Looking Back

2010: LPHS Drag Race Team takes first in state



October 13, 2010

The LPHS Drag Racing Team, with eight members, is one of the largest teams in the area; most teams have four members. Faster than you can read this article, its over- a drag race, two cars facing off on a ¼ mile track-and the guys like it that way. “Every decision is made in a split second” senior Isaac Wilde said, his eyes sparkling with enthusiasm.

The team placed first in the state over the summer. It wasn’t the guys who took top honors at the banquet in Vermillion on October 2; it was the gals. Stephanie Bentley and Michelle Springer placed first in their brackets. “Usually girls have better reaction times than the guys do,” said teammate Anthony Strande. Along with Stephanie, Michelle and Anthony, Matt Bentley also contributed to the win.


October 12, 1995

Senate Majority Leader Mike Rounds spoke in Lake Preston at a dinner hosted by the Kingsbury County Republicans. Legislators are committed to property tax relief for South Dakotans, and they will work toward a 30% reduction. He also touched on Medicare and Medicaid benefits saying benefits will not be cut, but there will be reductions in proposed increases.


October 15, 1970

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ida B. Alseth, an 82-year-old veteran of six decades of service in the educational field. Mrs. Alseth combined a career of teaching, writing and lecturing that brought her many awards from both state and national press organizations. Her career of educational service to our community was summarized as follows “Lake Preston has been a better place because Ida B. Alseth lives here.”

75 years ago

October 11, 1945

Bob Larson received his discharge after serving three years in the Navy as a pharmacists mate. A reception was held at the Melvin Larson home with several guests attending.

Hobo Days are returning to SDSU after three years of wartime restrictions. Artificial arms and legs, half fiberglass and half plastic, have been developed to replace wooden carved limbs for wounded servicemen.


October 7, 1920

Miss Stella Gilbertson and Mr. Harry Hodges were united in marriage by the Reverend M. Johnson of De Smet.

J.L. Jenson and family moved in from the old farm house south of Lake Whitewood and are nicely settled in the fine residence they purchased of E.A. Austin.


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