October 19 2005

Posted by Kim
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Michael OConner of Harrisburg, SD was the winner of the highly popular hat/gun raffle at the Annual Lyman County Pheasants Forever Banquet held Saturday, October 15th at the Kennebec gym.

by Lucy Halverson
Hunters lined up at Pro Bait & Tackle Saturday morning to purchase hunting licenses before the start of the 2005 pheasant season noon opener. According to Don Lurz of Pro Bait, the new bait shop sold nearly 200 hunting licensees over the weekend, the majority to out of state hunters. Presho Area Chamber furnished free coffee and doughnuts to hunters as they waited to get their licenses at Pro Bait Saturday morning.
According to GF&P Conservation Officer Mark Ohm no shooting accidents were reported in Lyman County over opening weekend. It was overall a good opener. It was a great fall day, maybe just a little warm on some hunting dogs that got over worked, said Ohm. The number of hunters road hunting and those hunting on public lands appeared to be down. I went through the big public hunting lands of eastern Lyman County Saturday right after the start of the season and the number of hunters I counted were down from last year. Those hunting on the public land worked harder to bag their limit but reports indicated that most did fill.

October 19 2005

[b]Lyman United Methodist Parish welcomes new pastor[/b]

Posted by Kim
The United Methodist Churches of Presho, Kennebec, and Reliance recently received a new pastor. Pastor Sandra Neil, Pastor Sandi, arrived in Presho September 29th and began her ministering duties Sunday, October 2nd. Pastor Sandi replaced Reverend Stephen Perry who was transferred to Redfield.
Although she is not ordained, Pastor Sandi is a licensed pastor. She is currently taking a five year course of study program which consists of doing seminary work at home and attending seminary for a month once a year.

October 19 2005

[b]Marlene Jody Behn, 58 [/b]

Posted by Kim
Marlene Jody Behn, 58, of 7093 Country Beautiful Lane, town of Stockton died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident in Dodge County.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at the Plover Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dick Gildseth officiating. Burial was in the Forest Cemetery in Birnamwood.
Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial, in lieu of flowers, will be established in her name.
Jody was born Jan. 14, 1947, in Murdo, S.D., to Don and Dora (Nohrenberg) Goff. She graduated from Sturgis High School and earned a bachelors degree in nursing. Jody was certified in criminal thinking and breaking barriers.
She was married to Dennis Behn in 1977, and the couple has lived in the area since 1980. She currently was the owner and administrator of Choices to Change Inc. Among the group homes for youth that she and her husband own and operate are: Washington House in Plover, Eagles Nest in Granton, Choices in Stevens, Point, Bridges in Wittenberg, and Changes in New London.
Jody enjoyed working with youth, riding Harley with her husband, yard work, shopping, dancing and country music. Survivors include her husband, Dennis; daughter, Denyal (fianc Travis Garski) Behn, Minneapolis; son, Trent Larson, Sturgis, SD; her mother Dora Marie and John Gallinger, Bancroft; and two brothers, Bud (Laurie) Goff, Almond; and Gary (Darlene) Goff, Kimball, Neb. She was preceded in death by her father Don and one brother, Don Goff.
Family assisted by: Plover Family Funeral Home 2400 Plover Road Plover, WI 344- 2023.

October 19 2005

[b]Vivien Burns, 102[/b]

Posted by Kim
Vivien Burns passed away at the age of 102. She is survived by her children, Sister Mona Claire of Our Lady, Richard William Burns, Cathryn Burns Donohue and Charles Tom Burns; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Austin Burns and granddaughter Debbie Leider. Recitation of the Rosary, Friday Oct. 14 at 4 PM at the Carmelite Monastery, Littleton, CO. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday Oct. 15 at 9 AM at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary.
Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Micheals Catholic Church in Kennebec at
10:00 am on Monday October 17 with interment at St. Michaels Cemetery in Kennebec.
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