January 16, 1913
What was evidently an attempt to wreck passenger train No. 104 on the Milwaukee was made a little over a mile west of Redfield, as the train was pulling out. Two large sticks of dynamite and a heavy crowbar were found on the track at a point where, had the engine been derailed while going at a fair rate of speed, the entire train would have toppled off a 25-foot embankment.
“The Arrival of Kitty” will be presented with an excellent cast and elaborate scenic production. The seat sales open January 17 at Hambly’s drug store.
Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Gray, Highmore, mourn the loss of their infant daughter, who died Monday morning after a brief illness of five hours. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home and the remains laid to rest in the Highmore Cemetery. Mesdames Cahalan, Morrow Bushfield and McWhorter and Miss Dollie Bushfield went from here Tuesday to attend the funeral.
January 10, 1963
The Hand County Livestock Improvement Association is once again sponsoring a trip to the National Western Livestock Show in Denver for three outstanding 4-H members. Winners are Maxon Conkey of St. Lawrence, Diana Huisman of Miller and Kathleen Johnson of Wessington.
Gary Sinning, Miller, who recently joined Cub Scout Pack 12, sponsored by the Lions Club of Miller, had the distinction of being the 5,000th boy to register during 1962 in the 32-county Pheasant Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
An announcement was made this week by Ernest Schweigerdt of the sale of the two theaters of Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Schweigerdt, who have owned the theaters the past 14 years, have sold the Princess Theatre and the Midway Theatre to Marvin and Alyce Oligmueller, with January 1 being the effective date of sale.
January 11, 1973
Roger Mark Bowar took a wide-eyed look at the world and approved. He has the distinction of being the first baby born in Memorial Hospital in the New Year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bowar. The parents are eligible for a large number of prizes donated by merchants of Miller.
Mrs. Joan Hull received word from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gray and Mrs. Roma Eschliman heard from her son, Richard, that they appeared in the movie, “Dillinger,” filmed on location near Enid, Oklahoma. Richard Eschliman, drama professor at Tulsa University, played the roll of Machine Gun Kelly, one of Dillinger’s sidekicks. The Grays were involved in the square dance scenes where Dillinger was captured, and as background people in other scenes.
St. Lawrence News: If we were to have a headline this week, we feel certain that the Tucker boys would think it should concern dogs. Their chocolate Labrador has four pups. No one could be prouder than Bruce, Brian and Brett.
January 13, 1983
Justin Lee Auch isn’t overly impressed with the excitement he has created. The little fellow became a celebrity in his own right when he made his appearance at 12:13 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 and was the first baby for 1983 born at Hand County Memorial Hospital.
Bradley Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Dean, Onalaska, Wis., and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dean, Miller, has earned his Eagle Scout Award. He is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Three Rustlers hit the double figure column in lead Miller to a 56-52 victory over the DeSmet Bulldogs on the DeSmet court January 8. Corey Meier netted 14 points, Garry Peterka 11 and Steve Sisk 10 for the Rustlers.
January 11, 1993
A building that has stood vacant for many years has recently come to life, thanks to a community effort initiated by West Hand Baby Beef 4-H Club. Cedar Hall is being restored through donations of time and money by volunteers of all ages.
Willie Rosin, a Miller junior high eighth grader, has been selected to participate in the first-ever South Dakota Junior High Honor’s Choir.
Bernice Holley was hired as a waitress at the Silver Grill, a Main Street restaurant and hotel owned by Owen and Helen Mann. She later worked as desk clerk, a job she retained after Virgil Lips and his wife purchased the business in 1968. The hotel was torn down in 1973, and the new restaurant-lounge was renamed the Lips Dining Centre. The Lips hosted a surprise retirement party for her December 31.
January 15, 2003
Sen. Tom Daschel, D-SD issued a statement January 7, in which he announced that he will not seek the presidency in 2004. Daschle stated his belief that the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to shape the nation’s priorities.
The family of Olga Semmler requests a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday January 16. Olga was a news correspondent for The Miller Press several years ago, reporting Ree Heights News.
Sherri Ann Istas, 35, of Miller, died Friday, Jan. 10. Funeral service were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Miller. She was adopted through Catholic Family Services by Leo and Delores Istas on October 10, 1967. She excelled in jazz band, oral interpretation and drama in high school, and was an excellent chef. She was talented in the arts of photography, pottery and painting.