Nov. 20, 1907

Mrs. M. W. Read returned Saturday from Belle Fourche where she had been visiting for the past two weeks. While absent, Mrs. Read also visited in Deadwood and Lead and at the VVV Ranch.

The phonograph show given here Saturday by Mrs. Shobert was enjoyed by a good-sized crowd. The machine is one of the largest in existence and is very distinct.

Nov. 22, 1917

The Newell Drug Stores have formed an agreement to close on alternate Sundays. This agreement will be continued throughout the winter months and gives the proprietors and help a Sunday off once in awhile.

A change in the fixtures at the First State Bank was necessary in order to provide more working space “behind the bars.”

Nov. 24, 1927

One of the finest and up-to-date residences that have been built in this section has just been completed on the Wm Marty ranch near Zeona. The new house contains 12 rooms and is 44 feet by 40 feet in size. It has all modern improvements such as electric lights, running water, sewage and bath. Mr. Marty is one of the pioneer settlers and now has a home equal to any found in the cities.

Sixty head of prong-horned antelope have gone into winter headquarters 4 miles south of Clough east of Newell. The ruminants have been consuming corn and hay with such voracity that the owners of the land are negotiating with the state game and fish department for compensation or removal of the herd.

Nov. 25, 1937

Radios have been barred from on-sale liquor stores, says Attorney General Clair Roddewig. In an opinion handed down, the Attorney General ruled that radios cannot be operated legally in on-sale liquor establishments. “No license shall allow played any game of skill or chance or dancing or athletic contact, or other form of amusement or recreation in the place of business.” “A radio furnishes entertainment and amusement of many kinds, the operation of a radio in an on-sale place of business would constitute a violation of the statute.”

Nov. 20, 1947

Current attraction in Newell at the Newell Electric Appliance Company office is the exact replica of the one millionth Bendex automatic washers which was presented to the Edison Institute. Manger Emil Ehrler and staff have set up an attractive enclosed display, plated in 24-K gold and silver and lacquered to preserve the porcelain. It has been handled throughout with cotton gloves and no cost estimate of the special model. It will be on display in Newell a few days only.

A definite time of enlistment on the Armed Forces were clarified this week for all veterans and their families. July 25, 1947, was proclaimed by the President as the official end of the war as far as many Veterans’ benefits are concerned. For most Veterans, service time beyond that date may not be counted toward certain privileges established for them by Congress.

Nov. 21, 1957

Named to the All-conference Team of the Little Ten and West River All-Star football 8-man team was announced the past week. Named by officials and coaches of the Little Ten conferences were Newell: Richard Lowell half back, Harlan Robbins quarter back, Gary Babb line man; Vale: Wes Williamson back; Buffalo: Louis Penn; Hill City: Duane Kibbee and Cathedral: Jim Gingras and Bill Mueller. Honorable Mention are, Newell: Casmir Klein, Jim Golliher, Tom Richter and Harold Shipley; Vale: Tommy Miller, and Nisland: George Keil.

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An adequate supply of Asian flu vaccine is now available due to stepped up production, Dr. G.J. VanHeuvelen, state health officer reported. The state is now such that any person who wishes to be immunized against the flu may get the shot. There is much flu but only a small portion of the Asian variety. He also reported only 40 cases of polio reported so far this year.

Nov. 23, 1977

Late Sunday afternoon and Monday, area folks dug out of hard packed 3-5 foot snow banks in minus 16-20 degree temperatures, an aftermath of one of the most vicious November 16-hour blizzards on record. Winds began at 35-40 mph, gusting up to 80 mph. There was zero visibility until mid-afternoon Sunday whipping, packed and twisted snow into cement-like drifts.

There has been a delay in the hearing on the application to organize the Tri-State National Bank in Belle Fourche. A hearing was scheduled for November 15 now been re-scheduled to December 13 before regular director of 9th National Bank Region of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency in Minneapolis. Art Jones, one of the organizers of the proposed bank, the delay is because of an appeal undertaken by a law firm on behalf of the Bank of Belle Fourche which is opposing the establishment of another bank in Belle Fourche.

Nov. 25, 1987

The Newell area Jaycees will be sponsoring the “Toys for Tots” program again this year. “Toys for Tots” is a program intended to ensure that every child in the area receives a Christmas gift. Collection of toys will begin immediately for anyone who wishes to donate new or good used toys. Drop boxes are located at Mettlers’ Jack & Jill and J&S Stop & Shop. The toys will be picked up, wrapped and distributed by the Jaycees before Christmas.

Joni Olilla and Carolyn Hendricks, Home Economics Advisor, went to Belle Fourche for the Annual Beef Cook-off sponsored by Tri-Sate Cowbells. Each contestant was furnished with 1 pound of round steak, furnished by the Cowbells. Joni’s Spicy Hunan Beef took First Place, received $15, she was also the first person to ever prepare her dish in the microwave. Joni will now be eligible to go to Districts, to be held February 1 at Howard Johnson’s Rapid City.

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