NewsJanuary 03 2018

Cold temperatures don’t deter fishermen

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Cold temperatures don’t deter fishermen

Despite extremely cold temperatures over the New Year’s holiday weekend many residents took advantage of the cold temperatures and set up ice shacks on the lakes. Temperatures reached as low as -35 on New Year’s Day. Pictured is an ice fisherman set up on Brakke Dam Sunday, December 31.

NewsJanuary 03 2018

The Mid Dakota Monster Wrestling Tournament returns to Presho

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The Mid Dakota Monster Wrestling Tournament returns to Presho
 
    The annual Lyman Invitational, best known as “The Mid-Dakota Monster” will be held at Lyman Gardens in Presho with action starting Friday Jan. 5th at 11:00am, and continuing Saturday Jan. 6th at 9:45 with a “Parade of Athletes” and wrestling to follow.  
   The tournament will again rely on volunteers from the community to work concessions, run tables, and staff the hospitality room. “It takes a small army behind the scenes to run this tournament, we are very fortunate to have great community support that makes this tournament possible. It’s a lot of work, but it always comes together in the end” commented coach Chad Johnson. 
   Twenty eight teams will be competing in the tournament including: Mobridge-Pollock, Bennett County, Red Cloud, St. Thomas More, Lyman, Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes, Newell, Parkston, Little Wound, Potter County, Custer/Edgemont, Winner Area, Todd County, McLaughlin,Sunshine Bible Academy, Stanley County, Hill City,  Spearfish, Lead-Deadwood, Pine Ridge, O’Neil (Neb), Kingsbury County, Warner/Northwestern, Lower Brule, Belle Fourche, St. Francis, Hot Springs and McCook Central/Montrose.  
   The tournament will premier four teams currently rated in class B poles including #2 Winner Area, #3 Mobridge/Pollock, #9 McCook Central/Montrose,  and #15 Parkston.  Coach Johnson states, “It will as always, be an interesting team race, it will come down to which team can take advantage of individual bonus points (pins, tech falls, and major decisions), unseeded wrestlers stepping up in big matches and putting guys into the medal round.” 
   It will also potentially  feature many individual ranked wrestlers according to Dec. 18 rankings from “Dakota Grappler”.

NewsDecember 27 2017

Smith retires after 35 years

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Smith retires after 35 years

Lorne Smith is presented a gift card by Board President Paul Goldhammer, as a token of appreciation for his 35 years of service as a director on the WR/LJ Rural Water board.

NewsDecember 27 2017

GLF Nearing Goal

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GLF Nearing Goal
 
    Greater Lyman Foundation currently has a total of $474,819.95 in actual donations, as it closes in on its next donation goal of $500,000. Once the total reaches $500,000 it matches a challenge from The South Dakota Community Foundation, which will result in GLF receiving a $20,000.00 grant from SDCF. 
   Very significant donations were made in 2017 from Virgil Miller $10,000, Jim Fulwider $1,300.06 in bushels of wheat, Town of Oacoma $1,000, Wayne & Dorothy Monson $1,000, Raymond & Jeanne Chaussee $1,000, Adam & Aaron Schindler $500, Stephen & Marla Hayes $500 and Kent & Mildred Hamiel $500. 
   Other generous donations have been made by James Lindley, Matt & Christie Collins, Dr. Janice Ebersdorfer, Rodney Sather, Dale & Sherry Lulf, Dennis & Joan Kenzy, Pal & Joyce Jessop, Francis Milnar, Gary & Connie Grittner, Jean Ann Brakke, Justin & Lisa Jessop, Lyman County Title Company, Meta Halverson, Ron & Mary Hendricks, Roy & Leah England, Ryan & Lorlen Husman, Shelli Collins, Steve & Renee Thomas, Wade & Chyree Hamiel and William & Pamela Reis. 
   Designated donations were made in honor of Pete Swinson, Mary Jo & Cooper Garnos, Melinda & Donnie McManus, Janice & Dave Moore, Barb Concannon, Paul Reuman, Joe & Sharon Connot, Dean & Marion Brakke, Ben Reifel, Casey Uthe, Leonard & Joan Potter, Scott & Julie Muirhead and Gerry Sylva. 
   Memorials were made by Kim & Lucy Halverson, Cloe Collins, Rodney Sather, Jeff & Stacy Tveit, Carol Birgen & Mike Sprenger, Bob & Lesa Patrick, Brian & Melody Hohn, Bryan & Dana Kouri, Donnie & Melinda McManus, Donny & Sheila Manger, Duane & Diane Sather, Edith Holmquist, Eugene & Betty Jean Mertens, Eva Miller, Frank & Martha Brost, Herb & Deanna Sundall, Jim & Carol Sundall, Jean Ann Brakke, Justin & Lisa Jessop, Lela Knudson, Mary Lou Gilman, Merle & Marlene Aamot, Meta Halverson, Michael & Nola Ambur, Mike & Marlene Reuman, Owen & Sally Garnos Pam Michalek, Paul & LaVerne Olson, Randy & Julie Holmquist, Raymond & Jean Moore, Richard & Linda Vavra, Rodney & Darlene Cudmore, Rodney Sather, Ruth Ann McManus, Steven & Barbara Roth, Swinson Family, Verne & Debbie Brakke, Wade & Chyree Hamiel and Wayne & Dorothy Monson. 
   Memorials were given in memory of Gordon Garnos, Laddy Christensen, Jamie Collins, Inez Schoulte, Palmer Strom, Edwin “Punk” Strom, Ronald Juhnke, Robert Krier, Chief Dave Bald Eagle, James Neiger, Linda Cole, Doreine Anderson, Pete Swinson, Clint Roberts, Jerry Smith, Lindy Patrick, Les & Delores Patrick, Marie Houchin, Ray Sanderson, Donny Manger, Joe Hieb, Leland Isburg, Tom Sweeney, Benjamin Authier, Dale Hofwolt, Hazel Juhnke, Paul “Cork” Reuman, Gerry Houchin, Cecelia Hofwolt, Eddie Lillebo, Dorothy Stewart, Everett Terca, LeRoy Wagaman, Sandy Dyson, Bob Sundall, Marvin “Shorty” Schoon, Marjorie Farmer, Sheila Manger, Don Williams, Betty Albers Hicks, Robert Bonestell, Paul Hofwolt, Edward Johnson, Carmen Madsen, Virginia LeAnn Robbins, Colonel Zane Vincent Kortum, James “Bob” Hansen, Helen Louder, Josephine Schoenfelder, Gwen Hoffer, Trinity Surat, Robert Loe and Shorty Marshall. 
   The GLF Board greatly appreciates all donations, according to Board Chair Herb Sundall, and thanks everyone for their support. 
   The GLF Board recently held its annual election. Elected to Board of Director positions were: Jim Fulwider, Bruce Eymer, and Lyman High School Representative. 
   Officers elected for 2018 were: Chairman Herb C. Sundall, 1st Vice Chairman Justin Jessop, 2nd Vice Chairman Jim Fulwider, Secretary Crystal Brakke and Treasurer Janet Schindler. 
   The Board reminds donors that it is not too late to make a tax deductible charitable gift to GLF for 2017. Send your donations to Greater Lyman Foundation, PO Box 187, Kennebec, SD 57544. 
   The GLF Board wishes a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
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