125 YEARS AGO
February 5, 1897
The Pipestone Steam Laundry is now connected with the outside world by telephone. Of course, it is impossible for you to send your shirt down there over the wire, but if you will just call them up, Oscar will make the dust fly in coming for your washing.
E. E. Link lost a horse by death yesterday. It is usual in a notice of this kind to say a “valuable horse,” but just now horse flesh is so far below par that just a plain obituary notice—without any flourishes—is all that is proper to give.
100 YEARS AGO
February 7, 1922
The highways are in a worse condition at this time than they have been for several years past. While the county road crews have been putting forth every effort to get the county roads open for automobile travel apparently nothing is being done on the trunk highways through this county and there is much dissatisfaction among both country and town people as a result. Cars have managed to plow through the snow banks to Slayton and also to Luverne but the King of Trails highway north from this city is blocked to car traffic. The highway department has apparently done nothing to make this road passable since the storm of last Wednesday.
75 YEARS AGO
February 6, 1947
Pipestone’s only entry in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Slayton Wednesday night was Dean Ferguson, and the rugged welterweight had a busy evening of it. The local boy had to fight the semi-final and final rounds the same night and against two strong contenders before he retained his welterweight crown.
Ferguson and the seven other Slayton champions, with their coach Pop Terry, will now make the trip to Minneapolis to fight in the Northwest Golden Gloves tournament February 10, 11, 12, and 17.
50 YEARS AGO
February 7, 1972
Pipestone Arrow gymnasts defeated Madison, S.D. in a meet held on February 5. Outstanding performer for the Arrows was freshman John Fjellanger. John took top honors for all around gymnast with a score of 23.0 points, and average score of 4.6 for five events.
Fjellanger won 1st on the high-bar and parallel bars, 2nd in floor exercise, 6th on the horse and 6th on the trampoline.
Ken Spawn took 1st on the rings, 2nd on the high-bar and 3rd on the parallel bar. Dean Floody took 2nd on the horse, 5th parallel bars and 5th on the rings. Jim Persinger placed 2nd in tumbling and 3rd on trampoline. Kevin Paulsen placed 4th in tumbling, 4th in floor exercise and 4th on the trampoline.
25 YEARS AGO
February 6, 1997
Kathryn Ness, a junior at Pipestone-Jasper High School, has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 11-16.
The National Young Leaders Conference is a leadership development program for students who demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Over 350 national scholars will be attending the conference from across America.
Throughout the six-day conference, Ness will interact with key leaders and newsmakers from the three branches of government, the media and diplomatic corps.
Ness will also participate in a number of leadership skill-building activities. They also participate in the “Model Congress,” in which scholars assume roles of U.S. representatives by debating, amending and voting on proposed legislation for an official language and immigration reform.