100 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 11, 1919

• It has been reported here that Tom P. Mathers, for a number of years landscape artist with the Gurney Nurseries, died recently at Huron. The report has not been verified. He went to Huron last spring to take charge of the State Fair grounds.

• A small fire took the fire boys to the home of J.J. Larsen on Walnut Street last night. Fortunately the blaze was not a very serious one.

75 Years Ago

Sunday, June 11, 1944

• No paper

50 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 11, 1969

• J.J. (Jim) Kocer, well-known Tabor resident, has been named parade marshal for the 1969 Czech Days to be held June 23-24. Kocer is a lifelong resident of the Tabor community.

• Capt. Bill Wilson, bomb and arson expert who has been working with police departments and lecturing at schools and service club meetings for some 20 years, has moved to Yankton.

25 Years Ago

Saturday, June 11, 1994

• An expected 3,000 Native American Episcopalians and others are headed to Lake Andes by car, bus, motor home — even horse and wagon — for the annual Niobrara Convocation beginning Thursday. The Niobrara Deanery, comprised of most American Indians in the Diocese of South Dakota, has met annually since 1870.

• His band is named Otokahe, which means “beginnings” in Dakotah. And for local artist Vince Two Eagles, these days are filling with beginnings ranging from a new tape to an upcoming European tour.

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