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1921: Fifty-six babies examined in Better Babies Contest


September 28, 2011

The Chamber/4 Lakes Forward is sponsoring a defibrillator class for all businesses and interested parties at noon on Oct. 5 at the J&M Cafe. Tonya Bumann will be the instructor and will use the defibrillator owned by the chamber. The training class is to familiarize the community in its use.

Prairie Lakes Pheasant Club will hold its 18th annual banquet on Oct. 15 at the fire hall in Lake Preston. “It will be a night of fun for the whole family!” as it kicks off pheasant season.

The LPHS band lit up the streets in Arlington as they competed in their annual marching band competition. LPHS placed second to Chester, as they faced tough competition from five other schools.

October 3, 1996

Area residents are preparing to surf the internet. Hookup at LPHS was completed last month with general access for the community available as of last Tuesday. Scott Ojala, director of sales for Iway, said their service provides full access to everything available on the internet. “People will be surprised at how much information is now available to them, and how quickly they can access that information.”

The LPHS FFA land judging team participated in state competition Sept. 19 at Roselyn. Team members are Corrie Vedvei, Nate Sanderson, Mike Malone, Tony McGuire, Rick Nelson, Joey Carlson, Kelly Leonhardt and Jenny Nelson. Vedvei won a gold medal, Malone, McGuire and Nelson silver and Sanderson, Carlson, Nelson and Leonhardt earned bronze. More than 330 students participated in the contest.

Members of this year’s senior 4-H livestock judging team are John Blachford, Vicki Wilkinson, Laura Christensen and Kelly Leonhardt. The team placed 4th in the state while Blachford was 3rd high individual and will go to the national contest in Louisville, Ky. This is the 4th consecutive year that a Kingsbury County 4-H member has qualified for the national contest.

September 30, 1971

Kathy Brandner and Chuck Wolkow, seniors at LPHS, have been selected to attend the 10th annual young adults economic seminar in Mitchell on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. They are being sponsored by the Northwestern National Bank of LP. The seminar is designed to stimulate interest of young people in building financial security. Three-hundred South Dakota high school students will attend the conference.

Lake Preston’s new Denree Bakery got off to an auspicious start last Saturday with a “land office rush,” traffic flow continuing throughout the day and evening. The bakery proprietors, Gene Einerwold and Dwaine Nelson and their wives, spent all Friday night baking to stock the shelves for the opening but had to knead more dough on Saturday to keep up with the demand.

Big Fall Sales were advertised this week in the LP Times- Swenson’s has their annual Rexall 1cent sale, Larsen’s Market announced big savings on all cuts of meats while The Corral is selling Boot Cut Lee Riders for $5.98 and Big Smith insulated coveralls for $17.95 and $19.49.

September 26, 1946

A number of residents have purchased lots and are making plans to either move in houses or build new ones. Donald Larson, Larry Fossum, Olaf Olson and Mrs. Lena Morgan all have the foundations ready for their homes to be moved in. New homes are being constructed for Alvin Brown and G.A. Wilkinson. Lyle Holverson has his double garage about completed, while Francis Rosemore’s service station across from the tourist park is getting a 24X26 cement block addition.

South Dakotans have purchased more than 3,000 new cars plus an additional 1,900 trucks!

More than tripling their annual gross income in comparison to 1940, Kingsbury County farm families produced crops and livestock with a record value of more than $6,102,000. The huge increase in revenue has created heavy demands for general farm improvements, including electricity, running water, tiling of bathrooms and improving kitchen layouts.

Jim’s Cafe, Morgan’s Cafe and Lyle’s Cafe have announced that due to O.P.A. regulations, they are forced to discontinue the serving of meats on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week until further notice. Chicken and fish will be available on those days.

September 29, 1921

The Kingsbury County Better Babies Contest was held in Lake Preston last Saturday afternoon, the event taking place at the Congregational Church. Fifty-six babies were entered, examined and scored. There was one 100% baby, Ardell, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pirlet, who received a beautiful bronze medal and diploma presented by the Woman’s Home Companion and the Kantlich baby hot water bottle presented by Olson Drug Co.


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