The Countryside Golf Club Ladies Tournament winners posed after the tournament on Aug. 24, 1997. Left to right: Wendy Larson, Championship Flight winner with a score of 84; Dorie Teigland, Championship Flight runner-up with an 87; and other flight winners were Lois Spanton, Bernie Janssen, Marney Gislason and Karen Van Keulen.

From the Mascot Files

100 Years Ago
June 23, 1922

Locals attend Icelandic
meeting held in ND
Rev. G.G. Guttormsson, Otto Anderson, G.B. Bjornson, P.P. Jokull and S.V. Josephson are attending the meeting of the Icelandic Lutheran Church of North America, which is being held this week at Mountain and Gardar, North Dakota.

Nelson family reunion
held here last Sunday
The children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Nelson of this city, had a family reunion at their home here last Sunday. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Heggeseth from near Minneota; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Olson, Miss Olga Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. Mose Heggeston, all of Walnut Grove.

75 Years Ago
June 27, 1947

Heavy rain causes
damage to pool
Children in this community, who signed up for Red Cross swimming lessons last spring, may receive their first instructions at the Camden pool on July 7. Recent rains have flooded the pool, doing some damage, but repairs are being made at the present time. It is estimated that it will cost $400 to put the pool in shape. When repairs have been completed the Camden pool will be open to swimmers from Minneota, Ghent, Taunton, Cottonwood, Lynd, Russell and Milroy.

Two local stores
having big sales
Two Minneota downtown stores, Roberg's and Gambles, have announced that they are holding big sales this week. Roberg's, who are discontinuing infants' wear, are offering this line of merchandise at big price cuts in order to make room for a larger stock of electrical appliances. The sale at Gambles will be storewide, with prices reduced on every item in the store.

Josephson, Josefson
named board directors
Stockholders of the Farmers and Merchants Supply Company, at their annual meeting last Saturday evening, re-elected August Josephson to the board of directors and named Joe Josefson to succeed H.K. Kvanbeck as a member of the board. H.J. Stassen was re-hired as manager of the elevator and William Grosser was re-hired as his assistant by the board of directors.

Cancer drive quota
expected to be met
H.W. Tillemans and E.M. Amundson, who are the chairmen of the local cancer drive, are confident that the $200 quota set for this community would be reached. Businessmen of Minneota have responded very well, the chairmen said, and there have been a number of voluntary contributions.

50 Years Ago
June 22, 1972

Hope Lutheran to
note centennial
Hope Lutheran Church of Minneota, formally founded on a farm near Minneota 100 years ago, is to note the centennial of its formation with festivities which are to begin Friday evening and continue through Sunday afternoon. The congregation is presently served by Rev. John R. Thorstensen, who came to Minneota in 1962. There will be a communion service and an ice cream social on Friday. On Saturday, a dessert luncheon, skits, activities, buffet-style dinner and reunion program are planned. A church service and dinner will be on Sunday.

Local farmer injured
in truck accident
Odillo VanDeelen of rural Minneota was injured in a one-truck accident near Taunton on Tuesday morning. VanDeelene was taken to the hospital in Ivanhoe by Minneota ambulance. He suffered back injuries in the accident. The Lyon County Sheriff's office reported that the mishap occurred one and a half miles north of Taunton around 12:15 a.m.

Moorse among six
4-Hers going to Capitol
Mary Ann Moorse of this city is among six 4-Hers representing Lyon County at the Youth Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D.C. on June 24-July 1. This is the seventh year Lyon County has participated in the program. Also attending will be Greg Boerboom of Marshall, Debra Bresczinski of Marshall, Karen DeMartelaere of Lynd, Rosemary Klein of Marshall, and Marcy Anderson of Garvin. The objectives of the short course include better understanding of our national heritage nd its relationships to contemporary problems.

25 Years Ago
June 25, 1997

Hope Lutheran to
celebrate 125th
Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota will be celebrating its 125th anniversary this weekend, June 28-29. Besides the actual services, the committee members have contacted former members and pastors, organized a cookbook, and tried to meet the needs of the entire congregation. The Centennial Committee has been led by Rita Dovre. Committee members include Allan Josephson, Roberta Josephson, Earl Skaar, and Linda Okrina. A pork barbecue and kids' carnival will be held on Saturday. A worship service will be followed by a noon meal on Sunday. Former pastor John Thorstensen will give the Message of Hope during the service.

Hail storm causes
crop damage in area
Hot and humid weather gave way to a late afternoon storm on Saturday, June 22 that hit the area hard. Large hail pounded the area south of Minneota, completely stripping fields of crops. The hail damage could be seen on County Road 3, beginning around Hemnes Lutheran Church. At the Norman Larson farm, rain and winds pushed the water through the fields so quickly that corn stalks were washed into culverts, completely plugging them.

Community attends
notification meeting
Many community members attended a notification meeting at the high school, listening to experts talk about sexual offenders and the release of Robert Swan back into this community after his incarceration. One side of the gymnasium was filled with community members of all ages. Swan is a Level-3 sex offender and will soon be ready for release into the public. A team of authorities were on hand to educate the community and answer any questions. Others speaking included William Alexander of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Lyon County Attorney Rick Maes, and New Horizons Crisis Center Executive Director Shelly Hilton.

This Day in History
June 23

1972 - President Nixon signs Title IX barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

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