December 20 2005

[b]Presho Centennial Committee meets[/b]

Posted by Nicole
The Presho Centennial Committee met in November to discuss how to handle the funds remaining in the committees bank account following the July celebration.

According to co-chairman Mike Sprenger while different ideas were discussed by those present it was decided to table any decisions until January of 2006. Anyone with an idea on how spend the funds is encouraged to visit with co-chairmen Sprenger or Steve Hayes or attend the next meeting, time and date to be announced later.

December 20 2005

[b]Lyman scores above the State average on Writing test[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Seventy percent of Lymans fifth graders and seventy-eight percent of Lymans ninth graders can write well enough to score proficient or better on a nationally-normed writing assessment that was given last October. This compares at the state level to fifty percent of grade five and sixty four percent of grade nine respectively.

An analytical scoring system is used for the Stanford Writing Test using a four-point scale that scores writing samples from a low of 1 to a high of 4 in six characteristics: Ideas and Development; Organization, Unity, and Coherence; Word Choice; Sentences and Paragraphs; Grammar and Usage; and Writing Mechanics.

Mark Dunn, Lyman School Counselor said, We are pleased again this year with our scores. Our fifth graders scored 20 percentage points above their peers in the state and our freshmen were 14 points higher. Our teachers have really put an emphasis on writing and our students want to do well in this area as well.

December 20 2005


Posted by Nicole
David F. Brodrecht, 45
David Brodrecht, 45, Presho, died Wednesday December 14, 2005 in a farm accident near Presho. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho with Father Michael Hight officiating. Burial followed at Holy Angels Cemetery, Presho.

Randall Kim Uithoven, 49
Randall Kim Uithoven, 49, Black Hawk, was born April 1, 1956 and died in a car accident on Monday Dec. 12, 2005. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Friday Dec. 16, 2005 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Baum officiating.

Irene Bredeson, 92
Funeral services for Irene Bredeson, 92, of Kerrville, TX will be Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 1:00 PM at the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21 from 3 to 8 PM at the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.

December 13 2005

Posted by Nicole

Charles Bowar displays the instruments used in recording precipitation for the NWS.
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