NewsFebruary 26 2014

Garnos to be inducted into SD Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted by Lucy

Garnos to be inducted into SD Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame

Owen Garnos of Presho will be among the 2014 South Dakota Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame inductees honored at the 67th annual tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho.

Other former players and coaches to be recognized by the association include Donny Godel, Aberdeen; Scott Morgan, Mitchell; and Eldon Marshall of White River

Garnos and Morgan will be inducted during half-time of the 7:00 pm game Saturday night between Eagle Butte and Presho. Godel, who played for Class A teams from the Aberdeen area, and Marshall will be inducted during half-time of the second game of the night between Sioux Falls Tibbs Black and Mitchell scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.

“The 2-day tournament brings a large number of players and fans to the community,” said Presho mayor Mike Sprenger.

Presho has been a frequent host of the tournament over the past years. Teams from Plankinton, Lead-Deadwood, Pierre, Onida, Volga, Harrisburg, Lennox, Mitchell, Watertown, Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City, Eagle Butte and Sioux Falls will play in this year's tournament.

Presho's team consists of Cody Volmer, Eric Diehm, Matt Nissen, Tyler Ollerich, Sean and Shae McClanahan, Dusty Abrahamson, Jordan Gourneau, Andrew Dellman and Brett Gardner.

Other area players

The tournament is sponsored locally by the Presho Area Chamber. Come out and support the hometown team and the Presho Chamber.

Come out and support the hometown team and the Presho Chamber and see some of the state's best collegiate basketball athletes play for the Amateur Class A and B title of 2014.

February 19 2014

Curtain to go up SATURDAY night on 20th play

Posted by Lucy

Curtain to go up SATURDAY night on 20th play

Local actors, Bruce Eymer and Joyce Hoffer,  practice their lines together in preparation for their 20th annual RACD play to be presented Saturday night, Feb. 22 at the  dinner theater in the Legion Hall in Reliance.
 Joyce and Bruce are the only original cast members still performing  together.  The dinner theater is the RACD’s major fund-raising event that provides the funding for the groups community service project. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Tickets for various performances are still available, contact Janelle Choal at  605-473-0377.

Other performances will be Feb. 28 and March 1st.

February 19 2014

Group organizes to promote rail line rehab

Posted by Lucy


Group organizes to promote rail line rehab


An organization comprised of South Dakota farmers and citizens who support investment in the state-owned rail line west of Chamberlain was established at a public meeting at Kennebec February 6th.
The goal of the grassroots organization, Rails to the Future, is to find funding to upgrade the 42-miles of rail line to support 110-car grain shuttle trains from Chamberlain to Presho.
Senate bill 137 would appropriate at least  $6 million from the state’s general fund to begin rehabbing the rail line from Chamberlain to Presho and spur economic development in central South Dakota.
Rails to the Future nominated Steve Halverson (222-0270) of Kennebec as chairman, Bill Ferguson (840-9015) of Witten as vice-chairman, and Bryan Jorgenson (840-9005) of Ideal as secretary/treasurer.
The organization is asking for financial support to hire lobbyists to promote SB137 in the 2014 legislature. Donations of any amount would be appreciated but only donations of $1,000 or more will be allowed a vote in the Rails to the Future organization. Donations may be sent to any of the officers or dropped at one of the Dakota Praire Bank locations at Presho, Draper or Fort Pierre. 
For more information contact any Rails to the Future officer or see the website at railstothefuture.com.

February 12 2014

Vacancies open on city and town boards

Posted by Lucy

Vacancies open on city and town boards


Anyone living within the city limits of Presho, Kennebec and Reliance are eligible to file a petition for a position on their respective town board.
 Presho will be electing three council members to two-year terms in all three Wards,  In addition,  a fourth position will be filled in Ward 3.
In WARD 1- the seat currently held by Bill Lengkeek is up for election.
One council member from  WARD 2 will be elected to fill position currently held by Barrot Lillebo; and two seats are open in WARD 3; the seats currently held by Cody Volmer and Angela Ehlers.
For information regarding which Ward a resident of Presho lives in, contact the city office at 895-2337.
A board of five trustees manage the town of Kennebec.
Two at large, 3-year terms on the board, currently held by Eugene Mertens and Todd Longville are up for election..
One three-year seat on the Reliance Town Broad, currently held by Brandon Bacon will expire in 2014.  In addition, an election will be held to fill the position left open last year upon the death of town board member Ronald McManus.
Petitions may be picked up at the local finance office and must be completed and  filed no later than 5:00 pm Friday, February 28, 2014.
If an election is needed, all city elections will be Tuesday, April 8.

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