January 23 2008


Posted by Kim
Horizons to hold Alumni gatheringBy Lucy Halverson

The Presho Horizons Project will hold an alumni gathering Sunday, January 27 at 3:30 pm at the Presho American Lutheran Church. All attending will receive a coupon good for a free meal at the Presho United Methodist annual soup supper, which will be serving from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, courtesy of the Presho Horizons Project.

All Horizons alumni, those who participated in the study circles, LeadershipPlenty training, and visioning committee, along with anyone interested in learning more about the goals of the Presho Horizons Project are encouraged to attend this gathering.

Several committee updates will be presented including the senior meals, thrift store, and the results of the ‘change’ Presho survey.

Reliance Standard changes to Cenex brand

By Lucy Halverson

Reliance Standard which was branded as a BP America station was recently forced to find a new affiliation when BP pulled out of much of South Dakota. According to Lowell Hieb owner and operator of Reliance Standard and Hieb Oil, branding the station as a Cenex Convenience store was the best offer Hieb found.

As of Dec. 20, 2007, Reliance Standard is now Hieb Cenex and the bulk plant is still known as Hieb Oil.

New signage has been installed and the station now accepts Cenex fuel cards. Applications for the new card are available at the Station.

According to earlier reports BP America left most of the South Dakota with the exception of the Sioux Falls area. BP isn’t the first brand to leave the area; ConocoPhillips also left this part of the state last year.

January 23 2008


Posted by Kim
Paul C. Kotz, 63

Funeral services were held at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 14, 2008 in Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, Rockford, IL with the Rev. William R. Wentink officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery. To express condolences online, please visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com

Paul C. Kotz, 63 of Rockford, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in Swedish American Hospital. Paul was born on Sept. 13, 1944 in Pierre, SD to Aloysious and Mabel (Knutson) Kotz. He grew up in Presho and graduated from Presho High School in 1962. He was married to Alyce Faye Houchin at Kennebec, SD on November 22, 1965

He worked at Hubbard Implement and Presho Livestock before moving to Rockford, IL in November, 1966. He was employed as a machinist at Rockford Powertrain until his retirement last year.

He served in the National Guard, was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church and served as a grand knight and district deputy in the Knights of Columbus. Paul spent countless hours coaching baseball and football for his sons’ teams. He is survived by wife, Alcye, daughters, Melissa (Robert) Chapman, Kathryn Kotz, Paula (Aric) Clevenger; son, Michael Kotz; grandchildren Erin Jardine, Gillyanne Redisi and Zane Clevenger, great grandchild, Marie Martin; brothers Austin (Bonnie) Kotz, Gerald Kotz, Steven (Barbara) Kotz, and James (Eileen) Kotz; sister, Mary Haiston; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Thomas.

Lloyd Julius Butler, 98

Funeral services for Lloyd Julius Butler, 98, were held Monday, January 21, 2008 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Burke, SD. Burial was at the Graceland Cemetery in Burke.

Lloyd Julius Butler, age 98, of Gregory, South Dakota died January 17, 2008 at the Rosebud Country Care Center Nursing Home in Gregory, South Dakota.

Lloyd was born July 31, 1909 at Burke, South Dakota to Julius and Dora (Hysell) Butler. He attended school in Burke. He was united in marriage to Mildred Stevicks on April 19, 1930. Together they raised one daughter and two sons on their farm southwest of Burke.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Dora; his wife, Mildred in 2000; one sister, Ina; one son-in-law, Chuck Rolf and one daughter-in-law, Katie Butler.

Lloyd is survived by one daughter, Donna Rolf of Kennebec, South Dakota; two sons: Dale of Winner, South Dakota and Dennis (Caroline) of Platte, South Dakota; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Edward Robert Miller, 82

Edward Robert Miller, 82, of Chamberlain SD died January 17, 2008, in Tempe, AZ. A public memorial service is planned for June 2008. Hickey-Wevik Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

Ed was born February 20, 1925, in Lyman County SD. He was the third child of Herman and Florence (Matthews) Miller of rural Lyman SD. During the "Dirty Thirties" he moved with his parents and siblings to Oacoma and later to Chamberlain. He graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1943 and joined the United States Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II.

Following his discharge he returned to Chamberlain and to his high school sweetheart Shirley Dee Wilbur. The two were married June 23, 1946. They lived at the Taft Hotel where Ed was employed by his father-in-law as a night desk clerk. He also worked as a carpenter, painter and carpet layer.

His knack for interior decorating soon developed into a full-time occupation. In 1967 Ed and Shirley opened The Carpet Shop where they sold floor and wall coverings, paint, and window treatments. At retirement they closed the Shop but Ed continued to lay carpet, paint and hang blinds into his 70s.

ER was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Chamberlain Country Club for many years and for several years during the 1960s, Ed and Shirley managed the golf course. He also built and repaired golf clubs and was a member of the USPGA. His other hobbies included history, reading, a wide range of crafts, his lawn and garden, and visiting with the folks at Casey’s Welcome West, Midwest Supply and Cozine Electric. Ed was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by a brother Donald Miller and wife Kathy of Sturgis; a brother-in-law Wesley Baker of Tacoma WA; three daughters Shannon Dee Waysman and husband Dale of Parker SD, Robin Kay King of Tempe AZ and Carma Lynne Muldoon and husband Michael of rural Oacoma SD; five grandchildren Brodie, Kerry and Caley Waysman, Deirdre Muldoon Lange, and Jason Muldoon; and three great-grandchildren Owen, Evan and Garret Lange. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Miller, a sister Harriet "Dot" Baker, his wife, and a son Robert Reed Miller.

January 16 2008

Medical equipment available at Presho Clinic

Posted by Kim
Ann Bush, executive director of South Dakota CARES, Inc. delivered medical equipment to Dianne Urban, PA-C, of the Stanley/Jones Clinic in Presho. The equipment is available to loan out to those in need.

By Lucy Halverson

Stanley/Jones Memorial Clinic now offers medical equipment to help area residents in need of assistance thanks to the South Dakota CARES program. Tuesday, January 8 Ann Bush, executive director of SD CARES, delivered several pieces of medical equipment to the clinic in Presho that can be loaned out to those in need.

The items include a wheelchair, walker, bathtub stool, and other personal hygiene items that assist people recovering from surgery, under going cancer treatments or those suffering from other chronic or disabling conditions.People are encouraged to contact the Stanley/Jones Clinic at 895-2589 if they have need for medical equipment. The loaned equipment is made possible through the SD CARES program, which accepts, donated equipment, refurbishes it and then donates it back to those in need through distribution centers like the one at Stanley/Jones Clinic in Presho.

January 16 2008

Barns; Cross Section of the Rural Landscape to be presented

Posted by Kim
The Lyman County Historical Society will sponsor a historical program Sunday, January 20 at 2:30 pm at the Presho Public Library. Cookies and coffee will be served following the program. All ages are welcome.

Jay Vogt, director of the State Historical Society will present a program called, "Barns; Cross Section of the Rural Landscape," Sunday, January 20 at the Presho Public Library at 2:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Cookies and coffee will be served following the program.

People are invited to bring photographs or stories about their barns, those still standing and those that are no longer. Contact LCHS members Gay Murphy, 473-5391 or Lonis Wendt at 683-4735 if you have any questions.
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