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Continued from Page 2B                         Texas $22,236
                                                   15. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla.
    20. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas                  16. Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas
$20,926                                        $21,353
               Steer Roping                        17. Robin Montague, Bandera, Texas
    1. Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.            $21,352
    2. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas
    3. Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
    4. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
    5. Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas
                                                   18. Jessi Eagleberger, Stringtown,
                                               Okla. $21,346
                                                   19. Kelli Tolbert, Beaumont, Calif.
                                                   20. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque,
                                               N.M. $21,037
                                                                                               125 years of ads   To help
                                                                                                                  the Amer-
                                                                                                                                1911: New Life Pills for
                                                                                                                                                               to provide transportation
                                                                                                                                                               for its couriers.
                                                                                                                                                                                             $10.96 at Kmart.
                                                                                                                                                                                             1979: Can of Campbell’s
    6. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.             TRANSACTIONS                                                     ican News     constipation, headaches,       1943: Admission to Brown      tomato soup for 20 cents
    7. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.            Baseball                                                           celebrate     chills, indigestion and        County Fair rodeo is 50       at Piggly Wiggly.
    8. Neal Wood, Guy, Texas $9,762                          American League                                      its 125th     Malaria for 25 cents a bot-    cents for adults and 10       1980: Paneling for $3.99
    9. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas
                                                     BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP
                                               Jonathan Papelbon on the bereavement
                                                                                                                  anniver-      tle at Bennett’s Corner.       cents for children.           per sheet at Peavey Lum-
    10. Cody Scheck, Kiowa, Kan. $9,110        list. Activated RHP Boof Bonser from Paw-                          sary on       1912: Buy a six-pack of        1944: Corn is $1.07 a         ber in Aberdeen.
    11. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
                                               tucket (IL).
                                                     CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated
                                                                                                                  June 10, I    Palmolive bars of soap for     bushel.                       1981: Marie O. Simmons
    12. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.          INF Andy Marte from the 15-day DL.                                 am doing      10 cents, get a bottle of      1945: Windproof snow suit     women’s store/Eiler’s
    13. Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas
                                               Optioned OF Matt LaPorta to Columbus
                                               (IL).                                                              a series of   Palmolive shampoo for          for $7.95 at Gambles.         Furs fashion show at the
$8,648                                               SEATTLE MARINERS—Placed DH                John               Tuesday       free at Lacey Drug Co.         1946: Dresses for $10, 53     Moccasin Creek Country
                                               Mike Sweeney on the 15-day DL. Recalled
    14. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas
$8,083                                         INF Mike Carp from Tacoma (PCL).
                                                                                               Papendick          columns       1913: Box of Trishdale         to choose from at Fein-       Club for $8.50; tickets
    15. J.D. Yates, Pueblo, Colo. $7,696                      National League                  on historical Aberdeen           candy for 30 cents at the      stein Bros.                   include a filet mignon
                                                     MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Released
    16. Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
$7,367                                         RHP Jeff Suppan.                                events.                          Delicatessen Store.            1947: Saucy, high-heeled,     dinner and wine.
    17. J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas                         Eastern League
                                                     READING PHILLIES—Announced
                                                                                                   To kick it off, here are     1914: Free farm, flower        open-toed shoes for $3.98     1982: Can of Campbell’s
    18. J. Paul Williams, Burbank, Okla.       RHP Phillippe Aumont was assigned to            125 years of ads in the          and garden seed catalog        at Sears.                     tomato soup for 26 cents
$7,055                                         Clearwater (FSL) and RHP Ty Tauben-
                                               heim was assigned to the team from Wil-
                                                                                               American News (thanks            ready at J.L. Loebs Seed       1948: Manure spreader for     at Gibson’s.
    19. Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
$6,553                                         liamsport (New York-Penn).                      to my teammate Anne              Co.                            $366.70 at Gambles.           1983: A 16-foot Sylvan
    20. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden,
Texas $6,228
                                                           American Association
                                                     EL PASO DIABLOS—Released RHP
                                                                                               Harris for her help):            1915: Materials to build a     1949: Polar Grip tire for     Seamaster fishing boat
                Bull Riding                    David Hurst, C Juan Medina and OF David         1885: $2 a day at the Hotel      two-story house for            $8.50 each at Firestone.      with 50-horse motor and
    1. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas
                                               Washington. Signed C Benji Johnson.
                                                     GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—
                                                                                               Artesian, includes all           $745.85 at Montgomery          1950: 3 packs of gum for      trailer for $5,768 at Hon-
    2. Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. $57,727      Released RHP Chris Wiman. Signed RHP            meals.                           Ward ($600 more to hire        10 cents at Gambles.          est John’s Sports Center.
    3. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla.
                                               Rod Scurry.
                                                     PENSACOLA PELICANS—Released               1886: $2.25 for shoes from       carpenter to put together      1951: Oral B60 toothbrush     1984: Year subscription of
    4. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah          RHP Kevin Cooper. Signed RHP Bryan              the best factories at Webb       house).                        for 75 cents at Daniel’s      the American News for
    5. Clint Craig, Mena, Ark. $46,906               SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER                        Bros.                            1916: A 50-ounce can of        Pharmacy.                     $76.
    6. Luke Haught, Weatherford, Texas         CAPTAINS—Released RHP Chandler                  1887: If you think you are       Log Cabin syrup for 35         1952: Blue Bonnet doll for    1985: McDonalds’ ham-
                                               Barnard and RHP Chris Kelly.
    7. Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed               insane, Dr. A.H. Morse           cents.                         $1 at Ken’s Buy Rite or       burger, fries and soft
$44,454                                        LHP David Welch. Released RHP Chris R.
                                               Jones and RHP Wade Morrison.
                                                                                               will check you out for $5.       1917: War maps for 25          Kessler’s Super Valu.         drink for $1.80.
    8. Marcus Michaelis, Caldwell, Idaho
$44,332                                              WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed INF               1888: $9,000 to be spent         cents at the newspaper         1953: Buy a year’s sub-       1986: Corn is $1.27 per
    9. Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif.        Tony Mansolino. Released INF Angel
                                               Nicolas. Traded RHP Will Morgan to River
                                                                                               by Board of Education to         office.                        scription to the American     bushel.
    10. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas $39,014     City (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.   build a new high school          1918: Daily dinner specials    News for $11.                 1987: Winchester 16
    11. Beau Schroeder, China, Texas
                                                              Can-Am League
                                                     NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Released
                                                                                               (student count was 163 in        for 30 cents at Mahaney’s      1954: Can of Campbell’s       gauge six-shot shells for
    12. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas      OF Matt Stiffler and RHP Seth Overbey.          1885, now 475).                  Restaurant.                    tomato soup for 12 cents      $4.99 per box at Sand-
$33,099                                              PITTSFIELD COLONIALS—Signed
                                               RHP Ivan Rusova.
                                                                                               1889: Six Rogers’ forks          1919: Can of tomato soup       at Red Owl.                   vig’s.
    13. Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas
$32,467                                              QUEBEC CAPITALES—Released                 and six knives for $4 at         for 8 cents at Hyman’s         1955: Speed Queen             1988: Coffee for 5 cents at
    14. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
                                               RHP Steve Green.
                                                     SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Released                  D.G. Gallett Jewelers.           Grocery.                       wringer washers for $109      Marshall’s Starlite Cafe if
    15. Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb.     INF Jansy Infante.                              1890: Ladies solid black         1920: Fix your radiator for    plus trade in at Ace Appli-   you show your voter reg-
                                                               United League
    16. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.                RIO GRANDE VALLEY                         hose, 4 pairs for 25 cents       $3 at Lincoln Garage.          ance.                         istration card.
$27,849                                        WHITEWINGS—Signed 2B Jose                       at Beard, Gage & Beard.          1921: Flannel shirt for $5     1956: A 2-pound box of        1989: Mina Lake home
                                               Sanchez. Released UTL Zach Staniewicz.
    17. Dylan Werner, Bushnell, Fla.
$27,166                                                                                        1891: $1 for one-year sub-       at Union Clothing Co.          Velveeta cheese for 68        with boat house, dock
    18. D.J. Domangue, Odessa, Texas
                                               Football                                        scription to the newspa-         1922: Artificial teeth for     cents at Arcola Grocery.      and sauna for $59,000.
    19. Souli Shanklin, Rocksprings,
                                                      National Football League
                                                   SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Traded                  per (must be paid in             $10 per set at New York        1957: A new Chrysler          1990: American News
Texas $26,509                                  WR Isaac Bruce to St. Louis Rams.               advance).                        Dentists in Aberdeen.          Windsor featuring the         classified ad for 97 cents
    20. Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas                   Canadian Football League
$26,351                                            WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—                      1892: $2 for a children’s        1923: Year subscription to     push-button TorqueFlite       per line.
               Barrel Racing
    1. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.
                                               Signed WR David Ball.                           suit at The Golden Eagle.        American News for $4.          transmission for $3,000 at    1991: Tombstone Pizza for
                                                       United Football League
$94,266                                            SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN LIONS—                  1893: $3 for the best shoes      1924: 3-pound can of           Aberdeen Motors.              $2.99 at M&H.
    2. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas
                                               Signed QB Daunte Culpepper.                     in the world sold by H.P.        Butter-Nut coffee for          1958: Ties for 57 cents at    1992: Swivel rocker for
    3. Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.          College                                         Wolter.                          $1.45 at J.C. Penney Co.       Mister’s Menswear.            $169 at Budget Furniture.
    4. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.
                                                     BIG EAST CONFERENCE—Named                 1894: $4,500 for the cost        1925: Can of Campbell’s        1959: Steak dinner with all   1993: Winter escape vaca-
                                               Kristen Brown director of sport administra-
$37,412                                        tion.                                           of the bridge at Fort            tomato soup for 10 cents       the trimmings for $1.35 at    tion package to Orlando
    5. Jill Moody, Letcher , S.D. $33,871
    6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
                                                     COLORADO—Named Rodney Billups             Pierre across the Bad Riv-       at Heinzman Grocery.           the Blackhawk Cafe.           for $492 at Abbott Nervig
                                               director of men’s basketball operations.
$32,670                                              ELON—Named Jack Wooten men’s              er.                              1926: Sweet corn for 10        1960: 100-pound bag of        Travel.
    7. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta
                                               assistant basketball coach.                     1895: Clean your dress           cents per pound from           sugar for $9.79 at Piggly     1994: Nintendo with Dr.
                                                     HARDIN-SIMMONS—Announced the
    8. Layna Kight, Wills Point, Texas         resignation of softball coach Rita Jordan.      shirt for 10 cents at            David Fritz of Bath.           Wiggly.                       Mario game for $70 at
    9. Annesa Self, Valley View, Texas
                                                     HARTFORD—Named Diana Consol-
                                               magno women’s softball coach
                                                                                               Aberdeen Steam Laundry.          1927: Winchester Model         1961: Hi-top Converse         Walmart.
$28,894                                              LA SALLE—Agreed to terms with             1896: With 250 clothing          12 shotgun for $47 at          gym shoes for $4.75 at        1995: Bag of Doritos for
    10. Nellie Williams, Cottonwood, Calif.
                                               men’s basketball coach John Giannini on
                                               a multiyear contract.
                                                                                               patterns featured each           Sears.                         Webb’s Shoes.                 $1.97 at Kmart.
    11. Janna Beam, Hallsville, Texas
                                                     OHIO WESLEYAN—Named Matt                  year, buy a copy of              1928: Trimmed sport hats       1962: New Rambler Amer-       1996: Save $86.24 in cou-
    12. Lacy Wilson, Artesia, N.M.
                                               Wackerly men’s and women’s cross coun-
                                               try coach.
                                                                                               Demorest’s Magazine for          for ladies for $2.50 at Mil-   ican deluxe 2-door sedan      pons in the Jan. 7 edition
    13. Molly Powell, Stephenville, Texas
                                                     TULSA—Dismissed RB Charles Ope-           35 cents.                        linery Department Store.       — 28.7 miles per gallon       of the American News.
                                               seyitan for a violation of team rules.
                                                     UNION, N.Y.—Named Julie Chu               1897: Revito, which              1929: 30,000-mile guaran-      — for $1,848 at Biegler       1997: A 10-oz. sirloin din-
    14. Benette Barrington, Lubbock,           women’s assistant ice hockey coach.             restores vitality in men,        tee car tire for $10.75 at     Motors.                       ner for $9.95 at the Ward
                                                                                               $1 for a package at H.H.         Montgomery Ward.               1963: Can of Campbell’s       Hotel.
                                                                                               Sabin, druggist.                 1930: Any movie showing        tomato soup for 10 cents      1998: Ford Escort SE for
                                                                                               1898: Railroad workers           for 15 cents before 1:30       at Gene’s Super Valu.         $12,990 at Pierson Ford.
                                                                                               wanted for $2 per day.           p.m. at the Lyric.             1964: Sears Kenmore           1999: Admission to North-
            8 A
            8 TH A NNUAL
                   NNUAL                                                                       1899: Hood’s colon pills
                                                                                               for 25 cents a bottle at
                                                                                                                                1931: Men’s overcoat for
                                                                                                                                $10 at Calmenson Cloth-
                                                                                                                                                               dryer for $87.
                                                                                                                                                               1965: Prime rib for $1.75
                                                                                                                                                                                             ern State musical “Broth-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ers” is $7 for adults, $6
                                                                                               J.H. Firey’s.                    ing Co.                        at the Rhine Room in the      for seniors, $5 for 12 and
                                                                                               1900: Corn for $13 a ton         1932: American News            Super City Mall.              under and free for NSU
                                                                                               at Anderson & Pretzer.           classified ads for 1 cent a    1966: 5 cents for a stamp     students.
                                                                                               1901: The citizens of            word.                          at the U.S. Post Office.      2000: 2-pound jar of grape
                                                                                               Andover are offering             1933: Can of Campbell’s        1967: Monaural reel-to-       jelly for 79 cents at Ken’s.
                                                                                               $1,000 to anyone who will        tomato soup for 7 cents at     reel tape recorder for        2001: 1 gallon of oil-base
                                                                                               build a $5,000 or more           Red Owl.                       $79.95 at Aberdeen TV         barn paint for $8.99 at
      J ULY 11 - 19, 2010
      J ULY 11- 19 , 2010                                                                      hotel in their town.             1934: Get married in           and Appliance.                Runnings.
                                                                                               1902: Private Smith Cigars       Aberdeen for $17.85 ($10       1968: Two six-packs of        2002: Golf cart rental for
    New products & businesses are added daily!                                                 for 5 cents at Kuhles and        for pastor, $3.50 to hire      Coke for 89 cents with        nine holes is $10.50 at
       Plus these participating businesses:                                                    Stock.                           band for dance, $2.25 for      bottle deposit at Fairway     Lee Park Golf Course.
                                                                                               1903: Women can earn up          license, $1.50 for hall        Foods.                        2003: Complete radiator
   Aberdeen Chrysler Center                            Jane Green                              to $6 per day selling Fem-       rental, 60 cents for           1969: Admission to swim-      system flush for $29.99 at
     Aberdeen Lawn Care                              Jimmy’s Pizza                             Cura to cure run-down            cigars).                       ming pool is 25 cents for     Firestone.
     Aberdeen Monument                               K&T Irrigation                            women plus improve their         1935: Eyelet batiste           adults, 10 cents for chil-    2004: Four 12-packs of
      Aberdeen Pro Clean                            Ken’s Alignment                            complexion at the same           dresses for $2.69, or two      dren and $15 for family       Coke for $9 at econo-
                                                                                               time.                            for $5 at Sudow’s.             season pass.                  foods.
             Ag Plus                             Kesteloot Enterprises                         1904: Hub City Iron              1936: $31.45 — the cost of     1970: Barrel of Monkeys       2005: Captain Crunch for
      America’s Mattress                                  Klein’s                              Works will pay $6 a ton          having a baby at the           for $1.88 at White Drug.      $1.69 at Bargain Mart.
    Angerhofer Mudjacking                     Lang’s Audio, TV & Appliance                     for cast scrap iron.             Aberdeen hospital.             1971: Corn is 94 cents per    2006: Spaghetti dinner for
           Artz Camera                                 Lantern Inn                             1905: Honey Dew Jam in           1937: Frozen cabbage, 50       bushel.                       $5 at the Eagles Club.
           Bert’s Trucks                               Malchow’s                               glass jars for 19 cents at       pounds for 50 cents at         1972: Tacos for 35 cents at   2007: Digital prints for 19
                                                                                               Geo. Martin and Son Blue         Marvicks, great for            Taco John’s.                  cents at Artz.
   Brewster Building Center                        Mattress Matters                            Front Grocery.                   chicken feed.                  1973: 3-pound can of Folg-    2008: Distressed oak
          Budget Blinds                       Millstone Family Restaurant                      1906: $3,000 for nice            1938: Hydrox cookies, 1-       er’s coffee for $2.39 at      hardwood for $7.99 a
            Bur-Mar’s                           Northland Auto Center                          eight-room home plus             pound package for 39           Rway National Food            square foot at Floormax.
     Carrels Family Dental                     Olde Bank Floral N More                         barn 250 feet off                cents at Arcola Grocery.       Stores.                       2009: $5 for a Monster
         Climate Control                         Papa Murphy’s Pizza                           Aberdeen’s Main Street,          1939: Boys’ wool sweater       1974: Full-service gas for    Burger every Monday at
                                                                                               contact D.P. Burnette.           for 87 cents at Calmen-        29 cents a gallon at Ann’s    VFW.
     Combined Pool & Spa                                  Qdoba                                1907: Fur coat for $42 at        son’s.                         Pit Stop.                     2010: Spring bicycle tune-
      Common Sense Mfg                            Quarterdeck Resort                           Olwin-Angell Store.              1940: Men’s overcoat for       1975: Yahtzee for $1.99 at    up for $30 at Dakota Out-
          Cox Flooring                             Rainforest Casino                           1908: Brass candlestick for      $16.75 at S&L Co.              Woolworth’s.                  doors.
             Culver’s                                    Ramada                                75 cents at Voedisch Jew-        1941: Men’s suit for $14 at    1976: 8-pack of 16-ounce
                                                                                               elry Company.                    Montgomery Ward.               Bubble Up Cola for $1         John Papendick is the manag-
       Curves For Women                         Real Tuff Farm Products                                                                                                                      ing news-sports editor for the
                                                                                               1909: Hat pins for $1 at         1942: Invest 10 percent of     plus deposit at Osco
        D Bar P Bumpers                       Red Rooster Coffee House                         D.G. Gallett Jewelry.            your weekly paycheck in        Drug.                         American News. Readers tell
    D’Luxe Car Wash & Lube                          Revive Day Spa                                                                                                                           and e-mail him with stuff plus
                                                                                               1910: Open up a bank             War Bonds to help the          1977: Three hard-shell        he reads all the daily newspa-
   D’s Fastfood & Catering                          Riddles Jewelry                            account at Dakota                U.S. buy the thousands of      tacos for $1 at Aunt          pers in South Dakota on a daily
          Dakota Dates                          Runnings Farm & Fleet                          National Bank with $1 or         $425 motorcycles it needs      Chilotta’s Mexican Res-       basis. Reach him at jpapen-
        Dakota Hot Tubs                              Safety Service                                                                                            taurant.                      dick@ Blog:
                                                                                                                                                               1978: EZ Bake oven for
         Dave’s Marine                            Scheetz Implement
         Domino’s Pizza                               Sewer Duck
     DVC Girls Vac Center                              SkateAway
     Elston Manufacturing                       Slumberland Furniture
      Engel Music Supply                          Sodak Sport & Bait
           Flock Buster                            Sound Decisions
          Foltz Building                            Stur D Products
        Godfathers Pizza                      Sunderman Manufacturing
           Harr Motors                               Timber Creek

