Remember When

10 years ago (2007)

•The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System suffered a setback this month when bids for a treatment plant came in $42 million over engineers’ estimates.

The publicly funded Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will bring water from the Missouri River to 20 municipalities that serve roughly 300,000 people in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

Project Director Troy Larson updated Luverne City Council members on the project during their Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday night.

The water treatment plant to be built three miles north of Vermillion was estimated to cost $98.5 million and possibly $108 million with contingencies.


25 years ago (1992)

•The annual school census is becoming more and more accurate.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is the numbers reflect the decline predicted earlier in national census figures, said Luverne Superintendent Norman Miller at Thursday’s School Board meeting.

As of Oct. 1, 1992, 1,915 people under 21 live in District 670. The number is down from the 1991 census count of 1,928.

Board member Gene Cragoe asked how the district knows the number of children in the 0-3 age group. Miller said Early Childhood Family Education staff members keep track closely because their funding is based on the number of children in that age group. He said city records, local birth notices and other records enable the staff to keep track.  


50 years ago (1967)

•Luverne’s Centennial Committee has decided to bury a time capsule for the use of the Bi-Centennial celebration Committee a hundred years hence.

At their October 11 meeting they voted to collect articles, pictures and comments of chairmen and members of their committee and to seal the information in the capsules.

The capsules will be buried at a place designated later and its location will be recorded in various places within the city of Luverne.


75 years ago (1942)

•Harry Kingsley, Wathena, Kans., pleaded guilty Tuesday before District Judge Flinn at Worthington to a charge of second degree forgery and was given a suspended sentence of two years at St. Cloud reformatory.

In sentencing Kingsley, however, the judge stipulated that he was to remain with Sheriff Roberts until he obtained work and that he was to keep the job, providing his employer wanted him, until he had earned at least $55, which sum he was to save to make good his forged checks.


100 years ago (1917)

•The high school football season will be opened in Luverne tomorrow afternoon at Athletic park, with the high school elevens of Flandreau and Luverne opponents. The game will be called at 2:30 o’clock, and the price of admission will be 25 cents.

The personnel of the Luverne team for tomorrow’s battle has not been definitely decided upon, as nearly fifty present of the boys who were to have positions on the club are barred from taking part in the fray by not having sufficient study credits.

Coach McCallum, however, is quite confident that the material available will give him a team that will be well able to cope with the South Dakota boys, and an interesting contest is expected.


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