November 01 2005

Posted by Nicole

Approaching Presho from the west the new lights are positioned along the edge of Hwy 248. The original street lights are visible on the far left.

November 01 2005

[b]Lights installed along highway through Presho[/b]

Posted by Nicole
by Lucy Halverson

The installation of new streetlights through Presho has been completed. Logan Electric of Gettysburg finished the $ 125,327 South Dakota Department of Transportation project this past week.
Thirty-one 40 foot poles were erected from I-90 exit 226 on the east side of Presho to I-90 exit 225 on the west side of town.

Its impressive to see the lights at night. I think the lights at the intersection of US 183 and Hwy 248 east of town will add to the safety of area residents. They (lights) will make our town more inviting, especially now with the end of Daylight Saving time, said city councilwoman Angela Ehlers.

The majority of the cost associated with the DOT project was funded by the State, while the city of Presho picked up about 18% of the cost, which is expected to be around $ 22,500. The city will own the new lighting system and be responsible for future maintenance and the monthly operational costs of the lights. The monthly cost of streetlights is determined by the wattage of the light. The city pays a set amount per streetlight per month to West Central Electric. The lights range from $ 7 to $ 13 per light per month. The citys monthly light bill for the number of current streetlights is around $ 945 per month. In addition the city also pays $ 206 per month for the overhead lights that were installed a few years ago on I-90 near exit 225 and 226.

According to Preshos Mayor Carl Brakke the council will consider removing some of the old streetlights along the highway now that the new lights have been installed. When we get done looking at the situation, we may end up with a just a few more lights than we had before, said Brakke. The city will work with West Central Electric, who owns some of the current streetlights in town, in determining if certain streetlights can be removed. The lights might be removed but the poles will remain. Numerous poles located along the highway carry some sort of transmission lines in addition to street lights, said Ehler

November 01 2005

[b]LC Ducks Unlimited Chapter observes 25th Anniversary [/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Lucy Halverson

The local Ducks Unlimited Chapter was established in Lyman County 25 years ago.

Over the last 25 years Ducks Unlimited projects have helped wetlands flourish and assisted with maintaining wildlife across the county. The two major wetland projects completed in the past 25 years by the local chapter with assistance from the National DU organization include the restoration of the County Line dam located near the Stanley County line and the Comp dam southwest of Presho. In addition many smaller wetland projects have been funded through the local chapter. The annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction is the local chapters major fund raising event.

This years banquet will be held Wednesday, November 9th at Hutchs Lounge. The social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the banquet to follow at 7:00 pm.

November 01 2005


Posted by Nicole
Benjamin Benny R. Husman, 77
Benjamin Benny R. Husman, age 77, of Mitchell, South Dakota died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at his residence under hospice care. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene, Mitchell. Burial, with military rites, followed at the American Legion Cemetery, Mitchell.

Josephine Byre, 82
Funeral services for Josephine Byre, 82, of Oacoma will be Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 1:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 1 from 1 to 8 PM at the Hickey- Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.
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