From the Mascot files 100, 75, 50 & 25 years ago

100 Years Ago
(Jan. 26, 1923)

Man advertises lost coat; wife finds it in his closet
One of our Minneota citizens lost a valuable overcoat and took out an ad in the Mascot asking the party who might have borrowed it by mistake, or otherwise, to return it. When the wife of the man who lost the coat read it in the paper, she called her husband and showed him where the coat was hung in the closet at their home. Some people may think that the point we are trying to make by retelling this incident is the joke of the coat not being lost at all. But that is not the idea. The point is: It always pays to advertise!

Rabbits plentiful in Canby so Lerwick returns for shotgun
L.M. Lerwick, who has been spending a few days with friends in Canby, returned to Minneota on the noon train Tuesday evening. He came to get his shotgun as he says that there is a good deal of rabbit hunting going on in the Canby district. L.M. is quite an expert in toting a shotgun and he seems to enjoy it. Of course, the jackrabbits are perfectly safe.

Frost suffers broken ankle in fall at local skating pond
Miss Sigga Frost slipped and fell on the ice while skating at the local skating pond. She sustained a broken bone above her right ankle. She is confined to her home for the present.

75 Years Ago
(Jan. 30, 1948)

Personal property taxes cost Minneotans $14,000
A total of $14.375.93 will be paid by 236 personal property taxpayers in the village of Minneota, according to the list of personal property tax assessments. There are 27 more taxpayers in this year's list than there were last year when 209 persons and firms were listed. The total tax for the village of Taunton, where 83 taxpayers are listed, is $2,610.85. Sixty-nine taxpayers of Ghent will pay out a total of $2,430.63.

300 people attend Corn and Grain Show at Porter
About 300 people came out to see the corn and grain exhibits and to hear speakers at the Porter Corn and Grain Show last week. Ralph Crim and M. Morris, both of University Farm, talked at the show, the former on crop varieties and the latter on the livestock situation. Cliff Schroeder, a veteran of many years on weed control, also spoke at the show, discussing new methods of weed control.

Minneota liquor store moved to new location
Minneota's liquor store was moved to new quarters in the Josephson building, next to Johnson & Company, over the weekend. The store had been housed in the VanDorpe building, across the street from its present location, ever since it opened its doors in February of 1934.

Minneota cagers fall to Lynd on the road, 60-41
Minneota's basketball team, the Vikings, journeyed to Lynd on Tuesday where they suffered defeat to the tune of 60 to 41. Fischer, star player on the Lynd squad, wasn't able to miss the hoop, according to sports fans who saw the game, and he came through with a total of 28 points. Virgil Gislason. although under the weather, scored 21 of Minneota's points.

50 Years Ago
(Jan. 25, 1973)

Auction is feature of Porter's annual March of Dimes party
An auction of donated articles will be a big feature of Porter's 37th annual March of Dimes Party, which is to be held in the Porter Hall on Friday evening. The auction is slated to start at 8 p.m. and auctioneers of this area are donating their time. Money which is raised by staging the party has helped find a cure for poliomyelitis and now is being used to find the cause and cure for birth defects. As an added highlight of this party, the State Poster Child will be in attendance.

Hope Lutheran congregation elects new officers at meeting
Six new members were elected to office at the annual meeting of Hope Lutheran congregation Wednesday evening. Those six are Allan Dovre, Marvin Bruns, Virgil Ufkin, Mrs. Rudolph Willgohs, Arthur Bergeth and Hanard Lien. After two years of planning and consideration of remodeling the church proper, the $40,000 project was turned down at the meeting last week.

Minneota wrestlers outmuscle Appleton with seven pins, 48-16
The Minneota wrestling team improved to 9-3 this season after a 48-16 victory over Appleton. Seven Viking matmen won by pin; John Pennings at 98 pounds, Rich Callens at 105, John Wigness at 112, Greg Hauen at 119, Tom Traen at 138, Larry Haugen at 145, and Bert Mikkelson at heavyweight. Tom Stoks at 126 pounds and Don Gorecki at 15 each won by decision.

25 Years Ago
(Jan. 28, 1998)

Benefit dinner planned to assist Kurka family
The Minneota Jaycees are sponsoring a benefit dinner for Mary Jo and Gary Kurka and their family on Feb. 8 at the Minneota American Legion Hall. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Kurka family. Mary Jo is currently dealing ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The dinner will consist of barbecued pork sandwiches, potato chips, corn, pickles, cookies and a beverage. The meal price will be $6 for adults and $4 for children 12-and-under.

St. Edward's has many activities set for Catholic Schools Week
St. Edward's Catholic School will bring a lot of fun to the classrooms during Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. There will be a theme each day. Some of the events planned and the instructors are: Woodworking, Keith Kaas; Chess, Barb Hennen; Marionettes, Sister Betty Gits; Decorative Plates, Barb Schulte; Candle Centerpieces, Bonnie Laleman; Golf, Dave Mix; Spanish, Margrit Rabaey; Gingerbread Cookies, Jeannette Konold; and Caricatures, Rosie Wittwer. The students will take part in the Feb. 1 Mass as a conclusion to Catholic Schools Week. The Joan of Arc will be providing rolls and coffee in the Social Hall following the service.

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