August 16 2007

Wrestlers compete at AAU Jr. Olympics

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson
Lyman wrestlers Logan Reuman and Skyler Eriksen along with twenty-six other wrestlers from around the state were selected to represent South Dakota at the AAU Jr. Olympic Wrestling Competition held at Knoxville, Tennessee this summer.As part of team South Dakota, Logan and Skyler along with other team members and coaches boarded a bus in Sioux Falls July 26 for the trip to Knoxville. There were two South Dakota teams participating. Logan and Skyler were on the same team, which placed 7th overall in the week long competition."We wrestled everyday, at least three matches per day," said Skyler.

"The competition was tough, nearly every one there was a state champion. The youngest person we wrestled was 18 years old," added Logan.

Logan, age 15, the son of Craig and Jody, wrestled at 171. Skyler, age 16, the son of Marty and Carol, was bumped up to heavyweight, a higher weight class than he normally wrestles for Lyman. The young men were required to pay their own cost to attend the tournament. They held a fund raiser at Kennebec Ag Day and received assistance from the Lyman Wrestling Booster Club along with support from individuals and businesses.

August 09 2007

A Day at the Park

Posted by Kim
A successful fund raiser was held Saturday, August 4 at the Merchants Memorial Park on Main Street in Presho.

Hosted by the Park committee, many volunteers assisted with serving root beer floats and providing bars.

Mark Sweeney of Winner was the winner of the quilt raffle also held as part of the fund raiser. The funds raised will pay for the park upkeep throughout the year.

The park was built with donations in memory of many former Presho business people. There is a memorial board inside the gazebo that contains a list of those who contributed.

It’s a beautiful park, with the gazebo, lush grass and blooming flowers. Stop by next time you drive by and sit and enjoy.

August 09 2007

Lyman Alumni Association organized, officers elected

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson Lyman Alumni Association was formed Saturday at a gathering of nearly 40 alumni at the Middle School gym in Kennebec. Bylaws were presented to the group and voted on. The group agreed that the purpose of the Association was to promote the spirit of alumni unity and camaraderie through communications and reunions, to locate alumni, and to acquire and maintain school and Association memorabilia. Any individual who attended (whether graduated or not) a Lyman High School is eligible to become a member of the Association. Lyman Schools include Lyman, East Lyman, and West Lyman. Membership consists of paying annual dues and providing contact information. The amount of dues is yet to be determined.

The following officers will be elected, president, first vice-president, second vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The first elected president will serve one year, then the vice presidents will move up in order. Each officer will serve a three-year term with the exception of the first elected president and the first vice president.

A complete list of Bylaws are available on the Lyman Alumni website at Sherri Swinson Miller of Pierre was elected to serve as the first president. Crystal Brakke of Presho and Beth Hupp of Presho were selected to serve as first vice and second vice respectively. Michelle Lintvedt of Presho was elected as secretary and Kim Cropsey Fischer of Presho, who was not present at the alumni, volunteered prior to the organizational gathering to serve as the treasurer. With officers elected the next order of business was to select a date and location of the 2008 gathering. Alumni members voted to hold the all Lyman Alumni on the last Saturday of July, which in 2008 will be July 26. The event will be a social gathering with hors d’oeuvres and BYOB at the Kennebec gym at 7:00 p.m. Officers will consider hiringa DJ for entertainment if enough funds are on hand by next year. Donations from alumni are now being accepted to obtain operating funds. The first official dues will be collected at the 2008 alumni gathering.

Lyman alumni honor classes will be every five years. Honor classes at the July 2008 alumni reunion will end in "3" or "8".

Angela Ehlers volunteered to continue keeping the database of names and addresses of alumni. Kim Halverson, the website designer, will maintain the website. Alumni are encouraged to visit the website and sign up. Information about alumni events will be posted on the site.

August 09 2007


Posted by Kim
Robert "Bob" Ehlers, 75
Robert "Bob" Ehlers, 75, of the Presho and Pierre area died Thursday, August 2, at the Freeman Hospital in Freeman SD. Funeral services were Tuesday August 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Presho. Burial was at the Presho City Cemetery. Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre was placed in care of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at Robert was born on June 21, 1932 to Henry and Elsie (Bartels) Ehlers on the family’s homestead in Lyman County. He grew up north of Presho and attended country school near the farmstead. He was united in marriage to Sharyn on April 26, 1962 in Chamberlain. They lived in Presho until 1999 then they moved to Pierre. In 2004 he moved to assisted living in Mitchell. In 2005 he was moved to Diamond Care Nursing Home in Bridgewater due to failing health. Robert worked as a farmer and garbage operator.He was an avid bowler until his health made him give it up. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing with grandkids, visiting with family and friends, playing card and he always had a good joke to tell.

Robert is survived by his wife Sharyn of Mitchell; one son Jason and wife Christy Ehlers of Pierre; two daughters: Jodi Ehlers and special friend Todd Reuer of Mitchell and Debbie Ehlers of Pierre; four grandsons: Tyler and Justin Ehlers and Steven and Shawn Castonguay.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Elsie; one brother Walt Ehlers; one sister and bother-in-law Alma and Francis Mueller and his in-laws Henry and Amy Peck.
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