NewsJanuary 25 2017
Juniors work the concession stand
Juniors Allison, left and Katie sell concessions to Rory at the home boys basketball game on Thursday night. The proceeds from the sales of the concessions go to the Junior class to help with class expenses such as Prom. Concessions advisor is Amber Weber.
NewsJanuary 25 2017
Sewer project moves forward
After several months of discussions between the Kennebec Board of Trustees, residents, and SPN and Associates, the engineering firm hired for the town’s wastewater improvement and expansion project, an invitation to bid the third and final phase of the project was released this week. The Town Board will open sealed bids for the Pressurized Sewer Extension project at the Feb. 6, 2017 meeting. Project engineer Camdem Hofer stated the project would start in the spring and have a completion date of December 1, 2017. The expansion will provide sanitary sewer to approximately 30 new hook-ups currently not on the system; the KOA Campground, and businesses along Highway 248 including Halvorson Oil, Gerry’s Motel, King’s Motel and Hot Rod’s Steakhouse and several private residences. The pressurized sewer system will utilize 15 grinder lift stations and thousands of feet of PVC pipe to pump sewage from the new hook ups to the recently upgraded treatment ponds built on the east side of town. The $1.16 million wastewater project was approved by the Kennebec Town Board following a town meeting in July of 2014. Phase one of the project, to flush and televise over 18,000 feet of 8-inch clay sewer lines throughout town to determine if other problem areas exist in the city’s sewer system, was completed last summer. The estimated cost was $55,000, but it was completed under budget. The second phase, the construction of two new larger wastewater ponds, was finished in November. The bid at $261,000 also came in under budget. The Town received two loan packages to fund the entire project which will be repaid with project revenues and an additional surcharge assessed to all current and future hook ups. The third phase of the project, the expansion of the sewer system, was originally estimated at $723,000, which is what the town has available for funding. Hofer stated if the bids come in higher than expected due to project changes, additional engineering fees and delays the Town Board will need to decide how to proceed. “We won’t know until the bids come in, “ said Board Vice-President Todd Longville. “Over all we’re within budget so far on the first two projects, even with change orders.”
NewsJanuary 18 2017
Winners of Kennebec's Annual Fishing Tournament include l-r: Emmitt Houchin and Keith Hespe, biggest panfish, 1.5 lbs; Dave Halgrimson and Kenny Nye, biggest northern 11.04 lbs; Zack Wolf and Gary Wolf, biggest walleye 8.5 lbs; Barrot Lillebo and daughter Jada, largest weight of walleyes 18.88 lbs; and Gordie Lillebo, biggest bass 5.11 lbs.
NewsJanuary 18 2017
Annual fishing tournament a success
The Kennebec T & C club held their annual fishing tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 & 15. The tournament allowed fishermen to fish on Lake Byre, Brakke and Fate to try to catch the biggest walleye, bass, northern and panfish. This year a total of 25 teams participated. The weather was favorable in the 20 degree range both days. The tournament concluded with weigh-ins at Hot Rods at 3 pm on Sunday where payouts for winners and prize drawings were awarded. Winners include l-r: Emmitt Houchin and Keith Hespe, biggest panfish, 1.5 lbs; Dave Halgrimson and Kenny Nye, biggest northern 11.04 lbs; Zack Wolf and Gary Wolf, biggest walleye 8.5 lbs; Barrot Lillebo and daughter Jada, largest weight of walleyes 18.88 lbs; and Gordie Lillebo, biggest bass 5.11 lbs.
- Lyman HS band performs for crowd
- Climate update predicts wetter than average April
- Three seats on board up for election
- Student Council raises money for Children’s Miracle Network
- Garnos inducted into Hall of Fame
- Presho takes second at amateur tournament
- Presho’s 25th Farm & Home Show a success
- Presho and Reliance to hold city elections
- Lyman Seniors serve as pages
- Annual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18
- Manger fundraiser a success