Lionel, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mellum of Reeder
, was drowned in the reservoir east of town last Sunday. He was about 15 years of age. He announced that he was going to swim across the reservoir but called for help when halfway across. Al Kittleson went to his assistance but was nearly pulled under by the drowning boy, who grabbed him around the waist. Before he could get another hold after freeing himself the lad went down and never came up. The body was recovered about three hours later where the water was twenty feet deep. A few feet nearer shore he would have been in shallow water.
Slope County News, 7/2/1920