Retrospect 1-16-13

Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

January 9, 1913

When Mrs. Agness Riddell, a Democratic representative-elect of the Colorado House, and Mrs. Helen Robinson, a Republican senator-elect of the same state, met at Denver, they kissed. This incident has furnished a keynote for woman suffrage in all the states. Send the good looking girls out with the political kiss, and opposition will fade away like a broken $10 spot.



Ree Heights – Monday night, Dec. 23, Santa Claus brought a Christmas present of a nice, baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wharton.

Died, at his home in Greenleaf Township January 3, John G. Meppin, a pioneer farmer of western Hand County, at the ripe age of 85 years. Mr. Meppin was born in Germany and came to this country as a young man. He settled first in Maine, where he married Sarah Sanders. To this union two sons and one daughter were born—George, who died in infancy; Frank; and Mrs. George Steptoe. They settled on government land in Hand County in 1883. Uncle John Meppin was pronounced by his friends to be a man of jovial nature, whom it was ever pleasant to meet.

January 3, 1963

Users of Uncle Sam’s postal service will be paying a higher rate next Monday. The change that will affect nearly everyone is the first-class letters, which will cost 5¢ to mail, post cards 4¢, and 6¢ for air mail cards.

The Driftwood Café is holding a Grand Opening Saturday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to visit the new café. Leo Istas remodeled the interior and installed new restaurant equipment. Delores Gussler is manager and Harold Vater chief cook.

There were 75 Cub Scouts at the party sponsored by the Lions Club for them at the Legion Hall. There were games and lunch and many awards were presented.

January 4, 1973

The first baby of 1973 was born Wednesday morning, Jan. 3. The baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bowar, Miller, and weighed 10 lbs., 2 oz. Dr. James Monfore was the attending physician.

Well, I went through the line and I was CLEAN. Having lived a more or less exemplary life, I have had little experience with security guards, but one look at their stern, no-nonsense faces, gave me a new respect for them. It was in International Airport at Minneapolis that I had my check, which was very simple and extremely painless…I really didn’t expect to be hijacked but you know, it gave me kind of a feeling of added security. ~ Etaoin Shrdlu

Appointment of Duke Testerman as administrator of Hand County Memorial Hospital was confirmed by the Hospital Board at their meeting Tuesday evening. Testerman succeeds Gary Sessions as administrator.

January 6, 1983

“Big Mac,” the C & C Club Calf awarded to Dawn Van Heuvelen weighed in at 535 pounds in the 4-H weigh-in held last Thursday. “Big Mac” is a Gelbvieh black baldy and was purchased by Sheldon Holt.

Jeffrey, Wendy and Gregory Moser, rural Wessington, were among more than 70 young adults who took part in a three-day seminar in St. Paul, Minn., that examined the educational and occupational opportunities for rural young people during present times of economic crisis in agriculture.

Former Miller coach, Bob Garry, was selected football Coach of the Year by the S.D. High School Coaches Association, He is now coach at Lennox High School.

January 4, 1993

The Etbauer brothers—Billy, Robert and Dan—were back “home” after another spectacular trip to the National Finals Rodeo last month in Las Vegas, Nev. It has been quite a year for the brothers and especially Billy, whose work at the National Finals Rodeo was nothing short of stellar.

Green Valley: Georgia Cook was an overnight guest of Joan Hull of Huron on December 24. They departed the morning of December 25 to drive to Enid, Okla. to spend a few days with Joan’s mother. They had supper on Christmas Day in Yankton with Joan’s daughter, Connie, and family.

We were surprised and sad to hear that last week was the last Ree Heights Review that would be printed. This is a loss for the town, as it was one of the last of small town papers being printed in the state.

January 8, 2003

Hats, hats and more hats. During the Farm & Home Show, a home economics show will highlight “The Hat Box and The Feed & Seed Store.”

It’s been “Bear Country” at the Delbert Jury home this holiday season. Although they have even more in the collection, some 200 bears were selected for display around the hearth and on the Christmas tree.

The Rustler boys’ basketball jumped out of the first quarter with an early lead but found themselves down by five when the final buzzer gave Groton the 56-51 win January 4.

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