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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen eighty-nine

Wrecking crew demolishes school

15 years ago
October 18, 1999

Russell Schultz, Webster School District’s architect for a new high school presented another plan for the school. The board continues to look at plans and options that may be available.
Roslyn Vikings finished on top in the Region 1 9B football league, beating Langford in the final contest of the regular season 35-14.
Bristol Pirates qualified both the girls’ and boys’ varsity cross country teams for the state meet in Huron during the Region 1B meet in Webster.

25 years ago
October 16, 1989

Workers have started demolishing the 1905 building at Webster School. workers from All-American Wrecking Co., Perry, IA have started tearing out radiators and pipes. They expect to have the whole building removed in six to eight weeks.
Employees and those doing electrical, refrigeration and other work at the new Mike’s Jack & Jill grocery store have been putting in long days trying to get ready for the grand opening Oct. 23.
Roslyn High School viking newspaper and yearbook and the Webster High School newspaper, the websterian all captured all-state honors at the 65th annual high school press convention in Brookings.

50 years ago
October 14, 1964

A total of 16,025 additional trout are now at home in Pierpont Lake as a result of a planting earlier this month by personnel of the State Game, Fish & Parks.
Trapshooting at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse will be discontinued during hunting season. Slides of the Roslyn and Eden 50th anniversary celebrations and Orion Parks’ hunting trip in the Canadian mountains will be shown.
Two juveniles from minnesota were taken into custody at Webster and held until authorities came for them. The pair, a boy, 16 and a girl, 15 are alleged to have stolen a car at Aitkin, MN and driven it to Webster where they planned to be married.

75 years ago
October 19, 1939

An estimated crowd of 2,000 people was present for the dedicatory ceremonies for Webster’s new athletic park and watched Milbank and Webster high school football teams battle to a 6-6 tie in Webster’s homecoming affray.
Myron Floren, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Floren, Webster and student at Augustana College, Sioux Falls is proving a popular accordionist at Sioux Falls where he appears on the daily enter- tainment program of KSOO, Sioux Falls station. He is known as The Melody Man and plays monday through Friday at 6:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for 15 minutes. He has received a steadily increasing volume of fan mail.
Arguments over costs and relative merits of WPA construction and private contract ended in the rejection of all bids for 33 blocks of proposed tarvia for webster streets at a special meeting of the city council.
A total of 477 resident hunting licenses and eight nonresident licenses had been sold by the county treasurer’s office up to yesterday. This is not all of the licenses sold, as they are on sale at various stores and from game warden Ury Dahling.

100 years ago
October 15, 1914

We rode out with Sheriff Garrick and saw the work being done by Dr. Judge and his crew on the Yellowstone trail west of the old cemetery hill. There is no question that graveling is the only way to secure a perfect road. The upkeep does not require one fourth the amount of work a common dirt road does.
A report comes to us to the effect that Albert friedmann, one of Day county’s most progressive farmers is meeting great success in raising hogs and corn. He has found they return a bigger profit than the old system of depending entirely on the wheat crop.
Sheriff Garrick has come to the conclusion that hereafter when a prisoner is sentenced to hard labor the full intent of the sentence shall be carried out. In compliance with this plan, the three booze dispensers arrested at Waubay and Butler have been put to work under a road supervisor and are now engaged in the healthy but tiresome task of shoveling gravel for the improvement of Day County’s roads.

125 years ago
October 17, 1889

The beautiful weather is giving everybody a chance to perfect their preparations for a cold winter; but as usual nobody will be ready for it when it arrives.
Farmers of Day County are wearing smiling faces in return for the fine crop this year. Surely the toiling farmer does merit success, they work harder and risk more than any other class.
The convention in huron on the 21st will plan an equal franchise campaign for 1890. The constitution of South Dakota submits the enfranchisement of women to a vote of the men at the first general state election. Justice to women and the present prohibition crisis demands that the influence of women be concentrated in the ballot.