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´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐15 years ago
April 30, 2001
Residents who thought recent warm weather meant the end of winter were hit with a cold shock the weekend of the Easter holiday. Freezing rain, 5-12 inches of snow and high winds hit northeastern South Dakota.
Management of Dakota Tube Inc. announced the company plans to start production at its new Webster facility mid-July.
Roslyn Vikings and Bristol Pirates traveled to Rosholt for their invitational track meet. Kelly Hanson and Angela Moen brought home first place finishes for the Vikings.
25 years ago
April 29, 1991
Farmers have gotten plenty of fresh air, especially those who use a cabless tractor for their fieldwork. With a dry spring, the work has been going fast and furious, except for a few days after a snow and rain storm two weeks ago.
Two Webster athletes met qualifying standards for the state track meet while competing in the Sisseton Relays. Steve Wagner won first place in the pole vault and Jenny Premus won the shot put on the way to qualifying for State A.
Amsden Dam in western Day County produced a state record muskie April 16. Dan Krueger, Groton caught a 40 lb. lunker measuring 49 inches long with a 26 inch girth.
50 years ago
April 27, 1966
The fact that Webster won the State A basketball championship last month is still a prime topic. Highway signs sponsored by the Jaycees promoting the fact are being put up and bumper stickers for cars are being distributed.
The State Highway commission took the first step in implementing the federal highway beautification law. A resolution sets up a permit system for all new signs erected along the highway system.
Authorities were still looking today for the person or persons who broke into the Cooperative Elevator at Pierpont and made off with an estimated $405 in cash and checks.
75 years ago
May 1, 1941
The city council is investigating the feasibility of moving city hall to a temporary location and continuing to use the structure until the new municipal building is completed. Such a plan would save the city considerable rent and inconvenience while the new building is being erected. Use of stoves for heat might be required.
Thirteen Day County residents were admitted to citizenship in the U.S. at a naturalization hearing at the courthouse. Judge Van Buren Perry, Aberdeen presided. One applicant was put on probation for five years before final citizenship will be considered again.
After being closed for two days for extensive remodeling the National Tea Store will reopen with their new Super Deluxe Self-Service Plan in operation. New fixtures have been installed with meat, fruit, vegetable and produce departments and self-service food gliders. The new arrangement will permit a larger variety of groceries and candies to be carried and five different departments or stores.
100 years ago
April 27, 1916
Those who have visited Enemy Swim and Pickerel lakes report that the lakes are higher than they have been at any time within the past 20 years and the water is flowing out of the outlets at a lively rate. Many of the fish have gotten out of Pickerel Lake but it is hardly probable that it will make any noticeable difference in the fishing this year.
The inclined floor has been put in at the Ruby Theatre and the patrons of that popular amusement place are showing their appreciation of the efforts of the management to give them every comfort and convenience by turning out in ever increasing numbers. Monday night a good vaudeville act was put on in connection with a four-reel show.
Aberdeen reports that practically all of the Jim river bottoms are under water and that the crossing of the Yellowstone Trail is now under water. The only point vehicles can cross the river is at a point about four miles south of James.
125 years ago
April 30, 1891
The county board met with the assessors and instructed them what to do. The new revenue law taxes everything a man owns, including his family. The exemption law is a thing of the past. After this year, it will be the last time a legislature will have an opportunity to plead poverty.
The question of artesian power for manufacturing purposes is receiving considerable attention in various cities of South Dakota. It has been successfully applied at Yankton and is found to lessen the cost by 60-75 percent over steam power. If we can succeed in getting an artesian well, there is nothing in the way of making Webster a live and thriving manufacturing town.
The alarm of fire was sounded at Mr. chilsonÔÇÖs residence and in less time than it takes to tell, 300-400 people were on the ground. A bucket brigade was organized and by energetic work soon extinguished the flames. When the crowd first began to gather it looked like it was a forlorn hope and had it not been for the cistern full of water ready at hand, it is more than probable that most of the west side of town would have gone up due to the high wind. This is the second close call from destruction by fire our city has had within a week.