NewsApril 06 2016

GLF Spring Event to be held at Oacoma

Posted by Lucy

The Greater Lyman Foundation board of directors have rotated their annual Spring Fundraiser between the Lyman County communities of Reliance, Presho, Vivian and Kennebec over the past four years. In 2016, the event will be held Friday, April 22 at the Oacoma Community Center in Oacoma, SD. The names of the 2016 GLF grant recipients will be announced. The event includes a meal, sponsored by Avera Medical Group, to be served at 6:00 pm followed by musical entertainment at 7:00 pm by Mogen’s Heroes of Sioux Falls, sponsored by Christiansen Land & Cattle, Ltd. Local caterer Joyce Hoffer of Chamberlain will prepare the meal. John Mogen, Denny Gale and Bill Hoffman, members of the Mogen’s Heroes trio, will be joined on stage by Lyman County native Jim Woster. Tickets are available for $20 each from the following GLF board members, Herb Sundall, Judge Jessop, Layne Larson, Jim Fulwider, Sarah Caslin, Janet Schindler, Wayne Monson and Noel Hamiel. All proceeds from the event, plus any extra donations, will be added to the Foundation. As of March 9, 2016, the Foundation is at $412,973. The board of directors set a new GLF goal of $500,000 after the fund reached the Grittner Challenge at last year’s Spring Event.

NewsMarch 30 2016

The hunt goes on!

Posted by Lucy

Three-year old Soren Brakke (Colby & Ashley, of Presho) selects a candy filled egg from a table covered with eggs at the Kennebec T&C Club Easter Egg Hunt that was moved inside to the firehall due to Saturday’s snow. There were plenty of eggs to distribute to all the youth who attended. See more photos on page 2 in this week's Lyman County Herald.

NewsMarch 30 2016

Meet the City Candidates

Posted by Lucy

The cities of Presho and Kennebec will hold elections on Tuesday, April 12 to elect candidates to their respective city council and town board. As a service to voters in these communities the Herald features a "Meet the Candidates Forum" inside on page 3 of this week’s issue. In Presho registered voters living in Ward II and Ward III are the only people eligible to vote in their Wards. In Ward II, an election will be held between Susan Thomas and Colby Brakke, for a one-year term on the council. No one officially ran for the office last year, and the council appointed Barrot Lillebo to serve. Lillebo did not file a nominating petition for election to Ward II. In Ward III one person will be elected from a field of three candidates, Angela Ehlers, Lance Comp and Robert Christensen, to fill a 2-year position currently held by Ehlers. The town of Kennebec will elect one person in a race between two newcomers, Debra Halverson and Jared Schelske, to fill a 3-year term on the Town Board. City elections will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016. All registered voters in the town of Kennebec are eligible to vote at the Kennebec Fire Hall from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Only voters living in Ward II and Ward III are eligible to vote in the Presho city election to be held at the city fiance office from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

NewsMarch 23 2016

34th Annual Celebration honors Sweeney

Posted by Lucy

Members of the Sweeney clan returned to Presho Saturday, March 19th to observe the 34th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (and kiss the Blarney Stone) and honor one of the original founders, the late Mike Sweeney. L-r: Kirby and Barb Sweeney; Dan and LeeAnn Konzum, Karen (Konzum) Koenig; Vince Koenig; and Brenda (Plueger) Hagaman. For more pictures from the celebration weekend, check out this week's Lyman County Herald.
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