NewsDecember 22 2014

Correction

Posted by Lucy

Christmas Eve Church services at Vivian are set for 5:30 pm!

NewsDecember 18 2014

Ground broken for the Wheat Growers fertilizer plant

Posted by Lucy

Scrapers move dirt at the site of the new dry fertilizer plant, part of the $40 million grain handling facility being built by Wheat Growers, Inc. west of Kennebec. Looking south from the site, Jim Anderson’s hanger is visible in the background.

NewsDecember 18 2014

Greater Lyman Foundation works toward challenge

Posted by Lucy

The total donations to Greater Lyman Foundation have now reached $348,700. The Foundation is working toward its goal of raising $50,000 to meet Gary and Connie Grittner’s challenge. The Grittners agreed to donate $25,000 if the Foundation raised $50,000 by May 2016. The Foundation has already raised over $27,000 toward their goal with $23,000 still to go. The GLF Board of Directors asks people to help them meet the challenged by making a donation.

A very substantial recent donation came from the Andersen Family Land Limited Partnership, who generously donated $10,000 in honor of Mildred Andersen and in memory of George Andersen, former residents and business owners in Presho. In making the donation, partner Steve Andersen stated there was no doubt his dad would have been a big supporter of the Greater Lyman Foundation.

Other recent donations have been made by Paul & LaVerne Olson, James & Carol Sundall, Rodney J. Sather, Kim & Lucy Halverson, Ruth Ann McManus, Wayne & Dorothy Monson, Michael & Nola Ambur, Herb & Deanna Sundall, Michael Sprenger and Carol Birgen, and Eugene & Betty Jean Mertens.

Memorials have been given in memory of Donna Hupp, Wenzel Steffenson, Woodrow Ambur, Marge Schoenhard, Bessie Schlomer, Carlie Caslin, Patty Ann Recoy Peterson, Louis Schelske, and Randy Morris.

As we approach the end of the year the Foundation Board of Directors remind everyone it would be a good time to donate to help the Foundation reach the Grittner challenge. Farmers are reminded gifts of grain to the Foundation will not only result in a donation to the Foundation, but will result in the farmer avoiding paying income tax on a sale of the grain. Give the grain to the Foundation and the Foundation will sell the grain. The local elevators have a bill of sale form to use. The farmer can designate a portion of his load of grain to be given to the Foundation. That portion of grain is then immediately sold in the name of the Foundation. By giving a gift in this manner the farmer avoids paying tax on those bushels, and the Foundation gets the full benefit of the value of the grain as a donation. It’s a win-win situation, states the GLF Board.

Recently the South Dakota Community Foundation announced they will accept gifts of real estate and retain the real estate for the benefit of GLF rather than sell the real estate, The donor receives a deduction and the GLF receives the income from the real estate in the future. If the donor so specifies, real estate taxes can continue to be paid on the real estate so the real estate is not removed from the tax rolls. By keeping it on the tax rolls the entire county benefits.

NewsDecember 15 2014

Posted by Lucy

Weather alert for Lyman County


JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.MURDO.PRESHO.FORT THOMPSON 324 AM CST MON DEC 15 2014

.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING.MIXED PRECIPITATION EARLY THIS MORNING THEN TURNING TO  SNOW BY LATE MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY.NORTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. VISIBILITY MAY BE LESS THAN A MILE DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS.1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW. LIGHT ICE  ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* OTHER IMPACTS.THE COMBINATION OF A WINTRY MIX FOLLOWED BY SNOWFALL & STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL ESPECIALLY
 HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW.SLEET.OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS & LIMITED VISIBILITIES.& USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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