Retrospect

Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

May 22, 1913

No Trespassing: Notice is hereby given that boys must not ball thereon or otherwise misuse the courtyard park. By Order County Board.

The southwest quarter of section 13 in Hulbert Township was certainly a busy place Monday. On account of sickness in the family, Mr. Stewart, who is the owner of aforesaid land, has been put behind in his work. The neighbors from far and near turned out with teams and plows to help him. There were 104 horses, 22 plows, 15 gangs and 7 sulkeys, a couple of seeders and a harrow or two. Nearly 100 acres were turned over.

The first reports reaching Miller about the death of Wm Freeman on a C&NW train near Tracy were incorrect. The coroner’s inquest reports death by a burst blood vessel. His watch, money and ticket were found in his pockets. The remains were brought home and buried at Miller Saturday.

The graduation exercises for the high school class of ’13 will occur tomorrow evening at the Opera House. The class numbers 11: Goldie Wilson, Marguarite Wier, Leone Cotton, Viola Zimmerman, Hugh Connor, Ira Johnson, Elizabeth Calkins, Bernice Kintigh, Helen Eakle, Joseph Lawler and Marguarite Waite.

May 9, 1963

A roster of Miller Public School pupils, buried in a block of cement for 45 years, was found partially intact Thursday as workmen made way for the new school addition. After being encased in the cement block supporting the flag pole, a bottle containing the signatures of all the teachers and pupils of Miller on October 31, 1917 was carefully removed.

Miller High School’s James Halbig came home with top honors from the 11th annual Natioinal Junior Engineering Technical Society’s (JETS) engineering exposition. He won a superior rating with his project called “The Van de Graaff Particle Accelerator.”

The Ree Heights School Board passed a resolution Monday evening which closes the high school at the end of the present fiscal year. The bond issue for support of the school was defeated in a recent election and the district lacks sufficient funds to continue operation of the high school.

May 17, 1973

Miller Jaycettes were awarded the Project of the Year award at the state convention. The award was given for the “Swimathon” project, which earned $1,500 for flood relief in Rapid City and rebuilding of Storybook Island.

Eighty-four seniors will receive diplomas at commencement ceremonies to be held Thursday evening, May 24, at the Miller Armory.

Central Speedway will open the ’73 season May 19, with many familiar cars and drivers out to make points. Among the names are Del Jury, Wilbur Johnson and Willie Yost.

May 18, 1983

Jade Yost, son of Jerry and Judi Yost, Miller, will travel to France June 30 to spend four weeks living with a French family. The exchange program is sponsored by NACEL Cultural Exchanges.

Newest officer of the South Dakota Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is Ruth Robertson, St. Lawrence, elected treasurer at the state convention in Yankton.

Pioneer Women of St. Ann’s were honored by St. Ursula’s Band at their annual spring luncheon. They were Justina Schaefers, Mary Yost, Anna Schaefers and Stacy Haefs.

May 17, 1993

Overall winners of Pack 12’s Pinewood Derby were, 1st, Brenton and Kent Wilson; 2nd, Tyler and Brad Mareska; and 3rd, Jeremy and Brad Wieseler.

The May meeting of the Miller C&C was held May 10. Faith Cahalan has been chosen by the C&C to be their nomination for the Spirit of Dakota Award for 1993.

What a gorgeous day! The sun is shining and the temperature is nice. Following a week of rain, it’s nice to see the sun. We had over three inches of rain from Thursday to Sunday.

May 21, 2003

Four Hand County residents are running for three three-year terms on the Miller Board of Education. They are Todd Waring, David Fremark, David Allen and Tim Zacher. The three current members, Larry Hall, Tom Morog and Marlen Winter, are not running for re-election.

The Miller/Wessington boys’ team captured a win during the Miller/Wessington Invitational Track Meet, held May 13 in Miller. The girls came in second.

Music awards were presented at the recent MHS Music Awards Concert. The 2003 recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award was senior Vance Caffee. Caffee, along with Lindsay Lockner, received the prestigious John Philip Sousa award.

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