January 03 2008

Obituaries

Posted by Kim
Judy Kay Dickman, 66
Judy Kay Dickman, age 66, passed away at home on December, 22, 2007, from this life and into the loving arms Jesus.  She was surrounded by her husband and many family members.  She died from complications from breast cancer.  

Judy Kay (Lamb) Dickman was born March 13, 1941 in Genoa, NE to Frank and Rosa Lamb.  At the age of 4 months she and her parents moved to Presho, SD where they lived on a farm. She attended a rural school where she graduated with honors from the eighth grade.  She graduated from Presho High School in 1959, and then went on to nurses training in Rapid City, S. D.  She graduated from St. John’s McNamara School of Nursing in 1962 where she and her classmates became very near and dear and developed an everlasting friendship.  She first took a position with Drs. Robert and William Delaney in Mitchell, S. D.  Then her nursing career took her to Riverton, Wy. and Seattle, Wa. and back to Wyoming.  While she was working there she meet her husband Robert Dickman and they were married in Casper WY. on May 25, 2002 and moved to Kennewick, WA. 

Those blessed to have shared in her life are her husband Robert Dickman, her daughter Tami (Jeff) Martinez, Greeley, Co; son Rob Dickman, Portland, Or.  Her mother Rosa Lamb, her sister Renee (David) Miller and brother Dwight Lamb, all of Presho, S. D.  Five grandchildren: Casandra (Marven) Dieterele and children Jacob and Dylan; Tonja (Shawn) Becker and children Madison and Matthew; Sean Wilson all of Greeley, Co. and Kevin (Cheryl) Wilson of Spokane, Wa. and Breanna Linder-Martinez of Greeley Co.  She was preceded in death by her father Frank Lamb.A memorial service will be held at later date to be determined. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at ww.muellersfuneralhomes.com
Olin Peters, 79
Funeral services for Olin Peters, 79, of Pierre were held Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Pierre.

Olin Peters was born October 12, 1928 in Murdo, SD to Fred and Ethel (Dobbin) Peters. He grew up and attended country school in the Okaton area. In 1947, Olin join the Air Force and served with the 509th Air Squadron, which was the squadron of the Enola Gay. He returned to South Dakota following his honorable discharge in 1950. On October 7, 1951, Olin was united in marriage with Freda Eckert in Midland. They lived in Draper while Olin worked at the bank and then moved to Midland and Olin worked at the bank there and also owned a grocery store. They sold the store and moved to Pierre in 1970 and Olin was a custodian at Lincoln School and later McKinley School. He retired in 1991.Olin was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and Pierre DAV Chapter. He enjoyed fishing, visiting with friends and family, and being around kids.

Olin is survived by his wife Freda of Pierre; two sons Ron (Donita) of Vivian, Marlowe (Mary Jo) of Huron; one daughter Brenda (Mark) Traut of Pierre; three brothers Fredy (Marjie) of Kadoka, Allen (Phyliss) of Murdo, Alvin (Janet) of Rapid City; three sisters Grace Carney of Lexington Park, MD, Betty (Lloyd) Borders of Aurora, CO, Ethel Oldenkamp of Murdo; seven grandchildren Judy (Tracy) Frye of Fort Pierre, David Traut of Mitchell, Adrianne (David) Olsen of Denver, CO, Jade (Stephen) Fjelstad of Worthing, Colette Peters of Vivian, Courtney Peters of Vivian, Matthew Peters of Huron; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Lillian Peters of Soap Lake, WA, Sharon Peters of Rapid City; special cousin Bootes Farris of Pierre; and many nieces and nephews.Olin was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Marsha Sanders in 1981; two brothers Clyde, Dale, one in infancy; and one sister Wilma.
 

December 26 2007

Kennebec Library to get Internet

Posted by Kim
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Kennebec Librarian Nancy Harmon serves treats to children front to back; Trevor Freeman, Marissa Freeman, Jacey Miller, Braxton Harmon and Jack Miller at the library Thursday afternoon.

Betty Jean Mertens, chairman of the Kennebec Public Library board, has received word that the Library was a recipient of the Gates Staying Connected Grant Program. The award will be used to install wireless internet service to the Kennebec Library.The library has never had Internet service, so this is a special treat for the children and adults in the Kennebec area. Children will need parents’ permission for Internet use. Three computers are available for public use. The library is open from 2:30-5:30 Monday- Friday. Nancy Harmon, librarian encourages all who are interested to stop by and try out the new technology.

December 26 2007

70,000 South Dakota kids get flu shots

Posted by Kim
PIERRE, S.D. - Clinics across the state have given more than 70,000 doses of flu vaccine to South Dakota kids from age six months through 18 years as part of Governor Rounds’ child flu initiative. In comparison during the 2006 flu season, only 19,000 kids in the same age groups had flu shots.

“The response to this initiative has been fantastic and it’s great to be so close to our goal of 100,000 kids immunized,” said Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health. “We’d love to see that number even higher and will keep giving immunizations throughout the flu season. If parents haven’t already done so we really encourage them to get their kids in for a flu shot.”

Flu immunization rates are highest for children under five while fewer middle school and high school students are getting the shot. The vaccine is still available through clinics, health department community health offices and at special clinics listed on the department’s website at http://flu.sd.gov <http://flu.sd.gov/> .“Flu season usually doesn’t even peak until February so it’s definitely not too late to get a flu shot,” said Hollingsworth. “Now would be a great time to get a flu shot to protect yourself and the loved ones you’ll be visiting over the holidays.”

To date South Dakota has reported three laboratory confirmed cases of influenza B and two of influenza A. There have also been 50 rapid tests positive for flu.

Hollingsworth said the Governor’s flu initiative is providing free vaccine for kids because they account for a significant percentage of flu cases and hospitalizations each year. During the 2006-2007 flu season, 70% of South Dakota’s cases were kids 19 and younger while 43 per-cent of flu-related hospitalizations were ten and younger.

Older people, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions are also at higher risk for serious flu complications and should be vaccinated. Health care providers and household contacts of the high-risk should also be vaccinated.

In addition, South Dakotans can help stop the spread of the flu by practicing the common sense hygiene measures of the department’s “Stop It, Don’t Spread It” campaign:

*        Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand gel if you can’t wash;

*        Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze;

*        Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth;

*      If you’re sick stay home

December 26 2007

Obituaries

Posted by Kim
William Fredrick Cody Seachris, 76
William Fredrick Cody Seachris, 76, formerly of Presho, SD died in his home in Rapid City on Monday December 17, 2007.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlene, two sons, Russell Seachris of Presho, Mark and wife Monica Seachris of Presho, two daughters, Jeanette Gasser of Rapid City, and Sandy and husband Jeff Nespor of Rapid City, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren, sister, Elsie Bingen of Orangevale, CA, four brothers, Harold Seachris of Hover, OK, Marvin Seachris of Oral, SD, Ted Seachris of Larned, KS, Roy Seachris of Thorton, CO.

He was preceded in death by sister Jennie Thietje, brother Paul Seachris, mother Mary Seachris and father Charlie Seachris.

There was a memorial service at American Lutheran Church in Presho on Saturday, December 22, at 1:00 pm. He will be laid to rest a Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis on July 15, 2008.

Family and friends may sign William’s online guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com
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