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1947: Lightning strikes home, starting house on fire

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10 YEARS AGO
June 27, 2012

Lake Preston will be hosting the 2012 Kingsbury County Cancer Walk on July 13 at the Lake Preston track. Originally the Kingsbury County cancer walks were part of the American Cancer Society, with funds going back to them. Since 2008, the money raised by the walk has been kept in the county and distributed to those diagnosed with invasive cancer.

25 YEARS AGO
Juine 26, 1997

Krislyn Carlson, Mitzi Tolzin and Lisa Oppelt were named to the dean’s list at USD for the spring semester. Carlson and Tolzin were included among 193 students from the School of Education. Those students must maintain a GPA of 3.5- Carlson achieved a 4.0. Oppelt was among 268 in the college of Arts and Sciences.

Two students placed first in the State American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest. Carmen Hauck and Mitchell Nelson received 1st place awards and a cash prize of $30 for their selections with a theme of “Promoting America: An Awesome Challenge.” Hauck is a freshman at LPHS and is the daughter of Brad and Julie Hauck. Nelson, a 3rd grader, is the son of Ron and Cathy Nelson.

Kingsbury youth learned where to turn for help in case of an accident or abduction at a Safety Day Camp, sponsored by the Kingsbury County Extension Society. Eighty-two youth ages 6 - 14 attended the camp at the 4-H grounds in De Smet.

5O YEARS AGO
June 29, 1972

Five Candy Stripers at the Kingsbury County Memorial Hospital were honored at a picnic supper last Thursday. Mrs. Roland Jensen, instructor for the Candy Striper program, presented the girls with pins in recognition of their two years of service at the hospital. The five- Denise Hougland, Kari Eidsness, Helen Christensen, Debi Laabs and Charmaine Jensen performed a total of 786 hours of volunteer service during the last two years.

Five young people from Lake Preston were in attendance at the 3rd Annual Jr. Charolais Foundation Leadership Conference at College Station, Texas. Attending were Janet and Susan Wienk, Margaret Ann, Brian and Dean Odden. The conference was sponsored by the American International Jr. Charolais Association in cooperation with the animal science department at Texas A & M.

Susan Bode and Grace Thomas are busy teaching youngsters to swim at the local pool. The lessons got off to a slow start with chilly weather preventing lessons but soon picked up as the weather warmed.

75 YEARS AGO
June 26, 1947

South Dakota’s oldest teachers training institution will become General Beadle State Teachers College on July 1 to honor General W. H. Beadle who served the college for 22 years.

Sunday morning, the fire department was called to the Earl Nelson home north of Lake Preston. Lightning had struck the chimney following the eaves around the corner of the house. The fire didn’t break out until 15 minutes later. The fire department arrived before a great amount of damage was done. The chimney and roof received the most damage.

The Kingsbury County Farmers Union offers a free inner tube for a limited time with the purchase of a tire. The liberal guarantee covers cuts, stone bruises and blowouts. Co-op tires contain as much natural rubber as any other make of tire.

100 YEARS AGO
June 29, 1922

Julius Uglem came back from his claim near Belvidere out west of the river to spend a few days and take his wife and baby, who have remained here with relatives, back with him.

It was some dance that was enjoyed out at Chas. Odegaard’s large barn on Saturday evening.

The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gunderson was made doubly happy on Monday when twin boys made their appearance and demanded all kinds of attention.

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