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75 Years Ago


Items taken from weekly issues 75 years ago, from the Daniels County Leader, est. 1922 (continuation of the Scobey Sentinel, est. 1912).

July 11, 1946

6-Inch Rain In 6 Hours With Hail, Tornadic Wind–

What happened Tuesday afternoon shouldn’t happen to a duck. As a result, there were many people who found themselves in vexing circumstances. Some reports include: Leonard Helleckson, whose heart performs vigorous didos during excitement, was caught in the storm on his way to the field. He and a helper were marooned in his truck south of town, the water got up as high as the seat so they moved to the back end of the truck and stood in a half foot of water in the truck box with a washtub over their heads.

Clint Richardson and John Forchak were on the Wolf Point-Scobey highway when they suddenly realized they could go no furt...