Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota on June 27, 1994 · 15
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Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota · 15

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Monday, June 27, 1994
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Rapid City Journal Monday, June 27, 1994 Local B3 Police seek missing Rapid City woman The Rapid City Police Department is trying to find a woman who lias been missing since Friday, according to a department press release. Tina Marie Marcotte, 30, was last seen early Friday morning. Marcotte is described as a 5-foot-8-lnch, 130-pound white woman with brown eyes and brown hair down to the middle of her back. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and an unknown top. Anyone with information about Marcotte's whereabouts can contact the Rapid City Police Department at 394-4131. IFF M I Hi u h r i r HP Mickelson elected to Blue Shield board Two people, including former South Dakota first lady Linda Mickelson, have been elected to the Board of Directors for South Dakota Blue Shield. Mickelson was appointed to fill the term of Don Ham, a former state legislator from Rapid City who died. Gene Mahan, a native of Burbank, was elected to a three-year term. Re-elected to the board were Dr. Lawrence W. Finney of Sioux Falls and Dr. Robert J. Neumayr of Yankton. The announcements were made at Mickelson South Dakota Blue Shield's annual meeting in Rapid City on June 9. Other members of the board include: Dr. Michael J. Brown of Spearfish, James B. Dunn of Lead, Dr. Thomas J. Huber of Pierre, Dr. James C. Larson of Watertown, Dr. W.O. Rossing of Sioux Falls, Dr. Ronald R. Tesch of Brookings and John R Waltner of Freeman. Officers of the corporation include: Dr. Lawrence W. Finney, chairman of the board; James B. Dunn of Lead, vice chairman of the board; Ben Johnson of Sioux Falls, president; Peter Galindo of Sioux Falls, executive vice president; Phil Davis of Sioux Falls, vice president and secretary; and Leon Miller of Sioux Falls, vice president and treasurer. J' ! I. '" " u ? ' V wi Journal photo by Stevt McEnroe Pets Of the week: These little white domestic short-hair cats and their mother are available for adoption at the Rapid City Animal Shelter, 1820 E. St. Patrick St. They are all litter-box trained and well-mannered. For more about pets available at the animal shelter, watch KEVN-TV at 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. CHEYSLEE-PLYMOUTE CiPgip f Plymouth Voyager Get air conditioning and automatic at no extra charge. f- Plymouth Grand Voyager Get up to $1,000 in option package values? Chrysler Town & Country Plus get up to 1,063 in cash back and option discounts. m CHRYSLER F5T THE MINIVAN STORE" See Your Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer. Wyoming fire cirews battle small blazes GILLETTE, Wyo. - Volunteer fire crews from Campbell County contained a fire Sunday afternoon that scorched as much as 720 acres of prairie east of Wright, a department spokesman said. And, while crews mopped up that fire, another, smaller grass blaze popped up northeast of Gillette, threatening a small coal mine nearby. Crews reported that the second fire was under control by about 7:45 p.m., according to Tom Johnson, the department's public Information officer. While neither fire caused damage to structures, the smaller fire, dubbed the "Fort Union" fire, at one point threatened equipment and coal at the Fort Union coal mine, Johnson said. A crew of 16 contained it, he said, while a crew of 26 firefighters fought the larger fire. Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour hampered efforts to contain both fires, Johnson said. The department hadn't determined the cause of the blazes Sunday night, he said. Johnson said the young 1994 fire season for the department had been busier than average with the volunteers responding to 85 calls this year, or three per day. Berkhout uses humor at GOP convention PIERRE (AP) - Jan Berkhout did not give the dull academic speech at the state Republican Convention that one might have expected Friday of a university professor-turned politician. He all but had the crowd rolling in the aisles with one-liners. Lots of them. Not that there wasn't substance to the speech, which was peppered with political attacks on his November opponent, Democratic Rep. Tim Johnson. "A lot of you may wonder why I'm running against Tim Johnson," Berkhout said. "I voted against him four times. It didn't work. He's still there." Berkhout, a University of South Dakota professor of industrial psychology, admitted some may be confused by his first name (which is pronounced Yon). "It's a traditional name in my family ... and, hey, it was my turn. "If you can't handle Jan, try Dutch. It worked for Ronald Reagan, maybe it'll work