         House of Glass                       Tuffernhell Livestock Equip
         Heiser’s Jewelry                                  VFW
       Hurkes Implement                           Ward Plaza & Grill
        Interlakes Sports                          Webster Lumber

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4B                                                                                                                                     Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Victor         Sommars
                                   Famous faces                                                                                                            GrandPre        Baum

      Gage                                                                                                                                                         Tracy

                  The Amer-
                  ican News
                  is celebrat-
                  ing its
                  sary this
                                    of Aberdeen                                                                                                             Antil helped the Gophers
                                                                                                                                                            win three national titles in
                                                                                                                                                            the mid-1930s. He was
                                                                                                                                                            chosen in the first pro
                                                                                                                                                            football draft by Philadel-
                                                                                                                                                            phia, which offered him
                                                                                                                                                            $100 a game, but he
                  month.                                                                                                                                    instead took a coaching
                     I am                                                                                                                                   and teaching job in
                  doing a                                                                                                                                   Aberdeen that paid more
                  series of                                                                                                                                 than $3,000. Antil later
Tuesday columns on his-
Papendick                                                                                                                                                   became good friends with
torical Aberdeen events.                                            Ripken Jr.                    Mooney                                                    Green Bay Packers coach
                                                                                                                                                            Vince Lombardi, who had
                                       Vensand                                                                                   Amundson
Here is the second one on
                                                                                                                                                            Antil design the Green
the 125 most famous peo-
ple to ever have lived in                                                                                                                                   Bay Packers logo.
                                                                                                                                                            s Clementine “Tiny”
                                                                                                                                                            (Schwan) Barthold,
   Whom did I miss? Let                                                                                                                                     nationally known attorney
me know at                                                                                                                                                  known for her outstanding
jpapendick@aberdeenne-                                                                                                                                      judicial service and sup-                                                                                                                                                     port to children.
s Author L. Frank Baum.                                                                                                                                     s Pro football player Robb
s Sisseton native and                                                                                                                                       White.
former Miami Dolphins                                                                                                                                       s Director of the Bureau
owner Joe Robbie.                                                                                                                                           of Indian Affairs Mike
s U.S. Senate leader Tom                                                                                                                                    Black.
Daschle.                                                                                                                                                    s Director of the Bureau
s Eureka native Allen H.                                                                                                                                    of Indian Education Keith
Neuharth.                                                                                                                                                   Moore.
s Crazy Horse Memorial                                                                                                                                      s Dances with Wolves/
carving foreman Casimir                                                                                                                                     Walker Texas Ranger
“Cas” Ziolkowski (North-                                                                                                                                    actor Floyd Red Crow
ern State student).                                                                                                                                         Westerman.
s David C. Jones, U.S. Air                                                                                                                                  s Dennis Brown and Ron
Force general and former                                                                                                                                    Rivett , co-founders of
chairman of the Joint                                                                                                                                       Super 8 Motels.
Chiefs of Staff.                                                                                                                                            s Former South Dakota
s American artist Oscar                                                                                                                                     Gov. Ralph Herseth.
Howe.                                                                                                                                                       s NFL quarterback Brooks
s College basketball coach                                                                                                                                  Bollinger.
Don Meyer.                                                                                                                                                  s Marvin Allen Stokes,
s Baseball Hall of Famer                                                                                                                                    who became one of the
Cal Ripken Jr.                                                                                                                                              world’s leading authorities
s Baseball manager Terry                                                                                                                                    on tree rings.
Francona.                                                                                                                                                   s Gordon Haug, advertis-
s Baseball pitcher Justin                                                                                                                                   ing artist for Olwin-Angel
Duchscherer.                                                                                                                                                department store in
s World champion pole                                                                                                                                       Aberdeen who drew the
vaulter Brad Walker.                                                                                                                                        famous Philbert the Pheas-
s Football quarterball                                                                                                                                      ant cartoon for years in
Josh Heupel who led Okla-                                                                                                                                   the American News, which
homa to the 2000 national                                                                                                                                   dealt with the Aberdeen
championship.                                                                                                                                               Pheasants baseball team.
s Brigadier General                                                                                                                                         s Native American leader
LaVerne G. Saunders,                                                                                                                                        Drifting Goose.
World War II U.S. Air                                                                                                                                       s Gen. Samuel H. Jumper,
Force general.                                                                                                                                              first person to spend a
s Matlock actress Julie                                                                                                                                     night in the confines of the
Sommars.                                                                                                                                                    original city limits of
s American mystery                                                                                                                                          Aberdeen.
writer Joseph Hansen.                                                                                                                                       s Bob Oates, a longtime
s South Dakota Gov.                                                                                                                                         sportswriter for The L.A.
Charles N. Herreid.                                                                                                                                         Times, who covered 39
s Harry Potter illustrator                                                                                                                                  consecutive Super Bowls.
Mary GrandPré.                                                                                                                                                  Finally, here are the
s American musician and                                                                                                                                     mayors of Aberdeen:
conductor Thomas Dunn.                                                                                                                                      1. E.H. Alley, 1882-83.
s Composer John Caca-                                                                                                                                       2. John Garland, 1883-83
vas, who composed the                                                                                                                                       (served only 1 month,
music for the TV shows                                                                                                                                      took too much time).
Hawaii Five-O, Matlock,                                                                                                                                     3. Phil Skillman, 1883-85
Kojak and many others.                                                                                                                                      (re-elected in 1884 by get-
s Baseball pitcher Don                                                                                                                                      ting 371 of the 373 votes
Larsen, only pitcher to                                                                                                                                     cast).
ever throw perfect game                                                                                                                                     4. John T. McChesney,
                                 Former Aberdeen Pheasants pitcher Don Larsen was the only pitcher to ever throw perfect game and no
and no hitter in World
                                                                                                                                                            5. Phil Skillman, 1886-87.
                                 hitter in a World Series. After that win in 1956, Larsen’s teammates run to congratulate him, including
                                                                                                                                                            6. R.A. Mills, 1887-88.
                                 catcher Yogi Berra (8) who jumped into Larsen’s arms. AP File Photo
s Academy award-winning
                                                                                                                                                            7. A.W. Pratt, 1888-89.
actor Spencer Tracy (who
                                 Aberdeen became the first     the Spanish-American         uled for release in 2011.       Desert Storm.                   8. B.F. Sterns, 1889-90.
worked the soda fountain
                                 known American to give        War.                            Bruce Baillie, nationally       Dean Peterson, the cre-      9. Rober Moody, 1890-92.
in the building where the                                                                   s                               s
                                                               s The Rev. Robert Haire,     known experimental film-        ator of the Kodak Insta-        10. A.C. Witte, 1892-94.
Palm Garden is now and           birth to her own grand-
                                                               first pastor of Sacred       maker.                          matic camera.                   11. Samuel H. Jumper,
he had relatives here).          children, Chelsea and
s Al “Bucketfoot” Sim-                                         Heart, one of the founders   s Wisconsin All-American        s John Miller, who helped       1894-96.
                                 Chad Uchytil. Schweitzer                                                                                                   12. D. McGlachlin, 1896-
mons, Major League Base-         was implanted with eggs       of the Socialist Party in    kicker Taylor Mehlhaff,         develop software for the
                                                               South Dakota, free thinker   who played in the NFL.          very first Global Position-     98.
ball two-time batting            from daughter Christa,        who was instrumental in      s Matilda Joslyn Gage,          ing System.                     13. C.J. Hute, 1898-1900.
champion and hall of             who did not have a uterus.                                                                                                 14. J.E. Adams, 1900-02.
famer who played for                                           starting NSU, St. Luke’s     suffragist, Native Ameri-       s 1973 first-round draft
                                 s Ron Holgate, who won a      Hospital and churches        can activist, abolitionist,     choice of the Houston Oil-      15. A.S. Reed, 1902-04.
Aberdeen in the Dakota           1969 Tony Award for best                                                                                                   16. A.N. Aldrich, 1904-10.
League of the early 1920s.                                     throughout the area.         freethinker and author.         ers who played four years
                                 supporting actor as Rich-     s Meda Mason, social         s Nationally known pot-         in the NFL, George              17. H.J. Rock, 1910-11.
s Tony Lazzeri, Major
                                 ard Henry Lee in the origi-   leader, business owner,      tery artist Twilla Brock.       Amundson. Set a national        18. E.M. Hall, 1911-16.
League Baseball hall of                                                                                                                                     19. A.N. Aldrich, 1916-21.
famer who played for             nal Broadway production       actress.                     s Nationally known film-        high school discus record
                                 of “1776.”                    s Hamlin Garland, home-      maker and composer              at Aberdeen Central.            20. E.M. Hall, 1921-26.
Aberdeen in the Dakota                                                                                                                                      21. John S. Wade, 1926-31.
League of the early 1920s.       s Joe Engelhart of North-     steader, lecturer and        Bruce Baillie.                  s War hero and Brig. Gen.
                                                               author who won a Pulitzer    s World-known soprano           Donald Goodman, who             22. I.N. Douglas, 1931-36.
Was part of the famed            ern State, who ran the
                                                               Prize.                       Kristi Vensand-Hall.            served as chief of staff for    23. Ira Kruger, 1936-41.
New York Yankees’ Mur-           100-yard dash in a state                                                                                                   24. O.M. Tiffany, 1941-46.
                                                               s Longtime Major League      s First basketball coach at     the U.S. Defense Intelli-
derer’s Row that helped          record 9.9 seconds on May                                                                                                  25. J.E. Gorder, 1946-49.
                                                               Baseball scout Billy Gay-    Northern Normal and             gence Agency.
the New York Yankees             14, 1935, at the Aberdeen     ton.                         Industrial School Fred W.       s Accomplished actors           26. R.S. Wallace, 1949-54.
win six world titles.            Relays on a muddy track.      s Major League Baseball      Smith, whose court full of      and brothers Eddie and          27. Ernie Gundersen,
s Nationally known sculp-        It helped earned him the                                                                                                   1954-56.
                                                               Hall of Fame pitcher Jim     lifetime accomplishments        Michael Spears.
tor Ben Victor.                  title of “the fastest human   Palmer.                      included being commis-          s Early famous pilot Vic-       28. L.G. Saunders, 1956-
s Aberdonian J.L.W. Ziet-                                                                                                                                   1956 (mayor only three
                                 in the Dakotas.” He quali-    s Major League Baseball      sioned to do the first state-   tor Loomis, who per-
low, invented the auto-          fied for the 1936 Olympics    player Dave Nicholson,       wide biology study of           formed acrobatic tricks at      days, May 7-10. A recount
matic telephone dialing                                        who hit one of the longest   South Dakota. His final         county fairs in the 1920s       showed he lost election).
system and built and oper-       but did not have the
                                 money to get to Chicago,      homers in MLB history —      report was “over 100            and ’30s, including his act     29. J. Clifton Hurlbert,
ated the first telephone                                       a 573-footer at Chicago’s    pages filled with fine          where he taught a monkey        1956-69.
line in the area.                where the U.S. team
                                                               Comiskey Park on May 6,      details and sketches,” and      to parachute from his           30. William E. Hauck,
s South Dakota U.S. Rep.         would leave for Berlin,
                                                               1964.                        won him statewide and           plane.                          1969-72.
and Sisseton native Ben          Germany.                      s Major League Baseball      national acclaim.               s Loel Schrader, who once       31. Jeff Solem, 1972-81.
Reifel.                          s In 1944, Cresbard farm-     player Mark Belanger.        s World-known oil painter       worked for his hometown         32. Robert Nikolas, 1981-
s World War I war hero           boy Lt. Cecil E. Harris was   s Major League Baseball      and artist Diana (Bullock)      Aberdeen American News,         81 (acting mayor for five
and South Dakota U.S.            the nation’s leading active   player Al Bumbry.            Williamson.                     covered college football in     months).
Rep. Royal C. Johnson.           flying ace of World War II.   s Major League Baseball      s Roger Baird, helped           California for more than        33. Del Janusz, 1981-86.
s South Dakota U.S. Sen.         The 27-year-old Navy Hell-    player Andy Etchebarren.     establish nuclear power as      60 years.                       34. Tim Rich, 1986-99.
James H. Kyle.                   cat pilot had 24 confirmed    s Major League Baseball      a source of electric power      s Justin “Sam” Barry, who       35. Tom Hopper, 1999-
s Fakir Musafar (born            kills. He shot down four      player Lou Piniella.         generation in the U.S. and      was born Dec. 17, 1892, in      2004.
Roland Loomis here in            enemy planes in one day       s Major League Baseball      other countries.                Aberdeen, was the win-          36. Mike Levsen, 2004-.
1930), who is considered                                       player Bob Turley.           s World-renowned burn           ningest basketball coach
                                 three times. The NSU
the father of the modern                                       s Actress Debra Mooney,      specialist Dr. Clifford         in University of South Cal-     John Papendick is the managing
body modification tech-          graduate learned to fly by                                                                                                 news-sports editor for the Ameri-
                                                               who grew up in Ellendale,    Boeckman.                       ifornia history. Barry’s
niques such as body pierc-       enrolling in the school’s     has appeared in TV series    s World-renowned heart          teams won eight confer-         can News. Readers tell and e-
ing, scarification and tat-      Civilian Pilot Training       such as Grey’s Anatomy,      transplant specialist Dr.       ence crowns and posted          mail him with stuff plus he
                                 course.                                                                                                                    reads all the daily newspapers in
tooing.                                                        Psych, The Closer, Boston    James Pierce.                   32 consecutive wins over        South Dakota on a daily basis.
s The Fischer Quints.            s Charles Howard, busi-       Legal and Cold Case and      s Keith Rozendal, devel-        crosstown rival UCLA.           Reach him at jpapendick@
s On Oct. 12, 1991,              nessman, investor, finan-     is currently making movie    oped radar reflectors to        s University of Minnesota Blog:
Arlette Schweitzer of            cial leader and soldier in    The Last Godfather sched-    help U.S. military in           football All-American Ray
4B                                                                                                                               Tuesday, June 22, 2010

