From the Mascot Files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 Years Ago
100 Years Ago
(April 8, 1921)
is Supreme Court Judge
Judge Oscar Hallam of the Minnesota Supreme Court, has been secured for the commencement address at Minneota High School this spring. The date for the commencement has been set for May 30. Judge Hallam is a very popular man and has been much in demand for speaking dates and Minneota is fortunate in securing him.
Victory Medals await
deserving Minneota men
The U.S. Recruiting Station in Minneapolis informed the Mascot that there does not seem to be any great demands for Victory Medals among the servicemen of Minneota. They say that only 18 men from Minneota have applied for the medal, but that nearly 150 men here are entitled to one.
Early Minneota settlers
move to Watertown, SD
Mr. and Mrs. P.R. Myers have sold their home to H.G. Swoboda and are about to move to Watertown, South Dakota. The Myers are among the earliest settlers of this community. They have worked hard and have gone through all the hardships that we hear the pioneers tell about. They have always enjoyed the respect and friendship of all their neighbors and associates.
75 Years Ago
(April 12, 1946)
school bond issue
Members of Minneota Businessmen's Association, meeting at the high school Tuesday evening, voted unanimously in favor of a bond issue which the local board of education plans on putting before the residents of this village in the near future. They also voted unanimously in favor of a motion asking the Village Council to secure federal funds, which are now available without interest, to pay for an engineering survey of the sewage system here.
31 men from county
called for induction
Thirt-one men from Lyon County have been ordered to report for induction into the armed services on Wednesday, April 24, and 12 will report for pre-induction physical examination on Wednesday, April 17, according to a release from the local draft board. These men have been ordered for pre-induction physical examination.
Locy's Variety Store
sold to Claron Roberg
Claron Roberg, a recently discharged serviceman, bought Locy's Variety Store from Julius Locy last week and took possession on Monday morning. Mr. Locy sold only the variety portion of his business and will continue to operate the photography studio which he had been conducting in conjunction with his store, but will move as soon as a new location can be secured. Mr. Roberg will call his business Chuck's Sales and Services and will handle radios and do electric appliance repairing in the near future.
50 Years Ago
(April 8, 1971)
10 get 'A' rating in
district music contest
Ten local high school students competing in the District 9 music contest at Marshall last Thursday earned 'A' ratings and will advance to the region/state competition on May 8 in Olivia. Those receiving 'A' ratings were: Laurie Wigness, vocal solo; Craig Jackson, vocal solo and saxophone solo; Robin Pesch, vocal solo; Jackson and Wigness, vocal duet; Terry Jennen and Marc Larson, vocal duet; Wigness, Pesch, Jackson, Larson, Jean Ufkin, Suzette Rye, Charles Dalager, Paul Eastwold, mixed octet; Jackson, Rye, John Moorse, Darlene Johnson, saxophone quartet; Wigness, Joan Olafson, Julie Seifert, Diane Applewick, flute quartet; and Ufkin, Kathy Tillemans, Diane Fier, Carol Fier, clarinet quartet.
Pennings, Fox named
Boys, Girls Staters
Margaret Pennings, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Pennings, and Dennis Fox, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fox, were named the local American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Girls and Boys Staters, respectively. Suzette Rye is the girls alternate and Kevin Schwartz is the boys alternate.
Local FFA team
advances to state
The Minneota Farm Management team won the regional competition on March 22 and earned the right to compete in the state meet in early May. The three students making up the farm management team are: Kenneth Skaar, Vincent Buysse and Paul Fixen. Teams from six FFA organizations competed in the regional contest held in Renville.
25 Years Ago
(April 10, 1996)
Welsh named Boys
State rep for Ghent
Travis Welsh, the son of Tom and Cindy Welsh of Ghent, has been named the Boys State representative of Pot #564 in Ghent. Mike DeSutter, Commander of the Ghent Post, made the announcement this week. The alternate boy has yet to be named. Welsh is a junior at Minneota High School. The 48th annual Boys State program will be held June 9-15 in Northfield.
Bike Rodeo to
be held April 13
Children of the community are reminded of the Bike Rodeo that is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. Those interested in participating should meet at the parking lot by the City Offices at 10 a.m. The session should conclude at 11:30 a.m. The Bike Rodeo is sponsored by the Minnesota McGruff program, Hazel Run Jolly Workers, 4-H Club, Minneota Jaycees and Minneota FLA.
Sussner sets records
in scoring, rebounding
Jodi Sussner set new basketball records in both scoring and rebounding at Minneota High School. The senior was named to the Camden Conference All-Conference team, as well as the All-Area team for her well-rounded play. Sussner became the school's all-time scoring leader with 1,123 points and all-time rebound leader with 1,160.
On this day in U.S. History
1819 - The first successful agricultural journal, “American Farmer”. first publishes.
1827 - U.S. inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils.
1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia during U.S. Civil War.
1917 - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Montana) begins her term as first woman member of U.S. House of Representatives.
1917 - President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany.
1932 - Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for his kidnapped son.
1942 - USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 departs from San Francisco.