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1997: County no longer uses cell for file storage

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10 YEARS AGO
January 4, 2012

The recap of 2011 was mainly about the weather, from a very snowy winter to spring flooding to an extremely hot summer- each week brought a different headline. Flooding on Lake Thompson and the road and property damages were the number one topic.

The Lady Divers basketball team had two big wins over the holiday break. They beat Gayville/Volin in the annual Swiftel Classic with Kimberly Cleveland and Kristin Longville the leading scorers. The next Monday they defeated the C-E Hawks with the leading scorers again being Cleveland and Longville. The boys overcame the Howard Tigers in Brookings with the leading scorer being Cole Casper.

25 YEARS AGO
January 2, 1997

April Zeeck will represent Kingsbury County at the 51st Annual South Dakota Snow Queen Festival Jan. 9-11 in Aberdeen. Zeeck, the daughter of Gary and Jolene Zeeck was sponsored by Little House of Crafts. She and her chaperones will attend state festival activities through the weekend.

A section of the road west of the Paul Casper farm remained blocked more than two weeks after blizzard conditions halted traffic throughout the county. Drifts on the township road were more than six-feet-tall.

The Kingsbury County Sheriffs’ Department has a new office. The department is now headquartered in the former sheriffs’ apartment in the jail building. Prior to moving into the apartment last month, the department was spread out in a small office and one of the jail cells. Another jail cell was used for file storage. The new office centralizes everything and should make the department more efficient.

5O YEARS AGO
January 6, 1972

Mike Koch, LPHS wrestler yet undefeated this season in his 105# weight class, has been rated number 5 in state Class B mat circles. Mike, the son of the Leroy Kochs, is a sophomore at LPHS and is in his second year of participation in the mat sport.

On Monday of this week, Keith Goodhope joined the staff at Northwestern National Bank. The young man's principal duties are in the bank’s insurance department. Goodhope, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Goodhope, is a 1965 graduate of LPHS and a 1969 graduate of SDSU. Following his graduation at SDSU, he served two years in the army. Early in his service, he went to Vietnam, was seriously wounded in action shortly after his arrival there and returned to this country for treatment of severe facial wounds. Since completion of his army service last May, he participated in the summer law program at USD and was employed in construction work.

Merrill Thomas announced that his store is no longer affiliated with Gamble-Skogmo, so the name of his store has been changed to Thomas Hardware.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Svihel announce the engagement of their daughter Margaret to David Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Nelson of Hills, Minn. A late spring wedding is planned.

75 YEARS AGO
January 2, 1947

1947 South Dakota license plates will be made of aluminum due to the shortage of steel. The new plates will be the natural unpainted aluminum with black numerals and will be much lighter in weight than the steel plates.

The hospital benefit dance scheduled for Dec. 27 was postponed due to the blustery weather and icy roads which made it impossible for the orchestra to make their appearance.

Darrel Anderson, Hubert and Virgil Jensen left Thursday noon for Houston, Texas, where they will make a short stay, then go on to San Francisco where they will be employed. Darrel was recently discharged from the Navy after six years of service.

Stamp No. 53 in your ration book will be good for 5# of sugar Jan. 1 and will remain valid through April 30.

100 YEARS AGO
January 5, 1922

A slight rain early Monday evening with freezing temps made the walks as slippery as could be, and many took tumbles. However, Tuesday morning early, a light fall of snow and quite a few applications of salt to the walks made progress to and fro less dangerous.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Uglem rejoice over the arrival of a fine baby daughter at the farm home of his father south of town on Thurs., Dec. 29, 1921. Good wishes to the girl.

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