10 YEARS AGO
June 8, 2011
In the 22-year history of the Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament, weather has often been a major factor. High winds, driving rains and cold weather have forced contestants off the lake with nothing to show for it. This year, Mother Nature almost foiled the entire tournament before it started. Flooding across the area forced coordinators to quickly move the starting point to the East access ramp. Officials pared the numbers down to 60 boats. The weather turned out to be ideal for fishing both days, and the walleye were biting. Over 900 pounds of fish were weighed in with the winners bringing in #28.08, the largest one caught was #7.46. First place went to Brian Tucker and Ron Koerner, second place to Tony Kuck and Bill Kratz with Paul and Drew Casper taking third.
Funeral services were held for longtime educator Marie Pedersen on Sunday. Marie taught in Lake Preston from 1964 – 1984 and was elementary principal during her last years in education. Many students remember her for her dedication to her teaching duties.
25 YEARS AGO
June 6, 1996
Rick Nelson and Stacy Buer earned trophies Sunday at Thunder Valley Raceway in Marian. Nelson earned 1st place while Buer finished 2nd.
5O YEARS AGO
June 10, 1971
Milton Swenson announced an expansion of his drug and gift store business; the project will double the floor space for the store and will include an extensive remodeling and redecorating of the building. Swenson purchased the former Oines Hardware building next door to his store.
Six LPHS students were chosen as members of the Society of Outstanding American High School students, the country’s leading high school honorary society. Chosen were Rhonda Anderson, Jeanette Nelson, Susan Wienk, Mike Salter, Sandra Swenson and Ilene Baumberger.
Tornadoes in considerable numbers, but fortunately of little damage, were the principal features of the area’s weather this week with the most activity being on Monday afternoon. Several funnels were sighted throughout much of Kingsbury County. The unsettled weather also brought rainfall of various amounts to the area.
75 YEARS AGO
June 6, 1946
One of the most impressive and colorful Memorial Day services ever sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary was held at the high school auditorium on May 30. Rev. A.E. Hanson of Brookings delivered a very fine address, his topic being “lest we forget,” to the largest audience in several years. The LPHS band played several songs followed by a large parade led by majorette Laurel Patterson, veterans in uniform, Legion and Auxiliary members and Boy Scouts who marched up town through Main Street and on to the cemetery.
Some mechanical defect has been found on 80% of the cars checked thus far in South Dakota during the National Police Traffic Safety Check Campaign. Of the 8,640 vehicles inspected, 6,0912 possessed some defects in either lights, windshield wipers, horn, brakes, rear view mirrors or tires.
Band Box Cleaners announced that when you bring your wardrobe in to be cleaned in their modern efficient plant, you will not be “taken to the cleaners” either by slipshod cleaning or in price per garment.
100 YEARS AGO
June 9, 1921
The big dance and social time given by a committee representing the Mason and Odd Fellows lodges out at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Swartz on Tuesday evening was a success in every sense of the word. The upper floor of the stock pavilion was crowded with dancers, and in the large dining room of the farm residence, games of all kinds were indulged in by those not interested in the ball.