This photo of the former Ted's Bar in Ghent (now KB's Bar & Grill) won third prize in the Belgian-American Days Historical Photo contest. It was submitted by Ted DeRoode, the owner of the former establishment, who is pictured standing behind the bar.

From the Mascot Files

100 Years Ago
(Sept. 15, 1922)

Rev. Olafson, son
spend 4 days here
Rev. K.K. Olafson and his son, Erling, of Mountain, ND, came here last Friday and remained until Monday. Rev. Olafson occupied the pulpit in the Icelandic Church Sunday morning and he also spoke at a businessmen's luncheon at the Hotel Pacific on Monday evening. Rev. Olson was on his way to Northfield where his son goes to college at St. Olaf.

Boulton wins prizes
for hogs at State Fair
J.A. Boulton returned with his Chester White prize winners from the Minnesota State Fair last Tuesday. He said that he had a fine trip and received prize money enough to pay all expenses. He has exhibited at state fairs in North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota, and many times at county fairs.

Gislason makes land
business trip to Canada
B.B. Gislason traveled to Glenboro, Manitoba on land business Monday. This is the first Canadian trip he has made in a long time and is one more indication of the revival that is gradually coming to the land business.

75 Years Ago
(Sept. 19, 1947)

Five injured in
two-car accident
Five people were injured on Tuesday when two cars crashed head-on on Highway 19, at what is called "Sook's Corner" about 14 miles southwest of Minneota. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m.. Father S.F. Dobrinski, his mother Mrs. Mary Dobrinski, his sister, Mrs. John S. Pukrop, all of Ivanhoe, and two young men from Marshall were involved in the accident and were all injured. The Ivanhoe people were brought to the Tyler Hospital. Father Dobrinksi, who was driving, was injured about the head and chest. Mrs. Dobrinski, 84, suffered a broken pelvis and a fractured arm and leg. Mrs. Pukrop was injured internally. The men were not injured as badly and were not hospitalized.

Farm youth injured
when tractor tips
Roger Dwire was badly hurt Friday evening when a tractor tipped over on him. Roger and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Dwire, were visiting at the John Geurts home. Two sons of Mr. Geurts and Roger were coming home from the field, all in the tractor, when they hit a straw pile bottom. The tractor overturned onto all three boys. The Geurts brothers managed to crawl out, but Roger was pinned under and another tractor was used to pull the machine off him. Roger fractured his arm near the shoulder.

Bjornson speech at
hospital benefit here
A crowd which filled the main floor of the auditorium at the local high school Tuesday evening heard a stirring address by Valdimar Bjornson, native of this community now living in Minneapolis. The program was arranged and sponsored by members of the Ladies' Aid of the local Icelandic Lutheran Parish with proceeds from the benefit going to a fund to be used for furnishing rooms in the Minneota Community Hospital that is to be built here.

50 Years Ago
(September 14, 1972)

Kiley's Easter lily
blooms in September
Like most bulbs, Easter lilies are planted in the fall and emerge in the spring. James P. Kiley, who lives east of Minneota, showed off an Easter lily at his farm that bloomed in September. He received the bulb from V.V. Gislason at Easter time and Kiley decided to plant it in June when the weather was right.

Boe wins men's
golf club title here
Wynston Boe won the championship flight in the Countryside Golf Club men's tournament last Sunday. There were 72 golfers participating in the tournament, the largest number in the club's history. John Canton was runner-up in the championship flight. Other flight winners were: John Rutter, First Flight; Francis Teerlinck, Second Flight; Richard Magnuson, Third Flight; Ed Duthoy, Fourth Flight; Theodore Sanders, Fifth Flight; Richard Boyer, Sixth Flight; Pete VanVooren, Seventh Flight; and Les Arneson, Eighth Flight.

Vikings to play
in new conference
The Minneota Vikings football team will be playing in a new conference this season. They will play in the Star Conference. The Vikings play at Adrian in the season opener Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Curbside mail to
begin on Saturday
Villagers of Minneota, who have always wanted to have their mail delivered to curbside, will have their wishes fulfilled Saturday when the local post office begins curbside, not city carrier, mail deliver here on two routes. All residents need to do is call the post office, make a change of address to Route One or Route Two, and erect postal approved mailboxes at their curbs.

25 Years Ago
(Sept. 17, 1997)

Local students earn
banner from MSHSL
The Minnesota State High School League and Jostens, Inc., have come out with a program that rewards students for high scholastic achievement in the classroom while being involved in extra-curricular activities. During the past year, the Minneota students achieved such high marks that the school received a Spotlight Scholastic banner, which will be hung in the high school gym.

Senior dining back
at the Senior Center
Senior Center coordinator Joanne Myrvik recently announced that Senior Dining will return for the month of September. Senior Nutrition Services of Western Community Action will sponsor the program and said that new senior diners will receive one complimentary meal ticket. Seniors age 60 and over are eligible and are asked to contribute whatever fits their budget. The meals are prepared at the Minneota Manor Health Care Center and then transported by special carriers to the Senior Center.

Bus drivers cited
for safe driving
This is Bus Safety Week and Minneota school bus drivers are being cited for their excellent driving record. At the school board meeting, it was noted that our school buses received the highest rating possible when they were inspected this fall. The drivers are Charlie Hettling (Bus Maintenance Manager and driver), Sam Smith, Sandi Smith, Lyall Gislason, Rita Bottelberghe, Jeff Hennen, Fran DeSmet and Linda Canton.

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