Years Ago
100 Years Ago
Campbell County Progress
December 8, 1922

Thomas Ryckman, of Southern Emmons County, called at the Progress office Monday and had his subscription advanced for another year and also ordered the Progress sent to L. B. Seymour at Moose Jaw, Canada.

Frank Smith, of Dale, was in the city Tuesday.

Gus Bauma, of the Westfield neighborhood, was transacting business in our city Wednesday.

Jack’s Jolly Jazz Hounds furnished music for a dance in the Opera House last evening. A very good crowd attended.

The Smith Ranch drove in 92 head of hogs this week and will ship them tomorrow. This is one of the best herds of hogs that have come into Pollock for some time.

Prairie Picayune
December 7, 1922

Mrs. F.M. Weber returned Saturday evening from her trip across the river where she had spent a week visiting her son.

Carl Lovo left for St. Paul, Minnesota where he will spend the winter with his brother and work at the carpenter trade. Dr. Wohlleben was called out to the Westfield country one day last week. He experienced some difficulty making the trip with his car on account of the snow. Fred Hagel is the newly appointed Postmaster for Herreid. He entered upon his duties the first of the week.

75 Years Ago
Prairie Picayune
December 4, 1947

The highways are very slippery because of the frozen snow. A car and truck collided the past week with damage to both vehicles.

We just about got our roads dug out so that farmers could drive their cars to town when Monday night and Tuesday and occasionally since we got another six or eight inches of snow. It drifted a little with the wind and has made going a little tough again.

Milton Berreth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berreth, returned home recently from Hot Springs, Arkansas where he was lately stationed in the Army. He is now discharged.

50 Years Ago
Prairie Picayune
December 7, 1972

Cindy Ritter is the First South Dakota Teenage Republican on the South Dakota Republican Council. There are only ten members appointed to this council.

Cindy is presently serving as the 1972-73 South Dakota State Teen-Age Republican chairman. She is the chairman of the State Teenage Republican Executive Board and a member of the Sate Young Republicans Board.

Gene Zimmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Zimmerman received his third letter in football at Jamestown College, Jamestown, North Dakota, this year, performing for the Jimmies.

A new subject may be added to the curriculum at Herreid High School, Aviation Instruction, learning how to fly an airplane.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pfeifle attended the Brian Pfeifle, Deann Hollenbeck wedding in Mobridge Saturday evening.

Pollock Pioneer
December 7, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Ryckman celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly club met Monday evening at the school for their annual Christmas party. Games were enjoyed by 14 members and their guests. Gifts were exchanged.

James Pollock left Tuesday for Pierre where he will be employed by the Department of Instruction. The job will involve considerable work in photography.

Tom Renner was recently discharged from the Navy and has received a Commendation for his work while in the Navy. “Petty Officer Renner’s skill and judgement contributed significantly to the successful accomplishment of the ship’s mission and to the United States’ effort in the Western Pacific.”

Prairie Pioneer
25 Years Ago
December 4, 1997

Deborah Hehn and Brian Bertsch were married July 5, 1997. Deborah Hehn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Hehn, Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Campbell County Unit of the American Cancer Society sponsored Love Lights a Tree ceremonies in the towns of Herreid, Mound City and Pollock on Monday evening.

Funeral services were held for Lloyd Johnson, 77, of Pierre. Lloyd served with the Army Air Corps as a radio operator and mechanic on a B-17 in the Pacific theater during World War II. After he was discharged in 1946, he used his “GI” bill to study telegraphy, radio repair and obtained a pilot license and was stationed in Pierre in 1948. He married Betty Jean Clark at Helena, Montana. He and Betty lived in Pierre for many years. Betty is the daughter of Gene and Hattie Clark of Pollock.

David Grenz of Mound City had a surprise when he took a close look at the buck he brought down opening weekend. The buck had drop tined antlers, one dropped tine on each side.

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