NewsMay 16 2018

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline 5 pm Monday

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Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline 5 pm Monday

   PIERRE, SD – Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to register to vote ahead of the voter registration deadline for the June 5 Primary Election.

  As South Dakotan’s we value our right to vote and appreciate the freedom we have to voice our opinions at the ballot box,” noted Secretary Krebs. “In order for an unregistered South Dakotan to participate in the June 5th Primary Election, their voter registration form must be received by their County Auditor by 5 PM local time on Monday, May 21.”
  To register to vote, fill out a voter registration form, sign it, then mail or turn it in to your County Auditor’s office. Your voter registration form must be received by the County Auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election.
  Registered South Dakota voters may view their sample ballot and polling location online via the Voter Information Portal on the Secretary of State’s website.
  As of May 1, 2018, there were 528,747 active registered voters in South Dakota.
  The Democratic primary election is open to registered Democrats and registered Independents or those with No Party Affiliation. Republicans have a closed primary and only registered Republicans will be able to participate in that primary election. All registered voters in South Dakota including those registered as Libertarian, Constitution, Independent, No Party Affiliation and Other will be eligible for a ballot during the 2018 primary election due to Constitutional Amendment Y creating a Non-Political ballot statewide.

NewsMay 09 2018

Posted by Lucy

NewsMay 09 2018

Dueling Duo gets the crowd going

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Dueling Duo gets the crowd going

The Dueling Duo got the crowd going in a toe tapping, hand clapping song,
Great Balls of Fire, Saturday night at the Greater Lyman Foundation Spring event held in Vivian.

NewsMay 09 2018

Herald and Sun win awards at SDNA Better Newspaper Contest

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Herald and Sun win awards at SDNA Better Newspaper Contest

   South Dakota Newspaper Association’s contest to identify and spotlight the best work done by newspapers across the state last year took center stage during the association’s annual meeting in May.
   Award winners were announced during the 136th annual SDNA convention May 3-5 in Sioux Falls. Awards were given for both advertising and news/editorial categories.
   The contest’s top awards were given for General Excellence, a measure of the newspaper overall – reporting, writing, photography, opinion, design, advertising. The SDNA General Excellence Awards are recognized as the measure of a newspaper’s overall quality and commitment to journalism.
   The Lyman County Herald staff, Connie Penny and Angela Eves won first-place in the Best Classified Section for newspapers with circulation of 1,151 and under. Columnist Travis Hutchison won first-place in the Best Local Humorous column with his submissions to the Herald.
   Herald staff members work diligently every week to bring the weekly news of Lyman County to subscribers. Travis’ column has been a great addition to the Herald,” said publisher Lucy Halverson.
   The Herald’s sister paper the Chamberlain/Oacoma SUN received third-place in the General Excellence Category for newspapers with circulation of 1,51-2,000.
   The judges had this to say about the Sun, “Consistent news coverage.”
   Sun Publisher Halverson stated, “It’s always an honor to be recognized for your work. Sun staff members strive to report on the news and happenings of the Chamberlain/Oacoma area in a concise and timely manner.”
   Other awards went to Amy Blum, first-place Best Feature Story- “Cattle family shows strong for three Generations” about the Rod Peterson’s family record for winning Showmanship at the Western Junior Livestock Show, Garrett Ammesmaki won third-place in the Best Spot News Photo, and Holly Endres received second-place for Best Classified Section.
   Journalists at newspapers in Maine judged this year’s contest.
   SDNA Executive Director David Bordewyk expressed appreciation to the judges from Maine newspapers.
   This was the first time we have exchanged judging with Maine newspapers. We look forward to reciprocating later this year,” Bordewyk said.
   Once again, we heard from judges about the overall quality of work being demonstrated by newspapers in our contest,” Bordewyk said. “Maine judges said the quality of entries made for some very competitive and interesting categories.”
   One significant change to this year’s contest was the change in the circulation break for dailies from 12,000 to 10,000. Bordewyk said the change was made by the SDNA Board in order to maintain the three daily newspapers in the largest
   There were 1,407 entries in this year’s contest.
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