June 29 2005

[b]Lutheran Pastor rides the circuit [/b]

Posted by Nicole
by Lucy Halverson

Pastor Brian Downs, Zion and Trinity Lutheran minister, spent five days last week re-enacting the role of a turn of the century circuit preacher. He rode horseback from Presho to Reliance stopping at the farm homes of church members along the way. Monday night he stayed at the Ray Herman home, Tuesday, Todd Meier of Budget Host furnished him a room, Wednesday he stayed at Eymer home and assisted with working cattle while he was there. Thursday he was a guest in the Alfred Schelske home and Friday he stayed with the Randy Holmquists. Saturday morning Pastor Downs rode in the Reliance Centennial Parade.

While this was not Pastors first experience with horses, growing up in upstate New York did not offer many opportunities to ride horseback. Randy Holmquist furnished pastor with the horse, which was about 14 years old. I had a good horse which treated me real good, stated Pastor.

June 21 2005

[b]School board election unofficial results[/b]

Posted by Kim
Name.................Votes Kenn LB Pres Rel ..Viv

Rhonda Schelske .231 ...76 ..25 ..74 .31 ..25

Bob Fanning .......215 ....68 ..24 ..80 .15 ..28

Diana Kastner .....195 ....47 ..50 ..61 .14 ..23

Mike Anderson ....127.....52 ..15 ..41 ..3 ...16

Total ..................307.....91 ..56 ..90 .31 ..39

June 21 2005

[b] Kennebec Centennial[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Image: http://www.lcherald.com/e107_files/images/kenparade.jpg

Kennebecs Centennial King John Houchin and Queen Gladys Manger ride through Kennebecs Centennial Parade Saturday, June 18, 2005. The honor was bestowed upon John and Gladys as they are both lifelong residents of Kennebec.
(Many more photos and stories can be found with in the pages of the Lyman County Herald.)

June 21 2005

[b]Reliance Celebrates 100 years June 24th -26th[/b]

Posted by Nicole
by Lucy Halverson

Reliance, established in 1905 by the Milwaukee Railroad, will celebrate their 100th anniversary this weekend. Hundreds of Reliance alumni and past residents are expected to return to celebrate the centennial theme, Reliance, a Great Town for a Hometown!

The festivities get started Friday, June 24 with the arrival of a carnival. For the first time in 50 years a carnival will set up along the towns main street. Rides and games open at 3 PM. Also opening Friday will be the Reliance museum and St. Marys museum both located at the Catholic Church basement, the quilt show at the Methodist Church, and the Legion Hall. At 6 PM Reliance High School Alumni will gather at the Legion Hall, which happens to be the old high school gym, for a banquet and program.

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