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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

ï»żNineteen fifteen
ï»żSheriff returns with trio of escapees

ï»ż15 years ago
January 24, 2000

Kathleen Fromelt was named citizen of the year, Francis “Fritz” Grosek was selected as business person of the year at the Webster Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.

The Bristol Pirates boys’ basketball team won three decisive victories on their home court, defeating Doland-Conde, Waubay and Britton junior varsity. The wins brought the Pirates’ record to 8-1 for the season.

Roslyn Vikings held onto their undefeated record by beating the Wilmot Wolves, 64-60.

25 years ago
January 22, 1990

Webster mayor Mike Grosek has been notified by Gov. George Mickelson that the city has been recertified as a GOLD (Guide to opportunities for Local development) Community. The city became a GOLD community a year ago after fulfilling certain requirements showing that the city is making efforts toward economic development.

Workers for ringgenberg Electric installed the new flashing lights at the intersections of Highways 25 and 12. The state paid for the cost of installing the lights, $27,053 and the city of Webster will pay operating and maintenance expenses.

Susan Butcher, Manley, AK cut more than 10 hours off last year’s record to win the 475-mile John beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. She finished the course from Du-luth, MN to Grand Po-rtage and back in 87 hours, 15 minutes. The musher is the daughter-in-law of Nord and Doris Monson, Roslyn.

50 years ago
January 20, 1965

Total patient days at Day County Hospital for 1964 were 10,689 reports Wm. Wrigley, administrator. The average daily census was 29.2. There were 189 newborns in 1964.

Lillian Wirkus, chosen clerk of the month for January has been an employee of Con Schild at the Webster Bakery for several years. She was honored at the Jaycee noon luncheon and is eligible for clerk of the year.

The Webster Jaycees will hold their first Jaycee Radio Day. Local Jaycees will have charge of the program over radio station KSDR 1480 and will do all of the announcing.

75 years ago
January 25, 1940

About 40 men and boys took part in a rabbit drive. After about three hours of real sport and hard work they rounded up 90 rabbits and near the close of the roundup a red fox was caught in the snare.

A grasshopper meeting will be at the high school with a two-reel moving picture and a talk by the district grasshopper fieldman. According to the hopper survey taken last fall, at one stop in Oak Gulch Township on the edge of a grama grass field, 50 egg pods were found per square foot.

Word is received that the harvest of ice has begun at Pickerel Lake. Report says the ice is 22 inches thick.

100 years ago
January 21, 1915

The weatherman struck the Indoor County Fair in the solar plexus by sending a cold wave hurtling out of the northwest which kept the rural population, and the rest of us for that matter, in close communion with the hard coal heater. There were enough hardy spirits who braved the cold to keep the opera house well filled and the fair more than paid expenses.

Sheriff Garrick went to Aberdeen and returned with Jas. McAleer, one of a trio of prisoners who broke out of the county jail Nov. 12, 1912 after assaulting and choking Sheriff Lindquist. Ever since assuming the duties of the sheriff’s office Sheriff Garrick has been trying to locate the jailbreakers and it was with considerable satisfaction that he finally located and arrested the ringleader of the trio.

L.G. Oschenreiter, who recently disposed of his implement business, has decided to enter the automobile business and with that object in view, has secured the building west of the Irwin corner formerly occupied by Webster Garage.