Petra Hoff and her chickens near Minneota, circa 1900. Submitted photo.

From the Mascot Files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 Years Ago

100 Years Ago
August 13, 1920

Muske and Williams now have the agency for the Page car. The first man to purchase one of these cars was Jack Culshaw.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingjaldur Arnason have received a message from the government that the remains of their son, Olafur, who died in service in France, will arrive in New York about August 15th and will be sent to Minneota.

75 Years Ago
August 10, 1945

Post Office Rating
Minneota’s post office has been advanced from third to a second class post office with a few changes in regulations, Staney Josephson, acting postmaster, announced this week.

Troubled Waters
Return the Dough
While Roy Zamault was fishing on Papoose lake his billfold edged unobtrusively out of his hip pocket and went for a little plunge on its own, taking along $50 in currency and the railroad tickets intended to get Mr. and Mrs. Zumault back to their Missouri home.
Five hours after his return from the fishing trip, Mr. Zumault discovered the escape. Meantime a strong wind had lashed the lake into turbulent foam. But he went back with forlorn hope, and lo, sad and soggy on the sand, cast up by the stormy waves, was the billfold, contents intact. Whatever was cast upon the waters, the dough returned.

50 Years Ago
August 13, 1970

Minister Notes
50th Anniversary
Rev. Henry Albrecht, presently serving Bethlehem Lutheran congregation of Taunton, observed the 50th year of his entry into the ministry last Sunday morning. His son, Rev. Luther Albrecht of Ferguson, Missouri, preached the anniversary sermond during services Sunday morning and in the afternoon.

Nun Celebrates
Golden Jubilee
Sister Alphonsetta, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Nosbusch, former residents of the St. Leo community, and a sister of Mrs. John Lanners of Minneota, observed the 50th anniversary of her profession of religious life as a nun on August 8, at Good Counsel Academy, Mankato.

Fixen Attends FFA
Education Camp
Paul Fixen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fixen of rural Minneota, attended the five-day leadership session August 3-7 for state and district FFA officers and chapter presidents at the State Vocational Education camp at Arrowhead Lake at Britt, Minnesota.

Checking Map of
School Bus Routes
Mrs. Wynston Boe, secretary, and Ralph Larson, superintendent of the Minneota public schools, checked the bus route map in the latter’s office last Friday when preparing the schedule. Opening day of the 1970-71 school term is Wednesday, August 26. Supt. Larson estimates when 113 0f 14 buses which the district owns go out on their runs they will be transporting over 700 pupils to the Minneota schools.

25 Years Ago
August 9, 1995

New Civil Defense Director
Mayor Paul Larson is “swearing in” Rick Konold as Minneota’s new Civil Defense Director. Rick “takes over” the duties as Civil Defense Director from Don Full, who served Minneota in that capacity for many years.
Mayor Larson said: “Speaking for the City of Minneota, we would like to thank Don for all of the time and efforts that he has put in serving as our Civil Defense Director - it has been very much appreciated”.

A New Face In
The Community
Sister Carol Quinn, pictured above, is getting settled in at the St. Eloi Convent in Ghent. She is the new Parish Administrator for the Ghent parish and will be working with youth and adults in the area.

Anjie Finnegan Recognized
For Excellence
The University of St. Thomas presented awards, recognized scholarship winners and applauded its “best and brightest” undergraduates at an honors convocation May 14.
Anjanette Finnegan was honored for receiving a Research Assistantship in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota and her research presentation at the 1995 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Anjanette is the daughter of Ed and Ronette Finnegan of Minneota and a 1989 graduate of Minneota High School.

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