The old KELOland TV tower located on the Medicine Butte north of Reliance came down last Wednesday morning, December 11th. A tower company cut the guide wires and the tower fell to the north and hit the ground without incident. A video of the tower being dismantled can be viewed at the Herald's website, www.lcherald.com A new tower was built to the west and south of the Butte and television transmitters moved several weeks ago. When the tower came down, it also took the Reliance National Weather Reporting equipment down also. According to David Hintz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service office in Aberdeen, plans are to hire tower climbers to hang the weather antenna on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting tower which is still located near Medicine Butte. “We are unsure how long that process will take, so it could be a bit before KZZ60 (Reliance NWR) comes back up,” stated Hintz. The Pierre transmitter at WXM26, 162.400 MHz has been programed to broadcast any watch/warning/advisories for the counties of Lyman, Buffalo, Brule and Tripp during the transition. “People these counties should tune their weather radios to the Pierre transmitter at WXM26, 162.400 MHz to receive up to the date weather warnings,” added Hintz.
Teresa Hanson, center right, and Barb Brown, left, assist Wes Comp (Amanda and Lance) with wrapping the gifts he selected for family members during the annual Kids Shipping Day at the Thrift Store & More Saturday Dec. 7. Volunteers assisted the children with their shopping and wrapped gifts for Christmas. According to Hanson, the generous donations of wrapping paper, tape, and gift bags helped make the event a success.
Travelers along I-90, near Kennebec, the past two months have witnessed the growth of a mountain of milo as Wheat Growers Elevator at Kennebec started piling grain in October.
As of Monday, December 2nd, there is approximately 721,000 bushels of milo on the ground.
The pile, is located on land, next to I-90, leased from GMH of Kennebec. While the pile looks like a extra large quantity of grain, manager Todd Longivlle said it’s about the same as last year.
“We have a couple producers still bringing in corn, but I think the milo is done,” said Longville.
Dry corn is being piled east of Kennebec near the rail road tracks on property owned by Ronald Moore.
The Kennebec elevator closed Thursday for Thanksgiving day but reopened for the entire weekend to continue accepting grain.
“I hope that was our last weekend!” added Longville.
Normally, the elevator is closed the day after Thanksgiving to allow employees to spend the holiday with family, but this year’s harvest has been extra long due to weather delays and a bumper crop.
Longville believes about 99 percent of the fall harvest is finished in the area.
Elevator employees will start picking up the milo and hauling it back to the elevator where it will be run through the dryer before it's stored or shipped out.
“We pretty much have all our contracts filled now,” said Longville when asked it they were trucking grain out of the elevator.
Grain prices are doing a little better now than before harvest, according to Longville, but the price remains about half of what it was last year. In 2012 when corn was selling for $7.18 a bushel, Monday it was $3.54 a bushel; milo was $6.82 a bushel last year, and just $3.39 this week at Kennebec.
“Harvest may still be going for some, but it’s finally wrapping up,” said Longville.
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