Main Street Minneota in 1914.

From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago

75 Years Ago-December 1, 1944

Small Boy Slips, Struck by Oil Truck

LeRoy Hebrank, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hebrank, was slightly injured when he slipped on an icy street and struck an oil truck driven by Harry Smishek on Wednesday noon. The accident occurred near the Convent. LeRoy, with some other boys, was playing on the street and it is thought the rear wheel grabbed the boy’s trouser leg, throwing him to the ground. No bones were broken, his leg was only slightly bruised.

Farmers Meet

Farmers from four townships, Nordland, Eidsvold, Westerheim, and Grandview, will meet in Minneota next Monday afternoon to discuss formation of a Soil Conservation District in this county. The organization of a Soil Conservation District in Lyon county will provide the skilled help necessary to deal with our soil erosion problems.


The following men have been ordered to report for induction. They will report on December 9, 1944: John H. Hochstatter, Taunton; Maurice A. Van Hecke, Donald H. Esping, Archie F. Timmerman, Raymond J. Kompelien, Robert N. Determan, all of Minneota, and Walter G. Boerboom, Ghent.

50 Years Ago-December 4, 1969

Saddle Club Trophy Winners

Becky Hovland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Hovland, and Pat Buysse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buysse, were presented trophies for the past season’s activities by David Hennen, vice president of the Silver Spur Saddle Club.

Veteran Club Members

Mrs. Selma Heggeseth and Mrs. Otto Rye, members of the Nordland Social Circle since it was started 52 years ago, were honored when that organization met last week. The two ladies have been members of the club since it was started back in 1917 as a Red Cross sewing club. When that activity was abandoned, the members felt that they should continue as a social organization and that custom has prevailed through the years. At the present time the club has 27 members.

Officers Installed

Two youths from this community were among four junior 4-H leaders who were installed as officers of the Lyon County 4-H Leaders’ Council last Saturday. They are Steve Larson, 17, who was installed president during the annual 4-H recognition program, and Gladys Myhre, 17, who assumed the duties of secretary and treasurer. Larson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Larson, while Miss Myhre is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Myhre.

New Otter Tail Man

Working here Gary Swendsrud, 25, was formerly stationed at Parkers Prairie, Minn., is the new Otter Tail Power Co. service representative trainee working here under Dale Hachmann, the service representative. He and his wife moved to Minneota the latter part of last week.

25 Years Ago-November 30, 1994

First Winter Storm of Season

The first winter storm of the year for our region began its move into the area on Saturday afternoon with flurries mixed with rain. It continued, through Sunday, to dump 9 inches of snow in Minneota.

Dinner Music Presented

Those who took part in the Thanksgiving feast at Senior Dining last week were also treated to dinner music - thanks to the sixth grade students of Minneota Public School. They are under the instruction of Vocal Director Mary Kay Rabaey.

Canby Theater

Little Giants with Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill and Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta

Junior High Math League results

The Junior High Math League competed in the second meet of the year on October 31 at the Montevideo Senior High School. Coached by Judy Hagen, the ninth grade team took top honors while the eighth graders were third.

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