This postcard, postmarked July 23, 1916, was sent by former Minneota resident Jane Finnell to a friend in Marshall. It is now part of the Lyon County Historical Museum's collection. The postcard reads: "I supose(sp) you have heard that Jane has left town. I wish you would write and tell me how everybody is doing down there. I am cooking here & it is a good hot job - don't just know how soon will be at home. Good by(sp) with love, Jane."

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

100 Years Ago
(March 25, 1921)

Board of Education
says no music teacher
The local Board of Education has decided to engage no special music teacher for the coming year. This is done because of the high cost of conducting the school and the necessity for economizing wherever possible.

Minneota Band gives
concert at Rex Theatre
The Minneota Band gave a concert at the Rex Theatre last week, in connection with a movie show that was put on by the management of the theatre. As usual, the band appeared to take good advantage of the large gathering and succeeded to satisfy the audience,

75 Years Ago
(March 29, 1946)

Flemming honored
as an Eagle Scout
Harvey Flemming of Minneota received his Eagle Award at Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremonies held at the high school gymnasium on Tuesday evening. A total of 26 Minneota boys have now received Eagle awards since the troop was organized 18 years ago. During the ceremony, Flemming was called before the court and his mother pinned the medal on him. In return, Flemming presented his mother with a miniature Gold Eagle pin.

Dr. Schulte discharged;
resumes practice here
Dr. John M. Schulte, recently discharged from the Armed Forces, announced that he will resume his dental practice on April 1, in his former location in the Farmers and Merchants Bank building here. Dr. Schulte served 40 months in the Army Air Force, performing operative, surgical, prosthetic and administrative duties. Until living quarters are available, Dr. and Mrs. Schulte and their family are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Anderson.

Three runaway boys
only make it to Porter
Three young Minneota lads skipped school and set out Wednesday with a goal of making it to Canby that night, and then planned to head to North Dakota the next day. They had a goal in mind of seeing the country. The unnamed boys, ages 10 to 12 had less than 50 cents among them. They hitched a ride to Taunton, and then hitched another ride to Porter. While walking through Porter, the boys met Mrs. C.M. Hanson, a former Minneota resident, who called their parents. Mrs. Hanson invited the boys to her house for supper, where they were picked up and brought back home.

50 Years Ago
(March 25, 1971)

Six youths arrested
for break-ins here
Lyon County Sheriff John Tomasek told the Mascot Wednesday that six youths of the Minneota community have been arrested in connection with break-ins in this village during the past several months. Juvenile court action is pending at the this time. The six are charged with breaking into the residences of John Kompelien, Robert Flemming and Don Hoberg, and also at the Chicago Northwestern depot, Jerry's Supply and Hobby Shop and Dero Chevrolet Co.

Four receive awards
at local FFA banquet
Paul Fixen was presented the Star Chapter Farmer Award, Jerry Vlaminck was given the chapter's Honorary Chapter Farmer Award, and Bryce Kosmalski was given the Honorary Chapter Greenhand Ward during the Future Farmers of America banquet last Thursday evening. Becky Thompson was chosen by the local chapter as the FFA Sweetheart.

Hope Lutheran sets date
for Father-Son Banquet
Ron Hanify, a coach at the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota, will be the main speaker at the Father and Son Banquet to be held at Hope Lutheran Church on March 29. Hanify will be assisted by a group of students from that school that will present traditional Native American dances. Dale Yost will be toastmaster. Superintendent Ralph Larson will speak on behalf of the fathers, while Marc Larson will speak for the sons.

25 Years Ago
(March 27, 1996)

Stiklestad chose as
Ghent Girls Stater
Nikole Stiklestad has been selected to represent Ghent's American Legion Auxiliary Post #564 in the Minnesota Girls' State program. Stiklestad is the daughter of Rick and Julie Stiklestad of Minneota and is a junior at Minneota High School. Girls' State will be held June 9-15 at Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN.

Spring storms blasts
across SW Minnesota
Despite the calendar saying it is spring, winter found its way to giving us one last punch this past Sunday. That punch closed schools in our area and dumped several inches of snow on the terrain. High winds accompanied the snowstorm. Farmers were beginning to get excited as the land was clear of snow and draining quite nicely. Predictions were for some precipitation in the form of rain or sleet.

Speech team wins
Sub-Section II title
The Minneota High School Speech team had a fantastic day at Dawson=Boyd High School on Saturday, taking first place in the Sub-Section II competition. Three individuals swept the top three places in Original Oratory; Laura Anderson was first, Jennifer Flood second and Anna Hagen third. The top four places in each category advance to the regionals April 13 at SWSU. A total of 19 Minneota team members advanced.

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