100 Years Ago

Saturday, July 12, 1919

• There is a regular land boom in this locality at the present time and land is changing hands every day at greatly advanced prices. It is no uncommon thing for land to advance fifty dollars in a single day. Three or four hundred dollar land in this locality is not too high compared with the land in Iowa.

• Hadley Hanson had a narrow escape last Sunday afternoon. He was riding standing on the running board of one car and was going to jump onto another car that was moving slowly but missed his guess and fell and caught on the fender of the first car and was run over at the instep. The doctor found no bones broken and no serious results although he will have a sore foot for some time.

75 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 12, 1944

• The Gayville blacksmith shop owned and operated by William Baltezore since 1940 has been sold the past week to Nels Brunick, Vermillion. The business will be operated by Harold GoBell of Vermillion.

• Fire gutted the home of E.F. Filter on Sunday afternoon. When it was discovered, it had been smouldering for some time in the attic. A large room and closet full of furnishings and clothing belonging to the family was the source of the fire.

50 Years Ago

Saturday, July 12, 1969

• The foursome of Mike Jividen, Alex Kazos, Tom Appledorn, all of Sioux City, and Jim Binder, Jr. of Yankton, won the four-man best ball tournament Friday at Hillcrest Country Club.

• Most “business barometer” figures showed increases in June this year from June a year ago, according to the monthly tabulation prepared by the Yankton Chamber of Commerce office.

25 Years Ago

Tuesday, July 12, 1994

• A Lesterville company will build Yankton’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center. James Steel Erection’s low bid of $535,886 was accepted by Yankton City Commissioners during their Monday night meeting.

• Frankie Albitz was looking for several things. The longtime volleyball coach was looking for a chance to get back into teaching. She was looking for a coaching challenge, after bringing a cellar-sitting University of Kansas squad into the Big 8 spotlight. She was looking for a chance to help the sport of volleyball reach the next level. Albitz may have found it in Yankton, as she has accepted the Mount Marty College women’s volleyball coaching position recently vacated by Pat Mickow.

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