This battery strap is from the former Buysse Motors in Minneota where Bauer Automotive is now located.

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

100 Years Ago
(May 20, 1921)

Sunday day trains
to be discontinued
Beginning next Sunday, the Sunday day trains on this line will be discontinued. This will be no particularly great inconvenience to the public, though. These trains that come here on Sunday morning and leave her on Sunday night will continue to run as usual. Train service all over the country is being curtailed.

Free health inspections
at Dr. Sanderson's office
The Lyon County Public Health Association will hold a free clinic at Dr. Sanderson's office all day. Dr. Slater will examine the chest and Dr. Elmer Dahl will examine eyes, ears, nose and throat. These men are health experts in their line and examinations are free to all.

Frost finds one of
his pigs had no eyes
No one can accuse P.J. Frost running a "blind pig", but on these moonlit nights peculiar things happen and one sometimes runs into these sightless creatures in the most unexpected places. When Mr. Frost when out to feed his pigs the other morning, he found in the litter that had arrived during the night there was one pig without any eyes at all.

75 Years Ago
(May 24, 1946)

Creamery to continue
making butter here
The Minneota Cooperative Creamery is not going to stop making butter for local trade, but manager Melvin Hanson said they have enough coal on hand to last a long time. It had been rumored the first part of the week that the local creamery would cease manufacturing butter this week, and some persons had gone so far as to stock up on commodity.

New lumber yard
opening in Minneota
Reynold Johnson, who lives on a farm southwest of Minneota, has announced that he intends to open a new lumber yard here in the near future. He will erect buildings for his yard on the south edge of town just as soon as his material arrives. The lumber yard will be located just south of the Mike Foss residence, on lots Mr. Johnson purchased recently from O.H. Werpy.

Minneota track team
sends two to regionals
Donald Kjorness and James Sumption, local high school athletes, will enter the regional track meet being held in Montevideo this weekend. Donald is entered in the 100 and 220 yard dashes, while James is entered in the shot put, discus and high jump. First, second and third place winners in the regional will goup to the state meet in Minneapolis on June 1.

50 Years Ago
(May 20, 1971)

84 MHS seniors
to get diplomas
Eight-four members of the senior class of Minneota High School will receive diplomas at commencement exercises to be held on Thursday, May 27, but graduation week actually begins on Sunday evening with traditional Baccalaureate services.

Local VFW post
installs officers
The Minneota-Taunton VFW Post 5334 installed new officers at its monthly meeting last week with Mel Winter being installed as Commander. The other officers are: Tom Hovland, Vice Commander; Leslie Kaas, Junior Vice Commander; Mel Amundson, Judge Advocate; Leonard Boulton, Quartermaster; Allan Esping, Chaplain; Mel Hanson, Surgeon; and Vernon Sillman, Trustee.

Whipple named as
new basketball coach
Val Whipple, who has served as assistant basketball coach at Minneota the past three years, was named head coach for the coming school term by the Board of Education Tuesday evening. He will take the place of Keith Krommenhoek, who is leaving Minneota to take over similar duties in Hutchinson.

Larson, Muhl re-elected
to Board of Education
Voters of the local school district went to the polls in the annual election Tuesday evening and re-elected Raymond Larson and Carroll Muhl to the Board of Education. There were 153 ballots cast. Muhl received 144 votes and Larson received 142.

25 Years Ago
(May 22, 1996)

Berg named new
new Police Chief
Richard Berg assumed duties at the new Police Chief for the City of Minneota on Monday. Berg, 26, is originally from Fergus Falls and prior to accepting the Minneota job, was a member of the police department in Henning, Minnesota. He and his wife, Lisa, currently reside in Marshall while looking for housing in this community.

Jaycees announce
Sandbox Fill Day
The Minneota Jaycees have announced that the annual Sandbox Fill Day will be held on Saturday, June 1. Reservation must ne made ahead of time so that the proper amount of sand is delivered. The Jaycees will also build A sandbox for you if you are in need of one. Call this week or order your sand and/or sandbox.

Anderson, Larson to
compete in region golf
Court Anderson and Alisha Larson earned the right to compete in the Section 3 golf meet on May 29 at Marshall after qualifying through the sub-section meet. Anderson, a junior, placed sixth at sub-sections after carding a 75. Larson, a freshman, was sixth in sub-sections with a 95.

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