100 Years Ago

Friday, August 15, 1919

• Yankton municipal band gave its weekly open air concert last night with the usual good attendance. It was a very pleasant evening and good music.

• A crop of alfalfa hay is being cut on Observatory hill, at the college, and is making quite a showing in a profitable way as well as making the appearance of the hill such that it pleases rather than aggravates the eye, whether the alfalfa be standing or cut.

75 Years Ago

Tuesday, August 15, 1944

• Three years and one month of separation ended in reunion last month at Pearl Harbor for two brothers, Pvt. Clifford Rye and Coxswain Manford Rye, both of Gayville.

• James W. Minow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Minow of Tyndall, was recently promoted to the rank of captain in a B-24 Liberator squadron somewhere in Italy.

50 Years Ago

Friday, August 15, 1969

• With sales of 4-H livestock Thursday night here, Charles Mix County 4-H Achievement Days came to an end for another year. Receiving the trophy as grand champion livestock showman was Mick Varilek; reserve grand champion showman trophy went to Wayne Payer.

• The Wakonda public school will open for the 1969-70 school year on Monday, Aug. 25, with a half-day session. Spanish and French are being offered for the first time in several years.

25 Years Ago

Monday, August 15, 1994

• Broom Tree Farm opened its gates and co-directors Don and Helen Berheim opened their arms to about 250 people for a day of threshing and fellowship. The farm located southwest of Irene came to life with demonstrations of antique threshing and sing alongs.

• Residents in Charles Mix and Douglas Counties now have 911 emergency services on their phone system according to Stan Swatek, coordinator for the two counties’ 911 phone system.

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