                        celebrating 125 years

ABOVE: In 2007, Taylor Swift stormed through Aberdeen before
she took the country music industry by storm. American News
Photo by John Davis RIGHT: With the help of former South Dakota
Gov. Bill Janklow (standing in background), Presidential candi-
date George H.W. Bush campaigned in Aberdeen in 1988. American
News File Photo

  Artists, politicians,
   athletes, scholars
     to have made
    stop in Hub City

Ann Landers        Jesse             Paul Harvey       Chief            Dolly Parton      Buster            Jeanne           Pat Summitt        Charley              Geraldine
                   Owens                               Sitting Bull                       Olney             Dixon                               Pride                Ferraro

                 The Amer-      Howard Taft on Oct. 23,      Tom Osborne.                 s Hall of Fame basketball    s “Smokey” Joe Mendel of       s Gerry Spence, the most
                 ican News      1911.                        s Olympic gold medal         coach John Wooden.           Onida, led Onida High          famous high-profile trial
                 is celebrat-   s President Franklin         wrestler Rulon Gardner.      s Major League Baseball      School to the 1926 state       lawyer in the United
                 ing its        Roosevelt on Aug. 28,        s Baseball manager and       player Lou Brock.            track title over Sioux Falls   States. He did not lose a
                 125th          1936.                        Bridgewater native Sparky    s Major League Baseball      Washington 20-191⁄2,           criminal case with a trial
                 anniver-       s Presidential candidate     Anderson.                    player Gaylord Perry.        scored all Onida’s points      by jury in the more than
                 sary this      George McGovern in           s Dolly Parton.              s Major League Baseball      by winning the long jump,      50 years he practiced law.
                 month.         1972.                        s Crazy Horse sculptor       player Willie Stargell.      100-, 200- and 440-yard-       s American Army Gen.
                    I am        s Future president and       Korczak Ziolkowski and       s Major League Baseball      dashes.                        Billy Mitchell, who is
                 doing a        former California gover-     wife Ruth.                   player Joe Perry.            s Pro Wrestler Andre the       regarded as the father of
John             series of      nor Ronald Reagan on         s Gutzon Borglum, sculp-     s Major League Baseball      Giant.                         the U.S. Air Force.
Papendick        Tuesday        July 23, 1975.               tor of Mount Rushmore.       player Joe Pepitone.         s Pro Wrestler Jesse Ven-      s Major League Baseball
columns on historical           s Former president Bill      s Porter Wagoner.            s Major League Baseball      tura.                          hall of famer, Henry
Aberdeen events. Here is        Clinton on June 2, 2008.     s Charley Pride.             player Steve Carlton.        s Pro Wrestler Greg            “Hammering Hank”
the third one on the 125        s Presidential candidate     s On Jan. 4, 1967, legend-   s Major League Baseball      Gagne.                         Aaron, who hit a home run
most famous people to           Hillary Clinton on May 15,   ary baseball pitcher         player Joe Torre.            s Pro Wrestler “The            in Aberdeen.
ever have visited               2008.                        Satchel Paige appeared at    s Major League Baseball      Sheik”.                        s Kevin Garnett, who
Aberdeen.                       s Presidential candidate     the Aberdeen Civic Arena     player Bob Uecker.           s Mixed Martial Arts           played his first NBA game
   Whom did I miss? Let         Barack Obama on May 31,      as he traveled with the      s Major League Baseball      world heavyweight cham-        at Wachs Arena in
me know at                      2008.                        Harlem Globetrotters.        player Sandy Alomar.         pion and World Wrestling       Aberdeen as a member of
jpapendick@aberdeenne-          s Presidential candidate     s In the 1890s, Deacon       s Major League Baseball      Entertainment former           the Minnesota Timber-                         Eugene McCarthy on May       Phillippe of Ashton          player Ken Griffey Sr.       champion Brock Lesnar of       wolves.
s Chief Sitting Bull.           15, 1968.                    pitched several times in     s Actor Kevin Costner.       Webster.                       s NASCAR legend Rich-
s Comedian Jack Benny.          s Presidential candidate     Aberdeen. He would later     s Super Bowl-winning         s The Lettermen.               ard Petty.
s Comedian Eddie Ander-         Theodore Roosevelt in        pitch in the first World     kicker and Rapid City        s The Rolling Stones.          s NASCAR driver Michael
son (who played Jack Ben-       September 1900               Series game in 1903 for      native Adam Vinatieri.       s Guy Lombardo and His         Waltrip.
ny’s sidekick, Rochester)       s Presidential candidate     the Pittsburgh Pirates       s WNBA player Becky          Orchestra.                     s NASCAR driver Terry
s ESPN baseball guru            John F. Kennedy on June      against the Boston Red       Hammon of Rapid City.        s Football quarterback         LaBonte.
Buster Olney.                   18, 1960 (he attended        Sox.                         s Mobridge native and        and former Minnesota           s NASCAR driver Earnie
s Man from Uncle actor          church at Sacred Heart       s Eureka natives, sisters    1924 Olympic gold medal-     Vikings head coach Norm        Irvan.
Robert Vaughn.                  and stayed at the Ward       and founding members of      ist trapshooter Frank        Van Brocklin, who was          s NASCAR driver Brett
s Band leader Lawrence          Hotel).                      the Ladies Professional      Hughes.                      born in Parade, near Eagle     Bodine.
Welk.                           s Presidential candidate     Golf Association Marlene     s Major League Baseball      Butte.                         s NASCAR driver Jimmie
s Lawrence Welk’s 32-           Richard Nixon on April       Bauer Hagge and Alice        player Tony Oliva.           s Doc Severinsen.              Johnson.
year accordionist and           27, 1968.                    Bauer.                       s Major League Baseball      s Boston Pops Orchestra.       s NASCAR driver Tony
Roslyn native Myron Flo-        s Presidential candidate     s Taylor Swift.              player Rod Carew.            s R.E.O. Speedwagon.           Stewart.
ren.                            Robert F. Kennedy on         s Charlie Daniels.           s Radio legend Paul          s Major League Baseball        s NFL player Jim Mar-
s John Denver.                  May 11, 1968.                s Glenn Campbell.            Harvey.                      executive and Webster          shall.
s John Philip Sousa.            s Vice presidential candi-   s Kenny Chesney.             s Jack Manders of Mil-       native Laurel Prieb (also      s Minnesota Twins man-
s Baseball’s Ted Williams       date Geraldine Ferraro in    s Martina McBride.           bank, three-time All-Pro     spent 28 years with Twins      ager Ron Gardenhire.
(spoke at the 1965 ban-         1984.                        s Brooks & Dunn.             halfback for Chicago         and the Brewers).              s Former Minnesota
quet for the 39th annual        s Presidential candidate     s The Oak Ridge Boys.        Bears.                       s Osmond Brothers.             Twins manger Tom Kelly.
American Legion World           George H.W. Bush in          s Three Dog Night.           s Randy Lewis of Rapid       s Sha na na.                   s Johnny Cash, along with
Series played in                1988.                        s Marie Osmond.              City, 1984 Olympic gold      s Former NBC news              June Carter, Anita Carter
Aberdeen).                      s President George W.        s Jesse Owens, who won       medalist in wrestling.       anchor Tom Brokaw, who         and Cash daughters Rose-
s President William McK-        Bush on Oct. 31, 2002.       four Olympic gold medals     s Brothers, Mobridge         was born in Webster and        anne and Rosie.
inley on Oct. 14, 1899. (He     s Vice presidential candi-   in 1936, served as the       natives and Olympic wres-    has family in Bristol.         s Tennessee women’s bas-
was the first U.S. presi-       date Harry Truman on         celebrity announcer for a    tlers Jim and Bill Scherr.   s Bellamy Brothers.            ketball coach Pat Sum-
dent to visit South Dakota      Oct. 22, 1944.               Harlem Globetroters game     s Brothers, Doland           s Midwest TV personality       mitt.
and brought his full Cabi-      s Major League Baseball      in Aberdeen in March         natives and Olympic wres-    Captain 11 (Dave               s 1992 Indianapolis 500
net and First Lady Ida          player Roger Maris.          1948.                        tlers Duane and Dennis       Dedrick) of Sioux Falls.       rookie of the year driver
McKinley, who stayed on         s Olympic gold medalist      s Duke Ellington.            Koslowski.                   s TV weatherman Willard        Lyn St. James.
the train so she would not      swimmer Rowdy Gaines.        s Righteous Brothers.        s Cindy Greiner of Wil-      Scott.                         John Papendick is the managing
risk having an epileptic fit    s Olympic gold medalist      s Neil Diamond.              mot, only three-time         s Newspaper advice col-        news-sports editor for the Ameri-
in public. The president                                                                                                                              can News. Readers tell and e-
                                runner and South Dakota      s The Carpenters.            Olympian from South          umnist Ann Landers.
                                                                                                                                                      mail him with stuff plus he
was on tour welcoming           native Billy Mills.          s Ray Charles.               Dakota in track and field.   s TV anchor Dan Rather.        reads all the daily newspapers in
home U.S. troops who had        s NBA player and Mitchell    s Nationally syndicated      s NBA player and Rapid       s Earl Warren, who was         South Dakota. Reach him at jpa-
fought in the Philippines.)     native Mike Miller.          columnist and psychic        City native Eric Piatkows-   the 14th chief justice of      pendick@
s President William             s College football coach     Jeanne Dixon.                ki.                          the United States.             Blog:
4B                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Many rare moments mark Aberdeen’s history
                 The Amer-                                                                                                                                   horse-drawn in the city.
                 ican News                                                                                                                                   s  In 1979, Brown County
                 is celebrat-                                                                                                                                commissioners banned
                 ing its                                                                                                                                     smoking during their
                 125th                                                                                                                                       meetings.
                 anniver-                                                                                                                                    s On April 26, 2010, 1982
                 sary this                                                                                                                                   Aberdeen Central gradu-
                 month.                                                                                                                                      ate Mike Black was named
                    I am                                                                                                                                     director of the Bureau of
                 doing a                                                                                                                                     Indian Affairs. A few days
                 series of                                                                                                                                   later, 1990 Northern State
Tuesday columns on his-                                                                                                                                      graduate Keith Moore was
torical Aberdeen events.                                                                                                                                     named director of the
Here is the fourth one on                                                                                                                                    Bureau of Indian Educa-
the 125 rarest moments in                                                                                                                                    tion.
Aberdeen history. Below                                                                                                                                      s The work of Aberdeen
and in the two photo-                                                                                                                                        graphic designer Troy
graphs are the first 65.                                                                                                                                     McQuillen (now an
   What did I miss? Let                                                                                                                                      Aberdeen business owner)
me know at jpapendick@                                                                                                                                       was used nationally in                                                                                                                                            1999 to promote ABC/
                                                                                                                                                             Hallmark Entertainment’s
s On May 26, 1928, U.S.                                                                                                                                      production “Cleopatra,” a
