Jan. 2, 1908

Various towns in this section have had their wolf drives this past year; so why not pull one off here in this town? The wolves and coyotes are plentiful and getting mighty bold, and besides, in a year or two such sport as a wolf hunt in this vicinity will be unknown, for land is being taken up too fast by homesteaders for the beasts to remain here long. There is no reason with a pack of dogs a good day’s sport could not be had and a number of wolves killed. Next Saturday evening a meeting will be held in Rosander’s Hall and talk the matter over and see what can be done.

Jan. 3, 1918

The lumber haulers for Bratton’s new store at Stoneville spent Friday night at the Road House. N.M. Bratton and with William Quinn looked over the Claussen-Tetnse place and other places along the river for good building sand.

Andrew Syverts and Clarence Clark each took loads of folks from this vicinity to the “Watch Meeting” at the Arndt home New Year Evening, to watch the New Year come in.

Jan. 5, 1928

Mrs. Ed Bushnell reports that Mr. Bushnell’s condition is greatly improved since he arrived at the Battle Mountain Sanatorium, Hot Springs. Medical examines are being made this week and Mrs. Bushnell hopes for further encouraging reports by the end of the week.

Louis Mattheson is suffering with a broken leg, which he got Wednesday night last week, while a large party of young folks was ridding a toboggan down one of the Twin Peaks south of Nisland, when they collided with a bank, scattering the riders about the landscape. Louis was the only one who suffered a serious injury, but the others are moving about with extreme caution for several days after.

Jan. 6, 1938

An enthusiastic group of members and friends of the Methodist and Congregational Churches met Tuesday evening in the Methodist Church to consider plans for working together, pending property adjustments and other matters pertaining to the hoped merger of the two churches. It was decided to worship together in the Methodist Church and to combine the two Sunday schools. All present at the meeting anticipated a renewed interest in religion and a willingness to serve was very evident.

One of the most important mining deals made in the Black Hills district was consummated in Rapid City on Wednesday, when Met-Alloy Co sold its 15 mining claims, between Keystone and Hill City, to the General Electric Co. of New York. Consideration was not given, but it is reported that during the war Arthur Wabel, owner since 1915 of the claims, was offered and refused $75,000 for the property.

Jan. 1, 1948

Reports from South Dakota’s Leading “Main St. Airport”: Dr. F. J. Gilbert of Belle Fourche took his primary flight test here the later part of last week and the new building is again underway; however, because of the cold weather, it is an inside job. Also, Leon Boe and Lowell Markley recently passed flight tests securing their private pilot licenses here.

Clarence Milberg won first honors in the Christmas home decorating contest sponsored jointly by the Newell Jaycees and Community Club, was announced last week by the judges; winning first in commercial was Coast-to-Coast Store; second home was Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Woods and second commercial was the Corner Store.

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Jan. 2, 1958

Virgil R. Johnson, chief game warden for the Department of Game, Fish & Parks, cited the safety factor as the chief reason that artificial lights were banned for hunting at night. The 1957 Legislature made the change; that only persons who may use artificial lights to hunt are the landowner or occupant on his or her land in taking rabbits, skunks, coyotes, hares, rodents, foxes, raccoon, opossum, badgers and bobcats with a shotgun using only shot shells.

One more case of polio has been reported in South Dakota, to the South Dakota Department of Health to bring the total for this year to a total of 41. Dr. G.J. Van Heuvelin, health officer reports it was in Stanley County.

Jan. 4, 1978

Friends and relatives attended an open house Saturday afternoon at the NVN Senior Center, Newell, honoring Clara Heston on her 90th birthday. Hostesses for the occasion were her daughters: Marjorie Orwick, Josephine Jones and Betty McDermott. In 1908, Clara Walter filed on a homestead in the Sulphur area; April 1909, she married neighbor Willis (Cody) Heston and the couple combined their homesteads on Sulphur Creek, going into the sheep business where they ranched for 40 years. In 1954, they retired and moved into Newell.

Two registered Keeshond dogs were either lost or stolen 4 miles north of Sturgis on Dec. 13. They are one male and one female, medium size with black and silver markings. A $300 reward is offered for their return.

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