for me." The GOP candidate, who is chairing the convention, said Johnson sponsored legislation to reduce federal spending but then stalled its consideration. "The message is that Tim Johnson wants to have spending cuts, and the reality is, he doesn't." Berkhout said the nation needed health reform but not heavy-handed government to bring it about. "We don't need a massive Washington-based bureaucracy telling us how to get sick and how to get better," he said. Federal mandates have forced local governments to increase property taxes, Berkhout said, adding that it is time to put more fiscal conservatives in Congress. "If you want to control property taxes in South Dakota, you're going to have to get Tim Johnson out of tl) House of Representatives and Jan Berkhout in it." He also criticized his opponent for supporting President Clinton's budget and the increased taxes that went with it. South Dakotans' tax bills increased by $520 million, Berkhout said. "This is equivalent to shutting down two John Morrells plants in one year." ' "Remember the tax. Give Johnson the ax," he said to close his convention speech. South Dakotans on battlefield committee CROW AGENCY, Mont. - Three South Dakotans have been appointed to an Indian Memorial Advisory Committee at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The committee will advise Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on design and site selection for a memorial to Indian participants in the 1874 Battle of the Little Bighorn. Among the committee's 11 members are: Arthur Amiotte, Custer, S.D., an Oglala Sioux and professional artist known for his works depicting the past and present of Northern Plains Indians. Leonard Bruguier, -Vermillion, S.D., a Yankton Sioux and director of the Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota. Gay Kingman, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, a former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians and now public relations director for the National Indian Gaming Association. Others on the committee are: Historian Paul Andrew Hutton, Albuquerque, N.M.; landscape architect Richard Pohl, Bozeman; artist Kevin Red Star, Red Lodge; Northern Cheyenne Carol Redcherries, Lame Deer; Arikara Donald Malnourie, Garrison, N.D.; Arapahoe Dennis Sun Rhodes, St. Paul, Minn.; Crow Linda Pease, Lodge Grass; and Sioux Chauncey Whitright, Wolf Point. Vermillion flood controls proposed PARKER (AP) - Flood control measures for the Vermillion River basin should include building a large dam and dredging a 15-mile channel at Lake Thompson, a study group said. A group of more than 70 federal, state and local officials wrapped up a weeklong review Friday with a report that lists 16 basin issues and solutions. Every local concern is addressed in the report, said Sheryl Zaun of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Many of the group's recommendations would have multiple uses, she said. A dam, for instance, would stop the flow of water and also allow for recreational use, said Zaun. The Turner County Commission asked for the study after flooding last year devastated the area. Commissioners in the basin's nine counties likely will hold a cooperative meeting to discuss the recommendations and coordinate any plans for the bajin. City crew douses small grass fire A bird on a wire ignited a blaze on the ground in northeast Rapid City Sunday afternoon. The Rapid City Fire Department quickly stomped out a small grass fire near the intersection of East Omaha and Cambell Streets Sunday evening. The 30-by-100 foot fire ignited when a small bird burst into flames on an overhead powerlme, then fell to the tall grass below, according to firefighter Mike Roesler. The telltale charred remains of the bird were found near a pole. The crew had the small blaze out and mopped up within minutes. Range of option discounti depend on model & option $113-11,000 discount package 1nd on model nd re baaed on total value of package items v usual discounted package. Civic calendar Douglas Board of Education 7 p.m. Monday in the Douglas Central Office Agenda items: Open forum, a time when people can address the board on issues not on the agenda. Public hearing on the district's request to be exempt from state administrative rules regarding the length of the school year. Approve resolution to transfer $125,000 in capital outlay reserve funds to the capital outlay budget to purchase school vehicles. Annual report of the Box Elder Douglas Community Library. Approve student handbooks for all the schools. Award contracts for hay cutting, school cars and garbage hauling. Report on buildings and grounds. Approve job descriptions for child care supervisor, child care assistant and child care aide. Consider non-resident enrollment applications for 1994-95.

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