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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

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´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Twins give salutatorian, valedictorian addresses at Roslyn

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May 22, 2000

Two Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives met with Day County residents to explain a new policy which may help certain homeowners move away from danger before floodwater damages their homes.

Paul McCarlson stopped at the Webster Amoco station and got the place buzzing with excitement. The Amoco had been alerted that a $50,000 Cash 4 Life ticket for the May 6 drawing had been sold there. Clerks asked each lottery player who came in if they had purchased a ticket. McCarlson heard the chatter and joked that he had the winner in his pocket, even though he had not yet checked the ticket. To his surprise, his four numbers matched the numbers. He is the second South Dakota player to win a $50,000 Cash 4 Life prize.

25 years ago
May 21, 1990

John Koenig flew 40 secret air missions during WWII. Although the 885th Bombardment Squadron he was with never dropped a bomb in almost 3,000 missions, it played a big part in the Allied victory. The squadron dropped supplies to resistance groups in enemy territory for the most part in Italy, France and Yugoslavia.

Kevin Herrick will have the last word over his twin brother Kelly during Roslyn High School commencement exercises. Kelly will give the salutatorian address and Kevin will follow with the valedictorian address.

Webster girls took home the Region 1A track championship title. The local girls finished in the top six in more than 20 events to collect 130 points in the meet. The boys garnered 70 points for third place.

50 years ago
May 19, 1965

Harvey Hammrich has been hired to teach social science and coach football, wrestling and track in the Webster Public Schools for the 1965-66 school year.

Graduation activities for a class of 85 at Webster High School with baccalaureate Sunday night and commencement Thursday night.

Webster Bearcats finished fourth in the Class A division of the Region 2 track meet. Mike Burns, Fred Chapman, Sidney Fosheim, Ted Gerriets, Clyde Hagen, Jim Roth and Gary Walter qualified for the state track meet in Watertown.

75 years ago
May 23, 1940

In this day and age when life is supposed to begin at 40, a mouse-colored mare belonging to John anderson, Racine Township is just beginning to live. She will be 40 years old the first of June, which is believed to set a new record for any horse in South Dakota.

John Koenig, Webster High School senior won the 200 yard low hurdles in the state track meet in Aberdeen. He finished with a time of 23.5 seconds.

The unusual experience of getting mail from the Antarctic came to a Webster resident when Mrs. Harry Walker received a letter dated March 7 from former college classmate Carl Ecklund who is with the Admiral Byrd expedition. He writes they set up camp in an unexplored area of the Antarctic 1,400 miles east of Little America and then it will be hibernation for over a year.

100 years ago
May 20, 1915

While deputy sheriff Gruby and Attorney Wells were in Crandall, Gruby arrested a peddler who was unable to produce a peddlerÔÇÖs license. The fellow claimed he was merely driving through and not peddling but Gruby started on his back trail and did not have much difficulty in learning that he had made sales. He was brought to Webster, taken before justice Grue and fined $25 plus costs.

The Yankee robinson Circus did not draw the big crowd which usually comes to Webster on circus day. Its menagerie consisted of three dissatisfied and pessimistic looking elephants, a couple mangy and despondent camels, a cage of decrepit lions and a few other beasts which looked like nightmares of the jungle. It was the most sorrowful and solemn exhibit of savage beasts that has ever struck this part of the Dakota prairie.