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3/6/2017 11:23:00 AM
70 years ago -- Kramer's Bakery installs state of art oven

FIVE YEARS AGO
March 13, 2012
Negotiators for Stewartville United Educators (SUE) and the Stewartville School District are still trying to work out the details of a new two-year contract for the district's 114 teachers.
Authorities are investigating the theft of a car hauler trailer from T. L. Woods of Stewartville. The theft occurred some time between Sunday, March 11 at noon and Monday, March 12 at 6 a.m.
Stewartville Cub Scouts made the transition to Boy Scouts during a ceremony at the Stewartville Civic Center on Sunday, March 4. The boys included Sean Lex, Dustin Hoornaert, Ethan Humble, Jason Lex, Caleb Milburn, Sean Lex and Taylor Hoornaert.
Don Mullenbach and Darrel Jaeger have been named to the Southeast Minnesota Wrestling Coalition Hall of Fame. They were honored at a banquet at the Marriott Inn in Rochester March 5.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 20, 2007
Curves of Stewartville has earned a Curves Shining Star Award based on factors such as cleanliness, safety, bookkeeping, advertising and marketing.
Phil and Brad Suess of Grand Meadow received a high dollar value Jersey cow award during the Olmsted County DHIA meeting and banquet held March 3.
Area youth wrestlers competed at Stewartville's Individual District Qualifying Tournament held at the SHS gym this past Saturday. Wrestlers taking first place were Travis Capelle, Shane Curtis, Jamie Gehling, Brady Keefe, Nate Lecy, Tanner Prochaska and Brent Stolarzyk.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
March 19, 2002
Jeannette, Krista and Robert Sheehan were recognized as having the third high herd in Olmsted County based on dollar value and also having the premiere dairyman high three-year average herd at the annual meeting and banquet of Olmsted County DHIA held Feb. 23.
Margaret Nelson of State Farm Insurance and Pam Waugh of Marquette Bank, presented checks to Dan Svoboda, president of the Stewartville Youth Athletic Association. The money will be used toward a new SYAA storage and meeting room to be built at Bear Cave Park.
Following the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored Business Expo, winners of Stewartville bucks at the event included Brenda Reichel $250, Diane Schultz $250, and Ruby Bell $500.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1997
Five Stewartville High School students earned berths at National Business Professionals of America competition in Orlando, Fla. following top placings at the state BPA contest held March 13-15 in Bloomington. The students include Mike Fauver, Chad Kalstabakken, Rochelle Nicklay, Pam Feensta and Rena Thompson.
Stewartville's traveling gymnastics team ended its season with a third place finish at the Division 5 Midwest Area Gymnastics Association meet in Faribault March 15. Team members include Kati Cody, Tyler Johnson, Mia King, Marisa Torgerson, Brianne Thicke, Beth Thicke, Stefanie Helmer, Ashley Santi and Molly Lunn.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
March 24, 1992
Masonry work is underway at the new United Methodist Church, just west of Highway 63 in north Stewartville. Workers, many of them volunteers, have worked steadily on the construction throughout the relatively mild winter.
Obert Jergenson, Larry Oeltjen and Bill Johnson took top honors during the First District American Legion Bowling Tournament held the first three weekends in February at Cedar Lanes in Stewartville.
Local youth bowlers who earned a trip to district competition as part of the Coca-Cola YABA tournament Saturday were Kristin and Tami Oeltjen, Jesi Sexton, Lance Peterson, Jered Bamlet, Paul Raadt and Trent Mullenbach.
Ellen Nelson, assistant director of the Rochester Community College Small Business Development Center, has been named Minnesota Women in Business Advocate for 1992.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1987
Chris Taylor, disc jockey and program director at KIXZ in Amarillo, Texas, has been named the Academy of Country Music Disc Jockey of the Year and will receive his award at the country music program. Chris Taylor is the air name for Jan Waltman, a 1966 graduate of Stewartville High School. His stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kuhle, live in Pleasant Grove.
The Jensen Chiropractic Clinic of Stewartville announces the addition of two doctors to its staff. Dr. Dale A. Rohlfing and Dr. Boyd Williams recently joined the staff.
SuperAmerica, featuring 27 gas pumps and about 4,000 sq. ft. of retail area, will open at 6 a.m. Thursday in Stewartville, Bill Shelton, Jr., area manager, reported.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
March 24, 1982
Stewartville will not use available funds from the Farmers Home Administration to build its community building. Voters soundly rejected a proposal to borrow money and sell bonds worth $430,000 to finance a community center on city property by Lake Florence Park. The vote was 476-230 against the proposal.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 24, 1977
Stewartville Education Association (SEA) became the negotiating unit of government representing the teachers following its election victory Wednesday by a vote of 67-48 over Stewartville Federation of Teachers (SFT).
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 23, 1967
The Stewartville speech team will have two representatives at the regional speech contest to be held in Winona April 1. Loranelle Tuttle will compete in Original Oratory and Sharon Hanson will be participating in Extemporaneous Reading.
Miss Margaret O'Reilly of Goodhue was the guest speaker at the recent chamber meeting. Miss O'Reilly recently returned from India, where she has been a Peace Corps teacher for two years.
Tim Malone, local pigskin star and a member of the 1966 WCCO All-State Defensive Football Team line-up was honored at the 11th annual prep parade awards dinner March 8 at the University of Minnesota.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 27, 1947
Saturday is sure to be a big day in Stewartville when the members of the VFW put on their big afternoon auction at the Botsford Lumber Yard building and evening KSTP Barn Dance at the high school gym.
Roger Kvam of Stewartville placed fifth in the state portion of the National Oratorical Contest sponsored by the American Legion and held at Brainerd on Tuesday.
Among the enterprising firms in Stewartville that are endeavoring to keep up with the changing world of modern equipment, is Kramer's Bakery. The Dispatch Oven Co. of Minneapolis is in the process of installing one of its latest and most up to date ovens in the bakery. Instead of the old coal feed and coal heated ovens that have been in use in the past, this oven will be heated entirely by gas, with controls that will provide constant and even temperatures at all times.
EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
March 24, 1932
Basketball in Stewartville had its final fling of the season last Friday when the local high school team defeated the Independents by a score of 18-16.
The village council announced that the 9 o'clock curfew law will be enforced and all girls and boys under 16 must be off the street by 9 o'clock unless accompanied by their parents.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1897
Homer Day of High Forest is expecting a big batch of chickens this week from his new incubator.
Lee Duncanson now enjoys the luxury of being able to "hobble" about the house.
Mr. and Mrs. August Kath are rejoicing over the arrival of a 9 lb. baby girl at their home last Sunday.
Considerable excitement was stirred up in town last Saturday when it was feared the mill dam would go out. The roar of the water could be heard all over town and it resembled a small Niagara.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
March 25, 1892
Building sidewalks seems to be the order of the day here.
Monday was one of the busiest days our town has had for some time. The streets were filled with teams and our merchants wore their most pleasant smiles.
Money is being raised with which to buy a bell for the M. E. Church. So far $50 has been subscribed.
There is a new movement on foot to build a Methodist Church at Simpson.
Last Monday Thomas Tobin bought a team from Charlie Lamb that weighed 3,500 lbs. and for which he paid $350. The team had been used by the Laird-Norton Lumber Company of Winona.






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