Members of the Minneota Rotary Club participated in a threshing bee at Virgil Thompson’s farm in this 1965-71 photo.

From the Mascot files

100 Years Ago
(Sept. 22, 1922)

Canada woman to
lecture at Rex Theatre
Miss Thorstina Jackson of Winnipeg, a graduate of the University of Manitoba and a post-graduate of Columbia University will lecture on France and Germany, two countries that she has been a re-construction worker at for the past two years, at the Rex Theatre in Minneota next Sunday and Monday. The admission price of each lecture is 25 cents.

Local farmer nabbed
for operating a still
Deputy Sheriff Storck of Lyon County took a run into Yellow Medicine County and nabbed 60 gallons of mash, a still and a farmer. He brought all of the evidence to Minneota where Justice Hein passed on the validity of the evidence and bound the farmer to await action by the grand jury. Bail was set at $500. Law permits a sheriff from one county to go 100 rods into an adjoining county for official purposes.

75 Years Ago
(Sept. 26, 1947)

Patrolmen still seek
driver who fled crash
The driver of an automobile which struck two cars on Highway 68 Sunday evening and then fled the scene of the accident was being sought by state highway patrolmen this week on a hit-and-run charge. The accident occurred one mile west of Minneota just after Julius Locy, who was unable to start his automobile after driving onto a side road to turn around, had hailed another car coming from the west to push his vehicle into town. The driver who stopped to help Locy, Douglas Olson, also pulled to the side of the road. A car coming from the east swerved onto the left side of the road, hitting both standing cars. Locy and Olson were not injured. The left side of Olson's vehicle was crushed and the tires badly cut. Locy's vehicle received a large cut on the rear fender.

Firemen called to
two fires this week
Two calls were put in for the Minneota Fire Department during the past week, but neither fire proved to be very serious. Last Saturday morning firefighters were called to Finnegan Brothers Meat Market when oil leaked from a burner under the water heater and caught fire. Damage was mostly from smoke. On Tuesday evening, firemen were called to the Zeph Regnier farm home south of town when gasoline in a tractor caught fire. The blaze was put out before firemen arrived.

Mad cow attacks
Island Lake farmer
Phil Locy was attacked and trampled on by a cow with a newborn calf Saturday evening when he went to the pasture to look for the animal. He managed to cross a creek and return to his home and then was taken to the hospital where it was found that he had suffered broken ribs.

Viking gridder lose
to Ivanhoe, 60-15
Ivanhoe's football squad drubbed Minneota's grid warriors, 60 to 15 under the lights in Ivanhoe Friday night. Minneota, now 0-2, will play Boyd here next week.

50 Years Ago
(September 21, 1972)

Thieves attempt, fail
to break pop machine
Jerry Vlaminck of Jerry's Supply and Hobby Shop reported last week in the early hours of Thursday, thieves attempted to break open a soda pop machine at his place. The vending machine was in the vestibule of his place of business and he reports that damage to the machine amounted to $50. The Minneota Police Department is investigating the incident.

Ribbon-cutting marks
opening of Manor
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies marked the official opening of the Minneota Manor last Sunday afternoon and chosen to cut the ribbon was C.E. Anderson, a retired Minneota businessman. Mr. Anderson was one of the first to apply for residency in the home. It was estimated that over 1,500 people attended the grand opening last Sunday.

MBAers hear report
on 4-H trip to D.C.
Members of the Minneota Businessmen's Association met Monday evening and, during a short meeting which was attended by a rather large number of the membership, heard a report by Mary Ann Moorse on her recent trip to Washington, D.C. She was one of several 4-H youths selected this summer to make a trip to the Washington D.C. to attend the citizenship short course. The MBA sponsored Miss Moorse's trip to Washington.

25 Years Ago
(Sept. 24, 1997)

Minneota Vet Clinic
to hold Open House
The Minneota Veterinary Clinic will hold an Open House this Sunday, Sept. 28, and everyone is invited. Sandwiches will be served and tours of the new building will be given to those interested. Veterinarian Lynn Buysse is half owner in the newest business to open in Minneota, and associates Dr. Mike Healy and Dr. Scott Kuecker are quarter owners each in the new building. They also are co-owners of the Marshall Animal Clinic.

Volunteers needed for
Gillingham fundraiser
The Minneota Jaycees are heading a group of volunteer organizations on a new venture. They are planning a community-wide fundraiser to help Brad Gillingham attend the World Powerlifting Championships in Europe in November. The more people interested, the better, is the feeling the Jaycees have. And this will be a wonderful way for the community to give Gillingham the hometown sendoff he deserves.

Can collection site
prepared in Taunton
Members of the Taunton American Legion Post are preparing an aluminum can site. The collection site will be located between the old fire station and the Taunton Senior Center. Proceeds from the collection site will be used for the Legion Post's participation in the Boy and Girl Stater program.

This Day in History
September 22

1934 - Bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.

1962 - In a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy reveals the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announces a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation.

1979 - The U.S. government allows the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment — a decision that precipitates the Iran hostage crisis.

1981 - The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization is decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.

1986 - President Reagan signs into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation.

1991 - The European Community and the European Free Trade Association concludes a landmark accord to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by 1993.

1995 - The largest gathering of world leaders in history marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.

1998 - The government advises parents to remove the batteries from their kids’ “Power Wheels” cars and trucks, made by Fisher-Price, because of faulty wiring that could cause them to erupt into flame.

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