January 07 2009

Posted by Marissa
Project Architect Jim Schramm and Presho Fire Chief Donnie Manger make carpet and tile selections at the monthly contractors meeting held at the fire hall Tuesday, Dec. 30.

January 07 2009

Presho Fire Hall nears completion

Posted by Marissa
by Lucy Halverson
Subcontractors, working on the Presho Fire Hall, reported at the monthly contractors meeting  Tuesday, December 30 that work is nearing completion. 

“It’s going to be close,” replied Western Winds Construction project manager Jason Fees when asked it the project would be completed by the projected January 15, 2009 completion date. 

When asked if there was any chance the fire hall would come in under budget project architect Jim  Schramm replied quickly and assuredly, “No.” Several change orders such as the addition of the entryway at the south walk-in door and the enclosed file room along with other design changes may actual bring the entire project in slightly over the estimated costs of $495,014.

Andy Wheelhouse of Wheelhouse Plumbing reported that additional waterline pipe was needed in the bay area due to lowering the sidewalls from 16 feet down to 14.  There wasn’t enough room above the overhead doors to run the fill pipe above the door.  Pipe was extended out from the side wall, and runs the entire length of the bay area in about the center of the ceiling.  “It took about 3,000 extra feet of pipe,” estimated project engineer Jim Schramm of Yankton.

Due to the downsizing, extra fill dirt is also being hauled out in order to slope along the north side of the building. The old concrete curb and gutter from the street will also be hauled out by Western Winds prior to wrapping up the project.

H & O project manager Brian Schrader estimated that the electrical panel should be completed by the end of the week allowing for the floor heat in the bay or apparatus area to be turned on.  He said it would take several days for the concrete to heat up to the proper temperature. By Monday morning January 5, it was about 75 degrees in the apparatus room. A separate forced air furnace will heat the meeting room, kitchen, rest rooms and file room. 

Presho Fire Chief Donnie Manger stated that firemen have volunteered to lay the carpet and tile in the meeting room area once the walls are taped, textured and painted, which is underway currently.

Walls in the apparatus area are covered with white tin.  A clear sealant will be applied to the concrete floor in the apparatus room. 

Brick layer Ron Olfert returned to continue working on the half brick walls along the west and east side.  Olfert built a plastic enclosure on the west and south side of the building in order to heat the area.  The temperature needs to be above freezing in order for the mortar to set properly.  Olfert expects to have the brick laid by the January 15,  barring any unforeseen difficulties.

The final walk through with the general contractor, Western Winds and the architect is scheduled for January 22.

According to Schramm the project has gone through the Community Development Block Grant and is now being funded by the USDA Rural Development loan, secured by the Presho fire department.

January 07 2009


Posted by Marissa
Gladys M. Stanley, 91

Gladys M. Stanley passed away December 30, 2008 under the care of Sanford Hospice and her family at her apartment in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 91.  Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Presho, SD on Friday, January 2, 2009  Burial was at the Presho City Cemetery.

Gladys Marie Morgan was born on September 25, 1917 to William and Minnie (Stroup) Morgan in Lucas, SD.  Their family lived in Gregory County, SD until 1923 when they moved to Presho, SD.

Gladys married Verdun P. Stanley on August 17, 1939 at the Methodist Church in Pierre, SD.  They were blessed with four children: Judith, Joseph, Dennis and Richard.

Verdun and Gladys owned and operated the Westside Café in Presho until they moved to Seattle, WA.  They returned to Presho where they farmed in Lyman County until retirement. 

They spent their retirement winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ until Gladys sold their home in Presho and resided full time in Lake Havasu City.  After breaking her leg in September 2007, she moved to Sioux Falls, SD to be close to family. 

Along with raising her family and farming, Gladys enjoyed being a member of the Presho United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.

Gladys attended Stevens Henninger Business College in Salt Lake City, UT and the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. 

Gladys lived a very full life with grace and dignity.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Kusserow and son-in-law Bob Kusserow; son Richard and wife Arvidene (Ambur); daughter-in-law, Mary (Lunder) Swedlund and sister Lila Sanders.  Surviving grandchildren are: Lorri (Kusserow) Blair (children: Joey, Cassie and Jack), Rich Stanley and wife Clara (children: Ricky and Caelan), Dennis Stanley and wife Mary, Heather Stanley and husband Neil Ward, Rob Kusserow, Stephan Stanley, Sarah Stanley, Christopher Stanley and wife Lisa (son Christian) niece and nephews: Shirley (Morgan) Maul, Stan, Jim and Scott Terca.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: Joseph and Dennis; sister Kathryn Jennings; brother William Morgan and great-grandson Steven Newcomb.

Memorials may be directed to Storm Mountain United Methodist Church Camp in Rockerville, SD.

Online condolences may be sent to www.isburgfuneralchapels.com.

Fern Isabelle West, 84

Fern Isabelle West, age 84, passed away December 6. She resided in Encino, CA with her husband Ernie. She and Ernie enjoyed a rich life surrounded by family and many special neighbors.

She was born January 1, 1924 in Presho. Fern is survived by her husband of 61 years, four children, sons Eric and David, Los Angeles; daughters Barbara Anne and Robin, Oregon; four grandchildren, and one great grandchild and two brothers, Woody Ambur of Portland, OR and Arvid Ambur, Presho.

Fern’s funeral was held at Bethel Lutheran Church, in Encino, CA on Friday, December 12, 2008.

December 31 2008

Alexander Lindeman named Lyman County Herald 2008 Baby of the Year

Posted by Marissa
Alexander Anthony Diedrich Lindeman, born August 20, 2008, is the son of Emily (Diedrich) and Nathan Lindeman of Sioux Falls.  He will receive a 2008 United States Mint Presidential $1 (4) Coin Proof Set and his parents will receive a one-year subscription to the Lyman County Herald.
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