From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-June 4, 1943
Beating her own “earliest potato” record by two days, Miss Mary Culshaw this year enjoyed new potatoes from her garden on May 30.
The Reverend Father Philip Casey, pastor of St. Edward’s parish, will celebrate a thanksgiving mass Sunday, for his 25th year of priesthood. Anderson-Knutson Miss Dora Knutson, daughter of Mrs. Mary Knutson, of Swede Prairie, and Knute Anderson of Taunton, son of Judge and Mrs. R.N. Anderson of Marshall, were married at the Lutheran parsonage on Tuesday, June 1.
Miss Zita Citrowske, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Citrowske of St. Leo, and Sergeant Raymond Wambeke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wambeke of Ghent, were married on Wednesday, May 26.
Miss Leona Kockelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kockelman of Omro township, and James McMahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will McMahon of Minneota, were married in the St. Leo church on Tuesday morning, May 25.
50 Years Ago-June 6, 1968
Receives 50 Year Pin
M.D. Johnson, who has been a member of the local Masonic lodge for 50 years, received a pin emblematic of that membership in brief ceremonies at his home in Minneota. With him when the presentation was made were Frank A. Josephson, master of the Minneota group, and Duane A. Jacobson, Marshall, district grand lodge representative.
Legion Member 50 Years
John T. Mamer was honored at a banquet at the Green Door May 22 for 50 years in the American Legion and he was presented with a 50 year pin by Seventh District American Legion Commander Merle Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Baumann of Tracy announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Marie, to Keith L. Anderson of Taunton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knute Anderson of Taunton. An October 19 wedding is planned.
Veteran visits veteran’s grave
When Bert Olevson of Canby, a veteran of World War I, visited Hope Lutheran cemetery on Memorial Day, one of his first stops was at the grave of his father, Isaac Olevson, also a veteran - but of the Civil War. Bert believes there are at least four other Civil War veterans in Hope Cemetery - Knute Tollefson, James Alexson, Simon Hovland and Louis Anderson.
25 Years Ago-June 2, 1993
Will the pool be open in time for summer?
The status of Minneota’s swimming pool is on everyone’s mind of late. Will it be open in time? The chances are good - with a slight delay occurring just this week. Everything has been going right on schedule, according to Administrative Assistant Gerhard Meidt, until a delay halted operations this week. The pool was a little too smooth for a second layer to be placed around the pool’s interior, and a curing process had to take place. Meidt said the crews should have begun work again this week, and the starting date of June 7 should be real close.
Area Iris Show
The Minneota Area Iris Club is all set for the annual Iris Show on Tuesday, June 8. The big question is -- will the irises be ready?
G-M-T Women earn fourth quarter awards
Six members of the G-M-T (Ghent-Minneota-Taunton) Women of Today attended the Annual Convention held May 21-23 in Moorhead. Those members attending are: Joy Buysse, Julia Becker, Jennifer Gregoire-Swedzinski, Sue Buysse, Barb Okrina, and Deb Jeremiason.
VanVooren prepares for choir trip
Brady VanVooren, son of Peter and Gayle VanVooren of this community, has been selected to sing with the 1993 Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir. VanVooren is a Junior at Minneota High School.
Nicole Anderson will represent the Minneota portion of the CM Track squad at Montevideo this Thursday. Nicole, a seventh grader, place fourth in the 1600-meter run, which qualified her to advance. Nicole is in her first year of track, and is enthused with the program. Nicole is the daughter of Jamie and Kevin Anderson of rural Minneota.