100 Years Ago
Campbell County Progress
April 6, 1923
August Herr buys Sandy’s Barber Shop. Last Tuesday morning, a deal was closed between Sandy Solomonson and August Herr, where by the later became owner of the City Barber Shop. Mr. Herr has been running the barber shop in the Opera House the last few months and is a first class barber. Sandy intends to go farming this spring and expects to break up about 200 acres for flax. We wish him the best in this new venture.
Pollock Hotel is now vacant. French Summer who has been proprieter of the Pollock hotel this winter closed the hotel the first of the month. He expects to go farming. The reason he quit is because there wasn’t enough business. There are still two hotels and a restaurant.
Beware! Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of County Superintendent of Schools of Campbell County to prosecute the parents of all children of school age who are not sending their children to school regularly.
A few farmers have started seeding.
April 5, 1923
Mike and Jake Traxinger went to Mound City yesterday morning to interview the county commissioners about some bridge work which necessarily should be looked after.
Watch our display window for specimens of the best sausages and cured meats you can buy in town. They are made in our own establishment by our expert sausage maker, Kramlick and Berndt.
You can surely shake your feet if you attend the firemen’s dance at the M.W. A. Hall next Wednesday evening. Music by Aberdeen’s now popular orchestra, the Frisco Four.
The Equity Motor Company held an auction sale last Saturday afternoon and disposed of a lot of accessories and cars at bargain prices. They will hold another such sale in the near future.
Dr. Wohlleben was called to Mound City the past week where he found a number of scarlet fever cases. As Superintendent of the County Board of Health he ordered the closing of the school to check the spread of the disease.
The weather the past week has been generally fair though still too cold to thaw out the field much. Spring work is being very much delayed this year.
75 Years Ago
April 1, 1948
Because of the high water over No. 83 between here and Linton, the Pierre Bismarck bus has not been running this past week.
John G. Ebel from about 10 miles of Herreid, was in town last week Thursday afternoon for the first time in a long while. Deep snow and bad road conditions was the cause.
Train service on this branch of the Soo Line has been curtailed the first of the week on account of the fuel situation due to the coal miners strike. The train makes the trip every other day now to conserve coal.
Apparently we will be spared a flood this spring. The waters of the Spring Creek are flowing away nicely so far but the low lands south of our city have been covered with water, some of it coming from Lake Campbell.
The senior class of Herreid High School will present a three-act comedy “Don’t Darken my Door” by Annie Coulter Martens Wednesday evening April 1, in the high school gym at 8 o’clock.
50 Years Ago
April 5, 1973
The work of these boys brought Pollock second place in the Future Farmers of America judging contests at Hoven last week. Shown holding their plaque are Kent Meyer, Oren Kightlinger, Dale Wagner, Knute Reierson, LeVern Deibert, Brad Larson and Don Borr.
Fourteen schools participated in the event, held at the Richard DeRouchey dairy farm according to Jim Kanable, the teacher in charge of the Future Farmers in America teams.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Bossert and Kathy attended a potluck supper Sunday at the Bethel Bible Camp in Mobridge in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bossert and family who moved back from Washington where they had been making their home for the past six months.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Brockel were Sunday dinner guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Odde of Herreid.
Special events for Future Homemakers of America week, April 1-7 have been planned by the Pollock School chapter. On Wednesday the freshmen arranged to treat the teachers to coffee and home made cinnamon rolls. Today the sophomores are hold a play school for pre-school children. On Friday the Home Economics III class will have a program and coffee party for the Senior Citizens in the Center.
April 5, 1973
Airman Simon C. Brandner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Brandner, Herreid, has been assigned to Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado after completing Air Force basic training. He has been assigned to the Technical Training Center at Lowry for specialized training in the munitions and weapons maintenance field.
A talent contest will be held April 29 in conjunction with the Mound City Hobby Show which will be held April 29. Anyone interested in entering the contest is urged to call Mrs. LeMoyne Fiedler of Selby or Mrs. Roger Kruger, Mound City.
Herreid is losing one of its original churches. The little white church that has stood so many years just east of the old “show hall,” is being torn down. The church was built in 1902 by the Baptist members under the ministry of Rev. A. Kludt on the same site that the Baptist Church stands now. It was sold to the Reformed Church in 1921 and moved to its present location. The church served the Reformed people until they built a new church in 1960. The little Reformed church has remained in several Reformed members hands until it was sold with the stipulation that it be torn down completely and the lot cleaned up.
25 Years Ago
April 2, 1998
Area Boys and Girls Staters were names. Matthew Beck and Laci Mittleider were selected from Herreid High School. Ron Vander Wal and Denae Wittmeier were selected from Pollock High School.
Rilyn and Connor Bates came home to Herreid March 28. Saturday was a special day for Mark and Trista Bates of Herreid. Since the birth of their twins on March 1, Mark and Trista have been waiting to bring them home to Herreid, but health concerns kept the twins confined to Sioux Valley Hospital for almost four weeks. The twins were born early due to complications which developed during Trista’s pregnancy.
The Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church will be having a series of services April 3-5 with the Rev. Dale Haven Cox of Holland, Michigan as the guest preacher. The Rev. Cox is a gifted preacher and evangelist in the Reformed Church in America. The public is invited to these special services.
Regional History Day winners all earned first place honors on individual projects at the Regional History Day contest held in Gettysburg on March 25. They will compete at the State History Day Contest. Lacey Hasper’s project was entitled “German Russians,” Michelle Reierson’s project was entitled “The Many Faces of South Dakota,” and Mark Haan’s project was entitled “Time Marches On.”