The winners of the sixth annual Minneota Amateur Golf Tournament, now called the Wynston Boe Tournament, posed after the tournament on July 29, 1972.

From the Mascot Files

100 Years Ago
June 16, 1922

Superintendent candidate
visits here on Monday
Mrs. John Wild of Minneapolis, a candidate for the job of superintendent of schools here, was in town on Monday interviewing the voters. Mrs. Wild was accompanied by her uncle, R.S. Thomas, who was a resident of this locality at one time but who is now living in Amiret.

Gieske return to
duties at local bank
Gordon Gieske has returned to his duties at the Farmers and Merchants National Bank here after six weeks of absence. Mr. Gieske has requested a leave of absence for personal reasons.

Berg to pick up
daughters in Tacoma
John E. Berg left for Tacoma, Wash. last week for a visit with his brother. He will stay out west for about a month before returning home. He will be accompanied by his daughters, Hazel and Esther, when he returns. Hazel and Esther have spent the past year teaching out west and are on now on a vacation in Alaska.

75 Years Ago
June 20, 1947

Stores to close at
5:30 starting Monday
Minneota stores and other business places will close their doors at 5:30 p.m. every day of the week but Saturday, starting Monday of next week. The new closing time was decided on at a meeting of the Minneota Businessmen's Association which was held at the public school Monday evening. The new store closing hour received a lot of discussion at the meeting; some members being against the early closing.

Fire causes damage
at local elevator tower
A fire of an undetermined origin caused some damage in the tower at the Eagle Roller elevator here last Thursday afternoon, but the blaze was quickly extinguished by the local fire department. Flames broke through the side of the elevator, near the top, but was put out before it gained much headway. Prompt action by the Minneota Fire Department and John Ousman, manager of the elevator, averted might have been a very serious fire had it gotten out of control.

Elsie Johnson named
band director here
Miss Elsie Johnson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson, has accepted the position of band director and will conduct at concerts on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Miss Johnson is majoring in music at St. Olaf College and is spending her summer vacation here. The band will play its first concert under her director on Saturday evening.

Richards is winner
of new car at Porter
Virgil Richards of Porter was named the winner of a new automobile given by the Porter Legion Post at a celebration held there last Friday and Saturday.

50 Years Ago
June 15, 1972

School board fills
two staff positions
The local school board filled two staff positions when it met for its regular monthly meeting Thursday night. Duane Velde was hired for the janitor position that was left vacant when James Altwood moved up to become head custodian when Delmar Friedrichs retired. The board approved a teaching contract for Mrs. Pamela Raeder of Minneota to teach home economics on a part-time basis. She will replace Mrs. Howard Bellows in this capacity. Mrs. Raeder is a graduate of South Dakota State University and has taught two years at Paynesville. The board also approved the purchase of a new riding lawn mower at its meeting.

Callens takes first place
at Inventors' Congress
A drill press, invented by Albert Callens, who lives southwest of Taunton, won first place, a trophy and a blue ribbon, at the annual Minnesota Inventors' Congress, which was held at Redwood Falls this past week. The drill press was entered in the tool division at the show.

Over 550 people
attend Iris Show
There were 388 entries in the Minneota Garden Club's Iris Show, which was staged here last Wednesday. A total of 79 people exhibited. There were 224 specimen stalks, 27 peony exhibits, 23 in the junior division, and 104 arrangements. Over 550 people attended the flower show this year. Grand champion awards went to Mrs. Floyd Schultz of Marshall, and Mrs. Anton Ufkin, Mrs. Ben Korman, and Miss Marikae Gregoire (children's division), all of Minneota.

Dr. Vandersluis earns
recognition award
Dr. Charles Vandersluis of Minneota recently received a physician's recognition award from the American Medical Association for 1971. Dr. Vandersluis' award stated: "In the pursuit of excellence in the profession of medicine has fulfilled the requirements for the Physicians Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education."

25 Years Ago
June 18, 1997

Rolle Bolle action
hits Minneota courts
If you have a rolle bolle and want to get it dusted off, head out to the Minneota Rolle Bolle Court on Madison Street on Monday nights for some good action. A "drive by" this past Monday night found several games of the Belgian sport in progress. The action looked good, and the courts are in good shape for the novice and experienced players.

Public meeting held
on release of R. Swan
The community is asked to come forward as a public meeting is being held in conjunction with the possible release of Robert Swan, a level 3 sex offender, from prison in early July. The public meeting is scheduled for July 19 in the Minneota High School gymnasium. A number of law enforcement officials, as well as Lyon County and State Corrections officers will be on hand. Everyone who attends will be able to ask questions of the officials that will take part at the meeting. Last August, five men from Faribault, Mower and Lyon Counties, including Swan, were arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct involving juvenile boys between the ages of 9 and 17. Swan, 68, a former Minneota resident, was charged with 54 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Groundbreaking held
for new St. Ed's addition
An official groundbreaking ceremony was held last Sunday morning after Mass at St. Edward's Catholic Church for the new addition. Participating in the groundbreaking were Gaston Vlaminck, Bob Boulton, Joyce Downing, Omer Laleman, Tony Traen, Joanne Coover, Glen Verschelde, Dr. R.C. Schulte and Father Gerald Hillesheim, all members of the St. Edward's Church Elevator Search Committees and Trustees.

Photo: The winners of the sixth annual Minneota Amateur Golf Tournament, now called the Wynston Boe Tournament, posed after the tournament on July 29, 1972. From left to right: Gary Swendsrud of Minneota, 8th Flight; Bill Huskamp, Minneapolis, 7th Flight; Francis Teerlinck, Ghent, 2nd Flight; Richard Chalmers, Red Wing, 6th Flight; A.J. Christianson, Minneota, 5th Flight; Duane Harms, Marshall, 1st Flight; Gary Spillum, Minneapolis, 4th Flight; James Dunn, Marshall, runner-up Championship Flight; Robert Nelson, Minneota, 3rd Flight; Dr. Jerry Hanson, Granite Falls, Championship Flight.

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