May 21 2008

Mutton Bustin’ with glee

Posted by Marissa
Lyman County Herald
Casey Stirling of Rapid City, South Dakota won the 11th annual New Frontier Bull Ride Saturday evening earning a score of 85 in the short go.  The top ten scores from Friday and Saturday night’s long go move on to the short go on Saturday evening, vying for the $3,000 added purse prize money.

Stirling, formerly of Highmore, has had a successful career of bull riding on the Northern Bull Riding Tour (NRBT).

Tater Hins of Huron was second in the short go Saturday evening with a score of 81 followed by Jeff Assman, Onida with a 78.

At Friday night’s long go, local bull rider Evan Brakke scored a 75 to take second place behind Waylon Wise’s 77.  Evan rode in Saturday night’s short go but didn’t earn a score.  Another local, Eric Diehm rode Saturday night but didn’t get a qualifying 8-second ride.

In addition to the NBRT  riders, a Young Guns Shoot-out for youth was held Friday before the main event. Rance Maddocks of Hecla won with a score of 72 followed by Lane Scott, Presho, with a score of 65.  They were the only two to earn a qualifying ride.

A calf scramble, mutton bustin’, and candy scramble courtesy of local sponsors was also held.

May 21 2008


Posted by Marissa
Adrian A. Milstead, 22
Adrian A. Milstead, 22, died April 22, 2008 in a tragic auto accident at Myersville, MD.
Gravesite services will be held at the Presho Cemetery on May 31, 2008 at 3 pm. Family and friends are welcome.

Adrian A. Milstead was born April 1, 1986 at Guam, USA.

He is survived by his mother Cindy H. (Thornberg) Milstead of Presho, SD and father Rex Milstead of Meyersville, MD.

He met his deceased Grandpa Clarence and Grandma Betty at heaven’s gate. He will  be missed by all who loved him.

Jerald D. "Tex" Gruenewald, 69
Funeral services for Jerald D. “Tex” Gruenewald, 69, of Kennebec, SD were held Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Presho,SD with burial in the Presho City Cemetery at Presho, SD.  A prayer service was held on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Presho, SD.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the prayer service and funeral service at the church.

Jerald Dean “Tex” Gruenewald was born August 28, 1938 to Carl and Evelyn (Omen) Gruenewald at Chamberlain, SD.  He attended school in Corsica and then worked on the family farm for several years before moving to Rapid City where he worked on a sheep ranch.  He worked around South Dakota on different farms and in the early 1960’s, Tex moved to the Presho area where he worked on area ranches, on a hay crew and then for the Knutson’s farm on the White River.  On December 14, 1971, Tex was united in marriage to Alice Nye at Hettinger, ND.  Tex also worked for Alfred Schelske for 13 years and in Wood, SD on the Cowars farm.  Most recently he drove semi-truck for the Farmer’s Union Co-op Elevator in Kennebec, SD.  He loved his horses and enjoyed fishing during the summer and ice fishing during the winter.

Tex passed away on May 13, 2008 at Sanford Mid Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 69 years.  Gratefully sharing in his life are his wife Alice of Kennebec, SD; a daughter Theresa Gruenewald of Mitchell, SD; a son Darrell Gruenewald of Chamberlain, SD; a brother Armie Gruenewald of Arkansas; and a grandson Malachi Cordell Gruenewald of Mitchell, SD. Preceding him in death were his parents, a three year old brother, and a sister Youvonne.

May 14 2008

Thirty-three Graduate

Posted by Marissa
Seniors l-r; Tyler Ollerich, Lex Moore, and David Schindler and another classmate (with back to camera) share a few laughs and try to relax with a soda prior to the 36th Annual Lyman Graduation Ceremony Sunday, May 11, 2008.

May 14 2008

2008 Lyman High School graduation

Posted by Marissa
Thirty-three seniors received their high school diplomas Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Lyman’s 36th Commencement.  Twenty-one from the class graduated with honors including Ashley Kemnitz and Kylie Terca as co-valedictorians.

Superintendent Bruce Carrier presented two special awards during the ceremony.  Kristin Sundall was recognized for maintaining perfect attendance through out her four years of high school and retiring business manager Beverly Johnson was recognized for 36-years of service to Lyman School.

Honor graduates were, Chelsey Baumgartner, Andrea Crespo, Toby Hullinger, David Kastner, Ashley Keyes, Brandon manger, Megan Meier, Lex Moore, Charis Olivier, Tanner Ozanne, Logan Patrick, Abby Perry, Kayla Petersen, Sarah Robbins, Aaron Schindler, Jana Sprenger, Aaron Stewart, Kristin Sundall and Erica Wolf.  Other graduating were Amanda Booth, Justin Bromwich, Lee Comp, Sarah Groth, Joshua Hamilton, Jeanie Langdeau, Kaylynn LaRoche, Michael Moran, Tyler Ollerich, Alexis Perry, David Schindler, and Kendra Walling.
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