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Northwest Salmon


Historic Events

Nineteen seventeen


Herbert McKennett dies in war

15 years ago
September 16, 2002

Carroll Peterson and Bob Bartos teamed up to win the Webster summer men’s golf league championship. The two played in both the 12:30 and 2:30 leagues and hit the top spot for both leagues.

Webster volleyball team beat Groton 25-14, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-16.

Webster Bearcats football squad came out to play both sides of the ball when they defeated Aberdeen Roncalli 28-7.

25 years ago
September 21, 1992

Webster fifth graders will be presented diplomas Jan. 28 when they graduate from the DARE program. Day County DARE officer Wes Williams will meet with the 52 Webster fifth graders once a week to present 17 lessons.

Another $2,000 is all that is needed to complete the inside of the Sigurd Anderson building at the Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry. A former resident and student of the late judge has committed $2,000 if area residents, friends and former students will donate $2,000. Anderson’s daughter Kristin has donated many boxes of personal artifacts of the former governor and judge.

Area homecoming royalty chosen include Curtis Dunn and Jenny Keintz, Roslyn; Paula Huwe and Clint Bonn, Bristol; Dawn Olson, Ryan Tracy and Chuck Zubke, Waubay.

50 years ago
September 13, 1967

Sneak day planned by many senior classes has taken on a larger meaning for Roslyn High School seniors. The class is making plans to go to Washington, DC. Estimated cost to make it possible for the 33 seniors to take the trip is about $3,000 and the students are trying to raise money by doing odd jobs.

Day County Commissioners approved the county budget for 1968 and set a special election for voters to decide whether the office of Day County Superintendent of Schools should be continued. Total figure for the budget is $580,207 and amounts to a decrease of $23,863 from 1967’s budget.

Machinery dealers who exhibited at the Day County Fair have discovered a “knobby” problem. While no major damage was done to equipment by children who crawled all over them, dealers have found many of the knobs are missing. Parents who may have found stray knobs are asked to send them to the fair secretary. No action will be taken.

75 years ago
September 17, 1942

Occasional showers, heavy dews and poor drying weather have brought threshing to a standstill this week. With an estimated 1/2 of the grain still standing in shock, farmers are chafing at the enforced delay.

Fuel oil rationing, possibly 25 percent below normal use, has been ordered by the federal government to start Oct. 1 in a 30-state area which includes South Dakota. Between now and Oct. 1 fuel oil tanks for private dwellings may be filled to capacity up to 275 gallons. Other deliveries are limited to 50 percent of capacity.

David and Gordon Prieb with their 4-H demonstration entitled, How to increase the income of the laying flock by proper housing, feeding and sanitation, were awarded a superior rating at the state fair.

100 years ago
September 13, 1917

Mrs. Thos. McKennett, Webster received a telegram telling of the death of her son Herbert who was killed in action Aug. 21, somewhere in France. This is the first Webster boy to die for the cause whose triumph is vital to every one of us, the holy battle of democracy against autocracy and military despotism.

With the possibilities of trouble, which may arise at any time, Gov. Norbeck has issued a general order to the state sheriff and to county sheriffs over the state to prevent gatherings or meetings which are called for the purpose of creating discord or which will tend to cause serious disturbances.

The Webster Red Cross chapter has received a letter from the Minneapolis Red Cross supply service, relative to a box of supplies sent them by the Webster surgical dressings department, in charge of Ruth Egge. The many friends of Egge will regret to learn that she will relinquish her position to go to New York.

125 years ago
September 15, 1892

The last of the Webster Band came straggling in after the Minneapolis exposition. The boys gave our city and county the best advertisement they ever had. They simply took the cake and were in demand over the city. If the awarding of a prize had been left to the audience the Webster band would have got first instead of third prize. They played on the floor of the Chamber of Commerce building and in a parade on the streets. Everybody was stuck on the hayseeds, as they called them and cheered them lustily wherever and whenever they appeared.

The cholera scare is knocking the life out of the wheat market. It looks as though the cholera quarantine would prove an ugly thing for the business interests of the country.

Mrs. Peabody and family have got settled in Cleveland and Lena is attending the conservatory of music. The boys are in the Case school. They have settled down for business for the winter.