From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-May 12, 1944
Miss Helen Marcotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Marcotte, of Marshall, became the bride of Lawrence Klaith, of Minneota, at the Catholic parsonage at Marshall on Wednesday, May 3. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Blais. Jensen-Peterson Miss Jolean Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson, and Clarence Jensen, son of Ole Jensen of Amiret, were married at the Lutheran church at Marshall on Friday April 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cable are the parents of a girl born on April 30. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Smith are the parents of a boy born on May 3. Mr. and Mrs. George Buysse are the parents of a boy born on May 7th.Former residents married 50 years ago in Minneota Mr. and Mrs. Ole Kaas of Fernadale, Washington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 20th. Open house will be held in the social hall of the Free Lutheran church fro 1 to 4 o’clock in the evening.
50 Years Ago-May 15, 1969
Local Development Corporation Formalized
The Minneota Development Corporation was formally given the “green light” this week when members of the Minneota Businessmen’s association met in special session to set the machinery in motion. Seven men, Don Venne, Ralph Larson, Harold Seifert, J.A. Boulton, Edward Finnegan, Sr., Harold Schwartz and Henry Borson were elected as directors of the development corporation, whose purpose is to be to stimulate business activity within the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Claeys announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara, to Mr. Douglas Leibfried, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leibfried of Minneota. An August 8th wedding is being planned.
Miss Judy Gossen and Virgil Matthys were united in marriage on Saturday, April 12, at St. Edward’s Catholic church. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jules Gossen or rural Minneota and Mr. and Mrs. Emiel Matthys of rural Cottonwood.
25 Years Ago-May 11, 1994
Gerhard Meidt retires
This Sunday, May 15th, people in the Minneota community will have a chance to say thank you to Gerhard Meidt as he retires from administrative duties at Minneota Public School. Planting in “full swing” Most of the small grain, about 65% of the corn and some soybeans have been planted as of Tuesday morning of this week.
1994 Senior Award winners
These members of the MHS Class of 1994 were given special honors at the Lions Club Recognition night on May 6th. They are: Nicolle Coequyt, Carol Moorse, Lacie Meiners, Rachel Rabaey, Adam Hagen, Brad Laleman, Mike VanHecke, Nate Welsh, Nicole Boerboom, Brady VanVooren, Tonya Jeremiason, Laura Eischens, Amy DeBaere, Julie Schwartz, Ryan DeSmet, Doug Loyson, Juliene Madsen, Becky Sharp, Kevin Fier, Eric Alleckson and Jason Fier.
Books being replaced
Library Board member Audrey Timm put in a number of hours at the City Library, replacing books on the shelf after the recently placed new carpeting. The Library has a totally new look, and is being made handicapped accessible through renovations and improvements.
Students serving brunch
These students were almost prepared for brunch in the Home Economics room at the school. The smell of frying bacon brought the photographer to the room to see what was cookin’ - and Matt Bottelberghe, Chris Vlaminck, Glenn Verschelde and Ryan Laleman, were quick to give an invitation for the meal. The food looked good - scrambled eggs with cheese, fried bacon, fresh fruit and juice. Students learn how to prepare the meal, set the table, and clean up after themselves - and have a good meal besides.