Bancroft News

God-given sense of humor to brighten day


Rev. Richert, Brookings, was the speaker at the Presbyterian Church on June 26 and also served communion. Thank you, Rev. Richert, for your service to us.

Janice White was a visitor at the home of her mother, Rose Grothe, on Wednesday and Thursday.

Storm warnings were out again Thursday and Friday nights, with some tornadic activity, but not a lot of damage. Baled hay was gone, and the freshly made bales moved to a neighbor's cornfield.

I do not apologize for my sense of humor; it is God-given, and I try to use it to brighten someone's day, if only for a little while.

“Three friends, Daryl, Darol and Darrel, were telling about some of the fun things they had been doing. A voice piped up from the 'crowd' around them saying, “You guys sound as if you had more fun than a 'Darrell' of monkeys.”

Went for a drive around a larger area on Sunday afternoon. It was great to see some fields where the crops are doing well, but there are places where the crops are doing well on one side of the road, but they are just coming up, or a little higher, across the road. Some places were very dry, and other places had water puddles in the fields. Very interesting.

1943 history
(thanks to Pauline Claassen)

May 13, 1943

Graduation exercises will be held next week. Lt. Governor A. C. Miller will be the speaker.

May 20

Fred Busch is the new owner of the pool hall. He purchased the business from Walter McTighe.

July 4

A good rain was recorded here last week. Two- and one-half inches were received.

July 29

The most severe hail storm that we have ever recorded was experienced here two days ago. The storm hit the area at 5 o'clock. It lasted over half an hour. Many windows were broken, crops and gardens were destroyed, and chickens, turkeys and one hog were killed.


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