100 Years Ago
Friday, July 11, 1919
• Sheriff A. P. Johnson is notifying the public by display advertising in both the daily and weekly Press and Dakotan that the automobile license law will be rigidly enforced. All those who are not familiar with the provisions of the law will do well to read these advertisements and get posted.
• T. J. Welby, game warden, went to the Vermillion River today to seriously disturb the fish there, in their summer haunts. The Dakota River is too high and swift at present for seining operations.
75 Years Ago
Tuesday, July 11, 1944
• A group of fourteen boys from Troops 88, 102, and 139, Boy Scouts of America of Yankton, returned Sunday evening by bus from Lake Shetek, Minn., the area Scout camp. They had been there on an outing since July 2, under the leadership of “Jerry” Savage, acting Scout master for the occasion.
• Injuries suffered in a train-automobile accident twenty-six years ago last month, resulted in the death of Bernhard Karl Fiedler on June 26. He had been an invalid for about ten years, and of late years, had been cared for at the home of Mrs. Julia Mills, Yankton, where he passed away. The accident which resulted in near-fatal injuries for the deceased occurred in June of 1918, at a railroad crossing north of Volin.
50 Years Ago
Friday, July 11, 1969
• Mayor Robert E. Roper answered questions posed by members of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at its meeting Thursday noon at the Skyline Dining Room, regarding the City Commission’s decision to build a bridge over Marne Creek on 15th Street.
• Beginning Monday, several special services fees at the Yankton Post Office will be increased, according to Postmaster Marion Nash. It will cost 45 cents to send a letter special delivery, in addition to postage charges.
25 Years Ago
Monday, July 11, 1994
• The 14th annual Wayne Chicken Show was a roaring success again Saturday, organizers said. At least 10,000 chicken-happy visitors flocked to the northeast Nebraska town of 5,142 for the show with the theme, “Poultry in Motion.”
• For Nancy Wysuph Busby and other 1969 graduates from Mount Marty High School, their weekend reunion didn’t only signal the final class to graduate before the school closed. She said it marked a renewal of good times and realizing the advantages of a Catholic all-girls school.