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This Day in History - April 28-30

April 28, 1973

National Headlines:

  • President Nixon is in seclusion at Camp David to plan how to handle the ever unfolding Watergate scandal and the effect it is having on his administration and his close personal advisors.

  • Irene Ryan who is better known as “Granny” on the Beverly Hillbillies has died after suffering a stroke nearly six weeks ago.

State Headlines:

  • A few state legislators are advocating for a unicameral, or one house, legislature to replace the present bi-cameral legislative system currently used in South Dakota.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Construction is progressing on the auto-bank at Aberdeen’s First National Bank.  The facility is expected to be ready by summer.

  • The old Elks Lodge Building at 517 S Main has been sold to the Eagles Lodge to replace their current lodge at 1017 S Main.  The Elks moved to their new building north of town last fall.

  • The Aberdeen Athletic Boosters will host its annual recognition dinner for the wrestling and basketball team captains from Northern, Central and Roncalli.

  • The first stock car races of the season at the Brown County Raceway will be held tomorrow.  Local favorites, George Jundt in his #6 car and Roger Swenson with his #7 car are expected to participate.

  • Feinstein’s Bootery in downtown Aberdeen has a new selection of women’s platform shoes in stock.

  • Travel to Nashville to see George Jones & Tammy Wynette at the Grand Ole Opry with a tour from Aberdak Travel.  Transportation, 3 days in Nashville, rooms, and tickets to 2 opry shows just $164.

  • Sunday special at the Da-Go Inn in “downtown” Warner--Chicken Cacciatori and all the trimmings just $1.75

  • Now showing at the Orpheum:  “Cabaret”   special midnight showing of George Harrison and friends’ “The Concert for Bangladesh”.

  • Tonight on TV;  “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”  “The Carol Burnett Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show”


April 29, 1985

National Headlines:

  • The New York Yankees front office fired manager Yogi Berra yesterday and replaced him with Billy Martin.  This is the fourth time during his career that Martin has led the Yankees.

State Headlines:

  • The Sears and Roebuck Company is considering Sioux Falls as the site of its new credit card operation.  They will be hiring people with data entry and computer keyboard skills.  State officials are hoping this might entice the state’s young people who are trained in computer operations to remain in the state for employment.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Federal Express has opened an office in Aberdeen. 

  • Tim Rich has been elected to the Aberdeen City Council. 

  • The Northeastern Mental Health Center in Aberdeen has launched a 10-county fundraising effort  to raise $100,000 to build “Dakota House”, a home for troubled adolescents.

  • The Groton Future Farmers of America club has just completed building an exercise course in the Groton City Park.  The course consists of 14 exercise stations along a one-half mile path.

  • The new Salvation Army Community Center and Thrift Store is now open at 10th St. and 6th Ave. in Aberdeen.

  • Eat at Godfather’s Pizza and get your refillable “Tapper”, an 80-ounce beverage keg for only $1.99.

  • US Secretary of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole, will visit Aberdeen in June to view firsthand the troubled rail system within the area.

  • The Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company reports it will receive a shipment of the “new Coke” next week and it should hit store shelves by May 8.  The new coke flavor is claimed to be creamier and bolder than the Coke it will replace.

  • Northern’s number one tennis player, John Carrels, lost just one match this year.  He will graduate in May and attend University of Minnesota Dental School next fall.

  • Osco has “Hacky Sack” foot bags on sale this week for only $3.99

  • Tonight on TV:  “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”, “Kate & Allie” and “Cagney & Lacey”


April 30, 1979

National Headlines:

  • About 1500 pilots for Northwest Airlines went on strike today.  The company will try to maintain 4 daily round trip flights from Minneapolis to Chicago, but no other flights will remain.

State Headlines:

  • More than 3.5 million dead fish have been pulled out of Lake Poinsett as part of the winterkill cleanup being conducted by the National Guard.  The fish died because of a lack of oxygen over the winter.

  • The state spent $1 million extra in snow removal this year with plows covering over 1 million miles throughout the winter.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Some results of the Aberdeen Relays
    - Gettysburg High School’s 440 yard relay team took first place. Team members were:  Brad Tennant, Pat Simon, John Lomheim, and Dave Langslet.
    - Eureka’s Stew Mehlhaff took second place in the long jump.
    - Kip Pharis of Groton took third in the shot put.
    - Jennifer King of Aberdeen Roncalli won the high jump.
    - Joan Stocking of Aberdeen Central won the 100 yard dash. 

  • The annual “Go-Fly-A-Kite” day sponsored by the Cosmopolitan Club and the Parks and Recreation Department will be held next week at the Brown County Fairgrounds.  Minimum string length is 25’.  Prizes will be given for the prettiest kite, the ugliest kite, the largest kit kite and most patriotic kite.  The highest flying kite will win a special award.

  • Kim’s Limited--a ladies shoe store--will open next week in the Moccasin Plaza mini Mall.

  • Local real estate market--a 3 bedroom house with fireplace and rec. room located in northeast Aberdeen $36,900;  5 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air and gas heat in north Aberdeen only $29,000; Simmons area 2 baths, 4 bedroom plus den $42,500.

  • Dance to Duane Niles and the Country Wheels Saturday night at the Ward Hotel Crystal Ballroom.

  • Shop for graduation suits at Bates--The Store for Men and Boys.

  • At the Movies:  “The Other Side of the Mountain 2” at Cinema 2, “The Boys in Company C” at the Orpheum.

  • On TV tonight:  “Rhoda”,  “Alice”, and “Police Story”