June 07 2005

[b]South Dakota Roadways were Fatality Free during Memorial Day Weekend[/b]

Posted by Nicole
PIERRE, S.D. - The Department of Public Safety announced Friday, June 3rd that during last weekends Memorial Day holiday, no one was killed on South Dakotas roadways.

As you can see from this years statistics, we get positive results when everyone plays a part in reducing the number of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on our South Dakota roadways, said Col. Dan Mosteller, Highway Patrol superintendent. If you choose to drink, do so responsibly and do not drive. Also, wear your seatbelts every time you ride in a vehicle, and call 911 if you see someone driving drunk.
Beginning midnight, Thursday, May 26, 2005, and ending midnight, Monday, May 30, 2005, the Highway Patrol reported the following statistics:
28 crashes 29 driving while ntoxicated (DWI) arrests 1 alcohol related crash 637 speed citations 196 safety belt contacts 23 child restraint contacts

During the Memorial Day weekend in 2004, all law enforcement, including the Highway Patrol, reported 143 traffic crashes resulting in 45 injuries and one fatality.

June 07 2005


Posted by Nicole
George M. Hollenback, 46

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 8, 2005 for George Hollenback, who died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner, SD, at the First Christian Church at Winner with Pastor Shawn Hunze, Officiating. Cary Long, Doug Halverson, Miles DeJong, Roger Shippy, Lou DeJong, Cody Hollenback, Levi Hollenback and Randy Blare will serve as pall bearers. Interment will be at the Winner Cemetery.

June 01 2005

Posted by Kim
Image: http://www.lcherald.com/e107_files/images/service.jpg

Legion members from the Johnson-Peterson American Legion #179 post the colors at the Kennebec Cemetery prior to the service there Monday, May 30th.

June 01 2005

[b]Legion Posts observe Memorial Day across Lyman County[/b]

Posted by Kim
by Lucy Halverson

People gathered on the grounds of the Lyman County Pioneer Museum Monday morning for the Presho Butrick Post #89 Memorial Day Program. Commander David Miller introduced the speaker Army National Guardsman Jeff Nelson of Mitchell. Nelson, who is employed full time with the Guards returned from Iraq in August 2004 following a tour of duty with the 842nd of Spearfish, Sturgis, and Belle Fourche. Nelson also spoke at services held in Vivian Monday morning.

Musical selections were presented by Kim Lebeda, Jana Springer, and Justine Perry. Band directors Scott and Julie Muirhead and volunteers including Ian and Sarah Muirhead, Abby Perry, and Kylie and Jordi Terca also performed.

A potluck dinner followed the services at the museum.

Johnson-Peterson Post #179 hosted two programs Monday morning, the first at the Kennebec gym and the second at the Legion Hall at Reliance. Commander Jim Sundall introduced the speaker Jeff Hrabanek, former District 8 Commander and current commander of the Colome Legion. Hrabanek recently returned from a tour of duty overseas.

Musical selections were performed by Kristen Sundall, Mandy Longville, and Tiarra Bowar with Gloria Bowar accompanying. The first and second place Auxiliary patriotic writing winners from Kennebec Elementary read their poems and essays. Lane Scott, read his letter to a soldier while Tiarra read for the youth absent including Landon Fanning and Emily Moran poem winners and Duffy Ducheneaux, essay winner. Newly elected commander Charles Kentch presented the Reading of the Roll.

Following services at the Kennebec cemetery Legionnaires and others traveled to Reliance to present the program again. A potluck dinner was enjoyed by a large number of attendees following services at the Reliance cemetery.
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