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1922: Let’s raise up the Whitewood Church!


May 2, 2012

At the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s convention last Saturday and Sunday, 160 first place awards for excellence in news, editorial and advertising were announced. Among them, Lake Preston Times editor Matt Heinrichs walked away with the award for Outstanding Young Journalist in 2012, for all weekly newspapers in the state.

Morgan Hauck was awarded the Jean E. Macksam Endowed Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communications for the 2012-13 academic year at SDSU. Hauck, a senior majoring in advertising, is the daughter of Reed and Mary Hauck.

May 1, 1997

Four students of Richard Ritter placed at NSU’s 44th annual math contest. In a very impressive showing, they returned with four of the 20 awarded trophies. Mr. Ritter was very pleased with the performance of the team and said, “Anybody who wins a trophy up there has accomplished something special, because less than 2% of the participants received trophies.”

Students who competed in the Dakota Valley Conference Quiz Bowl are 5th graders Kyle Virchow, Adam Odden, Melanie Vedvei, Isaac Jensen and Danny McLaughlin. The 6th grade participants were Amy Mogler, Jake Smith, Maggie McGuire, Larry Cornforth and Jordan Jacobsen. The fifth graders placed first, and the sixth graders placed second.

May 4, 1972

Despite a long, drizzly spell of weather that made the site a bit muddy, the 3rd annual production sale at Wienk Charolais Ranch was a successful one with buyers from eight states paying an average price a bit above that of last year. The bulls averaged $658; females $706. The top seller was Sir LW Facco 109, a 13-month-old bull for $1,800. The sale was held in the Wienks’ new facility - a 125’ X 50’ building.

Marla Nelson and Clara Rieck were chosen Girls State delegate and alternate by the Lake Preston American Legion Auxiliary. Nelson is also the winner of an essay contest, while Debbie Lundquist placed second and Mark Rodvold third.

Linda Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Johnson, won second place in this year’s South Dakota Educational Association essay contest for which she will win a $100 cash award and a substantial tuition scholarship.

May 1, 1947

A crowd of 450 saw the performance of Breakfast in Hollywood last Tuesday night. Several locals performed as celebrities to the delight of the crowd. The Order of the Eastern Star ladies provided coffee, donuts and cookies.

The senior class at LPHS will have its commencement exercises on Wed., May 28 at the high school auditorium. The 19 graduates chose their motto, “Accepting Life’s Challenge.”

Friday evening May 2, if you happen to be around, you will see all kinds of pretty formals - blue, pink, green, white, yellow, all colors of the rainbow. And, too, some beautiful men's suits of different colors and styles. All this array is because of the Jr.-Sr. banquet and prom being held that night.

May 4th, 1922

The Whitewood Lutheran Church Societies have decided to raise up their church building and finish off with a full basement to serve as a community home for suppers and social doings.

A real live town draws trades, and Lake Preston fills the bill - that’s why you see many automobiles lined up on the streets, especially on Wednesday and Saturday evenings when the business houses are open.


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