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1972: Head to the ‘going out of business’ sale!

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10 years ago
April 18, 2012

Kingsbury County officials toured 30 miles of county roads in two days and inspected them for damage. "It's good for us to do this so when Dave (Highway Superintendent Dave Sorenson) tells us about a road, we know where he is talking about,” Kingsbury County Commissioner Audrey Lembke said.

25 years ago
April 16, 1997

Low bids on the new high school in De Smet came in at least $100,000 higher than the amount approved by district voters last fall. The lowest bids totaled slightly more than $2.6 million when opened April 10. Those bids were stripped of everything except those items necessary to operate a school. Voters last October approved a $2.5 million bond issue to pay for a new high school.

50 years ago
April 20, 1972

A “going out of business” sale for Hyink’s Furniture and Hardware in the change of ownership to Zimmel’s of Watertown is advertised this week. A complete closeout of the hardware stock is being held, as this department is not to be continued by the new owners.

75 years ago
April 10, 1947

An advertisement for the Ritz Theater featured upcoming showings of “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Elizabeth Scott; “Cloak and Dagger” with Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer and Robert Alda and “Shadow of a Woman” with Helmut Dantine and Andrea King.

105 years ago
April 20, 1917

Bancroft: Rolland Hayenga marketed a hog recently that brought the handsome sum of $85. Who can beat this? Also, $1.10 per bushel was paid for a load of corn here last week. Buyers in De Smet are now paying 50 cents a pound for butterfat.

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