From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago- Sept. 18, 1942
Minneota loses to Hadley
About five or six hundred spectators watched breathlessly at Legion Field in Marshall on Sunday, when Minneota, held scoreless for nine innings by Hadley in play for seventh region baseball championship, put two men on bases and tried a squeeze play to tie the score 1-1. The play failed, however, and the game ended soon with Hadley the winners and representatives of this part of the state tournament which opened at Owatonna on September 16.
Boy killed by horse
John Green, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Green of Island Lake township, died Thursday morning, September 10, from internal hemorrhages resulting from the kick of a horse. He was injured while working in the field Wednesday.
Dr. J. M. Schulte, Minneota dentist, went to Fort Snelling where he will be sworn in as a first lieutenant in the army. James Buysse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Buysse, enlisted in the navy and Frank A. Josephson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Frank Josephson, enlisted in the air corps. They are now awaiting their call to training.
Amiret soldier killed
Mr. and Mrs. Perry J. Trout of Amiret received word last week that their son, Corporal Ralph E. Trout, had been killed by an accidental gunshot wound through the head. The death occurred September 7, but the telegram from officials did not reveal how or when the accident happened. Corporal Trout was stationed at Bergen Point near Bayonne, New Jersey.
50 Years Ago-Sept. 21, 1967
Thrown from horse, sustains broken arm
Dorothy Drown, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Drown of Minneota, broke her left arm and received a severe cut on her forehead on Sunday afternoon when a horse she was riding at the Nick Neisius home threw her.
Firemen called to farm and town fires
The Minneota Fire Department was called to two fires last week, one in the country and one in town on Wednesday and Saturday night. The fire fighters were called to the Roger Belaen farm home on Wednesday night, September 13, when a fire started on the ground around the gas barrels. It was reported that the children were playing with matches which ignited gas on the ground near the gas barrel. The Minneota Fire Department was called to the Gayle Bernardy home on Saturday night about 11:00 p.m. when a fire of undetermined origin started in their garage.
Married 50 years
Mr. and Mrs. John Bernardy observed their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday and were honored at a reception, given them by their children, in parlors of Hope Lutheran church.
Competing next week in market show
Steve Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Larson, will be the only 4-Her from this part of Lyon county competing in the State Market Livestock Show, September 25-27.
25 Years Ago-Sept. 16, 1992
Boxelder Bug Days Queen and Princesses
A new Queen and Princesses were crowned at the coronation on Saturday evening and they are: Princess Tawnya Fier, Princess Kari Severson and Queen Karin Anderson. These young ladies will represent Minneota in upcoming parades in the area.
Another new teacher at Public School
Mary Johnson of this community began her duties as the new EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disorders) teacher at Minneota Public School this week.
Consumer Judging Team places 6th
The Lyon County 4-H Consumer Judging Team placed 6th out of 16 teams participating at the State 4-H Consumer Judging Contest held at the 1992 Minnesota State Fair. Judging involved decision-making for a variety of consumer situations. Team members included Coach Shirley Anderson, Lyon County Extension Agent, Georgia Muedeking of Tracy, Kayla Ahern of Taunton, Lori Laleman of Minneota, and Shannon Tanghe of Marshall. Out of the 49 participants, Ahern placed 12th and Muedeking 16th.
Doug Loyson earns spot on club board
Doug Loyson will have his name added to the “Hole-in-One” plaque that hangs in the Countryside Golf Club, after attaining that unusual feat on August 30. Doug sunk his tee-off shot on the No. 3 hole of the course, using his trusty 9-iron. He was golfing with Chanine Hennen and Josh Nuytten. Doug is a Junior at Minneota High School and is the son of Wally and Ann Loyson of rural Ghent.