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Drains added to street project

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Two drains are being installed in the alley west of Main Street, behind West River Flowers and Henriksen Auto Body, that will allow water to drain north into the storm water system on 3 Street. This project is funded through the Presho City street and sewer project recently completed. Northern Plains Construction is the contractor of the project.

Hwy 148 to close to repair box culvert

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a statement saying Highway 248 near Brakke Dam will be closed to through traffic for approximately three weeks with the possibility of opening earlier, starting Monday, October 26. Travelers will need to use I-90 Presho exit 226 to Kennebec, and Kennebec exit 235 to Presho as an alternative route.

Free lunch program extended to end of the year

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At last Tuesday’s Lyman school board meeting, Superintendent Philip Schonebaum informed the board that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was extending the free meal lunch program through the end of the year. According to Schonebaum starting Monday, October 19, breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge at ALL to Lyman students through May 19, 2021, or until federal funding runs out.

A cool, chilly day of pheasant hunting

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A group of hunters from Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin enjoyed a day of hunting even thought the weather was not very cooperative Saturday. The day started out as a sunny day, but turned cloudy, windy and chilly as the hunters headed to the fields to harvest pheasants. The group was guided by Buckshot Pheasant Hunting LLC and were satisfied with the birds they were able to take home.

Hunters checking in

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David Schmitz, Bruce Buxton and Scott Buxton sign in with Betsy Brodrecht at the gut hut before hunting started Saturday morning in Presho. Hunters were able to start hunting by 10 am this year instead of noon in previous years.

Senior Spotlight

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This year’s Homecoming queen and all-around humble and happy-go-lucky girl, Drew Lulf lives in Reliance with her parents Dale and Sherry Lulf and has three siblings named Bailey, Quinn, and Royal. Over the years, Drew has participated in volleyball, golf, Student Council, choir, and band.

Reseeding saline affected areas

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The recent wet year may have increased the size and number of saline areas in the landscape. It is not uncommon to notice more saline seeps after a year of heavier precipitation followed by a year or so of dry weather.

Local fire departments educate students during Fire Safety Week

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Fire Departments from across Lyman County were at the Kennebec Fire Hall in honor of Fire Prevention week. Lyman elementary students learned about fire safety and what firemen do and when they respond to a fire. Top: Fourth grade students get a ride in the fire truck and are dropped off in front of the school. Bottom left: Ryan Husman holds up the firemen’s helmet and other tools used during a fire to the students. Bottom right: Jake Longville assists Griffin Husman (Ryan & Lorlen Husman) with the use of the water hose.