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1972: County hires Wilkins at $2/hour


10 years ago
April 11, 2012

Eighty-nine De Smet band and choir students, 13 parents, two music teachers and two nurses met at the school before dawn Monday and boarded three chartered buses bound for Washington, D.C., and New York City. The music department and Music Boosters at De Smet High School plan a trip every four years so that each student has the opportunity to go at least once during their high school years.

25 years ago
April 9, 1997

Rain, followed by snow, filled the weekend throughout most of eastern South Dakota. Area residents woke to rain April 5, and more than an inch fell in most areas of Kingsbury County. The rain was followed on Sunday by blinding snow and howling winds with gusts of more than 60 miles per hour. Travel was virtually at a standstill on Sunday, and those who did travel found the going impossible at times.

50 years ago
April 13, 1972

John Wilkins, De Smet, has been hired by the Board of County Commissioners as County Weed Board Supervisor, the wage set at $2 an hour, with 10 cents a mile for transportation. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins, retiring this spring from operation of his farm north of De Smet, are in their new home across First Street from the courthouse block.

75 years ago
April 10, 1947

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sckerl drove to De Smet from their new home in Tyndall to spend Easter. Mrs. Sckerl, the former Hazelle Larsen, spent several days with her parents while her husband attended an extension conference in Brookings. They left for Tyndall again today.

Miss Phyllis Sherwood came Friday morning by train from St. Paul, Minn., to spend her Easter vacation from studies at Macalaster College with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Sherwood and Beth.


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