100 Years Ago

Sunday, August 1, 1920

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75 Years Ago

Wednesday, August 1, 1945

• The Yankton grain alcohol plant at Second and Walnut streets was under new ownership and management today – and also it had a new name. Instead of “Yankton Industrial Alcohol Corporation”, the name on the large sign above the entrance to the offices on Walnut street is “The New England Distilling Company.”

• Fighting dogs, members of the K-9 corps, have been ruled ineligible for membership in the American Legion, officials at national headquarters here said today. National judge-advocate Ralph Gregg ruled the dog ineligible after he consulted Webster’s dictionary as to the definition of “person.”

50 Years Ago

Saturday, August 1, 1970

• The Yankton Girls All-Star softball team took the fifth place honors in the Tri-Valley Girls Softball Tournament. They downed the Viborg girls 18-3.

• Jerry Foxhoven and Terry Wright, teammates on the 1969-70 Yankton High School debate squad which racked up a record number of trophies in competition, have both received four-year scholarships from Morningside College, Sioux City, Ia., where they will be enrolled as freshmen this fall.

25 Years Ago

Tuesday, August 1, 1995

• Memories of the E. Battery, Second Battalion, 147th Field Artillery will live on for years to come at Riverside Park thanks to the efforts of their fellow servicemen. The five officers and 128 enlisted men who served in that unit were honored Monday morning with the unveiling and dedication of a memorial plaque bearing their names east of the Dakota Territorial Capital Replica.

• Alison Means, Yankton, was among more than 60 students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who traveled to England this month to take summer classes at Oxford University, 57 miles northwest of London.

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