ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Webster Creamery wins National Buttermakers
ï»¿15 years ago
December 7, 1998
Unseasonably warm wea-ther allowed people to get at outside chores. Knight Construction Company, Webster donated machinery and labor to the job of creating a âsite readyâ industrial park. They leveled the lots allowing for further business expansion.
John Levsen who is three and one half years old has been celebrating with his family recently because of his U.S. citizenship. John, a native of Russia, became a citizen of this country on Nov. 20 in Sioux Falls.
Dandelions are blooming, residents report trees in bud and worry that flowers will begin to grow. Highs all last week were from the mid 40s to high 50s.
25 years ago
December 5, 1988
The average cost of water for a rural family will be about $32 per month for WEB Water users in Day County with the average cost per farm about $50.
Governor Nehemiah Ordway appointed a three member board of commissioners to organize Day County 107 years ago Dec. 5, 1881.
The Bearcat wrestling team won its first dual of the season by defeating Clear Lake 38-33.
50 years ago
December 4, 1963
Willis âBrownieâ Green will be honored as Clerk of the Month at the regular meeting of the Webster Junior Chamber of commerce.
Santa Claus will answer childrenâs letters during the Christmas season, postmaster Pearson announced. The post office will send a gaily decorated reply card to each child who sends a letter to Santa properly addressed and stamped. His zip code is 999701.
Webster Bearcats came from behind to win the first game of the season by defeating the Milbank Bulldogs 51-47.
75 years ago
December 8, 1938
With gaily colored lights, evergreen festooning, a beautifully lighted star and excellent window displays heralding the Christmas season, Websterâs Main Street presents an attractive appearance as Christmas shopping gets underway.
Day County Christmas Seal committee is busily engrossed in the work of addressing an envelope to every family in Day County to give everyone an opportunity and the privilege to help in the tuberculosis Christmas Seal Campaign.
Two former Webster high basketball stars clarence Hagen and kenneth Storsteen are important figures in Coach Lefty Olsonâs plans for the Augustana College court machine.
100 years ago
December 4, 1913
The mass meetings held at the courthouse in compliance with the Richards primary law were better attended than had been anticipated. By noon the city was pretty well crowded with members of every political faith. The majority Republicans in the circuit court- room, the minority in the north jury room and the Democrats in the northeast jury room.
The meeting of the school officers held at the Coteau Opera House proved to be quite a drawing card, the enrollment closely approached the 300 mark.
E.A. Paulson, buttermaker at the Webster Co-operative Creamery has received the trophy awarded him by the National creamery Buttermakers association for having on exhibit at their recent butter show in Chicago the highest test butter from this state.
125 years ago
December 6, 1888
Thanksgiving Day was generally observed by our merchants in the closing of their places of business. The hotels served elaborate dinners to regular and invited guests.
The prospect of wheat being $2 a bushel will enable the thrifty housewife to revive the lost art of making corn bread. Corn bread was good enough for our forefathers and with a good crop harvested there is no reason why we should not take a change and eat corn bread for a time.
There are several young lads in town who are in the habit of going to public gatherings and raising racket enough to raise the dead. One of these evenings they will be sent home in charge of some responsible person and their parents made acquainted with the facts.