champion rope walker                                                                                                                                         TV mini-series.
Professor LeRoy stretched                                                                                                                                    s Aberdeen was built on a
a rope from the Sherman                                                                                                                                      frog pond.
House to the Aberdeen                                                                                                                                        s In 1967, the electricity
National Bank and walked                                                                                                                                     went out in Aberdeen.
across it.                                                                                                                                                   Among the casualties
s Steve Dalkowski threw a                                                                                                                                    were 400 loaves of bread
no-hitter to beat Grand                                                                                                                                      ruined that were in the
Forks 6-0 to give the                                                                                                                                        ovens of the Northside
Aberdeen Pheasants their                                                                                                                                     Bakery when the power
12th win in a row on May        During big events like elections, hundreds would gather around the Aberdeen American News to get
                                                                                                                                                             went out.
17, 1959. The volatile          results. In this July 4, 1923, photo, people wait to hear the results of the heavyweight championship fight                  s In 1952, Aberdeen had
Dalkowski struck out 21         between champion Jack Dempsey and Thomas Gibbons. Dempsey won by decision in 15 rounds. Dempsey                              38 grocery stores.
and walked eight.               won $200,000, Gibbons received expense money, and the local backers and the Montana town of Shelby                           s In 2001, author and film-
Aberdeen manager Earl           went broke putting on the fight. American News File Photos                                                                   maker Fred Bull of
Weaver would later call                                                                                                                                      Aberdeen, Scotland, vis-
Dalkowski the fastest           s Aberdeen got a record                                                                                                      ited Aberdeen as part of
pitcher by far he had ever      110 inches of snow during                                                                                                    his trek that covered
seen, but that Dalkowski’s      the winter of 1936-37.                                                                                                       80,000 miles in search of
lack of control kept him        s Aberdeen became the                                                                                                        28 villages, towns and cit-
from having a brilliant         center of the media world                                                                                                    ies named Aberdeen. As a
Major League career.            when the Fischer quintu-                                                                                                     result, he wrote the book
s The first Super 8, with       plets were born Sept. 14,                                                                                                    “A World of Aberdeen”
60 rooms, was opened in         1963, at St. Luke’s Hospi-                                                                                                   and produced the docu-
1974 in Aberdeen and still      tal. They were the fourth                                                                                                    mentary “In Search of
operates today as the           set of quintuplets in the                                                                                                    Aberdeen.”
Super 8 Aberdeen East.          world to survive and the                                                                                                     s In 1940, St. Luke’s Hos-
Super 8 was founded by          first American quints to                                                                                                     pital bought Lincoln Hos-
Aberdeen’s Dennis Brown         survive infancy.                                                                                                             pital in Aberdeen, which
and Ron Rivett.                 s Most members of the           Nine railroad tracks once came in and out of Aberdeen. From above, the rail-                 was 12 blocks away. It
s Dorthy Lockington of          1964 Aberdeen Pheasant          road tracks converging in Aberdeen resembled the spokes of a wheel con-                      took seven months for
Aberdeen was the first          baseball team were in           verging at a hub, hence the nickname “Hub City of the Dakotas.”                              horses and tractors to pull
South Dakota Snow               town, but General Man-                                                                                                       on rollers the 4,000-ton,
Queen in 1947, the famous       ager Cal Ripkin Sr. had         when Boston beat Cincin-      sank in the northern            Mehlhaff of Aberdeen.          four-story Lincoln building
annual festival held in         not yet arrived because his     nati 2-0 in 75 minutes.       Atlantic Ocean on April         s  Aberdeen once had 32        next to St. Luke’s.
Aberdeen.                       vehicle was broken down         s The rarest of treats        15, 1912.                       tennis courts, giving it the   s Two preschool play-
s In 1928, Charles              in Mitchell.                    awaited Aberdeen-area         s During World War II,          most tennis courts in the      mates in Aberdeen were
Howard of Aberdeen won          s Some Aberdeen resi-           baseball fans on June 8,      Aberdeen became famous          country per capita.            Josh Heupel and Brooks
the first Dakota Open,          dents were extras in the        1964. Manager Hank            for feeding troops pheas-       s Former American News         Bollinger. Both grew up to
now one of the oldest           Academy Award-winning           Bauer and his Baltimore       ant sandwiches at the Red       arts and entertainment         be starting quarterbacks
annual golf tournaments         “Dances with Wolves” that       Orioles beat the Aberdeen     Cross/USO Canteen in            reporter Don Hall came         for major college teams
in the nation.                  was filmed in South Dako-       Pheasants 6-3 in an exhibi-   Aberdeen.                       up with Avon’s “Ding           (Heupel at Oklahoma and
s Landmarks like the free       ta.                             tion game at Aberdeen         s In 1976, two former           dong, Avon calling” cam-       Bollinger at Wisconsin)
Storybook Land/Land of          s Two of the 24 inductees       Municipal Ball Park.          Aberdeen Central wres-          paign when he worked for       and were NFL draft picks.
Oz and the lighted Capitol      in the 2007 University of       s On June 16, 1963,           tlers, Stan Opp and Steve       a New York City advertis-      s In 1928, one single block
Theatre make Aberdeen a         Southern California Hall        Aberdeen Pheasants first      Lovrien, advanced to the        ing agency.                    of Aberdeen’s Main Street
rare and beautiful place to     of Fame are from                baseman Jim Rouse made        U.S. Olympic trials in          s Aberdeen is home to          had six hotels, three res-
live.                           Aberdeen: Loel Schrader,        an unassisted triple play     New York.                       one of only 12 Bureau of       taurants, five clothing
s Aberdeen had three            who covered college foot-       against Duluth-Superior in    s In August 2006 while in       Indian Affairs offices in      stores, one tailor, two fur-
mayors in three days in         ball in California for more     Aberdeen. In the fifth        Aberdeen to perform at          the United States.             niture stores, two pool
1956. On May 7, Ernie           than 60 years, and Justin       inning, Duluth-Superior’s     the Brown County Fair,          s In 1965, Tom Daschle         halls, three barbers, two
Gundersen woke up as            “Sam” Barry, the win-           Paul Pavelko was on sec-      Lonestar members Jason          was elected president of       employment agencies,
mayor of Aberdeen. He           ningest basketball coach        ond, and Zeke DeLong          Robinson and Keech Rain-        his senior class at            three movie theatres, two
was retiring and moving         in USC history.                 was on first. With a 3-2      water made a video about        Aberdeen Central High          confectioners, a cigar man-
to Vermont, so later that       s On Oct. 9, 1915, Mark         count and a hit-and-run       people’s bad parking hab-       School.                        ufacturer, six lawyers, a
day, L.G. Saunders was          Payne led the Dakota Wes-       on, Bill Falk of Duluth-      its in Aberdeen that            s Aberdeen residents           jewelry manufacturer, two
sworn in as mayor. Saun-        leyan football team to a        Superior hit a rocket line-   became a YouTube sensa-         fought to keep the Dakota      accountants, one hair-
ders had beaten J. Clifton      win over Northern Normal        drive down the first-base     tion.                           Territory as one state         dresser, two dentists, one
Hurlbert by five votes in       and Industrial School 20-0      line. Rouse caught the ball   s On Aug. 16, 1919,             because many locals felt       dental laboratory, one auc-
the recent election. How-       by dropkicking a national       and stepped on first to       Aberdeen patrolman              Aberdeen had a great           tioneer, two fruit broker-
ever, a recount showed          record 63-yard field goal       force out DeLong for the      Joseph Daly was killed in       chance to become the           age companies, one
Hurlbert had won. At 3:20       in Aberdeen. It is still the    second out. He then ran to    the line of duty in a traffic   state capital if the land      heating equipment con-
p.m. May 10, Saunders           dropkick national record.       second base to beat           accident.                       was not divided into two       tractor, two coal compa-
graciously stepped aside,       s In a 1977 fund-raiser for     Pavelko to the bag and        s On Sept. 17, 2005, there      states.                        nies, a mining and fuel
and Hurlbert accepted the       Muscular Dystrophy,             forced him out. Rouse         was a 37-degree drop in         s On Oct. 7, 1916, the         company, a loan office,
mayor’s position.               Snoopies Lounge in              later explained that he       temperature in 51⁄2 hours       American News devoted          two chiropractors, a goods
s Charles Prior, who            Aberdeen sponsored a            was too excited to throw      from the start of the Wis-      one of its two phones at       mercantile company, one
established a 16-block          goldfish-eating contest.        to second and thought he      sota Western 100 races to       the newspaper as a special     building contractor, one
town site in 1881, named        Steve Brown of Aberdeen         might throw the ball          the end at Brown County         line that people could call    investment company,
it Aberdeen in honor of his     downed more than 200            away.                         Speedway in Aberdeen.           to get updates on the big      three real estate agencies,
boss Alexander Mitchell,        goldfish.                       s During a 48-hour period     s In the 1950s, the Kelly       college football game in       two land companies, a
whose hometown was              s Pukwana beat Crandall         in 2007 on May 4-6,           and Miller Circus made          Aberdeen between the           fruit market, a grocery
Aberdeen, Scotland.             5-1 in 72 minutes during        Aberdeen was flooded          stops at the Brown              University of South            store, several apartments,
s The Kimball organ that        the second day of the           with 9.12 inches of rain.     County Fairgrounds in           Dakota and the University      a Western Union Tele-
was originally built for the    State Amateur tourney on        s Aberdeen hosted the         Aberdeen. It featured           of Montana. The newspa-        graph office, and a Chris-
Capitol movie theater in        Aug. 30, 1938, in the fast-     South Dakota state fairs in   more than 200 animals,          per advertised, “CALL          tian Science reading room.
Aberdeen is housed in the       est South Dakota amateur        1889, 1890, 1893 and          including giraffes, hippo-      1172; DO NOT CALL              s Cost to build Central
Alaskan statehouse in           baseball nine-inning game       1984.                         potamuses and rhinocer-         1171.” Montana won 11-0.       High School in 1911 was
Juneau.                         in history at the Municipal     s Aberdeen beer salesman      oses and 21 elephants.          s In 1963, there were          $185,000. In 2004, the cost
s The $9.6 million Joseph       Ball Park in Aberdeen.          Ole Thorstenson and           s In 1974, Northern can-        eight daily flights to and     for new Central was $27
H. Barnett Center on the        The fastest nine-inning         Langford native Ole Olson     celed its spring produc-        from Aberdeen.                 million.
Northern State campus           game in Major League his-       were among the 1,517 vic-     tion of “Treasure Island”       s When the American            s The 39th annual Ameri-
opened Oct. 23, 1987.           tory was on Aug. 10, 1944,      tims when the Titanic         because area elementary         News celebrated moving         can Legion World Series
                                                                                              and secondary students,         into its new building in       was played in Aberdeen in
                                                                                              the play’s main audience,       1951, world famous comic       1965. Charlotte, N.C., won

