The Minneota Boys Club gather for a photo in 1893, the final year of school in the old frame building. Front row, left to right: Gisle Hanson, Fred Sanderson, Anton Hellickson, George Pratt. Middle row, left to right: J.F. Finnegan, Professor C.A, Braley, B.C Schran, Albert Jerpbak, S.S. Olson, S.A. Anderson. Back row, left to right: B.B. Gislason, G.B. Bjornson, J.B. Gislason, S. T. Westdal, H.B. Gislason, Nels Pearson.

From the Mascot Files

100 Years Ago
(Oct. 21, 1921)

High school classes
name new officers
All high school classes, except the seniors, have organized officers. They are as follows: Freshman - President, Elsie Sanderson; Vice President, Arlon Gislason; Secretary-Treasurer, Ragnhild Johnson. Sophomore - President, Jons Rafnson; Vice President, Carl Dahl; Secretary-Treasurer, George Smith. Junior - President, Elizabeth Hallgrimson; Vice President, Sherlock White; Secretary-Treasurer, Bernard Bang.

Auction prices still
not loosening up
Prices at auction sales are not very encouraging as yet and still they seem to be stiffening up a little. George Benson, who is in partnership with David Ryan, cried a sale near Hendricks on Tuesday and reported that prices paid there were good. In support of that statement, he cites the following: Horses at $125, cows at $57.50, and 18-month-old heifers at $31.

75 Years Ago
(Oct. 25, 1946)

Local sportsmen to
stage pheasant hunt
The annual pheasant hunt to provide birds for disabled veterans in state hospitals will be staged by the Minneota Sportsmen's Club next Monday afternoon. Minneota sportsmen expect to provide around 50 birds for the veterans this year and the club is anxious to have every available hunter out in the field on Monday. People who get birds on Saturday and Sunday and wish to donate them for the veterans' dinner are asked to leave them at any Minneota cafe and they will be picked up by members of the Sportsmen's Club.

School carnival is
scheduled for Nov. 8
The annual school carnival will be staged this year on Friday evening, Nov. 8, Superintendent R.T. Lovell announced this week. Funds raised by staging the carnival will be used to purchase equipment for various school activities. Some new musical instruments were purchased recently, and funds derived from the carnival will go to pay for them. Some of the money will be used for uniforms for the band. Last year, a capacity crowd attended the carnival and is expected that the number attending this year will be even larger.
50 Years Ago
(Oct. 21, 1971)

Rotarian schedule
includes 4 movies
The Minneota Rotary Club travelogue series is to consist of four travelers with their film presentations this year, and Rotarians are now busy selling season tickets which are priced at $10 piece for adults and $2 apiece for students. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday nights at the Minneota High School auditorium. The first performance will be on Nov. 6 with Eddie Chu's film "Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong", narrated by the author, a native of mainland China.

Senior Citizen's Center
gets 50 pounds of turkey
The Minneota Businessmen's Association, at its monthly meeting held Monday evening in the public grade school auditorium, voted to give 50 pounds of turkey to the Senior Citizen's Center for the Thanksgiving Day dinner. A fair crowd was on hand for the meeting. The assembled members also saw a movie and heard an appeal for financial support and backing of the Boy Scouts by Bob McGraw, Sioux Council official.

Minneota grid team falls to Tracy, 48-0
The Minneota Vikings suffered their worst defeat of the season Friday night as they succumbed to Tracy by the score of 48-0. It was the first win of the season for Tracy (1-6). Minneota's record fell to 2-5.

25 Years Ago
(Oct. 23, 1996)

Police Chief Berg
named Honor Guard
Minneota Police Chief Richard Berg was recently named to the Law Enforcement Memorial Association Honor Guard. This is a distinct honor to be chosen, as the group is only 28-members strong from across the state. Chief Berg said that all of the law enforcement officers were called and asked if they would be interested in serving, and that began the formal process. The Honor Guard is used for police officers' funerals, as well as special law enforcement events. The team does every aspect of the funeral, from the color guard, the flag folding, the to the 21-gun salute.

Contract finalized with
No. Medical Ambulance
Mayor Paul Larson, in an emotional address to the members of the City Council as well as those attending the special meeting on Monday night, summarized his feelings about the ambulance issue and cast the deciding vote, approving the contract agreement with Noth Medical for ambulance service for the city and surrounding area. The final vote was three in favor and two opposed. Vooting in favor was Mayor Larson, and Councilmen Jerry Bottelberghe and Eric Bot. Opposed were Councilmen Dave Meiners and Joe Johnson.

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