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2011: Don’t throw your electronic devices in the trash

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10 YEARS AGO
December 21, 2011

The 2nd grade class includes Morgan Curd, Audrey Field, Annika Nelson, Jocelyn Steffensen, Danielle Odegaard, Shelby Olson, Kaden Hanscom, Brodie Hoard, Jeramaya Mogler and Tucker Holland. The children had their letters to Santa published in this week's edition of the Times. Several children promised to leave cookies for him, and a couple of them were worried because their houses didn’t have chimneys.

The Consumer Electronics Association warns consumers to refrain from throwing old electronic devices in the trash as they are composed of a range of toxic components. The association asks consumers to seek out a responsible e-waste collection facility.

25 YEARS AGO
December 26 1996

The winners of the holiday lighting contest sponsored by Otter Tail Power Co. are the Bernard Duffys, Wendell Nelsons and Ronald Browns.

The LPHS School Board agreed last week to implement a golf program for students. Head coach Jeff Barber and assistant coach Matt Johnson will offer instructions to beginning golfers, as well as supervising competitions. The season will coincide with the track season, but Principal Paul Nelson said the time schedule for golf practice may allow students to participate in both sports.

Josh Buer, son of Gary and Susan Buer, found plenty of shoveling to keep him busy during days off because of the weather. Classes in Lake Preston were canceled for three days when blizzard conditions moved into the area. The area was hit with an additional 5” of snow and high winds.

5O YEARS AGO
December 23, 1971

The Lewis Steenson home at 207 Fremont Ave was awarded 1st place in this year’s Christmas lighting contest sponsored by Otter Tail Power Co. last Monday. It was the second 1st place win in a row for the Steensons. Second place went to the Milton Swenson home and third to Mrs. Dorothy Boehler.

LPHS held their instrumental Christmas concert on Dec. 14. The main floor of the auditorium was decorated by the band students with an ice pond in the middle. Christmas trees and colored lights entwined in evergreen boughs were added to make a festive scene. Linda Johnson gave a welcome, and the concert began with the A band, B band and stage bands playing several songs. Then, seated on a log in the middle of the pond, a flute duet by Renita Thomsen and Debi Tenneboe called “The Christmas Song” was played. The audience and students sang “Silent Night” to end the program. Mr. Holter was presented with a gift of a Burt Bachrach record.

75 YEARS AGO
December 19, 1946

There will be a free show at the Preston Theatre on Saturday with Santa Claus arriving after the showing of “Enemies of the Law” starring Tex Ritter followed by five cartoons.

Almost 8,000 more cars were registered on Dec. 1 this year than were in South Dakota a year ago.

The infantile paralysis incidence in South Dakota, which doctors had hoped would be brought to a stop with the coming of cold weather, is still being reported. At present, 382 cases, the highest in this state's history, have been reported since the outbreak this summer.

LPHS has received their new, badly-needed scoreboard, which is a splendid asset to the school. It is an automatic electric with all necessary features to keep everyone up on the scores.

100 YEARS AGO
December 22, 1921

Oage Sorenson met with an accident last Thursday, the result of which might have easily been more serious. While hurrying to complete a job of plumbing before dark, he fell from the roof of Dr. C. A. Butlers’ residence. His ladders closed up like a jackknife, and when he reached the ground, it was far from being soft. He received quite a little cut above one eye and was quite lame the next day, but he was able to be out just the same.

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