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Then 'n Now

Nov. 5, 1908

Wm. McFarlane called at the newspapers office and asked that a statement be issued, that he lost cattle from anthrax be denied. He did lose a steer which he believes to have been poisoned. The animal in apparent good health drank greedily of water and in a few moments thereafter laid down and died.

A large number of contests have been instituted against homesteaders of this township, some of them being upon claims where the claimants are now living and have been for several months. The indiscriminant filing of these contests will work a hardship upon many homesteaders, as they can ill afford to stand the expense of procuring a lawyer and other costs.

Nov. 7, 1918

A fine looking herd of cattle have been trailed through town this week, ready for shipment from the railhead.

The Gordon Van Loan’s were the lucky bidders on a fine Victrola last Saturday. The Van Loan’s have built a new garage and improved their residence in general and has also the new Victrola to while away the winter evenings.

Nov. 8, 1928

A large enthusiastic group of men from the town of Nisland and surrounding territory met at the school house Tuesday evening for the purpose of discussing a community organization. The consensus of opinion was heartily in favor of organizing for the betterment of the community as well as a whole.

Sheriff Craven and Deputy Sanders last week located 3 head of hogs which had been stolen at Ridge, Montana and also rounded up the thief, O. McCarthy, who formerly lived in the Newell vicinity. The hogs were sold last Thursday to the J.C. Brodsky Meat Market, Newell. The hogs were recovered Friday and McCarthy was found and arrested in Belle Fourche. He confessed to possession and sale of the porkers and was turned over to Montana authorities.

Nov. 10, 1938

The operator of electric honey-pail filler, while engaged in canning Dr. Clark’s Crystal Pure Black Hills Honey, lost a diamond set from his ring and believes it fell into a pail of honey. A reward of $50 will be paid for its return to O.H. Clark warehouse, Newell.

To the voters of Butte and Harding Counties, M.E. Hafner, extends many thanks to all his good friends for their generous support at the General Election. Also wishes to thank those who voted for his opponent, as that helped to relieve him of 60 days of hard work at Pierre.

Nov. 4, 1948

Memorial services for Pfc Charles W. Kirk, whose body has been returned from Europe, will be held November 6 afternoon and will be buried in the family Lot in the Newell Cemetery. PFC Kirk, son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kirk grew to manhood at Twilight. He volunteered for the Army December 1944 and after boot camp went to Europe, serving as a combat engineer. He was killed by a mine January 4, 1945 and buried in the US Cemetery at Margraten, Holland from where his body was recently returned.

Nov. 6, 1958

A 10:00 PM curfew for children 16 years of age and under went into force this week as Newell City Commission gave final approval to an Ordinance revision changing the time for such children being off the streets from 9:00 PM and ordering enforcement of same.

Sandra Winchell, Newell High School Senior, won a Superior rating in the poetry division at the District 28 Declam contest held in Spearfish last Thursday. She will now enter the state competition in Rapid City November 10. She read the poem “Measure Every Grief I Meet” by Emily Dickenson. Other students rated were: Cherrill Gladstone received excellent in Dramatic Division; Jean McDermott good rating in Humorous Division; Mary Cram who entered Oratory, was not Judged as her reading “An American Tragedy” had been barred from competition because it had been given by the 1st Place winner in State competition last year.

Nov. 9, 1967

The “back-to-school” night for the PTA meeting, November 15 has been cancelled due to scheduled parent-teacher conferences. However the regular meeting will be held at the lunch room November 17 with two interesting films on cancer and smoking for the program.

The Newell Lions Club will again this year hold their annual eye clinic for students in grades 1-4 in towns of Nisland, Newell, and Vale and at Barker and Orman Rural Schools. The test will consist of the Ortho Rater Test administered by Lionesses of Nisland and Newell. The schools at Horse Creek and rural schools to the north and east have been invited to attend.

Nov. 8, 1978

The Yellow Jacket Cross Country team finished 6th in the NAIA National Finals and are currently ranked as 3rd position this year won straight SDIC championship title October 30. Doug Knaub, Newell High Grad, a sophomore at BHSC, has been running for just the past 2 years, averaging between 10 to 12 miles each day. He sees the victories as a combination of good runners and great coaching.

The Department of Agriculture is going to the public early next year with a series of hearings on the question of banning the sale of candy and other competitive foods of little nutritional value in schools. Last year the department proposed banning the sale of candy, soda water, frozen deserts and chewing gum in schools until the end of the lunch period. They are called “competitive” foods because they are sold in competition with the school lunch and breakfast program.

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