From the Mascot files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 years ago
100 Years Ago
March 26, 1920
S.S. Hofteig, Jr. who sold his farm here some time ago, has, we are told, bought a farm in Manitoba and expects to move there soon.
T.P. Culshaw and Ben Borson attended the Republican presidential convention at St. Paul last Saturday.
Herman Josephson and H.S. Johnson, of Limestone, left this locality several days ago for Glenboro, Man., where they have bought land.
Otto Hein has bought the residence he now occupies from the Midland Lumber Co. This is what is known as the old J.C. Peterson residence. Mr. Hein is a manager of the Midland yard here.
For two weeks The Mascot has been reaching its readers a day late because the power plant has been on the bum in both instances. We have been ready to go to press at the usual hour both times but there has been no chance to turn a wheel. For the last fortnight the power and light service has been the “worst ever” and people have reached the very end of endurance.
75 Years Ago
March 23, 1945
Seven in Service
The seventh member of his family to go into the service, Thomas Ahern, 18, of Taunton, left Saturday for New York to report for duty with the United States Maritime Service. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Garret F. Ahern. He has five brothers in the U.S. Army and a sister serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. John Goedert received a letter last Friday from their son, Pvt. William Goedert, who was wounded in action in Germany, December 18th. The letter was written at a hospital in England and William told his parents that, although he was paralyzed from the waist down, he had been sitting up a little and expected to be moved to the states soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vlaminck received a letter from their son, Pvt. Jerard, telling that he had been wounded in Manila, February 14. The Vlaminck’s also received a telegram from the War Department this week informing them that their son had been wounded.
50 Years Ago
March 26, 1970
Girl and Boy Staters Named
Announcements were made by the Minneota American Legion post and the Auxiliary of the selection of the 1970 delegates to Girls State and Boys State this summer. They are Joyce VanMoorlehem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph VanMoorlehem and Marc Johnson, son of Superintendent and Mrs. Ralplh Larson. Alternate delegates named were Laurie Wigness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wigness, and Paul Fixen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fixen.
Arlen Blumeyer, who has held a position with the State Bank of Taunton for the past four years, is leaving there in May 1 and will be going to Mapleton, Minnesota. He has accepted a post with the Mapleton insurance agency.
Bank Post Here
Del Lamphere, associated with the First State Bank of Minneota for the past 16 years, will move to St. Cloud, April 1, where he will assume a position with the Plaza State Bank at Waite Park. Lamphere is assistant cashier and insurance manager of the Minneota bank.
Named Member of
Miss Laurie Wigness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wigness of Minneota, has been selected a member of the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.
Don Geurts, Minneota, a student attending the Canby Area Vocational-Technical School, is a member of the parliamentary procedures team which placed second in the Minnesota Education Association’s fourth annual leadership conference held in the Twin Cities recently.
25 Years Ago
March 22, 1995
Building being demolished
An old building on the Main Street of Taunton is being removed to make way for the construction of a new banking facility by the State Bank of Taunton. The structure being removed has been known as the “old K & K building”, and it housed various businesses over the years.
Officials of the Minnesota Department of Health(MDH) are investigating an outbreak of invasive streptococcal disease in portions of Goodhue and Olmstead counties.
Junior High musicians
Some junior high students at Minneota Public School enjoyed the opportunity of joining with other students in a Choir and Band Festival at Luverne. The Students were Amanda Hammerstrom, Breanne Larson, Alisha Larson, Amanda Pesch, Jessica Koppien, Julie Thostenson, Sarah Schreier, Angela Teigland, Stephanie Johnson, Scott Anderson, Wade Skaar and Jordan Schaeffer.