South Dakota

McCook County, South Dakota

Newspaper Items



From "Dakota", compiled by O. H. Holt, 1885

Dakota Journal, Ind........Bridge water
Times, Rep..................Bridgewater
Pioneer Register, Rep...............Salem


Aberdeen Weekly American Thursday, July 22, 1914
Salem, July 22 (Special) - While out on a picnic excursion with his fellow boy scouts, under the chaperonage of Rev. Edward Loew, Lyle marks, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Marks, was drowned last evening in the West Vermillion creek, several miles out from town.
Heroic "first-aid" methods were employed at once in an effort to resuscitate young Marks, but it was evident that he had been dead for too long a time. It is supposed that he went under, for some unknown reason, while the crowd of boys were disporting themselves in the stream.

SOURCE: Faulk County Record, Thursday, February 9, 1893, Page 2
Contributed by Harold Way
During a railroad smashup near Brookings, S.D., last summer a hyena escaped from Ringling Brothers circus which was not recaptured. Recently some strange animal has been killing and eating sheep and cattle in the north part of McCook county and farmers who have seen the brute identify it as the lost hyena. A hunting party is to start from Spencer in a few days to hunt the hyena to its death.

Contributed by Bob Connell

Special to the Tribune.

Nov. 30th, 1912-Report reaches here of the death of John H. Heiberger at the Chamberlain hospital following an operation for a bowel obstruction.  Deceased leaves a wife, Minnie and three daughters, Florence, Eunice and  Geneva. Internment will be at Bridgewater, S.D.

Aberdeen (SD) Daily News Tuesday, Aug 18, 1914

H. C. Fishel of Bridgewater swapped ponies with some itinerant horse traders this week, and all would have been well but for Daisy Fishel, wife of H. C., who remonstrated, claiming the poney was her property, and forthwith proceeded to have a warrant of arrest sworn out for the horse trader, landing him in jail, following which replavin papers were issued and the much wanted pony sought for, but in vain.

06 Jul 1911 Aberdeen American

A. R. Jones, a Montrose tailor, was found dead in bed. It is claimed he had been intoxicated for several days.

13 Aug 1914 Aberdeen American

Upon instructions from the sheriff of Cadillac, Mich., Clarence Kent, alias Clayton Kent, who has been employed as a farm laborer near Bridgewater has been place under arrest on the charge of wife desertion and will be taken back to Michigan to stand trial.


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