NewsMarch 01 2017
Presho and Reliance to hold city elections
Voters living within the city limits of Presho will go to the polls Tues., April 11 to elect a mayor and a council member from WARD III.
Incumbent Mike Sprenger will be challenged in the mayor’s race by Tony Urban, and current councilman Lance Mortenson will face Carl Brakke in an election to represent WARD III.
Current councilmen Colby Brakke, WARD II, and Roy England, WARD I were the only candidates to file nominating petitions in their respective WARDS.
All terms in the Presho election are 2-year.
In Reliance, Derrick Schmitt will run against current board trustee Jeff Williamson for a seat on the Town Board.
The deadline to register to vote in the city elections is March 27.
Only residents of WARD III in Presho will be able to vote for a councilman but all registerd voters in Presho can vote in the mayoral race. For information regarding WARD boundaries in Presho, contact the city office at 895-2337.
NewsFebruary 22 2017
Lyman Seniors serve as pages
Rep. James Schaefer, R-Kennebec, has sponsored several Lyman Students as pages during the 2017 legislative session.
Most recently seniors Bailey, from Kennebec, and Joslyn, from Presho, spent two weeks serving in Pierre.
Bailey, daughter of Lou and Barb DeJong, she plans to attend the University of South Dakota to study pre-med. She said he enjoys meeting new people as a page and getting a better understanding of how government works.
Joslyn, the daughter of Judge and Lisa Jessop, enjoys making new friends at the Legislature. She plans to study math at South Dakota State University.
NewsFebruary 22 2017
Annual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday
The Presho Area Chamber will give away $650 in Presho Chamber Bucks at this year’s 25thannual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho. The show runs from 10:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m.
Every hour starting at 11:00 a.m. $25 in Chamber Bucks will be given away to some lucky attendee. The Grand Prize, to be drawn at the close of the show, will include $50 in Chamber Bucks for a kid’s drawing, and 2-$250 Chamber Bucks prizes for two adults. All winners of the Chamber Bucks must be present to win!
What can you do with Presho Chamber Bucks? The promotional Chamber Bucks can be used like cash at any business in Presho that is a chamber member. Who couldn’t use $250 in Chamber Bucks to purchase gas, groceries, propane or pay their telephone/internet bill?
There is space at the Farm & Home for around 45 vendor boohts, and according to Nicole Husman, Presho Area Chamber director, the gym is nearly full.
“We have some new vendors coming for the first time, and many past exhibitors returning,” said Husman.
Businesses exhibiting at the annual Farm and Home Show this year include companies providing services such as insurance agencies, veterinary and medical clinics. Game, Fish & Parks will return with their simulated hunting display, and many vendors will be selling merchandise from handmade crafts and clothing to jewelry, Tupperware, Mary Kay and Jafra, Stanley products and much more.
There will be something for everyone at the show. Make plans now to spend the day touring vendor booths and enjoying a delicious lunch.
Members of the Eastern Star will be back running the concession stand, serving Homemade Indian Tacos, sandwiches, frosted and caramel cinnamon rolls, pie and bars all day.
An open mic will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For anyone that would like to share their talent to sing, tell a joke, or present a skit.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Make plans now to attend the annual Presho Farm & Home Show.
Contact Husman at preshochamber©kennebectelephone.com or call 605-895-9445 to reserve booth space.
NewsFebruary 15 2017
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18
Mark your calendar now, you don’t want to miss the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Presho set for Saturday March 18.
The Blarney Commission has selected the date and announced the scheduled of events; As always a festive day filled with music and dancing and traditional food and drink has been planned.
Festivities start at dawn with Irish coffee being served across town. You’ll also want to check out the annual St. Pat’s rummage sale, being held at the American Lutheran Church.
Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle fun run will begin at Jet Lanes at around 11:00 a.m. You’ll get the chance to Kiss the Chip o’ the Blarney Stone and receive a Certificate of Authenticity, as well as enjoy the music o’ the Irish bagpipes while you wait for the starter’s pistol to sound for the running of the annual Shuffle at noon. Local eateries will feature traditional Irish stew and corned beef, and plenty of green beer to complete the meal.
A group o’ fine young lads from the Irish village of Sioux Falls, the band Too Drunk to Fish, will play Irish tunes from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jet Lanes.
The Grand Parade will commence at the corner of Main and Willow Street, near the Methodist Church at 2:00 and travel down Main. No need to register early, just show up prior to the start time and get in line. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes awarded.
There will be plenty of candy being handed out for the little folks.
At 8:00 p.m. more Irish music, dancing and merrymaking will commence at Jet Lanes when Neo Johnson takes the stage for an evening session of more Irish music and merrymaking.
Come to Presho on this finest of days as we raise a toast to the Good Saint, and to the members of the Blarney Commission who founded this Grand Festival of the Irish.
Erin go Bragh!
-Grand ole Blarney Commission
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