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Taken from the 1910 Hand County Atlas

J. L. Flint was born in Illinois in 1863. He settled in St. Lawrence, Hand County, South Dakota  in 1882. He married Ida M. Furman. They were parents of six children (in 1910). Mr. Flint was publisher of the Hand County News, a weekly newspaper. He also served as Township Clerk.
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Several issues of this newspaper still exist in a private collection, although fragile and extremely worn. They present a peek into the daily lives of those who lived in and around the entire area, and are a treasure trove of surnames and "clues" in the quest for your missing ancestors. If you're curious as to who was doin' what, this is the place to find out. <g> Papers will be presented as time permits and in no particular order. 

I have resisted an overwhelming urge to correct the spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and style of writing. You will find, however, an occassional
Red Comment. Check the links below. Happy hunting.  CSR 
Pioneer Weekly Newspaper of St. Lawrence, South Dakota
J. L Flint, Publisher
Hand County News banner above is a reduced scan of the actual one on the newspaper
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ANCESTRY QUICK TIP (from Ancestry Daily News, 23 February 2001)
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Sometimes microfilmed newspapers from the early 1900s can get you past a brick wall. If you know your ancestor (or a sibling) lived in a small town, try ordering (by interlibrary loan) some films from the relevant state archive or other repository. Then
read the "local news" items about who came and went on visits. 

After reading through 40 hours worth of such newspapers for my great-grandmother, I found one small notice that referred to a married sister "of Monmouth, Illinois" coming to visit. Taking that name, I found the sister and her husband listed in the 1900 census. The "Number of Years Married" column suggested the year they had married in the 1880s. Assuming they'd married at Monmouth, I asked the county clerk for their complete marriage record from that approximate year. 

When it came in the mail, I was pleased to see all the parents' names listed. Two of them, of course, were my own great-great-grandparents!  A lot of work, yes, but I think it was worth it. This method worked after half a dozen dead ends did not.

James A. Rogers
Catalog listing of 120 Hand County News newspapers

VOL. NO.    MONTH     DAY   YEAR       COMMENT
   5    3 
October       6    1911

   6    2 
September    27    1912     top 1/2
   6    3 
October       4    1912
   6    4 
October      11    1912
   6    5 
October      18    1912
   6    6 
October      25    1912
   6    7 
November      1    1912
   6    8 
November      8    1912
   6    9  
November     15    1912
                                     11/22 N/A
   6   11 
November     29    1912

   6   16 
January       3    1913
   6   17 
January      10    1913
   6   18 
January      17    1913
   6   19 
January      24    1913
   6   20  
January      31    1913
                                     
   6   21 
February      7    1913
   6   22 
February     14    1913
   6   23 
February     21    1913
   6   24 
February     28    1913
   6   25  
March        7    1913
   6   26  
March       14    1913
   6   27  
March       21    1913
   6   28  
March       28    1913
                                       4/4 N/A
   6   30  
April       11    1913
                                      4/18 N/A
   6   32  
April       25    1913
   6   33   
May         2    1913
   6   34   
May         9    1913
   6   35   
May        16    1913
   6   36   
May        23    1913
   6   37   
May        30    1913
   6   38   
June        6    1913
   6   39   
June       13    1913
   6   40    June       20    1913
   6   41    June       27    1913
                                    7/4/1913 N/A
   6   43    July       11    1913
   6   44    July       18    1913
                                      7/25 N/A
   6   46   August       1    1913
   6   47   August       8    1913
   6   48   August      15    1913
   6   49   August      22    1913
   6   50   August      29    1913
   6   51 September      5    1913
   6   52 September     12    1913
   7    1 September     19    1913
   7    2 September     26    1913
   7    3  October       3    1913
   7    4  October      10    1913
   7    5  October      17    1913
   7    6  October      24    1913
   7    7  October      31    1913
   7    8  November      7    1913
   7    9  November     14    1913
   7   10  November     21    1913
   7   11  November     28    1913   partial
                                  12/05 - 12/26 N/A

