July 25 2007

Posted by Kim
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Presho lifeguard Ashley Uthe takes roll call as this group of young swimmers from the Presho area prepare for their last beginners class of the year. The six-week session of swimming lessons were completed Friday, July 20 under the direction of Norma "Turp" Johnson and pool staff.

July 25 2007

Dry conditions help fuel grass fire

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson
A fire, sparked by haying equipment, Friday morning southeast of Presho burned nearly 100 acres of hay and prairie grass before firemen contained the blaze. Rob Comp and Lance Comp were haying on land owned by Marie Gregory about five miles east and two miles south of Presho Friday morning when machinery sparked a fire. High winds, dry conditions and an abundance of fuel sent the fire moving in a northwesterly direction jumping a section line road and proceeding into a lake bed that had not been hayed. The Presho fire department responded about 11 a.m. Upon their arrival and assessment David Cole, the highest ranking officer on site, quickly called for mutual assistance from area departments. "The flames were high and it was moving fast," said Cole.

Nearly, 25 firefighters and 10 trucks from Vivian, Kennebec, Reliance and Presho worked to contain the fire. Lyman County Highway Department brought a tanker trailer of water to assist in containing the fire.

The fire burned through hay ground owned by Roger Studt and some CRP, owned by Owen Garnos before hitting Studt’s fallow field east of his farmstead. Firemen were able to get control and stop the fire from spreading when it hit the black field around 1:00 p.m. Firemen stayed on the scene through out the afternoon to extinguish bales and other hot spots. "We lost five bales and hay in the windrow, maybe about 4-tons of hay," stated Comp. Studt’s hay field was not yet mowed.Current hot temperatures and dry conditions could result in more fires. Cole advised those working outdoors to use caution. "I’m surprised we haven’t had more fires considering the how dry and hot is has been," said Cole.

July 25 2007

Obituary

Posted by Kim
Paul Streitz

Funeral services for Paul Streitz, 74, of Kennebec, SD are pending with the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Home in Chamberlain. Paul passed away on July 24, 2007 at Sanford Mid Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain.

July 17 2007

New football scoreboard installed

Posted by Kim
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A new football scoreboard was installed at the Lyman field Monday, July 16 by Moore Brothers Construction of Kennebec. Cody Moore, far right, and Ty Uthe secure the board to the supports.  BankWest and Dakota Prairie Bank split the cost of the $10,123 score board which came from Daktronics at Brookings.  It replaces the original put into place when the field was built in the 1980’s.    "We are very appreciative of the continued support our school receives from both banks," stated Superintendent Bruce Carrier.
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