100 Years Ago

Thursday, August 14, 1919

• Yankton is planning on putting on one of the biggest “Home Comings” to soldiers yet attempted in the state which will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Committees are now at work making elaborate plans and from all indications nothing will be left undone, and many thousand visitors will be on hand to make this day one of the biggest in the history of the state.

• While reports from threshing machines show that the wheat crop in this vicinity is poor, the yield in many fields being only six or seven bushels per acre, there are some farmers who are reporting a much better yield.

75 Years Ago

Monday, August 14, 1944

• George Wilson and wife, whose post office address is supposed to be Rock Springs, Wyo., both alleged to be narcotic addicts, are being held in the Yankton city jail as suspects in the robbery of the automobile of Dr. George E. Johnson last Friday night, and are being investigated by the OPA because none of the gasoline ration stamps in their possession are for the car they are driving.

• Announcement was made today by Don Inman, manager of radio station WNAX, that Jack Paige, well known and popular member of the local station staff for the past two years, has received a promotion and will leave here on October 1. Paige is to become manager of the promotion departments of radio stations WHOM, Jersey City, and WCOP, Boston.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, August 14, 1969

• Two University of South Dakota band groups are featured on a recording issued this summer by Century Records. On the first side are numbers played by the USD Symphonic Band at the Music Educators National Conference convention at Fargo, N.D. in April 1969. On the second side are numbers played by the Sinfonian Stage Band in the 1969 Jazz Unlimited concert on the campus.

• A summer training institute for teachers and other personnel working with youth in South Dakota areas in which Indian students comprise a significant portion of the school population has been held at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

25 Years Ago

Sunday, August 14, 1994

• No paper

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