100 Years Ago

Tuesday, November 26, 1918

• The city has placed in position some big snow fences on west Fourth Street, in the hopes of being able to keep the approach to Sacred Heart Hospital clear of snow this winter. It has always drifted very badly at that point.

• Citizens had their curiosity aroused yesterday afternoon at seeing Chief Thomas, with assistance, carry a heavy case into the city hall. It soon got about that a whiskey raid had been made. The case proved to be filled with hose metal couplings and it was heavy as lead. It was a false alarm.


75 Years Ago

Friday, November 26, 1943

• Deloss Butler Gurney, 73, pioneer Yankton businessman and civic leader, champion of agriculture’s welfare, founder of a nationally known seed and nursery business here, and father of South Dakota’s senior United States senator, J. Chandler Gurney, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital here shortly before midnight on Wednesday, November 24.

• It was a rather harrowing Thanksgiving for the 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Roach, of Sioux City, when she became lost yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of Volin after leaving a hunting party of Sioux City residents, wandered about five miles, and was located by a sheriff’s search party several hours later.


50 Years Ago

Tuesday, November 26, 1968

• The Yankton City Commission, at its meeting Monday evening, authorized the filing of a preliminary application for a grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for needed improvements at the Yankton water system and for more storm sewers in Yankton.

• Scotland’s Highlanders will be out to improve on a 15-8 year under new head coach Joe Laber. Laber looks for a good year for the Highlanders who return ten lettermen.


25 Years Ago

Friday, November 26, 1993

• Huge piles of snow greeted South Dakotans Thursday, making the Thanksgiving holiday a time to shovel as well as a time for family and friends. Snowfall amounts Thursday weren’t as high in other parts of the state. Vermillion had 9 inches.

• Ever since she was a child, art has fascinated artist-in-residence Mary Wipf Wick. Now Wick is in Yankton sharing her enthusiasm for art with fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

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