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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen sixty-four
Jorgenson is chosen area’s Outstanding Young Farmer

15 years ago
December 20, 1999

Christmas came a week early for patrons of the old Community Oil Co. of webster and Roslyn. The co-op paid out about $800,000 in patronage dividends to 2,177 clients in Webster. With the payout came another step in the final dissolution of the local co-op.

Linda Roth, Webster found the millennium medallion on the east side of the Day County Courthouse in a pine tree on the morning of Dec. 12. Clue one led her to the post office, but clue two more clearly led her to the courthouse.

The Roslyn Vikings have earned a perfect 4-0 record so far this boys’ basketball season. The past week they defeated the langford Lions 53-42, Henry Owls 66-61 and Florence Flyers 65-34.

25 years ago
December 18, 1989

December 8 was moving day for Bristol school’s elementary teachers and pupils in the new addition which contains classrooms for grades k-6 Chapter I and special education programs.

Webster wrestlers placed sixth in the watertown invitational tournament. The Bearcats lost to Huron, picked up a win against Sioux Falls washington in the second round and lost to Sisseton by two points for fifth place.

Webster Bearcats of coach Cindy Nelson, defending State B champions, opened their volleyball season with a 3-1 decision over Redfield.

50 years ago
December 16, 1964

Subject to a few minor changes, the new Day County jail was formally accepted by the board of Day County commissioners at their meeting.

Webster High School wrestlers defeated Mobridge 30-13 in a match at the armory.

Orville Jorgenson, central Point farmer was chosen the area’s Outstanding Young Farmer for 1964 at the Webster Jaycee-sponsored contest in Webster.

75 years ago
December 21, 1939

Webster gained revenge for a 20-13 defeat in the opening game of the season by edging out Bristol 22-19 in a basketball contest played at Bristol.

Hopes for a white christmas are partly fulfilled as the result of a drizzle of rain which turned to snow monday night. Trees are covered with frost and present a beautiful sight about town.

Atlas Knapp accompanied by the council committee drove to Waubay and Sisseton to see the system of liquor store used in these cities. The system will be used for the Webster liquor store to open the first of the year.

100 years ago
December 17, 1914

The indoor county fair, held at the Coteau Opera House in January proved to be one of the most entertaining features put on here and will be duplicated this year.

A movement was started to secure the closing of all businesses in the city on Christmas day but the plan was met with so much opposition it was abandoned by promoters. We were requested to make this announcement that there might be no misunderstanding and that the parties who signed the petition would have notice that the closing plan had been abandoned.

F.A. Bauske, the cash produce man called our attention to the fact this section of the county is now deriving a neat profit from poultry raising. Bauske has shipped three cars of live poultry, 34,000 pounds and 17,300 pounds of dressed poultry. Turkeys comprised nearly 50 percent of this, surprising given that a few years ago there were not many raised here.

125 years ago
December 19, 1889

Next year our county superintendent of schools says we will have 100 schools in full blast in Day County. This is a decidedly good showing when we reflect that seven years ago the first school in the county was established. Our educational growth is something of which every citizen has a right to feel proud.

Webster is now well lighted by street lamps and has a fine opera house almost completed. Now why not have an artesian well and a good wheat market? our cup of joy would be overflowing, especially if we got a good well.

Wheatland Township is alive and wide awake. They propose to have large christmas trees at the Howell and Wilcox school houses. The funds have been raised to load both trees and a good time will be had at each place.