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F Continued from Page 9 12. CURRENT AUDIT FINDING AND RECOMMENDATION F_tadh A material weakness in internal controls was noted due to a lack of "--- proper segregation of duties existed for the revenues. This is the tenth consecutive audit in which a similar deficiency has been reported. 1. We recommend that the Mu- nicipality of Burke officials be cog- nizant of this lack of segregation of duties for revenues and attempt to provide compensating internal con- trols whenever, and wherever, pos- sible and practical. Management's Response: The Municipality of Burke May- or, Thomas Glover, is the contact person responsible for the corrective action plan for this comment. This comment is due to the size of the Municipality of Burke, which pre- cludes staffing at a level sufficient to provide an ideal environment for internal controls. We are aware of this problem and are attempting to develop policies and provide com- pensating controls. MARTIN L. GUINDON, CPA, AUDITOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT Published twice at a total approx- imate cost of $41.10. HERRICK BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES The Town of Herrick Board of Trustees met in regular session Monday, 03 October 2016, in the old city hall. Trustees present were: Shawn Claussen, Angie Minkos and Julie Nelson. Finance Officer Fara- bee was also present. Others pres- ent. Member of the community. Board president Claussen called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. The agenda was approved on a motion by Minkos, seconded by Nelson. Motion carried. The min- utes of the 09-12-2016 meeting were approved on a motion by Minkos, seconded by Nelson. Motion car- ded. The reports presented by the Finance Office were approved on a motion by Claussen, seconded by Minkos. Motion carried. Resident input: Subjects discussed were; dogs, goats, trash, abandoned vehicles, kids in streets throwing rocks, vehicles speeding on city streets. Letters to offenders. Claims: Rosebud Electric Coopera- tive Inc., $308.76 electricity, Tripp County Water User District $96.00 water, The Burke Gazette $56.63 publishing, Rue $200.00 labor, Fi- nance Office $230.87 payroll. Total: $892.26. Business: 1) Appropriations Ordinance sec- ond presentation. Ok. 2) No town equipment on private drives. Ok. 3) Snow fence. 16 October 2016 set as date to install. 4) Tax Levy certified to County Au- ditor. Ok. 5) Streeets. Claussen and Rue work- ing. 6) Special Event, beer only, Ap- plication from Herrick American Legion. Application approved. Li- cense issued. 7) Park closed. Huge thanks to Don Young and Shawn Claussen. 8) In conjunction with spring clean- up there will be a large roll-off dumptser available for non-burn- able material. More information in April 2017. 9) Herrick Board of Trustee meet- ings will be in Herrick American Legion Hall at 7:00 PM starting in November 2016 through March 2017. Alcohol beverage permits: Special Event, beer only, application from Herrick American Legion. See item 6. Next meeting: As needed Next regular monthly meet- ing will be" Monday, 07 November 2016 at 7:00 PM, that is 7:00 PM, in the Herrick American Legion Hall. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM Shawn Claussen Board PR ATTEST: Roy Farabee Finance Officer Published once at a total ap- proximate cost of $27.23. Commissioners Proceedings GREGORY COUNTY COM- MISSION SPECIAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS A special meeting of the Greg- ory County Commission was held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Burke with the fol- lowing members present: Lance Matucha, Jeff Johnson and Myron Johnson. Members absent: Darrell Bentz and Jessy Biggins. Also pres- ent: Jim Waterbury, Auditor, Brad Ellwanger, Highway Superinten- dent and 15 members of the public. Myron Johnson, Chairman, opened the meeting and stated the purpose of the public meeting was to review a draft of the 5-year coun- ty highway/bridge plan. Brad Ellwanger, Highway Su- perintendent, went over the plan and asked for public comments and questions. The 8 miles of oil road by St. Charles was discussed. The public in attendance supported the county's proposed plan to put a 3-inch lift of gravel on top of the oil surface. The oil roads south and north of Dallas were discussed and every- one in attendance agreed the blade patching has improved the road. Various gravel roads were dis- cussed along with the timetable for complete gravel overlays. Chairman Johnson adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Myron Johnson, Chairman ATTEST: James Waterbury, Auditor Published once at a total ap- proximate cost of $18.27. CHASING HAWK Continued from Page 4 out high school. He was part of the 1987 State B Teener Team that won the championship. He then went to two years of College at Dakota State in Madison, South Dakota. He worked various jobs includ- ing working at Nolz Dragline and