From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Dec. 18, 1942
4-Star service flag
The first four-star Victory service flag sold by The Mascot goes to Geiwitz and company who proudly display the symbol of their contribution of manpower to the service. Represented by the four blue stars are the following employees in the order of their induction: George White, Wendell Geiwitz, Richard Magnuson and Robert Geiwitz. Wendell and Robert with their brother George, have a three star service flag to their honor in their home. All three are sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Geiwitz.
Thomas Giroux dies
Thomas Giroux, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Zeph Giroux of Minneota, died Thursday of last week on the road to the cities where he was to have undergone a major operation.
Second Lieutenant Donald E. Rye, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rye of Minneota, who graduated December 3 from the advanced flying school of the army air forces at Stockton Field, California, is the first Minneota boy to receive an army pilot’s silver wings. Lieutenant Lester Christianson was the first to receive wings as a bombardier.
Hope Church passes 70 years
The seventieth anniversary of the Hope Lutheran church congregation was quietly marked at their church services on Sunday, December 13th. Preparations will be made for a special observance at the 75th jubilee in 1947.
A.H. Harths closing Korner Kafe
Dec. 24 Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Harth are closing up their business at the Korner Kafe on Thursday, December 24, and will be looking for a new occupation. They have been her since January 1, 1940. Stringent reductions in their supply of sugar, coffee, candy and lard have made the restaurant business too much of a headache, the Harths have decided. They will make Minneota their home till they have settled upon their future.
50 Years Ago-Dec. 21, 1967
Kris Hennen wins Democracy Contest
Kris Hennen, senior at the local high school, was the winner in a Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Minneota-Taunton Veterans of Foreign Wars post and auxiliary. Her tape recording will be entered in a district contest and the winning tape there will be entered in a state contest. Winner of the state meet will get an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. and a chance to enter the national contest. Kris is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hennen who live east of Minneota.
Police nab young snatchers
Six minor boys, the oldest 15 years of age, were apprehended on Thursday, December 14, for stealing lights from home decorations and stealing a purse from an auto.
Viking Cagers nip Tyler for second win
The Vikings evened off their record at 2-2 last Friday night when they defeated the Danes at Tyler, 64-62. Tyler made the finish an exciting one as they had a one-point lead in the closing minutes but the Vikes tied it up and Tom Christianson sacked it up with his only points of the night coming on the winning free throws which he made.
25 Years Ago-Dec. 16, 1992
Second winner named in Jaycee yard lighting contest
The home of Omer and Zona Laleman in Minneota was named as the weekly winner in the lighting contest staged by the Minneota Jaycees. The yard is aglow with lights, and features a large, rippling waterfall.
1992 Awards Banquet held
The 4-H Awards Banquet for yellow Medicine County was held November 22 at the St. Leo Catholic Church. Awards were given to county record winners. other special awards were given out, and new 1992-93 Leaders’ Council Officers were installed. New officers are: President-Cory Olson, Vice-President-Kari Severson, Treasurer-Scott Skulstad, and Secretary-Nicole Coover.
These were the movies showing at the Canby Theater: Passengers with Wesley Snipes The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez
Going for the fall
Minneota’s Chad Lozinski had his opponent from Red Rock in a bad situation in action from last Thursday night at Wabasso. Minneota had a fine showing at the quadrangular, winning all three of their dual meets in a total-team effort.