NewsFebruary 22 2017

Annual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday

Posted by Lucy

  Annual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday

    The Presho Area Chamber will give away $650 in Presho Chamber Bucks at this year’s 25thannual Farm & Home Show set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho. The show runs from 10:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m.
    Every hour starting at 11:00 a.m. $25 in Chamber Bucks will be given away to some lucky attendee. The Grand Prize, to be drawn at the close of the show, will include $50 in Chamber Bucks for a kid’s drawing, and 2-$250 Chamber Bucks prizes for two adults. All winners of the Chamber Bucks must be present to win!
    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?
    There is space at the Farm & Home for around 45 vendor boohts, and according to Nicole Husman, Presho Area Chamber director, the gym is nearly full.
    “We have some new vendors coming for the first time, and many past exhibitors returning,” said Husman.
    Businesses exhibiting at the annual Farm and Home Show this year include companies providing services such as insurance agencies, veterinary and medical clinics. Game, Fish & Parks will return with their simulated hunting display, and many vendors will be selling merchandise from handmade crafts and clothing to jewelry, Tupperware, Mary Kay and Jafra, Stanley products and much more.
    There will be something for everyone at the show. Make plans now to spend the day touring vendor booths and enjoying a delicious lunch.
    Members of the Eastern Star will be back running the concession stand, serving Homemade Indian Tacos, sandwiches, frosted and caramel cinnamon rolls, pie and bars all day.
    An open mic will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For anyone that would like to share their talent to sing, tell a joke, or present a skit.
    Admission is free and all are welcome. Make plans now to attend the annual Presho Farm & Home Show.
    Contact Husman at preshochamber©kennebectelephone.com or call 605-895-9445 to reserve booth space.

NewsFebruary 15 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18

Posted by Lucy

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Presho March 18
  
   Mark your calendar now, you don’t want to miss the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Presho set for Saturday March 18.
   The Blarney Commission has selected the date and announced the scheduled of events; As always a festive day filled with music and dancing and traditional food and drink has been planned.
Festivities start at dawn with Irish coffee being served across town. You’ll also want to check out the annual St. Pat’s rummage sale, being held at the American Lutheran Church.
   Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle fun run will begin at Jet Lanes at around 11:00 a.m. You’ll get the chance to Kiss the Chip o’ the Blarney Stone and receive a Certificate of Authenticity, as well as enjoy the music o’ the Irish bagpipes while you wait for the starter’s pistol to sound for the running of the annual Shuffle at noon. Local eateries will feature traditional Irish stew and corned beef, and plenty of green beer to complete the meal. 
   A group o’ fine young lads from the Irish village of Sioux Falls, the band Too Drunk to Fish, will play Irish tunes from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jet Lanes.
     The Grand Parade will commence at the corner of Main and Willow Street, near the Methodist Church at 2:00 and travel down Main. No need to register early, just show up prior to the start time and get in line. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes awarded. 
   There will be plenty of candy being handed out for the little folks. 
   At 8:00 p.m. more Irish music, dancing and merrymaking will commence at Jet Lanes when Neo Johnson takes the stage for an evening session of more Irish music and merrymaking.
   Come to Presho on this finest of days as we raise a toast to the Good Saint, and to the members of the Blarney Commission who founded this Grand Festival of the Irish.
 
 Erin go Bragh! 
 -Grand ole Blarney Commission

NewsFebruary 15 2017

Manger fundraiser a success

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Manger fundraiser a success

 A large crowd gathered at the Presho Firehall Sat., Feb. 11 for a benefit supper and auction for Sheila Manger, who is currently taking cancer treatments. The benefit was organized by members of the Prehso Fire Department with many community members donating auction items and food for the event. Organizers deemed the benefit a huge success.

NewsFebruary 08 2017

Presho Guardsman completes mission to Washington, DC

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Presho Guardsman completes mission to Washington, DC
 
Lucy Halverson/LCH
 
As a relatively new member of the National Guard, Casey Uthe of Presho recently completed a memorable assignment. Uthe is a member of South Dakota National Guard’s Sioux Falls based 235th military police company, which was one of the many units present at the January 20 inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States. The mission started Wed., Jan. 18 when the unit flew out of Sioux Falls to Washington, D.C. Uthe and his unit were housed at the FedEx Field, the home stadium of the Washington Redskins. I’d never been to Washington, D.C, or saw a big stadium like that either,” said Uthe. “We were on the fifth floor where the private suites are.” The guardsmen slept on cots set up in the hall, not in the suites. It was pretty nice,” said Uthe. On the day of the inauguration, Jan. 20, Uthe and his unit were up a little after midnight to prepare to arrive at their assigned gate location by 4:00 a.m. South Dakota’s military police unit assisted the Secret Service at the checkpoint along Pennsylvania Ave., one of the few not shut down by protesters. The protesters would group together and try to get in front of the gate to block people from getting in,” said Uthe. “The Metro police did a good job of keeping them out.” The unit returned to the stadium Friday evening and returned to South Dakota on Saturday. Uthe joined the 235th military police unit in December of 2015. This was his first mission. It was a privilege being there and serving,” said Uthe. “One I won’t forget.”
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