This photo of the former Ted's Bar in Ghent was taken in the 1950s. KB's Bar & Grill now occupies this site.

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

100 Years Ago
(September 23, 1921)

Haugens get surprise
50th anniversary party
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Haugen were preparing for a quiet Sunday afternoon last week when suddenly several cars drove into the yard and in no time the number of cars had reached 50 and about 250 people had gathered. The guests told them that they had come to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary and they decided to come at this time, even though they knew the actual anniversary date was a few days later because they wanted to make use of the good weather.

Werpy earns first place
for selling most insurance
O.H. Werpy drew the first prize for the most life insurance written during the month of September for the Travelers' Equitable Insurance Co. of Minneapolis. When the records of all the agents were in, it was found that Mr. Werpy had turned in the largest amount of insurance. Mr. Werpy's prize consisted of a substantial sum of money and a gold watch.

Hansen's car moved,
not stolen as thought
P.J. Hanson drove to Minneapolis on Wednesday last week and experienced the sensation of having his car stolen while in the city. He parked near a building that was under construction and when he came to get his car, it was gone. For 24 hours, the Minneapolis Police Department was busy on the case. The next day someone came upon the car around the corner from where it was parked. It was in the way of the workmen, and they moved it around the corner.

75 Years Ago
(Sept. 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 50 birds for the veterans this year and the club is anxious to have every available hunter out in the field on Monday. Hunters are to meet at Carl's Cafe at noon ready to go out. Persons who get birds on Saturday or Sunday and wish to turn them in for veterans' dinner are asked to leave them at any Minneota cafe and they will be picked up by members of the Sportsmen's Club.

Minneota boy is first
victim of polio here
Edward Boogaard, the 4 1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boogaard, was taken to the University Hospital on Monday evening where he is now receiving treatments for what doctors there term a mild case of poliomyelitis. This is the first known case of this disease in the Minneota community during the present epidemic.

Veterans' priority rights
outline in new booklet
Minneota veterans, who want to purchase government surplus property, will find an explanation of their priority rights and a step-by-step outline of the buying procedure in a new booklet issued today by the War Assets Administration. The booklet, "Veterans, Your Guide to Surplus Property", is now available at WAA regional and branch offices and will soon be distributed to veterans' county service officers.

Vikings' football team
wins two; finishes 4-2
The Minneota football team wound up the season by taking two games during the past week. The Vikings defeated Hendricks 33-6 last Friday afternoon and then beat Lake Benton 25-13 on Wednesday. The Vikings won four and dropped two this season.

50 Years Ago
(Sept. 23, 1971)

Village acquires refuse
truck from St. Paul
The Village of Minneota has acquired a used refuse truck from Municipal Service, Inc. of St. Paul. The truck is enclosed and compresses garbage as it is hauled and is in compliance with the law which goes into effect July 1, 1972, which states that all garbage must be hauled in a closed truck and taken to the county dump. A representative from the company came here on Tuesday to instruct the crew on the operation of the truck.

Farm youth killed
in cycle crash here
Joseph John Tillemans, 16, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tillemans, was killed in a motorcycle crash near Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota last Saturday evening. Tillemans was alone at the time and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Tillemans was a member of the junior class at Minneota High School. It is reported that he lost control of the cycle he was operating and crashed into a tree. He was survived by his parents and four sisters. The Tillemans family lives on a farm six miles southwest of Minneota.

Minneota men's club
champions announced
Wynston Boe won the Championship Flight at the recent Minneota Golf Club's annual fall tournament on Sunday. Tom Brewers was the winner of the First Flight, Harold Jackson was the Second Flight winner, Val Whipple won the Third Flight, Dennis Tomasek the Fourth Flight, Harold Seifert the Fifth Flight, and Ed Brewers the Sixth Flight.

Vikings top Cottonwood
for first time in 7 years
The Minneota Vikings defeated Cottonwood 8-6 on Friday night. It was the first time Minneota has beaten Cottonwood since 1964. Scott Boerboom tied the game 6-6 with a three-yard TD run. Both teams had extra-point kicks blocked. Later in the second quarter, Dick Hanson blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety, giving the Vikings the 8-6 win.

25 Years Ago
(Sept. 25, 1996)

Homecoming candidates
chosen; coronation
The five boys and five girls chosen as candidates for the 1996 Homecoming festivities at Minneota Public School have been announced. Homecoming Week is Sept. 30-Oct. 4, with the coronation held on Monday, Sept. 30. The five boys nominated are Chris Swedzinski, Ryan Roles, Luke Ahlschlager, Paul Nuytten, and Jon VanKeulen. The nominated girls are Kim Fier, Kristina Myhre, Marcy Jeremiason, Jenny Schwartz and Shawna VanHecke.

Beef Feed to precede
Vikings' football game
The Canby and Minneota Rotary Clubs have combined efforts to raise scholarship money for deserving students in both schools. That fundraising effort will be held on Friday night in Canby at the bus garage near the football field. Everyone is invited to attend the Beef Feed, with all proceeds divided between the two organizations. The meal is $4 for adults and $3 for students, and includes a roast beef sandwich, beans, chips, pudding, pop and milk.

Informational ambulance
meeting held Wednesday
The City of Minneota held an informational meeting concerning the proposed management agreement with North Medical and the Minneota ambulance. The meeting was held in the Minneota High School gymnasium. Prior to the meeting, North Medical had their equipment on display in the school's parking lot. Those in attendance of the meeting were very interested to hear how it would affect ambulance service as well as the financing.

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