August 01 2007

Posted by Kim
Remodeling work inside the new Lyman County Herald office (former Presho Library) progresses as workers prepare to replace windows and install a new inset door. The walls are being insulated and sheet rocked.

August 01 2007

Alumni return for school reunions

Posted by Kim
By Lucy Halverson
Alumni from around the country are expected to return to the Presho area this weekend to attend the Presho High School Reunion Saturday, August 4 at the Presho Gym or the Lyman Alumni also Saturday night at the Kennebec gym.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the PHS reunion with the banquet starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by the introduction of honored classes, those ending in ‘7’ and ‘5’. Local alums are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Admission is a free-will offering. A potluck dinner will again be held Sunday at noon at the gym.

Lyman alumni will gather for an organization meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kennebec gym. A social hour will start at 6:30 p.m. Alums are welcome to bring their own drinks, soft or hard, and any snacks or hors d’oeuvres.

Alumni will adopt bylaws, elect officers, and choose the date and type of event to be held next year. The meeting is not expected to last too late, allowing all those attending the opportunity to attend the Presho Fire Department’s annual street dance which starts at 9 p.m.

August 01 2007


Posted by Kim
Paul A. Streitz, 74
Funeral services for Paul A. Streitz, 74, of Kennebec, were held Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kennebec, SD. Visitation was at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Kennebec with a rosary and prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services were in the Beach City Cemetery at Beach, ND on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

Paul A. Streitz was born on May 24, 1933 at Sentinel Butte, ND to Joseph and Evangeline (Latterell) Streitz. He attended grade school and high school at Sentinel Butte, ND. Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 3, 1953 and was Honorably Discharge on October 19, 1955. On July 15, 1960, Paul was united in marriage at Billings, MT to Anna Mae Mogle and to this union 2 children were born, Dennis and Royalee. In 1961, Paul and Anna Mae moved to Kennebec where Paul was employed with the Farmer’s Co-op Elevator until retiring after more than 40 years. He enjoyed woodworking.Paul passed away on July 24, 2007 at Sanford Mid Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 74 years.

Gratefully sharing in his life are his wife Anna Mae of Kennebec, SD; his son Dennis and wife Margie of Gordon, NE; his daughter Royalee Metz and husband Jeff of Kennebec, SD; three brothers Joe and wife Sig of Dickinson, ND, Frank and wife Marti of Kirbyville, MO, and Lawrence and wife Lorre of Mendham, NJ; five sisters Marie Robertson and husband Delmar of Dickinson, ND, Irene Lange of Dickinson, ND, Millie Dietz and husband Edward of Sentinel Butte, ND, Teresa Christianson and husband Dave of Townsend, MT, and Lorraine Boyd and husband Mike of Billings, MT; his mother Evangeline Streitz of Dickinson, ND; and five grandchildren Misty Cwach and husband Kendall of Sioux Falls, SD, C.J. Metz and Shelby Metz both of Kennebec, SD, RaKel Streitz of Winona, MN, and Tatum Streitz of Mitchell, SD. Preceding him in death were his father; three brothers-in-law, and his father and mother-in-law.

John B. Emmons, 91
John Bernie Emmons was born May 7, 1916, in Wallace, AL and departed this life the evening of July 9, 2007, at Loveland, in an area hospital at the age of 91. He was born to Thomas and Hallie Emmons. John was raised in Atmore, AL, until moving to Mobile, AL at the age of 22, where he lived until 1956. He lived in Denver from 1956 to 1986, then moved to Sturgis, SD for six years. He moved back to Loveland and lived here until his passing. John was a carpenter by trade his entire life.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Lyn Bechard Emmons, three sons, Vincent B. Emmons of Mobile, AL, Alan Joseph Emmons of Kansas City, KS, and Matthew John Emmons of Loveland; one daughter, Ruthie Emmons Bailey of Georgia; sisters-in-law, Beth Oller, Vivian and Karen Gilman, Kennebec. John had seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Thomas Kenneth Emmons and Charles Fonde Emmonds; and brothers Red Emmons, Brooks Emmons, Kenny Emmons; and sister Lorraine Emmons.

July 25 2007

Posted by Kim

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.
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