New Commissioner Ready to Go

Butte County News News

BELLE FOURCHE-The newest member of the Butte County Commission will take his seat Tuesday, July 2. 

  Terry Batterman was elected by one vote in his run against Sue Broadhurst.

Who is Batterman? 

  He is a husband, father, and grandfather with a background working with Northwestern Bell (now known as Lumen), where he still works.

Born in 1954 in Parkston, SD, Batterman attended Dakota State College from 1973-1977 pursuing a teaching career in teaching secondary education with a Major in Physical Education, Minor in Business Administration, and a Minor in Biology.

After working for a time for Northwestern Bell in Belle Fourche migrating rural lines from eight party lines to private services in the Nisland, Newell, and Vale areas, he moved to Chamberlain, SD.

He and his wife, Linette, have two children and four grandchildren.

In 1991, Batterman returned to the Belle Fourche area where he has lived at the same residence since.

Batterman has been an active part of the community, serving young and more mature members. He has participated in helping with 4-H rodeos, been part of the Belle Fourche Planning and Zoning Board, and is currently serving on the city Airport Board. For eight years he assisted in the Belle Fourche Roundup Parade line up.

As an employee of Lumen, Batterman’s duties include working as one of three in the state of South Dakota which supports the installation of and maintenance of 30-911 Centers.

He is looking forward to serving Butte County as a County Commission.

“The big thing is Butte County still stands for ranching and rural life. As I look at what’s happening around the world, this is a great place to live and have my children and grandchildren with myself and Linette,” he said.