1946: Cream separators and cornpicker rollers in stock


10 years ago
October 5, 2011

Kingsbury County and the East Dakota Water District are working with Wayne Isaacson of Lake Preston to conduct a culvert survey on county roads. Isaacson is counting culverts, taking GPS co-ordinates, noting locating description, size and the condition of materials they are made of. The findings will determine which culverts need to be repaired or replaced.

Kingsbury County Commissioners passed a resolution placing a burn ban in effect because of extreme drought conditions in the county. Conditions are very dry, strong winds, low humidity and lack of moisture make it possible for a small fire to spread quickly.

The oral interp team from LPHS cleaned house at the DVC meet in Arlington on Sept. 29. They received a Team Excellence Award as they received 50% of more of their entries getting superiors or superior pluses. Team members are John Schmidt, Chelsey Buss, Evan Jensen, Kayla Johnson, Liz Bradfield, Tarynn Bickett, Aielyn Larson, Kimberly Cleveland, Kelli Garry, Megan Schmidt, Kiana Hoff, Billi Hasche, Gwen Wilson, Makayla Timm, Erin Bruns-Long, Anissa Reyes, Christopher Shultz, Kristin Longville and Andrew Nelson. The coach is Cathy Nelson.

October 10, 1996

It’s an art form which involves much more than the dozens of hoops that balance and dance as children clamor to express themselves. Dallas Chief Eagle, working with the SD Arts Council’s Artists-In-Schools Program, is visiting classes in Lake Preston this week. He dresses in jeans and Nikes, but he tells students a life story and shares a philosophy older than the trees whose Lakota name is the same as hoop.

Amber Slaight was presented with the LP Kiwanis Terrific Kid award by Cal Higgins. Amber, the daughter of Shon and Shelly Slaight, is an honor student and was recently selected as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program and is a member of the SD All-Star cheerleading squad.

LPHS did it again! For the 4th straight year, the oral interp team captured the Sweepstakes Trophy at the Eastern Dakota/Dakota Valley Conference Tourney. Members are Mary Gilbertson, Jeani Anderson, Amber Boyd, Matt Warne, Sarah Wentland, Courtney Jensen and Val Kazmerzak.

October 7, 1971

Six firsts were among numerous placings won by three families of the Bit & Spur Saddle Club members who competed in the SD Saddle Club competition in Huron on Sunday. Kathy Kerr won 1st in the pony class and jr jr poles, Tammy Jones, Raymond, Janice and Carolyn Kerr in the 4 in line, Janice Kerr in jr poles, Bruce Jones in the tire race and Janice and Raymond Kerr in horseshoe barrels.

Mrs. Helen Gottslaben is volunteering at the manor every Wednesdays, visiting with residents, helping them with activities, reading or writing letters for them. She has done this work for some time at the VA hospital in Sioux Falls and has received several awards.

Mrs. Merril Feller is the new Home Economics and General Sciences teacher. She is also an advisor to the freshman class, cheerleaders, pep club and FHA. A graduate of Mission High School, she continued her education at SDSU where she earned her BS degree. She taught for one year in El Paso, Texas, before joining the faculty at LPHS.

75 years ago
October 3, 1946

Harley Rauch, our local flying instructor, spent several days last week hunting antelope northwest of Buffalo, near the state line.

The troopship carrying more than 400 Christian missionaries including Reverend and Mrs. Luther Eid, left San Francisco, Calif., last Sunday, bound for Asia. They were scheduled to leave several weeks ago but were delayed by the maritime strike.

Brekke & Kiell announced they have McDearing cream separators, Hawkeye rubber cornpicker rollers and hydraulic loaders to fit H, M and F-20 Farmall tractors.

Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Rebecca” starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson is coming to the Preston Theatre Oct. 9 - 10.

October 6, 1921

P.S. Larson and some associates purchased the small elevator at the Milwaukee track from Gunder Lunde. They installed a potato sorter and elevator so that much quicker work can be made of loading coal.

A fine baby girl was welcomed to the North Preston home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Strande on Sept. 24. Good wishes to the young lady.


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