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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen sixty-five

New swimming pool expected to be ready mid-July

15 years ago
July 3, 2000

Contractors from minnesota and North Dakota are rebuilding a mile-long Western Area Power assn. electric utility line across the northern waters of Rush Lake.

Harlin Bachmann, webster can count himself among the few winners of raffles who have received a tremendous return on their investment. In May, he found out that he had won a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray in a Maryland raffle and it was delivered to his home in June.

Full scale construction on the widening of Hwy. 12 through Webster should start July 10 according to the state Department of Transportation.

25 years ago
July 2, 1990

Bobby Vasquez, 17, Waianae, HI; Sese Pasara, 15, Honolulu, HI and Cyril Francis, 21, Malaysia are biking across the United States and stopped in webster as part of Tour de YEH (Youth Ending Hunger). Ninety-four people from 11 countries are participating in the tour to raise awareness of chronic, persistent hunger. The men are enjoying the journey and will be sad when it ends in about three weeks.

Lynn Hagen, Webster is busy getting ready for her first trip to the national High School Rodeo Finals in Shawnee, OK. She qualified after doing well at the SD High School Rodeo championship Finals in New underwood.

Joyce Lardy, Roslyn is retiring after more than 40 years as a schoolteacher. She spent 31 years in the same first grade classroom in Roslyn. Lately, several of her first graders were children of her former pupils.

50 years ago
June 30, 1965

New owners of the Reporter & Farmer, Harold D. Jones, Redfield and Larry Ingalls, Webster will take over publication of this newspaper effective tomorrow. Retiring from active newspapering with this issue are Harold Card and Gus Herr who have been associated with the paper for many years – since 1928 and 1930 respectively.

With Webster’s new swimming pool expected to be ready by mid-July, a season ticket sale drive under direction of the Junior Chamber of Commerce is starting. Ken Hart and Jim Dedrickson are captains of the teams which began a house-to-house canvass of Webster last night.

Webster Jaycees received national recognition for an outstanding local publication. Presentation of the second place award was made before 10,000 delegates to the national convention of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.

75 years ago
July 4, 1940

Starting with a Trade Day event Webster’s July 3rd and 4th festival got underway. The vanguard of the Jay Gould Co. who will furnish the bulk of the entertainment for the festival arrived yesterday.

Decision to purchase a car for use of the police department in patrolling Webster featured the regular July city council meeting. The problem of effectively policing the outskirts of Webster and some arrangement for transportation for police officers have been under consideration for some time. It was recognized as impracticable for police to patrol the mile square area on foot.

Further realization of the effect of Europe’s war upon noncombatants was brought to Webster when Dr. A.L. Deeble received a cablegram from a cousin in southern England asking if he would accept responsibility for five children of relatives whom it is considered advisable to evacuate from England in anticipation of “total war.”

100 years ago
July 1, 1915

The Fenstemaker Hotel on the south shore of Enemy Swim Lake is becoming one of the most popular fishing resorts in the northwest and fishing parties and campers are patronizing it in ever increasing numbers. The hotel offers reasonable rates, excellent sites as well as boats, tackle, bait, etc.

We are as much in the dark as ever in regard to the proposed Huron and northeastern railroad. A survey has been completed from Wallace through Waubay. Frank Henderson, the promoter; Mr. Phillips, a financial agent and Willard richards of the engineering force were visitors in the city but they were very sparing with their information.