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This Day in History - March 3 - 7

March 3, 1967

National Headlines

  • A federal judge denied Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa’s request for additional time to put his affairs in order prior to entering prison to begin his 8 year term for jury tampering. 

State Headlines:

  • The state legislature is considering a bill to establish a retirement program for South Dakota’s 5700 state government workers.  If passed, each employee would contribute 3.5% of each paycheck and the state would match the contribution.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Trumpeter Bob Downie of Britton is among several members of the Northern band to be selected to participate in the South Dakota Intercollegiate All State Band.

  • Voters in Mansfield approved a resolution to consolidate the Mansfield Community School with the Northville Northwestern Independent School District.  The next step is for the county school boards in Brown and Spink counties to approve the merger.

  • Voters in Milbank will consider whether or not to approve fluoridation of the city’s water supply.

  • Ladies--new spring hats have arrived at Feinstein’s--they also have a complete selection for “larger” head sizes.

  • Salaries for city officials were $400/month for the mayor and $300/month for the city commissioners.

  • Clark became the first entry in the State B Tournament by defeating Cresbard 60-49. 

  • Dance to the “Pastels” this weekend at the Loel Lust Chevrolet Showroom.  Dance sponsored by the Aberdeen Auto Club.

  • “Alfie” starring Michael Caine now showing at the Capitol.

  • Free beer at Shimy’s (Shimmies) as a thanks for making Shimy’s the #1 college bar in Aberdeen.  Coat & tie required!!

  • Tonight on TV:  “The Wild, Wild West”


March 4, 1988

National Headlines:

  • The Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets, new NBA expansion teams, will begin playing this fall.

  • Randy Travis was named best male vocalist at this year’s Grammy awards.  Paul Simon’s “Graceland” was named record of the year.  “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail was named song of the year.

State Headlines:

  • The official vote tallies were released today for South Dakota’s presidential primary vote.  Top Democratic vote getters in the state were:  Richard Gebhardt with 43.5% of the votes and Michael Dukakis with 31%.  Al Gore claimed 8%.  Republican results were:  Bob Dole with 55% followed distantly by Pat Robertson with 19% and George Bush with 18%.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Pete Carrels was presented the Aquatic Resource Conservation Award by the Dakota chapter of the American Fisheries Society 

  • Local rodeo-dance favorite Kyle Evans and his Company Cowboy Band have released their sixth album “Requested Country.”

  • Williams and Ree are in Las Vegas where they are the opening act for Barbara Mandrell.

  • See the Johnny Cash show at the Civic Arena--tickets $12.50 in advance $14.00 at the door.

  • Robin Williams stars in “Good Morning, Vietnam” now showing at the Cinema Twin.

  • The Ipswich Farmers Elevator has the first fully automated fueling system in the state.  The system allows 24-hour fuel service to credit card customers.

  • Rod Tobin, a junior at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN, has been elected vice-president of the campus student association.

  • John Davis has joined the American News as a staff photographer.

  • Tonight on TV:  “Perfect Strangers”, “Full House” and “Belvedere”


March, 5, 1976

National Headlines:

  • Minnesota Twin Harmon Killebrew announced his retirement.  He will become an announcer and color commentator for a Minneapolis TV station covering Twins games.

  •  Senate Majority leader, Mike Mansfield of Montana announced he will not seek re-election.  He has served in the US Senate for 23 years.

State Headlines:

  • South Dakota’s US Representative, Larry Pressler, announced he will seek a second term.

  • State ski report--Terry Peak is reporting a 28 inch base with 3” of new snow.  Deer Mountain has a 30” base with 3” new snow.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • “The Lettermen” will be in concert at the Civic Arena.  Ticket prices--$3.50/reserved or $2.50/bleacher

  • Sign up now for summer basketball camps with Coach Bob Wachs.  There will be camps for both boys and girls teams.

  • SDSU senior wrestler Al Novstrup of Sisseton is competing in the 150 pound class at the NCAA Division II championships in Fargo.

  • Dance to the Charlie Browns featuring Bob & Lucy Styles at the Farmers Bar in Brentford.

