Three members of the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association (ULHRA) put on an exhibition race Thursday, July 12 on the Missouri River near Cedar Shore Resort to demonstrate what the state of South Dakota can expect next July when the ULHRA holds their first official race here. Five boats along with their drivers and pit crews arrived in the Chamberlain/Oacoma area Wednesday following a race at Montreal, Quebec. But, one of the boats was damaged at the Montreal race and did not participate in the exhibit on the Missouri River. Following a short program emceed by River City Racin’ president Tom Davis, the public watched as a crane lifted the boats into the Cedar Shore Marina. Each boat took a practice run around the oval shaped track that was outlined with buoys positioned in front of the Cedar Shore causeway. Unfortunately, the first boat out was damaged and removed from the race. Three boats proceeded to demonstrate how they race. South Dakota will host a national ULHRA race on July 12 and 13, 2008 on the Missouri River. A Chamberlain/Oacoma committee named, River City Racin’ was formed in 2006 with the goal of hosting a ULHRA race.
The 2008 event will be a family-friendly festival atmosphere boosting boat races but also vendors, sport shows, car and motorcycle displays, children’s events, live entertainment and many other activities over the two days. Attendees will be able to view the ULHRA boats up close, and visit with the drivers.
Dennis Scott, manager, of Dakota Mill & Grain at Presho reports he’s seen some good quality winter wheat brought in. "Test weight is running around 60 pounds," said Scott, adding that he hadn’t seen much rust damage. The amount of protein ranged from nine to 14 percent.Harvest is moving along fairly well at Dakota Mill. With the new scale and dumping pit, trucks are unloading much faster. Trucks can pull right up on the scale without having to make the sharp turn into the old elevator as in the past. The loaded truck’s weight is displayed on an outdoor LCD screen. Scott uses an electronic probe, operated from controls inside the office, to reach into the truck and pull out a sample. The truck proceeds to the south side of the elevator, dumps into the grain pit and circles back again to weigh empty. Lorne Booth of Vivian was dumping a load of wheat Monday morning. "It’s good, a lot faster than it used to be," said Booth. The wheat price is also good this summer. As of Tuesday morning, Farmers Union Coop Elevator at Kennebec was paying $5.33 per bushel for winter wheat with 12 percent protein. "It’s been a long time since we’ve seen prices like this," said Stan Collins elevator manager. Collins attributes the high price to the poor quality of wheat coming out of Oklahoma and Kansas this year.
Collins added that rust did affect some wheat, especially certain varieties, in the Kennebec area causing lower test weights and yields.
Boysen was named manager of Lyman County Title Company in 1985 when David and Mary Alice Larson purchased the company from his parents John and Flora Larson. In 1989 Boysen became part owner. Boysen and the Larson’s bought Jackson County Title Company at Kadoka in 1991. They also operate Brule County Title Company in Chamberlain. Boysen serves as vice-president of the corporation.Appointed to the South Dakota Abstractors Board of Examiners by the late Gov. George Mickelsen, Boysen is currently serving her fifth term. She has been the secretary/treasurer for a number of years.
- Raider colors on parade
- Lutherans observe 100 years in Presho
- Rails to the Future Applauds Receipt of $13 Million TIGER Grant to Build Railroad to Presho
- Homecoming King and Queen Crowned
- Survey indicates pheasants numbers strong in central South Dakota
- Celebrate South Dakota's 125 years of Statehood at the museum Sunday
- Booster Club hosts kick off
- Market features sunflower blooms and more
- Kennebec to celebrate Lake Byre; DayTriathlon set for Saturday
- Pool season comes to an end
- Hoping for a favorable nod from the judge
- Reminiscing at school reunions