NewsJune 10 2015

Construction at new elevator site stays on schedule

Posted by Lucy

This aerial photo of the new Wheat Growers elevator at Kennebec was taken last week courtesy of local pilot Ryan Husman. He came in from the south and took this photo looking north. The current railroad tracks are located in the lower left hand corner. According to John Kroll, construction project manager from SDWG, work continues on schedule for the completion of the dry fertilizer plant on the left; the flat grain storage building at the top, and the agronomy service center that is located further southeast of the elevator office & probe. Kroll stated the three buildings are expected to be operational by fall of 2015.

NewsJune 10 2015

What's new at the museum

Posted by Lucy

It must be must be summer!

School is out, the swimming pool is open, cow/calf pairs have been moved out to pasture and the Lyman County Pioneer Museum is once again open.

The museum opened Monday, May 25 and hosted the annual American Legion Butrick Post Memorial Day services and potluck dinner.

This summer, the museum is open to the public daily Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Staff members Tammy Cole and Carmen Patrick will welcome you to the museum and answer any questions you may have about displays.

If you want to visit the museum or invite your out-of-town family members or guests to tour the museum after regular hours contact volunteer Bev Johnson 895-2294 or Tammy Cole 605-280-4180, as they can open the museum for you.

Earlier in May Lyman High School English teacher Deb Smith contacted Bev Johnson for a tour of the museum. Smith took her sophomore English class to the museum for a field trip.

"It was great to visit the museum. It’s so close and yet many of the students had never been there before," said Smith.

The students explored the different buildings and used displays as back drops for photo re-enactments of different periods of history like the great depression of the 1930s, the one-room schoolhouse and the little country church.

"We could have spent much more time looking at all of the displays that the museum has to offer," said Smith. "I hope that some of the kids will go back for another look this summer."

Museum staff members, Cole and Patrick, have been busy cleaning, painting, and rearranging displays, while volunteer Susan Shearer works on cataloging the thousands of items that have been donated to the museum over the past 50 years.

All the items at the museum, regardless if they were first placed in the museum on loan from the original owner, are now considered a donated item and property of the museum.

Due to the lack of available space, any donations to the museum today must first be approved before they can be accepted to avoid duplication of items.

Displays and collections are moved and changed yearly to provide visitors something new and different to see every summer.

For those unfamiliar with the Pioneer Museum it is a county-wide museum, operated by the Lyman County Historical Society. The society receives some funding from the county but they rely heavily on donations – large and small – to maintain the complex and pay expenses. Lifetime memberships in the society are $15 for an individual, and $25 for a family membership.

The museum features three large buildings that house many artifacts, photos, documents and items donated by the family’s of early day pioneers and others who called Lyman County home from Iona to Vivian.

NewsJune 03 2015

Local Lions Club projects recognized

Posted by Lucy

The Medicine Creek Lions Club of Presho received the Centennial Diamond Patch for completing the four goals requiring projects in environment, hunger, youth and vision and also reporting club activities.

District Governor Julaine Arient-Rollman of Rapid City presented the patch that will be added to the club’s banner during the Lions last meeting of the year May 27th at Hutch’s

The projects completed this year include the adopt a highway program, vision screenings, youth hoop shoot and donating money for childrens books at the Presho Library, and contributing to the Food Pantry in Presho.

Pictured: Lions Club vice president Mike Sprenger accepted the award from 5SW District Governor Julaine Arient-Rollman.

NewsJune 03 2015

Lyman reunion moves to Clubhouse

Posted by Lucy

The Lyman alumni association officers met Wed., May 20 to complete plans for the 2015 school reunion to be held Saturday, July 25.

The alumni gathering will be held at the Medicine Creek Golf Course Clubhouse from 6 pm to 9 pm. It was decided that the alumni association will furnish pork loin sandwiches, prepared by the clubhouse staff, and alumni may bring appetizers, chips, salads or desserts if they desire. A free will offering will be taken for the sandwiches.

There is no need to secure a spiking permit as the clubhouse has a full liquor license.

The officers went through applications for the Lyman Alumni Scholarship and selected a winner that will be announced at the alumni gathering in July.

Honor classes will be those ending in "5" and "0." A representative from each honor class will be asked to introduce the class and the class will be asked several trivia game questions based on their high school class. The Lyman County Herald will take photos of the honor classes for publication in the following week’s issue.

A short business meeting to elect officers for the next year will be held.

Current officers are Jim Cole, president; Norval Millard, 2nd – president, Christie Collins, 3rd- president, Shelli Collins, secretary, and Lucy Halverson, treasurer.

All Lyman alumni are invited to attend, no other invitations will be sent out. Officers ask that you notify classmates of the reunion and join the Lyman Alumni Facebook page at Lyman High School Alumni (South Dakota).

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