                                                                                              were unable to attend
                                                                                              because of the cost and
                                                                                              lack of gasoline. Gas
                                                                                              prices had topped 60
                                                                                                                              strip creator Al Capp cre-
                                                                                                                              ated a special Li’l Abner
                                                                                                                              comic to honor the
                                                                                                                              Aberdeen newspaper and
                                                                                                                                                             the eight-day event that
                                                                                                                                                             drew 15,549 fans.
                                                                                                                                                             s A three-day tractor dem-
                                                                                                                                                             onstration drew more than

                                                                                              cents a gallon the week         its new building.              50,000 visitors to
 GO                                                                                           before the performance.
                                                                                              s Before Aberdeen,
                                                                                              Columbia was the original
                                                                                                                              s On Feb. 7, 1981, hun-
                                                                                                                              dreds of clowns invaded
                                                                                                                              Aberdeen as the Midwest
                                                                                                                                                             Aberdeen in 1919.
                                                                                                                                                             s On Aug. 2, 1991,
                                                                                                                                                             NASCAR Winston Cup
                                                                                              county seat of Brown            Shrine Clown Association       drivers Richard Petty,
                                                                                              County. In the battle for       had its week-long winter       Michael Waltrip, Terry
                                                                                              the county seat, there was      meeting in the city.           LaBonte, Earnie Irvan,
                                                                                              a series of night-time          s Six of the eight North       Brett Bodine and Rick
                                                                                              raids, where citizens from      Central Airline flights out    Wilson borrowed cars
                                                                                              each town would steal the       of Aberdeen were 100-          from local drivers for a 15-
                                                                                              county records and bring        passenger DC-9 jets begin-     lap race at Brown County
                                                                                              them back to their town.        ning in May 1968.              Speedway. Irvan won, fol-
                                                                                              s Not too many 25,000-          s Twenty babies were           lowed by Waltrip, LaBon-
                                                                                              resident communities            born at St. Luke’s Hospital    te, Petty, Bodine and
                                                                                              have two colleges and           during one week in Febru-      Wilson.
                                                                                              three high schools like         ary 1986.                      s The Northern State
                                                                                              Aberdeen does.                  s 1926 was a bad year for      women’s basketball team,
                                                                                              s In 1886, Aberdeen’s fire      hotels in Aberdeen: The        which won national titles
                                                                                              department was in Mitch-        Sherman burned down on         in 1992 and 1994, set a
                                                                                              ell competing in a state-       June 26, and the Alonzo        national record for its divi-
                                                                                              wide firemen’s competi-         Ward burned on Thanks-         sion with 45 wins in a row
                                                                                              tion when a major fire          giving Day. Both were          in 1995.
                                                                                              broke out and burned            rebuilt.
                                                                                              down a grain elevator           s Aberdeen had a street        John Papendick is the managing
                                                                                              business.                       trolley system from 1910       news-sports editor for the Ameri-
                                                                                              s For three games during        to 1922.                       can News. Readers tell and e-
                                                                                              the 2008 NFL season, two        s The Spaulding Auto           mail him with stuff plus he
                                                                                                                                                             reads all the daily newspapers in
                                                       A 50¢ PER ROUND                        of the 32 kicking jobs          Company started                South Dakota on a daily basis.
                                                            CAPITAL                           belonged to South Dako-         Aberdeen’s first taxicab
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010                                                                                                                       3B

More rare moments in Hub City history
                  The Amer-
                  ican News
                  is celebrat-
                  ing its
                  sary this
                      I am
                  doing a
                  series of
                Tuesday col-
umns on historical
Aberdeen events. Here is
the fifth one on the 125
rarest moments in
Aberdeen history. Below
are the second 60 (the
first 65 ran June 29).
    What did I miss? Let
me know at
s Brown County Sheriff
I.C. Fulker of Aberdeen
was killed July 1, 1923, on
a train near Wolverton,
Minn. Fulker was taking
Edwin Rust to Aberdeen                                                                         Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona (left, with player David Ortiz) was
to face a robbery charge                                                                       once the richest baby in Aberdeen. AP Photo
when Rust killed Fulker.
After a 11⁄2-month man-
hunt, Rust was shot to                                                                         Aberdeen.                       their point, they wrote        who led the Saints men
death in a gun battle with                                                                     s  Aberdeen had its wet-        that if a new gym were not     with 31 points. John Hep-
St. Paul police on Aug. 17.                                                                    test year ever in 1998 with     built, “let’s run races in     perle scored 11.
See                                                                             28.5 inches of precipita-       the library.” The following    s For a bunch of people
sports for the complete                                                                        tion (state record is 48.42     week, they urged their fel-    who make their living
story.                                                                                         inches in 1946 in Dead-         low students to please         using words, a series of
s Future Hall of Famer                                                                         wood).                          stop running races in the      deaths at the American
and career stolen base                                                                         s On May 19-20, 1961,           library.                       News continues to leave
leader Lou Brock played          Weather has provided a lot of historical moments              Aberdeen hosted four high       sAberdeen’s greatest sea-      us speechless and stunned
his last minor league base-      in Aberdeen. American News Photo by John Davis                school state tournaments:       sonal snowfall came in         when we think about
ball game in Aberdeen as                                                                       The state A and B track         1936-37 with 109.8 inches      them.
his St. Cloud Rox played                                                                       meets were at Simmons           (state record is 364.7 in          Assistant news editor
the Aberdeen Pheasants in        est month ever in July          season-opening six-team,      Field; the state golf tour-     Lead in 1993-94).              Patanna Zimmerman (50)
a doubleheader on Sept. 4,       1936 with an average tem-       round-robin basketball        ney was at the Aberdeen         s In 1988, the South           died of cancer on May 18,
1961. Brock was called up        perature of 84.8 (S.D.          tourney in Aberdeen. Rob-     Country Club; and the           Dakota High School Activ-      2005. Farm Forum edito-
to the Major Leagues the         record is 87.4 in Gann Val-     bie objected, causing a       state tennis meet was at        ities Association estab-       rial coordinator Judy
next day by the Chicago          ley in July 1936).              week-long stir on campus.     Melgaard Park.                  lished overtime periods        Huber (59) died in a traf-
Cubs.                            s On Feb. 25, 2005, pro         Robbie collected 250 sig-     s Years ago when celebri-       for its regular-season         fic accident near Mina on
s On Feb. 8, 1895,               wrestling world champion        natures protesting the        ties came to Aberdeen,          games. In the first game of    May 21, 2005. Special sec-
Aberdeen’s all-time cold-        Brock Lesnar made a sur-        move, and the administra-     they used to hang out with      the season on Sept. 2,         tions coordinator Jeanne
est temperature of 46            prise appearance at the         tion decided to let North-    the locals. People around       Aberdeen Central nipped        Haugen (39) was killed in
below zero was recorded.         State B wrestling quarter-      ern students in with their    town remember race driv-        Aberdeen Roncalli 21-20        her home on Aug. 4, 2009.
The mark was reached             finals at Wachs Arena in        activity cards.               ers Ernie Irvan and             in double overtime.            Reporter Russ Keen (61)
again on Jan. 12, 1912.          Aberdeen to support his         s In 1907, Aberdeen lead-     Michael Waltrip at the          s Aberdeen had its driest      was killed in a traffic acci-
(State record is 58 below        high school coach John          ers voted to pave five        Zoo Bar, baseball’s Billy       year ever in 1976 with         dent near Mina on Oct.
at McIntosh on Feb. 17,          Schiley and high school         blocks of Main Street for     Martin watching Aberdo-         7.88 inches of precipita-      11, 2009. Publisher Dave
1936).                           team, the Webster               $115,847. By 1911,            nians bowl and John F.          tion (state record is 2.89     Leone (55) died of cancer
s The FBI used to rent the       Bearcats.                       Aberdeen became the first     Kennedy attending church        in 1936 in Ludlow).            on May 27, 2010.
sixth floor of the Ward          s Aberdeen had its coldest      city in the state to have     at Sacred Heart.                s Former early-day North-          Our prayers and
Hotel as office space.           month ever in February          more than two miles of        s The earliest it has ever      ern basketball players         thoughts continue for
s On July 6 and 9, 1936,         1936 with an average tem-       paved streets.                snowed in Aberdeen was          Frank Sieh and Bill Welsh      these fine people and
Aberdeen’s all-time high-        perature of minus 7.3           s Aberdeen had its driest     Sept. 21, 1995.                 also played college foot-      their families.
est temperature of 115           (state record is minus 11       month ever in November        s The Aberdeen Pheas-           ball at different schools.     s On May 5, 1959, 2-
was recorded. State record       in Pollock in February          1999 with just a trace of     ants went 56-13 in the          That led Sieh to play a        week-old Terry Jon Fran-
is 120 at Gann Valley on         1936).                          precipitation.                1995 regular season,            game against Knute             cona was the richest baby
July 5, 1936, and at Fort        s When South Dakotan            s On Oct. 11, 1944, a war-    establishing an all-time        Rockne of Notre Dame           in Aberdeen.
Pierre on July 15, 2006.         Billy Mills won the 10,000      time shortage of men          record for the highest win-     and Welsh to spend an              Two checks arrived for
s On April 27, 1945, Byrl        meters to earn his Olym-        forced two all-girls’ teams   ning percentage (.812) in       undefeated season in the       the baby from Major
Thompson of Southwest            pic gold medal in Tokyo in      to play the Northern          the history of minor            same backfield as Red “the     League Baseball General
High School in Minneapo-         1964, his sister, Thelma        Gypsy Day football game.      league baseball. The feat       Galloping Ghost” Grange        Manager Frank Lane of
lis set a national high          Brafford, was cheering for      The She-Wolves beat the       drew national praise,           at the University of Illi-     Cleveland. One check was
school track and field           him from her home in            Gridiron Girls 6-0.           including inclusion in the      nois.                          for $100, and the other
record in the discus (176        Aberdeen.                       s After Aberdeen was          baseball Hall of Fame.          s When Mount St. Helen’s       was for $250.
feet, 41⁄2 inches) at the        s In 1894, U.S. Sen. James      established in 1881, Main     s Aberdeen hosted the           in Washington exploded             On May 1, 1959, Cleve-
Aberdeen Relays.                 Kyle introduced legisla-        Street lots were sold for     South Dakota State Fair in      and spilled out tons of vol-   land pinch hitter John
Aberdeen has a history           tion to establish a national    $125 each.                    1889 and took in a record       canic dust, the 3M plant in    “Tito” Francona hit a
with national discus             holiday called Labor Day        s On June 24, 2010, Amer-     $14,247.62.                     Aberdeen made most of          game-winning, three-run
records as George Amund-         to honor America’s work-        ican tennis star John Isner   s On July 7, 1922,              the millions of air masks      homer in the bottom of
