Minneota from years ago

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

75 Years Ago-Nov. 6, 1942

New Manager at Eagle

The new manager at the Eagle Roller Mills elevator succeeding J. R. Fortin, is not so new at that. John Ousman is back at his old job after two years as manager of the elevator at Tracy. His family have continued to reside in Minneota, and his return is a good thing all around.

Gas rationing

Superintendent H. C. Brown announces that the Minneota school teachers will act as registrars for the issuance of gasoline rationing books as they did for sugar rationing last spring. All persons with surnames beginning with A through M will register at the school between the hours of 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The first form for a motorist to fill out concerns a coupon book for “A” mileage rations of 240 miles per month. He can list only five tires and certify that he has no others. Also required of him is that he won’t drive over 35 miles an hour, keep his tires in repair and will not wear them beyond the recapping point and that he will have his tires inspected.

Receives training

Private John Buysse, 23, formerly of Minneota, has been assigned to be trained as a radio operator-mechanic in the new Air Forces Technical Training school in Chicago. When he completes his training, Private Buysse may be assigned to the communications section of the air forces ground unit in a combat zone or, after further training as an aerial gunner, will take his place as radio operator in a bomber crew.

50 Years Ago-Nov. 9, 1967

Corn drive for Camp Courage

In Saturday’s chilly weather, members of the Minneota FFA chapter went collecting corn for Camp Courage and before the evening was over had collected enough so that when it was shelled and sold, and the cash contributions added, they had a total of $211.30 for the camp. Ken Stassen, the group’s advisor, said that he and the boys thought the drive was very successful and they thanked the farmers for their contribution to a “good cause.”

Married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jerzak, who live about 8 miles west of Minneota, marked their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday, November 5, the date they were married in 1917.

Airmen complete basic training

Two Minneota Air Force members, Joseph L. Flemming and Clarence E. Wigton have completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. Both are 1967 graduates of the Minneota high school and have been assigned to the March AFB, California. Sailor serving on USS Cony Machinist Mate Third Class Jerry D. Wigton, USN, husband of the former Miss Paula M. Gillund, of Minneota, is aboard the destroyer USS Cony. The destroyer recently pounded enemy strongholds 13 miles south of Tam Quan, Vietnam, with its five-inch guns. The bombardment crushed two enemy command posts and paralyzed supply routes in the area.

Gets Guerrilla Army training

Army Private Mervyn L. Anderson, 22, of Porter, completed nine weeks of advanced infantry training Oct. 20 at Ft. Polk, LA. His last week of training was spent in guerrilla warfare exercises. During his guerrilla training, he lived under simulated Vietnam conditions for five days, fighting off night attacks and conducting raids on “enemy” villages.

25 Years ago-Nov. 4, 1992

200th win celebrated

An impromptu celebration was held on Tuesday after the Viking football team defeated Fulda - as it was Coach Gerhard Meidt’s 200th victory. The assistant coaches, cheerleaders, team members, family and friends gathered to share in the celebration and reminisce about the past. Assistant Coach Jim Rolbiecki presented a plaque to Mr. Meidt from the school.

Minneota advances to Section finals

John Rolbiecki hauled in a pass from Matt Myrvik in the game against Fulda last Tuesday night. The Vikings found Fulda to be a tough team, but came through with a 20-13 win. They then defeated Adrian-Ellsworth 62-6 on Friday night to set up the Section 4C Conference title this Friday night against RTR at Tyler.

Masks ready for Halloween

Many students took part in the mask-making instruction in the art room at the high school - and had very authentic masks ready for Halloween. The classes were instructed by Mrs. Kimberly Liedel-Ross and held through the Community Education program.

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