NewsOctober 03 2018

MW Club presents Home Town Hero Award

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MW Club presents Home Town Hero Award 
 
Modern Woodmen Club #2866-2 presented Dan Labeda with the hometown hero award for his heroism in saving a life at Hutch’s Cafe in June. Club members presenting the award before the football game Friday evening are l-r: Dawsen Volmer, Canyon Garnos and Chase Seaboy.

NewsOctober 03 2018

Referendum Petition filed with city determined to be invalid

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Referendum Petition filed with city determined to be invalid 
 
By Lucy Halverson/LCH
 
   The Presho City Council rejected a municipal referendum petition filed by Dan Meyer to put the sewer project to a vote of the people of Presho during their Monday night meeting. The decision was based on the city’s attorney opinion that the petition was invalid and not compliant with state statues. 
   According to state laws (2-1-9 and 9-20-9), the petition didn’t not meet the requirements of requisite heading and verification on all pages. It was a three-page copy of an official petition, not a self contained petition. The deadline to file a referendum petition is 20 days after the publication of an action taken by the city council. Mayor Mike Sprenger informed the council that Meyer had been contacted regarding the invalid petition.  
   Terry Aaker of SPN Engineering was not present at the meeting to give an update on the project plans. Sprenger stated he has been in contract with SPN and the plan is still being completed. The city has received a grant, and loan forgiveness from the state to fund the project, although an increase in sewer/water rates is expected to fund the improvement project.  
   This project will not raise taxes,” said Angela Ehlers. “Sewer fees will go up but the amount at this time is not know.” 
   It probably wouldn’t hurt to educate people a little more,” said Carl Brakke, referring to the project that will replace the sewer system in much of the town, and redo Main Street.  
   Ehlers stated some Main Street property owners have questioned what their responsibilities will be regarding sidewalk replacement. 
   We do need public meetings on how we’re going to implement the project,” said Ehlers. 
   The bid of $240,967 for the Sidewalk Project was awarded by the state to Sharpe Enterprises of Fort Pierre on Monday, Sept. 24. The council discussed the project and the process that has been in the works for the past four years. The city of Presho will be responsible for about 18 percent of the cost or about $43,000 and approximately $14,000 of in-kind labor and equipment.  
   The council approved the 2019 Appropriations Ordinance as presented.  
   Tabled the discussion regarding the implementation of the IPMC – International Property Management Code to allow council members more time to study the changes in the 2018 and 2019 codes. 
   A written report from Mike Olson, Code Enforcer, was reviewed by the council. Sprenger noted that since Olson completed the report, some property owners have shown progress on improvements; 19 have made contact with Olson and have been given a date to compete work and be in compliance with city ordinances. Only three properties have not taken any action and could be scheduled for abatement. 
   A written animal nuisance complaint filed by Presho resident Susan Thomas concerning dogs in her neighborhood was considered by the council. The parties involved in the complaint were in attendance and following a discussion, that became belligerent at times, the council dismissed the complaint as no specific nuisance was identified, and it appeared to be more of a misunderstanding of the city’s leash law than a nuisance violation. 
   Ehlers asked if the dogs in question were licensed, reminding owners all dogs must be vaccinated and licensed. Council member Roy England stated, “I hear a lot of complaints of dogs running in other people’s yards. We probably have to try and corral the dogs or take pictures of them and charge the owners when they are running at large... and nobody’s around them.”

NewsSeptember 26 2018

EMS teach staff life saving techniques

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EMS teach staff life saving techniques

The Lyman School District invited the Lyman County EMS to the teacher in-service held Monday, September 24 to teach staff the American Heart Association’s “hands-only” CPR, proper use of an AED, administering Narcan and epinephrine, and what to do if a student faints. Informational sessions were also held on the current opioid epidemic and what things are being done on a local level. “Hands-only” CPR does not involve breaths or checking of the pulse, but involves compressions of the chest only. Staff members took turns at practicing CPR for three minute intervals.

NewsSeptember 26 2018

Absentee Voting begins Friday, September 21st, for South Dakota General Election

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Absentee Voting begins Friday, September 21st, for South Dakota General Election

    PIERRE, SD – Absentee voting will begin for registered voters in South Dakota on Friday, September 21st, 46 days prior to the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
    Registered voters can vote in person at their County Auditor’s office by bringing a photo Identification Card (ID) such as:
    A South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver identification card, a passport or an identification card issued by an agency of the United States government, a tribal identification card; or a current student identification card issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota. 
   If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit and vote a regular ballot.
   Voters wishing to vote absentee by mail must fill out an absentee ballot application and have their signature notarized or provide a copy of their photo identification. Voters must mail or turn this application into their County Auditor’s office. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Monday, November 5th at 5:00 pm local time.
   To register to vote, fill out the voter registration form and mail or turn it in to your County Auditor. Your Voter Registration form must be received by the auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election. The deadline for the November 6th General Election is October 22nd.
   The General Election ballot contains five ballot questions to be voted on this year. The link to the Ballot Question Information Pamphlet is https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/upcoming-elections/general-information/2018-GeneralElection-Ballot-Question-Pamphlet.aspx.
   In place of the Vote605 app, which no longer is available, South Dakota voters may check their voter registration, find their polling locations, track their absentee ballot application and view their sample ballot at https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx.
   Absentee Ballot Application Link:  https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/voting/absentee-voting.aspx
   Voter Registration Form Link:  https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/voting/register-to-vote/default.aspx
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