From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Jan. 15, 1943
Penny Milk Program begun in two schools
This week the Penny Milk Program was made available to the students of St. Edward’s and the Minneota public school. The program derives its name from its main purpose, that is, a serving of half a pint of milk to the student for a penny. The penny milk project is made possible through the Agricultural Marketing Administration. Naturally, the cost of the milk is greater than the penny per half pint which the student pays. Therefore, this federal agency pays the difference to the distributor which in this case is the Minneota Cooperative Creamery.
Arlene Hanson sworn into WAAC
Saturday Miss Arlene F. Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hanson of Minneota was among a group of 16 young women sworn into the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps on Saturday, January 9th. Miss Maxine Hanson of Marshall, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Berg of Minneota, also entered the WAAC last week.
Local Watkins Dealer 12th in Nation, 4th in State
Sigurd J. Dahl, Watkins dealer here for the last four and a half years, in 1942 reached 12th place among the company’s 15,000 salesmen all over the United States, and stood fourth in Minnesota. He has two in Lyon county townships and six in Lincoln county for his territory. Mr. Dahl has been in this country only 13 years, having immigrated in 1929 from Trondheim, Norway.
50 Years Ago-Jan. 18, 1968
New baker here
Douglas Marcotte, formerly of Deephaven, is Minneota’s new baker, having taken over the business operated for the past 36 years by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Haas. Marcotte, who is married and has 2 sons, is a native of Marshall and a graduate of Central high school. He purchased the business here but is leasing the building.
Fractures foot in farm mishap
Joey Tillemans, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Tillemans, was involved in a farm accident at Dr. W. W. Merritt’s farm Saturday evening in which he fractured his right foot in two places. He was riding on a loader at the time and the hydraulic lift fell on his foot while he was on the machine.
DeLaval open house set for Tuesday
An open house next Tuesday, Jan. 23, featuring DeLaval dairy equipment is to be held at Lester Chandler farm, near Balaton, under sponsorship of Minnesota Farm Service Co., Ghent. A completely modern milking parlor with DeLaval equipment and DHIA weigh jar, which allows the milker to check on the production of every cow, is to be shown.
Making plans for show
Committees of Minneota business men and farm people have been making final plans for displays, exhibits and the educational program for the 15th Annual Crop Show. People from Lyon, Lincoln, and Yellow Medicine counties will be displaying exhibits and attending the program to be held in Minneota Legion Hall on January 30 and 31.
25 Years Ago-Jan. 13, 1993
Jerry Vlaminck was in his uniform of the 11th Airborne Division of the Us Army. The unit will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of service in September of this year.
Shares Poland trip with readers
Scott Gottschalk shares his Poland trip with the local readers through a journal that he kept during the experience. Scott went to Poland to teach dairy farmers new procedures in the dairy industry. His experience in the field was based on his lifelong work in the dairy industry, his former teaching in the agricultural field and his present feed supervisory position with Land o’ Lakes.
Viking team wins Benson Classic Wrestling Tournament
The Minneota wrestlers were a happy group on Saturday, after having won the 8-team Benson Classic. The team is 9-0 in dual meets and took a second place at a tournament early in the season.
Smoke detector does its job for local family
Fire Chief Jerry Kloos stopped at the office on Tuesday morning with good news and bad news. And both related to a fire call the Minneota department had over the weekend. The department was called to the Leonard Stienessen home here in Minneota about 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning, and a fire is always bad news. The good news was that they had been awakened by their smoke alarm.