November 21, 1912
Charles Schmieter, second son of E.H. Schmieter, had the misfortune to shoot himself in the leg Sunday. He was walking north of town with a small revolver in his trousers pocket, with the muzzle pointing downward. Just how it fired off was not stated, but the ball entered the upper part of his leg and went to the knee, where it is still lodged.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bahr of Howell had a new baby boy come to their home Thursday the 14th. They think so much of it, they are going to keep it right along. Dr. Mitchell was the physician in attendance.
Miss Minerva Teller came home from Parker Sunday where she is engaged as a teacher in the high school. The schools were closed in that city for a short time on account of scarlet fever.
November 15, 1962
The Rose Hill Baby Beef 4-H Club met November 3 at the Rowen School. Eben Noyes, Jr., newly elected president, led in the flag salute and business meeting. Kathleen Johnson acted as secretary. The Anson and Clark families will be hosts at the next meeting. Leader Robert Duxbury handed out the project fillers to all members for the coming year’s work. Bobby Martens gave a talk on The History of Horses, and Steve Martens gave a demonstration on The Different Cuts of Beef.
Osborn Super Market: Our Very Best to You for a Happy Thanksgiving…Pheasant ice cream, ½ gallon, 59¢; 3 lb. coffee, $1.69; 3 lb. canned picnic ham, $1.98; 100-lb bag potatoes $1.79; yams, 2 lbs 19¢; cranberries, 2 bags, 39¢.
Larry Grogan, wrote to his parents of his experiences at the time of the recent Cuban emergency: “…Sunday we went right up to the front where a mine field and a fence separates us from the Cubans. We dug in and spent a very restless night. We could see the Cubans and their tanks across the fence. The next day we moved to our present location about 500 yards from the fence. I’ve dug so much now, I’ll scream if I have to move and dig a new foxhole. We are supposed to make bunkers but no sand bags or wood.”
November 16, 1972
More than 600 4-H club members, parents and leaders attended the annual banquet held Saturday evening. Chosen for meritorious awards for service to 4-H clubs during the year were Loren Newell, chosen by Junior Leaders, and the Miller Area Jaycees, selected by the leaders.
Eugene Moeller of St. Lawrence has been accepted to participate in the FFA Work EXPERIENCE ABROAD program next summer. Eugene is a freshman attending SDSU, majoring in agricultural education.
A program to preserve rural America and free access to markets are the goals of the National Farmers Organization, according to Devon Woodland, national vice president. Woodland was featured on the program Tuesday night at the Hand County NFO annual businessman and businesswoman’s appreciation supper.
November 18, 1982
Capt. David L. Sivertsen, Miller, is the new battery commander of Service Battery 2nd Battalion 147th Field Artillery. Sivertsen graduated from Miller High School in 1961 and received his BS degree from SDSU. He joined the S.D. National Guard in Miller in 1963. He served as an officer with the U.S. Reserves until June 1966, when he entered on active duty. He is employed by the Miller school system as the vo-ag instructor.
Don Pugh, Miller, joined an elite group of Future Farmers of America when he received the highest FFA degree of membership, that of American Farmer.
Barbara Auch, a 10-year member of the Grand 4-H Club, has earned the honor of attending National 4-H Congress in Chicago November 26-December 3. She is presently attending college at Northern State College, where she is majoring in data processing.
November 16, 1992
Three players from the CSD Conference champions, the Miller Rustlers, were selected for the All-Tournament team. Selected from Miller were senior forward Toni Schmidt, junior guard Shawn Danburg and sophomore forward Kate Sizer.
The residents of Prairie Center were playing the role as a “model” in the style show held there November 10. The clothing was furnished by “The Cove Too,” a clothing store in Madison. The show involved the residents in the modeling of the different styles and designs of clothing, styled especially for older residents and those requiring special styles to meet their needs.
Pat Lammers of Miller drove out to the Triple 7 Ranch near Hermosa to spend time visiting her son, Duane and family. She was anticipating seeing Randy Travis in person, but had not been told Burt Reynolds was going to be there. They were filming a television special to be aired in January 1993 on the Nashville Network.
November 20, 2002
Sheila Coss was officially declared the winner in the Hand County Register of Deeds race, following a recount held November 18. The recount came Coss, Democrat, 796 votes; Marilyn Kolda, Republican, 793 votes; and Paula Davis, Independent, 748 votes.
Several people attended an informational meeting November 14 to hear about plans for a group home in Miller for persons with disabilities. Miller’s group home will be the first Center for Independence home located outside of Huron, and will be the first such home in the state to be located in a small town.
The Miller volleyball team will be making their fourth consecutive trip to the State Tournament after winning the Region 6A championship November 12 in Mobridge.