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1997: More than 25 teams on fishing tourney waiting list


June 13, 2012

On June 9, a powerful storm drenched the Rapid City area, dumping almost 15” of rain within six hours as flood waters swiftly rose from Rapid Creek. As officials frantically attempted to warn the public through radios, the water rose higher and higher. The stations broadcast warnings for thirty minutes before they lost power.

Recently, several area college students earned honors from their given schools. Four students were named to the President’s List at Lake Area Technical School: Luke Holland - drafting technology, Evan Jones - environmental technology, Willem Vendrig - agriculture and Val Williams - practical nursing. Holland and Jensen had 4.0 GPAs. Two students were named to the President’s Academic Honors list at Dakota State University: Cassie Jacobsen and Casey Peterson.

June 12, 1997

Ron Anderson is no longer in the dark with photos. Anderson, production manager of the De Smet News/Lake Preston Times, has spent nearly 35 years developing film, making prints and preparing halftones for the newspapers. Most of the time, he has been working in the dark, if not in total darkness, then at last by the eerie glow of a safe light in a darkroom. Last fall he came out of the darkness and into a normally lit office, as he began scanning photos on his Macintosh computer. Anderson has seen many changes over the last 35 years working for the newspaper. He started at the LP Times in 1963, when he was a freshman at LPHS.

Dan Anderson and Larry Eide took top honors in the Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament held last Saturday and Sunday. The Sioux Falls men caught 52.20 pounds of fish and earned a total of $1,102 for the weekend. This was the first year for the big fish contest, with Anderson and Eide earning $390 for a 7.21-pound walleye. The event went extremely well, and they are considering upping the 60-team limit for next year. Mary Rockino, one of the event coordinators, said there were more than 25 teams on the waiting list.

Troy Nystrom, son of Jim and Linda Nystrom, received the Valedictorian scholarship for the 97-98 school year at SDSU. He plans to major in electrical engineering.

June 15, 1972

Margaret Ann Odden, LPHS representative at Girl’s State last week, was honored by election to one of the mythical state offices. Margaret, daughter of the Mayland Oddens, was elected state treasurer in the balloting among the several hundred girls participating.

New safety deposit boxes of an improved type were installed at Northwestern National Bank in Lake Preston last Friday. Bank Manager Harry Birath advises these 259 boxes are of the double key type, replacing the old single key type boxes in use up this this week.

Kelly Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maylan Peterson of Erwin, entered the Army recently and is stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Miss Mildred Bueber became the bride of Lawrence Furney on June 4 in Tripp, S.D. The bride is a graduate of Augustana College and the bridegroom of USD. They are making their home in Lake Preston, where both will be teaching this fall.

June 12, 1947

Sunday afternoon June 8 at 3 p.m. in the Congregational Church, Lucille Wienk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wienk, became the bride of Bernard Larson, son of N. V. Larson of De Smet.

In the Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon, Miss Lurilla Ostroot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ostroot, and Dinsmore Greeno of Britton were married by Rev. E.C. Eid.

June 15, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Maxam drove to Vermillion Sunday to attend the commencement activities at South Dakota University, their son Donald being a member of the graduating class.

The marriage of Ed Waby and Miss Rachel Brekhus took place at Sioux Falls last week Wednesday, unbeknownst to the home friends who, however, properly celebrated the event on Monday evening.

The city council made arrangements for the purchase of 10 acres to be used for a Tourist Camp, Tennis Court and Baseball Park. The site is located on the Black and Yellow Trail. Harrah!!!


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