This 1907 photo shows the eight daughters of Albert and Augusta Johnson and the granddaughters of Jon and Solveig Sigurdsson. Several of the girls lived in Minneota.

From the Mascot files

100 Years Ago
(Dec. 2, 1921)

Wanted: Photo of
unknown farmer
The Mascot is seeking a photograph of a certain a local farmer. It is the fellow who told John Geiwitz that he had cleared $500 farming this year, making that much over and above all expenses. John says he does not dare to disclose his name so we were unable to get it. But there is such a farmer and he lives in this locality. Surely, he deserved to have his picture in the paper as one in a million.

75 Years Ago
(Dec. 6, 1946)

First basketball game
broadcast on KMHL
A capacity crowd at the high school auditorium Monday evening saw Minneota's boys basketball team lose to Marshall 42-38. The game was broadcast by Marshall's new radio station, KMHL; the first time in Minneota's history that a broadcast originated here. A large number of fans in the area listened to the broadcast. Another large crowd is expected for Friday's game against Lynd, which was runnerup in last year's state tournament.

Wambeke injured in
corn picker accident
Julius Wambeke, a farmer who lives six miles southwest of Minneota, received injuries of the spinal column on Thanksgiving Day when his clothing was caught in the driving mechanism of a corn picker. The accident happened in a field about a half-mile from his home. Wambeke was getting down from his tractor when his foot slipped on the draw-bar and his pants leg was caught in the power take-off. The machine tore his clothes from his body and threw him to the ground, injuring his back and bruising his body.

50 Years Ago
(Dec. 2, 1971)

Eight inches of snow
hits area on weekend
Almost eight inches of snow came down on this community last Saturday evening and Sunday morning. More snow was falling on Wednesday. Edwin Lyng, who keeps an eye on the weather for Minneota, reported the snowfall amount. The snowfall caused considerable shoveling, slowed traffic, and made walking more difficult.

25 Years Ago
(Dec. 4, 1996)

New police officer
hired by council
The Minneota City Council hired Chad Sanow as a part-time police officer to help with coverage for the city. Sanow will assist Dan Louwagie an full-time officer Eric Johnson, who was named Senior Officer, as required by Minnesota State law. Also discussed by the City Council was the possibility of contracting with the Lyon County Sheriff's Department, as the City of Cottonwood currently does, or whether to proceed and hire a new Police Chief.

Special events fill
December schedule
December will be a busy month, as indicated by the calendar of local events. Prairie Home Hospice's lighting of the trees at Memorial Park kicked off the month. Coming up this month will be Public School's Elementary Christmas Concert on Dec. 5, Hope Lutheran Church's Advent Festival Dinner on Dec. 8, High School Christmas Concert on Dec. 12, the Senior Center's annual Christmas Dinner on Dec. 13, and St. Edward's Christmas program on Dec. 18.

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Minneota, MN 56264

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