The Messenger - August 2021

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Our Internet Service Opens Up A World of Possibilities

As this school year begins, let’s celebrate old friends reunited in the classroom and new possibilities explored at home. With our super-fast internet, your household has access to virtually unlimited ways to learn. VR headsets and apps can transport your children to outer space, take them on safari, or make them feel like they’re inside a famous painting. Social media builds connections and inspires creativity, and streaming videos offer lessons on any subject.


Notice of Forfeiture of Property Rights

Notice is hereby given that the records of Midstate Communications, Inc., indicate that the following named persons, firms or entities are entitled to receive the amount shown from Midstate Communications, Inc.

Name Address Check Amount
Jay And Lisa Johnson 37501 SD Highway 50 Geddes, SD 57342-6812 $125.42
Dan & Nancy Nachtigal 27690 367th Ave Platte, SD 57369-6300 $126.14
Nobles Rock Railroad PO Box 2534 Green Bay, WI 54306-2534 $128.46
Darwin Wilkins PO Box 773 Platte, SD 57369-0773 $131.34
Jennifer Estrada 205 Wisconsin Ave Geddes, SD 57342-2144 $142.17
Darrin & Stacey Erickson 35833 277th St Platte, SD 57369-6232 $142.35
Clarence & Jean Boyd PO Box 130 Lake Andes, SD 57356-0130 $151.90
Charles D Olson 10453 N 9th St Phoenix, AZ 85020-1584 $158.50
Royal & Shari Archer PO Box 2112 Aberdeen, SD 57402-2112 $160.62
Don & Carl Vonsternberg Ensz 415 Prince St Alexandria, VA 22314-3113 $161.60
Platte Funeral Chapel PO Box 363 Platte, SD 57369-0363 $167.12
Dennis R & Tammie Merkwan PO Box 225 Geddes, SD 57342-0225 $178.88
Kenny & Monica Sorenson 38790 296th St Lake Andes, SD 57356-6836 $180.86
Brian Mohr 19535 Jes Pl Pierre, SD 57501-7501 $181.28
Par & Wendy Ellis Vanrooyen Turk 306 N Courtland St Chamberlain, SD 57325-1236 $206.85
Joseph & Amy Cottier PO Box 25 Martin, SD 57551-0025 $219.02
Barbara Dufrain PO Box 75 Platte, SD 57369-0075 $329.79
B & L Business Enterprises, Inc 127 Orion Ave Pierre, SD 57501-5664 $394.90
Ultimate Outdoor Advent 2900 E 26th St Ste 310 Sioux Falls, SD 57103-4060 $529.98
Farmers Fed Pork Coop 509 Dakota Ave Wahpeton, ND 58075-4414 $593.71
Lavoyce Loudner 325 C Ave Pukwana, SD 57370 $127.03
James & Sandy Houska PO Box 816 Hill City, SD 57745 $130.08
Michael Schaefer PO Box 124 Oacoma, SD 57365 $135.12
Joann Grohs PO Box 93 Wessington Springs, SD 57382 $135.70
Taylor Sturgeon PO Box 783 Chamberlain, SD 57325 $145.09
AT&T PO Box 2971 Omaha, NE 68103-2971 $145.68
DBL DISTRIBUTING, INC. 16648 N 94th St Scottsdale, AZ 85260 $364.07
FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE 4121 Wilson Boulevard Tenth Floor Arlington, VA 22203 $500.00
WILTEL COMM. PO Box 22102 Tulsa, OK 74121 $3,962.94

This amount will be forfeited to Midstate Communications, Inc., six months after the date of the first publication of this notice unless the money is claimed and proper evidence of ownership is submitted to Midstate within the six month period.

For further information contact Chad Mutziger, General Manager at Midstate Communications, Inc., PO Box 48, Kimball, SD 57355-0048 or call (605) 778-6221

Chad Mutziger's signature - Dated this 10th Day of June, 2021. By Chad Mutziger Midstate Communications, Inc. General Manager

Save the Date for the Annual Meeting

The 69th Annual Meeting of Members of the Midstate Communications Cooperative will be held in-person on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. We cordially invite all of our members to join us for the Annual Meeting of Members at the Kimball High School gymnasium. We will have great food, fun, and prizes for all those who attend. Our free customer appreciation meal begins at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting and entertainment to follow at 6:30 p.m.


Important Dates to Remember

Please mark the following dates regarding our billing schedule on your calendar. Bills are mailed the last business day of each month and payment is due on the 20th of the month. Paying on time saves frustrating calls and unwanted late fees.

Last Business Day of Each Month
–Bills mailed out from Midstate’s office

5th of Each Month
– Disconnect of all accounts with a 30 day balance

20th of Each Month
– Bills are due in either Midstate office by 12:00 p.m.

20th of Each Month
– Overdue notices mailed out and late fees will be applied to all delinquent accounts.

All Midstate bills are due upon receipt. Any bills that have not been received by the 5th of the following month will be disconnected. To be reconnected, the bill must be paid in full and will be subject to a down payment and appropriate reconnect fees.


Midstate Pays Out Over $392,000 in Gross Receipt Taxes

Gross receipt taxes of $392,858.80 for 2020 were recently paid by Midstate Communications to the State of South Dakota. Midstate is taxed at a rate of four percent of gross receipts. The tax is paid to the state, and in turn, the state dispurses these taxes to the appropriate school districts in the county based on the revenue generated by the customers in each school district.

Our communities, particularly our school districts, will continue to grow and thrive with every dollar you spend locally with Midstate, since those dollars stay close to home rather than being shipped out to corporate headquarters in another state.

Thanks for your support of Midstate as the local communications provider. By making that choice, our whole community wins.


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