NewsFebruary 20 2020

Posted by Lucy

Kennebec holds appreciation night 

Saturday, February 15 the Kennebec Town & Country Club Customer Appreciation night was well attended. Many booths were set up by area businesses that provided food and door prizes were given away throughout the event. A silent auction was held with proceeds going to Teri and Tony Callahan to help defer medical expenses. Ballots were handed out at the door for attendees to vote for the business of the year, citizen of the year, best tasting ice cream and best tasting chili. Pictured l-r: Kelli Potter, best tasting chili, Brian Miller of BJs, business of the year, Sarah Caslin, citizen of the year, and Marilyn Walling and Justin Lester, Dakota Prairie Bank, best tasting ice cream.

NewsFebruary 20 2020

Posted by Lucy

Presho Expo; New name, same great show 

After nearly 30 years of hosting the Presho Area Chamber Farm & Home Show, the organization decided it was time for a change of name and focus. The annual event has been re-named the Presho Expo and is set for Saturday, February 29 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho. The show, featuring vendors, musical entertainment, concessions and cash drawings will run from 10 am to 3 p.m. The chamber will give away $350 in Chamber Bucks throughout the day with the biggest prize to be awarded at the conclusion of the event. All chamber cash winners must be present to win! Concessions by Leanne and Katie Zirpel and other family members will be available all day including, homemade Indian Tacos, hot dogs, pie, bars and the Zirpel family’s famous kuchen! The Plains Folk, a group of musicians from Pierre, will entertain the crowd with acoustic cowboy, western bluegrass, gospel and contemporary music starting at 11 a.m. and again at 1:45 p.m. The local gymnastics club coached by Ali Howard will also entertain the crowd with floor tumbling and more at 12:30 pm. Every hour starting at 11 a.m. $25 in Chamber Bucks will be given away to some lucky attendee. A grand prize of $250 in Chamber Bucks will be given away at the close of the show. 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? We have some new vendors coming for the first time, and past exhibitors returning,” said Chamber Director Nicole Husman. Many area businesses will be exhibiting at the Presho Expo, include companies providing services such as insurance, agriculture, and more. Vendors will be selling merchandise from handmade crafts and clothing to jewelry, and other commercial home-based business products and more. Local Girl Scouts cookies will be available also. According to Husman, there is still vendor booth space available. There will be something for everyone at the show. Make plans now to spend the day touring vendor booths, listening to musical entertainment, and enjoying a delicious lunch. Admission is free and all are welcome. Contact Husman by calling 605-895-9445 to reserve booth space.

NewsFebruary 05 2020

Jessop serves as Legislative Page In Pierre

Posted by Lucy

Jessop serves as Legislative Page In Pierre

 Justice Jessop, a Lyman High School senior from Presho recently served as a page in the current legislative session in Pierre. He was sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Reimer, R-Chamberlain. Justice plans to attend South Dakota State University to study agricultural engineering. (Community News Service photo)
38th Annual Presho St. Patrick’s Parade March 21st 

 The 38th Annual Presho Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration will be held Saturday March 21st. Join the Blarney Commission by entering a float, antique roadster, or musical group in this year’s 38th Annual Parade, and grab your green running shoes and partake in this year’s Shamrock Shuffle. Pre-register for the Shuffle with Jet Lanes at 605-895-2559, or register the day of the run from 10:00-11:45 a.m. Registration also includes long sleeved T-shirt. The Shamrock Shuffle begins at noon on Main Street and the parade lineup will start at 1:45 p.m at the corner of Main Street and Willow St. The parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m and will proceed down Main Street. Registration is not necessary. Winning floats will get their name added to the Pat Konzem Memorial Trophy at Jet Lanes.

NewsFebruary 03 2020

Posted by Lucy Halverson

Winners of the Kennebec T&C Club fishing tournament 
Winning the prizes for biggest fish at the Kennebec T & C Club Ice Fishing Tournament Sunday, January 26 were: l-r; Cody Palmer, Biggest Northern, 13.07 pounds; Cody and Danielle Palmer, Team weight of Walleye, 5.15 pounds; Layton Johnson, Biggest Bass, 6.4 pounds; Darrel Sterry, Biggest Panfish, 15 oz crappie; Heath Choal, Biggest Walleye, 6.4 pounds. . Forty-eight teams fished three different area lakes, Byre, Brakke and Fate, during the two-day annual event.
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