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Camp Orman

November 6, 1907

US Griggs, Pierre, was in Vale Wednesday with a party of land buyers he was taking though this section. Mr. Griggs is well acquainted in this section, having been a member of the Volunteer Company Organized in Belle Fourche during the Spanish-American war. He is now engaged in the land business and is also state surveyor.

While helping remove some wagons and other stuff, which had been placed upon the sidewalk around the bank Halloween night, Coon Glover was hurt by being caught in a manure spreader Friday afternoon. Coon was pushing while others were pulling and at a pretty good clip when some one threw the machine into gear catching Coon, pulling him into the spiked cylinder, two spikes striking him in the head, cutting through his cap and inflicting very ugly wounds. He is up and around, not much the worse for the accident.

November 8, 1917

Paul Lukkonen, drove over from Fruitdale Saturday and took in the Lot Sale and remained over Sunday visiting friends. He recently disposed of his place near Orman to Mr. Charlson of Buffalo.

Quite a number in the Sulphur section have been digging and hauling coal from the Mud Buttes. Among our neighbors in this occupation are: E. Erickson, A. Heggland and Adolph and Helmut Gunderson.

November 10, 1927

Nels Morell, L. Humble and George Magenheimer of Fairpoint and Andrew Vig of Opal recently purchased the huge mill building of the old Mogul Mining Company, near Trojan, in the Bald Mountain District of Lawrence County. The building has 100,000 feet of lumber, which will be used as outbuildings on their respective ranches. Razing the old mill was started at once and the material will be shipped by rail to Newell and hauled from here by truck.

The Father & Son Banquet held in the M E Church Wednesday evening sponsored by the Newell Lodge of IOOF, was one of the most successful affairs ever held in Newell. Almost 200 were served to men and boys were from Black Hills Lodges. Musical numbers were rendered by Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Brodsky and O.C. Batch of Newell.

November 11, 1937

The WPA school project which involves the moving of the old school building and providing a commodious basement in the new location, has progressed to a point where the building will again be available for classes, the heat tunnel having been completed. The concrete floor is yet to be laid in the basement and considerable other work to be done.

The old board walk in the north side of the City Park was torn out this week and a gravel walk is to be substituted for the present. Next spring it is planned to build a concrete walk entirely around the park.

November 6, 1947

Newell will soon have that new water supply available, just as soon as the last quarter mile of pipe arrives and can be placed in position. And the total cost of the installation will probably be approximately one-half of original estimates of would-be contractors.

The regular meeting of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce will be held at the City Hall Thursday evening, President D.R. Richards announced this week. Principal business will be consideration of the proposed Newell Hospital plan and all members of the hospital committee are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting.

November 7, 1957

The City of Newell is purchasing the former BHP&L building adjacent to the City Hall for library purposes, according to action taken by City Commission at their regular meeting Monday evening when they agreed to purchase the building for $3000 payable over a 4-year period. Plans for renovating to make it more suitable for a library, provide increased space for books and more accessible than the present upstairs location in the hall were presented.

Hunters are cautioned about tularemia, there is a possibility pheasant hunters now in the fields, will be shooting cottontails as a supplement to the table. Les Berner, Chief Game Management Division of the SDGF&P, points out that rabbits shot before the heavy frost could have tularemia or “rabbit fever”.

November 9, 1977

Dan DeWeese visited a few days at his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gene DeWeese of rural Nisland, before leaving Tuesday for Saudi Arabia, where he is employed with Agronomics International of Kansas. Dan has been attending college at Missoula, Mont. He expects to be in Saudi Arabia for at least one year.

Northwestern Bell has laid most of the cable to provide improved service to their rural customers has been replaced. They will be upgrading the service of individual Belle Fourche, Newell and Nisland rural customers next year, as soon as plowing and splicing of the cable is completed. Eight-party system will be eliminated here by July 1978. They appreciate the continued patronage and patience of Belle Fourche, Newell and Nisland residents during the work on this project.

November 11, 1987

Zeona Post Office has closed it doors after 76 years of continuous service according to Postmistress Lillian Simon. The Zeona Post Office was established on February 21, 1911, it was accidentally named Zeona, because the “L” in Leona looked like a “Z”. The attached grocery store will remain open operated by Lee and Lillian Simon. Zeona patrons will continue to keep Zeona as their address, but will have the Mud Butte Zip Code.

SD Congressman Tim Johnson will hold a public Town & Country meeting at the Midtown Café in Newell at 2:00 PM Thursday. Through Town & Country meetings, Mr. Johnson will have the opportunity to hear directly from South Dakotans, in all walks of life.

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