Bison Courier

With safety being one of our top priorities at West River Cooperative Telephone Company, the Annual Meeting will, again, be held “drive-in” style. Please join us at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Bison, SD and enjoy the Annual Meeting from the comfort of your vehicle! Registration will begin at...
   Cash Schiley, 13 year-old son of Roy and Karin Schiley of Meadow, SD received 2nd place in the bull riding event at the South Dakota Junior High Finals Rodeo, held May 22nd-24th at the James Kjerstad Event Center in Rapid City, SD. Schiley’s second place finish would have qualified him for the...
   Republicans went to the polls last Tuesday to cast ballots for two US Congressional seats in the primary election. Incumbent senator Mike Rounds won over his opponent Scyller J. Borglum in a close race, 308 – 292.  Newcomer and northwest South Dakota native Liz Marty May won over incumbent...
Greg Jensen, Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes, was a visitor to the  board room in the county’s court house last week. Commissioners invited him there to discuss the rate that the county pays for indigent burials. Currently set at $1,525, that rate hasn’t changed since 1994.  Jensen told commissioners...
Although no definite decision was made yet, the Perkins County Commission and the highway superintendent have discussed what to do with the newly renovated Theater Road in Lemmon when the frost comes out in the spring. Right now, that road is a main route for heavy trucks leaving Highway 12 on the...
The spirit of Christmas was upon those in attendance at the 2nd Annual Yule Duel. The Bison Commercial Club and the Feed Lot sponsored this year’s singing charity event held at the American Legion on December 8th. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider were available as well as sweet treats, and Santa...
In a special meeting on August 27, Bison school board members met with Samuel Kerr, Rapid City, who is an attorney with Lynn, Jackson, Schultz and Lebrun. Kerr concentrates on educational law.  The local school board is seeking Kerr’s assistance in getting some lingering building issues resolved...
Russ Peacock recently traveled to Forsyth, Montana to compete in the 2019 Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match. Rifles used at this match are close or exact copies of the rifles used in the late 1800’s when the buffalo were hunted on the northern plains. Targets are steel, and are a variety of shapes,...
 Crews will begin culvert repairs along Highway 79 from the North Dakota border south for 13 miles and along Highway 20 from 10 miles west of Reva to Prairie City, beginning Thursday, Aug. 22. The asphalt milling will begin around Sept. 2 on both routes. The work being done on this project includes...
South Dakota’s US Senator John Thune made a pit stop in Bison last Monday afternoon. Thune was on a mission to travel the state, meeting with constituents to discuss many varied topics.  It was a small group that greeted him in the court room of the Perkins County courthouse but there were some...

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