NewsMarch 23 2016

34th Annual Celebration honors Sweeney

Posted by Lucy

Members of the Sweeney clan returned to Presho Saturday, March 19th to observe the 34th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (and kiss the Blarney Stone) and honor one of the original founders, the late Mike Sweeney. L-r: Kirby and Barb Sweeney; Dan and LeeAnn Konzum, Karen (Konzum) Koenig; Vince Koenig; and Brenda (Plueger) Hagaman. For more pictures from the celebration weekend, check out this week's Lyman County Herald.

NewsMarch 23 2016

New manager joins Wheat Growers Agronomy Center at Kennebec

Posted by Lucy

A new location manager arrived in Kennebec March 7th to start his duties at the Agronomy Center in Kennebec. Brad Sibson, a 35 year Wheat Growers employee, transferred from the Huron to the Kennebec facility earlier this month. He has worked at various Wheat Growers locations but the last 15 years he’s been in the Huron/Wolsey area. "At Huron I worked in the grain and agronomy operation, and at Wolsey in the grain side," said Sibson. His most recent position with the company has been Operational Employee Development. Sibson’s job involved traveling to various Wheat Grower locations where he provided training for managers and staff development. "There’s a lot of development going on here," said Sibson with reference to Kennebec’s new facility and employees. The entire facility is automated, and operates with various computer software programs explaining that he’s already used more than a half a dozen different programs since arriving. Sibson grew up in Pierre where his father Herb was manager at the Pierre Farmers Elevator for many years. A graduate of Lake Area Vo-Tech, Sibson has held a number of managerial positions with Wheat Growers. The has three grown sons, two of which work for Wheat Growers, and four grandchildren. "Taylor works at Huron and the Alec at Wolsey," said Sibson, adding that the young men are twins. Another son Jesse lives in the Omaha area. Sibson owns a house in Huron and is temporarily renting an apartment in Kennebec. He’s not sure where he’ll find permanent housing but may consider Pierre as his parents are still residents there. Sibson enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and racquetball and fishing and camping during his spare time. He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church. "There’s a lot of excitement in the air here," said Sibson, when asked his thoughts about the community. "People are excited for the opportunity for more development." The Agronomy Center is run by a team of employees under the leadership of Sibson; including Rusty Langenbau, assistant location manager, Rhonda Frosch, bookkeeper, Jessica Downey and Derek Barondeau, sales agronomists, Chad Urban, Steve Rippy, and Allysa Nelson, fertilizer plant operations, Ken Clement and Brian Nielsen, equipment operators. The Agronomy Center, features a 200-ton capacity blending tower, the 150,000-gallon liquid fertilizer load-out system and a seed treatment facility for wheat and soybeans. It is located at 115 N US Hwy 273 at Kennebec and the phone number is 605-869-2255. The center is the first phase of Wheat Growers’ $40 million project that will include a grain handling facility and shuttle loader in Kennebec.

NewsMarch 16 2016

Construction season returns to Lyman County

Posted by Lucy

Koopers Railroad Structures crews were working on a bridge near Lyman last week. Two large cranes, one on each side of the bridge to assist in laying the new ties and heavy rail. For more information and pictures on the railroad construction, pick up this weeks Lyman County Herald.

NewsMarch 16 2016

Lyman alumni reunion set for July 30

Posted by Lucy

The 10th annual Lyman Alumni social event will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. at the Medicine Creek Golf Course. Registration opens at 6:00 pm, followed by a social hour and at 7:00 p.m. a meal of barbecued pork loin sandwiches furnished by the alumni association and salads and desserts donated by alumni members. A new activity added to this year’s alumni weekend will be a Lyman Alumni 9-hole Golf Tournament set for a 10 am start time at the golf course. At least one member of the 4-member team must be a Lyman alum. Proceeds from the tournament will fund the Lyman Scholarship fund. All who graduated or attended Lyman High School, West Lyman or East Lyman, from 1971 to 2016 are encouraged to attend. Feel free to bring a spouse or friend. A short business meeting of the association will be held to elect officers, announce the winner of the alumni scholarship, and address any other business before the association. Honored classes will be those ending in ‘6’. Honor class photos will be taken by the Lyman County Herald staff for publication in the newspaper. The deadline to apply for the 2016 Lyman Alumni Scholarship is May 1st. To be eligible students must be starting their second year of post education in the fall of 2016, show proof of full-time enrollment for the fall, and provide a transcript of grades. Applications may be sent to Lyman Alumni Association, 31769 246th St., Kennebec SD 57544 or to Lyman High School in care of Brittany Reuman.
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