NewsJuly 18 2018

Winter Wheat harvest in full swing

Posted by Lucy

Winter Wheat harvest in full swing 
 
JD combines work their way through a field of winter wheat Sunday afternoon south of Kennebec. The winter wheat harvest has been in full swing for the past week across Lyman County. Some producers will try cutting spring wheat by the end of the week or beginning of next week. Julie Mews at Dakota Mill & Grain in Presho reports a good winter wheat harvest overall. The numbers have been very good with protein from 12-13 and weighing 60 pounds and above. Yields have been reported from 65-75 bushels per acre. As of Tuesday, Dakota Mill had taken in over 250,000 bushels. Current new crop prices for winter wheat are $4.87 at Presho and spring wheat at $4.97. Todd Longville at Agtegra in Kennebec reported that winter wheat crops are running about the same as Presho. New crop prices in Kennebec for winter wheat are $4.79 and spring wheat is $4.83.

NewsJuly 18 2018

Lyman Achievement Days Thursday & Friday

Posted by Lucy

Lyman Achievement Days Thursday & Friday 

   Indoor projects and livestock exhibits by youth from around the county will be exhibited during the annual 4-H Achievement Days competition Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27 in Kennebec. 
  Achievement Days opens Thursday with set up at noon in the Kennebec gym. Individuals may enter 4-H and open exhibits between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm for judging.  
  According to Laura Alexander, Lyman/Brule County 4-H adviser, Achievement Days is an event for 4-H members to celebrate what they have accomplished and have learned over the past year.  
  Lyman County Achievement Days is a family event. There will be games and fun activities for kids and adults throughout the two days. Thursday from 4-5 pm will be Ag Olympics and Friday games will be played from 10-12 pm.  
  The Eastern Star will sell concessions in the lunch room both days. 
  The annual 4-H BBQ is set for 6:30 pm Friday night prior to the Premium Sale at 7:00 pm. The BBQ is sponsored by Bankwest of Kennebec and Bankwest Insurance of Presho, the BBQ is prepared by the American Legion of Kennebec and Reliance and served by the American Auxiliary. 
  The indoor exhibit hall will be open until 8 pm Friday.

NewsJuly 11 2018

Winner announced for gun raffle

Posted by Lucy

Winner announced for gun raffle 
 
The Lyman County Museum sold tickets for a gun as a fundraiser for the museum. They drew the winner Saturday, June 23 during the Scavenger Journey. The winner of the Winchester Model 94 38-55 was Larry Juhnke, Kennebec. Presenting the gun to Larry were left, Mary Lou Urban and Donna Cole.

NewsJuly 11 2018

Posted by Lucy

Hometown Hero
 
 By Angela Eves/LCH
 
   On Saturday, June 30 a family of four were traveling from Olathe, Kansas to Kelso, Washington to visit family for the 4th of July. They stopped by Hutch’s Cafe for a quick bite to eat. While it started off as a normal meal at a local cafe it quickly turned into an urgent life threatening situation.  
   One of the members of the family, Jerry Robillard, started to choke on a hamburger he was eating. A couple of his family members attempted to give him the Heimlich Maneuver, but because Robillard was situated on the inside of the booth they were unsuccessful. Robillard was in a car accident approximately ten years ago, which had left him with a traumatic brain injury. Because of this injury he is unable to stand on his own. This was making the situation more difficult as the family was unable to get him out of the booth quickly. 
   Hutch’s owner Bret McClanahan noticed the situation that was unfolding in the dining room and quickly rushed to get employee Dan Lebeda, who is a former emergency medical technician. “I knew that Dan would know what to do,” stated McClanahan.  
  By this point Robillard’s lips had started to turn blue. Lebeda quickly grabbed Robillard by his shirt to pull him out of the booth and performed the Heimlich Maneuver. After several attempts the food dislodged from his throat and color returned to his lips.  
  I was just happy to be there,” shared Lebeda. “As any EMT would tell you, if you receive a thank you from someone, that’s more than you can ask for.”  
  While Lebeda has not worked as a EMT in many years he states, “It is one of the most enjoyable things I have done in my life.” 
  As the family was leaving the restaurant Lebeda took the opportunity to teach them the correct way to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. 
  The family was able to continue their trip onto Kelso, Washington. And for that they were very grateful!
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