son of Aberdeen Central          ers on the first Monday of      finally won his record-       Aberdeen hosted a day of        used by residents in those     the 10th inning to give his
set the national record in       September.                      setting, three-day, 11-hour   dirt track racing as part of    West Coast states as they      team a 4-2 win over the
1969 with a throw of 211-        s Aberdeen had its warm-        and five-minute Wimble-       its Fourth of July holiday      battled the dust for days.     New York Yankees. The
4.                               est summer ever in 1936         don opening round match       celebration and offered         s The latest it has ever       week before, Francona hit
s South Dakota once had          with an average tempera-        over France’s Nicolas         $3,000 in prizes, including     snowed in Aberdeen was         a game-winning, two-run
a program for prison             ture of 77.2.                   Mahut in a 138-game (70-      world champion Fred             May 12, 1943, when we          single against the Chicago
inmates to take reserva-         s Aberdeen businessman          68) tie-breaker.              Horey. Horey, who is in         got 2 inches.                  White Sox. In his four at-
tions for hotels in              Fred W. Hatterscheidt              My American News           the National Sprint Car         s On June 16, 1995, the        bats that season, Fran-
Aberdeen but had to scrap        provided the more than 55       teammate (Kevin Bennett)      Hall of Fame, almost            baseball Aberdeen Pheas-       cona had three hits and
it when it was discovered        mounted specimens from          was a schoolmate of           broke his 1-mile lap world      ants were back.                had driven in seven runs.
inmates were using the           North America, Africa and       Isner’s at Page (N.C.)        record in Aberdeen in his           In their Prairie League        Lane knew Francona’s
phones to place bets and         India at the Hatterscheidt      High School. Also in          Fiat. Horey circled the         home opener in front of        wife had just given birth
buy drugs.                       Wildlife Gallery at the         Isner’s class and one year    Aberdeen track in 68.8          2,400 fans at Fossum           to their first baby in
s In 1931, Aberdeen’s            Dacotah Prairie Museum.         behind Kevin was NBA          seconds. His world record       Field, the Pheasants beat      Aberdeen. So Lane gave
warmest year is recorded         s On Sept. 1, 1985, Last        star Chris Paul. Look for     was 66.8 seconds. Horey         Regina 7-3 to go 7-0 on the    him a $100 bonus for little
with an average tempera-         Chance beat the Des             an upcoming column on         won several of the races        season. To throw out the       Terry when Tito won the
ture of 49.8 (state record       Plaines, Ill., Turtles 4-3 in   the subject from Kevin.       and drove away from             first pitch, 1958 Cy Young     game against the Sox and
is 50.2 in 1931).                four extra innings for the      s Aberdeen had its coldest    Aberdeen with $1,350 in         winner and World Series        $250 when he won the
s On March 15, 2008,             national championship of        winter ever in 1935-36        earnings.                       most valuable player Bob       game against the Yan-
Louie Krogman of White           the Class A Men’s 16-inch       with an average tempera-      sAberdeen biggest snow-         Turley arrived in center-      kees.
River ended his legendary        Slow Pitch Softball Tour-       ture of 2.2.                  storm came Nov. 22-26,          field with the game ball           Tito, who starred for
high school career with          nament in Aberdeen. Bill        s In 1909, Emil Victor was    1993, with 25.3 inches          via helicopter. Turley is a    the Aberdeen Pheasants
3,475 points and a 66-50         Gayton singled home Tom         convicted of murder and       (state record is 112.4 from     former Aberdeen Pheas-         in 1953 by hitting .327
win over Langford in the         Brenden (who had dou-           then hanged behind the        Feb. 25 to March 1, 1998,       ant.                           and playing first base,
State B boys’ basketball         bled) in the bottom of the      Brown County court-           at Lead).                       s Aberdeen had its warm-       married an Aberdeen girl,
championship in                  11th inning for the game        house.                        s In May 1970, a signifi-       est winter ever in 1930-31     the former Roberta Jack-
Aberdeen. Krogman had            winner.                         s On Jan. 22, 1955, the       cant number of Northern         with an average tempera-       son. In 2004, Terry Fran-
fans lining up and filling       s Aberdeen had its coolest      Northern State men’s bas-     State students boycotted        ture of 27.6.                  cona was named manager
up the 8,000-seat Wachs          summer ever in 1915 with        ketball team gave up the      classes to protest the Viet-    s On Sept. 11, 1976, new       of the Boston Red Sox.
Arena as he scored a             an average temperature of       Aberdeen Civic Arena to       nam War and the Kent            Swisher Field opened in        That season, Francona led
record 112 points during         62.8.                           play Sioux Falls College in   State shootings.                Aberdeen with a rousing        the Sox to their first
the three-game event.            s When the six-story Citi-      Britton.                      s On May 23, 1964, North-       27-14 win for Northern         World Championship
s In 1900, black diphthe-        zens Bank Building was             That allowed the           ern State won three cham-       State over Wayne State.        since 1918.
ria griped Aberdeen, and         built in 1909, it was the       Aberdeen Chamber of           pionships in one day in             The complex was            s In the early 1970s,
Mother Joseph Butler             tallest building in South       Commerce to use the           Aberdeen.                       packed with 6,000 fans.        McDonald’s CEO Ray
offered her convent for          Dakota.                         arena for its annual dinner       Jerry Schlekeway, Clar-         Make that nervous fans,    Kroc was with other
victims. It led a local          s Ken Purpur got his mas-       to bring in famed radio       ence Stern, Barry Erickson      especially for the 4,500 in    McDonald’s executives in
banker to help Butler open       ter’s degree at Northern        personality Paul Harvey. It   and Bill Schlosser led the      the main grandstand.           a plane that was forced to
St. Luke’s hospital.             State. Purpur was the star      was the only available date   men’s track team to the         When the Wolves got a          land in Aberdeen in a
s High school wrestling          of the 1956 United States       for Harvey to travel to       NAIA District 12 title.         second-half interception,      snowstorm. As he was
history was made when            Olympic hockey team that        Aberdeen.                     Coach Bob Wachs’ golfers        fans stood up to cheer,        being driven through
Garretson senior Dan             won a silver medal at the          The folks in Britton had   Jeff Taylor, Mike Wil-          and the bleachers swayed.      Aberdeen to a hotel, Kroc
Bonte won his 265th              seventh Winter Olympics         a new auditorium, so they     liams, Bruce Macke and          Most fans reportedly           told his colleagues, “I
career match in the first        in Italy.                       were excited to welcome       John Peterson also won a        stayed close to their seats    want to build a
round of the 2005 State B        s Aberdeen’s greatest           the Wolves. Plus, it was a    District 12 title. Chuck        for the rest of the game.      McDonald’s” right there
Wrestling Tournament at          monthly snowfall came in        homecoming for Britton        Reich won the singles               Some loose bolts were      as he pointed to the Sixth
Wachs Arena in Aberdeen.         February 1915 with 38.5         graduates and Northern        titles in the conference        found the next day and         Avenue location where a
It set a national record for     inches (state record is 94      senior standout Gene          tennis tourney.                 tightened.                     McDonald’s was built in
career wins.                     inches in Dumont in             Schlekeway and his fresh-     s Aberdeen had its wet-         s On Nov. 17, 1995, Pre-       1972 and is still located
s In 1950, Aberdeen’s            1950).                          men brother, LaVerne.         test month ever in May          sentation College played       today. The McDonald’s
coldest year was recorded        s Northern student body         Northern won 106-74 as        2007 with 12.23 inches of       its first athletic home con-   on North Second Street
with an average tempera-         president Joe Robbie (Sis-      hometown hero Gene            precipitation.                  tests in its history in        was built in 1987.
ture of 38.6 (state record       seton), who would later         Schlekeway scored 25.         s In 1917, editors of the       Aberdeen. The PC wom-          John Papendick is the managing
is 41.8 in 1917).                become the owner of the                                       Northern school newspa-         en’s basketball team lost      news-sports editor for the Amer-
                                                                    The overflow crowd of
                                                                                               per felt that it was time for   to York College of             ican News. Readers tell and e-
s The Southside Pool was         Miami Dolphins, rose up         more than 2,500 went                                                                         mail him with stuff plus he
built for $95,000 in 1955.       against an administrative       wild. So did I when I dis-    a new basketball auditori-      Nebraska 59-46 while the       reads all the daily newspapers
It was replaced with the         decision in 1937. School        covered this tidbit.          um. They pointed out that       PC men beat York 130-99        in South Dakota on a daily
$7.4 million Aberdeen            officials decide they need      s Former NBC News             their growing school has        in front of 1,200 fans at      basis. Reach him at jpapen-
Aquatic Center in 2007.          to charge Northern stu-         anchor Tom Brokaw was         become a state leader in        Wachs Arena. “That was a       dick@ Blog:
s Aberdeen had its warm-         dents to get into the           once a disc jockey in         basketball wins. To make        blast,” said Paul Rozell,
4B                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Saluting all of our newspaper carriers                                                                                                                                            bigger the
Past and present (and one in particular)                                                                                                                                          tip.”                   The American
                                                                                                                                                                                  day when                News is
   Because of loyal                “Hey, I had an                                 Prior Lake, Minn.                          had better sell all 10 and                           Albrecht                celebrating its
carriers, the bond                 American News                                     Make that Army Maj.                     get back to the office to                            was on                  125th
bridged by this                    paper route as a                               Gen. Albrecht, who                         give him his money.”                                 the
125-year-old news-                 kid.”                                          retired in July 2001 after                     A half hour later,                               streets
paper is a strong                     A writer’s job                              almost 42 years of ser-                    Albrecht returned to the                             selling                 this year. Here
and long one.                      means nothing if                               vice to our country.                       newspaper office empty-           Albrecht           papers,                 is the one of a
   Our carriers are                the newspaper is                                  Back in the early                       handed and with money             one of his customers
like those wonder-                 not delivered each                             1950s, however, he was                     in his pocket. Albrecht           turned out to be a railroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                          series of
ful people in this                 morning. You                                   11-year-old Jerry                          had won over “the old             manager who worked at                      Tuesday
area who carry the John            can’t read what                                Albrecht of Aberdeen.                      guy” and earned himself a         the depot in Aberdeen.                     columns on
U.S. Mail — “Nei- Papendick        you don’t have.                                   “That was my first                      job.                                 “He pointed to where                    historical
ther snow nor rain                    So to continue                              experience as an entre-                        “When the newspaper           his office was and asked
nor heat nor gloom of      my series of historical col-                           preneur,” said Albrecht.                   would come out, we                me if I would bring him a                  Aberdeen
night stays these couriers umns to help your newspa-                              “I was 11 years old, and I                 would take them down-             newspaper every day                        events.
from the swift completion  per celebrate its 125th                                was broke.”                                town to sell them,” said          right to his office, which I
of their appointed         birthday, I decided to talk                               Back then, you had to                   Albrecht. “If there was a         was more than happy to
rounds.”                   to one of these former car-                            be 12 years old to have                    big story, we would               do,” said Albrecht.
   When I meet new peo-    riers we run into from                                 an American News route                     shout, ‘Read all about it’           One day when Albrecht                them to let him drop out
ple around town, it is not time to time.                                          or sell newspapers on                      and show people the big           was bringing his railroad               of Aberdeen Central and
unusual for them to utter:    Meet Jerald Albrecht of                             the street.                                headline.”                        friend his paper, he got                join the service.
                                                                                     “But I went to the                          A great place to sell         the tip of a lifetime. A                    They reluctantly but
                                                                                  newspaper office and                       newspapers were the               troop train was going to                eventually agreed.
                                                                                  met with this really old                   bars.                             come through Aberdeen                   Albrecht, who earned his
                                                                                  guy in the circulation                         “The trouble was, the         in about an hour, which                 GED in the Army, was off
                                                                                  department — he must                       biggest kids who sold the         meant lots of troops who                to a career he loved.
                                                                                  have been at least 20 or                   papers considered the             were hungry for news.                       “I owe it all to those
                                                                                  21 years old,” Albrecht                    bars their territory. And            “I went back to the                  soldiers I met that one day
                                                                                  said with a laugh. “I con-                 since I was one of the            newspaper and talked my                 at the Aberdeen train sta-

