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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Two thousand
46 from Day County attend rally of 200 in Washington, DC

15 years ago
March 27, 2000

The Roslyn Vikings finished fourth in their first trip to the State B basketball tournament. Travis heitmann and Tyler Lee were selected for the 2000 State B All-Tournament team.

Brock Lesnar of the University of Minnesota won the NCAA Division I heavyweight wrestling championship in dramatic fashion with an escape during a tiebreaker in overtime.

The weather in washington, DC, rainy and gloomy, was the backdrop for news that rural Americans brought to the nation’s capital. The gloom was representative of the farm commodity prices and the rural economy. Forty-six people from Day County were among 200 South Dakotans attending the rally.

25 years ago
March 26, 1990

Joleen Christianson, who has taught math and English at Waubay School for eight years, is receiving a Mines Award for outstanding Teaching at the SD School of Mines & technology in Rapid City.

A lot of interest has been shown in the new Even Start program. Names of about 35 families who might benefit from participating in the program have been supplied to program personnel. Even Start is a new family-centered educational program that combines parent and early childhood education.

Several Waubay youngsters placed in the top four at the district youth wrestling tournament in sisseton and will compete in the state AAU tournament in Mitchell. this is the first time Waubay has placed any wrestlers in the state tourney. they are jimmy Strutz, Glenn Gaikowski, Scott Althoff, Ron Phyle, Paul Gaikowski and jamie Beisch.

50 years ago
March 24, 1965

Seniors Betty Treffry, Jane Waldowski, Jeanette Haanstad and Duane ohnstad are among 160 students selected for All State Band in Sioux Falls.

Webster students Susan Grue and Sharon Ludtke have been chosen to attend Girls State in Mitchell. Sidney Fosheim, Clyde Hagen and Steven Schultz will attend Boys State in Aberdeen.

A total of 109 patients from 22 different towns were served at Day County Hospital during February. There were 10 newborn babies.

75 years ago
March 28, 1940

A flash of lightning, a roar of thunder and rain caused Day County residents to stir restlessly in their beds and dream that spring had arrived. They awoke to find snow still covering the landscape and treacherous conditions prevailing due to the heavy coating of ice.

Cessation of hostilities should in no manner act to terminate our work for Finnish relief funds. There are 700,000-800,000, mostly women and children, driven from towns by barbaric air attacks and thousands more forced to find new homes because their old homes have been taken over by the Russians.

Flying Cadet Robert hedman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hedman, Webster received his diploma and wings at the Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field, TX. He will receive a commission in the Air Corps Reserve as a second lieutenant and be placed on extended active duty.

100 years ago
March 25, 1915

Ole Nalum, who is employed in the grocery department of Lars J. fiksdal Co.’s store, while serving a customer discovered a large tarantula in a bunch of bananas. He called some of the other clerks and they succeeded in capturing the spider which proved to be a large and perfect specimen and is now on exhibition at the store.

Frank Martens and M.V. Crowley went to Watertown and drove back two Saxon cars. They left Watertown at 11 a.m. and arrived in Webster at 6 p.m. They are the first cars to make the trip since the roads broke up. The boys were told at both ends of the route that the roads were simply impossible for a car, demonstrating that no roads are impossible for the Saxon.

The Reporter & Farmer editor has been inquiring of farmers from all parts of Day County as to their opinion regarding corn acreage this year. Without exception they have replied that the acreage in their localities would be increased. estimated increases ranged from 25 to 100 percent. They were unanimous in stating that the alfalfa acreage would be greatly increased with estimates ranging from 100 to 300 percent.