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Northwest Salmon


Historic Events

Eighteen ninety-one

Webster boys allowed to shake dice in

violation of city law

15 years ago
May 28, 2001

Carol Gregerson’s fourth-grade class was busy the 2000-01 school year creating a quilt of the 50 states of the Union. The 20 boys and girls traced state outlines on cloth and sent sketches to each respective governor for autographs.

Bearcat golfers battled cold, wet and windy weather during the state golf tournament in Brandon. Tenise ­Diehl led the girls team with a 93 on the first day and an 88 the second. She placed 16th in competition during the first round and climbed to ninth at tourney’s end.

Brock Lesnar, former Webster wrestler and NCAA champion will participate in the professional wrestling Summer Slam in Minneapolis, MN and Grand Forks, ND.

25 years ago
May 27, 1991

One barrier people sometimes face in recycling is not having a place in the community where they can bring recyclables. That barrier was removed in Bristol when six organizations sponsored a collection day for recyclables. About 85 families brought a total of 4,020 pounds of items.

A total of 6.2 million walleye fry from Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery near Waubay were released into Enemy Swim Lake.

Chrissi Bendixen led the Webster High School girls golf team to an eighth place finish in the state B tournament in Pierre.

50 years ago
May 25, 1966

A better estimate of the number of people in Day County who will qualify for Medicare is now possible based on figures showing what the over-65 population is. Approximately 14.9 percent of Day County’s population is in the 65 or older group. Everyone in this age group will be entitled automatically to some of the benefits. They will be able to obtain hospital care, nursing home services and other assistance without cost. To get protection for doctor bills they must apply for it and the cost will be $3 per month.

Eighty-two Webster High School seniors will graduate May 26.

A section of U.S. Hwy. 12 from the Brown-Day county line and Webster has been listed as critically in need of reconstruction. Records show it was constructed in the early 1930s and there are about 83 major breaks and about 200 minor breaks in the road.

75 years ago
May 29, 1941

Rural and private schools of Day County saw 158 eighth grade graduates complete the first big milestone of their education with final exams. Graduation exercises are June 2 in Webster.

A quota call for 14 men to go into the U.S. Army June 19 has been received by the Day County selective service board. Thirty-eight counties will furnish 426 men who will report for induction for South Dakota. The second registration will be on July 1 and will include men who on or before July 1 have attained their 21st birthday and not registered previously.

With June 1 set as the deadline for accepting applications for rural electrification, directors of Lake Region Electric Association met to discuss progress. More than 850 farmers have signed up in the area.

100 years ago
May 25, 1916

Peter Norbeck has carried the state for governor by a majority over both Egan and Richards, according to the latest reports. Not a county in the state has returned a majority for the Huron or Sioux Falls man, Norbeck capturing even their home counties. Unless returns from isolated portions of the state are radically different from what has been received, Norbeck has carried the state by the biggest majority ever given a candidate at a primary election.

After the beautiful and inspiring baccalaureate services, Linnie Carl gave a short talk on the organization of a Young Peoples’ Society, whose slogan should be South Dakota-Dry in 1916 and after the exercises were over, a number remained to perfect the organization. This is a great and noble cause. The time is past when well enlightened, deep-thinking, intelligent people look down on a person for taking a stand against one of the worst demons which has ever assailed mankind-”King Alcohol.”

There was an enthusiastic good roads meeting in Bristol which was largely attended by citizens of the town and farmers of the surrounding vicinity and a permanent organization was perfected. The object of the organization is to maintain highways in the vicinity of Bristol and the organization proposes to do effective work in this line.

125 years ago
May 28, 1891

We understand that boys are allowed to shake dice in places in our city. This is a dangerous thing to do. The first thing you know some citizen will jerk you up and prosecute you under City Ordinance No. 8. This matter was called to our attention by men whose boys have been allowed to indulge in this practice and they are decidedly redheaded about it and propose to make it warm for someone if the practice is not stopped.

L.G. Oschenreiter and David Williams went to Yankton to attend the World’s Fair convention in that city.

Members of the Coteau Cornet Band desire to express their gratitude to the citizens of Webster for their attendance and liberal patronage at the ice cream festival given for their benefit at Good Templars Hall.