Days Gone By

1946: Dinner and a movie never go out of style


February 9, 2011

The trails were obscured by poor visibility, but Saturday’s unexpected heavy snow did not prevent the Third Annual Ride for the Ribbon from being a success. “We raised over $40,000,” said Anna Smith of Hayti. The gross income for the event even exceeded the previous two years. The Poinsett Pounders raised $43,000, even though the weather prevented some from attending. Proceeds, after bills are paid, will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of South Dakota for breast cancer research and educational programs. Smith said approximately 125 people participated in the event over the course of the day with 71 of them being riders.

February 7, 1996

Students of the Month for January have been named at De Smet Middle School. Jessie Larson is a sixth-grader who is in wrestling, 4-H and 4-H shooting sports. He is a son of Alan and Vicky Larson. Jada Munger is a seventh-grader who is into basketball and cheerleading. She is a daughter of Steve and Janie Munger. And Ben Palmlund, an eighth-grader, is involved in football, basketball and track. He is a son of Neil and Donna Palmlund.

February 7, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Munger entertained twelve basketball players of the Bulldog squad and the coach, John D. Natwick, at a seven o’clock dinner Sunday evening, honoring their son Craig on his fifteenth birthday. After dinner they attended the movies in a group.

February 5, 1921

The old sleigh bells are missing from most of the outfits that come through town, if not from all. The pride of many a farmer and his wife, and of the old gray mares, themselves, probably lies in some rubbish in the corner of the granary.


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