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This Day in History - June 2-6


June 2, 1977

National Headlines:

  • David Brinkley, anchor of the NBC Nightly News, has been named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the International Radio and Television Society.
  • NASA’s $50 million search for life on Mars has ended. Final tests have been completed on the sample materials collected from the surface of Mars by the unmanned Viking 1 and Viking 2 spacecrafts that have been working on the planet since last fall.

State Headlines:

  • Eureka’s LeRoy Hoffman formally announced his plans to run for Governor of South Dakota.  Hoffman currently is a member of the SD Senate.
  • Travel rates for state employees have been increased.  Mileage allowances for those using state vehicles for required travel increased from $.14 to $.16 per mile; allowances for use of private vehicles for travel rose from $.09 to $.11 per mile.  The meal and room allowance increased to $25 from $20.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Big Bird and Cookie Monster will be at the Aberdeen Kmart this weekend.
  • All colors of Leisure Suits are 40% off at Plymouth Clothing Company in downtown Aberdeen.
  • Curt Frederickson, pitcher for C&R Transfer, picked up a win in the opening game of the Aberdeen City League baseball season last night as his team defeated Groton.  Frederickson struck out 14 and gave up only 2 hits
  • Despite homeruns by Gary Deibert and Jerry Hansen, the Aberdeen Smittys lost to a Sioux City team in a tournament match in Wakefield, Nebraska.  The Smittys took third overall in the event.
  • Tempo has a new stock of “Presto-Burger” burger cookers on sale for only $10.88.
  • Aberdeen is hosting the annual meeting of The South Dakota State Medical Association at the Holiday Inn.
  • Members of the class of 1978—book your graduation picture sitting now at Lantsberger Studio in Aberdeen and receive a 10% discount.
  • Students at Northern are already planning for the Gypsy Day festivities scheduled for next October.  Area students on the planning committee are Cheryl Ohman, Rhonda Lieth, and Dave Zinter of Aberdeen and Julie Heidenreich of Mansfield.
  • Grocery specials at Gibson’s Discount Center include an 8 pak of 16 oz bottles of Pepsi or Bubble-Up for only $.97 plus deposit, Banquet cream pies 2 for $.99, bananas $.23/pound, and a 3 pound can of Crisco for $1.39

 

June 3, 1988

National Headlines:

  • The Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons will play for the NBA championship.  Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar play for the Lakers while Isaiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer play for Detroit.
  • The “ABC Nightly News” anchored by Peter Jennings was the top-rated national news program for the 5th straight week.  CBS was second and NBC third.

State Headlines:

  • Ducks Unlimited Inc. has spent more than $4 million in South Dakota since 1984. The group has funded the construction of over 20 waterfowl habitat improvement projects on public lands throughout the state.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church in Highland Township near Aberdeen will celebrate its centennial next week.  The 2-day event will include visits from former pastors, a mass choir concert, and a picnic.
  • Governor George Mickelson is in town to speak at the Governor’s Banquet tonight at Boy’s State.
  • Aberdeen’s two outdoor swimming pools (Holgate and Southside) open for the season tomorrow.
  • See the live mannequins at the Grand Opening of the 301 Express ladies clothing store in downtown Aberdeen on the corner of Third Avenue and South Main .
  • Members of the Britton Community Theater will present 2 melodramas in 14 performances this weekend at the Ft. Sisseton Historical Festival. 
  • The 18th annual auto show is this weekend in Sisseton.  New this year, a category for those owning 1960-1970 era vehicles.
  • Loel Lust Chevrolet of Aberdeen sold its Mazda franchise to Pierson Ford-Lincoln-Mercury also of Aberdeen.  According to Jim Lust, company president, the last time the dealership sold a franchise was in 1938 when it sold its Cadillac franchise.
  • Food Bonanza in Aberdeen is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with these specials, grapes $.99 per pound, California peaches $.78 per pound and ground beef $.97 per pound.  Birthday cake will be served daily.
  • Centennial Village on the Brown County Fairgrounds will open for the season tomorrow.
  • The Aberdeen Catholic School system has hired Larry Klapperich of Wessington Springs as its new superintendent. 
  • Tonight on TV:  “Beauty and the Beast” “Full House” and “Miami Vice”

 

June 4, 1973

National Headlines:

  • The National Audubon Society has completed its 73rd annual bird survey that was conducted by 20,350 bird watchers in the 50 states, Central America and the West Indies.  In all, more than 755 bird species were found.
  • South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, a Lebanese American, not only sponsors legislation while in DC but also a coed softball team comprised of his office staff.  His team, “Ab’s Lebs” currently holds a 4-0 record in the congressional softball league.

State Headlines:

  • Rapid City police are investigating a burglary at a local western wear store.  Robbers took a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots valued at $10,000.   The boots, on loan for display from the Tony Lama Company, were inset with sapphires, rubies and diamonds and had gold inlaid lacing. 

