From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-April 9, 1943
Boy scouts on first spring hike to ‘15’
Dr. C. E. Eastwold took the Minneota Boy Scout troop on the first hike of the season Sunday afternoon, the trail leading to the old familiar stamping grounds in Section 15. One last excess of pre-rationing hamburgers was enjoyed at an outdoor supper.
Ole E. Rye, 72, buried
Thursday Funeral services fro Ole. E. Rye were held Thursday afternoon, April 8. Mr. Rye was born December 7, 1870 at Valdris, Norway, son of Esten and Marit (Ranum) Rye. With his parents he came to the United States in June, 1879, when he was nine years old. They came to Lyon county, and the rest of Ole Rye’s life was spent in Eidsvold and Westerheim townships.
James Rogan rites here last Friday
James Rogan, who died Wednesday, March 31 at his home in Minneota, was buried in St. Edward’s cemetery Friday. James Thomas Rogan was born in Chicago, Illinois and came here with his parents, Thomas and Catherine Rogan, in May of 1880 at the age of six.
Sigurd Dahl hears from family in Throndheim, Norway
Sigurd J. Dahl received a message from Norway Monday thru the Red Cross. Written in Norwegian by his brother in Trondheim. It said, “We live, are well, we live as usual. Father is well, and sisters and brothers.” Anyone wishing to communicate with relatives in occupied countries may obtain help from the Red Cross chapter.
50 Years Ago-April 11, 1968
Welding class graduates
Certificates of completion were given to 11 men last Tuesday night at the local school when they completed their course in welding under the instruction of Ken Stassen, the local vocational agriculture teacher. The men were Dennis Miller of Marshall, Chester Miller of Marshall, Dennis Engels of Ghent, Orville Hennen of Ghent, Francis Rabaey of Taunton, Robert Fixen of Minneota, James Johnson of Minneota, Galen Boerboom of Ghent, Andrew Vlaminck of Taunton, Herman Bottelberghe of Minneota, and Gordon Loyson of Minneota.
New postmaster for Minneota
Minneapolis newspapers, Tuesday, carried the following news item regarding the position of postmaster here: President Johnson announced on Monday the nomination of Joseph F. Dero for postmastership of Minneota.
Two attend science fair in St. Paul
Two Minneota high school girls, Anne DeCock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter DeCock and Lou Ann Kopka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kopka, attended the State High School Science Fair at St. Paul last Friday and Saturday.
25 Years Ago-April 7, 1993
Acquires new “used” fire truck
The City of Taunton volunteer fire department recently purchased a fire truck from the City of Montevideo. The department members are: Rick Pesch, Lyle Pesch, Jim Pesch-Chief, Bob Polejewski, Dan Grengs, Gene DeVos, Lonnie Gawarecki, Curt Breyfogle, Dave DeVlaeminck, Vince Gawarecki, Jim Brewers, Ron Coquyt, Mike Breyfogle and Rusty Rhymer.
Five entries to go on in music contest
The Sub-section small group music festival was held on April 3 in Marshall, with several entries participating from the Minneota Public School. Those who received Superior ratings and go on to the Region/State competition include: Krista Anderson and Jason Myhre, trumpet duet Kristy Buysse and Laura Engels, saxophone duet Kari Severson, flute solo Nicolle Coequyt, mezzo soprano solo The Sparkletones, miscellaneous vocal ensemble comprised of Kristy Buysse, Nicolle Coequyt, Laura DeSmet, Laura Engels, Julienne Madsen, Jessica Nuytten, Amanda Prinsen, Arra Ross, Kari Severson, Kim Tillemans, Cindy Vlaminck, Becky Wambeke and Angie Yost.
FLA’ers Seek Peer Educators Positions
Local FLA members Nicki Coover and Jennifer Flood have been nominees for State FLA/FHA Peer Educator Teams. Peer Educators are students throughout the State of Minnesota who form a network to educate other students on birth defects, self-esteem, and working with rural learning-disabled and emotionally troubled youth in Minnesota.