NewsJuly 23 2014

Lyman and Presho alumni meet this weekend

Posted by Lucy

Lyman Alumni gather for weekend of events

Graduates from  Lyman High School will hold a reunion Saturday,  Saturday, July 26 at the Middle School Gymnasium in Kennebec starting at 6:30 pm.
Those honored classes this year will be years ending in “4” and “9”. The class of 1974 will be the oldest honor class, as they mark their 40th reunion.
 There will be potluck hor ‘devours and attendees are also asked to bring their own beverages.  Bottled water, paper plates and silverware will be provided by the association.
A short business meeting of the association will be held, followed by the presentation of the  association’s scholarship and honor class photos will be taken for the newspaper. The event will conclude by 9:00 pm to allow everyone time to attend the street dance is Presho.
Some individual  classes will have private gatherings on Friday night including;  1974 – Snake Den Lodge; 1979 – Hutch’s;  2004 – Lake Byre (Saturday). 
Alumni officers are Brock Sundall (94), Jim Cole (82), Norv Millard (76), Shelli (Caslin) Collins (94) and Lucy (Studt) Halverson (77). 
Contact any of them for more information.  Visit Lyman High School’s Alumni page on Facebook to find out where classmates are now.
The Presho softball tournament  returns to the lineup of alumni weekend events this year. 
According to organizer, Dean Reumann, the  8-team tourney starts Saturday at 10 am at the Presho ball field and continues throughout the day. 
Teams will return to the diamond at 10 am Sunday morning.

Presho All-School reunion set for Saturday

An All-School reunion of former Presho  High School will be held Saturday, July 26 at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho starting at 5:00 pm.
People are asked to please bring a salad or dessert for the meal Saturday night which will start about 6:00 pm.  The meat and buns will be furnished by the association.  A business meeting will follow the banquet.
According to correspondent secretary Alice Mang James, anyone who  attended PHS is welcome to attend the reunion Saturday night and also the breakfast/lunch at Hutch’s on Sunday.  Sunday’s meal is open seating/pay as you go at Hutch’s from 9 am - 1 pm
Honored classes will be those ending  4 and 9.  The 2014 Distinguished Alumni will be revealed at the reunion/ banquet, also.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Lane Moore from Vivian, SD, who will be singing songs from the 40’s - 1970.
PHS Alumni Officers for 2013-14 include; President:  Herm Venekamp, ‘51; vice Pres.:  Jan Brakke Rabern, ‘59; Sec/Treas:  Donna Schoulte Anderson, ‘63; Corres. Sec.:  Alice Mang James, ‘60, E-mail:   phs©

NewsJuly 16 2014

School board welcomes new superintendent

Posted by Lucy

Members of the Lyman School District board of education welcomed Lynn Vlassman, the new superintendent, to the district Monday night at their regular monthly meeting.  Standing l-r: Lynn Vlasman, Marlene Reuman, Jodi Smith, Ronda Schelske, Meta Halverson, and Dennis Stanley.  Seated l-r: Kenny Hamer, Jamie Griffith, Kimm Schweitzer and Mike Chester.

NewsJuly 09 2014

Celebrating Independence, Statehood Vivian style

Posted by Lucy

Members of the local American Legion led the parade to honor Independence and Statehood in Vivian July 4.  See more photos and a full story on page 2 of this week's issue of the Lyman County Herald.

NewsJuly 07 2014

Wheat Growers ready to build when rail rehab is announced

Posted by Lucy

Wheat Growers ready to build when rail rehab is announced

Caption Dale Locken, CEO of Wheat Growers Cooperative, used a slide show to explain the company’s plans to build a $40 million load out facility in Lyman County once the rail line is upgraded.   Local patrons attended the meeting held at the Kennebec fire hall Tuesday, June 24. Other meetings were held in Reliance, Presho and Winner.

Representatives from South Dakota Wheat Growers Elevator, including board president Hal Clemensen and CEO Dale Locken spoke at several community meetings held across Lyman County last Tuesday to explain the company’s intent to build a grain shuttle facility in the county.
Clemensen clarified with attendees that a building site had not yet been selected. 
“Despite any rumors you may have heard we have not picked a site,” said Clemensen during his opening comments.
Wheat Growers has publicly committed to building a $40 million facility along the rail line west of Chamberlain if the line is upgraded to heavy rail.
See the July 2, 2014 issue of the Lyman County Herald for the full story.

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