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1911: Nelson Implement is bankrupt

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Dale and Barb Reilly went to Willow Lake Sunday to attend the “Drawn to the Word” program which consisted of a Lutheran minister, a professional artist, painting the open tomb scene, including Mary and Jesus; there was scripture and music during the painting followed by a sermon. During Holy Week, scenes of the Last Supper and Crucifixion were also created at different church services, with the paintings to be actioned off and the proceeds divided among the sponsoring churches.

Rick and Vicky Aughenbaugh were Sunday dinner guests of the Mark and Kara Aughenbaugh family.

The Schlueters spent last week in Lincoln, Neb., where Joanne judged a baton competition.

Visiting the Schueters this week from Tracy, Calif., are daughter Geanna DeBenedetti, granddaughter Caitlyn and grandson Tristen.

Adaline Reilly attended the Jim and Patty Hornig Easter Sunday family gathering near Cavour, S.D.

Travis and Michelle Bornitz on Saturday hosted an Easter gathering for Michelle’s family, with attendees being from Sioux Falls, Harrisburg and the Twin Cities area.

Richard and Nancy Bornitz had as guests on Easter Sunday the Travis and Michelle Bornitz family, daughter Kim and girls, Darrin Bornitz and Nancy, sister Linda’s family from Huron.

The Iroquois American Legion hosted the Kingsbury County American Legion on March 31 with a spaghetti meal being served. Annette and Charemon Dunham were in attendance.

Annette and Charemon Dunham attended the Iroquois American Legion meeting on April 1, with the same officers being elected for another year.

Mike and Perianne, the Neal and Karisa Hiemstra family, Katee Olinger and children, all from Woonsocket and the Curt and Lori Wehlander family attended church services Sunday morning in Esmond and then gathered at the Clendening’s for Easter dinner and the annual Easter egg scavenger hunt.

Steve and Lynn DeJong had as Easter Sunday dinner guests, Steve’s parents Milo and Barb DeJong of Cavour.

History Note

1909 – the completion of the new two-story school building was completed in April.

1911- The Nelson Implement was in bankruptcy in March. The local editor thought that although he had sold much, he was too lax in giving credit and too lenient about collecting.

Rural mail carriers' wages were increased to $1,000 per year which was a raise of $100.00. The carriers furnished their own horse and worked six days a week.

An earthquake was felt across South Dakota, with dishes rattling in the cupboards in the Esmond area.

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