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Northwest Salmon


Historic Events

Nineteen forty-two

County’s soil conservation district is

approved, 593 to 56

15 years ago
January 14, 2002

Voters in Bristol School District showed significant approval for the school board’s decision to opt out of state property tax restrictions. The board’s decision was supported by almost 82 percent of votes cast. Out of 406 voters, 332 cast yes votes to support the district’s plan to opt out of state government’s restriction of raising property taxes by a three percent annual limit.

A parade, complete with a marching band, balloons, signs and excitement that could only come from kids rolled down main street Bristol in support of the success of the opt out vote.

Day County offers sportsmen a paradise when they come to the area for fishing or waterfowl and deer hunting, but pheasants are few and far between in this county. Some residents, such as Glacial Lakes Pheasant Restoration members, have taken steps to bring ringnecks back to this county. Still others are planning to organize a Pheasants Forever chapter which will attempt to improve local habitat.

25 years ago
January 13, 1992

More exhibits and more programs await people attending the 11th annual Day County Farm and Home Show and Crop Improvement Show. There will be about 80 booths this year. About one-fourth are new exhibitors.

Day County Commissioners voted to apply for a community development block grant on behalf of Lake Area Hospital for remodeling Day County Medical Center.

The future of the Day County Izaak Walton League will be discussed during that group’s annual membership and appreciation supper. With a present membership of 50 and attendance at meetings about 15, the chapter is finding it difficult to meet expenses.

50 years ago
January 11, 1967

Larry Simonson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Simonson, Roslyn has been named as one of two principle appointments to the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD by Sen. George McGovern.

July was the month for Cupid in 1966, according to a report of vital statistics by Willard Huwe, clerk of courts, who issued 42 marriage license certificates during the month. June was second with 35. A total of 329 marriage licenses were issued during the year, 11 more than last year. There were 187 births recorded which is 22 less than in 1965. There were 97 death certificates issued. Nine divorces were granted.

Lake Region Sportsman Club went on record as favoring a proposal to allow out-of-state hunters to hunt waterfowl in South Dakota with restrictions. Presently, out-of-staters are not allowed to hunt waterfowl in South Dakota due to state law and the topic is expected to be one of the main issues during the upcoming legislature.

75 years ago
January 15, 1942

Work was started on insulation of the second floor of the creamery building to make it suitable for a meeting place both in winter and summer. Balsam wool will be used and three-ply wood will be used for sealing material. In addition to using the upstairs room for creamery meetings, it will be available for other farmer meetings, 4-H and other gatherings.

Out of a total of 649 votes in the referendum for a soil conservation district in Day County, 593 – or 91 percent – voted in favor of organizing.

Ten Day County selectees who were previously released from the Army having reached the age of 28 years, were recalled to duty and left for Fort Leavenworth, KS from where they will be reassigned, possibly to their former units.

100 years ago
January 11, 1916

January is missing from the 1917 bound book of the Reporter & Farmer.

125 years ago
January 14, 1892

The friends of Mrs. E.W. Smail to the number of 100 or more, astonished that lady by filing into her residence on Codfish Ave. Both Ed and his wife stood wonderingly welcoming each fresh arrival in the long line and never tumbled until the guests began to wish Mrs. Smail “Many happy returns,” when they understood that it was a surprise birthday party in honor of that lady’s birthday – then they rallied and entertained the company in their usual elegant style. That the guests enjoyed themselves goes for the saying, “Best time we ever had in the city.”

Reader, are you a member of any religious body? If so, have you visited the halt and the maimed, the poor and destitute, the sick and dying in the circles of your acquaintances? We do not mean in any particular church, but in and under any circumstances, whether saint or sinner, bond or free, have you given a cup of cold water in His name and received the assurance of your reward?

After the storm, the calm. After the holiday trade, dullness almost to stagnation. It is a time for closing accounts and balancing books, of taking account of stock and a brief period of rest. We expect a comparative quiet for a few days to be succeeded by a gradual resumption of activity. The country is prosperous, people have wants to be supplied and money to pay for what they want. Business cannot long remain stagnant.