October 12, 1911
Thomas Cawood died at his home at Ames on October 7, at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was born in Davis County, Indiana the first day of March 1938. He took part in many of the most notable battles of the greatest Civil War known to history, beginning with the battle of Shiloh and continuing the course of contest until the engagement at Bentonville, N.C. At the close of the war he returned to his farm and resided until 1883, when he moved to Hand County, D.T. In 1894 he was elected to represent his district in the State Legislature, in which he served one term.
The appearance of the LeBrun Company in Miller, next Thursday evening, Oct. 19, will be a musical event of great importance. For the first time in the history of the city, entire scenes from Grand Opera will be presented by people who have had actual experience in singing in the grand operas.
Rev. H.C. Stallard officiated at the funeral of Arthur Jasper Heezen of Mondamin Twp., born on July 6, 1910, died Oct. 6, 1911, aged 15 months. The funeral took place Saturday, Oct. 7, 1911. Text, St. John 4:2, I go to prepare a place for you.
October 5, 1961
George McGovern, director of Foods for Peace program and assistant to President Kennedy, will be guest speaker here October 11. Methodist Men and other friends are sponsoring this talk on Foods for Peace, to which the public is invited.
Hand County was well represented at the State Grange Convention held September 26-28 in Huron. Local Granges and individual members received important awards for special service and had several winning entries in the needlework and baking contests.
Former president Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomed Rep. Ben Reifel (R-SD) to his farm on the historic Gettysburg Battlefield. Gen. Eisenhower escorted Reifel and 40 other congressmen on a tour of the battlefield. He inquired about pheasant hunting prospects in South Dakota this fall. Reifel assured him they are excellent and invited him to visit the state during the season.
October 7, 1971
At the State Future Homemakers of America meeting in Huron Saturday, Peggy Zieger of Miller was installed as state F.H.A. historian for 1971-72. At the evening banquet, Sandy Sivertsen and Kim Fawcett joined in the 200-voice state choir.
Joan Dailey was crowned Homecoming Queen at ceremonies held last Thursday evening. Chosen as Marshal was Rick Nissen. Joan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dailey, and Rick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Nissen.
Winners of the 1971 Miller ladies’ city golf tournament were Mrs. Lester Kopplin, championship flight; Mrs. Leonard Kallestad, first flight; Mrs. Duke Testerman, second flight; Mrs. Roger Moncur, third flight; and Mrs. Craig Sisk, fourth flight.
October 8, 1981
A two-vehicle accident six miles north of Miller on Highway 45 took the life of a Faulkton woman and injured three others. Killed in the accident was Mrs. Sylvia Aesoph.
Valerie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Johnson, was chosen Homecoming Queen at Sunshine Bible Academy’s Homecoming festivities. Doug Veldheer of Mitchell was chosen King.
It took two overtimes for the Rustlers (girls’ basketball) to finally gain a one-point victory over the Wolsey Cardinals Thursday night at Wolsey. Marie Fawcett led the Rustlers’ efforts with 10 points and pulling down 21 rebounds.
October 7, 1991
Homecoming candidates at Miller High School are Terri Werdel, Jon Aymar, Deb Hanson, Tania Danburg, Chad McGough, Suhnya Beaner, Chad Forman, Curt Heezen, Matt Beaner and Jane Elliott.
Hand County Commissioners went on record in opposition to the Governor’s proposed sales tax increase at their monthly meeting October 1. This stance also received top priority when Commissioners listed by order of importance resolutions from the Commissioners Association.
Alan J. Nissen, M.D. was among 31 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to receive the prestigious Honor Award. He is the son of Alvin and Eva Nissen, Miller.
October 10, 2001
The On-Hand Development Board of Directors met October 3 and accepted the bid of Ed Christopherson Construction, Miller, for the demolition project to remove the old Istas Bakery, Driftwood Café, Gifts Galore and Laundromat buildings. Once the demolition is completed, Marvin Tompkins and Mike Tompkins, doing business as Marv’s Furniture & Appliance of Miller, will take possession November 1.
Someone in the Collins’ Slough service area should be drinking Mid-Dakota water. There are 63 meters in the Collins’ Slough area, and as of October 3, there were only three bacteria levels left to pass.
The South Dakota Firefighters Association will conduct their annual tribute to South Dakota’s fallen firefighters October 14 in Pierre. A total of 27 names are on the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Included are the names of four firefighters who died as a result of a fuel oil fire in Highmore. All four were from the Miller Volunteer Fire Department.