Retrospect

Posted June 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

June 19, 1913

Horses from 11 states were gathered at the race track, East 2nd, to engage in the first 1913 meeting of the Corn Belt Race Circuit.

Postmaster Inspector Collier installed the free delivery of mails in Miller Monday, with Harry Smith as carrier. Two deliveries and collections are made each day, except Sunday, at 7:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

St. Lawrence: Miss Anna Van Brunt left on Tuesday morning’s passenger en route to Boston, Mass., where she will join Mr. and Mrs. J.M. King and daughters and all sail on the 14th for Europe. Miss Van Brunt and the Misses King intend to return sooner than Mr. and Mrs. King, who intend to visit the Holy Land before returning home.

June 13, 1963

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for State Insurance Commissioner, Robert Hurlbut, Miller, who collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack in the elevator of the state capitol in Pierre. Hurlbut, 48, had been in ill health in recent months.

South Dakota Flying Farmers and Ranchers concluded their state convention at Aberdeen with a Fly-Out. A highlight of the convention was the crowning of Mrs. Leonard Fawcett, Ree Heights, as the State Flying and Ranchers Queen. Queen Dorothy lives on a ranch south of Ree Heights, in Green Valley. She is the mother of four children.

Funeral services will be held June 13 for Fred Hicks, about 94, who was killed in a head-on collision Monday afternoon one-half mile north of Miller on Highway 45. Hicks’ death in an automobile recalled the fact to old-timers of Miller that his wife was also killed in an automobile accident in 1916, and was the first female fatality in an automobile accident in Hand County.

June 14, 1973

In action taken at a meeting Monday night, the Board of Education of the Miller Independent School District named Gerry Hunter to the position of head basketball coach. Hunter has been on the faculty staff for five years.

Mrs. Larry (Sherry) Hurd has taken a full time position as pharmacist at the Miller Rexall Drug, Harlan Meier has announced. She is a registered pharmacist.

Kelvin Grey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grey, has been selected to attend a Citizenship Shortcourse in Washington, D.C. June 18-22. He is one of six South Dakota 4-Hers selected.

June 15, 1983

A spring rain storm hit the county full force early Sunday morning, and by the time the sun came our Monday, the storm had left behind as much as 8 ¼ inches of rain.

No action was taken Tuesday morning on a motion by attorney for Jim Gentile, asking the court for an order restraining the Miller School District from entering into a contract with any potential employee for the position of athletic director, head football coach and head wrestling coach for the 1983-84 school term. Gentile has filed an appeal on a decision by the school district to delete athletic director and coaching duties from his contract.

Fae Thompson was the only attendant June 18, 1913, when George and Elsie Ford, Sr., exchanged their marriage vows at the Presbyterian parsonage in Miller. The three are now residents of Prairie Good Samaritan Center.

June 14, 1993

The Ree Heights Community Club met May 27 with Albertha Moos. New business was the Opera, but nothing was decided.
(Green Valley) Friday was a beehive of activity at Cedar Hall, as 14 men volunteered their labor and reshingled the roof. Their timing was right, as the rain held off until Sunday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Etbauer attended the Viborg Centennial over the weekend. Sunday, the big (50’x90’) Mount Rushmore flag and eight others were raised at the Centennial. This flag travels all over the world and has been touched by more human hands than any other flag in the U.S. It has been booked up for displays for two years.

June 18, 2003

Clifford came and conquered his adoring audience last week at Crystal Park. Hand County Library was one of 10 libraries selected for a visit from the famous Red Dog.

Mike Caviness joined the Miller Press staff in mid-May to handle the company’s commercial printing business, Caviness is a “career” printer. He began as an apprentice printer with the Spirit Lake Beacon in 1981, fresh out of high school.

Gayle (DeHaven) Vrooman, Miller, is one of four named to the South Dakota American Association of Softball (ASA) Hall of Fame. She was noted for exceptional playing ability.

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