NewsMay 23 2018

Presho Elementary celebrates last day of school

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Presho Elementary celebrates last day of school 
 
With only an hour remaining in the school year Presho elementary students celebrated during their last recess of the 2017-18 school year.

NewsMay 23 2018

Memorial Day observed Monday, May 28

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Memorial Day observed Monday, May 28 
 
   Scott Muirhead will be the speaker at Memorial Day services in Vivian and Presho Mon., May 28.  
   The Webster-Larson Legion Post will hold services at 9:30 am at the Vivian Hall, followed by a ceremony at the Vivian cemetery. All guests are invited to return to the hall for coffee and rolls. 
   The American Legion Butrick Post will conduct services at 11:00 a.m. at the Lyman County Historical Museum in Presho. A potluck dinner will follow at the museum. The auxiliary will furnish pulled pork sandwhiches and paper plates, silverware and drinks, others are asked to bring salads and desserts to share. 
   The Presho Legion members will place flags at the grave sites of veterans at area cemeteries, Presho, Catholic, Medicine Creek, and Hilmoe, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday night. Volunteers are welcome to assist.  
   The Post is also requesting members and other community volunteers help put up the flags at the Lyman County Veterans’ Memorial, weather permitting, and to set up chairs Monday morning starting at 8:00 am.  
   The Johnson-Peterson American Legion Post will hold an outdoor service at the Kennebec cemetery at 9:30 a.m. The Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Reliance Legion Hall at 11 a.m. with Larry McManus, Chamberlain as speaker. An outdoor service will follow at the Reliance cemetery. All are invited to return to the Reliance Legion Hall for a potluck dinner.  
   Members of the Legion appreciate the community support and invite people to attend Memorial Day events hosted to honor service men and women.

NewsMay 16 2018

DENR recognizes Town of Kennebec for drinking water compliance

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DENR recognizes Town of Kennebec for drinking water compliance

   PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the Town of Kennebec public water system and the system’s operation specialist, Charles Gran, have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

  Safe drinking water delivered to our homes for the price of your water bill is truly a modern day mirace,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “DENR thanks the best drinking water systems and operation specialist in South Dakota with these awards and urges you to thank them too. The Town of Kennebec has successfully met all the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for eleven consecutive years.”
  To qualify for the Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence, public water systems and their system operations specialist had to meet all of the following requirements for ten consecutive years or more: compliance monitoring and reporting, drinking water standards, and certification requirements.
  Pictured: Todd Longville holds the Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence 2017 awarded to the Town of Kennbec from DENR.

NewsMay 16 2018

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline 5 pm Monday

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Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline 5 pm Monday

   PIERRE, SD – Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to register to vote ahead of the voter registration deadline for the June 5 Primary Election.

  As South Dakotan’s we value our right to vote and appreciate the freedom we have to voice our opinions at the ballot box,” noted Secretary Krebs. “In order for an unregistered South Dakotan to participate in the June 5th Primary Election, their voter registration form must be received by their County Auditor by 5 PM local time on Monday, May 21.”
  To register to vote, fill out a voter registration form, sign it, then mail or turn it in to your County Auditor’s office. Your voter registration form must be received by the County Auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election.
  Registered South Dakota voters may view their sample ballot and polling location online via the Voter Information Portal on the Secretary of State’s website.
  As of May 1, 2018, there were 528,747 active registered voters in South Dakota.
  The Democratic primary election is open to registered Democrats and registered Independents or those with No Party Affiliation. Republicans have a closed primary and only registered Republicans will be able to participate in that primary election. All registered voters in South Dakota including those registered as Libertarian, Constitution, Independent, No Party Affiliation and Other will be eligible for a ballot during the 2018 primary election due to Constitutional Amendment Y creating a Non-Political ballot statewide.
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