                                  None 1914-8/6/26

  19   49   August       6    1926
                                      8/13 N/A
  19   51   August      20    1926
  19   52   August      27    1926

  20   30   August       5    1927
  20   31   August      12    1927
  20   32   August      19    1927
  20   33   August      26    1927

  21   29   August       3    1928
  21   30   August      10    1928
  21   31   August      17    1928
  21   32   August      24    1928

  22   29   August       2    1929
  22   30   August       9    1929
  22   31   August      16    1929
  22   32   August      23    1929
  22   33   August      30    1929

  23   29   August       1    1930
  23   30   August       8    1930
  23   31   August      15    1930
  23   32   August      22    1930
  23   33   August      29    1930

  24    8   March        6    1931
  24    9   March       13    1931
  24   10   March       20    1931
  24   11   March       27    1931
  24   12   April        3    1931
                                   4/10 - 5/27 N/A
  24   21    June        5    1931
  24   22    June       12    1931
  24   23    June       19    1931
  24   24    June       26    1931
  24   25    July        3    1931
  24   26    July       10    1931
  24   27    July       17    1931
  24   28    July       24    1931
  24   29    July       31    1931
  24   30   August       7    1931
  24   31   August      14    1931
  24   32   August      21    1931
  24   33   August      28    1931
  24   34 September      4    1931
                                    9/11,9/18 N/A
  24   37 September     25    1931

  25    8   March        4    1932
  25    9   March       11    1932
  25   10   March       18    1932
  25   11   March       25    1932
  25   12   April        1    1932
  25   13   April        8    1932
  25   14   April       15    1932
  25   15   April       22    1932
  25   16   April       29    1932
                                   5/6 - 5/27 N/A
  25   21    June        3    1932
  25   22    June       10    1932
  25   23    June       17    1932
  25   24    June       24    1932
  25   25    July        1    1932
  25   26    July        8    1932
  25   27    July       15    1932
                                      7/22 N/A
  25   29    July       29    1932
  25   30   August       5    1932
  25   31   August      12    1932
  25   32   August      19    1932
  25   33   August      26    1932 9/9 - 12/2 N/A
  25   34 September      2    1932

  25   39  October       7    1932 10/14-12/2 N/A
  25   47  December      9    1932 12/16-12/30 N/A
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1912 Election-Nat'l, State, Hand County Nov.1:Electors, Offices, Candidates + Nov. 8th  Results
Hand County News
Published Fridays at St Lawrence, South Dakota
Catalog listing of 120 original papers in collection.
Page updated by Carolyn S. Rosemore 7 Mar 2009
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St. Lawrence
Title:
Hand County News
County:  Hand 
Frequency: Weekly
Language:  English
Notes:
Title not inventoried issue by issue.
Some issues may be missing, incomplete or damaged.
Itemized missing issues come from the card file.

Historical Info: 
Absorbed by The Miller Press.
 
This list may be inaccurate and incomplete.

Missing Issue List:
 
1908: 4/16.
1909: 4/23, 5/7, 6/18, 9/3-10/29, 12/10.
1910: 9/30-10/7.
1911: 1/20-1/27, 4/21-4/28, 11/3-12/9.
1912: 4/5-4/20, 12/6-12/27.
1913: 4/4-4/18, 12/5-12/26.
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1926: 12/17-12/31.
1927: 12/2-12/30.
1928: 10/5-12/28.
1929: 10/4-12/27.
1930: 1/1-2/28, 10/1-12/31.
1931: 1/1-2/28.
Any issues published after 9/3/1937.

Issues available on film:

Begin            End              Roll #

09/05/1907     01/16/1914    2201
01/23/1914     04/09/1920    2202
04/16/1920     07/10/1925    2203
07/17/1925     04/17/1931    2204
04/24/1931     09/03/1937    2205
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