Lyon County Fair in Marshall in 1960.

From the Mascot Files

100 Years Ago
August 6, 1920

G.F. Ahern, who has been at Valleytown, Mont., for some tome has arrived in Taunton, where he has accepted the position of cashier of the State Bank of Taunton.

This locality, speaking generally, has harvested this year one of the very best crops of oats in its history. Wheat is a light crop, but corn, where not drowned, is promising.

Transient harvest hands are demanding seven dollars per day, including, of course board and lodging. This is equal

W.G. Seals and daughter arrived here from Florida last Friday and spent a day as guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Seals. W.G. Seals is a son of T.D. Seals and this was his first visit to Minneota. He had not seen his father since he was a little boy.

75 Years Ago
August 3, 1945

Police Chief
Kenneth Cruse was appointed police chief by the Village Council at a special meeting of that body held last Thursday evening.

T/4 Leon Krohling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Krohling, who has been overseas for the past several months, and who is now with the army of occupation was recently given a furlough which he spent in London. While strolling down one of the streets of the city he met Sgt. Arlene Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hanson.

Buys Cafe In Canby
John Eischens, what at one time operated a cafe in Taunton, has purchased Lund’s Cafe in Canby, which had been operated by Orren Lund. Mr. and Mrs. Eischens operated a cafe at Taunton for three years and for the past two years have been operating a tavern in Minneapolis which Mr. Eischens sold recently.

Sgt. Was Followed
By Mail Train
St. Louis Park - Sgt. Edwin R. Renner went overseas in August 1944. In April 1945 he got his first mail - 300 pieces of it. With an engineer outfit, he moved fast and in six months accumulated three battle stars and spent some time in a hospital.

Jerard Vlaminck Discharged
Jerard Vlaminck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vlamick, arrived home on Wednesday of last week having received an honorable discharge from the United States Army after 16 months’ service with the 511th Parachute infantry. He received his discharge on July 23 at Camp Carson, where the treatment was excellent, he said. While he was in the Army, Vlaminck was awarded the Paratroops Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Arrowhead and Battle Star for action in the Phillippines.

50 Years Ago
August 6, 1970

Three Selected For
Citizenship Seminar
For the past six years the West Otter Tail county Farm Bureau has been sponsoring Young People’s Citizenship Seminars. This year the seminar will be held at Spitzer Lake, Inspiration Point Bible Camp from August 3-7. Phyllis Heggeseth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Heggeseth, Minneota, Allen Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Reed of Cottonwood, and Larry Gee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gee, of Cottonwood, are the Lyon county youth who will be in attendance.

Remember When
For local ambulance service call telephone number 7511 and in case of fire call telephone number 2424.

Former Resident Gets
Community Post
Donald Teigland, a former resident of the community and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. M . A. Teigland, has been picked new employee relations counselor for Rock Island (Iowa) and Scott County (Iowa) United Community Services. Teigland grew up in this community, is a brother of Mrs. Ray Myrvik and Garfield Teigland and graduated from the local high school with the class of 1930.

25 Years Ago
August 2, 1995

New Pastor At Home In
St. Paul’s Parsonage
Pastor Larry Tchijik and his wife Inna and son Dennis are now at home in the St. Paul Lutheran parsonage. He will serve the St. Paul, Hemnes and Spring Creek parishes for the next two years as part of his educational experience through Luther Northwestern Seminary. The family comes to us from the Ukraine, and are filled with stories of the differences in our culture from what they grew up with.

Getting A Fresh Coating
The Minneota sign on Highway 68 is getting a fresh coat of paint this week thanks to thee Minneota Lions Club. Herb Pagel was painting on the lettering, and others to help with the project inclued Vince LeGare and Jon Lien. The sign lauds the Minneota Viking football team, and their three State Championships in the mid 80’s.

New Agent Introduced
To Area
An Open House in planned for Thursday, August 3rd, at Doyle Insurance Services to formally introduce Keith Doyle to the Minneota community. Keith is a son of Cecil and Kris Doyle, who operate Doyle Insurance Services.

Delivering Rededication
The Rev. Stefan Guttormsson of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, presented the Rededication sermon of the Lincoln County Icelandic Lutheran Church, which was recently moved to the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum in Hendricks. The Church was moved in March of 1994 from the location where it had resided, south and west of Minneota, to Hendricks where it under went extensive restoration.

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