days gone by

1947: Free chest x-rays here next week; also over county


10 years ago
September 12, 2012

The De Smet School Board heard Monday about plans that are currently being finalized for a multi-purpose activity and wellness center in De Smet.

The project would be funded by a combined grant and privately donated money. Similar projects in surrounding communities have carried price tags between $700,000 and $1.4 million, with an estimated yearly upkeep of $20,000.

25 years ago
September 10, 1997

De Smet Bulldogs girls’ basketball team led Deubrook through most of the first half in the season opener, but the Dolphins pulled away in the final quarter to win 66-53.

Brandyn Warne led Bulldog shooting with 22 points. Warne made 18 of her total in the first half. LeAnn Mandernach added 18 points. Warne led De Smet rebounding with 16. Julie Landmark had 10 rebounds for Deubrook.

50 years ago
September 14, 1972

Six members of the De Smet Volunteer Fire Department attended the Southeast Fire District Fire School in Brookings last Sunday. They were Jack Colwell, Bob Lee, Norman Steen, Don Bohn, Lowell Hansen and Gene Kracht.

The school involved a review and updating of fire practices and an equipment display.

During the afternoon, team racing was held. The races, called evolutions, involve fire drill routines such as laying out and connecting 20 feet of hose and knocking down water targets.

75 years ago
September 11, 1947

South Dakota’s mobile x-ray unit, touring the state in an effort to check for tuberculosis, will be in De Smet next week, under the sponsorship of the state board of health.

Free chest x-rays will be given at the firehall, where the portable equipment will be located. No appointments are necessary, the procedure requiring only a few minutes.

Stops are being made in every town, the goal being to x-ray everyone in the state.


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