100 Years Ago

Wednesday, December 3, 1919

• The lower house of the South Dakota legislature today approved the federal woman suffrage amendment. Not a single vote was recorded against the resolution.

• Little hard or soft coal in Yankton. A few loads appear to be all that stand between Yankton folks and shivering.

75 Years Ago

Sunday, December 3, 1944

• No paper

50 Years Ago

Wednesday, December 3, 1969

• Cadet Major Thomas J. Graf has been selected as the Army ROTC nominee from the University of South Dakota to participate in the Republic Day Celebration in India. The Indian National Cadet Corps, which is similar to the Army’s ROTC program, will host three US. ROTC cadets during this celebration.

• A 62-year banking career was started by W.H. Frei here in Wagner when he began work at the bank to gain business experience before heading back to law school. Now the 84-year-old chairman of the board of the Commercial State Bank, Frei remembers well his years of work as teller, bookkeeper, manager and finally the purchase of the bank. He never did make it to Harvard Law School as he planned.

25 Years Ago

Saturday, December 3, 1994

• Allen Schroeder had no official comment upon learning the W.H. Over Museum he directs will close under the proposed 1995 state budget, but he appeared puzzled that some lawmakers do not consider the museum unique or with a specific mission.

• As of Nov. 1, the snack bar located at Yankton Mall has been under new management. Curt and Vicki Babi are operating B’s Tasty Spot, formerly Herb’s Snack Bar. Noon specials will be offered throughout the week and Vicki will be dishing up her homemade vegetable, chili and potato soups.

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