From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago -May 7, 1943
District Women’s Clubs to meet
The federated clubs of the Seventh District will hold their annual convention next Tuesday, May 11, at Riverside church in Dawson. Carl R. Meyers, assistant director of the American Red Cross will be the principal speaker.
Farm home burns
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bondesen (nee Irene Locy) of Walnut Grove lost their farm home in a fire Monday morning. Mr. Bondesen is in the Tracy hospital suffering from serious burns. Mrs. Bondesen and daughter escaped serous injury, but everything they owned was lost.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 8 p.m. at Hope Lutheran church for Mrs. Anna Dahl, widow of Herman Dahl of Minneota, who died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. W. Ruliffson at Storm Lake, Iowa.
On Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Hope Lutheran church Miss Irene Fodness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd Fodness of Minneota and William Neiman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neiman, Sr., of Tracy, were united in marriage in a single ring ceremony.
50 Years Ago-May 9, 1968
Receives FFA State Farmer Degree
Bruce Jeremiason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jeremiason, who live southwest of Minneota, this week received the FFA State Farmer Degree during the state convention of Future Farmers of America which was held in St. Paul this week.
Edward Finnegan, owner of Finnegan’s Super Valu, announced this week that he had taken his son, Edward, Jr., in as full partner, with plans that he would eventually take over the business. The senior Finnegan’s father started in the meat business in Minneota in 1904 and his sons, Edward and John, took over the operation in 1937 and the two were in partnership until 1949.
Faulty lights is top defect
Faulty lights were found in 76 percent of the vehicles inspected during the first week of spot checks conducted by the Minnesota Highway Department. Operating in 11 locations throughout the state, highway patrolmen and maintenance mechanics rejected 799 vehicles for defects out of the 1,270 inspected. The inspection teams are scheduled to check 90,000 vehicles during this year’s program. Obe hurls no-hitter; Vikings, Tracy split Young Duane Obe pitched a no-hit game for the Minneota high school baseball team at Ghent last Tuesday afternoon, defeating Tracy, 8-2, to win the tail-ender of a “twin bill” and give the Vikings a “split” in the two-game series. The previous day, at Tracy, the Vikes were drubbed 12-2, though out-hitting the Engineers, 10-9.
25 Years Ago-May 5, 1993
Remodeling project nearing completion
Workers were busy applying the steel siding to the exterior walls of the City Office building in downtown Minneota. The new siding gives the building a “completely new look”, covering the block and brick building. The structure also houses a remodeled City office, the Police Department is also now in the building, as well as something “new” in the community, a meeting room; which the Community has needed for many years.
Household goods needed for Hoffmanns
Donations of goods are being accepted at St. Edward’s church basement for Wilfred and Marlene Hoffmann. Their home was badly damaged in a fire last Tuesday.
Students earn Superior rating at Region/State music contest
The Sparkletones were one of two groups to receive Superior (the highest) rating awarded at the Region/State Music Contest at Southwest State University of May 1. They are: Jessica Nuytten, Kim Tillemans, Angie Yost, Laura Engels, Amanda Prinsen, Cindy Vlaminck, Kristy Buysse, Becky Wambeke, Kari Severson, Arra Ross, Nicolle Coequyt, and Julienne Madsen.
Local youth to participate in National competition
National STAR Event advancers, Jennifer Flood and Cheri Tillemans, display the manual they prepared for their “All Star Chapter Project.” They will be presenting it this July in California at the National FLA/FHA Convention.
Card party a huge success
The Countryside Golf Club held another successful Spring Card Social on April 27. A delicious meal was enjoyed by the ladies who were in attendance, and then several friendly games of cards were played during the evening.