Then & Now #29 1917-1997
|Then & Now # 29 1917-1997|
Compiled by Briana Wilson Funk
July 12, 1917
Dr. Clark is caring for little Bernice Hoy who was badly burned while lighting fireworks on the 6th of July.
The big barn dance at the Holst ranch on Friday night was much enjoyed by the large crowd present. A light lunch of sandwiches, cake and coffee was served at midnight.
Ted, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ritter of Vale had the index finger of his right hand dislocated and suffered other injuries while assisting in the hay field last Saturday. His hand was caught in the block of the stacker when the horse started unexpectedly.
July 14, 1927
I will sell my 480 acres of land on Dry Creek five miles north of Experiment Farm; quarter section with large hay bottom; more than 80 acres of tillable land; barn 25x50 with hay loft; plank floor; small house and cellar; all fenced and cross-fenced corrals; plenty of water any year, winter and summer; half section good for grazing and cultivation, fenced and good dam on it. Will sell either combined or single for $3,500. I want $500 down, or more; balance at 6 per cent interest. Possession given at once. Will throw in good team, harness, spring wagon, and other tools. About 100 tons of hay to cut. Forced to sell account ill health and old age. No incumbrances on place. AUGUST STRIETZEL-NEWELL, S. DAK.
Little Oscar Edwards, who has been quite ill with the flu, is reported to be improving.
The neighborhood has produced some apple blossoms in mid-July. Honest-to-goodness apple blossoms with all the fragrance of spring. Of course, they aren't in great profusion at this time but investigation would convince the skeptics. Now then, when will those apples be ripe? Perhaps in time for Thanksgiving.
Friends of Spencer Godfrey are sorry to learn that his car was stolen from the streets of Belle Fourche during the Round-Up.
Mrs. Rex Smith of the Redig vicinity had a narrow escape from death a few days ago in an encounter with an enraged bull. An 11-year -old son is credited with saving his mother's life, although she suffered numerous bruises and contusions. Mr. Smith, who was shearing sheep at the Doud pens near Fairpoint, was summoned home and immediately pronounced the death penalty on his bullship.
July 15, 1937
A meeting to consider ways and means for the acquisition of electric service in the Horse Creek neighborhood will be held at the Horse Creek schoolhouse tomorrow evening, July 16th, at 8 o'clock. Rural electrification is being extensively promoted in many sections of the country at this time. If a sufficient number of the residents of Horse Creek community are interested in securing electric facilities, it is believed the Federal Rural Electrification administration will consider the financing of such a project. Come out to the meeting Friday evening and bring your neighbors.
Miss Eleanor Wilson graduated the latter part of June from a two-year course at the Sioux Falls Business College and is vacationing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson.
Business is beginning to pick up on Newell's Summer Street-the roadway alongside the mammoth Hafner & Son wool warehouse in the railway yards. During the past few days about four carloads of wool have been sold, to various eastern houses, at a price ranging from 30 to 34 cents. A number of clips brought 33 and 34, while the average has been around 32 cents. Some two or more carloads of fleeces have been signed up for grading at the local warehouse, and to be offered later. Numerous buyers are visiting the Hafner warehouse daily and our Summer Street is now showing unusual activity. Indications now are that the bulk of the approximately 1,000,000 pounds of wool accumulated at Newell will be moved within the next ten days.
July 10, 1947
Workmen are well underway this week in excavating a partial basement, which Tony Todoroff is having constructed at the Newell Hotel. Mr. Todoroff plans to utilize the added room for installation of a new heating plant for the establishment. The plant will include a bottled gas furnace and he also plans a radiator in each room.
Bob Pickard, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pickard, suffered severe burns on his hand and arm Saturday evening when he threw a skillet of grease which had caught fire, out the door. Dr. L. L. Theberge treated the burns and he is getting along nicely.
Mrs. Virgil Van der Boom, Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Mrs. Robert Fabricus and Mrs. John Riggs were hostesses at a cradle shower for Mrs. Carl Orwick at the Orwick home last Wednesday afternoon. There were twenty ladies present and after the honored guest opened her many gifts a nice lunch was served.
July 11, 1957
Albert H. Eickelman, 61, well known Newell trucker and commander of the local American Legion post, passed away suddenly this morning at the hospital in Belle Fourche. Eickelman became suddenly ill Tuesday morning and passed away today. Eickelman, who was born August 11, 1895, had been a resident of Newell since 1934. A World War 1 veteran, he had served as commander of Ross-Kayras Post of the American Legion here for more than three years. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Francis in Colorado, Doug, Don, Darrell and Gary at Newell; a daughter, Mrs. Keith Milberg, Newell, and a number of other relatives.
Miss Alberta Larive, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Larive of St. Onge, became the bride of Harold Nelson, Newell, in St. Onge on Saturday, June 29th. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Arthur Westwood, of Spearfish, in the St. Onge Congregational Church. A reception was held for 300 guests in the church parlors. Mrs. Nelson was graduated from Spearfish high school and the groom was graduated from Newell high school.
July 13, 1967
A farewell coffee for Mr. and Mrs. Don West has been scheduled on July 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church fellowship room. The West family have recently moved to Belle Fourche. Everyone is invited to attend.
Willis Hoff, head football and track coach here for the past eight years, has resigned his position with the Newell school system, effective immediately. His resignation was accepted by the board of education at their meeting held Monday evening. Hoff, with his wife and children, will be moving to Sioux Falls near the end of July, where he has accepted a position with the Dale Gant Equitable Life Assurance Agency in that city. Hoff will start his new job August 1. He is now trying to sell his mobile home in Newell.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ahonen announce the engagement of their daughter Beverly Ann to David George Winkler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Winkler. The wedding has been set for September 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trohkimoinen are the proud parents of a baby girl born Saturday evening at the Sturgis hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson of Vale held a 25th wedding anniversary dinner, with a lovely cake, for the Howard Wilson's on the fourth. Also attending were Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Wilson and Cara of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
July 13, 1977
Rob Ruff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruff took third place in the 330-yard hurdles, intermediate division, 14-17 age group. His time was 42.15 seconds. This was during the Region II AAU Junior Olympics Track and Field meet held at Spearfish Saturday.
Bob Soderlin's mother, Mrs. Vesta Soderlin, and their niece, Darcey Simmons of Martin, spent the weekend at Mr. and Mrs. Bob Soderlin's family home. They also helped celebrate Brent Soderlin's ninth birthday Saturday.
July 15, 1987
Susan K. Kimball and Wayne L. Lettau were united in marriage on June 6, 1987 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newell at a 2:00 p.m. double ring ceremony performed by Father Dan Juelfs. Parents of the couple are Marietta Kimball and the late Garrett Kimball and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kivimaki all of Newell. A wedding dance was held at the Newell Community Hall.
Tom and Verna DeGarlais joined Harlan and Joan Palo and others at the Palo-Lakson Cabin in Spearfish Canyon on July 4. About sixty people attended this picnic which has been an annual event for over forty years.
A family gathering and picnic on the 4th of July was held at the Dean Oliver home.
July 16, 1997
July 3 Reva Cox took her four children to the carnival in Belle Fourche. Doug, Reva, Gayle, Tyler and Camylea attended Orman Dam fireworks. Sunday afternoon the Cox family dined out in Sturgis with Sam and Wyona Sundstrom. Gayle, Tyler and Camylea started swimming lessons last week.