December 13 2005

[b]Pheasants Doing Well After Storm[/b]

Posted by Nicole
PIERRE, S.D. - Game, Fish and Parks officials say that some pheasant losses were documented from the recent blizzard and subsequent 10 days in the deep freeze; however, the loss of birds appears to be minimal. Areas with marginal habitat became inundated with snow from the storm, and any pheasant that did not move to better cover most likely perished, said GFP Wildlife Program Administrator Tony Leif of Pierre. Leif noted that since the storm, people have been seeing large flocks of pheasants wherever good habitat remains, and this indicates that most pheasants moved to or were already using the better habitat, like large wetlands, Conservation Reserve Program fields and shelterbelts, to escape the elements.

December 06 2005

Posted by Nicole


Left: Madison Brown and Stockton McClanahan anxiously awaited Santa?s arrival at the Presho Area Chamber Room Thursday night so they could deliver their Christmas wish list.

December 06 2005

[b]Presho Holiday Open House held[/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Nicole Choal

The Annual Presho Area Chamber Hometown Christmas Holiday Open House was held Thursday December 1st, 2005 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Businesses around town were open extra hours to accommodate holiday shoppers and to show appreciation for their customers year long business. In addition to the local businesses providing snacks and refreshments, door prizes and in-store specials, money was raised to support school organizations. The Lyman Education Association (LEA) baked and sold Christmas cookies, candy and casseroles to raise funds and the cheerleaders provided singing entertainment, caroling for donations.

The sponsor of the event, the Presho Chamber, enticed locals to come to town by offering a chamber bucks drawings totaling $ 275. To enter, a person visited every participating business to receive a stamp on their bingo card until a blackout bingo was completed. The winning Bingo entries drawn were Joan Potter, $ 100; Crystal Brakke, $ 100; and LaVerne Ehlers, $ 75.00. The chamber booth held drawings for four prizes. Presho Flowers donated a Christmas wreath won by Kenda Mortenson, Pro Bait & Tackle donated a tackle box won by Curly Schoenfelder, Dakota Builders Supply donated a giant sticking won by Essence Monson, and New Frontier Station donated pizza and a pop won by Hadley Cropsey.

Executive Secretary of the Chamber, Tammy Cole reported a lot of people in town. Due to the cold weather I think people stayed at the businesses longer, rather than walking around a lot. Jody Reuman of Hair West commented, We had a wonderful turnout, and really appreciate all the people stopping in despite the cold weather.
The highlight of the evening occurred when Santa arrived in town to visit with area children and adults. The night ended with the 5th Annual Parade of Lights which only had three entries due to lack of participation.

December 06 2005

[b]Presho Legion Memebers Recognized[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Twelve members of the Presho Legion Post #89 attended the breakfast meeting Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Hutchs Caf. Special recognition was given for consecutive years of membership those include: Bob Cameron, Paul Olson, Pete Swinson, and Daryld Walters for 60 years; Donald Abrahamson for 50 years; Richard Thornberg for 30 years; James Boss for 20 years; and Brain Nies for 10 years. Each person received a special card signed by the State Commander Philip Anderson showing the number of years of consecutive membership.

The post received a Thank You and ribbon for the $ 200 contribution to the National Emergency Fund to go to the victims for the hurricanes.

September 15 & 16 2006 are the dates set for a memorial for the Vietnam Veterans at Pierre at the site of the Veterans memorial on Capitol Lake near the state capitol. A dedication of the 7ft tall bronze statue of a combat weary Vietnam War soldiers will be held. South Dakota had over 28,000 young men and women called to serve. Two hundred gave the supreme sacrifice. Those from our area were John Hutchison and Ronald Oleson.
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