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Posted December 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

November 28, 1912

Future ex-presidents of the United States are to be pensioned in the sum of $25,000 each annually, by the action of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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The case of Peter Lutz, the defaulting Zell cashier, was sentenced to be confined in the state penitentiary at Sioux Falls for a period of five years at hard labor, beginning at noon that day.

A prairie fire originating in Banner County, Nebraska, near the Wyoming state line, swept across the whole north part of Kimball County (Nebraska) today. It was started by a threshing outfit and fanned by a 50-mile-per-hour gale could not be checked until tonight when it is believed to be under control as far as this county is concerned. There are no reports of loss of life, but farmhouses and barns and a large number of stacks of hay and grain have been destroyed.

The Indian weather forecast, which often surpassed in accuracy the scientific prediction of the government weather bureau, was given out recently as a winter of “little snow, heap cold.” The Indian bases his prophesy on the antics of the muskrat, birds and even the flea.

November 22, 1962

The second in a series of three oral polio clinics will be held here December 2 at the National Guard Armory. Type 1 oral vaccine will be administered and everyone in this area should get this immunization, which is considered the most important of the three shots.

Hearty congratulations to Mrs. Aaron Ellsworth, a member of the local Ree Valley Grange, who placed second in her division in the National Grange Baking Contest. She won a freezer as a prize.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bingham, 88, were conducted Friday at the Reck Funeral Home. Mary Edna Kenyon was born near Ripon, Wis. December 30, 1873. Her father homesteaded in Burdette township and brought the family to their new home in Dakota Territory in 1884.

November 23, 1972

Funeral services were held November 18 for William A. McDowell, 87, in Mitchell. Mr. McDowell was a former Miller resident and was one of the first operators of the city light plant.

Most of us must settle for one country in which to celebrate our birthdays, but Mrs. Grover Almond observed hers in three countries, Egypt, Greece and Italy. Mrs. Almond was a member of the group that was touring some European countries and the Holy Land recently.

Although his condition is still considered serious, George Melber, Jr., 47, was showing marked improvement Monday from injuries received in a farm accident. In some manner, the hydraulic pipe on the tractor he was using came loose, dropping the header platform on the lower part of his body, pinning him underneath.

November 25, 1982

Rev. Richard Lounsberrry, who assumed the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church November 14, will be installed Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

The Miller Rustlers wrestling team will open their 1982-83 season on the road November 27, when they compete in the Pierre Quadrangular.

Eleven members attended the Progressive Extension Club meeting at the home of club president, Hattie Brueggeman. Plans were made for a potluck dinner at the Miller Manor dining room December 21. Mary Arbogast gave an interesting talk on “bread in a bag.”

November 23, 1992

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Miller School had the opportunity to wish upon a star when STARLAB made an appearance at the school. Terry Lewis of Pierre’s Discovery Center brought STARLAB to Miller to kick off Books and Beyond, an annual reading program.

There is now a medicine wheel on the north side of Lake Louise State Park. It is a close reproduction of the one found 17 miles south of St. Lawrence. Last month, Girl Scouts and their friends visited pre-historic archeology sites in Hand County, including the medicine wheel. They decided to build a replica on public land.

The Miller Rustlers girls’ basketball will take a 22-0 record into Region 5A action against Platte after defeating Wessington Springs 63-33 to claim the District 10A crown.

November 27, 2002

Members of the Miller Lions Club have been “roaring” around the vicinity for nearly 43 years, putting into action the club’s objective of taking an “active” interest in the civic, social and moral welfare of the community. The Miller Lions Club was chartered May 20, 1960, with Norbert Zens as the first president.

Senior cross country runner Ryan Cain recently earned an All-State Academic Honor. Senior athletes are required to have a GPA of 3.5 and have participated in the sport for at least three years to achieve the coveted award.

An open house co-birthday party is being held for Jim and Margaret Graham Saturday, Nov. 30. The idea of a party is surprising to the Grahams, but their friends think it’s a good time to pay tribute to a couple who have called Miller home for most of their lives. Jim’s father opened Graham’s Jewelry in 1933. Jim has located many artifacts, some from prehistoric Indians. He has a keen interest in frontier history, and he served for several years on the S.D. Historical Society board.

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