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Graduation ceremonies were held last night at Aberdeen Central High School. Among the 401 graduates were Paul Darling, Paul Leon, Susan Odland (now Ewinger), and David Wachs.
  • Al Sahli, head track coach at Northern, has been named the District 12 Coach of the Year.
  • Beta Sigma Phi will hold its “Coffee Kidnap” at Fischer’s Good Foods tomorrow.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Aberdeen School of Hope.
  • Openings are still available in the “Prairiewood Charm Course” for girls ages 11-15.  Tuition is $25 for six lessons.  The course includes:  model’s walk, social grace, etiquette, wardrobe planning, makeup, the art of conversation, personality development and figure control.  The teacher modeled and taught at the Minneapolis Charm School for five years.
  • Top Records for the week include:  “My Love” by Wings, “Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter, “Daniel” by Elton John, and “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando & Dawn,
  • Aberdeen’s Lee Park Golf Course will have the advantage of “watered fairways” this year.  Work on the sprinkling system is nearly complete and the water is scheduled to be turned on next week.
  • Vera Schlosser of Cresbard set a meet record of 5’7” in the long jump event at the AAU Midwest Region 7 girl’s track meet in Hastings, Nebraska. 
  • The Youth Council of the Aberdeen YMCA will hold a dance at the Wylie Park Pavilion to raise money to send two Central High School wrestlers to Mexico with the South Dakota wrestling team this summer.
  • Plans are final for the Warner All-School Reunion.  Scheduled events include a dance with music by the Harry Eisele Orchestra, a potluck dinner, and a “good old days” program. 

 

June 5, 1990

National Headlines:

  • The Big 10 Conference now has 11 teams with the addition of Penn State.  Presidents of the universities in the conference approved the expansion making Penn State the first addition to the Midwest-based conference since Michigan State was admitted in 1949.
  • The Olympic torch is making its way to Minneapolis the site of the 1990 US Olympic Festival.

State Headlines:

  • Voter turnout in the upcoming South Dakota primary is expected to be light since there are no state wide primary races.
  • School districts in the state report more than 500 openings for teachers and administrators for the next school term.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Pollock will host its annual Dairy Days this weekend.
  • Ferney is sponsoring a community wide potluck supper tomorrow.  After supper, a drawing will be held for a live pig.
  • The Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a bicycle tour of Sand Lake this weekend.  The department will provide transportation for participants and their bikes to the Refuge where the tour will begin.
  • Lynn Locken won the 1990 Super 8 Ladies Golf Tournament held Moccasin Creek Country Club.
  • Groton has a golf course for the first time in 48 years.  The 250 members of the Olive Grove Golf Association raised $170,000 to renovate and expand the golf course built in the 1930s and closed during WW II.
  • Get a new dot-matrix printer at Radio Shack for only $219.95.
  • Dance students from the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studio will perform this weekend in the studio’s 20th annual dance revue.
  • Top video rentals for the week:  1.  “Look Who’s Talking”, 2. “Sea of Love”, 3. “Black Rain”, 4. Dead Poets Society” and 5. “Sex, Lies and Videotape”.
  • On TV Tonight:  “ Growing Pains”, “Jake and the Fat Man” and “Quantum Leap”
  • At the movies:  “Pretty Woman”, “Back to the Future III”, and Total Recall”  all at the Midco Cinemas.

 

June 6, 1969

National Headlines:

  • Today marks the 25th anniversary of D-Day, the day during WW II when Allied Forces landed on the Normandy beaches of France.
  • Congress gave itself a raise.  Members of congress will now receive an annual salary of $42,500, up $12,000 from last year.

State Headlines:

  • Sioux Falls Lincoln track coach, Rick Greeno, has been named high school track Coach of the Year by the SD Coaches Ass’n.  Greeno attended Langford High School and won the state title in the 440 yard dash in 1946.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Stan Ryman of Mansfield will represent Aberdeen Central High School and Mary Schaunaman of Frederick will represent Frederick High School at the state teen age Road-E-O in Redfield.  The safe driving competition is sponsored by the Aberdeen Jaycees.
  • Sixty seven members of the Aberdeen unit of the South Dakota National guard left Aberdeen today in a convoy of 15 trucks and jeeps headed for Fort Carson, Colorado, where they will train for two weeks.  1st. Lt. Charles Kornmann is the commander of the group.
  • The Aberdeen Municipal Band begins its 51st season tomorrow evening with a concert in the band shell at Aldrich Park.  Conductor Dean Deuel (say Dual) begins his 20th year as the group’s leader.
  • Vicki Huffman of Aberdeen Central High School has been chosen to attend the five-week National High School Journalism Institute at Northwestern University later this month.
  • Tom Daschle graduated from SDSU last weekend.
  • Aberdeen fire chief Charles Myers announced he will retire from duty August 1.  He has been with the department since August 1, 1922.
  • Fab-N-Trim, a national fabric store, will open in the building being vacated by the Brown Paint Store at 117 S Main in Aberdeen.  .
  • Knothole Gang tickets to the Aberdeen Pheasant baseball games are now available at the Aberdeen police station.  Boys and girls 13 and under may purchase these tickets for $1 each.   They are good at all Pheasant home games.
  • The Brentford All School reunion is set for July.  The 1969 graduates are invited as special guests since they were the final graduating class prior to the school’s closing.
  • Shop Newberrys for your summer fun needs.  A 24” jumbo charcoal grill just $6.88; a Hibachi table top grill is only $8.88.  Beach balls are $.68 and a instant-load camera kit complete with flashcubes, and one roll of black and white film is only $6.88
  • Tonight on TV:  “High Chaparral”, “The Saint”, “The Wild, Wild West” and “Gomer Pyle”