Retrospect 4-3-13

Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

March 27, 1913

Dayton, Ohio – Except for its most remote suburbs tonight, was covered with a seething flood of water, from 8 to 20 feet deep. Any attempt to measure the loss of life is hopeless. It is sure to run into the hundreds and probably thousands. The property loss will total millions of dollars. (Editor’s note: The Flood of 1913 is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history. Statewide, 40,000 houses were destroyed, 426 lives lost, thousands were left homeless, and there was no warning the flood would strike.)



Edna Marshall, who is numbered among the great emotional actresses of the day, will be the attraction at the Miller Opera House on Tuesday, April 1, for an engagement of one night, when Clarence Bennett and Company will present her in “The Price,” a soul-stirring drama, which enjoyed a long run at the Hudson Theater, New York.

The local Knights Templar consisting of 10 members, attended the Easter services at the Presbyterian Church Sunday morning. They attended in a body and were attired in the uniform of the order.

March 21, 1963

Orville Brooks and the Ink Spots will appear here at the National Guard Armory March 26, under the auspices of the civic and service clubs of Miller. It is a benefit for the Miller swimming pool.

Ree Heights welcomes a grocery store once again. The new managers are Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Fetzer, who have been residing in Highmore.

Miller students will participate in the All-State Band to be held March 23 in Huron. They are JoAnn Hatch, clarinet, and Ed Henson, trumpet.

March 22, 1973

Plenty of excitement and action awaits boxing fans this weekend, as the South Dakota AAU boxing tournament gets underway at the Miller Armory. Boxers from at least 20 towns have signed up.

At Bennings Super Market, cracked wheat bread, 2 for 69¢; eggs, 2 dozen 79¢; tomato soup, 3 cans for 39¢; Morrell’s bacon, 89¢; lean center cut pork chops, 88¢/lb.

Mrs. Harlan J. Bushfield, Sr. and Mrs. Grace Barnes Beason were honored and presented with prizes as two of the oldest people present at the recent South Dakota picnic in Mesa, Arizona.

March 24, 1983

The unique historical quilt made especially for the Zell Centennial celebration June 25-26 has been completed and was displayed at the Farm and Home Show in Redfield. Centering the quilt is an embroidered picture of St. Mary’s Church, Zell.

Myrle Auch received the annual trophy from the Hand County Livestock Improvement Association. The association recognizes a livestock producer for efforts in producing quality animals.

Miller High School has 10 returning letter winners for the girls’ track team, and nine returning lettermen for the boys’ team. The track season will open April 15 with the Miller Invitational Track Meet, with 26 teams participating.

March 22, 1993

New hospital addition construction to begin…the proposed 12,000 square foot addition will house a clinic, lab and X-ray departments, as well as several examining rooms for visiting specialty physicians.

The City landfill proposal has been tentatively abandoned by County and City officials in favor of transporting garbage to a regional landfill.

Prairie Center news: News items discussed in Current Events Wednesday morning were: east coast storms, cult organization in Waco, Texas, legislative news, cancer data, and the nation’s oldest business, belonging to the Rhoads and Sons, Newark, Delaware (1699).

March 26, 2003

After 30 years in the fabric business, Eleanor Lanz and Elsie Welch are celebrating their anniversary this week with specials, coffee, snacks and daily door prizes at The Fabric Inn.

The Wessington School will be hosting its second annual open house from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31. The Task Force will provide a benefit soup supper in the lunchroom.

Ignatius “Naish” Heim, 83, of Rockham, died March 20. He and his wife bought their first buffalo in 1967 and switched their operation to all buffalo in 1976. They raised, promoted and sold buffalo throughout the United States and Canada.

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