know that college freshmen liv-
                                                                                                                         Students can contact the family
                                                                                                                     health care provider or the student
                                                                                                                                                                 able data that schools can use             and more diverse the school,
    NORFOLK, Neb. — The Allied Health Department at Northeast                                                                                                    to adapt and improve instruc-              the more areas for which they
                                                                             ing in dorms are at risk as are         health center on their chosen col-          tion so that kids can continue             are held accountable,” Oster
Community College in Norfolk continues its free, one-session work-           unvaccinated children entering high     lege campus to receive the vaccine.
shops for emergency medical service technicians in the area.                                                                                                     to achieve at their highest lev-           said.
                                                                             school.”                                The department provides the vac-            els.”                                         Fifteen schools made it out
    All workshops are offered for three continuing education units.              The vaccine is also routinely       cine for those 11-18 years of age
All classes will be offered at the local fire halls from 7-10 p.m.           recommended for all children 11-12      who are eligible for the federal                Under South Dakota’s                   of school improvement in 2009.
    There is no need to pre-register.                                        years of age, those ages 2-10 years     Vaccines for Children Program               accountability system, ade-                These schools go through a
    The workshops, dates and locations include:                              who travel to countries where the       (Medicaid eligible, Native American         quate yearly progress is deter-            comprehensive process that
    • Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course: Saturday, Aug. 8,                 disease is epidemic, and those with     or Alaskan Native, uninsured or             mined by students’ perform-                involves analyzing data, focus-
Creighton, Neb.                                                              immune deficiencies.                    underinsured). There is no charge           ance on the Dakota STEP. The               ing resources and making cal-
    • Sports Injuries: Monday, Aug. 24, Verdigre, Neb.                           Meningococcal disease is an         for the vaccine for these children          test is administered to approxi-           culated changes to improve
    • Drug Refresher: Wednesday, Aug. 26, Hartington                         inflammation of the tissues cover-      but providers may charge a small            mately 63,000 students in                  student achievement. A school
    This program is funded in whole or in part with public funds             ing the brain and spinal cord that is   administration fee. See                     grades 3-8 and 11 each spring.             must make adequate yearly
provided through the Preventive Health and Health Services Block             caused by infection with bacteria.      http://doh.sd.gov/LocalOffices/Vacc             In 2009, 75 percent of stu-            progress for two consecutive
Grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and                  Symptoms can include fever, severe      ine.aspx to find a provider and             dents scored proficient or                 years to get off the school
Human Services System Emergency Medical Services Program.                    headache, stiff neck, vomiting and a    http://doh.sd.gov/DiseaseFacts/Men          advanced in math, which is                 improvement list.
    For additional information, call the Allied Health Department,           rash. Prompt treatment is impor-        ingitis.aspx to learn more about            down slightly from 76 percent                 South Dakota’s graduation
                                                                             tant to prevent disability and death.   meningitis.                                 last year. Seventy-five percent            rate for 2009 was 89 percent,
Northeast Community College, at 1-800-348-9033, Ext. 7335, or                Ten to 14 percent of people with            Improving the state’s childhood
(402)844-7335.                                                                                                                                                   of students scored proficient              up slightly from 88 percent last
                                                                             meningococcal disease die, and          immunization rate is one objective          or advanced in reading. Since              year.
                                                                             among survivors, up to 19 percent       of the department’s Health 2010             the reading portion of the test               NCLB also requires that
■ Get Updates At Yankton Online (www.yankton.net)                            may suffer long-term permanent          Initiative.                                 was new and more rigorous in               teachers of core academic sub-
                                                                                                                                                                 2009, it will serve as the new             jects be “highly qualified.”
                                                                                                                                                                 baseline for comparisons in                NCLB defines a highly qualified
