The former Corner Safe in Taunton around 1970.

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

100 Years Ago
(June 17, 1921)

Gislason boys enter
law business again
Attorney A.L. Bromen and Attorneys A.B. Gislason and B.B. Gislason have just formed a partnership by which the Gislason boys again go into the law business and the firm name will be Gislason, Bromen and Gislason.

Deen completes degree
at Columbia University
Miss Helena Deen has been receiving congratulations this week upon the receipt of a piece of parchment bearing the seal of Columbia University, reciting that she has been found to have met with the necessary requirements and completed the assigned course that entitles her to the degree of Master of Arts.

75 Years Ago
(June 21, 1946)

Two Canby youths
injured here in accident
Two young men from Canby were badly cut and bruised Saturday morning when their automobile turned over into the ditch as they tried to avoid hitting a car without lights parked in the middle of the highway. The young men were returning from a dance in Marshall when they encountered the car on Highway 68 1 1/2 miles west of Ghent. They were brought to Minneota for treatment. Dr. S.D. Wolstan treated the boys' injuries and stitched the wounds, but the work had to be done with flashlights because power had been knocked out due to a storm earlier in the night.

Icelandic Church
opens here next Thursday
Approximately 100 pastors and delegates of the Icelandic Lutheran Church in this country and Canada will come to Minneota on Thursday of next week for the 62nd annual conference of the synod of that church. This will be the fifth time in history of the three local congregations that they have entertained a meeting of this synod. The last time the synod met here was in 1930.

Prices on dairy products
all increased on Monday
Prices on all dairy products sold here went up on Monday morning, the cost of butter going up 11 cents a pound; milk, one cent a quart; cheese, six cents a pound; and cream, five cents a quart. Butter is now selling for 62 cents a pound, milk is now 13 cents per quart, and cream is now 60 cents per quart. Last week, the cost of bread also went up to 14 cents for a pound and a half loaf.

50 Years Ago
(June 17, 1971)

Thieves take mower,
golf clubs, golf cart
Thieves stole a riding lawnmower from the Bert Yeo farm last four miles north of Minneota on Wednesday night, and also a new set of golf clubs, bad and cart from the garage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Canton of Taunton on Tuesday or Wednesday. The clubs were the second set taken from the Canton home. Sheriff's men were called to both places, but no apprehensions have been made yet. The Cantons are offering a reward for any information about the theft.

Annual Iris Show
draws 475 exhibits
There were 98 exhibitors that accounted for 475 exhibits at Minneota Garden Club's annual Iris Show last week. Included in the entries were 228 specimen stalks of iris, 34 specimen stalks of peonies, and six five peonies. In the voting of favorite iris, the top nine were: Memphis Lass, June Meredith, Arab Chief, Truly Yours, Kauses King, Minnie Colquit, Melodrama, Olympic Torch, and Fire Magic.

Hamerlinck named to
HECC post by governor
Donald Hamerlinck, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamerlinck of Minneota, has been named by Governor Wendell Anderson to a post on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Hamerlinck a Minneota High School graduate, lives in Wadena where he is director of the vocational technical school. He and his wife, Kathleen (Gits), also a Minneota graduate, have six children.

25 Years Ago
(June 19, 1996)

Downing claims 'Queen
of Iris Show' honors
Joyce Downing claimed "Queen of the Show" honors with her tall, bearded iris entry last week at the annual Irish Show. Downing was also the champion in the adult arrangement division. Downing has been an iris and general flower enthusiast for many years. Her back yard is a flower gardeners' delight.

4-H club puts message
on city storm drains
The Eidsvold Lucky Stars 4-H Club worked on a Community Pride Project Tuesday in Minneota. The club members stenciled city stormwater drains in an effort to warn people not to dispose of waste in these drains. Working in conjunction with the Lyon County Soil & Conservation District, the stencils warned that everything that goes into the storm drains goes directly into our rivers. The stencil depicts a fish with "No Dumping, Drains into the River" in letters around it.

Heat wave finally
takes a 'wet' break
The heat wave that brought temperatures into the 90s last week has taken another "wet" break as thunderstorms and rain hit the area. Storm clouds opened up on Saturday afternoon, dumping huge amounts of moisture, leaving Minneotans with 1/2 inch of rain. Another 3/4 inch of rain fell on Sunday for Father's Day. More rainfall is possible this week.

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