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July 9, 1908

W.W. Patch, Engineer in charge of the Owl Creek Dam, with Senor` Dozal, an engineer from Mexico, visited at the Whitewood Siphon trench and excavation on Tuesday afternoon. R.F. Walters, project engineer and Mr. McGruder, Superintendent of Irrigation, spent a few hours at the works on Wednesday.

F. Dunnebeck and son of Bixby were in Vale Tuesday on their way to Sturgis. They were telling of a newcomer in their section who came over to their ranch a few days ago and wanted them to go over to his place and see a fine stray pup he had caught. From the odor that accompanied him was not difficult to judge the kind of pup he had found and all the arguments, could not convince him that he had captured a young skunk.

July 11, 1918

Mr. & Mrs. Sorenson, Mr. & Mrs. William Clark, Walter Clark and Ira Crossen were in from Station Elm and among those who saw Tipperary rode on the 5th at Belle Fourche.

The muddy roads on the night of the 5th caught many homeward bound from Belle Fourche had trouble was the rule. Carl Gerlach and party were held up at Fruitdale and another party sat out nearly all night on Snoma Lane.

July 12, 1928

Ward’s Black Hills Chewing Gum is one of the latest products to be placed on the market by a Black Hills resident, Allen Ward of Farmingdale. Ward perfected the formula for the gum which is being manufactured near Chicago and which is now being placed on the market and is meeting with good demand.

The first treatment for snake bite with antivenin serum to be made in Hot Springs and so far as is known in the state of South Dakota, was admisntered to H. C. Wacker of Edgemont by Dr. C.F. Morson, internal medicine, at the Hot Springs Clinic. Wacker was bitten by a prairie rattler as he was picking wild flowers. Its action was perfect and after 20 minutes observation, the man left with no symptom of poisoning. The antivenin serum has developed from experiments in the Pasteur Institute, France, 25 years ago at which time an immunization from poison of tropical snakes was sought.

July 14, 1938

Since the opening of July 1 of fishing privileges at Newell Lake, the fishing has been so incessant and the take of bull heads and bass so large that much anxiety has been aroused over the danger of having the lake fished out in a short time. For the purpose of alleviating the situation the Newell Community Club in Co operation with the State Game & Fish Department has promulgated rules and regulations governing fishing on Newell Lake and no more boats on the Lake.

Mrs. Everett Fowler, South Hilen, took Mr. Fowler to Belle Fourche Tuesday for medical treatment, as he was quite ill with symptoms of tick fever. He was bitten by a tick several days ago.

July 8, 1948

Ernest W. Winger, agriculture graduate from S.D. State College at Brookings has accepted a position to teach agriculture and coach at Newell High School this coming fall, Superintendent G.W. Austin announced this week. The new instructor also served three years in the Navy. He and his family will move here the end of the month.

The mercury climbed to 100 above here Tuesday of this week for the highest reading of the year thus far, according to A. Osenburg, observed at the U.S. Experimental Farm, but the hot weather was giving a growing boost to corn and other crops. Only showers of the past week occurred last Friday evening when .39 of moisture was recorded. Considerable wind and lightning accompanied the precipitation.

July 16, 1958

Zeona Extension Club members held a quilt party last Wednesday and another planned for July 15 at a meeting held at the home of Mrs. Felix Rittberger. Roll Call was answered by 10 members telling “How I Met My Husband”. Reports were given by Jean Simon and Mabel Ruby on the District Federation meeting in Buffalo. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Stanley Rittberger July 25, Roll Call will be demonstrating articles for the fair.

Twenty six members of S.D. State College’s conference Champion Track team have been awarded major letters in that sport, R. B. “Jack” Frost director of athletics announced this week. Those receiving letters from our community were Craigg Van DerBoom Newell and Freshman Dick Keil of Belle Fourche.

July 13, 1967

Marilyn Breidenbach was the lucky winner of the Albino horse, which was raffled off by the Newell Saddle Club at the Belle Fourche Round-Up. The horse was donated by the reverse L7 Ranch for benefit of the Community Swimming Pool. R.D. Long, parade judge for the celebration, announced the winner and the new Miss Rodeo S.D. did the drawing.

A farewell coffee for Mr. & Mrs. Don West has been scheduled on July 10 from 2-4 PM at the Congregational Church fellowship room. The West family has recently moved to Belle Fourche to enter into a new business venture. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Tractor tipping is the biggest farm killer. Tractor tipping killed more South Dakota farmers in 1966 than any other kind of farm accident. Protective frames installed on tractors may help, but it is the man behind the wheel that counts.

July 12, 1978

The family of the late Rudolph and Opal (Burk) Boe were all present July 3-4 at a reunion in Spearfish; Leon, Ivan, Eleanor (Mrs. Hugh Ingalls), Bruce, Arthur, Jean (Mrs. Charles Lewton), Norman, George, and Dale were together for the fist time in 17 years. Seventy four represented members of both the Burk and Boe families. Numerous friends stopped to visit the group during the 2-days get together.

Approximately 3,000 vehicles (averaging 3 to 4 people in each) viewed the $2,500 spectacular showing of a fireworks display, on the shores of Orman Dam. The annual event is sponsored by the Fruitdale Community Club with the entrance fee of donation only.

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