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1996: State Track, Geography Bee & Car Show

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10 YEARS AGO
May 25, 2011

Joan Wollschlager recently opened an organic greenhouse west of Lake Preston on Highway 14 after learning about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program that provides financial assistance to qualifying producers. It is a part of a movement to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce waste and use locally- grown products. She and Brad Hauck and several neighbors erected a seasonal high tunnel system (aka hoop house) designed to modify the internal climate and extend the growing season.

Ron Smith, son of Charlotte and the late Don Smith, was installed as Pastor at Singsaas Lutheran Church near Hendricks, Minn.

Morgan Hauck, daughter of Reed and Mary Hauck, was awarded the Jean E. Mackson Endowed Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communications for the 2011-2012 academic year at SDSU.

25 YEARS AGO
May 23, 1996

The winners of the LP Geography Bee held May 14-15 are Andy Carlson, Stacy Anderson, Larry Cornforth, Maggie McGuire, Ryan Kazmerzak, Adam Odden and Sarah Nelson.

Members of the Kingsbury Klassic Kruisers car club attended the Huron car show on Sunday. Several members received trophies for their cars, and the club was awarded the trophy for best club attendance.

5O YEARS AGO
May 27, 1971

The organizational meeting of the Progressive Young Women was held at the home of Mrs. Dennis Tolzin on May 17. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Richard Pastian president, Mrs. LeRoy Koch vice-president, Mrs. Gary Gudahl secretary, and Mrs. Gene Vostad treasurer. They also set up committees to plan programs for the coming year and to look into the prospects of setting up a ladies' softball team open to the public.

The FHA had its senior farewell party last Thursday. Girls were asked to bring sack lunches and gathered in the park to eat and later play softball and football. Each senior, chapter mom and Mrs. Rearick, their advisor, received gifts.

Class officers for the 1971-72 school year were elected: Chuck Wolkow president, Kathy Brandner vice-president, Pam Lundquist secretary and Jim Nystrom treasurer.

A 6 pack of 7-UP was advertised for 49 cents at Streeter’s Grocery.

75 YEARS AGO
May 26, 1946

A special car attached to the freight from the west yesterday morning made a stop of an hour in Lake Preston. The car brought a fine company of Sioux City jobbers and manufacturers on a trade visit to various points in this state. The band and a number of businessmen greeted the visitors royally at the depot, from whence the company marched up Lake Street to Commercial Street, thence back to the central part of the business district. Mayor Lloyd welcomed the visitors and refreshments were served.

100 YEARS AGO
May 23, 1946

Graduation exercises for 18 LPHS seniors will be held on Thurs., May 23 at 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium. Dr. J. Clark Graham, president of Yankton College, will deliver the commencement address.

Wendell Beck arrived home on Sunday, having served in the army the past year and a half. He returned to the US May 11 after serving several months in Tokyo, Japan.

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