From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-May 14, 1943
Resigns bank job
Mrs. Jessie Jensen has resigned her position as cashier of the State Bank of Taunton, effective May 22, 1943.
Veteran buried Monday
Ernest Rye, 46, son of Mrs. Ole Rye and the late Mr. Rye and a veteran of World War I, died at the Veteran’s hospital in Minneapolis on Friday, May 7.
WAACS want recruits
Lt. Margaret Hoke and Cpl. Rosemary McElwee of Redwood Falls were in Minneota Thursday and Friday recruiting members for the WAACS. According to the enlistment quota assigned to them the recruiters figured they must have eight women from Minneota.
Snow here Tuesday night
A north wind Tuesday brought snow just before midnight, according to late travelers. Temperatures have been below normal here this week.
Grasshopper menace seen in Western Minnesota
Lyon county farmers are being urged to watch for evidence of grasshopper infestation, as a survey conducted last fall indicated that several counties in the west central and east part of Minnesota may expect light to threatening conditions.
Minneota is “Best Grease Spot” on map
Minneota’s record for fat salvage through the Finnegan meat market has earned it distinction as a “grease spot”, according to salvage directors. Since the beginning of kitchen fat collection last fall, the Finnegan brothers have brought six or seven barrels for munitions manufacture.
50 Years Ago-May 16, 1968
Leading Senior Scholars named
John Telste, with an academic average of 96.3, is valedictorian of the class of 1968. Paul Larson, with a 94 average is salutatorian. Graduating with high honors, students with averages of 92 and 93, are Fraser Geiwitz, Cheryl Traen, Robert M. Kiley, Eric Heggeseth and Marcus Christianson. Students with academic averages of 90 or above are Robert J. Kiley, Robert Moorse, Joan Downing, Evangelyn Nelson, Jeanne Claeys and John Morency.
Wins in State FFA Meet
Paul Fixen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fixen, Minneota, was named winner of the FFA creed contest held during the FFA convention in St. Paul. His surgeon’s wings Lt. Leo Van Keulen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Keulen of rural Minneota, had his fight surgeon’s wings pinned onto his uniform by his wife, Lorraine following graduation from the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute at the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida, recently.
Major social event
Eight people led the grand march at the Junior/Senior prom and banquet at the local high school. Members of the octet are Mary Rokeh, junior class secretary, and her escort, Steve Boerboom; Lois Josefson, junior class vice-president, and Francis DeCock; Cheri Traen and Marc Christianson, senior class president; and Debi Claeys and Alan Geiwitz, the junior class president.
On Sunday, May 11, all of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christianson, Sr., gathered at their home to celebrate the 95th birthday of Mr. Christianson, Sr.
25 Years Ago-May 12, 1993
Foresters donate funds for St. Edward’s computer equipment
Harold Seifert, Financial Secretary of St. Edward’s Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters; Clarence Tholen, Chief Ranger; and Ray Olafson, Agent for the Catholic Order of Forester present a check in the amount of $500 in memory of Beth Hoffmann to Carol DeSmet, Principal of St. Edward’s.
St. Eloi school holds Spring concert
St. Eloi children perform for their parents and friends in their Spring Concert and Mother’s Day program May 5.
Baseball team pulls out the stops
The Minneota baseball team gave the ball an extra slap in its outing with Tracy/Milroy/Balaton on May 4, earning a big 17-7 win over TMB.
Girls defeat Marshall again in golf meet
The high school girls golf team defeated Marshall on Wednesday of last week 200-220. The girls have been playing very consistent golf, and keeping their scores in the 200 and below range.
M/C softball team defeats Montevideo
The Minneota/Canby softball team got a game in last Tuesday before the ranis hit, and came away with a big win. M/C used 12 hits to bring home a 14-11 win over Monte.
Here what’s playing at the Canby Theater: “The Temp” and “Adventures of Huck Finn”