March 07 2006

[b]The St. Patricks Day Parade, an American tradition[/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Vince Koenig, Blarney Commission

St. Patricks Day has been celebrated for thousands of years. Singing, dancing, playing whistles, harps, and pipes, visiting the pubs, wearing green, and attending Mass are all Irish traditions, however, having a parade on this Irish holiday is an American tradition.

It all began on a cold St. Patricks Day morning in 1762, in New York City. The British Military was stationed there, and the Irishmen in the unit were celebrating their favorite holiday. They decided to have a parade to help them connect with their roots. They marched through the streets o New York, led by the bagpipes and drums that were used in the military. That was the worlds first Saint Patricks Day Parade.

Preshos first parade started off in 1983 when an Irishman rose to the occasion and piled a few lads and lasses into a single car and drove up and down Main Street in the wee hours o the night, honking the horn. As one person later recalled, No one saw it, but everyone heard it!

Grab your green and come to Presho, South Dakotas inland Emerald Isle, on March 18 and keep this great Irish/American tradition alive. The celebration starts at noon with the Shamrock Shuffle fun run. The 24th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. at the corner o Willow and Main. All parade entries are welcome, there is no entry fee. Just show up in your favorite shade of green. Live music will also be provided throughout the day.

May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

March 07 2006

[b]Obituaries[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Florence Steiger, 87
Funeral services were held for Florence Steiger, 87, of Reliance, SD Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Reliance, SD with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Bailey, 47
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD for Nancy Bailey, 47, who died, Wednesday, March 01, 2006 at the University Good Samaritan Center in Minneapolis, MN after a long battle with Huntingtons disease. Burial followed at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls.

Marion Moran
Marion (Fee) Janice Moran of Lower Brule. SD joined her Lord and Savior March 2, 2006 in Pierre, SD after a short valiant battle with cancer, but even though her body lost the battle, her spirit gained the victory in Jesus.
A wake was held Sunday March 5 at Lower Brule Community Center. A memorial service was held Monday March 6, 2006 at Lower Brule Community Center. A rosary will be said at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 8, 2006 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Trenton, ND. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m on Thursday March 9, 2006. Internment will be in the Trenton cemetery.

February 28 2006

Posted by Nicole


Jim Woster entertained at the Presho Area Chamber Farm and Home Show Saturday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the Presho gym. A large crowd assembled for both the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. shows. Woster talked about growing up in Lyman County, his many years working in the state?s cattle industry and favored the crowd with a couple musical selections.

February 28 2006

[b]Vivian Centennial Committee receives funds from Modern Woodmen [/b]

Posted by Nicole
Members of the Presho Area Modern Woodmen of America Camp 2866 recently helped raise money for the Vivian Centennial Celebration with a gun raffle.

The raffle of a commemorative shot gun, designed especially for the upcoming centennial, raised $ 3,250 including $ 1,000 from Modern Woodmens home office through the organizations Matching Fund program. The money will be used to help with the cost of the Vivian Centennial Celebration.

A limited number of chances (300) were sold and the drawing for the centennial gun will be held July 4th in Vivian.
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