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Early Douglas County Newspapers

from "Dakota" by O. H. Holt, 1885

 

Douglas County Chronicle..Grand View
South Dakota Tribune, Rep.. Grand View
Globe, Rep............ .......Harrison

 

 

 

A South Dakota Bank Falls

ARMOUR, S.D. , June 19 - The Douglas county bank, located here, has closed its doors. The liabilities are estimated at $33,000 and the assets at a like amount. G.W. Lumly is president and J.D. Humbert cashier.

The Iola Register, (Iola, KS.) June 23, 1893

Contributed by Lisa Smalley
 


Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, ND, May 13, 1922

WIFE OF LABORER RETURNS FORTUNE FOUND IN STREET

Sioux Falls, S.D., May 12 - John H. Fitzgerald, contractor, formerly of Corsica, South Dakota, now of Minneapolis, today had returned to him a grip containing personal effects and cash and securities valued at more than $10,000 which fell out of his automobile through Sioux Falls about a month ago.  The grip was found in the street by the wife of a laborer.  The husband reported the find and the grip was placed in a vault in a local bank.  Today Fitzgerald identified the property and the finder was given $100.


Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD, July 18, 1917

Frank Doty, Frank Denbesto, Arthur Blum and Clark Culver, the four members of the South Dakota national guard from Corsica being called into service Sunday, the ladies of Corsica branch, American Red Cross, gave them a reception, about 600 people being present to bid them farewell.


The Aberdeen Daily News, Thursday, July 23, 1908
Armour, S. D. – A vicious dog and a gun that hung fire worked a combination act on the street here that had everybody in sight guessing for several minutes. When the smoke and dust had cleared away the net results were found to be two wounded boys, one with a chunk of flesh torn off his right leg and arm and his forehead pierced by pellets of lead. And in the midst lay a dead dog.
Earl Davis, about 13 years old, was mounting his delivery wagon when a vicious dog leaped at him and inflicted a severe flesh wound in the right thigh. Bystanders at once secured a double-barrel gun and tried to shoot the dog, but the gun refused to go off. Then one of the men seized the weapon and threw it al the animal. Just as the gun struck the ground both barrels were discharged, the shot taking effect in the person of Roy Brown, who was passing on the opposite side of the street. Citizens clubbed the dog to death on the spot.


13 Aug 1914
Aberdeen American

Stunned by the shock from a bolt of lightning, which killed a horse in an adjoining stall to that in which he was milking a cow, Charles Ray, a farmer south of Armour, recovered consciousness in time to extinguish a fire which threatened the destruction of the barn. The lightning knocked both Ray and the cow over, setting fire to the hay in the building.


Aberdeen Weekly News, Thursday, June 3, 1909
John Mulder of Corsica hauled a bull to town in his wagon. The animal became infuriated and tossed Mulder out of the wagon, breaking his arm.


Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, Wednesday, September 3, 1913
Henry Van de Wert, a 10 year old Corsica lad, stepped on a rusty nail. Blood poisoning ensued and this terminated in lockjaw, causing the little fellow’s death.


Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News, Friday, March 25, 1910
Kick By Horse Breaks Leg
Armour, March 25 – In a runaway accident that occurred in this city, William Anderson, a painter and paperhanger, received a kick fro the horse that broke his left leg between the knee and ankle. He was engaged in delivering goods for a local firm of merchants when the horse became fractious and planted his feet in the delivery wagon with the above result. Medical aid was called and the patient is resting as easy as can be expected.


Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News, Friday, March 25, 1910
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Saloon Keeper at Corsica Must Answer to Capital Charge
Corsica, March 25 – The saloon property, and business of Mc Donald & Schmitt of Corsica, changed hands Monday, the goods and business being bought by their competitors, Verwolf & Schmitt. This is due to the trouble arising out of the killed of H. A. Dilges, of Corsica on March 9. Mr. Zimmer has waived examination and is bound over to the circuit court, which will convene in this city May 10.


Aberdeen (SD) Daily American, Tuesday, April 7, 1914
Robert Sommers Gilkerson, a highly respected citizen of Armour passed away at the age of 91 years. He was a pioneer of the pioneers, having trekked from Barnet, Vt., in 1854 to Kankekee county, Illinois where he lived for fifty-three years, then moving to Douglas county So Dakota in 1907. He had voted for nineteen presidents of the United States being originally a whig and casting his first vote for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler in 1840. The remains were shipped to Kankekee to be interred beside those of his wife who was his companion through life for 59 years.


The Dallas (Texas) Morning News, Thursday, May 30, 1929
Aberdeen, S.D., May 29 --- Thousands of dollars damage to buildings at Armour resulted from winds of tornadic violence which visited a section about five miles square, northeast of Corsica, according to information trickling into Armour over damaged telephone lines and almost impassable roads. At least five families suffered loss of their homes or outbuildings. Losses in small live stock are expected to run high, according to information received here. As far as could be learned, no one was hurt in the storm, early Monday evening. The greatest damage was done in a section centering about seven miles northeast of Corsica.


Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News, Thursday, April 27, 1916
Professor Jesse A. McArthur of Corsica has been elected principal of the Volga schools for the coming school year and has accepted the position.


Grand Forks (N.D. ) Herald
Saturday, May 13, 1922

WIFE OF LABORER RETURNS FORTUNE FOUND IN STREET

Sioux Falls, S.D., May 12 -- John H. Fitzgerald, contractor, formerly of Corsica, South Dakota, now of Minneapolis, today had returned to him a grip containing personal effects and cash and securities valued at more than $10,000 which fell out of his automobile as he and his wife were passing through Sioux Falls about a month ago. The grip was found in the street by the wife of a laborer. The husband reported the find and the grip was placed in a vault in a local bank. Today Fitzgerald identified the property and the finder was given $100.


Aberdeen Daily News, Wednesday, July 18, 1917

Frank Doty, Frank Denbesto, Arthur Blum and Clark Culver, the four members of the South Dakota national guard from Corsica being called into service Sunday, the ladies of Corsica branch, American Red Cross, gave them a reception, about 600 people being present to bid them farewell.


Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, Monday, April 13, 1914

BOY WINS CORN PRIZES
South Dakota Boy of 12 Proves Right to Championship

Corsica, April 13 -- Neal Van Dressen, 12-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. John Van Dressen, is the champion boy corn-raiser o this part of the state. He has just received a check from Brookings as a premium which he won in the state contest for the best ten ears of corn. In the annual corn contest held in this (Douglas) county he also captured first prize of $10, and in addition won a silver loving cup. His first prize here was won with the same ten ears of corn with which he won third prize in the state corn contest.


The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
about 1952
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie

TOP TWIRLER

Jeanice Anderson, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Anderson of Delmont, and a sophomore at Delmont high school, placed second in the state baton twirling contest at the Aberdeen Armory last week, in competition with 25 others. The top five are eligible to compete in the national Baton Twirling contest in St. Paul, Minn. Miss Anderson had competed in several twirling contests in teh past two years and has won many medals.


The Aberdeen Daily News, Thursday, May 28, 1908
Armour, S.D., May 28 – A wind having a velocity of eighty miles an hour, accompanied by terrific hail and rain, struck this section, doing damage in Armour and vicinity estimated at $25,000.
The tall chimney on the new Armour schoolhouse, completed last year at a cost of $35,000, was blown off and went crashing down through three floors to the basement, doing $5,000 damage. Hundreds of windows were broken, and havoc was spread among farm buildings and windmills.
Over three inches of rain fell, and was accompanied by hail, which beat the growing crops into the ground.



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