NewsNovember 29 2017

Presho gets ready for Holiday Open House

Posted by Lucy

Presho gets ready for Holiday Open House 
 
John Uthe, Street Supervisor, and Pat Mitchell hung Christmas decorations Wednesday, November 22 getting the town ready for the Presho Chamber Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 30.

NewsNovember 29 2017

Lighting up Kennebec

Posted by Lucy

Lighting up Kennebec
 
    Kennebec Town & Country Club along with local businesses invite the public to the 4th annual Lighting Up Kennebec event, Tues., Dec. 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
   Kennebec businesses will hold individual holiday open houses and offer refreshments and door prizes to patrons.
Santa and his elves will be at the library to visit with children and pose for photos starting at 6:30 pm.  
   At 7:00 p.m. Santa will flip the switch on the outdoor light display at the courthouse to Light Up Kennebec! 
    Come out and enjoy this holiday event in Kennebec.

NewsNovember 22 2017

Game On, Cancer fundraiser

Posted by Lucy

Game On, Cancer fundraiser  
 
Stanley Jones Trust donated $38,173 to the Game On, Cancer event for the Helmsley Cancer Center. Pictured l-r: Donna Brakke, volunteer; Angela Ehlers, event coordinator; Kellie Yachley, Director of Avera St. Mary’s Foundation; Tami McClanahan, Stanley Jones Trust Board member; Devan Kleven, Cap Stone Student from Sully Buttes, and Andrea Diehm, volunteer. Game On, Cancer was held Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday at Jet Lanes Bowling Alley. Local donations made throughout the event were over $5,000. Stanley Jones Trust made a donation of $31,873 bringing the total to over $36,000. The Leona M. and Harry B.Helmsley Charitable Trust matched the donations bringing the total to over $74,000.

NewsNovember 22 2017

Grassland Coalition December Road Show will feature Gabe Brown

Posted by Lucy

Grassland Coalition December Road Show will feature Gabe Brown
 
   BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, SDSU Extension and other partnering organizations celebrate another successful year by offering a great educational opportunity to members and non-members alike during the 2017 Road Show December 11 - 15 coming to several South Dakota Communities.  
   Gabe Brown will be the featured speaker during the roadshow stops in Hot Springs, Chamberlain, Crooks, Watertown and Aberdeen.   
   Gabe Brown is recognized as a national leader in the soil health movement. He converted his North Dakota farm from conventional tillage and grazing practices to a regenerative approach that has drastically reduced input expenses and increased profitability. These new management practices have also improved the overall health of his soil, livestock and lifestyle.  
   Event organizers ask that attendees RSVP to the contacts listed for each location below if possible for the meal, but walk ins are welcome. Registration at each event will begin at 9:30 am. Cost is Free to current Grassland Coalition members and $30 for non-members and includes a 1-yr membership with admission to Coalition events, tours, etc. For any general questions, contact Judge Jessop at 605-280-0127. 
   During the road show, Gabe will share details of transitioning a farm away from conventional mentality and methods. He will discuss how the decision to embrace alternative management has improved the health of the air, water, plants, animals and people associated with his operation’s farming and grazing strategies.

2017 Road Show Agenda:

Hot Springs: Mon., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (MST), American Legion Hall (1045 Jennings Ave, Hot Springs), RSVP to: Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist (605) 394-1722 or  david.ollila@sdstate.edu  

Chamberlain: Tues., Dec. 12, Road Show & Annual Meeting, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CST), AmericInn (1981 E King St, Chamberlain), RSVP to: Judge Jessop - S.D. Grassland Coalition, (605) 280-0127 or judge.jessop©sdconservation.net. Following the road show, the S.D. Grassland Coalition Annual Meeting will begin at 12:35 p.m. 

Crooks: Wed., Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CST), Crooks Community Center (701 S Western Ave, Crooks), RSVP to: Judge Jessop, S.D. Grassland Coalition, (605) 280-0127 or judge.jessop©sdconservation.net 

Watertown: Thurs., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CST), Codington County Extension Complex (1910 West Kemp Ave), RSVP to: Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist, peter.bauman©sdstate.edu or (605) 882-5140  or Jan Rounds, janice.rounds©sdstate.edu  (605) 882-5140

Aberdeen: Fri., Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CST), Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont St S, Aberdeen, SD), RSVP to: Valeree DeVine, (605)426-6951 ex.3 or  valeree.devine@sd.usda.gov  
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