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This Day in History - September 29-30

September 29, 1989

National Headlines:

  • The rating results for TV’s “Premier Week” are in and “The Cosby Show” is number one, followed by “Roseanne”.  “Cheers” was number three and “Golden Girls” was number four. 

State Headlines:

  • The Sioux Falls police department reports it cost them $3,330.00, or $34 a minute, to protect President Bush on a recent visit to the city.  Seventy-six officers and six reserve officers worked on the security team.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Scott Brown and Melanie Jones were crowned as Central High School’s homecoming royalty.  In Warner Melissa Palmer and Tim Borge will reign over homecoming activities.
  • Volunteers in Barnard will reshingle “Little Brown Hall” as part of the community’s centennial activities.
  • The Leola Volunteer Fire Department hosted a Fun Night and raised $2700 to help pay for a new fire truck.
  • Fifteen hundred people visited the historic Pickler Mansion in Faulkton this summer.
  • The Aberdeen Salvation Army is collecting supplies for the victims of Hurricane Hugo that hit areas of South Carolina last week.
  • Johnny Holm will be providing music for the Presentation College homecoming dance tomorrow night.
  • The Circus Sports Bar is hosting its Grand Opening.  You can always watch sports on 6 TVs at the Circus.
  • Ernie November has a great selection of new and used records, CDs and tapes.  Stop by 310 S 1st Street in Aberdeen.
  • At the movies:  John Candy in “Uncle Buck” and Robin Williams in “Dead Poet Society” at the Cinema Twins and “When Harry Met Sally” at the Capitol.
  • On TV tonight:  “Baywatch”, “Falcon Crest”, “Perfect Strangers” and “Full House”


September 30, 1980

National Headlines:

  • The US government will be forced to shut down all operations except those needed to protect “life and property” at midnight tonight (the end of the federal government fiscal year) unless President Carter signs an emergency funding bill to cover the costs of the government’s five million civilian and military employees.

State Headlines:

  • The state is reporting losses of $546 million due to the drought.  The biggest concern for the state’s farmers is finding feed for their livestock for winter.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Country singer Don Williams will be in Aberdeen for a concert next week at the Civic Arena.  Tickets are $7 in advance $8 at the door.
  • Lang’s Danielson-Brost appliance store is closed so the inventory can be moved to its new store location on east 6th Avenue.  The store will reopen there on October 1.
  • The Brown County Commission has granted permission to the Centennial Agriculture committee to use the southeast corner of the Brown County Fairgrounds for heritage ag exhibits.  The possibility of developing an old time town replica is being discussed.
  • Hansen Motors in Redfield has Vespa Scooters available.  These scooters get up to 158 miles per gallon of gasoline.
  • Tickets are now available for the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.  Featured speaker will be Tom Brokow.  Tickets for balcony seating for the speech portion of the event are available for $3.00 each.
  • The Eureka marching band won the Class C division field and street marching competitions held in conjunction with the recent Gypsy Day festivities.  Hoven’s band won the Class B field competition and Sully Buttes took the parade honors.  The Mandan North Dakota band swept the Class A competitions.
  • Tempo is offering one dozen Mason quart-canning jars for only $2.57.
  • Frank Bohall, Aberdeen’s United Way director, announced this year’s campaign goal would be $330,000 and pledge solicitation will begin next week.
  • At the movies:  “Blue Lagoon” and “Smoky and the Bandit II” at the Cinema Twins and “Airplane” at the Capitol.
  • On TV Tonight:  “WKRP in Cincinnati”  “Johnny Carson’s 18th Anniversary Special” and “That’s Incredible”