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SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN GREGORY COUNTY: $30.00 plus $1.80 tax = $31.80 per year, IN SOUTH DAKOTA: $35.00 plus $2.10 tax = $37.10 per year. OUT OF STATE: $40.00 (Continental U.S.) he ur tte VOL. 108 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 USPS - 079-740 50 Per Copy 16 PAGES NUMBER 24 Petitions Filed GOV, Daugaard Presents State Of The State Address On Athletics Coop Idea At a recent meeting of the Burke School Board a petition was handed to the board with 55 signa- tures requesting that Burke and Gregory coop their athletic pro- grams. The petition stated "In signing this document, we are in support of expanding an existing sports coop between the Burke and Gregory School Districts. We would like to see the wrestling coop be expanded to include all R00cher'sWorkshoP I wffiheldon:Mondayat the ciCenter in Burke. Ac0000W00be00atg0000 AM(iSeeiii iartiele :for complete d00it00. ;SpOrts:,:.:; !Basketii,...  iS0Uth Cen  boy's ibiiteam will ho !i0!iii'iietiiiiiiiiB0yd i:on yThe MS Team Williiiaceli!: to i Butte ion iThy for a game With West Boyd. On Saturday itheY ave|toWagner for!: ai:tournament.: :On iY!ithey Will;host Greg0ire:inBurke. iiSthiCenl girl's has ketbiiiiieamiwiH tvel!!iiiit01 :theli i SPC Toantiil Colome i0n!y::dFridayi tyiilWfili!St:Avon in iBke.! !iiiiii: ?i!!ii::: Wtling, ; .... ?The ?ii! B.ur ke ;iG r e go ry ilwestling :Team: will !traellilto::Parkston on iSr/dayi! fori!the Little B':tomenL By Elizabeth "Sam" Grosz Community News Service Education and economic de- velopment will get a financial shot in the arm, if proposals by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard in his 2012 state of the state ad- dress are adopted. Daugaard called for a new emphasis on creating jobs and growing the state's economy Jan. 10, while encouraging the educa- tion of the people needed to fill those jobs. It involves a program called "South Dakota WINS," short for "South Dakota Workforce Ini- tiatives." A 20-point plan, South Dakota WINS has four categories to "get more South Dakotans trained and ready to work in a rap- idly growing and changing South Dakota economy," said Daugaard. Those four points include pre- paring the state's children; training for skilled jobs; promoting rural health occupations; and recruiting "new South Dakotans" to help fill the gap between current skilled workers living in the state and the needs of businesses to fill skilled jobs. "There are 1,466 unfilled jobs in this state," said Daugaard, "in the engineering, information tech- nology, accounting, and skilled worker fields alone." He said there are fewer than 100 South Dakota workers in those careers receiving Continued on page 2 athletics". At a recent meeting of the Gregory School Board a similar petition was presented to the board with 100 signatures. At the Burke School Board meeting last Monday a committee was formed to look into the coop- ing of sports with Gregory. The committee is made up of three board members, David Indahl, Travis Serr and Jolene VanMetre as well as the Superintendent, Erik Person, Principal Mark Otten and Athletic Director Mike Sebern. Weather The weather over the past week continued cool with a light snow midweek with little accumu- lation. The high for the week was 57 on Sunday and the low for the week was Tuesday morning a -2 . A light snow fell early Tuesday morning with a total accumulation of an inch or two. The advance outlook indicates that it will con- tinue cold and a slight chance of snow on Thursday. The weekend looks nice with highs in the mid 40's. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a southwest wind 14 to 23 mph becoming north northwest. Winds Continued on page 2 Rancher's Workshop Set For Tuesday Cattle producers are encour- aged to attend Ranchers Work- shops scheduled for Jan. 23 at the Burke Civic Center in Burke, S.D., and Jan. 24 at the Sinte Gleska University Multipurpose Building in Mission, S.D. The January 23rd event in Burke begins at 9:30 a,m. Continued on page 2 r- - g CO r"-" C) _ p Subscription Notice The expiration date of your sub- scription is on the mailing label. If the label on your paper is dated 1-1-12 your subscription is now due. The subscription rates per year are, within Gregory County- $30.00 plus $1.80 tax = $31.80. Within South Dakota - $35.00 plus $2.10 tax = $37.10 and out of state $40.00. The Burke Gazette PO Box 359 Burke, SD 57523 burkegaz @ gwtc.net Services Held Wednesday For Bill Janklow South Dakota's longest serving Governor and former Congressman passed away on January 12, 2012. William John "Bill" Janklow, son of Arthur and Lou Ella Jank- low, was born in Chicago on Sep- tember 13, 1939. His father was a prosecutor of Nazi officials at the Nuremburg Civil Trials in Ger- many during the aftermath of World War II. After Arthur died of a heart attack, his wife Lou Ella moved their six young children Continued on page 3