Looking back

1995: Swenson Drug is sold!


September 8, 2010
Brad Sanderson receives a South Dakota Farmer’s Union award. He was one of four individuals to receive a 2010 Rural Dakota Pride Award from the SDFU Foundation.
• The Face of Kingsbury County: Joe Doyle — He became an expert, not from school, but from a long life of experience. A life dedicated to producing crops and raising cattle.

September 7, 1995
• After 43 years, Milton and Vernie Swenson sold Swenson Drug. Anne Nopens and her husband, Tim, will assume ownership. They will be open for business next week.
• Team effort led the Diver football team to victory over the Estelline Redmen—40-0.

September 3, 1970
• Classifieds — We’re not kidding! A very nice home for only $5,000! See Northwestern National Bank in Lake Preston.
• Headstart program for pre-kindergarten youngsters is scheduled to begin Tuesday of next week. The program will be conducted at the Assembly of God Church.
• The first edition of the Blue and Gold for the year 1970-1971 school year is in the paper! Mildred Bueber is featured as a new faculty member, and a review of the royalty of the last 10 years was printed. Lake Preston has added three new courses for the students, German 1-2 and Boys Glee.

September 2, 1920
• The city schools open next Monday. Where it is possible, send the pupil to school the next day. It not only helps the child to get started right at the opening, but helps the teacher get hold of each individual and arrange the work to bring the best results.
• It was quite cold on Sunday night, but a breeze prevented a frost appearing. Hopefully we don’t get one for another month.


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