The First Communion at St. Edward Church held on April 25, 2010. Front row, left to right: Riley Buysse, Victor Petersen, Cole Sanow, Avery DeVlaeminck, Madison Sorensen, Cecilia Rabaey, Paige Welsh. Second row, left to right: Anthony DeSmet, Merissa Traen, Cheyenne Moorse, Natalie Bot, Ali DeVlaeminck, Katie Konold. Back row, left to right: Rachel Vlaminck, Hannah Brewers, Tara Thooft, Logan Sussner, Grady Moorse, Father Jeremy Kucera.

Minneota Memories

100 Years Ago
(Nov. 11, 1921)

Swanson struck by
sibling's stray bullet
As a result of the accidental discharge of a .22 caliber rifle in the hands of his brother, Albert Swanson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Swanson, had a bullet enter his leg on Wednesday, splintering the bone. He was taken to the hospital in Canby, for an operation to remove the bullet.

Borson selected to
U.S. Grain Growers
Ben Borson of Minneota has been selected as one of the state organizers of the U.S. Grain Growers Association. Borson knows more about the subject of marketing and the new plan proposed by the Committee of Seventeen than most men. He will mnake an excellent organizer.

Gislason to speak
about war experience
Hon. B.B. Gislason will tell you things you should know about the experience of war and disarmament in his address to be given at the Opera Hall in Minneota on Friday. This address is given as a school function and the proceeds will be used for the purpose of buying books for the school library.

75 Years Ago
(Nov. 15, 1946)

School makes $1,000
at 2nd annual carnival
The second annual school carnival, which was staged last Friday evening, netted the school $1,010.32. The money will be used to pay for musical equipment and other school expenses. Guest receipts for the evening amounted to $1,711.80, and expenses totaled $700.15. While most of the money in the expense column went for prizes, some of it was used to pay for equipment that will be used in future carnivals. The money made at the carnival will be used for band instruments, speakers, sound system, 12 sets of shoulder pads for the football team, new basketballs and more.

Kids wisely report
train track damage
School children, who had the presence of mind to report railway tracks torn loose and out of line on the railway crossing just east of the depot here, may have averted a serious train accident and probably saved some lives Tuesday evening. Children, seeing that something was wrong with the tracks, reported it to section foreman Joseph Bauer and he at once gathered his crew to repair the damage. It is thought that a caterpillar tractor, pulling some road grading equipment, may have snagged the track and pulled it out of line.

Plans being made
to remodel bank
Officer of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank disclosed this week that plans are under way at the present time to remodel the interior of the bank in order to alleviate the present crowded condition. Working with an architect, officers plan to move the bookkeeping department to the balcony, cut down the counter fixtures, install teller booths, and streamline the interior. Officers are also seriously considering installing air conditioning. This would make working conditions much more desirable for employees during the hot summer months.

50 Years Ago
(Nov. 11, 1971)

School acquiring new
video tape equipment
The purchase of $2,097 worth of video tape equipment, under privision of Title III of the National Defense Education Act, was approved by the school board at its regular monthly meeting last week. The equipment, for which 40 percent of federal reimbursement is obtainable, will consist of a video tape recorder, video camera, and a TV receiver. The equipment will mainly be used for instructional purposes.

Josephson is head
of SMSC radio club
Richard Josephson of rural Minneota has been elected president of the Radio Club at Southwest Minnesota State College in Marshall. The radio club deals chiefly with closed circuit radio and telephone programs on the campus of SMSC.

Minneota native dances
her way to Las Vegas
Mrs. Kaye Kopitski, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fleming of Minneota, now married and the mother of two who now lives in Shakopee, recently won a dancing contest and is now going to Las Vegas. The dance contest was held at the El Matador Lounge in Burnsville. She entered the modern danxe contest for fun and emerged as one of five finalists. She returned the next day and beat the other finalist to win the trip forher husband and herself.

Drivers uninjured, but
vehicles badly damaged
Automobiles driven by Mrs. Tom Swedzinski of Taunton and Mrs. A.W. Pennings of Minneota were badly damaged in a crash between the two vehicles at the corner of Second and Monroe Streets last Wednesday afternoon. The drivers of the two vehicles were uninjured.

25 Years Ago
(Nov. 13, 1996)

Myrvik elected mayor;
council seats named
Joanne Myrvik was elected to the position of mayor of Minneota by a wide margin at the local election on Tuesday night. Myrvik received 451 votes. Eric Bot received 241 votes. Tom Esping garnered 213 votes. For two four-year seats on the City Council, Jerry Bottelberghe received 392 votes and Kevin Guttormsson received 387. For the one seat on the Council for two years, James Wohnoutka had 244 votes, Joe Johnson had 210, Nancy Reisdorfer had 151 and Philip Nuy 67.

Veterans Day program
here was well received
The high school gym became the center of attention on Monday as students, community members and representatives of the local American Legion Posts gathered to pay tribute to the veterans who have served our country. A good number of community members were on hand for the program. Student Council president Chris Swedzinski thanked all the groups who took part on the Veterans Day program. Pastor Timothy Larson of Hope Lutheran Church closed the program with the Benediction.

FLA/FLH members
celebrate their week
This week is Future Leaders of America/Future Homemakers of America Week and those involved in FLA/FHA in Minneota are planning to celebrate the week. The group will begin the week with a Dress-up Day on Monday, Career Day on Tuesday, Pajama Day on Wednesday, 80'd Day on Thursday, and Clash Day on Friday. All students are encouraged to participate and show their school spirit.

New things available
in Community Education
The Minneota Community Education program is expanding its program. First, the high school library will open to students and community members on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 5. This will give students more time to work on reports, and community members an opportunity to use the computers. There will also be a co-ed open gym for those 19 and over beginning Dec. 4. There will also be adult volleyball and basketball offered.

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