125 YEARS AGO
September 24, 1897
J. F. Huntington, one of the most prominent and prosperous farmers in Altona township, is erecting a new barn which will be a credit to our county and an ornament to Mr. Huntington’s farm. It will be one of the largest barns in the county and is being erected in a very substantial manner. It will have an 8 foot basement, all nicely walled up with stone, under the whole building. Mr. H. came in today after lumber for the new barn, and his neighbors, to the number of about 15, each drove in with a team to assist in taking out the material. When the party started homeward they made quite a procession and it showed that a very friendly feeling exists between the residents of that neighborhood. The STAR is always glad to see our farmers prospering.
100 YEARS AGO
September 25, 1922
It is announced that there will be no band concert at the court house park on Wednesday evening of this week, and no more during the present season. The Pipestone Concert Band has put on a series of fine entertainments in the park once a week during the summer months, which have been enjoyed by large crowds. Now, however, the evenings are getting rather too chilly for such outdoor affairs, and it has been decided to make the concert that was given September 20th, the last of the season.
75 YEARS AGO
September 25, 1947
Jorgensen-Jones of this city have recently added to their ambulance and funeral service, an ambulance of the most modern type.
It is a 1948 Henney-Packard, purchased through the Harry W. Smith Co., of Minneapolis. Gordon Jones of the Jorgensen-Jones firm went to the factory at Freeport, Ill., where the new ambulance was delivered to him, and he drove it from that city to Pipestone.
The new ambulance has all of the up-to-date improvements, and with this vehicle in use, Jorgensen-Jones are well equipped to take care of emergency calls of any kind.
They plan to maintain a 24-hour service.
50 YEARS AGO
September 25, 1972
The Pipestone “B” football team hung in the game tight for three quarters until Kozlowski finally broke loose in the third quarter for a 70 yard run to give the junior Arrows their only touchdown. Dan Mortensen ran the ball in for the two point conversion. Final score 8-0 Pipestone.
Some of the defensive standouts of the game were John Zorich, Bill Hicks, Kevin Boese, Steve Bridger, as well as Kozlowski and Evans.
Kozlowski carried 12 times for 160 yards for a 13.7 yd. average. Dibble carried 84 yards in 8 carries for an 8 yd., average.
25 YEARS AGO
September 25, 1997
Local business representatives gathered at the Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone last Thursday to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Good Sam’s new 6,570 square foot dining facility.
While the facility is virtually completed by Contractor Stencil Construction of Sioux Falls, residents won’t begin using the facility for about a month. Good Sam office manager and resource development coordinator Dee Deuth said. Eventually, the facility will be the main dining facility for all residents and staff.
The dining facility is located in the northeast corner of the facility, halfway up the 300 wing on the way to the chapel.
Administrator Bruce Stratman said dedication for the facility will likely be held next month. At the present, workers are still finishing the parking lot and exterior of the building.