There may be a lot of water in the area this year, but back in 1957 the Merritt farm was flooded in the summertime. There was also flooding on North Jefferson Street between Second and Third Streets in Minneota that same year.

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

75 Years Ago-September 24, 1943

Local woman dies

Funeral services were held at St. Edward’s Catholic church on Tuesday, Sept. 21, for Mrs. Caroline Tritz Mootz, 77, who died Sept. 18 following a short illness.

Pioneer buried

John Knutson of Eidsvold township died Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the age of 84, after a year of failing health. Funeral services were held at Hope Lutheran church on Monday, September 20.


Florence Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Peterson of Minneota and Fred Benson, son of the late Benny Benson of Normania, were married Friday, September 10 by Rev. H.J. Madland of Cottonwood.


Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Meger this week purchased the Van Overbeke house located near the Hilmer Anderson garage.

50 Years Ago-September 26, 1968

Femininity in office

Three girls were elected of the Minneota high school Student Council when elections were held last week. The three are Joyce VanMoorlehem, secretary-treasurer; Debbie Dero, president; and Gladys Myhre, vice-president.

Broken fuel pump causes mail delay

Though Republicans would have liked to blame the Democrats, who are at the head of things in this country, for the lateness of the incoming mail Wednesday morning, they couldn’t do it for a mechanical failure caused the truck to be three hours and five minutes late. A fuel pump on the vehicle went out of commission somewhere between Clarkfield and Canby and that’s what caused the delay.

26 teams bowling at alleys here

Sidney Kompelien, manager of Legion Lanes here, reported this week that 26 teams - 12 women’s and 14 men’s - were bowling in league competition at the alleys. Also, he stated, there was a woman’s group which bowls on Friday afternoons. League bowling occupies the alleys four nights a week with Saturday and Sunday left for “open” play.

Governor proclaims education week

Governor Harold LeVander has proclaimed the week of November 10-16 as “American Education Week” in Minnesota in a proclamation dated September 4, 1968. Open house Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benson will be honored on their silver wedding anniversary at an open house to be held at St. Lucas church on Saturday evening, September 28th from 7:30 to 9:30.

25 Years Ago-September 22, 1993

Senior candidates for Homecoming

New royalty will be crowned on Monday, September 27 at a special Coronation at the school at 2:35. The 1993 candidates include: Jason Fier, Rebecca Sharp, Kevin Fier, Kari Johnson, Doug Loyson, Mary Jo Timmerman, Chad Hennen, Laurie Gossen, Mike VanHecke and Heidi Winter. The Freshmen attendants are Scott Fier and Marcy Jeremiason, Sophomore attendants Jeremy Gossen and Mindy VanDePutte and Junior attendants Neil Hennen and Angela Yost.

New teacher at school

Ms. Susan Bussell is the newest staff member at the Minneota Public School. She is a Speech Therapist who meets with children from infancy to 21 years of age.

60th Wedding Anniversary

An open house reception in honor of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Ray and Ann Kack will be held on Oct. 3, 1993, at St. Leo Catholic Church from 2-4.

Local students attend World Youth Day

Seven local youth were involved in the World Youth Day event that was held in Denver, Colorado, in August. Hundreds of thousands of youth gathered for workshops and special events, with Pope John Paul II flying in to lead Mass and speak to the assembled people. Students that attended are: Jill DeBaere, Chris Swedzinski, Amy DeBaere, Nicki Coover, Loren Louwagie, Kristi Coover and Laura Eischens.

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