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

75 Years Ago-Dec. 25, 1942

Wilno settler dies

Frank Domek, an old pioneer of Alta Vista township and a resident there for 55 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Bukowski, of Taunton, on Wednesday, December 16th at the age of 94 years.

Studies Radio

Wallace A. Rober, 28, former employee at Gislason-Bromen hardware company at Minneota, is now at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in a naval radio school. Robert finished his boot training at Great Lakes training station as honor man of this company, a group of 130 men. He was selected for high honors through a series of aptitude tests participated by all.

Rafnson twin dies

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Rafnson of Minneota lost Lyle Peter, one of their twin boys on Monday from an attack of pneumonia. The other twin, Lawrence Duane is also ill. They were born on October 11, 1942.

Cash in Porkers

John Koch, farmer living eight miles west of Minneota, sold seven hogs to W. P. Tillemans Wednesday for $526.25. They were farrowed in the spring of 1941. This deal will go a long ways toward filling Mr. Koch’s pocket and Mr. public’s meat larder.

50 Years Ago-Dec. 28, 1967

Change in Ghent plant ownership

An announcement this week tells of a change in ownership of Lyon County Fertilizer and Feed Services from the Farm Bureau Service Co. to the Farm land Industries of Kansas City, MO. It will operate all plants which have, up to this time, been operated by the Farm Bureau firm. The name of the Ghent plant will also be changed to Minnesota Farm Service Co. but the manager, John Regnier, and all the employees will be retained. Products handled will remain basically the same.

Bus load of soldiers stranded in Pipestone

A bus load of servicemen, 20 in all, en-route from an Army base in Louisiana to their homes in North Dakota for the holidays, were stranded Saturday night in Pipestone, according to the Tyler Journal. The bus driver deemed the icy conditions as unsafe for further travel. The group of men were put up in the hotel and motel by the local Red Cross.

Nursing home patient suffers from exposure

Anton Peterson, 75, who suffered shock from two hours of exposure when he wandered away from the Christian Manor nursing home last week, on Wednesday evening, is recovering satisfactorily in the Tracy hospital, according to the Tracy Headlight-Herald. When he was discovered missing at 7 p.m. nursing home attendants alerted the fire department and later with about 45 National Guardsmen searched the surrounding fields to find him two hours later about three quarters of a mile from the home. Wearing only light clothing, he was found by Stran Nelson, Lee Grams and Morris Ohman, caught in a fence directly south of the home and hospital. Temperature at the time was about 14 degrees.

25 Years Ago-Dec. 23, 1992

And what would you like for Christmas?

Santa had his handheld computer all ready to go when his picture was taken at The Mascot office this week. Of course, he kept punching “coal” for the employees who work there - but has a long list of good stuff to punch in for the good kids of the neighborhood.

Wrapping up Christmas gifts

A trio of FLA members were wrapping up Christmas gifts for the Toys for Tots Program this past week in the Home Economics room at the high school. Samantha Carlson was finding a box for a plush toy, Christopher Schreier was putting wrapping paper on a gift and Jessica Jackson was selecting another gift to be wrapped. When asked what he thought about this project, Christopher commented shyly, “It’s pretty nice.” The gifts have all been wrapped, sorted and shared with approximately sixty families in our area, helping others to feel the joy in this Christmas season.

Presenting check to Minneota Senior Dining

Allan Josephson is presenting a check for $400.00 to Minneota Senior Dining on behalf of Lutheran Brotherhood. Accepting the check is Joanne Myrvik, Senior Dining Director, and Marie Moorse, Senior Citizens Director. The funds will be used for updating kitchen equipment.

Final lighting winner named

The Larry Kosmalski farm home near Taunton was declared the final winner in the Jaycee yard decorating contest staged this Christmas season. Now that the holidays are here, everyone is urged to take time to drive around and look at all the lights that are twinkling from houses and yards in the area. You will be delighted with the many pleasing combinations of plain-flashing-and colorful yard displays.

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