NewsOctober 12 2016

National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15

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National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15
The Kennebec fire department held their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 9 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.  The department's fire trucks were on display in front of the firehall during the breakfast.

NewsOctober 12 2016

Hoops for Coop

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Benefit planned to support local family
Hoops for Coop
 
 A community benefit will be held in Presho Saturday, October 15 for Cooepr Garnos, who was diagnosed with a form of Lymphoma last July. He is currently taking chemo treatments in Rochester, Minnesota and continues his duties as superintendent at the Wall School District. It is expected he’ll have a stem cell transplant in the early part of 2017. Benefit organizers have planned a basketball themed fundraiser in honor of Cooper, a former Lyman High School basketball player and coach. “Hoops for Coop” will include two sessions of kids basketball camps with Allan Bertram from the Pentagon. Seventh grade through high school youth need to be registered by 9:00 a.m. For the first session which runs from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The second session for younger kids 2nd grade through 6th grade will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a round or two of 3 on 3 basketball. The cost for the camps is $25. A silent auction will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the gym. Also, a Kiss a Pig Contest will also be held at 4:00 p.m. Concessions will be sold throughout the day. Donations of bars or cookies would be appreciated. Donations for the auction are being accepted. Contact Mary Floyd at 869-2374 to volunteer or for more information.

NewsOctober 05 2016

Lyman Celebrates Homecoming

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Lyman Celebrates Homecoming
 
Braxton Harmon was named king and Hanna Thiry queen at the Lyman High School Coronation and reigned over the Homecoming Celebration.
Other candidates wereJesse Schindler, Tyler Lebeda, Raeann Patrick, and Grace Erikson. Crown bearers were Tyrrell Myers, Sadie Telford Arabella Jones and Gage Manger. The Homecoming parade was Friday, Sept.30. Pick up your copy of the Ocotober 5, 2016 Lyman County Herald to see more homecoming photos, and school sports coverage.

NewsOctober 05 2016

Fall Harvest Underway

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Fall Harvest Underway
Strong winds Monday had an adverse effect on the progress of fall harvest as some producers quit combining in the afternoon due to wind gusts around 45 mph. The southeasterly winds brought rain showers overnight that produced one-half to three-quarters of an inch around the county.
Last week, Wheat Growers elevator at Kennebec was dumping around 200 trucks a day bringing in milo, soybeans and some corn. Monday, the number of trucks was down, but manager Todd Longville was confident harvest would get back up to speed this week once producers can get back in the field.
Milo yields have been good as has the quality.
 “It’s going good so far,” said Longville.
Yields ranging from 80 to 120 bushels per acre have been reported. The test weight on milo has also been good with reports from 57 to 69 pounds.
“Surprisingly, we’ve taken in a lot of soybeans this year,” said Longville.
 He estimates about 700,000 bushels have been dumped at Kennebec so far. The soybeans are coming in from Lyman County but also Tripp, Mellette, Jones and Buffalo said Longville.
“This is the first year we’ve taken beans,” Longville said. “Sounds like the yields are pretty good.”
 Monday’s price for milo was up slightly at $2.54 per bushel, and soybeans were $8.75. The area around the Kennebec elevator is covered with long white bags filled with grain. Crews have been busy this fall filling grain bags with wheat. Longville estimates there is approximately 3.5 million bushels of wheat, mostly winter wheat, in the holding bags. Each bag, depending on the length can hold from 15,000 to 32,000 bushels.
 "There is some value in holding the wheat,” said Longville in response to why so many bushels are being stored.
When asked what crop Longville expects to move on the first grain train out of Kennebec, he stated soybeans. That’s surprising to Longville, as Lyman County has not been known in the past as a soybean producing area. He expects the first train to arrive in Kennebec in October.
Longville stated there are five grain cars on the circle track right now and the track/elevator is in the process of being tested and certified by federal grain inspectors before the first train can be loaded and moved.
 It’s a day Longville is looking forward to.
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