News Item: [b] Vivian news[/b] by Lillian Severyn
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Posted by Kim
Tuesday March 02, 2004

Writing this on Monday morning and a welcome cover of snow is falling in the area. Though roads were closed, schools were closed; it is a much-needed form of moisture. March came in like a lion.

Gone is the rustic old orange landmark that sat there forever. Gone are the big gnarled old trees with bent branches just right for climbing. Gone is the "only swimming hole" used for frog hunting, mud fighting, and wading. Feelings of wistfulness, memories of lazy youthful summer days at our bridge, are not gone, but will remain always.

To support your local American Cancer Fund, buy a bouquet of daffodils from the Country Connection 4-H Club, Linda Perry is the leader. The cost is $7 per bundle; they will deliver them on March 9th.

Elnora Hulce is now at home in Presho after spending several days with her granddaughter Leanna Fashiem and family in Pierre.

Joe and Wanda Severyn, Blake and Laura of Pierre stopped at the Burke Severyns Friday on their way to Rapid City. Laura baked a cake to welcome her grandpa home.

On Friday Dave and Janice Moore and son Les of Huron attended funeral services for long time friend Emil Pongratz in Sioux Falls.

Delford and Hazel Juhnke are rejoicing over the recent arrival of their new great grand daughter, Ambrus Lee, daughter of Nelson and Tracy Brakke of Kennebec.

I received a letter from a former Vivianite Chester Dunlap of Cedar Rapids, Iowa who had read in the Lyman County Herald that my mailbox had been knocked down. He sent a picture of a sturdy mailbox and suggested I try that or house delivery. Thanks to Ron Peters I did have house delivery until my mail box was put back up by the fellow who had accidentally backed over it. Thanks "Russ".

Burke Severyn was discharged from Ft. Meade VA Hospital after nearly six weeks of hospitalization. Curt and Lillian drove out to bring him home on Friday.

Quite a number of Vivian people attended the Presho Farm & Home Show Saturday. It was worth it just to have the Indian Taco.

Among the friends who attended the 60th birthday party for David Nies at the Junction on Sunday were Dave and Janice Moore. His wife Sandra and children hosted the party.

Congratulations to the Middle School boys for their first place win at the Lower Brule Tournament on Sunday. They defeated Lower Brule and Chamberlain for the Championship. Fans and relatives attended from the Vivian area.

Stay warm

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