From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-February 11, 1944
Miss Mary Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Ahern of Taunton and Cadet Robert Joseph DeSutter, son of Mrs. Lorraine DeSutter of St. Paul, were married on Monday, February 7, at St. Edward’s Catholic church.
Henry Johnson left a week ago last Monday for Alaska where he intends to work for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Drietz are the parents of a boy born Saturday, February 5. Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Citrowske are the parents of a boy born Saturday, February 5. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Lanners on Sunday, February 6. Pfc. Henry B. VanHyfte has been transferred from San Diego, Calif., to Gainesville, Texas. James E. Kiley, Torpedo Man Third Class, of Newport, Rhode Island, arrived here Friday to spend his leave visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Kiley. Sgt. Frank Bretschneider of the U.S. Marines spent a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bretschneider of Canby.
50 Years Ago-February 13, 1969
Homemaker of Tomorrow
Kathryn Hammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hammer of rural Minneota, Friday was named the 1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for the Minneota high school because she achieved the highest score in homemaking knowledge and aptitude test which she took along with other senior girls last December. She was presented with a special Betty Crocker silver charm at ceremonies held in the high school auditorium.
“Snow” Ball Royalty
Joan Traen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Traen of the Taunton community, and Ramon Britez, AFS student attending the Minneota high school, were crowned queen and king of the “Snow” ball which was held at the high school last Friday night.
Grandview boy top radio speaker
Selected county champion in the Lyon county 4-H radio speaking contest was Francis DeCock of the Grandview Willing Workers 4-H Club. All contestants very maturely expressed their thought on the topic “Who Am I ... and How Can I Make My Presence Felt in Today’s Society?”
Mary Joan Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Miller, Granger, Minnesota, and Robert Josefson Lindall, son of Mrs. Leroy F. Lindall, Minneota, Minnesota, and the late Mr. Lindall, were married in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Granger, Minnesota, on Saturday, December 28.
Brian Allen Drown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Drown, was baptized on Sunday, February 2, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church.
25 Years Ago-February 9, 1994
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Taunton, planning Centennial
Members of the Centennial History book committee Joe Differding, Ray Swedzinski, Ray Traen, Jessie Maertens, Sister Roselle and Lillian Swedzinski are selling Centennial souvenirs and commemorative bells and coffee mugs, buttons, and pens. The sale of these items are to help finance the Centennial Celebration which is being planned for June, 1995.
Bjorn Bjornson, 85, of Minneapolis and formerly of Minneota, died Wednesday, February 2, of heart failure at the Methodist Hospital after a long illness. Bjornson was born in Minneota, where his father, Gunnar B. Bjornson, published a weekly newspaper, The Mascot. Bjorn worked on it, and on his graduation from the University of Minnesota in Journalism, he became its editor. He left The Mascot to head the Journalism Department at the University of North Dakota.
The 1994 Minneota High School Wrestling Squad
The Minneota Vikings enter the 1994 Tournament scene this week with the Section 2A Team Tournament at Minneota on February 12. The team included: Manager Justin Thostenson, Kurt Gillund, Travis Gillund, Mark Myrvik, Bruce Laleman, Neil Fier, Kurt Fier, Assistant Coach Jeff Yeo, Shawn Vlaminck, Eric Laleman, Brad Laleman, Mike VanHecke, Scott Fier, Jason Fier, Head Coach Joel Skillings, Luke DePestel, Kevin Fier, Brady VanVooren, Matt Myrvik, Chad Lozinski, Assistant Coach Les Engler, Peter Janiszeski and Shawn Lozinski.