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5 The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 HOLLINGSWORTlt Emy Thompson and Eric Smith; Continued from Page 4 Mary Johns; Julie Kiiker and her grandparents, Howard and Carolyn daughter, Hope Kiiker; and uncle, Krueger; aunts, Glea Krueger Beck Jim Clopton. and her children, Desirae (Pete) Gil- She was preceded in death by her lis and their sons, Efram and Jonas, grandfather, Rex Hollingsworth; Jason Beck and Nathan Beck; Glo- grandparents, Nila and Nell Clop- ton; and ~reat ~randmother, Winona a tDonl Woods and their children, The Gregory County Highway Superintendent will be accepting applications for the position of a full time employee. This position is for a .... Blade Operator/Gravel Truck Driver/ Highway Maintenance Worker Experience preferred but willing to train. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM Application forms and job description may be picked up at the Gregory County Highway Department Office located in Burke, South Dakota. Gregory County is an Equal Opportunity Employer iOutstanding opportunity to purchase good quality, crossed-fenced pasture and 123_+ acres of good quality dry cropland that is currently in alfalfa and small grains Sellers may consider a split of the property Each quarter offers pasture, dry cropland, and ponds :. Pasture is watered by nurnemus dpms anyone quarter:has rural water tapped,to it Typical stocking rate is 5.7 acres per pair Offers good location and access, approximately five miles southwest of Herrick, South Dakota, or 11 miles southeast of Burke, South Dakota Property should offer good pheasant hunting If you are looking for good quality pasture with immediate possession, please call for more details: Farmers Robert Litz, Broker O'Neill, Nebraska _L National (402) 336-3500 or (402) 340-4952 Company. U Fa..e.,at,oaa,.oo. " www.FarmersNatlonal.com/RobertUtz Philben. Herrick Legion liary To Meet Thursday The Herfick Legion and Auxil- iary will meet on Thursday, March 10th, at 8:00 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. From The North End By: Jack Broome LAST WEEK I WROTE OF A "COLORFUL" LOCAL CHAR- ACTER FROM THE PAST, GEORGE GORDON. As men- tioned in last week's column, George lived in a hillside dugout near the Missouri river and could be called somewhat of hermit, al- though he seemed to much enjoy interacting with visitors. I received several emails re- garding the article from folks who never knew or heard of George. Several emails did mention another local character, Kathyrn Thompson Baldwin. Many of us, who grew up in the Burke area, and are of this wrtier's vintage well remem- ber "Katy" Baldwin. She basically scared the "bejesus" out of this writ- er when, as a youth, I would meet her on the streets of Burke. Proba- bly my most vivid memory of Katy was of her walking down Main street wearing tennis shoes with a shotgun under her arm. When I show slides, as I did recently at the school and Gregory County Histori- cal Society's last meeting, one of my favorite pictures is one taken off the Burke water tower and, clearly visible at the north end of town is Continued on Page 6 www.FarmersNational.com Real Estate Sales Auctions Farm and Ranch Management Appraisal Insurance Consultation Oil and Gas Management Forest Resource Management National Hunting Leases Lake Management FNC Ag Stock THAT BUMP IN THENIGHT SHOULDN'T BE YOUR CROP INSURANCE. Of all the things to keep you awake,your crop insurance shouldn't be one of them. Our full-time specialists spend every working day with crop insurance -- it's all we do. We study it, we plan it and we know how important it is. So if you ever have a crop insurance need, you won!t have to question your crop insurance plan. Discover the difference with a no-cost, no-obligation plan review. PIERRE OFFICE: 60S-224-1678 Fana Credit Serdces qAmrica This institution is an equal opportunRy provider and employer. Fr. M irk Horn in Northern Black Hilh Fr. Mark Horn meets Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop Blase Cupich, cen- ter, looks on. Horn was a seminarian studying in Rome when he met the pope. On July 2, 2015, Father Mark Horn was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert Gruss at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City. By: Colleen Flyn ing back from the Steubenville re- Fr. Mark Horn was ordainedtreat, where I had a powerful expe- by Bishop Robert Gruss at the Ca- rience with Jesus in the Eucharist, I thedral of Our Lady of Perpetual started taking my faith much more Help in Rapid City on July 2, 2015. seriously, and I was much more ex- Today, Fr. Mark serves as the pare- cited about it." chial vicar, or associate pastor, in He spent his senior year in high parishes at Spearfish, Belle Fourche school playing football, basketball and Newell and the BHSU Newman and track. He grew in his faith and Center. was confirmed at the end of his se- Fr. Horn is the son of Clark and nior year. Mary Horn of Burke. He grew up His girlfriend leads him to get on the family farm/ranch with his some answers four siblings. Mark graduated from Fr. Horn continued, "The sum- Burke High School in 2006. mer after my senior year, I started A high school retreat starts him talking about the priesthood. That thinking was because through my girlfriend I Every priests or minister takes a got in contact with Ft. Brian Chris- different path to confirm their voca- tensen." Christensen was the voca- tions. Fr. Mark's journey from high tions director for the Rapid City school in Burke to the priesthood Diocese. "In a two hour phone con- wasn't straightforward. He had a versation, he helped me understand number of experiences that opened what some of the movements of my him to God's call to be ordained, heart were. He had gone through One of the earliest events oc- similar ones. He had been dating curred between his junior and se- and thinking about marriage and nior years at Burke High School. In the Air Force and then heard God's the summer of 2005, Mark was re- call." cused on training for his senior year "Ft. Brian invited me to Totus in football. He recalled, "We had a Tuus (Totally Yours) summer youth good team. We had camaraderie and camp in the Black Hills. He said it a bond. We were so committed. I was a great opportunity to be a lead- just wanted to devote my whole life er and meet some of the seminarians energy to it." and ask questions." "Then Morn said, 'There's a "When I got back home I was Steubenville retreat coming up and on fire for the priesthood. I had a I want you to consider it.' No, I told whole new understanding of it. It her. Some other kids could use that, was not boring. The guys were actu- but I feel strong enough in my faith, ally normal guys. I don't know what I don't really need it. 'Well, I signed idea I had about that beforehand, you up,' she said. Why did you maybe that the guys were geeks, I even ask me? Just tell me that I'm don't know." going so I can get over it quicker. Life is full of possibilities at I stormed out mad. Then Dad and I that age, and for Mark the priest- were working on something, and I hood was one he wanted to discuss was complaining and kind of cuss- that summer working on the farm ing and he just told me to shut up. with his dad. "We were combining 'That's what Morn said and that's wheat twhen I got back. It was prob- what you're doing.'" ably July. I was in the cab with Continued Horn, "After com- Continued on Page 11