June 13 2006

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Sister Elaine Tworek delivered the invocation at the dedication of the Reliance Veterans Memorial. Mayor Red McManus is pictured on the right. [/html]

June 13 2006

Reliance dedicates Memorial

Posted by Nicole

The Reliance Area Community Club (RACD) in conjunction with the Johnson-Petersen Post #179 dedicated the Veterans Memorial at the Reliance Cemetery before the regular Memorial Day service Monday, May 29. Mayor Ronald ‘Red’ McManus represented the town and also the RACD.

Sister Elaine Tworek gave the opening invocation.
After the prayer, Red thanked the community for their overall support. The RACD started the cemetery project in March of 2004 by sending out 600 letters requesting donations from people with connections to the area. Over 300 people responded with donations. The goal was to earn $20,000-$25,000. "Donations nearly doubled that amount," stated Red, which made it possible to complete the entire project in a short period of time.

The project included building a Veterans Memorial consisting of seven pedestals with plaques listing the seven Reliance area servicemen who lost their lives in time of service to the country. The plaques display the serviceman’s name, rank, and date of death. The memorial also includes a stone with a list of all veterans who are buried in the Reliance Cemetery.

A gazebo was built which protects a plot map of the cemetery from the weather.

Commander Charlie Kentch gave a dedication and Chaplain Wayne Monson gave a final prayer.

The dedication concluded with Kristen Sundall playing taps.

June 13 2006

Incumbents retain seats on county commission

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By Lucy Halverson

Voters in Tuesday’s only county election chose to return the three incumbents, Ryan Huffman, with 303 votes, followed by Steve Perry with 291 and Kim Halverson with 274 to the office of county commission. Challenger Randy Holmquist, the fourth candidate, received 176 votes.The county commission race was the only contest on the Republican ballot at the June 6, Primary Election. Voter turn out in the County was 27 percent; just 684 ballots were cast from a total of 2,542 registered voters. Republicans cast 419 ballots while the Democrats had 261. Four ballots were blank.

On the Democratic ballots voters in Lyman County chose Jack Billion over Dennis Wiese 144 to 100 for the Democratic nomination for governor. For District 21 State Senate race, county voters went with Mahylen Niles with 141 votes compared to Charon Asetoyer with 94. Niles carried District 21 winning a position on the November General Election ballot 1,254 votes to 629 for Asetoyer. Niles will face Republican Cooper Garnos in November.

For District 21 House, David Reis received the most votes in the county with 151 and also carried the District with 1,164, followed by Diane Kastner with 131 votes in the county and 900 votes from District 21. Faith Spotted Eagle finished third with 91 votes in the county and 733 in the District. The first two finishers, Reis and Kastner, will face Republican candidates Kent Juhnke and Rep. Thomas Deadrick in the General Election.

The deadline to file a nominating petition as an Independent for the November General Election was Tuesday, June 6. According to Lyman County Auditor Pam Michalek, no petitions were filed on the county level. There will be no county races on the General Election ballot.

June 13 2006


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Darleen Yvonne Jost, 74

Darleen Y. Jost, age 74, of Murdo, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Visitation was held 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday June 8, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Murdo.Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:00 a.m. CDT Friday, June 9, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Murdo, with Father Timothy Castor as celebrant.Interment was at 2:00 p.m. CDT Friday at the Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery in Presho

Dale Bailey

Sioux Falls- Dale Terry Bailey, 52, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at the University Good Samaritan Center, in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral service were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 8, at George Boom Funeral Home with burial following at the Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Visitation began at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 7 at the funeral home with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
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