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Historic Happenings

Nineteen ninety-nine

One in a Millenium is chamber’s night parade theme

15 years ago
September 27, 1999

Webster students chose marshal James Meland, medicine man Beau Larson and princess Sadie Mahlen to reign over homecoming festivities.
Webster Bearcats were fired up for homecoming when the gridders defeated the Deuel Cardinals 36-8.
Webster-One in a millenium will be the theme of this year’s Webster Area chamber of Commerce night parade. The parade Nov. 6 will be the kickoff for a number of festivities until a New Year’s celebration into the new millenium Dec. 31.

25 years ago
September 25, 1989

When Pres. George Bush spoke in Sioux falls, 10 elementary, junior high and high school students from Webster and nine members of the senior class from Bristol were among the estimated 9,000 people in the audience that day.
Area students crowned as royalty during Webster’s homecoming festivities include marshal David Reetz, queen Cheryl Gelhaus and medicine man Joakim hurtig, Webster; king and queen Marc Sikkink and Natalie Anderson, Bristol; Jaymy Spiering and Shannon Snaza, Roslyn.
Leading cheers for the Roslyn-Bristol Raiders football team are Jeannie Okroi, Kim Janisch, Stacy Dewey and Shawn Kvernevig.

50 years ago
September 23, 1964

Fishing is starting to pick up in Day County lakes, game warden Doug Salley reports. The largest catches the past 10 days include a 23 lb. catfish, 19 lb. northern and a 10 lb. walleye.
Bethesda Home will observe its seventh year with an open house. The building opened Sept. 15, 1957. During its operation 265 persons have been cared for. There are 44 staff workers and 62 Gray Ladies who assist in the care of patients.
Pupils in Webster and Roslyn schools will have the opportunity to learn thrift by buying and saving U.S. Savings stamps. Students receive a small card bearing signatures of the seven original astronauts and an album in which to save the stamps. Last year Webster savings amounted to $2,230 and ranked sixth among the schools in the state.

75 years ago
September 28, 1939

With work on the grandstand already finished and other work nearing completion, dedication of Webster’s new athletic park will be made Oct. 13 during the high school’s homecoming day. free admission to the Milbank-Webster football game has been guaranteed by Webster businessmen.
An interesting open forum on the subject of U.S. neutrality in the present European war was conducted at the Kiwanis Club. No vote was taken except the unanimous vote that all were glad they live in america where differences of opinion can be held and peacefully discussed.
New bowling alleys have been installed in the basement of Bailly billiard Hall. The four new alleys are the latest in this type of equipment. Organization of men’s and ladies’ teams for league bowling is in progress. special days will be set aside for ladies to practice.

100 years ago
September 24, 1914

Nels Martinson and family returned from Moosejaw, Canada where he has been working at the carpenter trade the past three years. He says everything in Canada as far as building is at a standstill since the beginning of the European war. Nels says prof. Wm. Bennett works at one of the leading hotels in Moosejaw and is doing well.
Professor H.J. Webster, an aviator of national reputation and a former member of the English aviation corps will make exhibition flights the three days of the Day County Fair. There will also be horse racing, shows, vaudeville stunts and baseball games by Day county teams everyday. Evening entertainment will be the Swiss Bell ringers who will present musical specialties and a dance each night.
H.L. Sexton, our foreman and all around handyman was taken seriously ill and has been confined to his bed since. If the Reporter & Farmer is not up to its usual standard, bear with us for we are sure up against it.

125 years ago

There were no issues available from Aug. 29-Sept. 26, 1889.