November 29 2005

[b]Obituaries[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Dennis Denny Swedlund, 68
Dennis Denny Swedlund, 68 of Presho, SD died Thursday, December 1, 2005 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls following an accident at his ranch near Hamill, S.D. Services were 1:30 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at American Lutheran Church in Presho with burial at the Presho City Cemetery.

Allen Brinckmeyer, 73
Allen Brinckmeyer, 73 of Presho died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at his home in Presho, SD. Services were 2:00 pm Monday December 5 at the United Methodist Church in Presho with burial at Presho City Cemetery.

Clarence Wayne Gloe, 76
Clarence Wayne Gloe, 76 of Pierre died Sunday, November 27 at the Dakota Heritage House in Pierre. Prayer service was 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Chapel with Masonic Rites following. Services were 10:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2005 at Congregational United Church of Christ with burial at Scotty Philip Cemetery.

Rex Lux, 54
The postponed funeral services for Rex Lux, 54, of Gregory will now be held on Thursday. Dec. 8, 2005 at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain, SD beginning at 1:30 PM. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain.

November 29 2005

[b]Major Storm Blows Into Area [/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Lucy Halverson

People started digging out from under the seasons first major snow storm Tuesday morning.

A major winter storm moved into the area Sunday evening bringing with it strong northwesterly winds averaging 40-50 miles per hour and heavy snow. By Monday morning the system shut down schools, including Lyman Schools, and many businesses throughout South Dakota.

On Monday the National Weather Service revised the Winter Storm Warning for much of central South Dakota to a blizzard warning which remained in effect until midnight Monday.

Charlie Bowar of Kennebec measured about 12 inches Monday morning. The snow continued to fall all day Monday. Unofficial snow amounts Tuesday morning range from 20 inches in Kennebec to 14 inches at Gregory, 10 inches in Pierre, and about five inches in Murdo.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation closed I-90 between Kadoka and Sioux Falls Monday because of the hazardous road conditions. I-29 from Sioux Falls to Fargo, ND was also closed.

According to Lyman County Sheriff Don Manger I-90 through Lyman County was littered with vehicle stuck in snow drifts. We starting getting 911 calls early Monday morning from motorists stranded out on I-90, said Manger. With near white out conditions, poor visibility hampered rescue attempts.

High winds caused power outages Monday though out Lyman County and the surrounding area. Many locations across South Dakota were still with out power Tuesday morning.

I-90 travelers caught in the storm found shelter in local cafes, motels, and service stations until the Interstate was reopened Tuesday.

November 29 2005

[b] Kennebec to host Tour of Homes [/b]

Posted by Nicole
The community of Kennebec invites people to town Sunday December 4th for a Holiday Tour of Homes. Event coordinator Zeanna Halverson announces that six homes will be open to the public for viewing. The tour will be a fund raiser for the fence project at the Kennebec cemeteries. Tickets are $5 and available at any of the homes on the tour.

Homes included on the tour are: Travis and Penni Almond, Monte and Kathy Houchin, Harold and Mary Kreager, Todd and Teresa Longville, Cody and Heather Moore, and Zeanna Halverson.

November 29 2005

[b]Obituaries[/b]

Posted by Nicole

E. J. Jim England, 76
E.J. Jim England, 76, of Pierre, SD died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Rapid City Regional Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Charles T. Serr, 87
A memorial service was held August 13, 2005 for Charles T. Serr, 87, of La Mesa, California, who died July 15, 2005.
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