NewsFebruary 15 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18

Posted by Lucy

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18
  
   Mark your calendar now, you don’t want to miss the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Presho set for Saturday March 18.
   The Blarney Commission has selected the date and announced the scheduled of events; As always a festive day filled with music and dancing and traditional food and drink has been planned.
Festivities start at dawn with Irish coffee being served across town. You’ll also want to check out the annual St. Pat’s rummage sale, being held at the American Lutheran Church.
   Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle fun run will begin at Jet Lanes at around 11:00 a.m. You’ll get the chance to Kiss the Chip o’ the Blarney Stone and receive a Certificate of Authenticity, as well as enjoy the music o’ the Irish bagpipes while you wait for the starter’s pistol to sound for the running of the annual Shuffle at noon. Local eateries will feature traditional Irish stew and corned beef, and plenty of green beer to complete the meal. 
   A group o’ fine young lads from the Irish village of Sioux Falls, the band Too Drunk to Fish, will play Irish tunes from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jet Lanes.
     The Grand Parade will commence at the corner of Main and Willow Street, near the Methodist Church at 2:00 and travel down Main. No need to register early, just show up prior to the start time and get in line. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes awarded. 
   There will be plenty of candy being handed out for the little folks. 
   At 8:00 p.m. more Irish music, dancing and merrymaking will commence at Jet Lanes when Neo Johnson takes the stage for an evening session of more Irish music and merrymaking.
   Come to Presho on this finest of days as we raise a toast to the Good Saint, and to the members of the Blarney Commission who founded this Grand Festival of the Irish.
 
 Erin go Bragh! 
 -Grand ole Blarney Commission

NewsFebruary 15 2017

Manger fundraiser a success

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Manger fundraiser a success

 A large crowd gathered at the Presho Firehall Sat., Feb. 11 for a benefit supper and auction for Sheila Manger, who is currently taking cancer treatments. The benefit was organized by members of the Prehso Fire Department with many community members donating auction items and food for the event. Organizers deemed the benefit a huge success.

NewsFebruary 08 2017

Presho Guardsman completes mission to Washington, DC

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Presho Guardsman completes mission to Washington, DC
 
Lucy Halverson/LCH
 
As a relatively new member of the National Guard, Casey Uthe of Presho recently completed a memorable assignment. Uthe is a member of South Dakota National Guard’s Sioux Falls based 235th military police company, which was one of the many units present at the January 20 inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States. The mission started Wed., Jan. 18 when the unit flew out of Sioux Falls to Washington, D.C. Uthe and his unit were housed at the FedEx Field, the home stadium of the Washington Redskins. I’d never been to Washington, D.C, or saw a big stadium like that either,” said Uthe. “We were on the fifth floor where the private suites are.” The guardsmen slept on cots set up in the hall, not in the suites. It was pretty nice,” said Uthe. On the day of the inauguration, Jan. 20, Uthe and his unit were up a little after midnight to prepare to arrive at their assigned gate location by 4:00 a.m. South Dakota’s military police unit assisted the Secret Service at the checkpoint along Pennsylvania Ave., one of the few not shut down by protesters. The protesters would group together and try to get in front of the gate to block people from getting in,” said Uthe. “The Metro police did a good job of keeping them out.” The unit returned to the stadium Friday evening and returned to South Dakota on Saturday. Uthe joined the 235th military police unit in December of 2015. This was his first mission. It was a privilege being there and serving,” said Uthe. “One I won’t forget.”

NewsFebruary 08 2017

Local teen served as page on legislature

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Local teen served as page on legislature
 
Emily Muirhead of Presho served as a legislative page in Pierre during the current session. Her sponsor was Rep. James Schaefer, R-Kennebec. Muirhead said she enjoyed meeting new people at the Legislature, learning the procedure and exploring the Capitol. The daughter of Scott and Julie Muirhead, she plans to attend the University of South Dakota to study elementary education or vocal performance.
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