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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

 Nineteen ninety-nine

Skaare honored by the French government

15 years ago
April 19, 1999

Elmer Skaare was honored April 15 for the contributions he made to World War I in France. Jean-Paul Bos-suge, vice-consul of the French Consulate General was on hand to bestow upon Skaare the highest honor of the French government. The outstanding service award, the Medal of Honor is presented to all those who have made great contributions regardless of rank.
Day County Commissioners passed a resolution declaring the county a disaster. Since the county and all its political subdivisions have suffered through six years of damage from high water and water levels are at full or above full, the commissioners declared the emergency.
The Webster girls took third place and the Webster boys fourth in the first golf tournament this season in Britton.

25 years ago
April 17, 1989

Wayne Klungseth, Webster was recognized by the National Boy Scout organization with a Scouter’s key award.
Two Andover residents received the State Farmer degree, the highest award conferred by the state Future Farmers of America at the annual convention. They are Dean Townsend and Jeff Voss.
Kimberly Helgeson and Scott Lorensberg have been chosen to represent the Roslyn American Legion and Auxiliary at Girls’ and Boys’ State. Kelly Herrick was selected by the Grenville American Legion to attend Boys’ State.

50 years ago
April 15, 1964

Dayle Meyer, superintendent of Eureka Public Schools the past eight years has accepted the position of superintendent of Webster Public Schools. He will succeed Martin Sorensen, superintendent the past 10 years.
After spending the weekend in Webster with his family, Sigurd Anderson, candid- ate for Republican nomination for governor and his assistant Wm. gibson left on a campaign trail which will occupy most of the rest of April.
Mrs. Sigurd Anderson will speak on citizenship at a special meeting for the Webster Girl Scouts. This will be a timely subject as the girls have been working for citizenship badges.

75 years ago
April 20, 1939

Butler High School will graduate 10 at commencement exercises in the school gymnasium May 26. Dean Van Walker of Northern State Teachers College will deliver the address.
Pierpont has received 470 sacks of grasshopper bait reports A. O’Connell, county agent. Hoppers are hatching much earlier than last year especially in the western part of the county. The first bait used last year was May 20 and very little was spread until June 1.
The 22nd annual commencement exercises of the Peabody Hospital School of Nursing were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church with seven nurses receiving diplomas.

100 years ago
April 16, 1914

The Ruby Theatre broke attendance records for the year when nearly 500 paid admissions were received. Main attraction was the feature, The Power of the Cross. The theatre was crowded to capacity, standing room being at a premium and even the lobby was jammed.
A committee from Webster went to Pierre for the purpose of conferring with the state board of railroad commissioners in regard to the telephone franchise passed by the city council and which was refered and will be voted upon at the city election.
According to a report in the Minneapolis Journal, Pierpont will soon have better train service. The Milwaukee will build from Bristol to Pierpont and from Harlem to Elliott, ND. These improvements are to be made very soon and the claim is made that the line will be operating Sept. 1.

125 years ago
April 18, 1889

Cars ran into E.R. Ruggles’ flock of sheep and polished off four of them. Ed has bad luck with his stock.
The band boys gave an open air concert much to the delight of our citizens, who assembled to the number of a couple of hundred to listen to them. The boys are improving rapidly.
Under the apportionment by the Governor’s proclamation, Day and Marshall constitute the fourth district from which three delegates are to be selected to the constitutional convention May 3.