NewsMarch 30 2016

The hunt goes on!

Posted by Lucy

Three-year old Soren Brakke (Colby & Ashley, of Presho) selects a candy filled egg from a table covered with eggs at the Kennebec T&C Club Easter Egg Hunt that was moved inside to the firehall due to Saturday’s snow. There were plenty of eggs to distribute to all the youth who attended. See more photos on page 2 in this week's Lyman County Herald.

NewsMarch 30 2016

Meet the City Candidates

Posted by Lucy

The cities of Presho and Kennebec will hold elections on Tuesday, April 12 to elect candidates to their respective city council and town board. As a service to voters in these communities the Herald features a "Meet the Candidates Forum" inside on page 3 of this week’s issue. In Presho registered voters living in Ward II and Ward III are the only people eligible to vote in their Wards. In Ward II, an election will be held between Susan Thomas and Colby Brakke, for a one-year term on the council. No one officially ran for the office last year, and the council appointed Barrot Lillebo to serve. Lillebo did not file a nominating petition for election to Ward II. In Ward III one person will be elected from a field of three candidates, Angela Ehlers, Lance Comp and Robert Christensen, to fill a 2-year position currently held by Ehlers. The town of Kennebec will elect one person in a race between two newcomers, Debra Halverson and Jared Schelske, to fill a 3-year term on the Town Board. City elections will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016. All registered voters in the town of Kennebec are eligible to vote at the Kennebec Fire Hall from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Only voters living in Ward II and Ward III are eligible to vote in the Presho city election to be held at the city fiance office from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

NewsMarch 23 2016

34th Annual Celebration honors Sweeney

Posted by Lucy

Members of the Sweeney clan returned to Presho Saturday, March 19th to observe the 34th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (and kiss the Blarney Stone) and honor one of the original founders, the late Mike Sweeney. L-r: Kirby and Barb Sweeney; Dan and LeeAnn Konzum, Karen (Konzum) Koenig; Vince Koenig; and Brenda (Plueger) Hagaman. For more pictures from the celebration weekend, check out this week's Lyman County Herald.

NewsMarch 23 2016

New manager joins Wheat Growers Agronomy Center at Kennebec

Posted by Lucy

A new location manager arrived in Kennebec March 7th to start his duties at the Agronomy Center in Kennebec. Brad Sibson, a 35 year Wheat Growers employee, transferred from the Huron to the Kennebec facility earlier this month. He has worked at various Wheat Growers locations but the last 15 years he’s been in the Huron/Wolsey area. "At Huron I worked in the grain and agronomy operation, and at Wolsey in the grain side," said Sibson. His most recent position with the company has been Operational Employee Development. Sibson’s job involved traveling to various Wheat Grower locations where he provided training for managers and staff development. "There’s a lot of development going on here," said Sibson with reference to Kennebec’s new facility and employees. The entire facility is automated, and operates with various computer software programs explaining that he’s already used more than a half a dozen different programs since arriving. Sibson grew up in Pierre where his father Herb was manager at the Pierre Farmers Elevator for many years. A graduate of Lake Area Vo-Tech, Sibson has held a number of managerial positions with Wheat Growers. The has three grown sons, two of which work for Wheat Growers, and four grandchildren. "Taylor works at Huron and the Alec at Wolsey," said Sibson, adding that the young men are twins. Another son Jesse lives in the Omaha area. Sibson owns a house in Huron and is temporarily renting an apartment in Kennebec. He’s not sure where he’ll find permanent housing but may consider Pierre as his parents are still residents there. Sibson enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and racquetball and fishing and camping during his spare time. He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church. "There’s a lot of excitement in the air here," said Sibson, when asked his thoughts about the community. "People are excited for the opportunity for more development." The Agronomy Center is run by a team of employees under the leadership of Sibson; including Rusty Langenbau, assistant location manager, Rhonda Frosch, bookkeeper, Jessica Downey and Derek Barondeau, sales agronomists, Chad Urban, Steve Rippy, and Allysa Nelson, fertilizer plant operations, Ken Clement and Brian Nielsen, equipment operators. The Agronomy Center, features a 200-ton capacity blending tower, the 150,000-gallon liquid fertilizer load-out system and a seed treatment facility for wheat and soybeans. It is located at 115 N US Hwy 273 at Kennebec and the phone number is 605-869-2255. The center is the first phase of Wheat Growers’ $40 million project that will include a grain handling facility and shuttle loader in Kennebec.
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