NewsMay 14 2014

Lyman Middlle School 8th grade graduates

Posted by Lucy

Lyman Middlle School 8th grade graduates

Lyman Middle School graduation will be held Monday, May 19 at the gym in Kennebec at 7 PM.    Graduates include; Mamut Blaine, Morgan Bower, Demas Bromwich, Gracine Mariah Brown  Wolf, Jaxon Brown Wolf, Bristol Drake Cleveland, Ethan Houchin, Bailey House, Sarah Iron  Thunder, Robbie Johnson, Brittany Jean Langenbau, Justyn Langenbau, Katie McManus,  Jack Miller, Levi Mousseau, Sage Mowry, Kalvin Peterson, Kevin Peterson, Victoria Rogers, Allison Schelske. Larisa Schindler, Bodie Thomas, Tate Wagner, Akira Wilson and Jerwyn Wilson.

NewsMay 14 2014

Canceled Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Vivian

Posted by Lucy

We received word this morning that the prescribed burn has been canceled and will be considered next spring!

Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Vivian


 The Fort Pierre National Grassland plans to conduct prescribed burning this spring as weather conditions allow.  The burn unit to be treated is in the Dry Hole Chester Pasture; T106N, R79W, Sec. 8, and is approximately 320 acres in size.  This site is in Lyman County, on the west side of U.S. Highway 83, about 23 miles south of Fort Pierre and 5 miles north of Vivian, South Dakota.
The burn could take place Thursday or Friday, May 15 or 16, weather permitting.
 The goal of burning this unit is to reduce the vegetative litter that has built up in this location.  Dan Svingen, District Ranger, notes that “Reducing the amount of vegetative litter in the Dry Hole Chester Pasture will benefit native grass health and will also reduce fuel accumulations at that site.”  
 In order to ensure that the objectives of the project are met and that the burn stays inside designated control lines, specific conditions have been established for this project.  The burn will not be implemented unless weather conditions including wind speed, wind direction, humidity, and smoke dispersal fall within specific ranges.  Control lines have been mowed around the boundary of the unit and fire retardant foam will be utilized on the day of the burn to keep the fire from spreading beyond the control line.  The burn will be managed by personnel from the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, in conjunction with partners from other state and federal agencies and local Volunteer Fire Departments.
 Personnel from the Fort Pierre National Grassland will notify adjacent landowners, law enforcement entities and local fire departments on the actual day of the prescribed burn. Smoke may be visible from Interstate 90 and from the communities of Vivian, Draper, Presho, Murdo, Kennebec, Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Other residents and communities may experience seeing or smelling smoke from the prescribed burn.

NewsMay 10 2014

Three named to final selection for Superintendent at Lyman

Posted by Lucy

Three named to final selection for Superintendent at Lyman


The Lyman School Board met Thursday, May 8 and selected three applicants from a field of 14, to interview for the position of superintendent at Lyman School District. Candidates will be interviewed by three different committees consisting of school staff members, members of the administration team and school board members on Monday, May 12. The three candidates vying for the position include Lynn Vlasman, Michael Ruth, and Kevin Morehart Mr. Vlasman currently serves as superintendent/principal at Tripp Delmot, and has been there since July of 2003.Mr. Ruth is the superintendent at Miller and has held that position since 2010.Mr. Morehart, a former Lyman teacher and MS principal, has been superintendent at Philip since 2005.Current Lyman Superintendent Doug Eppard has resigned the position at Lyman to be an Elementary principal at Harrisburg, SD. School board president Marlene Reuman expects a new superintendent could be named as early as Monday night.

NewsMay 08 2014

Highway 53 CLOSED South of I-90

Posted by Lucy

Highway 53 CLOSED South of I-90
 

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials advise that the 25 mile gravel portion of Highway 53 in Mellette and Lyman Counties is CLOSED from six miles south of Vivian to the junction of Highway 44.
This area has received two to six inches of rain since Wednesday.
The gravel segment of Highway 53 has become so saturated it has lost stability making the road impassable.
The highway will remain closed until further notice. Crews will be in to fix the road as soon as it is safe to do so.
For up-to-date information, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511.
To receive alerts for closures due to flooding in your area, click on the ClearPath511 logo in the upper-right corner of the site.

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