Introduced by:    Senators Lucas, Adelstein, Begalka, Bradford, Brown, Buhl, Ewing, Frerichs, Heineman (Phyllis), Holien, Hunhoff (Jean), Johnston, Jones, Kirkeby, Krebs, Lederman, Maher, Monroe, Novstrup (Al), Olson (Russell), Omdahl, Otten (Ernie), Peters, Rampelberg, Rave, Rhoden, Soholt, Sutton, Tidemann, Tieszen, Van Gerpen, Vehle, Welke, and White and Representatives Schaefer, Bartling, Bolin, Cammack, Campbell, Conzet, Craig, Cronin, Dryden, Duvall, Ecklund, Erickson, Feickert, Feinstein, Gibson, Greenfield, Haggar (Don), Haggar (Jenna), Hajek, Hansen, Hawks, Hawley, Heinert, Hickey, Hoffman, Hunhoff (Bernie), Johns, Kaiser, Killer, Kirschman, Kopp, Latterell, Lust, Magstadt, May, Mickelson, Miller, Munsterman, Nelson, Novstrup (David), Olson (Betty), Otten (Herman), Parsley, Peterson, Qualm, Rasmussen, Ring, Romkema, Rounds, Russell, Schoenfish, Schrempp, Sly, Soli, Solum, Stalzer, Steele, Stevens, Tulson, Tyler, Verchio, Werner, Westra, Wick, Wink, and Wismer

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament.

    WHEREAS, Harold Thune served the Jones County School District for twenty-one years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. Harold was a distinguished high school basketball player and a successful coach who will be inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame this spring for those accomplishments; and

    WHEREAS, Harold enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II where he completed numerous missions, showed great aptitude as a pilot, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts; and

    WHEREAS, Jerald Applebee coached several sports and taught American history and government classes, and has been involved in the Jones County School District for thirty-two years.

Jerald also served as the principal for many years and then took over as the athletic director later on in his career; and

    WHEREAS, both Harold and Jerald were recognized for these achievements at the 45th Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament, which they originally helped start. They were honored by a dedication ceremony that renamed the city auditorium the Harold Thune Auditorium and the playing floor the Jerald Applebee Court:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature congratulates and honors Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee for their services to the town of Murdo and to the state of South Dakota.