September 05 2007

State Historical Society tours local museum

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson

Wednesday two staff members from the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre visited the Lyman County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum at Presho. Lonis Wendt, LCHS member, contacted the State Society and invited them Presho to view the facility and give the Lyman County Society their professional opinion regarding the museum. Helen Louise, Director of State Museum and Ronette Rumpca, Curator of Interpretations, spent the afternoon touring the museum and grounds. According to Louise, this type of service is part of the State Society’s mission. She explained, "We only come in and offer our assessment if we’re invited."Following the women’s tour, a written report will be compiled and presented to the Lyman County Society. The report will be shared with local society members as soon as it’s available.

The LCHS will meet Tuesday, September 11 at the Lyman County Museum in Presho at 7 pm. Discussions will include "The Fall Work at the Museum". Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting!

September 05 2007

Obituaries

Posted by Kim
Edith M. BargerFuneral services for Edith M. Barger, 93 of Chamberlain, SD, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2007, at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain, SD. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Chamberlain. SD. Edith M. Barger died August 28, 2007, at Sanford Mid-Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain, SD, at the age of 93. Edith M. Barger was born November 22, 1913, at Howard, SD, to Lewis and Anna (Schmit) Meyer.She attended grade school in rural Hand County of South Dakota and her high school years were spent in Wessington, SD, and in Madison, SD, where she graduated in 1931. She attended General Beadle College, after which she worked at various jobs in Madison, SD, including the G. F. Buche Co., where she was secretary for several years. She then gave up her position to marry her high school sweetheart, Orrion R. Barger on November 1, 1941, at Mankato, MN.They operated Barger Studio for a time, and then closed while Orrion was in World War II as an officer in the United States Navy. They returned to Chamberlain, SD, and resumed the photographic art. Edith did all of the hand coloring as well as working on the negatives before printing. They worked together and received many awards, both state and national. Because of the ill health of her husband, the studio was sold in 1980 after almost 40 years. Edith was an active church member, loved to golf and was a country club member all her years. She had many trophies to prove her golf prowess, including the cherished "hole-in-one" on number four. She wrote a familiar column on golf, "Putter Mutter: for a number of years. She volunteered for the Hospital Gift shop for several years, was a member of St. James Altar Society, bowling leagues and was a life member of the Professional Photographers of South Dakota.In 1980, Edith and her husband were selected by Dakota State College of Madison, SD, as outstanding alumni - a first for a husband and wife team. She was also a member of "International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum" in recognition of her outstanding support of the art and science of photography. In 1996, she received' a "Friend of Education" Award in Chamberlain because of her generosity in furthering higher education through scholarships to senior students.

Grateful for having shared her life are a host of nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Edna Meyer.She was preceded in death by her husband, Orrion Barger of 43 years; her parents, Lewis and Anna Meyer; four brothers and three sisters.

Hickey-Wevik Funeral Home of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements. The obituary may be seen at www.chamberlainfuneralhome.com.In lieu of flowers, Edith prefers donations be made to a favorite charity.

August 29 2007

Jones named PHS Distinguished Alumnus

Posted by Kim
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Presho High School Alumni President Pal Jessop recently presented John B. Jones (1945 PHS graduate) a plaque honoring him as the 2007 distinguished alumnus. He also received woodcarving of the Presho Wolf mascot, made by Terry Thornberg (1969). This award was given after the school reunion  as John and his grandson were on vacation in England during the first of August.

August 29 2007

Art in the Park to be held in Presho

Posted by Kim
The Presho Area Chamber is inviting any interested persons to join in the first ever Art in the Park to be held at the Presho City Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At this date, there are approximately ten vendors signed up to sell their wares. The Presho Flower Shop, homemade rugs and food booths are just a few of the items available.

The booths are free, however, if you wish to have electricity or a table, the cost is $10. If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Sandi Neil at 895-2684. "We want all kinds of crafts," added Neil.

The Presho citywide rummage sale will be running at the same time as Art in the Park. For those interested in having their sale added to a citywide map, you are asked to contact Stacie Gran at 895-9445. Any additional advertising is at the seller’s cost.
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