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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen ninety
Bearcat record moves to 24-1

15 years ago
February 21, 2000

The state Senate agricultural committee tabled a bill revising the definition of meandered water and defining private property rights for landowners with flooded fields and pastures in northeastern South Dakota.

Roslyn Vikings defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 68-57 in Mellette to garner a 5-1 record in the Lake Region Conference, sharing the conference title with the Frederick-Hecla Northstars.

Webster Bearcats landed in third place in the District 1B wrestling tournament Feb. 12 in Clear Lake.

25 years ago
February 19, 1990

Workers from All-american Wrecking Co., Perry, IA began the final demolition of the old elementary school in Webster. The chimney was all that remained of the school by Friday morning. The school was built in 1905 for about $21,000.

Mid-West Motors, the General Motors dealership in Webster, today received the very first Chevrolet four-door S-10 Blazer delivered to any Chevrolet dealer in the United States.

Webster Bearcats moved their season volleyball record to 24-1 with a win over Milbank.

50 years ago
February 17, 1965

Blanche Fiksdal was named clerk of the month for February and was honored at the Jaycee noon luncheon. She has been employed at Nerger’s Store for nine years; first in the men’s wear and as manager of the grocery department.

Directors, officers and employees of Security Bank welcome the people of the area to have a sneak preview of the new bank under construction. Blueprints and the artist’s drawing of the building will be on display.

Staff Sergeant Donald Bundrock who is serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit in Vietnam was presented a Meritorious Mast Award by the commander of the task unit of the First Marine Aircraft Wing stationed in South Vietnam. Bundrock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bundrock, Webster.

75 years ago
February 22, 1940

Webster High School’s basketball team is one of a half dozen or more teams who are conceded an even chance to win the championship in the district tournament which opens today in Webster. Eleven teams are entered.

A representative of the state division of taxation will be in Webster to assist taxpayers in making out their 1939 state income tax returns.

A total of 339 different skaters made use of the Webster ice skating rink during the past month according to the report of George Alsager, rink police. Of these, 49 were from outside the city and five from outside the state. The largest number in any one day was 222 on a Sunday afternoon.

100 years ago
February 18, 1915

Waubay High School’s basketball team added another victory to its long string by defeating the Aberdeen High School quint at Waubay. The Waubay boys are putting up an exceptionally fast game.

S.S. Yeager of this city went to Ipswich and purchased 125 young sows to place on his farm near Linton, ND. He came home Sunday and departed monday to catch the shipment at Aberdeen to accompany it to Linton. He says he is satisfied there is a good profit in raising corn and hogs and will attempt to demonstrate it on his North Dakota farm.

February 22 is the opening day of the farmers’ chautauqua and short course in Webster and for an entire week the corps of lecturers will be here, lecturing, demonstrating, advising and there is no question that it will be one of the most successful features of the kind held in Webster. The lecturers are all experts in their respective lines.