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.
NewsJanuary 11 2017
2017 Hall of Fame Induction
The first Hall of Fame Induction for 2017 was held Sat., Jan. 7 at the Lyman Gym during the Mid Dakota Monster Wrestling Tournament. Former outstanding wrestler Dana Hoffer was presented with his Hall of Fame plaque by his former high school wrestling coach Tim Steffensen.
NewsJanuary 11 2017
Town board asks for one more re-design
Several city residents, concerned with the location of the proposed new sanitary sewer lines, attended Monday night’s Kennebec Town Board meeting to ask the town to reconsider where the lines cross their property.
New Grant of Access forms along with location maps were distributed to property owners affected by the installation of lift stations and new lines following the December town meeting. At that time, the board decided that if changes were to be made it would be at the cost of the property owner. After further discussion Monday night, it became apparent that based on the proposed engineering firm’s plan, the project as presented would cause disruption to several businesses and unnecessary cost to trench or bore through other utilities, trees and structures.
The board agreed to send the proposed changes as presented by the property owners in attendance, and others submitted, back to the engineers to be re-designed at the town’s cost, and then move forward with bid letting.
Todd Longville, presiding over the meeting as vice-president, stated he was hopeful, property owners would approve the plan with the changes.
"For the last time, let’s get it re-designed, so property owners will sign off on it and get it out to bid,” said Longville.
SPN engineer Camden Hoffer stated the project needed to be advertised for 10 days, and the town could possibly open bids at the February 6 meeting.
Following an executive session the board returned and authorized a two-percent salary increase for permanent city employees, Charlie Gran, Bailey Creasey and Kathy Caslin, and also a $50 Christmas bonus for employees.
The board instructed Creasey to start advertising for summer help. In other action, the board approved the following:
• Grant of Access for the rodeo grounds.
• Appoint Deb Halverson to the Housing Board to fill position vacated by Rodney Mick.
• Building permit from Todd and Barb Meier for a 20 x 21 foot addition to the motel office.
• Donation of $1,000 to Rails to the Future.
• Changing the date on the Welcome to Kennebec sign to 1905 at an estimated cost of $640.
- 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