June 06 2006


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Andrew Brakke, 92

Andrew Brakke, 92 of Presho died Friday, June 2, 2006 at Chamberlain. Prayer service was 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Church with Pastor David Larson officiating. Services were 10:00 am Wednesday, June 7 at the American Lutheran Church in Presho with Pastor David Zellmer officiating with burial at Presho City Cemetery.

May 30 2006

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Lyman staff members Joyce Houchin, Betty Jean Mertens, Judy Mertens and school board member Tonya Ness were recognized at LMS Promotional Exercises Tuesday, May 18 for their years of service to the Lyman School District.

May 30 2006

Thirty-nine promoted to Lyman High School

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By Lucy Halverson

Promotional ceremonies for thirty-nine Lyman Middle School eighth graders were held at the Kennebec gym Tuesday, May 16. Eighth grade student council president Skyler Eriksen welcomed family and friends to the ceremony and spoke to his class members reminding them of their past experiences at LMS.

Curly Schoenfelder of the Johnson-Peterson Legion Post #179 presented the American Legion Citizen Award to Mara Herman and Mark Henriksen. Following a power point presentation prepared by the 8th grade students, a perfect attendance award was presented to Shelly Groth and the Presidential Award was presented to Mark Henriksen, Kevin Meier, Ian Muirhead, Brendan Smith, Jordi Terca and Taylor Terca.
 Lyman Middle School math teacher Keith Herman was the speaker. Lyman Superintendent Bruce Carrier presented several awards to Lyman staff members. Joyce Houchin was recognized for 24 years of service to the Lyman Schools as a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide. Joyce is currently an aide in Kennebec Elementary first grade.

Tonya Ness, Lyman School board vice-chairwoman was recognized for her nine-years of service to the board of education. Tonya is completing her final year, as she is not seeking reelection.

Retiring staff members Judy Mertens, Kennebec school secretary for the past 24 years, and Betty Jean Mertens, who spent 30 years teaching at Lyman, her most current position was Title I teacher.

Lyman School board vice-chairwoman Tonya Ness presented diplomas to the graduating students which included; Jacob Anderson, Trina Bad Horse, Tiarra Bowar, Grady Brodrecht, Ashley Busack, Jessica Colemen, Marshall Ealy, Skyler Eriksen, Cayenne Estes, R.J. Estes, Kyle Fonder, Sammi Jo Gourneau-Janis, Shelly Groth, Mark Henriksen, Mara Herman, Dawson Jandreau, Kayla Janis, Christian Jones, Ali Linderman, Jake Longville, Travis Love, Shae McClanahan, Tyler McGhee, Kevin Meier, Anna Michalek, Ian Muirhead, Tamara Ollerich, Logan Reuman, Reed Reuman, Kari Schmidt, Brenna Scott, Brendan Smith, Kara Stewart, Jordi Terca, Taylor Terca, Tom Walling, Katie Walters.

The class members hosted a reception of punch and cake for family and friends at the gym following the ceremony.

May 30 2006

State’s Primary Election, Tuesday

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By Lucy Halverson

South Dakota voters will head to the polls Tuesday June 6 to vote in the State’s Primary Election.

There are no state or District 21 races on the Republican ballot, but there will be one race for Lyman County Commission. The only local race is between four individuals vying for one of three positions on the Commission. Incumbents seeking re-election include Steve Perry, Presho; Ryan Huffman, Vivian; and Kim Halverson, Kennebec. Randy Holmquist, Reliance, is the fourth candidate seeking election to the commission. Cooper Garnos, Presho is the Republican candidate for a Senate seat from District 21 while Rep. Tom Deadrick, Platte and Kent Juhnke, Vivian are the Republican candidates for State Representative from District 21.
The county’s Democrats will choose a gubernatorial candidate between Jack Billion and Denise Wiese. Voters will also choose candidates for the House and Senate from District 21. Charon Asetoyer, Lake Andes and Mahylen Niles, Chamberlain are competing for the chance to challenge the Republican candidate for the State Senate. The following three candidates; Diane Kastner, Kennebec; Faith Spotted Eagle, Lake Andes and David Reis, Reliance are vying for the opportunity to run for State Representative against the two Republican candidates. Democratic voters may vote for two candidates for Representative.

Voting precincts will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Central Daylight Savings time. There are seven polling precincts in the county; #1 Iona School, #4 Oacoma Community Center, #6 Reliance Fire Hall, #7 Kennebec Courthouse meeting room, #12 Presho United Methodist Church, and #13 Vivian Fire Hall.

The Herald will post county results on the website at www.lcherald.com as soon as they become available following the closure of the polls.
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