May 17 2005

[b]Myers wins eBay auction[/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Lucy Halverson

A California man, who has a soft spot in his heart for Kennebec won the position of Kennebec Centennial Parade Grand Marshal with a final bid of $ 760.

Tom Myers or T.G. as he is known around the Kennebec area was excited and surprised to learn he had the winning the bid. Don Miller of Kennebec did the actual bidding for me, then some local friends added to my bid to bring it up to $ 760, stated Myers. Myers is looking forward to being part of the Kennebec Centennial Parade this summer. Ill be there, added Myers.

The auction met the goals set by centennial committeeman and eBay auction organizer Kim Halverson. I had three goals when this started, to raise money for the celebration, to gain some publicity for Kennebecs celebration, and to have some fun. Id say the auction successfully accomplished all three, stated Halverson. The centennial committee appreciates all those who supported the auction through the bidding, added Halverson.

The parade marshal auction story was picked up by the Associated Press and ran in most South Dakota daily newspapers plus USA Today. The local ABC affiliate KSFY, CNN and FOX News carried the story. Halverson reported receiving 49 bids from as far away as California and Arizona. The page was viewed over 1,500 times during the 10-day auction.

The Kennebec Centennial Celebration will be held June 17-19. To view a tentative schedule of the Kennebecs celebration log on to the Heralds website at

May 17 2005

[b]The BuyWay arrives at the Herald[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Lyman County Herald readers will find the first issue of The BuyWay, an advertising supplement to the Lyman County Herald, in this weeks issue.

The BuyWay was developed as a marketing source for local advertisers especially agriculture related products and services. Our goal was to develop a weekly shopper for the central part of the state that appealed to those interested in making a purchase or selling a specific item or service. We realize not everyone is interested reading through the local, social, or school news within the Herald to find the service or product they need, stated Herald publisher Lucy Halverson.

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Larry Gabriels weekly column will be featured in The BuyWay along with Karlas Kitchen by Karla Pazour, a Brule County farm wife and member of the South Dakota Prime Cattlewomen.

The BuyWay, published every Wednesday as an insert in the Herald, will serve an area including Lyman, Brule, and surrounding counties. The BuyWay will also be available across the counter.
To place an ad in The BuyWay contact the Lyman County Herald at 895-6397.

May 17 2005

[b]Grassland reserve program (GRP) call for ranking ends May 27[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Huron, S.D. - The deadline for the ranking of applications for Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is Friday, May 27, 2005.
The GRP rule provides states with the ability to establish ranking pool areas to make the best use of funding and workforce. In consultation with the State Technical Committee, a funding pool area of west central South Dakota was established for Fiscal Year 2005. Only applications from Haakon, Stanley, Jones, and Lyman Counties will be evaluated and ranked for funding in Fiscal Year 2005. Applications will be evaluated, prioritized and selected for funding made available under provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill. In South Dakota, the State Technical Committee, which serves as an advisor to the State Conservationist, participates in the development of the ranking process.

Applications will be rated on ranking and selection criteria developed in South Dakota following broad national guidelines. Grasslands, both pasture and range lands, that are at least 40 acres or more are eligible for GRP. The goal of the GRP is to voluntarily help landowners restore and protect grassland and to preserve it as grazing lands. The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to increase conservation on grazing lands.

For more information about GRP, contact Shane Reis at the Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Kennebec at 605- 895-2238 ext

May 10 2005

Posted by Nicole

An Idaho man, Steven Ostlund, 40, was arrested following at a residence in Presho following a high-speed chase with SD Highway Patrol and Lyman Co. Sheriffs officers. Ostlund broke into the Tony and Mary Lou Urban home after abandoning his car on the east side of Presho. He faces numerous charges. Damages to the Urban home were limited to the front door, which was broke by Ostlund.
Read the full story in the May 11, 2005 Lyman County Herald
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