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October 2, 1913

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The corn festival, where Corn is King Supreme, opened Monday morning at Mitchell, continuing throughout the week. This is the 15th consecutive year the corn palace has been held and the exhibits this year over a wider territory than ever before, indicating the increase in corn acreage in the state.

Local suffrage leaders are securing a subscription from the ladies of Miller and vicinity to assist in the promotion of the cause throughout the county.

The Weatherwax Brothers Quartette will open the Lyceum Course Friday evening, Oct. 10. Reports from far and near indicate that this quartette compares favorably with any that have been in Miller, and we have had some of the best on the Lyceum platform.

September 26, 1963

It looked as if all 801 of Miller’s school kids were on the field to form a passageway for the Rustlers during half-time activities during the homecoming game. The Rustlers topped Gettysburg 14-7. Leanne Kelly was crowned homecoming queen.

Wessington’s new gymnasium will be initiated in full style October 1 with a “Modern Living Show” and the annual meeting of Beadle Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Rose Hill Dam has been stocked with 16,000 fingerling trout, walleyes, blue gills and crappies. This was done last summer after the fish in the dam had been poisoned.

September 27, 1973

The Princess Theatre will open for the season Thursday, Sept. 27, with the six-day showing of “Deliverance,” starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds.

We’re celebrating a birthday. There is no birthday cake to mark it, but with this issue the Miller Press is starting its 91st year of continuous publication. To what do we attribute our longevity? Hard work, the cooperation and support of our advertisers, our subscribers and the people who furnish us with the news.

Friendship Center will mark the first anniversary of its opening with open house to be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, and the public is invited.

September 28, 1983

Greg Schaefers and Mary Lynn Martinmaas were crowned king and queen to reign over Polo High School’s annual Homecoming festivities last weekend. A 38-6 win over the Crow Creek Chieftains capped off a successful Homecoming for Polo.

Stocking up on groceries in 1983? Post Grape Nuts, $2.09; Armour bacon, $1.33; McIntosh apples, 3 lb. bag, 99¢; ground beef, $1.19/lb.

Armista Wheelhouse was recently commended for 25 years of volunteer service with the American Cancer Society. She has been the Hand County service chairman all 25 years.

September 27, 1993

Despite rejection by the House of Representatives earling this summer, $2 million in funding for the Mid-Dakota water project was approved last week by the Senate Subcommittee. Project manager Kurt Pfeifle, Miller, says he’s confident that it will survive at some level.

Chris Van Zee, Miller, left Sept. 23 to spend nine months studying German, English and international business at the Carl von Ossietzky Universitat in Germany.

Amy Hall, 13, of Orient was the junior homemaker sweepstakes award winner in open class competition at the 1993 S.D. State Fair. Her projects included sewing, baked goods, jellies, needlework and many craftwork pieces.

October 1, 2003

For the second consecutive year, Patricia Fawcett of Ree Heights has been nominated for the annual Spirit of Dakota award. Patricia Faust contracted polio in 1946 and was paralyzed from the neck down. Although she has walked with the aid of crutches since she had polio, her disability has never deterred her from pursuing a busy, productive life.

Marc Charlebois paid a visit to Miller last week. He attracted quite a bit of attention because his mode of travel is a cart on wheels, pulled by Charlebois. Since 1992, he figures he’s traveled about 11,600 miles.

After a year of unorganized cheerleading, Miller fans can rest easy, as cheerleaders will once again lead the spirited cheers for the MHS teams.