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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen ninety-nine
Gaikowski hired by Sen. Daschle to assist in outreach efforts

15 years ago
July 19, 1999

Newly elected Webster School board member Don Mahlen was elected president of the board as the 1999-2000 school board was convened.
The annual ladies day golf tournament had Linda Potas taking honors in the championship flight with a 93.
Webster native Erik Gaikowski has been hired by Sen. Tom Daschle to assist him in constituent outreach efforts in eastern South Dakota.

25 years ago
July 17, 1989

Webster School Board members received their first drawing on how the new addition will look. It will be built from the northeast side of the elementary to doors on the southwest side of the high school
Day County will have a new state’s attorney next week. commissioners voted to appoint Thomas Hensley, Aberdeen Day County’s state’s attorney.
Abby Christensen and Steve Pribyl claimed first places when the Webster swim team competed at a meet in Milbank.

50 years ago
July 15, 1964

Of interest to every citizen of the county was the action of the Day County Board of Commissioners in authorizing the payment of another block of Day County Hospital bonds. Only one block of bonds in the amount of $25,000 remains unpaid.

An 8 1/2 lb. walleye was caught at Amsden Lake and has been entered in the fishing contest of Waubay.
Swimming classes for Webster-Waubay areas will begin next week at Blue Dog Lake with life saving classes at Sandy Beach, Enemy Swim Lake.

75 years ago
July 20, 1939

The new city pump purchased for the well recently completed was installed and is now in operation. It insures ample water for city needs for many years to come.
A movement to secure oil-surfacing of a considerable area of Webster streets met with endorsement of the city at a special meeting.
A decision as to whether a county fair will be held this fall is expected to be made today by the County Commissioners who are meeting with representatives of the Better Webster Club.

100 years ago
July 16, 1914

The board of county commissioners have practically completed the work of equalizing the 1914 assessment and the assessed valuation of the county exceeds $28,000,000.
If those farmers who want help for harvest or threshing will leave their names and addresses with the county treasurer he will endeavor to find men for them.
Articles of incorporation were filed Saturday for the Grenville & Southeastern Railway Co. to build a line of road from Rosholt to Grenville.

125 years ago
July 18, 1889

Our militia boys have been transferred from the first to the second regiment. When the state of South Dakota is admitted to the Union, the boys will be in the 1st regiment for South Dakota.
Ole Amundson will soon have his new residence on Church St., north of Schachte, ready to commence housekeeping.
The Valley Clippers and Dexter Mufflers baseball teams had a game in Egeland Township. The core stood 8-9 in favor of the Clippers. They have played 16 games and lost three.