Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tod Stoneberger Obit

Tod Stoneberger
Mar 14 1936 - Jan 15 2010

Tod Stoneberger 73 of Deadwood passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Lead/Deadwood Hospital.
A memorial gathering was held Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the VFW Post 5969 10 Pine Street in Deadwood, SD. A private family graveside service was held at the Black Hills National Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.

Survivors include his wife Virginia of Deadwood, children Brenda LaBau of Belle Fourche, Beth Bury of Rapid City, Brett “Stoney” Stoneberger of Gordon, NE, Vickie Clapper, Robert Brown, and Stephanie Fuller all of Sacramento, CA, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the relief victims of Haiti in Tod’s name.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother.
A guestbook is currently available at this LINK

Saturday, January 16, 2010

BNSF Railroad Snow Plow in Nebraska 1-13-2010

These snow drifts are 10 feet tall or more. Don't think Al Gore was there or interested!

Deadwoodians ~~~ Reader Comment and Suggestion to 2010 Plan

Dick, speaking of famous Deadwoodians (we are, aren't we?), I seem to remember that you won the South Dakota Soap Box Derby back in the day -- and then went to the nationals?

If I'm right, I think some of your readers would like to hear about it. I know I would.

Jack Sears, Class of '58

DickD Reply: Thanks Jack . . . both for your comments and article suggestion. My unexpected win at the Lead SD Soap Box Derby in 1948 was an amazing personal experience. The Lead win included a paid family trip to Akron, Ohio. I raced again in the US National Soap Box Derby event. The winner in my heat went on to place second.

It might be an interesting research, but lets see how it goes, please email me.

I like your term Deadwoodians!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Adams Museum featured in Wild West Magazine

The Wild West Magazine has featured the Deadwood Adams Museum and the Adams house as "Places to Visit".

Select Old West New West to read complete feature.

Feature image

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sounds Like a 2010 Plan

Lately, I have not been able to generate the same amount of interest and zeal of my past articles. Some my research is discouragingly unreachable like Coach Ferguson's Memoirs and his view of DHS. Here is an untold gem of history that might give all of us insight why "Fergie" made such an unique impact on our education and ethic.

Other of my fellow blogger friends have also weathered similar writing effects when their "have to" overpowered their "want to". That being said, I still believe that there are many more dhsclassmate articles that remain to be discovered and other fresh ideas that will surface. Serendipity seems to work well for me. Also, I really appreciate your support and interest.

I plan to take a fresh breath and start digging!! DickD

Monday, January 4, 2010

Featured Photographer ~ Charlie Corbeil

Charlie Corbeil
Art Specialty: Visual Art, Photography

Charlie Corbeil is a retired engineer who has had an interest in photography for many years. He has had one-man shows in Sandusky, OH, and Hilton Head, SC, and has received numerous awards for his work. He acquired his first SLR digital camera in 2002 and now produces his prints on an inkjet printer. He has traveled to all the States, Ecuador, Bahamas, Panama, and Galapagos Islands to record nature. Locally in Florida, he favors Viera wetlands and Black Point Wildlife Drive on Merritt Island. It is his hope that these pictures will encourage people to continue to preserve the habitat that is needed by these beautiful creatures.

Click to see Charlie Corbeil's web site. He provides access to 40 galleries and 872 images for viewing. Charlie is also featured on fellow dhsclassmate Marge Bell's blog Space Coast Beach Buzz.

The following images are "Blue Herron Nesting" and "Snow Geese and Moon".