From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-Nov. 13, 1942
Lyon county is sending another large contingent of selectees for examination and induction at Fort Crook, Nebraska next Thursday, November 19. They will report at the New Atlantic hotel in Marshall at 7 a.m. and will be sent to Fort Crook from there. The following from Minneota are named: Hilbert Leroy Huso, Elvin Joseph Moseng, John Bernard Kiley, Charles Bernard Hamerlinck, John Newbold Smith, Marvin Orien Skogen.
To teach soldiers
Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Peterson of Winona were Minneota visitors this week with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Peterson and other relatives. Martin, who has had a radio hobby for years alongside his trade as a baker, and who has held a short wave broadcaster’s license, has volunteered as a civilian teacher in the army. He is on his way to Chicago, from where he will be sent to St. Louis for three months’ training as an instructor in the army air forces technical school.
A simple parsonage wedding on November 11th united in marriage Miss Judith Broughton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anoton K. Broughton of Westerheim, and Private Arvid Bjornebo of Cottonwood.
50 Years Ago-Nov. 16, 1967
Firemen answer grass fire calls
The high winds on Saturday gave the Minneota Fire Department a “merry chase”. On Saturday morning, the first call was to the Lawrence Wyffels farm when a road ditch that Mr. Wyffels was burning got out of control. The only damage there was a REA pole that was partly burned. On Saturday afternoon about 2:45 the call came in to northwest of town when Walter VanOverbeke had been burning on Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning, and some railroad ties caught fire and with the wind coming up it jumped the railroad track and the highway and burned the grass for about on-half mile.
Here is what is playing at the Canby Theater: “C’mon, Let’s Live a Little” with Bobbie Vee “You Only Live Twice” with Sean Connery as James Bond Former resident dies in Detroit Clifford S. Hanson of Detroit, Michigan, brother of Orvin C. (Ole) Hanson of this community died at Detroit on November 5th 1967. He had been employed by the Chrysler Corp. for about 28 years or more.
25 Years Ago-Nov. 11, 1992
Big smiles of gratitude
Alice Downing and Lois Schultz were all smiles as they organized the food donations for the Lyon County Food Shelf.
A surge of Vikings
Captains Jon Konold and Jason Myhre were swamped with their teammates as the Section 4 C Championship trophy was awarded last Friday night at Tyler. The Vikings are 10-1 at this point in the season, and take on Mankato Loyola on the home field this Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Local man lucky winner of truck
Glenn Johnson, a farmer in the Minneota area, was the lucky winner of this garnet-colored 1992 GMC Jimmy truck as the result of the contest he entered. Glenn picked up trivia questions from the KSTP (Ch. 5) booth at the Minnesota State Fair this fall. There were eight questions pertaining to Minnesota historical events or places. Each week, answers tot the questions were given during the Minnesota Time Travel stories on KSTP’s 6 & 10 p.m. news broadcasts, at which Jason Davis is the reporter. Glenn sent in his answers, which were all correct, and he was one of 152 to have a perfect entry. His name was drawn as the lucky winner of the truck at the Grand Opening of the Minnesota Historical Center in St. Paul on October 17.
Edith Hegg has many interesting stories to tell about her recent trip to Germany. She enjoyed visiting with her daughter and family, and was delighted to find her sister whom she had not seen for the past 37 years. Edith Hegg was born near Munich and came to the United States in 1956 with her husband. She left her mother and sister in Germany, her sister being only six years old at the time. She corresponded with her mother through the mail, but lost contact with her sister when her mother passed away. Edith has six daughters, and one of them happens to be married to a serviceman, Edith’s daughter, Bonnie Teloar and her husband Chad, live in Berlin where he is stationed with the United States Army.