 Health, Mind & Body
                                                                                  vinced him to give me a                    smallest kids, I would            boss into giving me 100                 tion.”
                                                                                  shot, but back then, you                   have to sneak into there          newspapers. And when                        So let me first salute
                                                                                  bought your newspapers                     to sell fast and get out          the troops arrived, I sold              retired Maj. Gen. Albrecht
 What does your smile say about your health?
                                                                                  for about 21⁄2 cents and                   before I was noticed. The         out right away. But those               for all he has done for our
 ARA Content                                                                      sold them for a nickel.                    bars were a good place to         soldiers made such a                    country.
                                                                                  Because I didn’t have                      sell papers because,              great impression on me.                     And finally, thanks to
                                                                                  any money, I also had to                   depending on how ‘hap-            They were so clean and                  all of you who have ever
   What’s the secret to living a healthy life? The answer is —
                                                                                  talk him into giving me                    py’ the customers were,           neat in their pressed uni-
 there is no secret. Rather, a healthy life depends on taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                       delivered an American
                                                                                  some papers so I could                     they might tip you a nick-        forms and shiny shoes.
 several simple steps to improve health-impacting habits,
 from eating well and maintaining a positive attitude to                                                                                                                                               News.
 flossing daily.                                                                  show him that I could                      el, a dime or even a quar-        They were very polite and                   Past and present.
    Maintain a healthy weight by choosing an effective diet                       sell them. He gave me 10                   ter sometimes. The hap-           great tippers as well.
 you can live with. Avoid high fat diets, smoking, excessive                      papers and told me that I                  pier the customer, the            After that, all I ever                  John Papendick is the managing
 drinking and lack of exercise. All reduce your chances of                                                                                                     wanted to do was join the               news-sports editor for the Ameri-
 achieving a healthy, older age and increase the likelihood of                                                                                                 service.”                               can News. Readers tell and e-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       mail him with stuff plus he
                                                                                                                                                                  When he was 17,
                                                                                     Why they deliver the News.                                                                                        reads all the daily newspapers in
 a longer period of poor health in a shorter life.
    Flossing is important to your daily routine, but it’s often                                                                                                Albrecht used his sales-                South Dakota on a daily basis.
 overlooked. Flossing daily helps protect against gingivitis                                                                                                   manship skills he learned               Reach him at jpapendick@
 by removing plaque and food particles and can add two                                                                                                         as a newspaper carrier on      Blog:
 years to your life.                                                                                                                                           his parents to persuade       
    Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. You don’t have
 to be a fanatic about exercise, but it’s important to keep your
 muscles active. Not exercising can take five years off your
 life expectancy.
    Manage stress. Stress can cause a hormonal imbalance
 that negatively affects important organs and impairs
 everyday functioning. Practice stress-reduction activities
 like meditation or exercise. And keep a positive attitude
 about aging — it can add a couple of years to your life.                                                                                                              y
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4B                                                                                                                                         Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hub City’s history by numbers
                  The American News is          85: .3 percent of Aberdeen’s population
                  celebrating its 125th         had graduated from high school, accord-
                  anniversary this month.       ing to the 2000 U.S. Census.
                     I am doing a series of     84: Burglaries in Aberdeen in 2006.
                  Tuesday columns on his-       83: Automobiles carrying 285 people
                  torical Aberdeen events.      from 16 states passed through Aberdeen
                  Here is the latest install-   during the first three days of August 1921
                  ment with a by-the-           as part of a tour of the Yellowstone Trail.
                  numbers column. Let me        The tourists registered at the Yellow-
                  know what I missed or         stone Trail Information Bureau in
John              suggest better numbers        Aberdeen.
Papendick         at                            82: Games played by the 2009 state cham-                    pion Aberdeen Central volleyball team,
125: Years of the American News.                which won 75 of them.
124: People looking for homes in                81: Ranking of Aberdeen on a list of the
Aberdeen, according to a story in a 1934        top 200 cities in the country for outdoors-
American News article.                          men to call home by the national maga-
123: S. Lincoln St., site of one of             zine Outdoor Life.
Aberdeen’s most well-known addresses            80: Track teams at the 1979 Aberdeen
(the Municipal Building).                       Relays.
122: Residents in Dumont, Minn., near           79: Dakota Opens played in Aberdeen
Sisseton, the hometown of Dick Bremer,          after the one in 2009.
who calls Twins games for Fox Sports            78: Cents for a 1-pound chocolate Easter
Net. When Bremer came to Aberdeen in            bunny at Jupiter Discount Store in
2009, he said he got to see a lot of rela-      Aberdeen in 1971.
tives.                                          77: Dollars a day spent by the average
121: Vocalists performed in Aberdeen’s
                                                                                               Aberdeen Central turned in one of the most dominating volleyball seasons in
                                                convention-goer in Aberdeen in 1982 in
ninth annual Living Christmas Tree con-
                                                                                               state history in winning the 2009 State AA Tournament. Hardin’s Photograph
                                                an estimate by the Aberdeen Area Cham-
cert in 1996.                                   ber of Commerce.                               46: Points scored by the Northern men’s
120: Dollars to rent a two-room house           76: Years ago in 1934 the Sioux City com-      basketball team when it ushered in the
with a large garden space in Aberdeen for       pany of Lee and Johnson was hired for          new Aberdeen Civic Arena on Jan. 5,
one year in 1934.                               $158,000 to oil Highway 281 from the           1939, against Huron (which scored 27).
119: Cents for two Papa burgers at the          North Dakota border to Aberdeen.               There was a standing-room-only crowd of
Aberdeen A&W in 1977.                           75: Cents a pound for rump roasts in 1968      4,500. Aberdeen merchants bought 3,000
118: Career wins by former Northern             at Fairway Foods in the Aberdeen Super         tickets, took to the Hub City streets and
State All-American wrestler Bob Hirsch,         City Mall.                                     gave them away to Wolves fans to cele-
who is now the wrestling coach at Water-        74: Dollars for four new tires mounted         brate the grand opening of their city’s
town.                                           and balanced at Sears in Aberdeen in           new arena.
117: Hunters from across the nation at the      1971.                                          45: Wins in a row by the Northern State
2008 Aberdeen annual Celebrity Pheas-           73: Points scored by the Northern State        women’s basketball team after beating
ant Hunt.                                       men’s basketball team on Dec. 4, 1937,         Minnesota-Morris 80-55 at Wachs Arena
116: Years ago in 1894, Newell & Scott’s        when the Wolves played a doubleheader:         on Jan. 11, 1995.
Drug Store in Aberdeen was robbed of            Jamestown College beat Northern State          44: Cast members played multiple roles
$35 in silver, but the doors were still         37-35 in overtime in the afternoon. That       in the Aberdeen Community Theatre’s
locked. Locals suspected “a gang of             night, the Wolves defeated Dakota Wes-         2010 production of “Joseph and the
toughs,” who had been hanging around            leyan 36-32 in two overtimes.                  Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
the city for the past few days.                 72: Minutes for Pukwana to beat Crandall       43: Dollars an acre for farmland just out-
115: Dollars for a Webcor Recorder if you       5-1 in the state amateur baseball tourney
brought in a dozen eggs — worth a $20                                                          side of Aberdeen in 1959.
                                                in Aberdeen on Aug. 30, 1938, in the fast-     42: Years of service in law enforcement
reduction in the normal $135 price — in         est South Dakota amateur baseball nine-
a unique sale at Artz Camera Supply Co.                                                        for Brown County Sheriff Steve Oakes,
                                                inning game.
                                                                                                                                              Eureka natives Marlene Bauer Hagge,
in Aberdeen in 1946.                                                                           who retired in 1994.
                                                71: Dollars — two-week salary for Ameri-
                                                                                                                                              left, and sister Alice Bauer were
                                                                                               41: Wins — a national record — during
114: Dollars of the Great Northern Rail-        can News linotype operator in 1919.            the 1989-90 season by coach Don Meyer
                                                                                                                                              founding members of the Ladies Pro-
road Company’s cash and its conductor           70: -Pound hog that two Northern stu-          and his David Lipscomb men’s basketball
                                                                                                                                              fessional Golf Association. S.D. Hall of
went missing in 1903, which had folks in        dents tried to smuggle into a Feb. 24,         team.
                                                                                                                                              Fame Photo
Aberdeen on the lookout for the pair.           1964, game at the Aberdeen Civic Arena.        40: Points scored by Colleen Williams to
113th: World Fair in New York City in                                                                                                         1940 as a freshman to play basketball, he
                                                Police arrested the hog and his two            lead the Bucketeers to a 50-23 win over
1964 was attended by Northern students          escorts. The hog was booked, but his                                                          had 526 classmates.
led by professor Lloyd Johnson.                                                                the Presentation Nurses in the Aberdeen
                                                escorts were released after getting a          women’s basketball league in 1959.             17: Strikeouts by John Wesley Donaldson,
112: Degrees in Aberdeen on Aug. 13,                                                                                                          who led the barnstorming J.L. Wilkin-
                                                stern talking to by local authorities. The     39: Bands played in Aberdeen at three
1965 (118 in Redfield).                         hog was later sentenced to a local farm,                                                      son’s All Nations baseball team to a 4-0
111: Increase in Aberdeen’s population
                                                                                               musical festivals over 16 days in July
                                                where he served out a life sentence.           2010.                                          win over the Hub City Cubs in Aberdeen
(24,992) from 2008 to 2009.                     69: School districts had students enrolled                                                    on June 14, 1915. Donaldson’s 30-plus-
                                                                                               38: Number of Aberdeen grocery stores in
110: Years old that Florence Johnson of
                                                in Northern State’s e-learning program in      1952.                                          year career produced more than 360 wins
Aberdeen was when she died in 2007.             the fall of 2003.                                                                             and 4,200 strikeouts.
She was the state’s oldest resident at the                                                     37: Dacotah Stampede rodeos held in
                                                68-: Hour period in Aberdeen when the          Aberdeen after the one in 2009.                16: Miles of pushing a bobsled by the
time.                                                                                                                                         Northern men’s basketball team to get
                                                town had three different mayors in 1956.       36-: Hour time span in March would see
109: Years of Northern State basketball.
                                                67: -22 — score of the 2009 Division III       Aberdeen Central senior basketball             into Spearfish in 1922. After a train trip
108: Fire hydrants in Aberdeen plus 1,000
more (1,108 total).                             rugby national championship game won           player Jared Hannigan earn four major          across the state, the players were sup-
107: Years ago in 1903, prime farm land
                                                by Northern State.                             awards (State AA All-tourney, Spirit of        posed to ride a bobsled into town for the
                                                66: Years in ministry by the Rev. Harold       Su, South Dakota Gatorade player of the        last 16 miles. However, the snow was so
near Aberdeen was for sale for $10 an
acre.                                           E. Salem of the First Baptist Church of        year and all-conference).                      deep that the team ended up pushing the
106: Local basketball stories and notes,
                                                Aberdeen.                                      35: Cents for a taco at Taco John’s in         bobsled more than riding in it. It took the
                                                65: Percent of Aberdeen’s 207 streets that     Aberdeen in 1972.                              team most of the day to get there, and
along with 61 local basketball pictures, in
the American News in five days in March         have names (135 names, 72 are num-             34: Rebounds in two games Feb. 19-20,          when they did, Spearfish won 31-22.
2010 during a state tournament.                 bers).                                         2010, by Presentation College senior           15-: Year-old Ken Harr of Aberdeen made
                                                64th: Annual Gypsy Day football game           women’s basketball player Becky Smith          four holes-in-one in summer 1968 at the
105: Dollars and 80 cents for one, 38-
week school year to attend Northern in          was canceled on Oct. 9, 1982, when a           (also 30 points, 15 assists and 14 steals).    renovated Lee Park Municipal Golf
1902 (meals $79.80; tuition and books           monsoon-like rainstorm flooded Swisher         33: Feature races won by Aberdeen auto         Course in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen teen’s
$14; and room with utilities $12).              Field.                                         racer Ron Droog in 1982.                       aces came on holes of 244 yards with a
104: Years ago the Sauer Brothers of            63-: Yard drop-kicked field goal made by       32: -31, score of Aberdeen Central home        four wood, 225 yards with a four wood,
Aberdeen began making a nickel cigar            Mark Payne of Dakota Wesleyan on Oct.          wrestling win over Eastern South Dakota        200 yards with a one iron and 225 yards
named the Pride of Aberdeen.                    9, 1915, to set a national record that still   Conference foe Huron on Jan. 30, 2009,         with a two iron. Harr’s feat was named
103: Dollars for 1928 Pontiac Coupe at          stands against Northern in Aberdeen.           after Central trailed 31-2. The win gave       South Dakota Sports Oddity of the Year
Spaulding Auto Co. in 1935.                     62: Years and older qualified you for a        Aberdeen Central its first conference          by the South Dakota Sports Writers Asso-
102: -101, score of the Presentation Col-       $65 season pass to the Aberdeen Aquat-         wrestling title since 1973.                    ciation.
lege men’s basketball win in overtime           ics Center in 2009.                            31: Regular-season wins for each team          14: Vietnam War casualties from Brown
over coach Fred Paulson and his Huron           61: Calls taken by the Aberdeen Police         when the Baltimore Orioles beat their          County.
College team on Nov. 27, 1996, at the           Department on Dec. 28, 1995.                   farm team, the Aberdeen Pheasants, 6-3         13: Students graduated from Polo High
Aberdeen Civic Arena. PC junior Matt            60: Rooms in the nation’s first Super 8        in an exhibition game at Aberdeen              School in 1975, when Aberdeen Mayor
Adler made two free throws with six sec-        (now Super 8 Aberdeen East) in 1974.           Municipal Ball Park on June 8, 1964.           Jeff Solem delivered the commencement
onds left and ended with 47 points.             Super 8 was founded by Aberdeen’s Den-         30: Men showed up to try out for the           address.
100: Dollars for the newest telephone           nis Brown and Ron Rivett.                      Northern men’s basketball program in           12: Dollars and 50 cents to see Johnny
gadget at Radio Shack in Aberdeen in            59: Points scored by Eric Kline even           December 1923 — 95 women showed up             Cash in concert at the Aberdeen Civic
1974. The Phone Butler automatically            though he did not feel well in a 97-94         to try out for the women’s program.            Arena in 1988.
answered your phone and recorded a              Aberdeen Central win over Huron at the         29: Cents for a gallon of gas in Aberdeen      11: Shutouts in 12 games by the unde-
message when you were out.                      Aberdeen Civic Arena on Dec. 15, 1990.         in late 1974.                                  feated state champion Aberdeen Roncalli
99: -96, score of an overtime win by the        58-: Mph winds in October 2008 that            28-: Year-old David Rowlands was suffo-        football team in 2006.
Northern State women’s basketball team          took down a couple of lights at Swisher        cated by noxious gas while digging a well      10: Turnovers by the Northern State
over Augustana on Nov. 17, 1995, which          Field.                                         for water within city limits and was the       men’s basketball team one night drove
was coach Curt Fredrickson’s 400th win.         57: Years Northern State spent in the          first person to be buried in Aberdeen’s        Don Meyer to spit out this quote: “Each
98: Cents for 3 pounds of ground beef at        South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference        Riverside Cemetery on July 16, 1886.           turnover gets worse as you go. It is like
Economy Grocery in Aberdeen in 1957.            (1917-1974).                                   Riverside is the largest municipal ceme-       prior arrests — the 10th one may not
97: Windows in the ACS/Wells Fargo              56-: Mph winds gust in Aberdeen on             tery in the state as well as one of the old-   have been that bad, but when you have
Financial Building downtown.                    April 28, 2010.                                est.                                           had nine prior ones, it looks pretty bad.”
96: Powerball tickets purchased in South        55: Points scored by Northern State bas-       27: -0, South Dakota State’s all-time
                                                                                                                                              9: Dollars for a 1987 Brown County Fair
Dakota had now resulted in $100,000             ketball player Ryan Miller on Nov. 15,         record against Northern State in wres-         button to get into all the grandstand
wins. The 96th ticket to produce a              1997, in 134-125 three-overtime loss to        tling until Jan. 18, 2008, when the
                                                Southern Indiana.                                                                             shows of Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Gary
$100,000 win was purchased by Karen                                                            Wolves defeated SDSU 18-16 in Brook-           Puckett and Sha Na Na.
and Gerald Moench of Aberdeen in 2003.          54: Total pancakes eaten by American           ings. NSU coach Pat Timm was a two-
                                                                                                                                              8: .4 square miles — the land area of
95: Patients transported by Aberdeen’s          News columnist Max Cooper (28) and             time All-American for SDSU.
                                                Aberdeen Mayor Clifton Hurlbert (26) in        26: percent of the 1957 Northern State
air ambulance service, Careflight, in its                                                                                                     7th: Of March 2008, Whitney Joseph of
first year of service in 1993.                  a pancake-eating contest as part of the        student body were military veterans.
                                                1965 Kiwanis pancake days.                     25: And 3⁄4-inch pheasant rooster tail
                                                                                                                                              Aberdeen became the first female bowler
94: Cents for a bushel of corn in
                                                53: Dollars for a valve and ring job at        feather was turned in by Tony Peschong         to roll a 300 game in the history of the
Aberdeen in 1971.                                                                                                                             Village Bowl in Aberdeen.
93: -5, the score of Northern Normal’s          Aberdeen Transit Garage in 1959.               to win an American News contest in
                                                52: Points scored by Northern State bas-       1986.                                          6: Training rules for the Northern State
men’s basketball win over Redfield Col-                                                                                                       basketball players in 1917: 1. Know rules
lege in 1910.                                   ketball player Eric Kline on Feb. 12,          24: Percent of Aberdeen’s population who
92: Campsites with water and electricity        1994, in 98-80 win over host Minnesota-        rented were paying between $700 and            of game. 2. Use sportsmanship. 3. Be at
at Wylie Park in Aberdeen.                      Duluth (star for Duluth was Jerry Meyer,       $999 a month, according to the 2000 U.S.       practices. 4. No eating between meals
91: Number of the car owned by                  former NSU coach Don Meyer’s son).             Census.                                        except for fresh fruits, milk and crackers.
Aberdeen’s Mark Weigel that fellow              51: .9 percent of Aberdeen’s population        23: Deaths in South Dakota in 2009 due         5. Get at least eight hours of sleep at
Aberdonian Tim Kessler drove to win the         was married, according to the 2000 U.S.        to H1N1 flu, including two in Brown            least five days a week. 6. Drink at least
1998 celebrity race — which included            Census.                                        County.                                        eight glasses of water a day.
Gov. Bill Janklow — at Brown County             50: Years of service with the Aberdeen         22: Contractors were used to help build        5: Varsity volleyball teams in Aberdeen.
Speedway in Aberdeen.                           Municipal Band by Dean Deuel. He was           the Barnett Center, which opened in            4: Times Aberdeen has hosted the state
90-: Pound angels and 50-pound stained          director from 1946-69 and started playing      1987.                                          fair (1889, 1890, 1893 and 1894).
glass windows were part of Aberdeen’s           with the band in 1919.                         21: Elephants at a 1957 circus at the          3: High schools in Aberdeen.
downtown holiday decorations in 1975.           49: Cents for 2 pint bottles of Karo Syrup     Brown County Fairgrounds.                      2: Colleges in Aberdeen.
89: Cents for a gallon of gas in Aberdeen       at Black’s Market in Aberdeen in 1957.         20: Rebounds, 22 points, five assists and      1: Athletic rabbit. Right before the start of
in late 1992 thanks to an ongoing gas war       48: Super 8 motels opened in 1983,             three steals by Northern State women’s         the hurdles at the 24th running of the
among local stations.                           according to officials at company head-        basketball player Mikayla Barondeau of         Aberdeen Relays on May 23, 1956, a rab-
88: Degrees on the afternoon of April 29,       quarters in Aberdeen.                          Frederick in one of the best all-around        bit jumped onto the course. The next
2005, in Aberdeen. The next morning, it         47: Consecutive years as a professional        games in school history in an 84-73 win        day, American News Sports Editor Larry
was 32 degrees with snow on the ground.         athlete — an all-sports record held by         over Bemidji State on Jan. 15, 2010.           Desautels reported:
                                                Eureka native and former Aberdeen resi-        19: Three-pointers by the Northern men’s           Even though the rabbit finished the
87: Mph reached by winning Late Model           dent Marlene Bauer Hagge, whose dad,           basketball team to beat South Dakota           race in record time, officials disqualified
auto racer Keith Foss of Winona, Minn.,         Dave Bauer, once owned the Aberdeen            State 111-94 at Wachs Arena on Dec. 5,         him because he ran under the hurdles.
during a lap at Brown County Speedway           golf course now called Lee Park. Hagge,        1994.                                              Plus, he ran the wrong way.
in 2007.                                        who, along with sister Alice Bauer, were       18: Classmates of Erwin Kotecki (Milwau-       0: Rabbits harvested in Brown County in
86: Proof, “light and mild” Old Crow            founding members of the Ladies Profes-         kee) when he graduated from Northern           1967 — the state canceled jackrabbit sea-
bourbon, a big advertiser in the American       sional Golf Association, won 25 pro tour-      on June 9 in the World War II year of          son in 17 counties because of dwindling
News in the 1950s.                              neys in her 47 years on tour.                  1944. When Kotecki came to Northern in         populations.
6B                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One more historic look
                   Readers add memorable names, events to list

