Iroquois News

1910: Lively ballgame against De Smet at the opera house.


December 8, 1910:

There was a lively game of basketball at the opera house Saturday night between the Iroquois High School and De Smet High School teams. The game was so evenly contested as to be really exciting from start to finish, but the home boys finally won by a score of 21 to 17. The game was rough, and both sides fouled repeatedly, although De Smet was the principal offender in this respect. A big crowd of De Smet rooters accompanied the team, and the contest between the visiting and home rooters, with their war cries and songs, add zest to the game and put the proper spirit into the players.

December 11, 1930:

Sigurd Anderson of Bancroft is one of three students at the University of South Dakota who has recently been honored with election to Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholarship fraternity. This honor is voted to students in the college of arts and sciences on the excellence of scholarship. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary scholastic in the United States.

The price of bread has dropped from 13 to 11 cents a loaf, a decline in price that has been due for some time if the price of wheat has anything to do with bread. But we shudder to think what would happen if the price of wheat should happen to jump a few cents upwards next week. While the milling interests and the bakers can detect a cent raise in the price of wheat almost before it happens, the price can drop off 50 percent and the news will not reach them for months.

December 7, 1950:

On Sat. morning, Dec. 2 at the St. Martin’s Catholic parsonage, Hope Houlihan, daughter of Mrs. Helen Houlihan, of Huron became the bride of Marvin R. Whites, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Whites, of Iroquois. Father Vern Neer officiated at the ceremony, which took place at 9:30 o’clock. The bride was attired in a light blue dress with a corsage of white and pink carnations. Her bridesmaid, Miss June Balander of Pierre, wore a pastel rose colored dress. The groom was attended by his brother, Hugh Whites of Iroquois. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the Marvin Hughitt coffee shop. Mrs. Whites is a graduate of Lane High School. She competed a one-year commercial course at Notre Dame junior college at Mitchell and then accepted a position in the South Dakota Motor Patrol office for two years. Later, she was employed in the Standard Oil Company in Huron one year. The groom served in the U. S. Army four years with two- and one-half years of overseas duty. He has lived in this community all his life and has engaged in farming several years. After a brief trip to Columbia, where they visited in the Gene Whites home, the couple will reside on a farm northwest of Iroquois. Folks here have become quite well acquainted with the bride in the past several months as she has visited in the city on several occasions. She is a likable young lady. The groom is an ambitious young man, and the best wishes of their many friends go with them to their home for years of happiness and prosperity.

Larson Bros. who have the basement dug for the erection of their new house, poured the cement Monday, and as it was a bitter cold night, they used straw to keep it from freezing. In the early evening, fire was discovered in the basement as something had ignited the straw. The Iroquois Fire Company responded and soon had the blaze extinguished.


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