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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

Nineteen eight-nine

Dakotah’s decision to consolidate remaining plants affects 85 workers

15 years ago
September 20, 1999

Day County Sheriff Doug Nelson announced the department has a new deputy. Brent W. Koens, 21, is originally from Madison.
Travis Heitmann and Abby Schmidt were selected Roslyn high School’s homecoming king and queen.
Members of the congregation of Falnes Lutheran Church met Sept. 12 and voted 34-12 to rebuild their church. An entire church in rural Mobridge and its contents were offered to the congregation. Costs of moving the building would be high so it will probably be declined but furnishings may be accepted.
25 years ago
September 18, 1989

Day County’s population dropped six percent since the 1980 census according to 1988 estimates. The Census Bureau estimated Day county’s 1988 population at 7,600.
Bristol’s Nancy Schiley is off to a good start in cross country again this year, taking first place in the girls’ 4,000 meter race in the webster Triangular.
Dakotah Inc. is closing the doors at its Pierpont, Eden and Wilmot plants. Operations will be consolidated with the remaining plants in Webster, Sisseton and Veblen. The decision affects about 85 workers.

50 years ago
September 16, 1964

A wild goose population of 614 birds in the Coteau Hills area has been tallied during the cooperative study completed by the U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service and the State Game, Fish & Parks.
Ted Schaeffer, Aberdeen took the top purse when he won the calf and ribbon roping at the Pierpont Rodeo. Steve Witt, Butler was a close second by winning the bareback bronc riding.
Coach Harlan Krein’s Webster Bearcats opened the gridiron season on the home field by trouncing Ipswich 19-0.

75 years ago
September 21, 1939

Day, Marshall and Rob-erts county land is selling on an active market, the Federal Land Bank is advised by its Webster sales representative. During the first eight months of the year farm tenants, owners of other land and investors bought 25 farms temporarily in the hands of the land bank. A heavy majority were sold to buyers who plan to live on the land.
The final game of kittenball was played on the local diamond when the Married Men captained by Guy Marsh defeated the Single Men captained by Windy Kappahn 21 to 4.
Bids were opened by the city of Bristol for oil surfacing of its Main Street from Third Ave. to Railroad Ave. for a distance of 20 feet from the outer line of the sidewalk toward the center of the street on either side, thereby completing the paving to the full street width. The contract also includes removal of cement crossing and trees, placing of drinking fountains and light poles on sidewalks.

100 years ago
September 17, 1914

A.H. Drone who conducts a restaurant and pool hall at Butler was arrested by Sheriff Garrick upon the charge of selling liquor without a license. When the sheriff made the arrest there were a number of fellows in the place drinking from bottles with the labels removed. The defendant had been warned by Butler people to desist from dispensing liquor but took no heed of the warnings.
Lars J. Fiksdal made a trip to the new town of Roslyn and reports that the grade of the F&V extension is complete and the graders have nearly reached the curve a mile south of roslyn. Excavating for the Lars J. Fiksdal store in Roslyn is completed. granstrom and mosnod of Lynn will put buildings on their lots. Mr. Johnson, the Lynn Lake blacksmith has material for his new shop. Henry and Anton gilbertson will put in a hardware store. Boyd and Kopperud will erect a temporary bank building this fall. most businesses expect to be open when train service is established to Roslyn the latter part of October.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Teal of Lake Charles, LA arrived for a visit. Mrs. Teal is the daughter of R.H. Smith, a pioneer resident of Webster. He homesteaded the quarter south of town on which the cemetery is now located and operated the first dray line in the city.

125 years ago

No issues available from Aug. 29-Sept. 26, 1889.