From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Dec. 11, 1942
Reverend G. Guttormsson of Minneota, J. B. Gislason, Westerheim farmer, and H. B. Gislason in charge of the community service department at the University of Minnesota and G. B. Bjornson, Chairman of the state board of tax appeals and editor of the Minneota Mascot, were in the cities to make a transcription for radio broadcasting to Iceland. Their Christmas greetings from the American Icelanders to those in the old country will be broadcast in Icelandic by shortwave from Boston. All four men were born in Iceland, and all now live, or have lived, at Minneota.
Ghent Musicians on Station KWLM
A group of St. Eloi music pupils played a number of piano selections over radio station KWLM at Willmar on Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Those who took part in the program are: Muriel Bot, Suzette Sanders, Elaine Opdahl, Roseadelle Gregoire, Shirley Boerboom and Marian DeRoode. The recital was put on by electrical transcription.
Earl Kompelien Dies
Earl Kompelien died on Sunday, November 29 at age of 27 years.
Donald Rethwill dies
Donald Rethwill, age 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rethwill of Minneota, died Friday, December 4 at the home of his parents after a short illness.
50 Years Ago-Dec. 14, 1967
Girl is burned in home accident
Julie Bretschneider, six-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bretschneider, received second degree burns to the left side of her body on Sunday morning when a kettle of potatoes that were boiling tipped. According to her mother, Julie was attempting to climb up to get something from the cupboard and accidentally hit the handle of the kettle causing the boiling water to pour over her body.
Willard Isfeld Honored as State 4-H Club Alumni
Willard Isfeld of Marshall and until recently as resident of Lincoln County was named as one of four 4-H alumni to receive state recognition in 1967. 4-H alumni are selected on the basis of (1) their record as a 4-H member, (2) their interest and work in youth, civic public, church and school activities at community, county, and state levels, (3) success in occupation or profession and (4) interest in 4-H in adult life.
Golf Club receives nationwide publicity
A newsletter sent out by Edison Electric Institute of New York City recently carried information regarding the Countryside Golf club house and its president, Don Venne, receiving an all-electric building award from Louis Yates of Otter Tail Power Co.
25 Years Ago-Dec. 9, 1992
Retiring from Fire Department
Hiller Holien was presented with a commemorative clock and plaque by Jerry Kloos, Chief of the Minneota Fire Department. The official “retirement” was announced at the firemen’s monthly meeting last Thursday evening.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Local artist Patti Jeremiason has been busy decorating area business windows with various scenes of the upcoming holiday. Patty has been creating winter scenes on windows for a number of years now, and we are glad that we can claim her as “our” artist.
Drawing winners at Ufkin’s Furniture and Appliance
Open House The winners of the drawings held at Ufkin’s Furniture and Appliance during their recent 50th year anniversary and open house are: Deborah Vlaminck, Taunton, winner of an answering machine; Adeline Brown, Canby, lamp winner; Judy Verschelde, Porter, chair winner.
Football team earns special recognition
Athletic Director Jim Rolbiecki presented a plaque to Principal Bruce Johnson on behalf of the football team and coaches. The team received the Minnesota Academic Section Champion award for “demonstrating academic excellence”. This award represents all the schools in our section, and means that our football team had the highest academic average in Section C Football.
This was what was playing at the Canby Theater: The Mighty Ducks - starring Emilio Estevez and Under Siege - with Steven Seagal