Days Gone By Week of June 5, 2023


June 11, 1898

A deal was perfected yesterday whereby on June 15 Dr. E. H. Argetsinger, the dentist, takes possession of the dental parlors of Dr. F. H. Burnett in this city. Dr. Argetsinger, not only purchased the practice of Dr. Burnett but also his building on Hiawatha street, and he will move there as soon as Dr. Burnett vacates. We also learn that one of the conditions of the sale was that Dr. Burnett is not to open another office in this city. Dr. Argetsinger has only been here for a few months but during that time he has made many friends and has proven that he is a first-class dentist and by investing in property here he is a strong believer in the future of Pipestone and intends to remain here.


June 5, 1923

Exercises marking the close of another school year at the Pipestone Indian Training School, were held on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Rain interfered to some extent with the outdoor exercises, but the competitive drill was finally held Wednesday afternoon despite the unfavorable weather conditions. “B” company of boys and “B” company of girls were adjudged the winners.

The speaking contest Tuesday evening was won by Wilber Cook, second place being taken by Joe Malessey. Wednesday evening the operetta “A Golden Gift” was rendered by students of the grades. Quite a number of people from the city went out to the school to witness this entertainment and greatly enjoyed it.

Yesterday a large number of the Indian students departed for their homes at different points to spend the summer.


June 7, 1948

The annual County Eighth Grade graduation will be held here Wednesday, June 23, County Superintendent Florence Howes has announced.

This is always an interesting event, and the public is invited to attend.

Rev. F. J. Peterson of the Presbyterian Church of Pipestone, has been chosen as the speaker, and his address will be the principal number on the program which is now being completed.

There are ninety-six graduates in this year’s class, representing forty-four districts. All but five of these graduates have received five state credits, which is an exceptionally high percentage, Mrs. Howe states.


June 11, 1973

A pig on the loose caused damage to three cars about 11:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, one half mile north of Trosky on Highway 75.

The pig, owned by Ed Van Gelder, rural Pipestone, strayed onto the road and was hit by a 1970 Plymouth Duster headed north and driven by Mary Kuiper, Pipestone. A 1965 Chevelle driven by Edward H. Brands, rural Pipestone, was following the Kuiper car and also hit the pig causing the carcass to be thrown across the road and into the path of a southbound 1970 Ford Galaxy driven by Lawrence Zwart, Edgerton.

Moderate damage was done to the front left side of the Kuiper car, to the front underside of the Brands car and to the front underside of the Zwart car.

The pig was killed by the collisions.