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Northwest Salmon


Historic Events

Nineteen ninety-one

Roslyn students begin exchange

with Japanese students

15 years ago
October 1, 2001

Starting today, Jack Jacobs will serve as the new long-term care administrator of Bethesda Home Inc. and Heritage Village, Webster. Jacobs held a position as administrator/CEO of Bennett County Healthcare Center, Martin.

The hollyhocks are doing nicely and chrysanthemums and sweet williams are starting to bloom in Webster’s new mural park. Several volunteers have worked creating a new park for the last several months next to Day County Arts Center.

Roslyn boys football team tore into Florence-Henry, dominated their match and walked away with a 58-12 win. Officials called the game over with about four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

25 years ago
October 7, 1991

Business activity has been brisk here with the new Ampride convenience store holding its grand opening. Other new businesses are Lake Area Farm Supply, Johnny’s Shop and Willie’s Super Valu is now Ascher’s Friendly Foods.

Together at last. After 20 years of being split into two legislative districts, Day County will be reunited in one district. A redistricting plan approved in a special session of the state Legislature draws new boundaries for South Dakota’s 35 legislative districts. All of Day, Roberts, most of Marshall and part of Codington counties form legislative District I.

Presents were exchanged between elementary students in Roslyn and Tsuruoka, Japan. Organizers hope that in the future students between the two schools are able to visit each other’s country. The Rev. Kyoin Fujikawa, Tsuruoka helped organize the exchange program.

50 years ago
September 28, 1966

Department of Game, Fish and Parks has acquired about 160 acres of land along the east side of Pickerel Lake. The department submitted one of several bids offered for the land and the price of $32,000 was accepted. It includes about 4,000 feet of shoreline.

First National Bank of Bristol celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house. The bank was incorporated in 1916 with Albert Lundeen as one of the original incorporators. He is the father of Lloyd Lundeen, president of the bank.

City council members broke ground for the new city maintenance building on Fifth Avenue. The metal structure will be used for equipment maintenance and storage.

75 years ago
October 2, 1941

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard joined with hundreds of Day County residents and out of state hunters in shooting their first ducks and pheasants in Webster. For the Gables, it was their first visit to the state and their first time hunting pheasants.

An agreement was reached by which the NeSoDak Bible Camp of Lutheran churches will purchase from Jack Rommel, his Camp Dakota Hotel and other holdings at Enemy Swim Lake.

Elaborate plans are underway for Webster High School’s 14th annual homecoming celebration Tom Tom Day Oct. 10. Definitely established as a school community affair, preparations are being made to entertain 3,000 people with a mile-long parade and free football game between Webster and Milbank.

100 years ago
September 28, 1916

Last December, the ladies’ clubs of the county and teachers in the rural districts took up the sale of Red Cross seals and a sufficient number were sold to entitle the county to the services of a Red Cross nurse for at least a month. One of their best nurses, Margaret Furguson will be here next month. She will take up her work in the schools examining pupils, spend several days in the city and then visit other towns and rural communities.

Webster School faculty of last year gave a picnic at Bett’s grove in honor of the new faculty. The girls have begun practicing basketball again and much interest is being shown in having games with neighboring towns this winter. The high school orchestra has been organized and are meeting for practice. A football game is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Groton and a return game in early November.

At a session of the official board, the Rev. J. M. Hunter, pastor of the M.E. Church was extended an invitation to return. This is his third year in Webster. He left for conference with his salary all paid, the benevolences raised in full, all outstanding indebtedness cleared away and an increase in the membership of the church. The future of the church looks hopeful.

125 years ago
October 1, 1891

None, or but few, of the schemes proposed by the third party men are of a character to benefit the really poor. The two percent land loan bill would only help those who own land and speedily create an oppressive landed aristocracy. Men who own land do not need to have special rates for borrowing money.

Another man has been added to the force at the depot this week in the person of George Mosier who will act as night man. Now things at the station will run as smooth as the summer sea.

The storm played havoc with the wheat stacks north of town, knocking the top off of some and blew others flat on the ground. People were exceedingly nervous and lights were visible in all the farm houses for 10 miles north. The storm brought the hardest wind known in this section for years.