Main Street Minneota in 1914.

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

75 Years Ago-October 15, 1943

Pastor Honored

St. Paul’s Icelandic Lutheran church last Sunday honored Rev. and Mrs. G. Guttormsson on their 25th anniversary of being in Minneota. Rev. Guttormsson took active charge of the parish here on July 14, 1918, coming from Churchbridge, Sask., Canada.


Miss Vivian Oakland, daughter of Mrs. Maye Oakland, became the bride of Sidney Knutson at the Clarkfield parsonage October 9.


Miss Bertha Boerboom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Boerboom of Ghent, became the bride of Michael DeCramer of Ghent at the Church of St. Eloi in Ghent on September 22. Rev. Boerboom, of Osseo, officiated at the ceremony.


Harland Haugen, who has been in New Guinea, arrived home Monday. He has been given a medical discharge. Miss Lillian Tiemessen has enlisted in the WAVES and expects to be inducted at Hunter College, N.Y. Mrs. Virgil Ufkin is spending two weeks with her husband, Lt. Virgil Ufkin at Red Bank, New Jersey.

50 Years Ago-October 17, 1968

90 years old

M.D. Johnson, who has been a resident of this area all of his life and of this village for the past 38 years, noted his 90th birthday anniversary this week. Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Mootz entertained at a dinner at noon on Friday in honor of her father, M.D. Johnson’s birthday. In the afternoon, friends and relatives attended a birthday anniversary open house.

Gunderson awarded Fergus Falls job

Gunderson Construction of Minneota was notified that it had been awarded a building job at the State Junior college at Fergus Falls. On a low bid of $372,000, the local firm was awarded the work of erecting an activity building and site development at the Fergus Falls institution.

August county shows pheasants up 15-20 percent

Pheasant populations are on the upswing this year but hunters are still going to have to work for their birds according to the conservation department. Results of the annual August roadside census indicates the number of birds are up 15 to 20 percent over a year ago.

25 Years Ago-October 13, 1993

Cookin’ up a storm

These cooks at our local schools provide nutritious meals and a friendly smile for all of our students. This is National School Lunch Week, a time to express our gratitude for the fine meals that are served to our youth and staffs. Mary Schreiber, Head Cook Barb Buysse, Susan Fox, Mary Haugen and Crystall Gislason are from the Minneota Public School. Head Cook Dolores Sussner and her assistant Carol A. DeSmet are the cooks at St. Edward’s Catholic School.

Canby Theater

Another Stakeout with Richard Dreyfuss & Emilio Estevez Hard Target with Jean-Claude VanDamme

Young flutist chosen for special honors

Adam Dorrance, son of Carrie and Cindy (Sanow) Dorrance, has been chosen for some very special honors. Adam is a 9th grader and was in the Minneota Public School system for a short time while his father was being re-located with the military service. The Dorrances are now located in Georgia. Adam auditioned for a music scholarship to Augusta College, using his flute to play the Mozart Concerto in D#2. This audition led to his winning the scholarship, as announced on September 23.

Getting up in the world

Mike Tillemans and Kevin Anundson appear to be “on top of the world”, but are actually just on top of Kevin’s home. An addition to the top of the house will add on a bedroom and bathroom. Warm weather is cooperating as the duo works to get the addition enclosed.

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