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8 Broadcaster Press December 26, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Mckennett WWI Letters/ Photos Donated To State Historical Society PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Historical Society recently processed a collection of World War I-era photographs and letters written by Webster, S.D., native Pvt. Herbert McKennett. The correspondence of more than 30 letters dates mainly from 1916 and 1917. McKennett was born July 25, 1894, to Thomas and Dora McKennett of Webster. He attended public school in Webster and later moved to Canada to take a homestead. At the onset of World War I in Europe, McKennett enlisted in the Canadian Army. As a private he was a member of the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 27th Battalion. The collection includes an 11x15-inch photo of McKennett’s Canadian battalion which went by the name “Canadian Black Devils.” Challenging Sudoku Puzzles by KrazyDad While in France, Pvt. McKennett sent the following letter to his family on Jan. 22, 1917: “Just a few lines to let you know that I am feeling fine and hope you all are the same at home … It has been freezing most of the time and there is about six inches of snow on the ground but the snow sure has the rain beat by a long ways … I got a letter from Harry and he was saying he was getting to spend Christmas home. Well I spent Christmas Eve and Sudoku #6 7 8 4 7 6 4 2 5 8 8 1 2 1 4 8 2 4 3 2 5 7 2 4 9 1 7 6 8 3 4 9 3 2 8 1 9 4 2 7 5 9 6 8 4 3 1 6 7 5 6 9 6 5 4 8 6 2 5 1 1 9 2 3 4 7 9 3 4 5 bpp b 8 Since 1934 7 2 5 6 1 4 8 3 7 3 5 1 9 6 8 2 4 3 5 7 6 4 9 2 1 8 3 6 3 5 2 7 9bp B 3 Press Since 1934 3 Press roadcaster 1 4 1 9 5 8 6 1 3 2 8 7 4 6 7 3 2 5 9 6 7 9 8 5 6 9 4 8 1 9 5 3 41 2 8 4 9 3 4 1 2 6 5 3 2 6 4 8 9 7 5 6 7 7 2 4 3 7 5 1 1 7 3 6 © 2008 KrazyDad.com 2 5 3 8 4 9 7 6 9 8 4 8 5 3 2 2 5 1 7 4 7 3 4 6 9 6 1 7 5 3 5 9 8 2 1 1 6 3 8 5 9 4 2 1 7 8 2 9 4 6 3 8 roadcaster bp B5 7 Sudoku #4 3 6 2 8 9 8 7 4 1 6 1 9 5 4 7 7 4 8 Since 1934 5 2 9 1 6 7 3 2 5 3 9 1 4 3 1 2 5 5 8 9 6 4 6 2 7 3 8 3 8 3 2 Broadcaster Broadcaster Press Press 4 3 4 6 2 Sudoku #6 6 7 9 5 9 5 6 7 1 3 6 1 4 8 9 8 7 1 79 7 1 2 6 8 2 8 3 4 5 9 5 6 6 1 7 3 5 2 58 1 8 7 2 8 5 5 11 6 4 4 9 8 4 9 2 3 9 7 4 6 1 2 2 3 4 6 5 7 7 6 3 2 9 4 1 6 Sudoku #2 1 7 9 2 8 4 5 6 3 3 2 8 7 6 5 9 1 4 5 6 4 3 9 1 8 7 2 1 © 2008 KrazyDad.com © 2008 KrazyDad.com 9 8 2 1 4 7 6 3 5 3 7 6 1 Since 1934 2 8 4 9 7 3 5 5 7 4 5 6 3 9 2 8 1 4 9 1 8 7 2 3 5 6 8 Fill the puzzle so that every row, every column, and every 9 8 3 7 4 5 6 1 2 9 section6contain3the numbers 1-9 without repeating a number. 6 2 5 9 Sudoku1 #8 7 4 8 9 2 9 3 Intermediate Sudoku Puzzles by KrazyDad 9 57 8 4 6 1 2 387 6 3 9 4 6 9 rs 6 8 5 8 7 2 3 1 8 2 challenging 7 9 1 4 5 3 6 4 1 3 6 8 7 2 9 5 Last tuesday’s Sudoku Solution #8 4 5 6 9 7 8 3 1 2 5 6 4 1 8 7 2 9 3 6 4 5 8 2 9 7 3 1 7 8 5 2 © 2008 KrazyDad.com ch BOOK 64 #8 su do ku 7 8 2 1 KRAZYDAD.COM/PUZZLES 1 3 6 5 3 2 9 4 6 5 9 1 2 7 9 6 3 5 8 4 7 1 2 4 3 6 8 9 5 4 8 5 1 9 7 6 8 7 9 3 2 4 7 6 3 8 5 1 4 2 A better way to buy, sell or rent! Connect with area landlords, renters, home buyers and home sellers with the Broadcaster classifieds! bp Since 1934 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 Broadcaster Press YOUR RADIATOR HEADQUARTERS! • Great Parts • Great Warranty On-Hand & In-Stock! NO WAITING! 9 8 3 We’ve Spotted © 2008 KrazyDad.com check next Tuesday’s paper for the solution to today’s puzzle. int BOOK 64 #8 Cox Auto 1007 Broadway Ave Yankton, SD 605•665•4494 Romsdahl’s Repair & Remodel Carpentry, Decks, Windows & Doors, Refinishing, Drywall, & Ceramic Tile 18 Years in Business Free Estimates 605-670-2161 Christmas night on a machine gun post between our front lines and Fritz [German soldiers] and I don’t believe that I am very likely to forget that Christmas night for some time to come … with love to all Herb McKennett.” The donation, from family members, includes the telegram sent to Dora McKennett informing her of her son’s death. Pvt. McKennett was killed Aug. 21, 1917, and was buried in the Loos British Cemetery in France. Included are photographs of McKennett’s tombstone in the Loos Cemetery. The donation also features transcripts of McKennett’s letters. The digital transcription files were saved and preserved through the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives Digital Preservation program. American Legion Post #40 in Webster was named after Herbert McKennett. He was the first Day County resident killed in World War I. To donate historical items related to South Dakota history, please contact the South Dakota State Archives by phone at 605-773-3804 or email at archref@state. sd.us.
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