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February 1, 1913

The Vogel Bros., who are moving a barn for George Livingston from Miller to his farm eight miles south of Ree Heights, stopped in town Tuesday night. The barn, which is a sizable building, was mounted on four wagons, which were all placed inside the building, instead of outside, as usual. The tractor engine handled its load easily.

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Frank, Wm., and Harv. Blachford of Houdek, left for Belvidere, Ill. this week in response to a message stating that their mother was not expected to live. Frank started Sunday morning, and as soon as he reached the old home, wired for the other boys, who left here Monday morning.

Fred Suhn rode Virgil Gardiner’s motorcycle down to Vayland Wednesday, returning Thursday by train.

February 2, 1923

Indian legend, cont’d from January 26:

Only a Dakota (Sioux) Indian legend has been the result of the inquiry so far, and this tells but a portion of the story, drifting away into the realm of mythology and leaving the inquirer with the question unsolved—The legend was recorded by an Indian author whose name is known well among the redmen: Long before the white man came, there was a band of Ree Indians camped near a band of Yanktonnais and they were friendly. One day a brave from the Yanktonnais and a Ree Indian brave went on a hunting trip together. Buffalo they saw and slew. Also they took many other wild things, and gathered together to take them back to their camps. And when the time came to depart for their camps, there was an argument about the division of the game, each lying claim to a certain wild fowl of which there was but one. The quarrel developed and words were spoken hastily, until the two agreed to a duel with bows and arrows. And in the duel, the Ree attempted to cheat, but was caught in the act. As he was running away, an arrow from the bow of the Yanktonnais pierced his body, but he continued to run, and drops of blood fell, each one turning to stone and each in succession being larger than the preceding one, and here the legend fades.

The Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen will hold a debate at the Royal Theatre Tuesday evening. The question up for debate will be: Resolved: That a person with practical experience has an equal chance in life with a college graduate.

February 3, 1933

Grasshoppers are hatching out in large numbers in the southern part of Beadle County, Mrs. J.L. McCoy, farm woman, reported here today.

Ronald Henson suffered limb injury Tuesday when the banks of the county gravel pit caved in, forcing him against the protruding end of a wagon reach.

Leland Steele and his orchestra went to Highmore last Monday night to play for a dance. They are playing for a “Ball Room Balloon” dance in Gardner’s Hall Friday night.

February 5, 1943

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McClendon January 12 at Boise, Idaho, and has been named Ralph LeRoy Jr. Mrs. McClendon was Catherine Phinney before her marriage.

PFC Marion Voelker has been transferred from Camp Wolters, Texas, to a camp in North Carolina. The editor received a letter from Louis Hadeler, who is somewhere overseas.

Each school pupil who brings one pound or more of copper, brass, bronze or aluminum to the school which he attends in Hand County, will receive free admission to the movie, “Scattergood Rides High,” which will be shown at the Princess Theatre in Miller February 16. Each school is to sell its own scrap metal and all proceeds are to be used for the war effort.

February 6, 1953

Alice Schock, Ree Heights, has been chosen to represent Hand County in the state drawing for the winner of the $100 bond awarded each year by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The drawing was made by the Superintendent of Schools in the courthouse.

Last Monday evening, members of the Senior Pilgrim Fellowship had a skating party at the DeGeest dam. After skating for several hours, the group returned to the church for refreshments.

Mrs. Bill Hull received word of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Frank Gray, of Enid, Oklahoma, on January 25. She had been in poor health for some time.

February 1, 1963

The Hyland Angus Ranch was the producers of the Grand Champion steer and the Grand Champion car lot of steers at the recent National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colo.

T.J. Poindexter of Ree Heights left Monday for Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend a three-day meeting of the National Staff of the United Church of Christ, January 29-31, Poindexter will represent the Tri-Church of Ree Heights, which had been chosen one of a few across the nation.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne McGee and Dennis spent from Sunday until Tuesday at Omaha, Neb. Dennis took a physical in regard to a Navy scholarship.

February 2, 1973

Wayne McGee, Ree Heights, announced Monday that he had sold his interest in the Ree Farm Equipment to his partner, Clare F. Cahoon. The business name will be changed to Ree Heights Implement, which it was operated under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Paine for many years prior to the purchase by Cahoon and McGee in 1954.

Six to eight inches of new fluffy snow and no wind are rather rare in South Dakota. The new white snow blanket meant poor visibility and snow-packed roads over the muddy ruts of last week’s thawing weather. Ice underfoot made it a real hazard.

February 4, 1983

Lorraine Kuper accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fleming and Jill, Mullen, Neb., to Denver last week Thursday and returned home Monday. They were houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Baker, Golden, Colo. Mrs. Baker and Lorraine are cousins. Mrs. Baker and Lorraine were dinner guests of a friend Saturday evening at the Country Dinner Playhouse, and the Rodgers and Hemmerstein play, “The King and I,” in Engelwood, Colo.

Georgia Cook attended a Democratic meeting in Pierre Saturday. She was elected the new vice-chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party.

Rodney and Marie Fawcett spent a week at the Denver Stock Show. Marie showed Brenda’s Hereford heifer, which took sixth in a class of 24.

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