NewsMarch 14 2018

Nominating petitions now being filed

Posted by Lucy

Nominating petitions now being filed 
 
   The Lyman School District voted earlier this year to hold their election in combination with the county’s Primary Election on June 5, 2018. 
   Nominating petitions for the school board and county official are now being circulated. The deadline to file is March 27, 2018.  
   Lyman School Board has three 3-year terms up for election this year. Positions open are currently held by Meta Halverson and Matt Collins, both from Kennebec and Rolly Cropsey, of Presho. All three will all seek re-election.  
   On the county level, three positions on the County Commission are up for election in 2018 and, also the position of Auditor, Register of Deeds, and Sheriff. These positions are all 4-year terms. 
   Nominating petitions for these offices are available at the county auditor’s office located in the courthouse at Kennebec. Commission seats currently held by Kim Halverson, (R) of Kennebec, Steve Perry (R) of Presho and Ryan Huffman (R), Vivian will expire this year. Halverson has indicated he will not seek re-election to the commission. Perry has filed a petition for re-election, but Huffman has not confirmed his decision as of Monday.  
   Lyman County Auditor Pam Michalek, plans to retire from office, and will not seek re-election. 
   Michalek started work at the auditor’s office in 1978, and was elected to serve as auditor in 2002. She will have served the county for 40 years upon the completion. 
   Halverson was elected in 2002 and has served four terms on the commission.  
   Register of Deeds Tracy Brakke and Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger have both stated they are running for re-election. 
   On the state level, nominating petitions are also due March 27 at the Secretary of State’s office in Pierre for state offices including, State Representative, State Senate, and US Representative, and Governor of South Dakota. 
   Jim Schaefer current District 26B representative is term limited out this year and will not seek another term in the legislature. District 26A and 26B Senator Troy Heinert (D) of Mission is running for another term.

NewsMarch 07 2018

March storm moves across State

Posted by Lucy

March storm moves across State 
 
A winter storm moved across the state Monday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 6 causing near white-out conditions with nearly zero visibility. I-90 was closed from Murdo to Sioux Falls in both east and westbound lanes. Winds with gusts of up to 55 mph were reported at the Presho Airport. Presho only received about two inches of snow, but with the strong winds it piled the snow up into drifts around town.

NewsMarch 07 2018

The Irish Tradition returns to Presho

Posted by Lucy

The Irish Tradition returns to Presho  
 
   ‘Tis a fine time of year as winter slowly draws to a close and we look forward to the finest o’ holidays, that being the feast o’ Saint Patrick on March 17th.  And though celebrated across God’s green Earth for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the Year of our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and eighty-three that the Irish village o’ Presho first celebrated this Grand holiday!  As Irish Legend has it, a group o’ Irishmen and women were gathered in the local Irish pub to make plans for the fast-approaching Saint Patrick’s Day holiday, only a week in the future.  They decided that it was only fitting to host a parade in the Saint’s honor!  And what a fine Saint indeed!  The group departed, but once again assembled on March the 17, 1983.  After raising a pint to the Good Saint and his emerald isle, they stepped outside to find a car bedecked with shamrocks, surely a sign from God!  The group of 18 piled into the sedan and proceeded to drag main, in the middle of the night, honking the horn!  And though no one saw Presho’s first parade, it’s safe to say that everyone heard it!  
   Saturday March 17 will once again see our grand ole Irish capital celebrating for the 36th time in the same Irish tradition.  The American Lutheran Church will host their St. Pat’s rummage sale starting in the morning. 
   The shamrock shuffle fun run registration will start at 10 am at Jet Lanes on Main street, with the shuffle beginning at noon.  You can also pre-register for the shuffle by talking to Jet Lanes.  Live music will be performed at 12:30 by “Too Drunk to Fish”.  Parade line-up starts at 1:45 at the corner of Man St. and Willow St. near the Methodist church and the Grand Parade starts at 2:00 on Main St.  No registration is required.    There is a float competition with cash prizes.  The winner will have their name added to the Pat Konzem Memorial Plaque.  Jet Lanes will host a second live band at 7:00 pm.  
   Irish food and drink will be served at both Hutch’s and Jet Lanes.  Presho’s only bagpipe band will be making the rounds and you’ll also have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone!  
   May the road rise up to meet you,
   May the wind be always at your back,
   May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall soft upon your fields, 
   And until we meet again, May the Good Lord hold you in the Palm of His hand. 
 
Blarney Commission

NewsMarch 06 2018

Meetings postponed

Posted by Lucy

Meetings postponed 
   
    Due to the storm moving across the state Monday, March 5 the Presho City Council meeting will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm.
    The Commissioners meeting has now moved to Thursday, March 8 at the courthouse.
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