A little piece of Webster displayed at monument
15 years ago
July 21, 2003
After sending two deceased bird specimens to be tested for West Nile Virus from Roslyn and Bristol, Gary Troester, SD cooperative extension educator said that the blue jay located in Bristol was WNV positive. Troester said cities in the county are not able to take preventative measures of spraying for mosquitoes because of lack of equipment.
Webster ladies’ invite winners were Donna Vander Linden, first place first flight; Jeanette Lutz, first place second flight; Sharon Majeske, first place third flight; Julie Delaney first place fourth flight and Carla Landreth, championship.
Bristol school board met to discuss and approve the school district reorganization plan for Bristol and Groton schools.
25 years ago
July 19, 1993
A little piece of Webster is hanging around Mount Rushmore. The Mount Rushmore wall hanging donated by Webster manufacturer Dakotah, Inc. is being displayed in the memorial’s gift shop. For $1, tourists can buy a chance to win the hanging which depicts Mount Rushmore and its scenic surroundings.
Blue Dog Lake State Fish Hatchery has been busy this season stocking 26 lakes in the northeast area. Species stocked include northern pike, walleye and saugeye.
Webster Dux broke away from a 1-1 first inning tie and used 10 runs in the fourth inning to dump Sisseton 14-2 on the diamond.
50 years ago
July 17, 1968
A Pickerel Lake fish tagging contest to aid game department personnel in keeping track of the growth of walleyes in the lake got underway this week.
Wonder what those black cords running across Webster’s streets lately are for? If you check a little closer you’ll notice a box attached to one end of the cord, usually placed along the curb chained to a tree or post. The apparatus is used by the highway department to check the flow of traffic within a town. Each time a vehicle drives over the cord it clicks a numbering machine in the box. Purpose is to determine whether traffic increases or decreases year to year.
Skits by two Day County 4-H clubs were two of four named as winners in the district Share-The-Fun contest at Milbank. Clubs will now compete in the state contest. Representing Day County were the Skudesnes Club and the South Waubay Club.
75 years ago
July 14, 1943
Unless applications for renewal of “A” gasoline ration books are submitted at once, there will be considerable delay in issuance and mailing of the new books.
Auxiliary Thelma Sinner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sinner, Waubay was transferred to March Field, Riverside, CA where she is serving as a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. WAACs have taken over many jobs there, particularly administrative jobs in the post headquarters. Sworn in by Eleanor Roosevelt in Minneapolis, she began training at Fort Des Moines, IA May 10.
Despite the gallant resistance of the Chinese, it will take the Allies a long time to defeat Japan. This is the opinion of Carl Meyers field director for the American Red Cross who spoke before Webster Kiwanians.
100 years ago
July 18, 1918
People of the little village of Crandall have demonstrated their patriotism by entertaining the Home Guard units of the Second battalion.
The German offensive has taken on a great scale equal to that launched March 21 according to reports. The Huns are making very little headway and their losses are heavy.
Day County’s quota of war savings stamps was $284,700 and the latest report shows pledges to the amount of $339,775.
125 years ago
July 20, 1893
Wanted, to trade a first class stock of millinary goods for land or will sell on time. Fine business opportunity on Main St., Webster. Annie Price
Walter Casson was in Webster. He just arrived from the World’s Fair and expressed much surprise at the gain made in the crop during his absence.
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