100 Years Ago

Wednesday, February 11, 1920

• Yankton decided yesterday by a vote of 1061 to 166 in favor of the proposed bonds for paving intersections and for storm sewers so that the forty to fifty blocks of paving petitioned for this year can be put in.

• The Missouri River was in danger yesterday of popping open any minute and crossing was somewhat risky. As it has been many times this winter a cold snap has once more come along just in time to hold the crossing together for a little while longer.

75 Years Ago

Sunday, February 11, 1945

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50 Years Ago

Wednesday, February 11, 1970

• LeRoy Hegge, Yankton’s outstanding heavyweight, clinched the Eastern South Dakota Conference wrestling championship for his team last Friday as the Bucks edged Huron 20-19. The victory enabled Yankton to stay a notch ahead of Watertown which trimmed Madison 49-3 in its season’s finale. Huron was leading Yankton 19-17 in a bid for a major upset when Hegge scored a 7-4 decision over Calvin Tschetter to give his team the victory and the conference title.

• The Yankton Chamber of Commerce today warned area women to beware of a wig offer made recently to a number of women in the area. The offer, the chamber office said, purports to give a $150 wig free of charge if postage and stylings are paid for by the “customer.”

25 Years Ago

Saturday, February 11, 1995

• As of a year ago, the Yankton gymnastics team had never won a region championship. This morning, they’re on a roll after the Gazelles successfully defended their Region 2AA crown Friday night in Brandon. YHS freshman Billie Shorma won the all-around title with a 34.2 score.

• Yankton outscored Huron 13-7 in overtime Friday night to post a 57-51 victory in Eastern South Dakota Conference action played at the Huron Arena. The YHS win avenges a 70-42 loss to the Tigers back in December and gives Yankton an 8-6 record overall and 5-6 in the league.


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