2013: Year in Review ... through photos
2013 saw plenty of changes within Prairie County. Improvement projects included millings laid to several streets in Terry, a chamber of commerce sign placed along Spring Street attracting visitors to stop downtown and a new snowplow purchased for the county airport, funded largely through federal grants.
Photos from left to right: Dressed in the regalia of the early 1900’s, teenagers Valerie Greenfield and Ann Grue walk along Laundre Street on their way to the Prairie County Museum. They were among those participating in the Yippee Memories Tour which highlighted the historic frontier of Terry’s downtown to a gathering of about 50 people. Area crops were battered during July hailstorms, denoted by this golf ball-plus size hailstone. Library activities continued to thrive during 2013, as seen in this photo where Custer County Art & Heritage Center’s Jordan Pehler helps youngster Nathan Koppenhaver round out the edges of his clay pot project during a June activity. Significant damage was caused by a July 8 windstorm that included estimated 95-100 mile per hour wind gusts. Among damages seen were the tattered remains of the wooden 1952 theater screen.
Jim Ross talks zoning with town council during a March 19
meeting on the subject.
The long-awaited completion of the fish screen project took place in
June when Buffalo Rapids District II installed the two huge metal structures,
each weighing 10 tons, at the Shirley pumping plant.
Elaine Roos holds up a card signed by
many in the community wishing her a happy 102nd birthday.
Published January 8, 2014