10 YEARS AGO
November 17, 2010
LPHS students are enthusiastic about a new program by the Department of Education which is adopting a commercially developed online writing tool for students to use throughout the school year. Kids get to write using computers, and they love it! By using “Write to Learn” for building writing and reading comprehension skills, students in grades 5, 7 and 10 will have their skills evaluated at least three times a year, allowing teachers to help monitor students so they can improve their abilities.
25 YEARS AGO
November 16, 1995
The Department of Transportation has determined that a RR crossing west of Lake Preston by the Soil Service Center warrants installation of flashing signal lights. The decision was made following the most recent vehicle/train collision at that crossing.
Combine crews have been working around the clock throughout Kingsbury County as farmers battled the weather to get their soybeans and corn crops harvested. A wet spring made it difficult to get crops in, and the weather hasn’t made the harvesting any easier.
5O YEARS AGO
November 19, 1970
Larsen’s Market announces Thanksgiving specials! Turkeys 41 cents a pound, Ham butt portion 65 cents, shank and whole hams 75 cents, 5 qt. vanilla ice cream $1.95.
Kathy Shaw was chosen as the candidate from LPHS for the Miss Holiday Contest to be held in Huron during the Huron College Invitational Tournament December 28 - 29.
Delbert’s Variety Foods has expanded their cheese department where you will find the biggest selection of cheese for miles around. They added another 3-deck dairy case.
75 YEARS AGO
November 15, 1945
Abbott & Costello star in “Lost in a Harem” at the Preston Theater this coming Friday and Saturday.
Captain Leonard J. Erie, son of Mrs. Jens Erie, was released from active duty in San Bernardino, Calif. He was a navigator in the Army Air Force and was last serving as an instructor at that station.
The Kingsbury County Farmers Union announced that a carload of Pillsbury Feeds has arrived. They will order another car in 10 days consisting of poultry, hog, steer, sheep and dairy feeds. “Make your needs known, so we can properly balance this car.”
100 YEARS AGO
November 18, 1920
Albert Butler is trying his hand behind the counter as a clerk in the grocery department at the Phinney & Bonde Store.