April 2015

By Owen Anderson, FSA CED, Sanborn and Jerauld counties
FSA Calendar:
Apr. 21: Sorghum Referendum Deadline.
May 25: Memorial Day holiday – Closed.
May 31: 2014 row crop/feed grain marketing assistance loan application deadline.
June 1: HEL/WL compliance certification deadline for 2016 crop insurance.; ARCPLC annual enrollment begins for both 2014 and 2015.
Burn Bans are in effect for both Sanborn and Jerauld counties. If you were expecting to burn CRP (or anything else) you need to either wait until the burn ban is lifted or change your plan.
Operation Changes:  Please report changes in land ownership, land rental agreements and legal status (estates, partnerships, corporations, trusts and joint ventures) to FSA as soon as you can. If the paperwork isn’t done you don’t get paid or someone might have to pay money back.
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) reminder: Livestock that die due to and within 60 days of an eligible weather event must be reported within 30 days of loss. FSA needs to know your livestock inventory, what you lost, where, when and why. All losses should be documented as ineligible losses can be used to meet program deductibles.
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Harvey Coulthard


Harvey Coulthard    Harvey William Coulthard, 70, of Woonsocket died Sunday April 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church with Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian, with military rites by the Woonsocket American Legion Post 29.  Visitation will be Friday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Harvey was born Aug. 7, 1944, to Theodore and Bessie (Scott) Coulthard. He was later joined by his sister, Jane.
He attended country schools in Sanborn and Miner counties and graduated from Artesian High School in 1962. He attended Glenview Congregational Church north of Fedora for all his childhood years.
He lived in the Artesian area, working for Leland (Ole) Olson, until he was drafted into the US Army in 1966. He served in Vietnam, operating a crane with the 34th Engineers, until 1968. He continued working for Ole following his time in the service.
Harvey married Barbara Stoley on Sept. 4, 1970. They made their home in Woonsocket, where they raised two children, Travis and Tara.
Throughout his adult life, he worked for Parker Implement, Artesian Pheasant Enterprises and Local Lumber & Supply. He also ran his own carpentry/construction business, Coulthard Construction, for many years.
Harvey was a volunteer firefighter with the Woonsocket Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed watching sports and attended many of the local sporting events. He spent a lot of time doing genealogy research and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandsons.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Travis, of Woonsocket; daughter, Tara (Ryan) Carter of Hot Springs;  two grandsons; a sister, Jane (Daryl) and family of Laurel, Neb.; father- and mother-in-law, Harlan and Dolores Stoley, of Highmore; and sisters-in-law, Peggy Iverson and family of Sioux Falls, Jean Stoley and family of Gretna, Neb., Laura (Blaine) Bulas and family of Hastings, Neb., and Dona (Mike) Deal of Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Bessie; step-mother, Frances; step‐sister, Daisy Hilgenberg; and sister- and brother-in-law, Carol and Chuck Geier.

Edwin Goethals

Seattle, Wash.

Photo Goethals EdwinEdwin Goethals, age 88, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Letcher, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Firesteel Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, at Serviceman’s Memorial Cemetery.
Edwin Goethals was born Dec. 13, 1926, to Edward and Germaine (VanLaecken) Goethals in Sanborn County. Edwin worked on the family farm until enlisting in the Army during World War II. He served in the Special Vehicle Operation in Japan and achieved the rank of corporal.
After the war he returned to South Dakota and went to work for the Sanborn County Highway Dept. as a road grader operator. Edwin married Leona (Jean) Estabrook in 1949 and their son, Timothy, was born in September of 1951. Edwin moved with his wife and son to Seattle, Wash. in 1953, where their daughter Penny was born.
Edwin worked in trucking for Boeing in Seattle, Wash., followed by Select Transportation and Horizon Transportation in Tacoma, Wash. He retired at age 65 as a member of the Western Conference of Teamsters.
He lived in Fife, Wash. until September 2014, when he moved to Mitchell to be near family. He resided at Countryside Manor until his move to Firesteel two weeks prior to his death.
Edwin is survived by his daughter, Penny Royals of Mitchell; son, Timothy (Linda) Christensen of Mitchell; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Dobson of Wellington, Colo., Janette Anton of Salt Lake City, Utah and Margaret (Duane) Amundson of Bishop, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Cameil (Jack) Goethals.

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