NewsJune 07 2017

Back in the swim of things

Posted by Lucy

Back in the swim of things

The Presho City pool opened Sunday, June 4. The weather was a sunny 95 degrees. Two sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons will be offered this summer, with each session meeting for two weeks, Monday-Friday. The first session will run from June 12 – June 23, and the second session from July 10 – July 21. Swimming lesson registration can be made by contacting Randi Diehm, swimming instructor at preshopool©gmail.com; Facebook (Presho Pool); or 605-280-1733.The entrance fee to use the pool is $1 for children14 and under, $2 for people age 15 and older. An individual season ticket is $35 and a family pass is $75. Exercise sessions will begin Monday, June 12 with Michelle Boer as instructor. The cost of the exercise classes are included with season passes. If you do not have a season pass the cost is $1 per class. Exercise classes are; Exercise Aqua Zumba held Monday and Thursdays, 5:15 pm; lap swim or aqua jogging held Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 am; and Water Fitness Class, instructor led, Wednesdays, 7 am. The pool is available for pool parties at $45 an hour. Pool parties can be arranged by calling the pool at 895-9405 or pool manager, Michelle Boer at 605-450-1597.

NewsJune 07 2017

Posted by Lucy

A break between games
 
Conway waits in line at the concession stand Friday evening after his game. Danae Vavra, inside left is in charge of the City Park Concession Stand May 1 thru August 31 with volunteer Kristen Hamer helping her.

NewsMay 31 2017

Staff members depart Lyman School

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Staff members depart Lyman School 
 
   It was a bittersweet ending to the Lyman School year as exiting teachers and aides lined up for a picture at the farewell reception held in the FACS room on Wednesday, May 24. Staff leaving the school district include l-r: Brenda Hollenbeck-19 years, Kristen Krogman-two years, Jennifer Newcomb-six years, Charley and Sarah Larson-15 years, Anthony Callahan-three years, Mandy Cole-one year, Kayla Resick-one year.

NewsMay 31 2017

Community members prepare for RASDak riders

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Community members prepare for RASDak riders 
 
   The people of Presho are busy finalizing plans for hosting bicyclists from the Ride Across South Dakota (RASDak) ride that will arrive in town Wed., June 7.
The fifth annual bicycle ride across the state starts June 4 at Rapid City and will travel through central South Dakota with an overnight stay scheduled for Presho Wednesday night.  
   Jodi Ericksen, a RASDak volunteer organizer from Sioux Falls, is excited to be coming to the town of Presho. 
   The folks in Presho have been awesome to work with,” said Ericksen. “They are really rolling out the red carpet!” 
   Ericksen explained that beyond showcasing South Dakota’s towns and landscapes, tour coordinators focus on giving back to the tour’s host communities, in part for the local hospitality that makes the ride well-regarded by bicyclists each year.  
   We appreciate people sharing their town’s stories and history,” Ericksen said. 
   The ride also likes to give the community the opportunity to use the event as a local fundraiser.  
   In Presho, the Lyman County Historical Society volunteered to host an evening meal at the museum, complete with musical entertainment by Dawn and Rob Lintvedt and a beer garden. The meal and entertainment is open to the public along with the RASDak riders and support crew. Area churches are helping with the meal.  
   A breakfast will be available to riders and the public at the Presho Fire Hall Thursday morning starting at 5 a.m. until around 8 a.m. Both meals are fundraisers and a free will offering will be asked.  
   Presho organizers will hold a final planning meeting Wed., May 31 at 7 p.m. at the museum. Anyone wishing to help sell beer, serve or donate food, area church representatives and other committee members are encouraged to attend.  
   Approximately 175 cyclists have pre-registered for the ride, and will start arriving in Presho around noon on Wednesday. Volunteers from the ride will assist the Lyman County EMS with a kids Bicycle Rodeo at the parking lot at the school in Presho. Grant funding from the Department of Public Safety will provide helmets for children who need them and also teach bicycle safety and provide instruction on how to properly fit and wear a helmet. All area children throughout the county are welcome to attend. Bring your bike and helmet if you have one and enjoy the Bicycle Rodeo.  
   Riders and support people following the cyclists in vehicles may stay in the Lyman gym or camp in the grass area east of the gym and use the showers and restrooms at the gym.  
   According to Ericksen, the RASDak riders prefer a variety of overnight accommodations.  
   We have four groups. There are the RV’ers, the tenters, the indoor campers, and also some folks who like to stay in motels,” said Ericksen.  
   She also added that some people will join the ride for just a day or two and not participate in the week long event.  
   Organizers try to schedule rest stops about every 15 to 20 miles. Prior to arriving in Presho riders will have a stop at the Community Center in Vivian on Wednesday for snacks and to hear about the largest hail stone that fell in Vivian in 2011.  
   After leaving Presho Thursday morning the ride proceeds to Kennebec, then turns north on to Highway 47 at Reliance. Wessington Springs will host the riders on Thursday night and conclude at Sioux Falls on Saturday. To view all stops along the route visit the website at RASDak, and click on 2017 route.  
   The tour also opens National Bike Travel Weekend in South Dakota, June 3-4. Registration for RASDak is limited, and full-week and single-day riders are welcome. Find registration and full route maps at rasdak.com. Other overnight stops include:  
   Day 1, June 4 – Rapid City to Cedar Pass Campground, Badlands National Park, 74 miles.
   Day 2, June 5 – Cedar Pass Campground in Badlands National Park to Wall through Phillip, 66 miles
   Day 3, June 6 – Wall to Kadoka through the Badlands National Park scenic route, 88 miles, with an option for 58 miles. 
   Day 4, June 7 - Kadoka to Presho through 1880 Town and Murdo, 76 miles
   Day 5, June 8 – Presho to Wessington Springs through Fort Thompson, 87 miles
   Day 6, June 9 – Wessington Springs to Salem through Howard, 80 miles Day 7, June 10 – Salem to Sioux Falls, 46 miles
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