NewsAugust 19 2015

Lyman County 4H Achievement Days

Posted by Lucy

Participating in the beginning Beef Showmanship judging were l-r; Jake Millard, Easton Robbins, Ambrus Brakke, Hunter Collins, Annie Brakke, Morgan Schelske and Wiley Elwood. For all the results from the Lyman County 4H Achievement Days, take a look at pages 8 and 9 in this weeks Lyman County Herald.

NewsAugust 19 2015

County dedicates Roland L. Dolly Recreation Trail

Posted by Lucy

It’s taken six years but the recreation trail next to George Mickelsen Shoreline Drive at Oacoma was officially dedicated last Friday and named the Roland L. Dolly Memorial Recreational Trail in honor of the Lyman County native killed along with Gov. Mickelsen in a 1993 airplane crash.

County commissioners Kim Halverson and Leroy Choal were assisted by Oacoma Town Board president Mike Schreiber in the dedication ceremony held August 14th at the site of the memorial plaque recently installed along the trail.

The 1.6 mile trail, a Federal Transportation Enhancement Project, was built by the county in 2009 with Federal Highway 80/20 funds, and Cedar Shore franchise fee funds. A pictorial sign designed by District III, and completed by Pheasantland Industries through a South Dakota Dept. of Health grant is located at the north end of the trail, near the Cedar Shore Campground entrance.

Sharpe Enterprises of Ft. Pierre was the contractor and Brosz Engineering designed the project that was completed in the spring of 2010.

Missouri River flooding in the summer of 2011 damaged the trail and much of the shoreline along the road.

When the flood waters finally receded the extent of the damage was evident by March of 2012.

Lyman County with assistance from District III worked with the Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks and the Dept. of Transportation to find funding to rebuild the trail, stabilize the shoreline and repair damages to the public marina at Cedar Shore Resort. The project received a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), which funded rebuilding the trail and repairing other damages caused by high water.

According to Mike Schreiber, Oacoma town board president, the amount of money spent to stabilize the shoreline and save the access road and trail was huge.

"I’m impressed with how much rip rap was used," said Schreiber. "It looks great and there shouldn’t be any concern that the road could wash out."

Lyman County Commission chairman Leroy Choal said the state of South Dakota lost a great deal that fateful day in April of 1993 when Gov. Michekson, Rolly Dolly, Angus Anson, Ron Becker, David Birkeland, Roger Hinje, David Hanson, and Ron Reed were killed in a plane crash near Dubuque, Iowa while returning to the state following a trip to Ohio to try and save John Morrel & Co. packing plant in Sioux Falls.

"Lyman County has a history of producing political leaders, and there is no doubt Rolly would have been a leader in state politics," said Choal.

Rolly was named commission of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 1991. Prior to that, he was on the staff of former U.S. Sen. James Abdnor and was a special assistant to Mickelson. He was the son of Leroy and Delores Dolly of Presho and a 1973 graduate of Lyman High School.

NewsAugust 12 2015

Shopping the Market

Posted by Lucy

Ember Scott (Brad & Jill) looks around a pallet display of crocheted scarfs at the Presho Farmer’s Market Saturday. About 10 vendors participated in the annual event that featured home grown items, handicrafts, jewelry, and a photo booth.

NewsAugust 12 2015

Kennebec to celebrate Lake Byre Day

Posted by Lucy

A day of summer fun is in store for those attending the annual Lake Byre Day Saturday, August 15 at the lake approximately three miles north of Kennebec.

The annual event features outdoor games for kids and adults throughout the day and a potluck picnic supper at 6:00 pm with the meat furnished by the Town & Country Club. Attendees are welcome to bring a salad or dessert to share.

Donations to sponsor the event are being accepted. Matching funds from the local Modern Woodmen of America camp will be used to fund upgrades to the recreation area

The SD Game, Fish and Parks will provide boat safety demonstrations starting at 1:00 pm followed by games. The club’s dunk tank will be set up and an adult bean bag tournament is planned.

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