American News readers remember Gene Autry, left, and his horse champion and Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger coming to Aberdeen. File Photos

                  Well, we        puter thing, feel free to                                                               ties and for consistently      mal and Industrial School
                  have come       stop in by my desk and see    Wrapping it up                                            bringing entertainment         president Carl G.
                  to the end      them.                                                                                   and different kinds of         Lawrence’s son, Ernest O.,
                  of another          They are really cool,                                                               entertainment to               won the Nobel Prize in
                                                                The American News is celebrating its 125th
                                  just like Judy!                                                                         Aberdeen.                      1938 for his invention of
                  project.            Lots of people                                                                      s Former American News
                                                                anniversary this year. Here is the eighth and final
                                                                                                                                                         the cyclotron. Carl’s other
                     This         responded when I ask                                                                    entertainment writer Don
                                                                series of Tuesday columns on historical Aberdeen
                                                                                                                                                         son, John H., was a pio-
                  one wasn’t      them to name rare                                                                       Hall.                          neer in the medical field
                  really          moments in Aberdeen his-                                                                s Nationally known artist      and is known as the father
                  planned.        tory and most famous                                                                    Mary Gorder Groth.             of nuclear medicine.
                                  Aberdeen residents and                                                                  s Peg Lamont.
                  All I was                                    Ferguson.                     s   Randy Travis.                                           s Tom Selleck, John
                going to do       visitors. Here are those                                                                s George Amundson.
                                                               s  The Association.           s   Richard Marx.                                           Wayne and James Arness
was write a couple of col-        reader-submitted respons-    s  Grammy winning jazz        s   The Carpenters.                                         were in Aberdeen together
umns in honor of the              es:                          vibraphonist Gary Burton.     s   John Denver.                                                              one time
American News’ 125th
                                                                                                                               Rare moments
                                                               s Rexalla.                                                 s The Gypsy Day and                              to hunt.
birthday on June 10.                   Famous visitors         s Folk singer Glenn                                        Northern dance commit-                           s The
                                    R.E.O. Speedwagon.
                                                                                                   Famous residents
    It turned into an eight-      s                            Yarbrough.                    s Nationally known           tees used to draw the big-                       FBI’s first
week series and took a few        s Chi Coltrane.              s The Atlanta Rhythm          Native American artist Vic   gest names in entertain-                         10 Most
hundred more hours of             s Kenny Rogers and the       Section.                      Runnels.                     ment to their Aberdeen
                                  First Edition.                                                                                                                           Wanted
research than I had origi-                                     s Herman’s Hermits.           s Tom Aman, founder of       campus. During his hey-                          Fugitives
nally planned. Oh well, a         s Grass Roots.               s 17-time Grammy win-         ACS and long-time            days when he played only
                                  s Don Williams.
                                                                                                                                                                           list in
little spontaneity is good                                     ning guitarist Pat Meth-      Aberdeen supporter.          80 concerts a year at the                        1950
for a person.                     s Johnny Rivers.             eny.                          s Long-time, nationally      most famous cities in the
                                  s Eric Burdon and the                                                                                                                    included
    First, thanks for all the                                  s Gary Lewis and the          known artists Lee Leuning    world, the Gypsies had
                                  Animals.                                                                                                                                 two with
positive feedback and help                                     Playboys.                     and Sheri Treeby.            Duke Ellington and his
                                  s World famous opera         s Guy and Ralna from the      s Don Larsen.
the hundreds of you have                                                                                                  orchestra play for two                           Dakota
given me on this project.         stars Richard Tucker and     Lawrence Welk Show.           s Bob Turley.                nights in Aberdeen in
                                  Marion Anderson.             s Ken Delo from the           s Former NSU coaches
It seemed I couldn’t go                                                                                                   1948 — a community con-                          tions.
anywhere the last couple          s Cellist Leonard Rose.      Lawrence Welk Show.           Clark Swisher, Bob Wachs     cert on Oct. 8 and the
                                  s Fred Waring and Nor-       s Paul Revere and the         and Jim Kretchman.                                                            Third on
of months without stop-                                                                                                   homecoming dance on
                                  man Luboff with their        Raiders.                      s John Scruggs of the                                                         that list
ping to talk about “the                                                                                                   Oct. 9.
project.”                         entire choruses.             s Gary Puckett.               Aberdeen Pheasants.          s Chief Sitting Bull
                                                                                                                                                                           was con-
                                  s The Royal Winnipeg         s The Lennon Sisters.         s Mike Fiore of the          stopped at the Aberdeen                          victed
    As always, it was a fun,                                                                                                                                               murderer
                                  Ballet.                      s The Kingston Trio.          Aberdeen Pheasants.          railroad station on his way
interesting and wild ride.
                                  s The Minneapolis Sym-       s George Jones.               s Terry Francona.            to Washington on Oct. 9,       Tom Selleck William
    Stories multiple many         phony Orchestra.                                                                                                                         Raymond
                                                               s Tammy Wynette.              s Pro bull rider Casey       1888, to meet President
times over these days once        s The Guthrie Theater.                                                                                                                   Nesbit,
                                                               s Stonewall Jackson.          Gates (stuntman for the      Grover Cleveland. He had
they hit the Internet. If         s Native American artist                                                                                                                 who had
                                                               s Eric Braeden from The       movie 8 Seconds).            lunch in Aberdeen.
only I had a nickel for           Fritz Scholder.              Young and The Restless.       s Humor writer and           s The Dakota Centennial                          escaped
everyone from out of state        s Phyllis Frelich, a deaf    s Bobby Vee.                  author Barbara Wells.        Arts Congress was held in                        from the
who wrote to me that “Cal         actress known for her        s Ricky Nelson.               s U.S. Army Brigadier        Aberdeen in 1989.                                South
Ripken Jr. has never been         Tony Award performance       s Rocky Bleier.               Gen. Randall Tiezen.
to or even heard of                                                                                                       s The car in which Bonnie                        Dakota
                                  in Broadway’s Children of    s Randall McDaniel.           s Dr. Bernard King of the    and Clyde were killed was                        State Peni-
Aberdeen, S.D., you idiot         a Lesser God.                s World champion wres-        Mayo Clinic.
— he is from Aberdeen,                                                                                                    once displayed in                                tentiary
                                  s Hopalong Cassidy.          tling tag team of Hercules    s Kent Clausen, former
Maryland.”                        s Roy Rogers and his
                                                                                                                          Aberdeen, as was a car         John Wayne four years
                                                               Cortez and Red Bastien.       NFL player.                  owned by Elvis Presley.                          earlier
    Obviously, those people       horse Trigger.               s Brownsville Station.        s Kevin Andersh, No. 1
have never heard of the                                                                                                   s The National Symphony        (the list came out on
                                  s Gene Autry and his         s Eric Carmen and The         pick by the Pittsburgh       Orchestra with conductor       March 16, and Nesbit was
Ripken’s family associa-          horse Champion.              Raspberries.                  Pirates in 1984.
tion with the Aberdeen                                                                                                    Leonard Slatkin per-           captured in St. Paul two
                                  s Curt Gowdy.                s Billy Martin.               s Vern Jark.                 formed in Aberdeen in
Pheasants. There were                                                                                                                                    days later). Fifth was
                                  s Toby Keith.                s Fran Tarkinton.             s Stephanie Herseth-         2002.
other critics as well.                                                                                                                                   another escapee, con-
                                  s Sawyer Brown.              s Bert Blyleven.              Sandlin (lived in Aberdeen   s “Blue Lou” Marini (he’s
    No problem — that is                                                                                                                                 victed murderer Omar
                                  s J.J. Walker.               s Merle Haggard.              during her senior year at    the alto sax player in The
the way this business             s B.J. Thomas.
                                                                                                                                                         August Pinson. After five
                                                               s Marty Robbins.              Groton).                     Blues Brothers movie).
works!                            s Little Jimmy Dickens.      s Nat King Cole.              s Former University of
                                                                                                                                                         months on the list, Pinson
                                                                                                                          s Snow removal costs for       was arrested in Pierre.
    One of the nicest acts of     s Bob Allison.               s Brock Lesnar.               Minnesota football player    February and March 1966
kindness came from Judy           s Tony Oliva.                s Chief Wah-we-oten and       Tom Teigen of Aberdeen       snowstorms in the
Jacobson of Oakes. She            s Kent Hrbek.                his All-Indian Orchestra.     and his son, Scott, who      Aberdeen area cost the
sent me a bunch of histori-       s The Monkees.               s Nolan Ryan.                 was a starting quarterback                                  s  Although Richard Petty
                                                                                                                          city $16,500. A 2009           did come to Aberdeen in
cal Aberdeen post cards           s Buddy Rich.                s Ray Stevens.                at the Air Force Academy.    Christmas snow storm           1991, he did not partici-
that I have posted at             s Woody Herman Orches-       s Playboy centerfold and      s The Red Rooster Coffee
                                                                                                                          cost the city more than        pate in a race with other             tra.                         wrestling star Sable.         Shop was nominated as        $80,000 in clean-up costs.
If you don’t do the com-          s Jazz musician Maynard      s Marie Osmond.               well for its unique quali-                                  NASCAR drivers at Brown
                                                                                                                          s Former Aberdeen artist
                                                                                                                                                         County Speedway.
                                                                                                                          Frank Clifford Ashford,        s Ben Reifel, the Plains
                                                                                                                          who had a studio in Paris,
                                                                                                                                                         Native American elected
                                                                                                                          painted portraits of many
                                                                                                          The car in
                                                                                                                          famous people, including       to Congress who once
                                                                                                          Bonnie and
                                                                                                                          President Calvin Coolidge      lived in Aberdeen, was
                                                                                                                          that hangs at the State        born in Parmalee.
                                                                                                          Clyde were
                                                                                                          killed was      Lodge in Custer.
 & ATV INSURANCE                                                                                          once            s Early Aberdeen jeweler
                                                                                                                                                              Aberdeen numbers
                                                                                                                                                           The Brown County
                                                                                                          displayed in    Charles T. Kirkpatrick
                                                                                                          Aberdeen,       wrote the initial letter to    Courthouse was built in
                                                                                                                          the U.S. government sug-       1904 for $88,114. It is 128
                                                                                                          as was a car
                                                                                                                          gesting that a plat of land    feet tall and 240 tons of
                                                                                                          owned by
                                                                                                                          near Columbia be pur-          steel was used in its con-
                    ISAAK                                                                                 Elvis
                                                                                                          Presley. File   chased as a wildlife refuge.   struction.
                                                                                                                          He later showed govern-
                                                                                                                                                         John Papendick is the managing
                                                                                                                          ment representatives the
                                                                                                                                                         news-sports editor for the Ameri-
                                                                                                                          area and helped in devel-
                                                                                                                                                         can News. Readers tell and e-
                                                                                                                          oping the plan for the gov-    mail him with stuff plus he
          Agency Inc.                                                                                                     ernment to purchase the        reads all the daily newspapers in
                                                                                                                          land that later would          South Dakota on a daily basis.
                                                                                                                          become the Sand Lake           Reach him at jpapendick@
  605-725-4500                                                                                                            National Wildlife Refuge. Blog:
 419 S. ROOSEVELT, ABERDEEN, SD                                                                                           s Former Northern Nor-

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