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Northwest Salmon


Historic Happenings

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February 5, 2001

Three area law enforcement officers held an information meeting on the dangers of methamphetamine or meth. Highway patrolmen Doug Coughlin and Wes Williamson and waubay Police Officer Barry Hille-stad talked about the growth of meth use and production in the Midwest.

Webster Lady Bearcats volleyball team captured fourth place in the Northeast Conference volleyball match in Milbank.

Webster Bearcat grapplers won their contest with the Hamlin Chargers 45-18 and lost to the Redfield Pheasants 48-15.

25 years ago
February 4, 1991

Amy Olawsky, a freshman at Webster High School has been selected for the 1991 J. Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra. This is a select chamber orchestra comprised of 22 of the top string students in South Dakota.

Having shelves full of goods, a steady supply of toilet paper and store clerks happy to wait on customers are a few of the little things Kymberly Shultis has learned to appreciate about living in the United States. She was in the Soviet Union for five months through an exchange program.

Jamie Larson, Langford and Teresa Axness, Pierpont have been chosen to attend the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, DC. The trip is awarded on overall 4-H record, personal interview and application.

50 years ago
February 2, 1966

Area residents basked in warm 14 degree temperatures the last two days after seeing the thermometer drop below zero overnight 17 nights in a row during the past three weeks.

Representatives from the Commercial Club and City Council, Bristol met with the steering committee for the proposed community rest home in Bristol.

A $120,000 telephone service improvement program for the Roslyn area was announced by Paul Robson, manager of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. The project is part of the $11 million plan to improve telephone service in South Dakota.

75 years ago
February 6, 1941

Housed in his new 40x60 foot building on the Trail on the north edge of Webster, Rex Batie opened for business as Day County dealer in J.I. Case farm implements. He has been a Case dealer in Butler since 1929.

The annual reports read at the Webster Creamery meeting showed the creamery enjoyed the biggest business since 1933 making 802,491 pounds of butter which was 66,892 pounds more than 1939.

A powerful Bristol High School basketball team won the championship of the Lake Region Conference tournament at Langford by taking a 33-17 victory over Kidder.

100 years ago
February 3, 1916

It is with pleasure that we announce to all who are interested in the work of our Swedish congregation in Webster that we are now in possession of a site for our future church building. The site is located west of the O.A. Chilson residence and gives us 142 feet of frontage on the beautiful courthouse square.

Lars J. Fiksdal left for Chicago to select the big stocks for the spring and summer business of Lars. J. Fiksdal stores at Webster and Roslyn. When spring arrives the House of Lars will have one of the biggest stocks of this section.

The famous St. Olaf Concert Band will give a concert at the Coteau Opera House and there is not a music lover in this city or county that is not anticipating the event.

125 years ago
February 5, 1891

Amos Barker, ex-county superintendent of schools loaded a car with stock and furniture and pulled out for Eau Claire, WI where he hopes to make his future as a stock farmer. His family will remain here until he gets matters arranged for comfort and the carpets put down, etc.

Thermometers in Webster registered from 30 to 34 degrees below zero Saturday night and this fact left no doubt in the mind of the average Dakotan but that our good people were really experiencing a specimen of winter.

The Bristol Dramatic Company filled their engagement and played Among the Breakers before a goodly assemblage of Websterites. The troupe is made up of some of the most popular young people of Bristol and each member rendered his or her part well.