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1947: Prizes on way for Breakfast in Hollywood fundraiser

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10 YEARS AGO
April 25, 2012

LPHS graduate and SDSU student Whitney Tolzin, daughter of Scott and the late Laurie Tolzin, is helping with community outreach to promote small town growth and development. The internship is part of the Harms Fund Project for Business and Management through the SDSU Economics Department. She will spend her summer assisting area communities with development ideas, social media marketing and research and surveying for growth and improvements.

Alivia Rose and Cailyn Ann Malone were born March 26 to April and Mike Malone. They joined a sister Ella. Grandparents are Laird and Deb Beck, Alden and Diane Oldsen and Doug and Sandy Malone. Great-grandparents are Betty Karlen, Roselyn Sjolie, Floyd and Myrta Rossel.

The senior prom theme was “To Infinity and Beyond!” with the color scheme being black, silver and blue.

25 YEARS AGO
April 24, 1997

The SDSU campus was alive with a sea of blue during the 69 annual State FFA Convention April 13-15 in Brookings. LPHS students Rick Nelson and Joey Carlson received their state degree awards which honors the work done on their Supervised Ag Experience. John Blachford, Clay Jessen, Trudy Wastweet, Mark Jensen, Val Kazmerzak, Robin Nelson, Mike Malone, Troy Nystrom and Joey Carlson all placed well in their CDES.

Justin Vincent, aka Vinny, is the featured senior of the week in the Blue & Gold. He says his dad is the most important person in his life, and he looks up to him because he is so mellow and takes things in stride. Justin hopes to acquire this quality as he matures.

5O YEARS AGO
April 27, 1972

LPHS junior high math whizzes outdistanced a classy field at Milbank recently to make off with most of the honors, besting teams from much larger schools in the area. The grade 8 team won first place in a field of twenty-two while grade 7, which was handicapped by the absence of Mark Koch due to illness, tied for first with Montevideo. Team members were Loren Malone, James Olson, Deb Helland, Pam Larson, LaMae Rodvold, Dean Nelson, Alan Vedvei, Brad Shanks, Lori Anderson and Dawn Jones.

Allen Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nelson of Hetland, was honored as the outstanding student in the 1972 graduating class at USD School of Law. He had entered the service in the mid 1960s and saw action in Vietnam. He was wounded in action in 1968 while serving as a platoon leader in the first Air Cav division. He was awarded the Silver Star for valorous action in that engagement. After his discharge, he enrolled in law school.

This year, there are three girls in general shop class. They have completed courses in drafting, small engines and woodworking and are now finishing up with welding.

75 YEARS AGO
April 24, 1947

Everything is shaping up for the Breakfast in Hollywood Party being held at the high school gym April 29 to benefit the Kingsbury County Memorial Hospital. The orchid for the oldest lady present is on its way from Hollywood. A prize has been procured for the lady with the goofiest hat and a lovely award for a good-good neighbor. Other door prizes and gifts will be presented during the evening.

Whipkey Chevrolet advertises “The Aluminum Automatic Tractorcab. More tractor work means more profit. Avoid ‘exhaust headaches,’ exposure, colds, doctor bills and time away from chores. Keeps the tractor operator warm and busy on the coldest days.” They also have the Horn-draulic Loader equipped with the Horn-draulic Push-Off stacker, which allows you to make a stack approximately 20 feet high.

100 YEARS AGO
April 27, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Baldwin went to the home of his people near Wentworth on Saturday morning and visited until the passenger returned over the Milwaukee Road on Monday afternoon.

The basement barbershop changed hands on Monday. E.M. Peterson sold the outfit and goodwill to Arthur Rue of Flandreau, who immediately took possession.

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