  • Rick Riedel is a member of the Central High School Junior/Senior Prom planning committee.  This year’s theme will be “Beside You All the Way” words taken from the song “If” that will be played during the Grand March.

  • The Hoven community has finalized its plans to help celebrate the nation’s bicentennial this summer.  The first ever all-school reunion is one of the events to look forward to.

  • Ipswich earned a state B tournament berth for the first time since 1952 by defeating Mobridge in Region 2B 

  • Roncalli journalism student, Peggy Blando, has been selected to be part of Journalism City at this year’s girls state.


March 6, 1960

National Headlines:

  • The United States Senate has ended 125 hours of filibustering over controversial civil rights legislation.  However, talks are scheduled to continue after a one day recess.

  • Hollywood actors are striking their contracting studios in hopes of receiving a financial cut of the proceeds of the sale of recent movies to TV for future broadcast.  Some experts feel this could be the end of Hollywood as we know it.

State Headlines:

  • South Dakota currently has 7, 041 men on active duty in the military service--about 1% of the state’s population.  There are also some 10,000 in the standby reserves and 4,650 in the Air and Army National Guards.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Dennis Maloney is the new president of the Aberdeen Jaycees. 

  • Only one more week to register for 10,000 free Gold Bond Stamps at Guhin Brothers Drive In Dry Cleaning Shop.

  • Live and In Person--Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra at the Civic Arena next week.  Reserved seats $2.50  General admission $1.50.

  • The retail merchants division of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce announce the following change in business hours effective next week.  Stores will be open each Monday from noon until 9pm and no longer open on Friday evenings.

  • An agreement has been reached between the Aberdeen City Commission and the School Board over the storage of the city’s 39 voting machines.  35 of them will be stored at the school where they are used--the remaining 4 will be stored at the Armory.

  • Newly released figures indicate that the assessed values of property in Aberdeen is the lowest of the six largest SD cities.  The average valuation of an Aberdeen residence is $2,227; an unimproved lot is assessed at $485.

  • Now playing at the Orpheum--Randolph Scott in “Commanche Station”  Opening next week the “must see movie of the century”  “On the Beach” with Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck.

  • Tonight on TV  “Colt 45”,  “Dinah Shore”, and “Sea Hunt”


March 7, 1984

National Headlines:

  • Democrat Gary Hart came out of the Vermont presidential primary with a 3 to 1 win over Walter Mondale.  Others hoping to be the Democratic candidate are:  George McGovern, John Glenn, Rev. Jesse Jackson.

  • Michael Jackson will undergo surgery to repair damage done to his scalp during the recent filming of a commercial.

State Headlines:

  • Governor Janklow signed into law a bill calling for a contribution of $25,000 from South Dakota to a fund established to help restore the Statue of Liberty.  Janklow noted that South Dakota is the only state thus far to approve funds for this national project.

  • A winter storm belted Rapid City and the western areas of the state making travel nearly impossible and the storm is traveling eastward--bad timing for the many teams and fans trying to get to Rapid for the State B basketball tournament. 

Local/Area Headlines:

  • The Groton Tigers are the only area team participating in the State B tournament this year.

  • Aberdeen referee Duane Donat has been selected as one of 8 state B tournament officials.

  • Members of the Aberdeen Central band will be selling pizzas to help fund an upcoming trip to Winnipeg.

  • Listen to Keisz and Company (Bob Kiesz, Patty Kirkpatrick, Chuck Gugel and Paul Dutt) at the Elks this weekend.

  • Nearly 150 students at Barnard were fingerprinted as part of the area’s effort to provide a means of positive identification for children.  The Brown County sheriff’s office supervised the session.

  • The Parks and Rec Department is now taking reservations for a garden spot in Aberdeen’s community garden areas.

  • Loren Steele, president of Super 8 Motels, announced the company opened 48 new motels in 1983 and hoped to open 70 more in 1984.

  • Now showing at the Capitol  Shirley MacLean in “Terms of Endearment”  or watch Bo Derrick and Dudley Moore in “10” on TV tonight.

  • Tomorrow KSFY will begin live broadcasts of the State B games from Rapid City.  Announcers are Mark Ovendon and Tom Maxwell.