Retrospect 7-17-13

Posted July 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

July 10, 1913

Beginning next Wednesday, the Hand County Chautauqua will open for a five-day meeting, which should bring a large number of people to the city. The Chautauqua will be held in a large tent at the courtyard park, where there is delightful shade. Here is a grand opportunity for the people of Hand County to get the best entertainment ever offered to them.



A big Knox touring car went through Miller yesterday bound for Montana. The occupants were Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Williams of Rhode Island, and their driver. They drove to California last year and are now on their way home. The speedometer showed close to 18,000 miles traveled.

The attention of dancers might be called to the fact that a new law went into effect July 1, forbidding the notorious dances on a public dance floor, and forbidding the attendance at public dances of anyone under 16 years old.

July 4, 1963

After 30 years in business, George Esoph sold his Miller Tire Shop to Jim Mitchell and Jerry Donovan. The tire shop was opened with six auto tires in 1925.

The City Council adopted the proposed resolution of necessity for oil surfacing 17 blocks of city streets. A hearing was scheduled for that time, but there were no objections.

Second Lieutenant Dale D. Dean of Miller has entered the U.S. Air Force pilot training at Williams AFB, Arizona. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dean of Miller.

July 5, 1973

Some idea of the force of the violent wind in Sunday evening’s storm is realized from the damage done at Kennedy Houseboats Company, where the wind damaged several boats and broke windows.

Mrs. Keith Stobbs, business instructor at Wessington, has just returned from Washington, D.C. and New York City, where she chaperoned the group of students representing South Dakota at the Future Business Leaders of America national convention.

Ken Tucker, owner and operator of Melhoff’s SuperValu, Miller, has been awarded the “Outstanding Merchandising Award” from SuperValu Stores, Inc.

July 6, 1983

The five remaining original Deuter family members were present June 19 for the fifth annual Deuter reunion. They were Mrs. Grace Throop, Mrs. Faye Ruzicka, Charles Deuter, Mrs. Frances Schlechter and Franklin Deuter.

Two men from Texas were taken into custody June 26 in connection with a theft of four calves on the Wayne Garbe farm near Alpena June 21. Garbe reported theft of the cattle and three of them were found after they were sold June 22 at the Miller Livestock Auction.

First Bank Miller sponsored the 4th of July weekend racing program. Feature wins were claimed by Rick Hopkins, Kent Wilson, Terry Yost and Dick Denmar. Trophies went to Lorin Johnson, Dave Marlow, Roger Kenaston and Denmar.

July 5, 1993

One-hundred-six year old Elizabeth Engelmann of Miller died June 30 at Prairie Good Samaritan Center. She was the county’s oldest citizen. Engelmann was born in Norddeich, Germany, in 1886. She came to the U.S. at 19 and married Peter O. Engelmann of Miller in 1908.

One of Huron’s newest enterprises, Dakota Central Mail Processing and Distribution Facility, opened its doors last week. Postal officials expect the facilities 45-50 employees to handle more than one million letters per day.

If you’re looking for entertainment at its best, grab your lawn chair and head for Miller’s Crystal Park Thursday evening. Maurice Hargens will be performing gospel and contemporary music at the third in a series of “Summer Nights in the Park.”

July 9, 2003

David and Dorothy Andrews are new residents at the parsonage of Miller’s First United Methodist Church. Pastor Andrews delivered his first sermon at the Miller and Greenleaf churches June 29.

Fourth of July festivities took place this year in some hot, humid weather which culminated in a downpour towards the end of the parade. But spirits weren’t dampened when the storm cooperated, moving east in time for an awesome display of fireworks—two years’ worth, to be exact.

The Miller Swim Club participated in their first meet June 20-22 at Aberdeen. Twenty out of the 30 members competed in the three-day meet, and MSC was entered in a running total of 113 events, including six relays.

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