Looking Back

1921: Double header at opera house

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10 YEARS AGO
January 5, 2011

At the winter concert on December 21, Sasha Andrews, Lexis Curry and Olivia Christensen wore antlers for their Reindeer Sisters performance of “Mr. Santa,” a parody of “Mr. Sandman.”

The annual American Red Cross blood drive at the school was successful with 43 units being collected.

25 YEARS AGO
January 4, 1996

A burglar hit the J & M Cafe early on Dec. 31 taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The same burglar also attempted to break into Chuck’s Grocery. Footprints in the snow were also found behind LP Drug and the New Horizon but no entry was gained at either place.

Members of the Lake Thompson Association will form a non-profit corporation according to chairman John Bruner. Being recognized as a corporation will remove personal liability risk from those who support the association.

Freshman athlete Corrie Vedvei was selected to compete in the Junior Nationals Eastern US Regional Finals in July in Columbus, Ohio. Corrie is the daughter of Alan and Deb Vedei.

5O YEARS AGO
January 7, 1971

120 Kingsbury County people braved the coldest day of the winter with the mercury at -22 below to board several buses for a trip to Pierre to attend the inauguration of Richard Kneip as governor. Kingsbury County was one of the best represented counties at the ceremony.

Joyce Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orris Olson, a sophomore in journalism at Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., began a political science course in Washington, D.C. She will be in the Department of Transportation office observing its activities while also taking in sessions of Congress. She is a 1968 graduate of LPHS and was the editor of the Blue and Gold.

75 YEARS AGO
January 3, 1946

Relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Nelson on Dec. 30 to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. Mr. John Jones opened the program with a piano solo, Mrs. E.C. Eid gave a reading, Beverly Haufle sang “Bless This House” and Reverend Eid gave scripture readings and presented them with a gift of silver.

100 YEARS AGO
January 6, 1921

The Lake Preston Times was requested by the merchants to state that owing to bad roads and weather, that until further notice the stores will only be open one evening a week- Saturday night.

Lake Preston basketball fans will be treated to a double header contest, both of which promise to be very interesting. The Miller High School basketball team will play the local high school quintet followed by the Arlington team meeting LPHS for the first time this season.

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