September 13, 1917

Year after year for many years the 35-horsepower Overland has outsold all cars of such comfortable size. An unequalled combination of power, comfort, and economy, it has actually been an unmatched success that eases the car over the rough spots, permit speed with comfort on our poor roads; all this and more for only $895.

The patriotic farmer will conserve his old machinery as much as possible. The patriotic farmer will look over his old machinery carefully and make a few repairs so that they may be retained in service. The war has called for vast amounts of steel and iron that the amount allotted to the manufacture of farm machinery next year will be half for this purpose.

September 15, 1927

The Webb School, with Miss Adel Fredlund as teacher, is getting smoothly under way again. There are 21 pupils this year. In other school notes, the Horse Creek School opened the new term on Monday with Miss Mary Sanders teaching the lower grades and Miss Rose Velder teaching the upper grades.

The train is quite a frequent sight in the Valley these days, but still we thrill at the sight and sound of it, for to us it is a symbol of progress and prosperity for our community.

September 16, 1937

The Liquor Store Company has started some needed improvements on the saloon building. The cellar is being enlarged, the foundation strengthened and an entirely new front is to be added.

Bob Guindon, Highway maintenance patrolman suffered a bad fall on the highway west of Nisland. He had been working with a shovel and stepped back alongside the patrol when a speeding car caught the blade with such sudden impact that Bob was thrown about 6 feet. He was temporarily stunned but able to drive the patrol to Newell where he was found unable to walk and taken to hospital for treatment of strained muscles and tendons.

September 11, 1947

Project Superintendent, S.T. Larson reported this week there was a landslide on the South Canal at Mile 12, threatening to close the canal early and ending the irrigation season for this year, but removal of about 3,000 cubic yards of the material which was sliding into the canal ended the threat and permitted continued delivery of water through the canal with no serious curtailment in service.

A welcome rain started falling in this territory Wednesday afternoon to break a two-month drought and bring temperatures to new low marks for the early fall season. The precipitation also eased the threat of grass fires for the present time.

September 12, 1957

Residents of Newell were urged to be on the lookout for rats and skunks in the city, after Policeman Ross Hogan has killed a rat and reported several sighting skunks. The rat was the 3rd one killed so far. Both rats and mice migrate and build nests for winter. The presence of the black & white animal indicates that extreme caution must be taken to prevent any outbreak of rabies.

A new innovation arrived at Bratton’s; it is the plastic bristle broom. It cleans easy, fast, attracts and holds dirt and lasts 3 times longer than corn brooms. Regular price $1.89 now at a special sale price of 99 cents.

September 14, 1977

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Newell High School homecoming royalty will be crowned September 22 at Austin Auditorium. A parade is scheduled for September 23 afternoon and the homecoming game against Douglas will be played that evening. Candidates for Marshall are Doug Bachand, Kevin Deschamps and Brian Pope. Candidates for Queen are Lori Miles, Jennifer Johnson and Marilyn Cornett and pages are Denise Lindenberg and Cindy Milberg while crown bearer is Jeffery Smeenk and scepter bearer is Karla Lee.

Approximately 300 people viewed the Flower Show at the IOOF basement on Labor Day. By popular vote, Marvin Kosola won 1st with arrangement of cockscomb, 2nd Delores Donahey with a single red dahlia, 3rd Marvin Kosola with yellow marigolds and 4th Agnes Barber with cactus crowing in lava rock. The club announced their next meeting will be held September 23rd at the home of Velma Yoder with Sharon Miles as co-hostess.

September 16, 1987

Bob, Kay and Jennifer Newth traveled to Venango, NE to Bob’s hometown where his father, Cliff Newth, was an honored guest at the town’s centennial for having lived there for 50 years or more. They returned Tuesday September 8.

A llama was seen in the west side of Newell early Sunday, which confused some residents. The odd looking animal was questioned as either a hairy horse or a camel or some other stranger wandering into town. It was discovered to be one of the llamas owned by Dory Jacques of Newell. It was decided Mr. Llama decided to do some nibbling on the greener side of town.

September 10, 1997

The Newell School Board approved the purchase of a handicapped accessible bus at their regular meeting Monday night. The bus would cost approximately $7,000 and could handle 5 wheelchairs and 22 students. The bus has become a necessity as 2 wheelchair bound students attend Newell School.

More than 30 Bed & Breakfasts statewide will be open for tours, September 3, 1-5:00 PM, during the Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper’s Pumpkin Festival and Open House. Festivities include tours, pumpkin treats and some entertainment. The area Bed & Breakfast participating include, Dakota Shepherd Bed & Breakfast, Vale; Castle Rock Bed & Breakfast, Newell and Candlelight Bed & Breakfast, Belle Fourche.

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