NewsMarch 11 2015

Irish celebration draws near

Posted by Lucy

Blarney Commission

As always, the Presho Blarney Commission is diligently preparing for the fast-approaching Irish holiday and celebration, to be held Saturday March 21st in South Dakota’s own Irish capital of Presho.

What started out as a crazed Irishman’s dream has become a huge conglomeration of all things Irish.

As the Good Saint Patrick chased the snakes out of the land of Eire, his Legacy lives on even now. Billions across God’s green earth will be inspired by the Legend of the Good Saint, and gather for his feast day.

Saturday, March 21st, we join in with the billions to commemorate the life of the Good Saint Patrick with traditional Irish music, food, drinking, dancing and merrymaking.

We celebrate by hosting a Grand Parade for the 33rd time at 2:00 pm along with a Shamrock Shuffle at noon and a dance at Hutch’s in the evening.

NewsMarch 04 2015

Annual event draws crowd to Presho gym

Posted by Lucy

Over 40 Vendors exhibited their products and services at the 23rd annual Presho Chamber Farm & Home Show held Saturday at the Lyman Gardens.

NewsMarch 04 2015

Presho, Kennebec to hold city elections

Posted by Lucy

The city of Presho will hold a city election Tuesday, April 14th to elect a mayor and one council member from WARD III.

Current mayor Mike Sprenger and Allen Heiman have both filed nominating petitions for the office of Mayor, which is a 2-year term.

In Ward III current councilman Cody Volmer did not file but two new comers Lance Mortenson and Teresa Hanson have both filed for the one 2-year term up for election.

In Ward I only the current officer holders Bill Lengkeek and Roy England filed petitions and in Ward II only Tony Urban filed a petition for one of the 2-year terms up for election. Current councilman Barrott Lillebo did not file. The council will have to appoint someone to fill the vacancy in Ward II until the next election in 2016.

Three candidates have filed for two positions up for election on the Kennebec town board which will require Kennebec to hold a city election on April 14th also.

Michelle Langenbau, Kristen Thomas and Rod Bowar are running for the two vacancies on the Kennebec Town Board. Reliance will not have a city election as Brandon Bacon was the only person to file for the one seat on the town board up for election this spring.

Voter registration for the city elections will close March 30, 2015. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for the city elections.

If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at or call the county auditor at 605-869-2247.

Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at

Voters in Presho may want to confirm which Ward they reside in if they have moved within the city limits or are new to the city. Contact city finance officer Maryls Schlomer for Ward information.

NewsFebruary 26 2015

Wheat Growers releases site layout for new facility at Kennebec

Posted by Lucy

Wheat Growers releases site layout for new facility at Kennebec

Friday morning concrete trucks were coming and going through Kennebec as a large pour took place on the dry fertilizer storage building being built at the site of the new Wheat

Growers grain facility on the west side of town.
According to one of the project superintendents additional concrete crews arrived in Kennebec Friday morning to bring the number of workers up to 70.
“We had another crew arrive this morning,” said Mike Fjerstad with SMA, the general contractor of the project.  “Concrete came from Presho (Rosebud) and Ready Mix at

Fjerstad said within the next four weeks an on site batch plant will be built on site by GCC of Aberdeen to supply concrete for the project. 
The dry fertilizer storage building is currently being built.  It will be constructed of concerte columns and wood panels.
“It’ll take a little less than 7,000 cubic yards of concrete for that building,” said Fjerstad.
Wheat Growers released a drawing of the proposed site layout Friday which shows the proposed location of the railroad siding, circular track, the elevator, the dry fertilizer plant

and Agronomy Center.  The site will be accessed from several locations along Hwy 273.
SMA is the general contractor for the fertilizer building, the elevator and the flat storage building with various subcontractors being hired to complete different aspects of the project.
Greystone Construction  expects to start work on the Agronomy Center in April.
Loiseau Construction of Flandreau continues to move dirt for the project.

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