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This Day in History - May 1-2

May 1, 1986

National Headlines:

  • The Kiwanis International Board announced it will recommend that women be admitted to the service organization.  A 2/3 majority of the delegates at the upcoming international convention would need to agree with this idea and allow the organization to change its bylaws accordingly.

  • The top 5 TV shows this week are:  “The Cosby Show”, “Family Ties”, “Resting Place”, “60 Minutes”, and “Murder She Wrote”

State Headlines:

  • Governor Bill Janklow is recommending school consolidation for many smaller school districts so they can operate more effectively and efficiently.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Reverend Leonard Fox has been appointed to serve the St. Anthony’s Parish in Hoven.  He served the parish in Groton prior to this appointment.

  • Northern’s Tony Arampatzis finished third in the shot put event of the district 12 NAIA track meet held at Swisher Field.

  • Kristin Johnson of Pierpont appeared on “The Price is Right” show.

  • Three Holgate students won the right to participate in the annual math contest held at Northern.  Mike Downie qualified in geometry, Erik Chuang in algebra, and  Brad Borge in algebra.

  • Teachers in the Aberdeen public school system are trying to convince the school board to incorporate the D’Nealian method of penmanship into the elementary curriculum.  Currently only Lincoln Elementary is using this method.

  • More than 400 Super 8 franchisees, managers and employees will be in Aberdeen in May for the Super 8 Motel national convention.  Super 8 built its first motel in Aberdeen in 1974.

  • Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce manager Rex Hammond announced that the organization’s city beautification program would include a “Yard of the Week” contest.  The city will be divided into 4 sections and the honor will rotate among the sections throughout the summer.

  • Loel Lust Chevrolet has named Ron Droog as its used car salesman of the month.

  • Continental Airlines added a third daily flight from Aberdeen to Pierre and on to cities in the west.  This flight was added especially for the business traveler,making it possible to make a round trip to Denver in one day.

  • Tonight on TV:  “Simon & Simon”  “Bridges to Cross” and “Knots Landing”


May 2, 1973

National Headlines:

  • Long-time Democratic politician John Connally from Texas announced today he was switching to the Republican party.  He thinks in today’s society the Republican party better represents the broad views of most Americans.

State Headlines:

  • State medical officials are trying to create ways to ease the state’s lack of medical personnel since earlier this year, the state legislature defeated a bill calling for the creation of a four-year medical school at the University of South Dakota.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Aberdeen Central tennis team members Bruce Mannes, Bruce Poe, Doug Forseth, Bill Hauck were victorious in their matches with the Watertown team.

  • The organizational meeting of the city league baseball teams will take place at the Club 23 tomorrow night.  All players and managers are encouraged to attend.

  • Prom dress clearance at Pred’s Cloud Nine Terrace this week.  Dresses normally $35 - $45 are now only $24!

  • The city of Aberdeen reminds bicycle riders of the 14 part ordinance pertaining to bike riding currently on the books.  Violation of any one of these is a misdemeanor.  The #1 rule is that every bicycle ridden in the city of Aberdeen must have a license.  The license must be affixed to the rear fender so it can be easily seen.

  • Aberdeen also has regulations for residential trash containers.  All cans must hold at least 10 to 30 gallons, have a tight lid and handles on each side.  Trash collectors will tag improper containers and if they are not replaced within a week, the containers will also be taken when the trash is picked up.

  • Register at Tonner’s Piggly Wiggly for the 1000 free S&H Green Stamps to be given away each week during May. 

  • “Man of LaMancha”, the greatest romantic musical of all time, starring Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren starts tonight at the Orpheum.

  • Taco John’s is proud to offer the lowest prices in town.  Tacos--$.35; burritos--$.35; taco burgers --$.45; pop $.10 or $.20!

  • Norg Sanderson has been promoted to Vice President and Manager of the East Branch of the First National Bank in Aberdeen.

  • The following members of the Northwestern High School track team set the record in the girls 440 relays and mile relays at the Aberdeen Relays--Myrna Mathieu, Lonie Morgan, Terri Seymour, Tammi Besier, and Eileen Scott.