NewsAugust 10 2016

County completes rural development analysis

Posted by Lucy

Identifying and evaluating potential sites for Ag related development is the first step in planning for economic development in rural Lyman County.  As of this month, the county has completed this first step with a Site Analysis Study compiled by Planning and Development District III and South Dakota Ag Development.
District III GIS Coordinator Harry Redman and SD Ag Development Representative David Skaggs presented the completed Lyman County Rural Development Site Analysis Study to the county commission at their August 2nd meeting. The commission passed a resolution over a year ago to have a study completed at no cost to the county.  
The study was funded by the South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Subfund.
David Skaggs, South Dakota Ag Development Representative, a site analysis is an important aspect to bringing in development.
“The county is being very pro-active,” said Skaggs.
The study utilizes an established set of criteria deemed critical for either a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) or an Agriculturally-related Industrial Development (AID).  Based on the availability of access to state and county roads, three-phase electricity, rural water and the capacity of the system, location of shallow aquifer, zoning districts and setback requirements, proximity to rural residences and communities and proximity to rail the study identified 708 sites in the county that meet the minimum standards for CAFO analysis and 319 sites for AID analysis. The sites are rated Good, Better or Best. The potential sites are predominately located along Interstate 90, SD Hwy 83, and SD Hwy 47 north of Reliance.
“Sites are 40 acres, the required size for most feeding operations,” Skaggs said.  
According to Redman, local governments, landowners, and state agencies such as the Dept. of Ag or the Governor’s office of Economic Develop can all benefit from the rural site analysis.  
 These entities now have access to a marketing tool to promote Lyman County for development.  In addition, the report may assist local governments in updating their zoning ordinances and permitting procedures while increasing local awareness of potential development opportunities.  
“Our office regularly receives calls from companies looking to move to the state,” said Skaggs.  He added that the new grain facility at Kennebec and the rehabbed rail line could help bring development to the area.
The next step on the county level is to establish a local contact person that would work with the state officials and local landowners with regards to inquiries for potential development sites.  
Skaggs stated that a contact person would discreetly approach landowners to determine interest in selling.  
“It would be impossible to have any development without a willing landowner wishing to sell some land,” said Skaggs.    
Ryan Huffman, county commission chairman stated this is a step in the right direction for future economic development in the county.
“There are ag businesses that want to come to South Dakota, they just need to know where they would be welcome,” said Huffman.

NewsAugust 03 2016

Swinson named PHS Distinguished Alumni

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Swinson named PHS Distinguished Alumni  
 
 
Presho High School alumni named Pete Swinson, class of 1935, the Distinguished Alumni of 2016. Pete, age 99, has rarely, if ever, missed a PHS reunion. Presenting the award to Pete was association president Bob Young. See more photos in this week's Lyman County Herald.
 

NewsAugust 03 2016

Greater Lyman Foundation continues to grow

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Greater Lyman Foundation continues to grow
 
Total donations to the Greater Lyman Foundation have reached $417,400 according to GLF Chair Herb Sundall. The next goal set by the GLF Board is $500,000. Recent donations include a $1,000 donation from Raymond J. & Jeanne Chaussee and a $500 donation from Dr. Austin P. Schmalz, DDS.
 
 Other donations were made by Wade & Chyree Hamiel, Kent & Mildred Hamiel, James Fulwider, Mary Lou Gilman, Ralph & Marlene Schuiling, Beverly Johnson, Edward & Joyce Jessop, Ken & Janet Schindler, Curt Halvorson, Owen & Sally Garnos, Angela Ehlers, Noel & Janet Hamiel, Edith Holmquist, Dennis & Joan Kenzy, Peter Quale & Michelle Woster, Vincent & Linda Svoboda, Choal Construction, Gary & Connie Grittner, Francis Milnar, Rod & Lynnette Sather. Recent donation were made in honor of Alicia Authier, Stuart Schumacher, Benjamin Authier, Carmen Patrick, Austin Bower, Zachary Schumacher, Cole Bosma, Noah Stoffel, Orville & Nila Hall, Bob & Lisa Patrick and Joe Meinen.
 
Recent memorials have been given by Ruth Ann McManus, Jim & Bernie Butt, Wayne & Dorothy Monson, Jim & Carol Sundall, Herb & Deanna Sundall, Kim & Lucy Halverson, Laurel & Gerry Houchin, Paul & LaVerne Olson, Wade & Chyree Hamiel, Don & Sandra Manger, Pam Michalek, Gary & Connie Grittner, Rodney & Lynnette Sather, Jean Ann Brakke, Eugene & Betty Jean Mertens, Carmen Miller, Janet Schindler, Eva Miller, Roger & Judy Campbell, BankWest, Inc. Memorials have been given in memory of Irene “Skip” Bunker, Virginia Cooney, Jan Lien, Donna Kentch, Nettie Millage, Michael Cross, Grace Wise, Gail Magnusson, Carolyn Ann (Scott) Aske, Eileen Pavlin, Rich Halverson, Dale Lafferty, Rollin “Ronnie” Potter, Hazel Langdeau, Alana Rogers, & Derek McManigal.
 
 In Kind Grain Gift With recent wheat harvest being wrapped up, Sundall reminds owners of wheat that an “in-kind” gift of grain may be made to the Foundation, thereby allowing the owner to avoid paying income tax on the gift of grain. The grain owner merely has to sign a Bill of Sale and Gift Agreement form identifying the number of bushels being gifted. The Foundation then sells the grain in its name. The elevator pays the Foundation and the gift is done. Forms are available from Herb Sundall’s office and at the elevators in Kennebec and Presho. Contact any board member and they can obtain a form for you as well. Current Board members are Herb C. Sundall, Justin Jessop, Jim Fulwider, Layne Larson, Janet Schindler, Wayne Monson, Noel Hamiel, Sarah Caslin, and a Lyman High School Representative.
 

NewsJuly 27 2016

Lyman County law enforcement officers recognized

Posted by Lucy

Local Independent Rain Partners, Stephanie Madsen and Whitney Chambers, have joined forces with Amanda Comp, owner of West River Flowers in Presho to recognize Lyman County Law Enforcement officers with gift certificates for flowers and samples of Rain products.  Pictured l-r; Mike Welter, SDHP, Deputy Don Jennings, Stephanie, and son Jamieson, Sheriff Steve Manger, Deputy Ryan Bottjen, and Deputy Drew.  The women wanted to show the officers some ‘flower power love’ and  let them know how much they are appreciated by their community.
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