Fours bushels per acre impresses
15 years ago
September 22, 2003
Natalie Wagner and Garth Waletich were named homecoming queen and king during Roslyn High School’s homecoming. Other candidates were Rebecca Steiner, Shannon Opitz, Robyn Hanson, Tommy Dolney, Curtis Gruba and Matt Deutsch.
Waubay crowned their royalty, Cole Bernard, king and Casey Marx, queen. Other candidates were Jocelyn Berger, Amanda Gaikowski, Kristen Moen, Brandon Zubke, Cody Seaboy and Brice Robertson.
Bristol’s homecoming royalty included Tyler Flattum and Danielle Johnson. Other candidates were Tyler Loterbauer, Nathan Severson, Sloan Sigdestad, Jessica Burgard, Becky Hansmeier, Katie Siefkes, Kara Siefkes, Kristi Lardy, Lindsey Herr and Melvina Linderman. Crown bearers were Nathan Duerre and Skyler Bonn.
25 years ago
September 20, 1993
About 35 percent of eligible voters in Day County went to the polls Sept. 14 to vote on a proposal to expand betting limits in South Dakota. Of the 2,686 who cast ballots, 1,116 voted against expanding the limits, while 570 were in favor of the proposal. Day County joined 52 other counties in the state who said “no” while 13 counties said “yes.”
The Day County Commissioners hired Chuck Fromelt of Grenville as county highway superintendent at their Sept. 14 meeting. Fromelt will replace Ed Lewandowski who resigned the position and will now be general foreman.
Homecoming royalty. Waubay students selected Travis Niles as chieftain and Donita Burns as princess, and Chad Zubke, was named medicine man.
50 years ago
September 18, 1968
The slate for the 1968 General Election Nov. 5 is now complete with several contests on the county level and races for the state senate and representative posts on the ballots for Day County voters. There are also a variety of national and state posts to be determined as well as five constitutional amendments and two referred laws.
Sieche Hollow, a tourist attraction in this part of the state will be dedicated Sunday at 2 p.m. as South Dakota’s newest State Park.
Autumn means different things to different people, but for all of us, autumn comes this year on Sept. 22. To some, it ushers in the excitement of football, others look forward to the hunting season, still others journey to Sica Hollow or the lake areas to view the red, gold and yellow autumn colors that no artist can quite catch in all their glory.
75 years ago
September 16, 1943
Everyday in this conflict some brave boy gives up and sacrifices his all – his life – for the protection of us and the safe-guarding of our Freedoms so that you and I may live in comfort and without fear, and without want. It may be your son or mine, or it may be your neighbors’ son.
Approximately forty Webster high school boys are now working on farms, it is reported. According to the policy in effect this year high school students will be excused to work on farms for periods up to five days at a time. At the end of five days these students should report to school to make up lessons lost.
Only three vacancies exist in rural schools in Day county at present, with two other schools still having contracts out with a promise of teachers.
100 years ago
September 19, 1918
Calling upon the patriotic people of South Dakota to over subscribe again their quota in the Fourth Liberty loan, Governor Norbeck has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, September, 28, the day on which the bonds will be offered for sale, a holiday throughout this state.
The special war trophy train which was sent out by the government and will visit Webster, arriving at 3 o’clock p.m., Sunday, carries an exhibit which could be gotten together in no other way then by the government, as no other institution or organization could have the facilities for gathering relics.
It is not only a case of money making the mare go, but money making the Hun go. You lend the money over here and the Yanks will set the pace for the Hun over there.
125 years ago
September 14, 1893
An invention has been perfected by a young man whereby a door may be opened by simply stepping on a rubber mat. If the door was made to swing either way it would make handy contrivance for knocking the peddler off from the steps.
Insanity as often strikes a newspaper man as anyone else, and when it does it is the worst kind of jimjams. These thoughts present themselves upon seeing an item stating that Chris Miller, a Chicago newspaper man, is walking around the world, having already traveled about 6,900 miles.
The value of putting manure on land has been fully demonstrated in the case of Nick Blever, living seven miles south of Salem, who manured a five acre lot and sowed it with wheat and the other day he threshed it and got 170 bushels of wheat, an average of four bushels to the acre. Who can beat it?