NewsJanuary 04 2017

Power back on in West Central coverage area

Posted by Lucy

Power back on in West Central coverage area
     Power has been restored to all rural electric cooperative members in South Dakota who were affected by the Christmas Day 2016 winter storm Europa.
     As of January 1, all members, including those hardest hit in the northeastern part of the state had power.
     West Central Electric Cooperative at Murdo had restored electricity to the last of their members as of Friday, Dec. 30.
     The storm caused outages to more than 23,000 members of more than 20 South Dakota electric cooperatives, extending across most of the state of South Dakota.
     Hundreds of co-op employees at the cooperatives affected by the storm worked all week to make repairs. More than 74 workers from 16 South Dakota electric cooperatives assisted with repairs, along with 52 workers from 13 cooperatives in Minnesota and Iowa.

NewsDecember 28 2016

Presho United Methodist presents live nativity scene

Posted by Lucy

The Untied Methodist youth presented a live Nativity scene Wed., Dec. 21 at the church in Presho. Many local children participated in the event.

NewsDecember 28 2016

Hoffer to be inducted during Monster Tournament

Posted by Lucy

Hoffer to be inducted during Monster Tournament
 
Lucy Halverson/LCH 
     The Mid-Dakota Monster, Lyman’s wrestling tournament, is set for Jan. 6 and 7 at the Lyman Gardens.
     The two-day wrestling tournament kicks off at 11:00 a.m Friday, and continues Saturday morning starts with the Parade of Champions at 9:45 a.m. followed by wrestling at 10:00 a.m.
     Lyman Athletic Director Jon Boer, a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame committee, recently announced two individuals will be inducted this year starting with former Lyman wrestler Dana Hoffer.
     Hoffer’s induction ceremony will be take place Jan. 7, the second day of the Monster Tournament, prior to the championship round Saturday afternoon. 
     A stand-out wrestler for Lyman, twenty-five years ago, Hoffer competed for the last time at the Monster his senior year, and came away with second place in the 125-pound weight class. There were 17 teams wrestling at the 1992 tournament.
     Lyman wrestling coach Chad Johnson expects around 28 teams to participate this year, some of which are ranked in the state’s wrestling polls.
     According to Mr. Boer the second induction into Lyman’s Hall of Fame will take place in February when Lyman’s former basketball coach and teacher Tom Authier will be inducted during a home game against Jones County.

NewsDecember 21 2016

Kids shopping day at The Thrift Store a success

Posted by Lucy

Fifty-four children participated in the annual Kid’s Shopping Event at the Presho Thrift Store n More Tues., Dec. 13. Event organizers at the Thrift Store said that was the largest number of children they have hosted at the event. Each child received a $10 gift certificate they could use to shop for parents, siblings or others on their list. Community volunteers assisted shoppers and gift wrapped purchases for the children. Above: Volunteer Delores Volmer prepares to wrap the gifts Dawsen Volmer (Cody & Kiley) selected.
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