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1946: Seniors skip school to visit Sioux Falls


May 11, 2011

With the end of the school year closing in, Lake Preston will be saying good-bye to another beloved teacher, Mrs. Joyce Carlson. In her 26 years of teaching, she has taught 2nd grade in Crofton, Neb., and Bryant before coming to Lake Preston. In her 23 years here, she taught 5th grade for eight years before moving to the 6th grade, where Heritage Day, a big tradition, was started. The first class she taught was the class of ‘93 as 5th graders which included various students such as John McMasters, Keith Carlson and Wayne Ellingson. Her first 6th grade was the class of 2000 which included Valerie Kazmerzak, Nicole Larson, Josh Warne and Tony McGuire. She has had the privilege of teaching many students, including parents of students attending LPHS right now such as Rebecca Odegaard and her daughter Ashley. One of the things she will miss most about LPHS is the kids and faculty. “I have enjoyed spending time with them; there have been some very special students that have gone through my classroom.”

May 9, 1996

The winners of the Americanization Essay contest are 6th graders Andrew Olson, Kelly Sanderson and Danielle Jensen. They participated in the contest sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Legion Auxiliary.

Residents and staff at Kingsbury Memorial Manor are observing National Nursing Home Week May 5 – 11 in Lake Preston. Administrator Dixie Wilde said the week began with a mother-daughter supper on Sunday with various events continuing through the week. KMM opened in 1959 as a retirement home which expanded to include an Alzheimer's unit, Wee Care daycare and home health care. In addition to 82 employees, Wilde said dozens of volunteers and service groups help serve the needs of the residents.

May 13, 1971

LPHS honor graduates in the class of ‘71 are Sandra Lynn Swenson and Rhonda Lee Anderson co-valedictorians and Deborah Lynn Sass as salutatorian. Sandra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Swenson, Rhonda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Anderson and Deborah, Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Sass. All three plan to continue their education, Sandra and Deborah at SDSU and Rhonda at USD.

The LP grade school instrumental soloists won 19 superior ratings among 41 entries in the contest held last Saturday in De Smet. In addition to the 19 superiors, 18 excellent ratings were earned.

Rhonda Sneesby, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sneesby and Paul Danielson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Danielson were married at the Lake Preston Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 1.

The 2nd annual Quarter Horse Show will be held this Sun., May 16 at 8a.m. at the Bit & Spur Saddle Club arena NW of town.

May 9, 1946

Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Millett gathered at the Lake Preston city park Sunday evening to present them with a few gifts and to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Millett who recently came from England.

A demonstrator of the E & J Resuscitator (inhaler and aspirator) Company will be in Lake Preston on May 15 to demonstrate the resuscitator, a machine which is placed in fire departments, hospitals and industrial plants. This is a breathing machine that saves people’s lives who have been overcome by smoke or poisonous fumes.

The senior class and their advisor, Mrs. Alseth, skipped class on Friday, May 3. They took a bus to Sioux Falls where they had breakfast at the Catarack Hotel. They then visited Augustana College, KSOO station, where they heard Myron Floren, the Pettigrew Museum, SD Engraving Co. and the Children’s Home. All reported that the day was “more fun!”

May 12, 1921

A crew of some 30 linemen are at work rebuilding the Lake Preston telephone system. The patronage had outgrown the old lines, and long hoped-for improvements are soon to become a reality. The aim is to replace all the cross arms that are more easily interfered with by electrical current and storms.


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