Nov. 27, 1907

Oscar Rosander will be laid up for a few days, having come within the range of the flying heels of a young horse, this morning. The kick however is not thought to have impaired him at all seriously.

One of the best and roomiest sheep wagons to go on the range in this section was one just built by George Ingram of this place to be used by his brothers John and Raymond at their sheep ranch near Bixby. The boys loaded the wagon with supplies Monday and left for their ranch.

Nov. 29, 1917

Three cases of scarlet fever are reported in the county between here and Vale and the Fairview School was voluntarily closed this week to avoid the spread of the malady.

The sixth annual masquerade dance will be held at the Theatorium on Thanksgiving night; fun and no end to it on the night of November 29.

Dec. 1, 1927

Manager Youngberg announces the booking of “The Fiddlers 3”, featuring Master Thomas Facey, the marvelous boy violinist, for appearance at the Liberty Theater Sunday evening in connection with showing the motion picture “The Girl From Rio”. Those who saw “Fiddlers 3” a few weeks ago were unanimous in their praise of the entertainment. Master Facey alone is worth the price of admission of 20 cents and 40 cents.

Mud Butte was well represented in Newell Thanksgiving night to attend the picture show, “The big Parade”. On Friday night Newell reciprocated at a pie social which was held at the Mud Butte School house, sponsored by the Community Club. A large crowd was in attendance and enjoyed the fine program.

Dec. 2, 1937

Mrs. Ann Kunteson, local telephone switch operator and Northwestern Belle Telephone Company auditor Wetzer were conducting business in Nisland on Tuesday of this week.

Newell‘s Annual Christmas party will be held as usual this year. Appointment has been made with Santa Claus for a visit here before Christmas at which time he will distribute sacks of confections to the youngsters of Newell and this trade area. A huge Christmas tree is to be installed on the Main Street corner and will be illuminated with various colored lights.

Nov. 27, 1947

Mr. Milton Scandrett of the Follette School, Mrs. Milton Scandrett of North Hilan School, Mrs. Mabel Carlson and Miss Dixie Blomberg, Empire teachers are attending SDEA at Lead this week. The pupils have a week of Thanksgiving vacation.

The manager of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company has authorized an additional and final payment of $34.74 per ton for sugar beets grown in 1946 by growers in South Dakota. Checks totaling $26,000 are being mailed this week to all 1946 growers. The sugar company announced that the net price realized from the sugar sales amounted to $7.47 per bag.

Nov. 28, 1957

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An all-out campaign to crush sheep thefts in this area was launched at Belle Fourche last week by the Executive Board of Western South Dakota Sheep Growers Association when they decided to offer a $1000 reward for the arrest and conviction of sheep robberies and went on record asking that inspection of sheep trucking permits be stepped up. Law enforcement officials were in attendance at the meeting. The heaviest losses appear to be northern Butte County, southern Harding County and as far as Phillip, to Isabel, to southern Fall River County.

Nov. 29, 1977

Newell has a brand new old-time band, called the Pioneer String Orchestra. It includes five musicians. Their first appearance is at the Vale Community Club dance Saturday from 9:00 PM-1:00 AM in the Vale Community Hall. All proceeds go toward the building fund for a new Vale Fire Hall. They specialize in old-time music; no rock ‘n roll.

The Westerners 4-H Club met at the Bob Lei home November 12. The flag salute was led by Twila Lei and 4-H Pledge led by Leader Cathy Ingram. There was no old business. Under new business, members decided to go Christmas caroling a week before Christmas and have a family Christmas party.

Dec. 2, 1987

A pair of SD truckers, Jerry Clements, Sturgis, trucking for Black Hills Transit and Monte Bachand, Newell, trucking for Zeig Trucking, has been named the state’s Highway Heroes for 1987. They will receive $100 US Savings Bond from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and eligible to share National honors and a $20,000 bond. In April they awakened and alerted guests in Ronnie’s Truck Stop, a Motel in Spring, TX that the motel was burning; they then helped people escape before the motel exploded.

The Newell Lions Club will be sponsoring a diabetic screening clinic Saturday, December 5 in conjunction with Santa Claus Day at Newell City Hall. The clinic is free for all individuals between 1-2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children before they meet Santa and eat a lot of candy.

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