                                                                OBITUARIES                                                                                       reading.                                   teacher as one with full certifi-
                                                                                                                                                                     “We expected that students             cation, a bachelor’s degree and
                                                                                                                                                                 might have a tough time with               one who demonstrates compe-
 David Pederson                          Buckneberg, Ryan
                                         Pederson,      and
                                                                             ried his bride Ellen Glanzer. David
                                                                             was a proud father to four daugh-
                                                                                                                     Ashley of Minneapolis, MN, and
                                                                                                                     Kristen of Brookings, SD; grand-            this year’s reading test,” Oster           tence in subject knowledge and
     David Dale Pederson, age 59,        Jason Pederson.                     ters Carey, Sarah, Ashley and           sons, Wesley and Maxwell                    said. “New reading standards               teaching. Only 1.7 percent of
 passed away on Saturday,                Honorary       pall-                Kristen, and son-in-law Shane. His      Kavanagh; mother, Dorothy                   were in effect, and whenever               classes taught in South Dakota
 August 1, 2009, in a motorcycle         bearers are Arron                   children meant the world to him.        (Gustafson) Pederson Gall of                you introduce something new,               in 2008-09 were taught by
 accident.                               Larsen,      Larry                  His two grandsons, Wesley and           Yankton; brothers, Wayne of                 it takes time to build familiari-          someone who has not met
     Funeral services will be 11:00      Hojem,       Steve                  Maxwell, were his pride and joy         Sioux Falls, SD, John (Carla)               ty,” he said. The test also fea-           these qualifications.
 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2009,       Shutt,      Randy                   and he always looked forward to         Pederson of Freeman, SD, Steve              tured more challenging items                  Local school district results
 at United Church of Christ              Schweitzer, , Jerry                 their next visit.                       of Sioux Falls, SD ; and sister,            in terms of higher-order think-            are reported on the 2009
 (Congregational) in Yankton, with       Delozier, Keith Pederson               Over the years, David held           Anna Larsen of Chester, SD; and             ing skills, Oster said.                    Report Card, which is available
 Rev. Joe Schulte officiating.           Halverson,       all                various jobs with Morgen                mother-in-law, Ann Glanzer of                   Schools that do not make               online at www.doe.sd.gov. Click
 Visitations resume one hour prior       close friends, truckers, and bik-   Manufacturing, Yankton Ford             Freeman, SD; and many nephews               adequate yearly progress for               on the 2009 Report Card icon.
 to the service at the church.           ers.                                Tractor, Marks Machinery,               and nieces.
 Lunch will be served at church              David was born on January 1,    Cimpls, Shurco, A&A Express,               David was preceded in death
 following the service. Burial will      1950, to Oliver and Dorothy         and most recently owned and             by his father, Oliver Pederson,
 be in the Bang Lutheran                 Pederson at Sacred Heart            operated Pederson Trucking.             father-in-law, Eli Glanzer, and
 Cemetery in rural Freeman at
 approximately 2:00 p.m.
                                         Hospital in Yankton, SD. He was
                                         baptized and confirmed at Bang
                                                                                He enjoyed hobbies of hunt-
                                                                             ing, fishing, golfing, bowling,
                                                                                                                     step-father, Arthur Gall.
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     Visitation will be 1-9 p.m.         Lutheran Church in rural            camping, boating, and riding his
 Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at the
 Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home,
                                         Freeman, SD. David was current-
                                         ly a member of United Church of
                                                                             Harley Davidson. He was known
                                                                             to enjoy Ellen’s fine cooking and
                                                                                                                             August 5, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sympathy card at
 Yankton, with family present from       Christ (Congregational) in          catching an old western or
 6:30-9 p.m. with a 7:30 prayer
 service.
                                         Yankton, SD. David grew up on       sports game on TV.
                                                                                David was survived by his
                                                                                                                                                                                    www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com
                                         the family farm in rural Freeman

