The O.G. Anderson “Big Store” in downtown Minneota.

From the Mascot files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 years ago

100 Years Ago
March 19, 1920

Friday night a special train pulled out from the Minneota station carrying the basketball team and three coaches well filled with boosters, for Lamberton, where the championship game of the district was scheduled. Minneota had lost to New Ulm 25-31. Those who played on the team were: Walter Pennington, Victor Johnson, Mike Kosmalski, Andrew Pearson, and Marvin Rafnson. Knute Knutson substituted for Andrew Pearson when he was ruled out on personal fouls.

Mayor T.F. Dahl, Leslie Dahl, Knute Rye, A.F. Staley, E.F. Leland and C.S. Johnson all went to Marshall last Tuesday evening to take some degrees in the Commandary division of the Masonic order.

75 Years Ago
March 16, 1945

Bombing Victim
Mrs. Honore Locy, of Minneota, received word last Friday that her mother, Mrs. Marie Louise DeVrliendt, had ben killed by a bomb at Ruysselede, Belguim, September 8, 1944. Mrs. DeVrliendt was 85 years old.

Buys Business
Oscar M. Wicks, of Boyd, a former resident of Porter, this week became the owner of the Economy Auto Accessories, having purchased the stock and business from Frank Steyaert. Mr. Steyaert retains possession of the building. Mr. Steyaert has operated the Economy Auto Accessories shop here since February 1, 1938.

50 Years Ago
March 19, 1970

“Mr. Buttons”
Goes for a Ride
“Mr. Buttons”, a two-year-old Pomeranian who belongs to the Bernard Tillemans family of Minneota, pertly posed for a picture before joining his mistress, Susie Tillemans, for a bicycle ride. The little fellow, comfortably reclines on a pillow, rides all over town in a basket of the girl’s bicycle.

Direct Dialing Here in a Year
M.G. Van Gilder, Marshall, manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in this area, told members of the Minneota Businessmen’s association that users in this community would have direct dialing “by a year from now.”

25 Years Ago
March 15, 1995

Don Peterson completes
25 years in bank
Former Minneota resident Don Peterson was recently honored for his 25th year of employment at the State Bank of Bird Island. He is currently the Vice-President/Ag Loan Officer at the bank.

Girls’ Basketball
team creates memories
Senior basketball players Tesa Traen, Jami Rolbiecki and Renee Meulebroeck have all had a good season and excellent careers with the Minneota girls basketball program and the team changed the record books with an overall record of 17-6.

Education at Work
Astrid Gottschalk taught the class about proper care for newborn calves during her sessions in Uganda. She demonstrated how the calf should be checked, and taught the students how to care for the young animal properly.

“Fan of the Year”
Mary Haugen was awarded a plaque by the Minneota High School Wrestling squad.

Eischens in “Who’s Who”
Stefanie Eischens of Minneota, a senior at Southwest State University, is included in the 1995 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Students earn State Awards:
Students from the St. Edward’s Catholic School were recent winners in the State Catholic Order of Foresters Photo/Poster Contest. The students were: Karen DeSutter, Ryan Fier, Becky Guza, Sharene Gossen, Lori Sarazyn, and Beth Heggeseth.

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