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ï»¿15 years ago
March 8, 1999
Even though they did not get close, three Webster teens say they are very glad they went to see the pope when he arrived in St. Louis in late January. Becky Wagner, Alyssa and Joey bierschbach traveled with catholic church youth from other south Dakota towns.
Parishioners of St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church, Grenville donated their time and talents to remodel and refurbish the church. Heat ducts were moved and modernized, walls, ceiling and the bathroom improved or painted in the 105-year-old building.
The old Prairie Auto Parts building on Main Street, Webster was leveled last week. The corner of 10th Ave. and Main will be the new home of a Caseyâ€™s General Store.
25 years ago
March 6, 1989
The third time at something is supposed to be easy. The third time the Webster girls volleyball team went for the State Class B championship proved to be their toughest tournament battle. The Bearcatsâ€™ Cheryl gelhaus, a junior spiker, was named to the all-tournament team.
Norman Kuecker, webster, a certified seed grower for 27 years has been named premier seed grower of 1989 by the SD Crop improvement Association.
Sun Dial Manor, Bristol will hold its annual meeting March 11. A special ceremony will include the burning of the 20-year old mortgage which has now been paid in full.
50 years ago
March 4, 1964
Weather observer C. Perry of Farmington township reports the months of January and February brought only .99 inches of moisture which characterizes a winter drought. As March 1 arrived, snow in that area was all gone and the countryside bare.
The local unit of the SD National Guard has volunteered to help move county offices to the new courthouse. They also rendered help in moving salvaged equipment from the old courthouse following the fire in January 1962.
Students from all rural and parochial schools, Webster, Roslyn, Pierpont, Andover, Bristol, Waubay and the Indian Day schools were entered in the annual Day County art and spelling contest. First place winners will represent the county in the state contest in Sioux Falls.
75 years ago
March 9, 1939
Playing for the first time in regional competition, Langford, district two cage champions, defeated columbia 50-19 to win the regional title at Clark and will now enter the state B tournament in Brookings.
Butler Homemakers extension Club will present a one act play entitled Mothers Cooking in connection with an amateur contest at the Butler gymnasium. The Boy Scouts will present a short program and receive their tenderfoot awards.
For the first time in a week, the thermometer last night dropped below the zero mark. High temperature for the week was 35 degrees and one inch of snow fell.
100 years ago
March 5, 1914
At the elections held Tuesday practically every township in the county voted to pay their road tax in labor. Township officers elected include supervisors, clerks, treasurers, assessors, justices of the peace, constables and pound masters.
An ordinance was introduced and given its first reading at a meeting of the city council providing that after May 1 the mayor of Webster will receive a salary of $20 per month. Of course, that is no compensation in comparison to the amount of work that falls to the lot of the mayor, but it will at least pay some of the minor expenses incurred. At present the mayor receives $50 per year.
The report of weather observer O.O. Floren for the month of February shows that it was one of the coldest months on record, there being only eight days when the thermometer did not drop below zero. The coldest temp was 28 below.
125 years ago
March 7, 1889
Older & Brooks can take as fine a picture of you as you can get in St. Paul. Their cabinet and card photographs are gems of art and in enlarging from small photos, tintypes and old daguerreo- types, they have no equal in this country.
Gall and good clothes are the two requirements for success in life. Neither will do alone. If you have only the one you will be called a tramp and with the other you are a dude.
The coming contest for location of the capital of South Dakota bids will be a warm one. Huron, Aberdeen,â€ˆ Pierre, watertown, Redfield, Mitchell, Madison, Sioux Falls and Brookings will each make an attempt to secure the prize as the people of those cities are genuine Dakota rustlers and have entered the race to win.