                                                                                                                                                                  W INTZ & RAY                                              W INTZ
     Pallbearers     are      Craig      and graduated from Viborg High      wife, Ellen; daughters, Carey of
 Pederson, Chris Pederson,               School in 1968.                     Mission Hill, SD, Sarah (Shane)              Online condolences at:
 Shannon       Larsen,      Melissa                                                                                  www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com                                                                    FUNERAL HOME INC.
                                             On February 24, 1973, he mar-   Kavanagh of Plymouth, MN,                                                               FUNERAL HOME
                                                                                                                                                                     and Cremation Service, Inc.                   Hartington, Coleridge, Crofton
                                                                                                                                                                     605-665-3644             www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com          402-254-6547

Carol Bennett Dorsey                    donations may be given to the
                                        Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
                                                                             Center, Yankton.
                                                                                Arrangements are pending
                                                                                                                     Phillip’s Episcopal Cemetery in
                                                                                                                     Lake Andes.
   RAPID CITY — Carol M.                National Headquarters, 6931          with Wintz & Ray Funeral Home               Wake services began Monday
Bennett Dorsey, 75, of Rapid City,      Arlington Road, Bethesda,            and Cremation Service, Yankton.         at the Marty Community Center.
died at Rapid City Regional             Maryland 20814; or the Frank &                                                   Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home,
Hospital on Sunday, August 2,
2009.
                                        Nettie     Schmitt       Endowed
                                        Scholarship to Mount Marty
                                                                             Richard Rouse Jr.                       Wagner, is in charge of arrange-
                                                                                                                     ments.
   Survivors include her hus-           College, 1105 W. 8th St., Yankton,      MARTY — Richard Rouse Jr.,
band, Bob Dorsey, Rapid City; 2         SD 57078.                            56, of Marty died Saturday (Aug.
sons, Mike Bennett, Gillette, WY,
and Mark Bennett, Rapid City; 2
                                           Arrangements are under the
                                        direction of Osheim & Schmidt
                                                                             1, 2009) at the Community
                                                                             Memorial Hospital in Wagner.                        Thanks
daughters,       Tammy        Daly,                                             Funeral services will be 11               Thanks to the relatives, friends
                                        Funeral Home in Rapid City.                                                    and acquaintances of Roger Uhrich
Wheatland, WY, and Kelly                   Her online guestbook is avail-    a.m. Thursday at the Community            for your many expressions of
Hotovec, Rapid City; 3 sisters, Sr.     able at www.osheimschmidt.com.       Center, Marty. Burial is in S.            sympathy. Your presence, kind words
Madonna        Schmitt,     O.S.B.,         Yankton Press & Dakotan                                                    and thoughtful gestures were greatly

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Yankton, Shirley Eich, Rapid City,               August 5, 2009                                                        appreciated. Our heartfelt gratitude to
and Janice Wermers, Watertown;                                                                                         the many who provided care and

                                                                                 HOURS
                                                                                                                       services to Roger during the course of
2 step-sons, Donald Dorsey, Las
Vegas, NV and Kevin Dorsey,             Dr. Willis Stanage                                                             his illness. Special thanks to Avera
                                                                                                                       Sacred Heart Hospice, especially to
Lenexa, KS; 2 step-daughters,
Angela Rossow and Debra Holan,
                                           Dr. Willis Stanage, 88, of
                                        Yankton died Tuesday (Aug. 4,         Yankton Antique Mall                     Chaplin Mary Hochstein, Leah Smith,
                                                                                                                       Katie Huff and Margaret Arens, so
both of Rapid City; 11 grandchil-       2009) at Avera Sister James Care      102 W. 3d St. • Mon-Sat 10-5             Roger could stay at home as long as
                                                                                                                       possible. The family would also like to
dren and 8 step-grandchildren.                                                                                         thank the staff at Majestic Bluffs for
   She was preceded in death by                                                                                        the excellent care given during
her first husband, Bob Bennett in                                                                                      Roger’s final weeks.
1996.                                                                                                                   God saw he was getting tired
                                                                                                                        And a cure was not to be,
   Visitation will be Wednesday,                                                                                        So He put His arms around him
from 5 until 7 p.m., with a                                                                                             And whispered, “Come with Me.”
Christian wake service at 7:00                                                                                          With tearful eyes we watched him
p.m. at Blessed Sacrament                   For all the cards, calls, emails, and particularly                          suffer
Church in Rapid City.                        the relatives and guests at our 60th wedding                               And saw him fade away,
                                                                                                                        Although we loved him dearly
   Services will be at 10:00 a.m.                                                                                       We could not make him stay.
on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Blessed                      anniversary August 2nd, 2009,
Sacrament Church.                                                                                                       A golden heart stopped beating
                                              at the Yankton Elks 944.Thank you again.                                  Hard working hands to rest,
   Burial will follow at Black Hills                                                                                    God broke our heart to prove to us
National Cemetery.                                        The Townsend Family                                           He only takes the best.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial                George, Joyce, Alan, Deborah and Jolaine                                     Family of Mary Uhrich

				
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