Iroquois news

Old Chief News


August 4, 1910:
• The F. & M. Bank added another large safe to its office equipment this week.
• A medicine show, putting on vaudeville and moving pictures, is occupying the opera house this week.
• Those who desire eye, ear, nose or throat consultation should see Dr. H. H. Frudenfeld at the LaCrescent Hotel in Iroquois on August 11, one day only.
• The Board of Education has leased the town hall owned by Iroquois Township, and it is being fitted up to take care of the overflow from the city schools. This move makes it necessary for the city to remove its steel cages (jail cells) and fire bell from the building, and as the city has no building of its own, there is a question as to where these things can be put. The building that will be occupied for school purposes was the first school house built in Iroquois, and it is again being put to the use for which it was originally erected.

August 7, 1930:
• Surveyors have been busy recently in rerouting Highway 14 from Lake Preston east through Kingsbury County. The new route will run straight east out of Lake Preston past the swimming pool and thus cut out two bad corner turns. It is also stated that two turns will be done away with in routing the highway through Arlington.
• A water tank is being installed across the street from the C. W. Stoner & Son office by the City to provide water facilities for the farmers who haul their grain to this city by team.

August 3, 1950:
• Lightning struck the barn on the Harry Knouse farm during a recent storm, but did not set the building on fire, which is remarkable, and lucky for Harry. Just one of those freaks of nature.
• The Klein Amusement Company arrived at Iroquois, for an engagement of two days of celebration, which was sponsored by the American Legion Post. The bugle corps of Huron, was on hand and did some work in their specialty, Monday evening, and Tuesday evening the Iroquois band entertained with their usual good music.

Aug. 11, 1910:
• One of the steel cages has been set up in the engine room and the fire bell placed just outside of the building in which the machinery is enclosed. There is only room for one of the cages in the building, so that it will not be possible to take care of many prisoners at one time. However, the town has very little use for jail privileges recently.
• Thursday night as J. W. Lane was driving his car north on the county line road, accompanied by W. H. Boop, a tire gave away and the car skidded off the road. In endeavoring to turn it quickly, the vehicle upset, throwing the occupants to the ground. Mr. Lane escaped without a scratch but Mr. Boop was bruised up considerably from the effects of which he has been confined to the house. The accident occurred at night while on their way for the services of a nurse, Miss Sarah Everist, and the car was righted and the trip finished with the loss of but a few minutes.

Aug. 14, 1930:
• Twenty-four eastern South Dakota counties, including Kingsbury County, were given a 30-day open season on pheasant, Oct. 16 to Nov. 14, by the South Dakota Fish and Game Commission at a meeting in Pierre Monday. Beadle County was granted a 45-day open season, Dec. 1 to Jan. 15, at the request of a farmers’ organization who objected to hunting during corn picking season. The bag limit of five pheasants, one of which may be a hen, remains the same as last year, except for Beadle County, where the limit has been increased to seven birds, two of which may be hens.


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