From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Jan. 22, 1943
Ladies’ Aid Church sold to Hans Grong
A step toward replacement of the present building accommodations was taken, with the sale the “ladies aid church” to Hans Grong, who will remodel it for a home. The ladies’ aid has owned this church and used it for their meetings and affairs; it has served as the church parlors for the congregation’s social events, and has been rented by other groups for a banquet hall and meeting place.
‘Goat Game’ tonight with Canby Lancers
The Canby basketball team will challenge the Minneota club, holders of the revered “goat”, in a double header here tonight. This is the annual grudge game of the Canby-Minneota schedule, and the victor will have the goat. Canby has made several unsuccessful attempts to take home the goat, Minneota usually coming out in specially fine form when its beloved pet is at stake.
Food sellers to stock up canned goods
In a move to facilitate rationing of canned goods, wholesalers and jobbers have been permitted to develop their stocks to equal a three month’s supply of canned fruits, vegetables and juices, according to the War Production Board.
Ghent donates scrap proceeds
About 2 1/2 tons of scrap iron and tin which was donated by the citizens of Ghent during the fall scrap drive brought $25.52 which amount was turned over to John Shrader of Marshall for the USO.
T.N. Myhre, Norwegian immigrant rites held Sunday
Mr. T. N. Myhre was born February 19, 1864 at Vang in Valders, Norway. He came here with his parents, Nils and Ingrid Myhre, in 1885. They moved to Minneota in 1888. He married Annie Nelson on July 20, 1893 at Hendricks. Mr. Myhre conducted a general merchandise business in Minneota, and later ran a cafe. He retired 12 years ago after nearly 45 years in business here. A year and a half ago, Mr. Myhre’s health began to fail him and on Thursday, January 14, he dies after only a few days illness.
50 Years Ago-Jan. 25, 1968
Evangelyn C. Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nelson, rural Minneota, received Minneota high school’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award from Mrs. Hanard Lien, high school home economics teacher. The award, which is a silver charm, was presented last Friday at a school assembly. Evangelyn, along with 603,798 high school senior girls throughout the nation wrote the test on December 5. Her achievement has made her eligible for state and national scholarship awards.
Legionnaires 50 years
Emil DeVos and Harry Maserek of Taunton, and Stanley Mular of Minneota, have been members of the American Legion for 50 years and will shortly receive pins emblematic of the half century. All three were members of the post since it was first founded and all served in the Army during the first world war.
Council decides; Diagonal parking out on Jefferson
Council members decided to have the county pay the cost for rebuilding and improving Jefferson and Fourth Streets-from the county highway garage to the “north bridge” thus eliminating diagonal parking and they also took under consideration the development of a parking lot, to be black-topped, at the west end of Memorial Park on First Street.
This is what’s playing: Jason Robards and George Segal in “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” George Peppard, Dean Martin and Jean Simmons in “Rough Night in Jericho”
25 Years Ago-Jan. 20, 1992
Children learn through Pre-School experience
Classes are in progress for the Preschool Program for children and parents at the Minneota Public School. June Nichols of Marshall, the Parent Facilitator, watches Mrs. Roberta Josephson and daughter Erin as they “puddle” in the water area.
Looking at inflatable life vest
Mr. Frank Sturken of Marshall gave a very interesting presentation on scuba diving to the sixth grade students at St. Edward’s Catholic School last week. He had a film presentation, talked about the characteristics of water, and brought along equipment for the students to look at.
Geography Bee competition
Jessica Jackson, an 8th grade student at Minneota public school, won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee on January 14 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.