This postcard depicting several Minneota structures was put together in 1909 by Bloon Brothers Publishers of Minneapolis.

From the Mascot Files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 Years Ago

100 Years Ago
(April 29, 1921)

Youths caught with
moonshine in Taunton
Two Taunton youths invited trouble here last Sunday and got it when Marshal Bartosh nabbed them with some moonshine in their possession. A free ride to the county seat followed, as well as free lodging until Tuesday when they are reported to have given bail of $1,000 each to appear before the next grand jury. Some efforts need to be made to catch and punish those who furnished the vile stuff which caused them to become lawbreakers.

Open air concert by
'Our Band' to be held
The Mascot is authorized to announce that an open air concert will be given by "Our Band" Saturday night from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Gilbertson Park on the corner of First and Jefferson Streets. Enjoy a real treat that costs nothing to attend and you will go home saying that the band is a real credit to our town.

75 Years Ago
(May 3, 1946)

Local firemen called
to extinguish roof fire
Minneota's Fire Department was called to the Donald Bourgeois home shortly after noon on Tuesday to extinguish a fire on the roof of the house. It is believed that sparks from the chimney started a fire in the dry shingles of the house and before the blaze was put out the fire had gone into the attic. Firemen put out the blaze before very much damage was done.

School district limited
to borrowing $101,000
The amount the Minneota School District is allowed to borrow is $101,000 according to the limit fixed by law, it was revealed last week in a resolution published by the board of education, calling for a special election on Tuesday, May 14. It had been estimated that the district could borrow as much as $120,000, but after study is was determined that $101,000 was the limit. The special election to determine whether or not the district should borrow to build and equip a public school building will be held between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. on May 14.

Dickerson to open dry
cleaning store here soon
Thomas Dickerson, veteran of World War II, announces that he will open a dry cleaning shop her around May 15. The shop will be located in the Mootz building, opposite the Big Store where Rex Krohling's cream station has been located. Dickerson is installing all new equipment of the latest model, and as soon as redecorating and remodeling has been completed, the establishment will be open for business.

$149.50 is collected
in cancer drive here
A total of $149.50 was donated by business firms and professional men in Minneota last week to the national drive for funds to fight cancer, America's No. 1 enemy, according to Dr. C.E. Eastwold, the local chairman. The goal was to raise $100. Lyon County also went over the top in the cancer drive and was one of 12 counties in the state as having exceeded their quota.

50 Years Ago
(April 29, 1971)

Amundson enters
real estate business
Edward M. Amundson, who recently retired from his position as vice president and member of the board of directors of the First State Bank of Minneota, announces that he is entering the real estate business. Amundson has met all of the state requirements and is now bonded and licensed as a real estate broker.

Senior citizens to hold
annual potluck dinner
The Minneota Senior Citizens announced recently that they will be holding their monthly potluck dinner at the American Legion building at noon on May 11. It is hoped that all senior citizens will consult with Mrs. June McCoy of Marshall in regards to tax refunds that day. Mrs. McCoy's service is free of charge and all information is confidential.

Baseball team wins
one game, loses two
The Minneota Vikings baseball team defeated Cottonwood 6-0 on Thursday and then lost a doubleheader to Bellingham on Saturday by the scores of 1-0 and 6-5. Chuck Dalager shut out Cottonwood on two hits for the win, while striking out eight. Ken Byrne had two of Minneota's eight hits in that game. Byrne also went the distance and allowed only two hits on the mound in the 1-0 loss to Bellingham. He struck out seven.

Track team places
third in Hendricks meet
The Minneota track team placed third at the Hendricks Invitational on Tuesday. The Vikings has three first-place finishers in the meet; Lyle DeCock in the mile run, Dennis Fox in the two-mile run, and Jay Friedrichs the 880-yard run.

25 Years Ago
(May 1, 1996)

City names Berg
as new Police Chief
The Minneota City Council, at a special meeting last Thursday evening, named Richard Berg to fill the position of Police Chief for the City of Minneota. Berg is presently serving with the Henning Police Department. His starting salary was set at $28,000, subject to an increase to $30,000 upon completion of a six-month probationary period. He is expected to take over duties here on May 13.

Flooding brochures
to inform community
The Department of Natural Resources has supplied a number of brochures/posters to Minneota related to flooding, such as preparing for floods, and what to do during and after a flood. With high water levels in recent years, this information will be valuable to community members. It also contains some useful clean-up tips from water damage. The Minneota Jaycees and Girl Scouts are passing out the brochures.

Manor holds annual
brunch for volunteers
The Madison Avenue Apartment Community Room was alive with volunteers on Tuesday morning, as the annual Volunteer Brunch hosted by the Minneota Manor Health Care Center was held in their honor. The volunteers in our community add the extra touches that make life more pleasant for residents. They write letters, lead discussion groups, sing together, hold Bible Study, visit with residents and whatever else can to make the Manor function better.

Local entries needed
for Bug Day contests
Plan now to enter a float in the Boxelder Bug Days Traveling Trophy Contest. Plans are under way for Boxelder Bug Days on Sept. 7 and 8 this year. Schott Corporation won the traveling trophy last year.

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