Main Street Minneota in 1914.

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

75 Years Ago-August 27, 1943

Joy Theatre

Jerry Colonna and Helen Drew in Ice-Capades Revue plus...Three Stooges; Star Spangled Rhythm Staring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd and many others!

4-H Livestock Sale

The Lyon county fair will have a new feature this year - a special sale of the 4-H club livestock. The sale will be held on Friday evening, the closing night of the fair, a public auction in front of the grandstand; and it is staged as an encouragement to 4-H members in livestock production.

Lyon County Fair

The Lyon County Fair starts on Tuesday, September 7 and ends Friday, September 10.

Food Prices from Red Owl Agency Store

Grape Nuts 12 oz. pkg. - 13¢ Crystal granulated sugar 10 lbs. - 69¢ Calumet baking powder 16 oz. can - 17¢

50 Years Ago-August 29, 1968

Paraguayan AFS Student arrives at Lawrence Home

Ramon Britez, American Field Service student from Paraguay arrived Sunday at the Carl Lawrence home. He will attend the Minneota high school, entering the senior class when school opens next week, and remain in Minneota until next July.

Brothers win trip with steers

Two boys, David Myhre, 13, and James Myhre, 14, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Myhre, Jr., won trips at the Lyon County Fair last week. David, who showed a Shorthorn won a trip to the Ak-Sar-Ben show at Omaha, September 12, 13, 14, while James, who showed a Hereford, won a trip to the Market Livestock Show in the Twin Cities, September 20 through the 28th.

Larson new sports writer for Mascot

Marc Larson, son of Superintendent and Mrs. Ralph Larson, will be reporting high school reports for the Mascot during the coming school term.


Mary Jane Janssen and Ernest A. Berends were united in marriage on May, 18, at Gethsemane Lutheran church in Hopkins. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence T. Dero and Mrs. and Mrs. Ted Berends of Ghent.


On Saturday morning, May 18 in St. Edward’s Catholic church, Mary E. Vlaminck, Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyriel Vlaminck, became the bride of Leonard W. Otto, Minneapolis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Otto of Canby.

25 Years Ago-August 25, 1993

16 Queen candidates for Boxelder Bug Days

Laura Eischens sponsored by Minneota Lions; Amy DeBaere sponsored by Dalager’s Grocery & Gas; Tonya Jeremiason sponsored by Taunton-Minneota Elevator; Lisa Skaar sponsored by Minneota Auto Center; Nicolle Coequyt sponsored by Gislason Hardware; Rachel Rabaey sponsored by Konold Oil Company; Mary Jo Timmerman sponsored by Monfort Pork; Jamie Obe sponsored by Finnegan’s Super Valu; Julie Schwartz sponsored by M-G-T Co-op; Rebecca Wambeke sponsored by Bubba’s Bar; Kari Johnson sponsored by Schott Corporation; Laurie Gossen sponsored by Community First National Bank; Julien Madsen sponsored by Minneota Jaycees; Rebecca Sharp sponsored by State Farm Insurance; Heidi Winter sponsored by the Minneota Manor; and Laci Meiners sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 199.

60th Anniversary

Open house reception in honor of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Leonard and Mayme Snyder on Sunday, Sept. 5.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Open house reception for Emil and Louise Goossens 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Russian student in Minneota

Irina Zhedunova is a foreign exchange student staying with Jim and Corky DeCock for about 11 months studying at the high school and learning about our country. Irina is 15 and from Yaroslavl, Russia which is 220 miles from Moscow.

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