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Around the region: Presho, Scotland and Wessington Springs

A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Presho LYMAN'S SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT ACCEPTING BIDS: Lyman Superintendent Rob Davis informed the school board that advertisements for bids for the school building project ...

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Around the Region

A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:

Presho

LYMAN'S SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT ACCEPTING BIDS: Lyman Superintendent Rob Davis informed the school board that advertisements for bids for the school building project were sent out this week. The bid opening date is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the high school music room. The school district also scheduled a pre-bid meeting for Jan. 24 at the Presho gym that will give potential bidders the opportunity to review the project before submitting their bids.

At a meeting of the Lyman School Board in December, the board unveiled preliminary plans for a $9 million project adding approximately 41,000-square-feet to the Presho facility and 10,600-square feet to the Kennebec site.

- Lyman County Herald

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Scotland

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS SWORN IN: Bruce Voigt was elected chairman and Duane Bachman vice-chairman representing the Bon Homme County Commission. Commissioners John Hauck, Russ Jelsma and commissioner-elect Mary Jo Bauder, where also present during the meeting on Jan. 8. Auditor Tamara Brunken called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. After approval of the agenda, the first order of business was the swearing in of new commissioner Bauder, who will represent the Scotland district, commissioners Jelsma and Bachman, who were re-elected to their positions and sheriff-elect Mark Maggs. Deputy Clerk of Courts Kathy Mehlhaff conducted the swearing in ceremony.

- Scotland Journal

Wessington Springs

ICE SKATING TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN CITY PARK: After running the idea by Mayor Kathy Voorhees and receiving positive feedback, Gwyneth Dean-Fastnacht, of Wessington Springs, asked for a spot on the city council's agenda during its recent meeting, to allow for discussion about reintroducing the ice rink locally.

The board discussed the feasibility of creating an ice rink in the park after more than a decade's absence. Water Superintendent Jim Vavra discussed options for flooding the filled-in former swimming pool and City Finance Officer Linda Willman and City Attorney Gary Blue explained that an additional premium of $150 annually for liability insurance, along with the posting of liability and safety signage would be required. The city council approved the filling of the skating pond. Once signs are posted, the city water crew will flood the rink.

- True Dakotan

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