Looking Back

1946: Who is the most dependable in the senior class?


January 12, 2011

Postmaster Rick McGuire is asking folks to help their postal carriers during the winter months by clearing snow from the approach to mailboxes. This year’s snowfall could create challenges before the winter is over if people don’t stay on top of things at this point.

Wes and Helen Jones were named “The Face of Kingsbury County” in this week's issue of the Lake Preston Times.

January 11, 1996

The Lady Divers took 1st place in the Lake Preston Invitational VB Tourney on Jan. 6 with a 4-0 record. High scorers were Jenny Nopens and Monica Anderson. Coach Dirkson noted outstanding efforts from Katherine Esser, Jackie Stewart, Lisa Nopens, Corrie Vedvei, April Zeeck and Jenny Nelson.

Fifteen Lake Preston children participated in the St Jude’s Bike-A-Thon which raised more than $600.00. Coordinator Michele Nelson rewarded them with a pizza party. The bikers were Kasey Menzel, Chris Peterson, Amy Mogler, Kristin Peterson, Jessie Janssen, Kristin and Tyler Hesby, Mitchell Nelson, Ross Olson, Dallas Jensen, Sarah and Tyler Nelson, Cathy Zeeck, Amanda Cass and Shanda Rau.

January 14, 1971

Lake Preston paid tribute to six of the community’s young men for outstanding service to the area and the local Jaycees. The honorees were Wesley Jones, Harry Birath, Arnold Wienk, Gary Fersdal, Lawrence Furney and Gordon Teeters.

Rolland Peterson was named Student of the Month for December.

January 10, 1946

In the contest to find the longest wedded couple in South Dakota, Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Setbacken of Lake Preston still hold the record. They were married on May 14, 1879, he was 22 yrs. old, and she was 18.

The Blue and Gold announced the winners of the Sr. Class by category: Most Beautiful: Joan Koch, Helen Lakness; Most Handsome: Dale Brekke, Velois Lewison, Most Popular: Nadine Allen, Joan Koch, Dale Brekke, Velois Lewison; Best Dancer: Joan Koch, Laurel Paterson, Velois Lewison, Rolland Green; Most Dependable: Gloria Hauck, Viona Christensen, Howard Larson, Dale Haufle; Best Athlete: Laurel Paterson, Beverly Nelson, Velois Lewison, Rolland Green; Best All Around Girl: Gloria Hauck, Betty Lacey; Best All Around Boy: Rolland Green, Dale Brekke

January 13, 1921

The Duroc Jersey sow sale at Larsen’s new sales pavilion was a greater success than was anticipated. Williams Bros and Richard Lindstrom sold a fine bunch of purebreds, and the prices ranged from $30 to $90. On the market the hogs would have been sold for less than half the amount realized, showing that blood counts even when people are being very careful about investing.


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