Construction, Fort Randall Casino, Rainbow Play Systems and his final job at Divine Concrete. His sum- mer passion was softball. His team, Mad Dogs, consisted of his family including brothers, his sister, son, daughter, nieces, nephews, cousins and all his brothers and sisters he met along the way. He won a lot of awards throughout his softball career. He was known for his athletic ability on third base and for hitting homeruns. Mad Dogs won the 2009 State Co- Ed tournament, and won the 2016 Wagner Softball League Tourna- ment. These are just some of the tournaments they placed in. He loved spending time with family, his kids, and friends. He en- joyed teasing his nieces and neph- ews and had a nickname for all of them. Everyone will miss his end- less teasing on Facebook and in life. Glen is survived by his mother, Velma Chasing Hawk of Bonesteel, SD; brothers: Cliff Jr. of Bonesteel, SD; Dean of Bonesteel, SD; Todd (Sandra) Chasing Hawk of Hitch- cock, SD; sisters: Beverly (Wade Sr.) of Bonesteel, SD and Brenda (Byron Sr.) of Bonesteel, SD; Rus- sell (Loretta) of Winner, SD; his uncles: Norman of Winner, SD; Melvin of Wagner, SD; Steven of Vermillion, SD; Richard, Jr. of Sioux City, IA; his aunts: Veronica Valandra of Rapid City, SD; Pauline (Ernie) Pourier of Winnebago; San- dra (Leonard) Medicine Eagle of Mosher; Becky Sitting Bear of Win- ner; and Clara (Wilfred) Boneshirt of Sioux Falls; his children: Jonah, Jade, Isaac, Trevor and his fiancr, Jill Shipman and boys; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special Godson, Dean III (Yamni) and a special sister Nicole Chasing Hawk- Bruguier, also known as "Co Co". The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10 ROG'S ROD Continued from Page 7 The team members decided to crawl through the darkness to Sgt. Phleger's position, but they found nothing. The remainder of the night was spent at 100% alert - rifles ready. At daylight they resumed their search and found the ser- geant's rifle and gear where he had placed them. Further out they found his hat and poncho liner soaked in blood along with drag marks that led down the ridge. They followed the trail that led to Sgt. Phleger's body. It had been entirely devoured from the waist up. As the team attempted to radio what they had found, they heard the deafening roar of a tiger fifteen feet away! The men fired their weapons as the tiger fled. As the men pre- pared to extract Phleger's remains, the tiger returned, taking a position between the body and the menl The men fired again. One threw a gre- nade as the tiger slipped away. A later autopsy revealed that the tiger had seized and broken Phleger's neck. Mercifully his death was in- stantaneous. The cunning, the stealth, the boldness of the tiger were remark- able. In speaking of boldness or audacity, days later a different unit was doing an extraction in another part of the A Shau Valley. When the big CH-46 helicopter landed and dropped its ramp, the team hustled aboard. Sgt. Michael Larkins hung back from the prop blast to make sure all his men were aboard. At the same instant, observant team members signaled Larkins from the copter to turn around! Luckily Larkins raised his rifle as he turned. He was being charged by a tiger! A shot to the head dropped the tiger less than 15 feet from Larkins' posi- tion. Whether it was the same cat that killed Phleger remains a mys- tery today. With the way this column gets around, I will undoubtedly hear from soldiers who were familiar with the A Shau Valley and the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Were tigers a con- cern? I think we'll find out. See you next week. As you read today's col- umn, Mike and I are on our way to Smithers, British Columbia. Thank God I'm hunting moose instead of tigers. Community Driw Set 19th A Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Octo- ber 19th, at the Burke Civic Center from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Con- tact Elaine or Bev at 775-2641 to make an appointment or call United Blood Services at 1-800-917-4929 for more information. The fall marks the beginning of spending time with family and friends; watching football, celebrat- ing Thanksgiving, the Holiday, and the New Year. But for patients in need of blood, those moments can be filled with uncertainty as they fight illnesses, injury, or heal from surgery. One way to give thanks for your health, and take care of those around you, is to donate blood. Ev- ery two or three seconds someone in this country needs blood. Hospitals don't close for holidays, and the need for blood never goes away. It can only come from a volunteer like Continued on Page 11 Tom's Wild Will Be Open For Business This Year! Contact Kurt Frank at 682-8364 or Lonnie Liewer at 830-2760 for more details James Marsh Post # 28 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Burke VFW Post Home Pancakes Sausage Eggs All proceeds will go to help support various Legion Projects throughout the year.