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2012: Nearly 1,500 birds symbolize those baptized at LPLC

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10 YEARS AGO
September 12, 2012

The dove represents peace, a meek and quiet spirit, as well as the Holy Spirit. The Lake Preston Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years this weekend and as part of the festivities, the church members hung nearly 1,500 white doves to represent the baptized members since 1887.

Homecoming king and queen candidates are Laura Hojer, John Hasche, Patrick Bertsch, Alison Strande and Ethan Tolzin.

For the first time in recent memory, the LPHS cross-country team sent two complete varsity teams to a meet. Competing in Arlington on Tuesday, the girls’ team of Karley DeKnikker, Kiana Hoff, Kristin Longville and Billi Hasche placed third overall, while the boys' varsity members Brock Bumann, Paul Vendrig, Jack Hasche, Stetson Eschenbaum and Colton Hageman placed fourth.

Attorney General Jackley warns people of a scam targeting South Dakota consumers. The caller identifies himself as a representative of a reputable computer company and asks people to perform several tasks which allow them to insert malware onto their computers, thus acquiring their personal information.

25 YEARS AGO
September 11, 1997

Senior candidates for 1997 homecoming activities are Mike Malone, John Blachford, Brad Olson, Tim Steffensen, Trudy Wastweet, Anna Raber, Robin Nelson and Jenny Nelson. Homecoming is Sept. 20 with coronation on Sept. 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Norgaard of Badger and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Paul announce the engagement of their children Jennifer Osterkamp and Brian Paul. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arlington.

The 1997-98 school year is off to a running start. Student government is moving swiftly as class officers and student council representatives have been elected. The Student Council president is Anna Raber, vice president Matt Sowden, secretary Val Kazmerzak and treasurer Drew Casper. The new representatives are Brad Olson, Amber Muser, Paul Kazmerzak, Nathan Jones, Stacie Vedvei, Josh Buer and Jennifer Crum.

As leader of this year’s council, Raber has high hopes for her term as president. “I look forward to making a lot of positive changes in the school this year. I want to get more people involved and let them know we can make things happen with their input and support.”

5O YEARS AGO
September 14, 1972

Arrangements were completed Tuesday for location of a “car crush” in two places in the Lake Preston area on Mon., Sept. 21. City officials are urging all residents of both town and rural areas to cooperate in the project in the interests of better appearance, health and safety of the entire community.

Residents are urged to bring their old cars and junk metal to either the dump ground or to the Frank Virchow farm. It is hoped each individual can deliver their junk, but if help is needed, they are urged to call Gordon Teeters or Elmer (Shorty) Oldsen.

There will be no charge for the services with old cars, machinery, plows, appliances and old wire rolls, if rolled tightly, being accepted.

Dean Odden was elected president and Susan Wienk secretary of the SD Jr. Charolais Association at its annual meeting at the South Dakota State Fair.

Boy scouts enjoyed a camp at Spirit Lake last Saturday evening, with some fishing and swimming included in the activities. Scoutmasters Loyal Zeeck, Melvin Ness and Lanny Olson accompanied Steven Salter, Jim Thorsheim, Rick Wilde, Mike and Mark Koch, Jim and Paul Johnson and Loren Malone.

75 YEARS AGO
September 11, 1947

E.L. Shanks sold his hardware store to Irvin Oines, who took possession on Monday. The Oineses come from Volga and had operated a hardware store in Hartford before coming to Lake Preston. They plan to have their store ready for business the latter part of this week. Shanks, otherwise known as Sky, is not lost to the city, as he will move into the former Kingsbury County Hatchery to carry on Country REA Heating and Plumbing.

A free chest clinic will be held in town on Fri., Sept. 19 at the schoolhouse from 9-12 a.m., and from 1-5 p.m. the unit will move to the post office. It is free to the general public of all ages and is sponsored by the S.D. State Board of Health. Any lung disease will be thoroughly diagnosed, and the report mailed to the individual.

100 YEARS AGO
September 14, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hay rejoiced over the arrival of a fine baby daughter at their Fair Haven Farm on Tues., Sept. 12.

The threshing season is about over, and in practically every instance, the grain is in elevators or granaries. Silo filling has been the order the past two weeks, and now comes potato digging. Crops have been fairly good.

No school yesterday, a holiday having been granted to allow pupils and teachers to attend the state fair in Huron without being called absent.

As usual, auto load after auto load kept the Black & Yellow trail dotted this week, people going to and from South Dakotas’ big state fair.

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