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1971: A car wash is coming to town!


May 18, 2011

Horizon Healthcare, a rural community-based network, highlights High Blood Pressure/Hypertension Month with free, no appointment needed, blood pressure checks for all members of the community.

May 16, 1996

“If life throws you a curveball, hit it right out of the park” is the motto of the LPHS senior class. Graduation ceremonies are set for Sun., May 19 for 29 seniors. Monica Anderson, daughter of Marj Krumbach and the late Lyle Anderson is valedictorian. She has a 4.0 GPS and has received numerous awards throughout high school. Salutatorian, Angela Munger, is the daughter of Wilson and Melody Munger. She has a 3.94 GPS and has served as NHSNP and Girls State delegate.

Deep frost and heavy truck traffic have caused the worst road breakup county officials have seen in years. The cold spring temperatures have contributed to the road conditions with frost being found a foot and a half below the surface. As soon as conditions are right, the county will begin applying gravel mixed with calcium chloride to fill holes in oil roads which will keep fill in place and cut down on flying rocks.

Adam Sorenson, a sophomore at LPHS, was awarded 1st place in the high school division of the SD Inventors Congress. With very little time to prepare, a day before it was held, he managed to get his Quiz Bowl Judge entered. His device allows an instructor to monitor which student is first to respond. Adam is the son of Wally and Kathy Sorenson.

May 20, 1971

Many of the finest quarter horses in Mid-America went through their paces on Sunday in the 2nd Annual Quarter Horse Show sponsored by the Bit & Spur Saddle Club. There were 281 entries shown by exhibitors from Nebraska and Minnesota as well as South Dakota, and many were the compliments the visitors had for the fine arena the local club has built at the northwest edge of town.

Deborah Sass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Sass and Mike Salter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Salter were the recipients of two locally sponsored scholarships.

A 2-bay self-service car wash is being constructed by Dwaine Nelson on highway 14 east of the livestock service station.

Conduct of driver's license exams in South Dakota is now a women’s field as well as that of men. The first woman driver's license examiner candidate completed a 4-day school in Pierre and is now stationed in Sioux Falls.

May 16, 1946

The school year is drawing to a final close. There are several activities slated for the next ten days for students. The Valedictorian of the Class of 1946 is Viona Christensen with Salutatorian being Gloria Hauck.

The high school band will give a benefit concert on May 22 for the Kingsbury Memorial Hospital. The 50-piece band received a superior rating at the state music contest this year and has a fine program lined up with vocal solos by Helen Kopperud and Audrey Eid.

Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Setbacken celebrated their 67th anniversary on May 14. They are 89 and 85 respectively and are still in good health, and their outlook on life is still as bright as it was 67 years ago.

May 19, 1921

High school commencement is next week, just the 17th annual event! Just think how time flies; the 17th class to be graduated from the complete high school class, and the class just happens to have 17 graduates.

A gentle rain fell which moistened up the surface in fine shape, and a great deal of vegetation will appear as soon as the weather warms up a bit more.


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