NewsNovember 09 2016

Lyman County Unofficial Election Results

Posted by Lucy Halverson

Lyman County Unofficial Election Results
President
Trump/Pence 977
Johnson/Weld 56
Clinton/Kaine 369
 Castle/Bradley 19
US Senator
 Thune 1051
Williams 378
US Representative
  Noem 948
 Hawks 487
PUC
 Nelson 1049
 Red Cloud 338
County Commission 
 Lengkeek 714
 Diehm 757
 Schoulte 570
Amendment R yes 644 No 721
Amendment S Yes 840 No 555
Amendment T Yes 498 No 852
Amendment U Yes 551 no 824
Amendment V yes 558 no 809
Initiated Measure 21 Yes 940 No 429
Initiated Measure 23 Yes 210 No 1136
Referred Law 19 Yes 377 No 950
Referred law 20 Yes 413 No 979

NewsNovember 09 2016

Kennebec Residents asked for access to property

Posted by Lucy Halverson

Residents asked for access to property 
 
  Approximately 12 Kennebec residents who will be added to the town’s sanitary sewer system next year attended the Town Board meeting Monday night to gather information about the project and consider granting access to their property for the installation of a lift station and electrical connections. 
 
 The sewer expansion project will include 15 lift stations to be installed on properties currently not on the town’s system such as Gerry’s Motel, Kings Motel, Hot Rods’s Steakhouse, Halvorson Oil, Oldenkamp Trucking on the hill and the KOA campground and several residences on the west side of Highway 273.
 
There was some concern among property owners about the risk of sewer backing up into homes when combining the current gravity flow system with a pressurized system. Also, issues of disruption during the installation process. 
 
 Project engineer Camden Hofer of SPN stated the system is designed to handle the projected capacity and there will be no greater risk than currently. He also explained where the stations will be placed, where the trenching will occur on the affected properties. Following property owners signed their grant of access forms and left the meeting. Until all 15 people who received access forms return their signed forms, the town will not move forward to let bids on the expansion project. Hofer said the project is ready to let and that work could start next spring. Hofer reported to the board that the lagoon project is nearly 100 percent completed, some fencing and grass seeding still needs to be finished. Two changes ordered from the contractor were submitted for an additional $20,000 for dirt moving, and $5,000 for grass seeding due to a large area being tore up and needing to be replanted. They got into some unsuitable material requiring more excavating,” said Hofer. A long discussion among board members over ‘change orders’ ensued. Todd Longville made the motion to pay them and move forward. The board voted with board member Rod Bowar casting the only no vote. The motion was approved and orders will be paid. The town approved a supplemental Ordinance to move $54,960 from undesignated fund balance to several different accounts to balance the 2016 budget. Several lighting issues were discussed. Deb Halverson requested a street light be installed near her property at First Street and Second Ave. The mayor will ask West Central to look at the area and get their opinion. Also, several people in town have asked if it would be possible to add warning lights to the railroad crossing on Highway 273. Todd Longville stated, “It’s a state highway.” The town could write a letter of support to the Dept. of Transportation and ask for warning lights but that would be all the town could do. In other matters, the board approved the following: Renew the town’s website domain name for another 10 years. Renew liquor licenses for Hot Rods, Prairie Dust and KOA.

NewsNovember 02 2016

Trunk or Treat in Presho

Posted by Lucy

Trunk or Treat in Presho
 
Halloween spooks, princesses, and skeletons roamed Presho's Main Street Monday October 31 during the annual Trunk or Treat hosted by the Presho Area Chamber.

NewsNovember 02 2016

Posted by Lucy

Miller GLF challenge off to good start

The response to the Virgil Miller challenge and GLF’s quest to reach $500,000 in donations is off to a good start, according to GLF Chair Herb Sundall. In just a few weeks donations totaling over $9,000 have been received. Total donations to the fund now top $427,000.
 
Recent donations include a $2,500 donation from Dakota Prairie Bank, $1,000 from Rod & Donna Bowar which was made in memory of Laddy Christensen, $1,000 donations from Daryld and Betty Walters as well as Don Schindler, and $500 from Edna Schelske.
 
Other donations were made by Great Western Bank, Lonnie and Sandy Wolcott, Jean Ann Brakke, LE & Esther Gerard, Lela L. Knudson, Craig & Dorothy Smith, Janet Rabern, Larissa Sweeney, Dallas & Judy Brost, Owen & Sally Garnos, Leonard & Joan Potter, Steve & Karen Gunter, Redi Mix Inc., Dustin Smith, James & Gretchen Cooney, Keith Dorman, Leona Zastrow, Gerald & Lorna Kistler, Greta Langdeau, Wanda Lee Sweeney, Vollie Ann Williams, Mildred Kenzy and Carol A. Parker.
 
 Recent memorials have been given by Carol Z. Diehm, Nelson & Tracy Brakke, Wayne & Dorothy Monson, Michael & Nola Ambur, Loretta K. Jackson, Edward & Joyce Jessop, Paul & LaVerne Olson, Christine Leichtnam, Justin & Lisa Jessop, LE & Esther Gerard, Jim & Carol Sundall, Herb & Deanna Sundall and Eugene & Betty Jean Mertens.
 
Memorials have been given in memory of Brad Diehm, Doreine Anderson, Barbara Roth, Derek McManigal, Dallas Lafferty, Birdena Luurs, Robert “Bob” Krier, Ronald Juhnke, David Cole, Dale Lafferty, and Douglas Fletcher.
 
In Kind Grain Gift With harvest winding down, Sundall reminds owners of crops that an “in-kind” gift of grain may be made to the Foundation, thereby allowing the owner to avoid paying income tax on the gift of grain. The grain owner merely has to sign a Bill of Sale and Gift Agreement form identifying the number of bushels being gifted. The Foundation then sells the grain in its name. The elevator pays the Foundation and the gift is done. Forms are available from Herb Sundall’s office and at the elevators in Kennebec and Presho. Contact any board member and they can obtain a form for you as well. Current Board members are Herb C. Sundall, Justin Jessop, Jim Fulwider, Layne Larson, Janet Schindler, Wayne Monson, Noel Hamiel, Sarah Caslin, and a Lyman High School Representative.
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