NewsSeptember 20 2017

The Invasion of the Painted Ladies

Posted by Lucy

The invasion of the Painted Ladies   
 
   Have you noticed swarms of monarch-like butterflies feeding in your garden lately? Maybe you even thought they were monarchs. They are Painted Ladies and although they have some of the same coloring as monarchs, they are smaller and have dots on their lower wings, while monarchs have black lines.
    Painted Ladies, also called Cosmopolitan, Latin name Vanessa virginiensis have overrun gardens not only in South Dakota, but other states as well, as they bunch up prior to their migration south.
    The butterflies especially love purple and pink flowers on such plants as sedum, purple coneflower and New England aster. But they will suck nectar from just about any late-blooming plant, so they should be easy to find in backyards, community gardens and nature preserves.
    Some people might notice the insects smacking their windshields.
    You’ll also find them on gravel roads, where they suck water from puddles. The water in the puddles has minerals that the painted ladies need.
    Painted Ladies lay their eggs on plants that they like to eat, like hollyhocks and thistles.      
    They may also like soybeans. The butterfly lives for about two weeks, long enough to flutter around our gardens and lay eggs for the next generation. The life cycle of a Painted Lady is about one month from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly to egg.

NewsSeptember 13 2017

Cannonball Run makes pit stop in Presho

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Cannonball Run makes pit stop in Presho 
 
The Cannonball Run made a pit stop in Presho, Thursday, September 7 on their way to the next stop, the Badlands, where they spent the night. They are a group of sports car owners that go on a ten day vacation of approximately 13,000 miles. They pick a different route each year exploring back roads and new cities and driving unknown roads. This year the journey began at Detroit, MI and will end in Salt Lake City, UT.

NewsSeptember 13 2017

LHS King & Queen to be crowned Monday, Sept. 18

Posted by Lucy

LHS King & Queen to be crowned Monday, Sept. 18
 
  The theme for the 2017 Lyman homecoming is Disney. Activities are played throughout the week starting with a Color Run/Walk on Sunday, September 17 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in front of the high school.  
  Everyone is encouraged to join in the 1 ½ mile walk/run. Water and snacks will be provided for everyone following the Color Run/Walk.  
  Coronation will be Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the gym in Presho. The crowning of the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen and the blessing of game balls and shoes will take place.  
  Monday, September 18 the MS Football at Wall starting at 4 pm CT. 
  Tuesday, September 19 the Lady Raiders Volleyball team will host Wall with the match starting at 6:30 pm. 
  Wednesday, September 20 the Cross Country Team will travel to Philip for the WGPC Conference to start at 10 am. 
  Thursday, September 21 the MS Volleyball with host the Chamberlain Cubs at 4 pm. 
  Friday an all school pep rally will take place at the gym at 1:00 p.m., followed by the homecoming parade at 2:00 p.m. The Lyman Booster Club will host a tailgate at the football field from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and the game against Philip kicks off at 7:00 p.m.  
  Dress Up days are as listed: Monday – Twin Day; Tuesday – Animal Day; Wednesday – Fairytale Day; Thursday - Class Color Day; and Friday – Raider Pride Day.

NewsSeptember 06 2017

Family fun night held in Kennebec

Posted by Lucy

Family fun night held in Kennebec
 
The Kennebec Telephone Company and Kennebec Town & Country Club held a Family Fun Night Thurs., Aug. 24 on Main Street in Kennebec from 6 to 8 p.m. BankWest and Titles of Dakota offered horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the evening. The horses and wagon are owned by Tim and Peggy Boysen. The wagon is pulled by Chip and Charlie. Food and drinks were served by a variety of vendors during the fun night.
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