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Northwest Salmon


Historic Events

Nineteen ninety-two


Andover has fish in the fields

15 years ago
June 24, 2002

If people want to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang this summer, they’ll have to do it outside of Day County. County commissioners passed an emergency burn ban ordinance June 18. The ordinance prohibits open fires and forbids the use of fireworks.

Day County and other areas of northeastern South Dakota received scattered rainfall last week, but the region needs much more precipatation to relieve mounting drought conditions.

25 years ago
June 22, 1992

The hottest fishing spot in Day County is southwest of Andover where the Alan Strom family netted 20 bullheads and 15 carp among alfalfa and soybeans. Fish in the fields were the result of 10 inches of rain in two weeks that caused Amsden Dam and tributary creeks to overflow.

About 1,500 people of all ages took a look at the past at the first Sodbuster Fest at Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry, Webster.

Webster Jaycees honored 12 people as outstanding citizens during the annual awards banquet.

50 years ago
June 21, 1967

Members of area organizations will converge at the Day County fairgrounds to erect a fence around the race track in front of the grandstand.

A $2 state park user license fee went into effect Memorial Day and is earmarked for creating new facilities for public use.

75 years ago
June 25, 1942

Mayor P.M. Engelhart of Waubay was elected president of the Day County Old Settlers Association. Sisters Edith French, Mayme Knapp, Jane Black and Mrs. W.G. Becht took first place among the women for having the longest residence in Day County. They came to Day County with their parents in June 1881, settling in Rusk Township. Among the men present, Engelhart took first among the men, coming to the county in May 1881.

Webster showed an increase of over $28,000 in taxable property this year. Real property was valued at $1,039,670 versus $1,021,090 last year. Personal property assessed at $394,233 a year ago is now listed as $403,920.

More than 40 tons of old rubber have been turned in to Day County filling stations and garages.

100 years ago
June 21, 1917

The result of the liberty bond campaign, which closed in a blaze of glory is a source of great pride to all our citizens. The city and county have made a record far beyond expectations.

There is real happiness in the John Dolan residence. The boys and the whole family are together enjoying a reunion, the first in about 15 years. Mr. and Mrs. Dolan are the biggest kids in the puddle and the head of the household is as happy as a clam in high water. They have rented a cottage to enjoy a few days at Pickerel Lake.

Every Wednesday official war pictures will be shown at the Lyric Theatre to show what the war means.

125 years ago
June 23, 1892

When you see the artesian bore you will conclude that is rightly named after you have read some of the remarks painted on the outside: “We are tired now and sleepy too, please don’t ask any more questions.” “Don’t ask how far we are down or we’ll mutilate you.” “One question too many will prepare you for an angel.” The boys literally covered the shed with such touching mottoes.