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Zach Sebern gets past the Gorilla defenders and puts points on the board for the Cougars during Tuesday night's District 12B contest held in Gregory. Despite Zach's 18-point contribution, the Cougars fell short 58-43. The Burke/South Central Cou- steals, Clayton Hakin had 8 points, 10 turnovers in the contest. gars faced the Gregory Gorillas for Ethan Femau had 7 points, 7 re- Gregory hit 20 of 43 from the the second round of District 12B bounds and 4 assists, Donald Irvin field for 47% , 12 of 17 from the line held Tuesday, March 1st in Grego- had 5 points and Seth Pistulka had 7 for 71%, and had 9 fouls and 4 tum- ry, and lost the contest 58-43. The rebounds, overs in the contest. Cougars ended the 2015-2016 sea- The Cougars hit 16 of 47 fromB/SC 12 19 34 43 son with a 13-9 record, the field for 34%, 3 of 4 from the G 13 25 36 58 Zach Sebern had 18 points and 3 line for 75%, and had 18 fouls and FROM THE NORTH END NE where she assisted her parents Continued from Page 5 with raising younger twin siblings. a large house made out of ement An uncle, James Dahlman, was a blocks. The word, "haunted' with large rancher/cattle buyer and went an arrow to the house is clearly on to become mayor of Omaha and visible. The home was "Kathyrn's become known as "The Cowboy Castle" which sat approximately Mayor." just west of where Roger and Tam- When the Rosebud opened for my Hotz's home now is. The picture settlement her family made its way above shows Mabel Jury Janssen to Fairfax opening a hardware store. and Gertrude Lynass(Hood)testing Kathyrn began teaching school in their climbing ability. The two gals Bonesteel and her beauty drew the were Burke teachers, admiration of many and is said to Katy and fellow teacher, Miss have had a long line of suitors in- Evans, who taught both the elemen- cluding a Dutch importer who lav- tary and high school in Burke's first ished her with all sorts of expensive schoolhouse (where the Courthouse gifts. Against the wishes of Katy, is now located), conceived the idea her parents closed their hardware to build a medieval castle. The gals store and moved to Massachusetts. employed Christ Haberger to make Katy moved in the opposite direc- cement blocks, which John Oran tion to Washington State where she and Cyrus Berch used to build the taught school rooming with Mr. and two story "castle" with square tur- Mrs. Adanirom Baldwin of Clarke- rets on each end. It was large and stone, Wash. She returned to South drafty and was to be heated by fire- Dakota settling in Burke and began places in each room. The two ladies teaching here while keeping up a fully intended to live in the castle correspondence with the Baldwins. but ran out of funds before it was She took the money from the livable. It was a Burke curiosity for sale of her castle to Mr. Pete and a number of years before it was sold purchased 160 acres east of Burke to Ed Pete who dismantled the un- building a crude little shack, a usual structure, small barn and dug a well and cave. Katy was born in 1875 in Mar- About this time Mrs. Baldwin, in shalltown, Iowa to Tobias and Ma- Washington died, and Katy wrote to ria Abbott Thompson. Katy was Mr. Baldwin telling him in glowing highly educated beginning at Chad- terms of her homestead and live- ron Academy in Neb. She then went stock in the Whetstone Creek hills. on to Chicago to further her educa- Mr. Baldwin proposed and asked tion. She returned to Hay Springs, her to marry him in Omaha prior to returning to her homestead east of Burke. Mr. Baldwin was appalled at what he saw when he arrived at Katy's homestead. Mr. Baldwin tried to get away from Katy at ev- ery turn, but she refused to leave his side. Finally, a neighbor came to the homestead with news (whether true or not we do not know) that Baldwin's son had died unexpect- edly, and Baldwin needed to come to Herrick to relay information via telegraph. While out of Katy's sight, he hopped a train was never seen again in these parts. From that point on she be- came known for her cruelty to her animals. She worked hard and ba- sically became a hermit. When her health began to fail, she finished out her life living at Potter's Home in Burke where she was relatively happy. She passed on July 24, 1965. Without a doubt she was one of our area's most eccentric and colorful characters. Anyone who remembers seeing her will never forget her. See you next week! By: Roger Wiltz Ring-a-Ding Ding! John! Grab my second rod! Some time ago, I believe it was in the Mitchell Daily Republic, The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6 I read an article about how much what we take home from the gro- food we waste. The story estimated cery store. After reading the that we waste up to forty percent of Continued on Page 7 Small, Progressive, New Holland and Vermeer Dealership in Burke, SD Seeking Service Technician. Benefit Package and Incentive Pay for motivated individuals. Wage dependant upon experience and skill level. 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