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Then 'n Now

Oct. 22, 1908

The rain and snow storm Monday was welcomed by both the farmers and stock growers. On account of the bad weather, the dance was postponed until this Saturday night when the Happy Bachelors will again have charge and will give a free dance.

Butte County Treasurer Mortimer will start out this week with Sheriff Billy Moses on a tax collection tour of the northern part of the County. They will work under instruction from the County Commissioners.

Oct. 24, 1918

Only one case of influenza reported here up to date and that was contracted in Omaha and the patient is out and about again. Owing to the prevalence of Spanish Influenza in the County, Judge McNenny has ordered that Jurors need not report for jury duty until further notice.

A. Heglund and E. Erickson have been working on South Sulphur Bridge which washed out last spring and it is nearing its finish now. The railings are still to be put on.

Oct. 25, 1928

Laying aside civilian clothes for the uniform of the Marine Corps, Ringley Ritter, 19-year-old son of E.A. Ritter, Vale, is now undergoing training in the drills, duties and customs of the soldiers of the sea at San Diego, California, according to a recent report of enlistments there.

Henry and Mary Zeestraten, were quietly married several weeks ago and only just become known to their neighbors in the Twilight neighborhood. Some ten automobile loads of their friends invaded the Zeestraten premises late Wednesday evening and gave the newlyweds a typical western reception. The chivari party were invited in and accorded a warm welcome, the new Mr. & Mrs. Zeestraten will reciprocate in the near future with a dance.

Oct. 27, 1938

Several Newell people went to Buffalo yesterday where barbequed buffalo meat was served to an immense crowd of people. Honorable Clair Roddewig, of Pierre, candidate for re-election as Attorney General, was the principal speaker. He gave a convincing talk on the issues of the campaign and entirely devoid of personalities.

Waino Kayras, son of Oscar Kayras, north of Newell, is employed with a Los Angeles engineering company which specializes in the manufacture of neon light transformers and x-ray equipment. Waino is engaged at the work testing and building transformers.

Oct. 21, 1948

Mrs. Sarah Yoder, Newell housewife, suffered a broken left hip Tuesday evening around 7:00 when she fell into a newly dug cistern at their home in the west part of town shortly after workman had completed the excavation. Her daughter and son-in-law heard her cries and got her out. Dr. L.L. Theberge made an examination and x-rays taken at his office; Mrs. Yoder was taken to Rapid City hospital for further treatment.

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Marks, northeast of Newell, lost a sheep wagon and contents from fire of an undetermined origin near Joe Nelson’s ranch Tuesday evening. No one was in the vehicle at the time and Mrs. Marks had examined it around noon and shortly thereafter the blaze was discovered as the family was finishing supper. Neighbors assisted in putting out the fire after it had spread to the prairie but as there was no wind, only a small acreage was covered by fire.

Oct. 23, 1958

Newell High School Band traveled to Deadwood last Thursday to hear a concert by the US Navy Band. The excellent quality of the music was a stirring inspiration to all the students, local Director Larry Oren pointed out. The highlight of the concert was observing Newell High Student Annitta Stolnack among the Black Hills exceptional students chosen to play with the Navy Band.

The contest in the upcoming General Election for Circuit Judge in the 8th Judicial Circuit is the first in 20 years for such office, Attorney Gale Wyman told members of the Newell Community Club at the Cove Café Tuesday noon. Wyman is opposing present Circuit Judge Burton Penfold on the non-political ballot.

Oct. 26, 1967

Newell Volunteer Fire Department is planning on putting the “Turkey” on 5 families’ dinner tables for Thanksgiving, according to news from the fire hall. The firemen are now in the process of selling tickets on the 5 turkeys to be given away Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Annual Veteran’s Day Dance at Newell City Hall. The tickets can be purchased from any of the volunteer firemen.

Robert “Bob” Richards Newell, former mail carrier for many years who has served the Newell to Castle Rock and Hoover communities for many years has recently retired and replacing him is Art Foxley, also of Newell. Best wishes to both of these men and hope Bob will have a well deserved rest.

Oct. 25, 1978

Dutton Lumber Company, Vale, is observing its 30th anniversary this year. Ray and Dorothy Dutton bought the Lumber yard from William Pauley June 29, 1948. The Duttons enlarged and remodeled the structure and yards several times. The Duttons came to Vale from Minneapolis, Minn. He has worked in the lumber and hardware business since he was 17 years old and now eventually owns his own.

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Eide and children, Arpan, were in Rapid City Sunday where Mrs. Eide and Melody attended the Ice Capades. Others from the area who attended the Ice Capades were Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mickelson and family and Jessie Mickelson of Nisland; Mr. & Mrs. Dick Reder and family and Amy Larson all of Fruitdale.

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