Main Street Minneota in 1914.

From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago

75 Years Ago-Sept. 25, 1942

Doubles money

Less than one hundred dollars turned over and doubled in six months is the way ten-year-old Allan Josephson does business. The successful young farmer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abo Josephson and raised a litter of ten pigs this summer, selling them on September 21st at $14.25. A careful feeding record was kept to show results of fattening on rations of corn and water, with common pasture and hog balancer. The profit on ten hogs was $215.67 or $21.57 per pig. Not bad.

Mother, infant die

Mrs. Alfred Stinger of Marshall (nee Bertha Houschild) died Monday, Sept. 14 at a hospital there following the birth of a baby girl on Sept. 9. The baby, Barbara Alice, passed away shortly after birth, and the mother succumbed to convulsions and complications. She was 34 years of age.


Arby E. Wigness of Los Angeles, California, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wigness and Miss Leona C. Quall of Montevideo, were united in marriage in Yuma, Arizona on August 30. The Rev. Anderson performed the double ring ceremony at Yuma’s wedding chapel.

Limestone Folks Mark Anniversary

On Sunday evening, Sept. 20, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jerzak entertained their many relatives, friends and neighbors, the occasion being their 25th wedding anniversary. The evening was spent dancing, with music furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ratajzak. During the evening, refreshments were served and at midnight a delicious lunch was served to the crowd which consisted of about 350 people.

50 Years-Ago Sept. 28, 1967

Minneota man killed

A 69-year-old Minneota man. C. J. Wyffels, feed delivery man for Merritt’s Farm Store, was struck by a car and killed instantly late Monday afternoon just after he stepped from the pickup truck which he was driving to visit some friends in a field nearby. Driver of the second vehicle was James Arnold Brewers, 18, of rural Minneota, who was coming home from classes at the Canby vocational school. Brewers was not injured nor was his car damaged. The accident happened about 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon on a gravel road two and a half miles northeast of Ghent.

Ordination rites Sunday for Orsen

Dennis Orsen, son of Mrs. Ethelyn Orsen of rural Minneota, will be ordained into the office of the holy ministry Sunday afternoon, October 1 at 2:30 p.m., at Hope Lutheran church.

Married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sovell observed their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday and were honored at an open house reception at the St. Edward’s church parlors.

Seven from Lincoln at livestock show

Seven Lincoln county 4-H members are exhibiting at the 49th annual State 4-H Market Livestock Show this week, September 25-27, at the fairgrounds at St. Paul, it was stated by County Agent Arnold Classen. Entered in the market lamb division is Douglas Madsen of the Marble-Alta Vista club, showing a Southdown wether; Michael Fier, also of the Marble-Alta Vista club has his Chester White market barrow. The five market steer exhibitors are Marc Arens of Lake Stay club with an Angus; Dale Arens of Lake Stay with a Hereford and Leslie Johnson and Gary Hawks of New Grove and Harvey Syltie of Marble-Alta Vista all with Shorthorn steer.

25 Years Ago-Sept. 23, 1992

State poster contest winners

Beth Hoffman presents checks to Chris Schreiber and Val Schreiber for their winning posters in the Catholic Order of Foresters State poster contest. Beth is the Catholic Order of Foresters Director for St. Edward’s Court.

Football Co-Captains

Jon Konold and Jason Myhre are the co-captains of this year’s football team. Konold is a wing back on the offensive unit and a free safety on the defensive team. Myhre plays right tackle on the offensive line and is a middle linebacker on the defensive unit. Both are Seniors at Minneota High School and help to make the “big plays” on the football field.

Team captain

Stephanie Ekstrom is the Playing Captain of this year’s volleyball team. Each week, another of the Seniors serves as a captain with Steph, which allows all of the Seniors to have the leadership role among their teammates.

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