From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-August 13, 1943
Slater says Lyon County worst T-B spot in district
Dr. S. A. Slater, head of the Southwestern Minnesota sanatorium at Worthington, and one of the state’s leading authorities on tuberculosis, says, “Lyon County has a death rate more than double the average for the other eight counties.”
New faculty now complete
Superintendent H. C. Brown announces that the faculty of the Minneota Public schools is now complete, and that seven new teachers have been engaged for the opening of school on September 7. The following are the new teachers: Mrs. Eunice Frakes of Minneota will teach third and fourth grades; Miss Gladys Moen, Fertile, Minnesota, will teach fifth and sixth grades; Miss Anna Vegdahl of Spicer will teach junior high mathematics, science and geography; Mrs. Irene Janski of Duluth has been hired to teach junior high English and social subjects; Miss Mary Kimmel, Elk Point, S. Dakota will teach English and dramatics, and have charge of the library; Mrs. Beradine Parry of Tracy will teach commercial subjects; Miss Rosemary Tanous of Hettinger, N. Dakota, has been engaged for band.
Minneota wins first play-off
Minneota won the first play-off game over Hendricks here Sunday 4 to 1 for Southwestern Minnesota League honors. They will play a second game of the series at the Lyndwood Park Sunday at 2:30 as an attraction on Dave Lamphere’s Beauty Contest program.
Reception Sunday in farewell to Stensland
Reverend and Mrs. O. P. Stensland will be honored at a reception next Sunday afternoon on the occasion of their departure from Minneota August 17, after 18 years of serving the Hope Lutheran congregation. Rev. Stensland has been commissioned as chaplain, first lieutenant, in the U. S. Army.
50 Years Ago-August 15, 1968
Former MHS teacher dies at Rochester
Mrs. Truman Quammen, former Elizabeth Ruth Baihly, who taught school here some years ago, died August 1 at Rochester at the age of 71.
School faculty now completed
Local public school officials announced this week that the faculty is now complete. Thomas Anderson of Valley City, North Dakota, has been hired to teach business education subjects, replacing Keith Krommenhoek who has been ordered to report for military duty August 19. Val Whipple, hired earlier as guidance counselor for the school, will serve as head basketball coach during Krommenhoeck’s absence.
Firemen called twice during week
Minneota firemen were called out twice to farm fires during the past week—to the Knute Thompson farm for a transport truck caught on fire on Wednesday and to the Anton Downing farm for a gasoline fire, when the fluid ignited as a vehicle was being refueled and the storage tank exploded on Thursday.
25 Years Ago-August 11, 1993
Tomasek shoots a hole-in-one
Dennis Tomasek did it again - he shot a hole-in-one at the Countryside Golf Club on Monday morning, August 9th. This is the third time he has managed this feat that many others NEVER get to experience. Dennis’ fist hole-in-one was shot in 1980 and his second one was August 8, 1988, almost 5 years to the day that he shot the third one in. All of them were on Hole #3.
Team brings home handsome trophy and good memories
The Minneota American Legion baseball team brought home a nice trophy for their runner-up finish in the District 7 baseball tournament last Tuesday.
Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan; Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler & Sara Jessica Parker
Break-in at elevator an inconvenience
Authorities were alerted last Thursday morning of a break-in at one of the Minneota Elevator locations. Manager T. Pronk said, “Basically it was over at the feed mill.”