10 YEARS AGO
September 7, 2011
Kingsbury County Commissioners expect to spend nearly 20 percent more on roads in the coming year. The department of public works, which includes highways, roads and bridges, budgeted nearly $1.69 million last year earmarked for repair projects. The proposed 2012 budget is $2.11 million. Heavy snowfall last winter, along with spring flooding severely damaged roads and resulted in higher than usual road repair costs for the county. Commissioners suggested a wheel tax to raise additional funds for road repair.
25 YEARS AGO
September 11, 1996
A large number of fish died recently on the north shore of Lake Thompson because of severe nighttime oxygen depletion, but state game officials said the lake’s total fish population has not been adversely affected. Local conservation officer Shane VanBockern reported a large number of dead fish during recent hot weather in an area near the Flood Club on the lake’s northeast side. Fisheries biologist Todd St. Saver investigated and found strong south winds had pushed blue-green algae into the area. That caused a severe nighttime depletion of oxygen and a buildup of toxic gases in the water. He said quite a few fish died. Cooler weather and changing winds eliminated the problem.
50 YEARS AGO
September 9, 1971
The florists have had it for years, this telegraph order service for remembrances, and now, the bakers have it in Telecake. City Bakery introduces the service to the area, so a cake for a birthday tomorrow can be delivered through the serviceman to a relative or friend who resides thousands of miles away – or nearer. Walter Siebelts adds the provision to City Bakery. It has a current listing of bakeries offering decorated cakes to be ordered in the Telecake Service. It saves packaging and mailing a cake and assures a product delivered fresh and ready to eat.
75 YEARS AGO
September 5, 1946
The South Dakota State Fair opened at Huron, Tuesday, with the crowd Wednesday numbering 19,000. Absence of 4-H club exhibits and the polio scare cut the attendance of children under 15. This evening, a giant, replica fireworks display of Mt. Rushmore is the first large fireworks display since Pearl Harbor. The All-American Thrill Drivers will perform in front of the grandstand Saturday, with auto races again Friday afternoon. The special vaudeville acts are reported to be among the best ever brought to a South Dakota fair.
100 YEARS AGO
September 9, 1921
Frank Miller rather astounded race enthusiasts at Huron last Monday when he won a five-mile race from an Essex roadster, driving his small Ford racer, No. 5. Two entries were made from De Smet, Miller with the smaller of his two cars, Art Endersby with his Ford.
Bancroft school opened in Bancroft Monday with the following as teachers: Supt. W.W. Zumwalt, Louise Clay and Agnes Strand.
The Drakola school starts Tuesday with Miss Smith of De Smet being teacher.