From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Feb. 5, 1943
Culshaw and Anderson, pioneer merchants, stricken by heart attacks
Stricken with heart attacks in their sleep about 24 hours apart, two Minneota businessmen died this week, T. P. Culshaw Monday night at about midnight and S. A. Anderson early Wednesday. Mr. Culshaw was 65 years of age. He had retired in fine spirits after a quiet evening at home. Mrs. Culshaw and daughter, Antoinette, arrived at his bedside just as he was dying. Mr. Anderson, who was 70 years old, had gone to the Twin Vities on Sunday with his sister, Miss Anna Anderson, on a buying trip for The Big Store. He spent Tuesday evening with his daughter, Sharlotte, in Saint Paul, and left her at about 10:30 in sound health for his room at the Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis. His sister went to his room the next morning and found that he had died during the early hours of the day.
Fire in Finnegan’s basement
Thursday Trouble with the refrigeration plant in the basement of Finnegan’s meat market Thursday morning started a fire that may have had more damaging consequences than it did. The siren sounded at 6:45, and the fire was put under control.
Two home fires in Porter village
On January 21st at 11:50 p.m. the screaming of the fire siren brought out the fire department to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben D. Olson where a fire was already underway in the basement. A chimney at the Wm. Stoks home was extinguished with small loss on January 31st.
Boy Scouts celebrate 15th anniversary
Celebrating their 15th anniversary Monday evening in conjunction with the National Boy Scout Week, the Minneota troop of Boy Scouts will have a Court of Honor at the high school and a birthday party later at the city hall, at which the Minneota Businessmen’s association will serve the birthday cake.
50 Years Ago-Feb. 8, 1968
Minneota cagers defeat Balaton
Though the score would indicate that the Vikings had an easy time of it, that wasn’t the case Tuesday evening when the Vikings defeated Balaton, 65-55, on the local auditorium floor. The court at the end of the first period was knotted 15-15 and at half time the two clubs were deadlocked, 30-30.
Here are the movies showing at the Canby Theater: An Eye for An Eye - an action packed western The Sand Pebbles with Steve McQueen and Richard Attenbourgh Prices for admission are: Adults-$1.25 Juniors-$1.00 Children-35¢
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph H. Willgohs of Taunton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rita Ann, to SP/4 Allan E. Dovre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jens L. Dovre of Minneota. Miss Willgohs is a graduate of South Dakota State University and will be employed at the Weiner Memorial Hospital in Marshall. Specialist Dovre, is a graduate of South Dakota State University and is now in the service and stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
Best wishes to the new MBA President
Robert Alleckson was president of the Minneota Businessmen’s Association during 1967, offered his congratulations and best wishes to Harold Schwartz, newly elected president, when he called at the drug store last Saturday. Schwartz, who is also a member of the village council, was elected to the board of directors of the First State Bank of Minneota last month.
25 Years Ago-Feb. 3, 1992
Sno-Ball candidates from the Senior class are Phil Rybacki, Jenni Boerboom, Kari Severson and Mark Pohlen. Sno-Ball candidates from the Junior class are Doug Loyson, Julie Schwartz, Nichole Boerboom and Chad Lozinski. Sno-Ball candidates from the Sophomore class are Shawn Vlaminck, Becky Vlaminck, Stacie VanKeulen and Matt Myrvik. Sno-Ball candidates from the Freshman class are Travis Gillund, Lisa Gilbertson, DeeAnn DePestel and Adam Dero.
New Pioneer Warehouse
The new Pioneer Warehouse located on Highway 68 east of Minneota has plenty of room for storage. Some of the seed has arrived, but more will be coming soon. Jerry Teigland is the new Sales Representative for this area, and he invites everyone to come out and look over the new facility this Saturday during the public’s open house.
Songwriters at school
The following students helped to write a new School Song during Catholic Schools Week for St. Edward’s School: Jessica Opdahl, Julie Holmes, Val Schreiber, Amanda Verschelde, Chrissi Boulton, Sharene Gossen, Shannon Vlaminck, Val Bottelberghe and Beth DeSmet.