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1971: Shop local this holiday season and win a prize

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10 YEARS AGO
November 23, 2011

Kimberly Cleveland was named Kingsbury County Snow Queen at the 56th annual festival held on Sun., Nov. 20. She was chosen from a group of twenty area teens dressed in beautiful gowns of all colors and styles. Doug Kazmerzak, dressed as Elvis, entertained the crowd, and Maddison Rieck was chosen as Little Miss Snowflake.

The junior class spent two months doing research on a variety of jobs. Each student had to write two career reports about jobs that interested them. When they got their assignments, they spent Monday and Tuesday at their assigned locations. Each student shared their experiences - some were informative, others found out that what they thought would be a good career choice wasn’t what they expected. Whether or not they liked or disliked the jobs they shadowed, they all agreed it was a good opportunity to help them on their path to discovering which career they would like to pursue.

25 YEARS AGO
November 28, 1996

All-State Chorus members are Trudy Wastweet, Jackie Stewart, Bryan Sanderson and Matt Warne. Alternates are Jeani Anderson, April Zeeck, Nathan Sanderson and Jason Odegaard.

Team awards for the 1996 girls' basketball season went to Amanda Johnson, Stacie Vedvei, Lisa Nopens and Jackie Stewart. Corrie Vedvei and Lisa Nopens were named to the Eastern Dakota Conference and Dakota Valley Conference for the ‘96 season. Vedvei was selected for the first team in both conferences, and Nopens was chosen for the second team. In the DVC, the Lady Divers record was 6-2, tying for 2nd place.

5O YEARS AGO
November 25, 1971

A program of awards for holiday shopping in Lake Preston was announced this week by local merchants and the Chamber of Commerce. Twenty-seven businesses are participating in individual award programs, and there are forty-six businesses contributing to a big grand prize to be awarded on Dec. 22.

Leonard Svihel, owner of the Preston Theatre, announced the first of four movie attractions for kids will be presented this Saturday and continue until Christmas. The matinees will entertain both town and rural children while their parents shop in town. The first show is “Yours, Mine and Ours” starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball.

The Lake Preston Divers, with new coach, Farrell Jacobsen, are looking to score big this season. Returning players are Roger Anderson, Steve Jensen, John Vincent, Chuck Wienk, Chuck Wolkow, Gary Zeeck, Leigh McMasters, John Anderson, Klark Thomsen and Bruce Wolkow.

75 YEARS AGO
November 21, 1946

The junior class will present a three-act farce comedy “Here Comes Charlie” on Friday evening, Nov. 22, at the auditorium at 8 p.m. Cast members include Marvel Thompson, Harold Sorenson, Dorothy Tolzin, Gordon Barlow, Billy Kohlwey, Virginia Wilde, Derold Olson, Audrey Eid, Mavis Skillestad and Kendall Iverson.

Viona Christensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Christensen, is a member of the newly organized Yankton College band. In addition to playing at all athletic events, they will appear at student assemblies and will present a concert later in the year.

Lyle and Susie Holverson sold their cafe to Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Leffingwell of Doland, S.D. The Leffingwells have been in the business for several years so should be able to continue the fine services the Holverson's have offered.

100 YEARS AGO
December 1,1921

Miss Eva Look has accepted a position as a clerk in the Harnish and Co Variety Store.

The fire whistle startled the fire department just before 1 p.m. on Monday, but was extinguished before many had proceeded very far. Dr. F. F. Antle’s son had convinced his father to light a candle for him, and before the parents realized where he was, he went into a closet to see “how pretty it would look in the dark.” The families’ wearing apparel suffered greatly, but no other damage was noted.

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