100 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 18, 1919

• The DeKoven Opera Company gave a most pleasing presentation of Robin Hood last evening at the Yankton Theatre. A crowded house responded with instant appreciation to the spirit of the opera and lent encouragement to the company of artists by the enthusiastic reception of the excellent musical numbers.

• On Cedar Street, corner of Fifth, is a very historic building that will grow in interest as the years roll by. It belongs on the College campus and should be placed there while it is possible to do so. This quaint building of unusual architecture marked the very beginning of Yankton College.

75 Years Ago

Sunday, June 18, 1944

• No paper

50 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 18, 1969

• Rep. Ben Reifel, R-S.D. was warned Tuesday by members of the House’s Interior and Insular Affairs Committee that the state may get no more resource projects involving wildlife unless the ban on out-of-staters hunting migratory waterfowl is repealed completely.

• Veteran South Dakota Republican State Senator Robert Hirsch may be representing Hutchinson and Douglas counties in the 1970 Legislature, but when he goes home to his family on weekends he will journey further south to Yankton. Hirsch, who has served consecutive terms in the senate since 1956, recently moved to Yankton where he is a partner in a law firm.

25 Years Ago

Saturday, June 18, 1994

• Rosie Kortan has worked behind the scenes supporting Czech Days over the years, even baking and selling 200 dozen kolaches at one time. Her loyalty and hard work was honored Friday when she served as grand marshal for the Czech Days parade.

• For Wagner’s Jake Peters, racing comes naturally. So does excellence. Peters is ranked in the top 10 at tracks in Madison, Hartford and Wagner and is ranked fifth in the nation in IMCA sprint car competition. The 1993 graduate of Wagner High School last year became the youngest person to win a race at Huset’s Speedway in Hartford on his way to Rookie of the Year.

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