March 19 2008

Presho hosts 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Posted by Kim
The McClanahan crew, Sean, Tami, and Shae jump off the start line of the 20th Shamrock Shuffle, Saturday, March 15. Shae was the first Presho Area male to cross the finish line. His time of 20.57 gave him the ‘family’ victory over his older brother and mother.

2008 Shuffle Results
The 20th Annual running of the Shamrock Shuffle was held Saturday, March 15 as part of the Presho’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Over 124 participated in the 3-mile fun run.
Torry Zeller of Pierre took first place with a time of 16.49. Shae McClanahan was the first Presho Area runner to cross the finish line at 20.57 followed by his brother Sean at 22.31.
Charon Geigle of Wall was the first woman to finish with a time of 23.44. She was followed by Tanya Paige of Tea (formerly of Presho) with a time of 24.02. Tami McClanahan was the fourth woman to finish at 24.45.

March 19 2008

Thrift Store & More, name selected for store

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson
The establishment of the Presho Thrift Store continues to move forward. Monday, March 17 the committee chose the following name from over fifty entries. "Thrift Store & More, submitted by Brodie Ness of Kennebec was chosen for the name of the store. Brodie won $25 in Presho Chamber Bucks for his efforts.
Thrift Store Board members were also selected including, Michelle Lintvedt, Teresa Shook, Cora Jean Millard, Sandi Neil, and Atchley Vesley.
The board is hopeful that the store will be open by the first of June at 312 N. Main. The hours of operation will depend on the number of volunteers available to work. A schedule of workers will be composed.
A denim quilt, donated by Laverne Olson, will be raffled to raise start up funds. Any donations of clothing racks, hangers, shelving or other materials that could be used in the store are welcome.
Teresa Shook reported that $79.18 has been collected from the Change Presho containers located at business places around town. The Change Presho funds will go towards supporting the establishment of the Thrift Store & More.
Financial donations can be sent to PO Box 122 Presho, SD 57568.

March 19 2008


Posted by Kim
Otto "Pat" Scott, 90
Otto “(Pat” Harrison Scott age 90, Fort Pierre & Vivian, South Dakota died a peaceful death, surrounded by his family, at St. Mary’s Transitional Care Unit, Pierre, SD on March 14, 2008.  Funeral arrangements handled by Feigum VanLith Funeral Home.  Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, Pierre, South Dakota.  Interment will follow at the Presho Cemetery, Presho.Pat (as he liked to be called) was born December 15, 1917 to Raymond and Elsa (Sehnert) Scott.  Pat was the second oldest of six children, Raymond Gerald Scott, Glen Richard Scott, Darlene (Scott) Mallett and Robert Bruce Scott. Pat lived his whole life on the farm north of Vivian, South Dakota, moving to Presho, South Dakota during the school year to live with his Aunt. He attended and graduated from Presho High School.  Pat was always called upon to help the family in time of crisis, he was not able to serve in the military, something he always regretted. Pat went for a short time in the 1940’s to Seattle and worked in the Boeing Airplane Factory but was called home to help on the farm.  Pat never complained but did what he had to do to help during some very hard times on the family farm.

Pat was a jack of all trades; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t figure out. He was a welder, a house mover and he loved raising cattle and horses. His children always put a gleam in his eye, and he was very proud of them.

Pat enjoyed dancing in his younger years, playing cards, and attending the weekly cattle sales.  Pat married Elaine Stertz March 8, 1957.   To this union nine children were born.  Steven Ray (Lori McNaughton),  Lenexa, KS;  Michael Duane (Maria Bergeson) Fort Pierre; Brenda Kae (John Kennedy), Redfield;  Brian Lee (Lola Johnson), Union Center/Fort Pierre;  Bruce Leroy, Fort Pierre;  Beth Elaine (Keith Gesinger), Ridgeview;  Daniel Otto (Jeannell Premus), Fort Pierre;  Kevin Patrick, Fort Pierre;  Scott Charles (and friend Lisa Lei) Fort Pierre.  Pat had six children from a previous marriage, Raymond (Kathleen), Bill (Tamar), Elaine (Larry Goins), Patti (Ron Cross), Bob (Anita) and Jim who is deceased.

He is survived by his wife Elaine of 51 years, fourteen of his children, thirty-four grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, one sister Darlene Mallett (Washington), two sisters-in-law Lauretta Scott (Vivian) and Velta Scott (Pierre), and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pat was predeceased by his parents, four siblings and his son Jim.

Hobart Running Horse, 76
Hobart Running Horse, 76, passed away at the Bennett County Nursing Home, Martin, South Dakota on March 5, 2008. He was born in Rosebud, SD on November 27, 1931. He is survived by one sister Beverly Running Horse, Presho, SD and one brother Robert Mang Skyler, NE.
Wake services were held at the He Dog Community Building, He Dog, SD on March 8 and March 9, 2008. Mass of Christian Burial was held at the He Dog Community Building, He Dog, SD on Monday, March 10, 2008 with Father John Hatcher, S.J officiating. Interment was at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, He Dog, SD.

James Eugene Schweitzer, 57
James Eugene Schweitzer, 57, passed away in Nashville, TN on March 6, 2008. He was born in Wapakoneta, OH on July 10, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jeanette Schweitzer; daughters, Elizabeth Barber and Barbara Schweitzer; sons Jacob Schweitzer and Brandon Glenn; grandchildren Ashton and Madison Wood and a sister Margene Paige, Presho, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Eugene and Marjory Schweitzer; brother, Harold Schweitzer and grandparents, Alexander and Frances Schweitzer and Robert and Naomi Woodworth.
Memorial services were held at 2 pm on March 8, 2008 at Chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, TN with Pastor Doug Leptor officiating.

Josephine Hamiel, 86
Josephine Hamiel, 86, Mitchell, formerly of Reliance, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the Chamberlain Episcopal Church. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell, SD.

March 12 2008

Posted by Kim

Boys Staters for 2008 are l-r: Mike Herman, sponsored by Butrick Post #89, Presho; Leeland O’Dell, sponsored by Webster/Larson #157, Vivian; and Ryan Schelske, sponsored by Johnson/Peterson Post #179, Kennebec/Reliance. Girls Stater for 2008 is Faith Begay (right), sponsored by Johnson/Peterson Post #179, Kennebec/Reliance. Girls State will be at Vermillion and Boys State at Aberdeen, May 26-31.
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