The 1920 Taunton town baseball team. Player identifications not available.

From the Mascot Files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 Years Ago

100 Years Ago
(Jan. 4, 1921)

Belgian farmer, local
girl exchange vows
Edmund Vanderostyne and Emma Watermulen exchange wedding vows last week at St. Edward's Church in Minneota. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Father W.J. Stewart. Bernard Vanderostyne, the brother of the groom, was the best man. Eliza DeCock, a cousin to the bride, was maid of honor. Vanederostyne recently came here from Bruge, Belgium and now manages the Salmon Brothers farm.

Young woman dies
of heart ailment
Emma Augusta (Berg) Hanson, the wife of Marvin Hanson and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Berg of Minneota died at age 23 from what was determined to be valvular leakage of the heart. Emma had been ill all summer and was sent to various doctors to seek relief from her ailment. She was survived by her husband and an infant daughter.

75 Years Ago
(Jan. 4, 1946)

Record number of
hogs go to market
The largest number of hogs ever brought into Minneota by farmers in this territory were handled at the stockyards here Wednesday when pork producers in the surrounding area markets 1,151 porkers. W.P. Tillemans and his sons paid out $46,187.85 for the hogs, which weighed a total of 327,005 pounds. It was by far the largest single day's business in more than 50 years that Mr. Tillemans has been buying hogs here.

4 firms donate to
community building
With $2,000 donated by four local businesses toward the erection of a community building here, members of Minneota's American Legion Post building committee were making plans this week to continue soliciting additional funds in this village next week. Minneota firms which donated $500 each to the building fund were the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Geiwitz and Company, O.G. Anderson and Company, and V.V. Gislason.

Jaschke purchases
local grocery store
John J. Jascke, who recently returned to his home here after serving in the U.S. Navy for three years, became the owner of Dahlmann's Grocery this week. The deal was completed on Wednesday morning when he took possession of the business. Sale of the grocery by Christine Dahlmann leaves Minneota without a Dahlmann in business for the first time since her father started a confectionary and cafe about 60 years ago.

Man applies for
open justice spot
Minneota, which has been without a Justice of the Peace for some after no one ran for the position in the November election, recently had an applicant for the position. Samuel S. Dropsite of Arizona wrote to the City Council that he would take the job if approved.

50 Years Ago
(Dec. 31, 1970)

Robin spends winter
time in Minneota
A robin that didn't feel the need to fly south for the winter has been spending the winter at the home of Dr. J.M. Schulte in Minneota. The bird has been living on red berries from a flowering crab and spending nights in an evergreen tree on the Schulte property. He occasionally flies around the neighborhood, but always returns to the tree.

Amundson retiring
from bank post
Edward M. Amundson, who came to the First State Bank in Minneota bank from the Bank of Ivanhoe in 1928 and has risen from the position of teller to that of vice president and member of the board of directors, announced that he will retire as of Jan. 1, 1971. The public is invited to a farewell coffee party that will be held today during regular banking hours.

Nine locals attend
NFO Convention
Nine people from the area were among 12,500 delegates to attend the National Farmers Organization (NFO) Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky, recently. The nine were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arndt of Echo, Mr. and Mrs. John Grengs of Taunton, Bernard Sturm of Minneota, John Kerkvliet of Cottonwood, Milton Jacobson of Clarkfield, Edward Caron of Ghent, and Daniel Gregoire of Marshall.

25 Years Ago
(Jan. 3, 1996)

Ghent to host
U of M Swine Day
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Lyon County Pork Producers will sponsor their annual Swine Day program on Jan. 10 at the St. Eloi Elementary School in Ghent. Topics to be discussed will be networking strategies in swine production, grower contracts with producers, and principles of odor reduction.

Wrestlers fifth in
St. James tourney
Minneota won one of three matches in a strong St. James wrestling tournament this past weekend and finished in fifth place. The Vikings lost to Canby 27-22 and to Scott West 47-10. They defeated St. Cloud Tech 33-21. Waylon Leo at 103 pounds was the lone Minneota wrestler to win all three of his matches. Kris Fier, Mark Myrvik, Josh Sanow, Scott Fier and Kurt Gillund all went 2-1.

Jaycees will pick
up holiday trees
The Minneota Jaycees will do the community a real service when they pick up Christmas trees on Saturday. Residents are asked to place their tree near the curb by noon. The Jaycees will also accept donations of non-perishable food items to be given to the Community Food Shelf. The food items can be placed near the tree and the Jaycees will deliver the items for you.

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