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From My Backyard

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

byronhigginCathy Josephson isn’t just one of those Minneotan’s who claims to be an Icelander. She is one.
Cathy lives in Iceland and is spending time in Minneota.
While here she stopped to tell me a little story about an adventure she had in her Icelandic community.
It appears a young lady named Ruth, a German student about 40 years old, was in Iceland visiting and she wanted to rent a room.
Somehow she got Cathy Josephson’s name and came to visit.
As they sat down for a visit, Cathy asked Ruth about her background and found out she’d been a foreign exchange student to America.
“Where were you located,” Cathy naturally asked.

Taking a 'Tour of the Tables' PDF Print E-mail


By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

gaylevanvoorenI had the luxury of visiting with my sister last weekend. She is one busy lady and our paths don’t cross often enough.
JaNeil, a full 11 years younger than me, is the Dietary Manager of the Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone. She’s also the co-owner of the Tuphat Girls Catering — you know, a job to do in her ‘spare’ time.
She was a principal player in the recent ‘Tour of Tables’ held in Pipestone, which was a fundraiser for Good Sam.
She knew I would enjoy it, so I was invited as a special guest. It turned out to be a very enjoyable day.
Since Mom lives there, I left a little early and visited with her before the event. Heck, I even tried to talk her into going along with me.

Doug Konold: From Minneota to Korea PDF Print E-mail


By Bill Palmer

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Doug Konold was born and raised in Minneota and lives there today.  
His nation called him to serve for a time far from Minneota.
Doug’s father died while still a young man, so Doug had to accept more responsibilities earlier than many boys as he helped his mother and two sisters make a home for themselves.

But every boy’s life has room for fun and Doug’s boyhood was no exception.  He described how he and his friends used the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad’s passenger service through Minneota for small adventures.

Boys basketball may have a bright future PDF Print E-mail

Team members are: (front row, left to right) Matthew Knutson, Ethan Kurka, Brendan Bertamus and Brent Citterman. Back Row: Dylan Tolk, Daniel Harrison, Collin Kor, Peyton Nuy and Coach Aaron Cheadle.


By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher  bb eam-1

It was a great year for the Minneota boys’ basketball team.
But just in case you think it’s an abberation, look at what the Minneota Seventh Grade team did last weekend.
The team won the championship in the Pacesetter Region 5 basketball championship and earned a return trip to state at St. Benedicts in St.  Joseph on June 20. They were in the state as sixth graders.
From a field of 10 teams, the squad used just eight players and came home with the trophy.
They beat Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 40-24; then defeated Willmar, 43-29 and finally stopped a scrappy St. Paul team, 45-39.

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