July 03 2007

Mellegard recognized by American Recreation Coalition

Posted by Kim
Last week, the American Recreation Coalition presented seven outstanding federal managers with Legends Awards during Great Outdoors Week 2007, in Washington, D.C. The Legends Award is in recognition of the recipients' extraordinary individual efforts to expand and enhance recreational opportunities through public/private partnerships. Honorees are nominated by the federal agencies that play central roles in providing public recreation opportunities. Richard Mellegard was honored with this prestigious award.Richard Mellegard, Bureau of Reclamation, is an Outdoor Recreation Planner with the agency's Phoenix, Arizona, Area Office. He has been instrumental in developing some of the most successful public/private partnerships within Reclamation. He also provides oversight to some unique partners with facilities on Reclamation land, including the city of Scottsdale and the PGA, developers and managers of the FBR Open, which enjoys the largest attendance of any golf tournament in the world. Other partners include the Arizona Diamondbacks professional baseball team and the Barrett-Jackson Classic Antique Auto Show, the largest auto show of its type in the world. Recognized as an innovative problem solver, Mr. Mellegard has been asked to participate in multiple organizations to plan future recreation facilities. He has helped leverage cost-sharing funds that, in many cases, have been the determining factor in such facilities becoming a reality

June 27 2007

Shade installed at ball field

Posted by Kim

Lyman boys baseball team took on Philip Tuesday, June 19 at the Delmer Volmer Baseball Field while fans watched the action from the shaded bleachers. The ‘A’ and ‘B’ team won their games, the ‘C’ team lost. By Lucy Halverson Three overhead shades have been added to the bleachers at the Delmer Volmer baseball field in Presho to provide shade for spectators.

The portable shade system, constructed by Forrest Hupp and John Uthe of the city maintenance department, has been under construction for the past year.

A square frame made of metal pipe was welded together, then a tarp, attached with ropes through grommets, was stretched across the top. The shades are 12 feet tall. The tarp is made of a fabric that blocks 80 percent of the sun’s rays and yet allows some light to pass through. The city paid for the shades. The cost of the tarps was nominal, about $250 each. "The pipe we got surplus," said Hupp.

The metal frame will remain in place but the tarps will be removed and stored during the winter months.

June 27 2007

Historical Society meets

Posted by Kim
The Lyman County Historical Society met Monday, June 18, 2007, at the Lyman County Pioneer Museum at 5 P.M., with eight members present. President Bev Johnson called the meeting to order. Minutes of the last meeting were unavailable. Discussion was held on mowing at the Museum; the Newsletter, which has been sent to all members; spraying of the trees; holders of the Museum displayed in cafes; Lyman County ad; picnic tables; Sunday entertainment at Museum; sign at the entrance to the Museum; coffee and cookies Day; Kids Day; and volunteers. Treasurer Adelia Olsen gave a copy of the financial report to each member present; discussion followed. Gay Murphy: postage and newsletter-paid.

The members wish to say "thank you" to Bob Cameron for the great brochures with pictures taken by him of Museum objects to see and in color. Thank you also to Bette Reumann and her daughter for the table displays which are at cafes in the area. They look nice on the tables and don’t take much space.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn. The July 23, 2007, meeting of the Historical Society will be held at the Museum at 7 P.M. Doreine M. Anderson- Secretary.

June 27 2007


Posted by Kim
Archie E. Millard Jr., 81 Archie E. Millard Jr., 81 of Presho died Tuesday, June 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Presho United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the Presho United Methodist Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment was at the Presho City Cemetery. Isburg Funeral Chapels of Pierre and Presho were placed in care of the arrangements with Pastor Sandi Neil officiating. Online condolences may be sent at www.isburgfuneralchapel.comArchie Earnest Millard Jr. was born on May 28, 1926 in Yankton, SD to Archie and Francis (Wescott) Millard. At the age of 9 his family moved to Blunt SD, where he grew up and attended rural school. When he was 18 he joined the service and served during WWII at Okinawa. After he returned home from the service he worked for 12 years for Fred and Myrtle Doering near Blunt and on May 24, 1953 he married Cora Jean Stulken in Wessington Springs SD. In 1958 they purchased their farm south of Presho where they raised their family and farmed and ranched. In 1982 they moved to town where Archie became involved in many boards he was clerk and supervisor of Pratt township for many years, served for 12 years as a director with the Kennebec Elevator, was on the Pratt School Board, Sunday School Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, 60yr member of the American Legion, 4-H Leader and a member of the United Methodist Church in Presho.

Archie enjoyed and loved the ranching life he also enjoyed hunting, traveling, his grandchildren, renting bulls and of course playing cards.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Cora Jean, his four children; David of Presho, Norval and wife Debbie of Presho, Travis and wife Starla of Vivian, and Lavonne and Mike Harmon of Chelsea SD. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren Nathan, Brandy, Holly, Derek, Trinity, Scott, Donna and his four great-grandchildren Tyrone, Zachary, Jake and Logan. He is survived by three brothers Alvin of Blunt, William and wife Shirley of Lead and James and wife Bessie of Shepherd MT; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Ladonna, one brother, one sister, one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law.
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