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10 years ago -- Father/son bowl perfect game

FIVE YEARS AGO
April 3, 2012
Joyce and Cora Johnson of Racine received "Tiger Tokens" from Dr. David Thompson, citing their great support of our students for a long long time!
The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed New Hunan as a new Chamber member with an official ambassador visit last week. Presenting a Chamber plaque to Amanda Zheng, owner of New Hunan, were Chamber ambassadors, Mark Podein, Melissa Sue Martin, John Senjem, Kirstin Jones, Connie Grisim and Chamber administrator, Kathleen Stier.
Lexie Schunke delivered the knockout punch, recording a perfect game in the Stewartville softball team's 10-0 season debut win at Kenyon-Wanamingo March 29.
Returning letterwinners back to boost the Stewartville tennis team include Warren Lawrenz, Conner McCarten, Derrick Fritz, Gage Hilger, Nathan Abbott, Connor Craven and Brendan Fritz.
Returning letterwinners back to boost the Stewartville boys golf team include Sean Engel, Jason Danielson, Alex Sperber Austin Rosenblad and Zach
Struif.
Returning letterwinners back to boost the Stewartville girls golf team include Jessica Rosenblad, Taylor Bestor, Mackayla Olsen, Blair Honsey, Mackenzie Olsen and Audrey Steinman.
Eighteen students from Stewartville Middle School can call themselves state finalists in history. Attending the State History Fair at the University of Minnesota April 29 include Jacob Edholm, Nate Sikkink, Nathan Swisher, Jenny Stageberg, Isaac Bussan, Amelia Welter, Jo Jo Welter, Anna Hover,
Aleya Noben, Carissa Smith, Grace Myhre, Jack Wood, Bobbie Hart, Jack Swanson, Kienna Marshall, Naomi Dolton, Kenneth Riley and Mary Oehlke.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 10, 2007
Clergy members who delivered sermons at the Stewartville Ministerium's April 6 Good Friday services at the River of Life Worship Center include David Hoot, Mike Hilger, Andy Wallman, John Heille, Father Greg Havel, Dr. Jef Olson, John Kester and Dr. John Grams.
Three girls won gift certificates for finding the silver eggs at the Racine Lions Club's Easter egg hunt in Racine April 7. Winners were Rabecca Bredesen, $75, Emily Tebay, $25, and Hailey Smith, $50.
Winning bikes during the Stewartville American Legion Easter egg hunt were Jack Jorgensen, Judah Chaffey, Jace Kraft, MaKayla Wright, Braxton Ramaker, Jordyn Fairchild, Connor Stenberg, Stacy Dahl, Mackenzie Olsen and Kindra Kubat.
Stewartville sixth graders competed in the Regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge. The second place team consisted of Paul Trisko, Rosie Hermans, Sarah Blomquist, Melanie Bussan and Aaron Simmons. The tenth place team consisted of Micah Ostegard, Matt Aldrich, Emily Ahart, Brooke Hilger and Kenny Dux.
In the second game of a three-game series, Brett Bushman, 45, bowled a 300 game. In the third game, Brett's son Jared, 19, followed with a 300 of his own. The pair bowl in the Stewartville Bowl's Wednesday Twilight League.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
April 9, 2002
Tony Chladek, Stewartville's new city administrator, will begin his new job at City Hall on Wednesday, May 1.
Brian Ferson is breaking ground for the building of 26 townhomes and 42 residential dwellings on land once occupied by Maplebrook Golf Course.
Recognizing that funding for Stewartville's senior citizens' programs may have headed for a pitfall for 2002, the Stewartville Care Center Board of Directors has agreed to donate $5,000 to help local seniors.
Stewartville American Legion and Auxiliary sponsored its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Legion clubrooms March 30. The bike winners were Ethan Carolan, Holden Wildeman, Cain Quandt, Andrew Quandt, Brittni Baugh, Kyle Skyhawk, Nicole Stanley, Alexis DeYoung, Kayla Heydt, Molly Giehtbrock and Derek Fritz.
Mike Wiginton was recently awarded the Presidents Circle Award at Lamperts annual manager meeting.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 15, 1997
Anyone "surfing the Net" this week will find a brand new addition - a newly-implemented Stewartville Web Page. The brainchild of the Stewartville Chamber of Commerce, committee members Cris Hanson and Harla Morehart said last week that the effort makes good sense as just one more way to market the city, its businesses and its people.
Residents interested in doing a little extra spring cleaning this year, will get a helping hand with the garbage bill, courtesy of the city of Stewartville. Dumpsters and garbage trucks will be provided at the Stewartville Public Works Garage, 601 North Main, for residents to dispose of unwanted items, free of charge. The dates: Friday, May 16, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jacob Stier captured first place in the Northland Youth Wrestling Association championships held Saturday, April 5 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. He wrestled his way through the 5th-6th grade, 85-pound weight class to take the gold.
Art work created by five Stewartville High School students has been chosen for inclusion in the annual Rochester Art Center School Show through May 4 at the center. The students include Nicole Burdick, Andy Kidd, Trent Raygor, John Schultz and Trina Stauff.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
April 14, 1992
Word was received here Friday that longtime Stewartville firefighter Dean Wellik will be honored with the Minnesota Firefighter Community Service Award by the State Fire Center of the Minnesota Technical College System May 1 during ceremonies in Bloomington.
From all indications, SHS girls track promises to be one of the teams to beat in this area, after taking first in the SHS Early Bird Meet Thursday.
Stewartville's Lisa Logan, a sophomore forward for Rochester Community College, has been named National Junior College Association's first team All-American.
The Les and Jo Olson family of rural Racine has been named Fillmore County's Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota Extension.
The Stewartville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcome Gary Stensrud's City Center Laundry to town last week.
Photography by Peters has opened its doors at 301 North Main.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 15, 1987
The Tiger softball team opened the season with three wins, scoring victories over Southland, Pine Island and Rochester John Marshall last week.
David Ruzek has been selected President-elect of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association. Ruzek has served as principal of Central Elementary School since August of 1985.
Significant rainfalls are needed to quell the threat of grass fires that plague most of Minnesota, although just when that rain will come is not known.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
April 14, 1982
It will cost nearly $16,000 to repair damage done to the city hall roof by 90 mph winds during a March 27 storm.
The linotype machine used to set reading material for the Stewartville Star from 1939 to 1974, will go to the junkyard. The machine has seldom been used in the past two years and it would be too expensive to move it to the Star's new building which is presently under construction.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 14, 1977
Four students from Stewartville placed well enough in the district speech meet to advance to the region contest. Those advancing and their placing at the district include Don Shreve, first place in drama; Bernie Beeman, third place in story telling; Tom Bashaw, third place in poetry, and Larry Schroeder, first place in extemporaneous speaking.
Once in a Garden is the title of this year's spring play for Stewartville-Racine High School. The play, written by Leonard Wibberly, is a modern version of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 13, 1967
Sonic booms may be heard here as Air Force B-58 Hustler bombers pass over this area on training flights between New Ulm and Kenosha, Wis.
Pitchers Don Beach and Les Boettcher limited Spring Valley to five hits while striking out 12 in an 8-2 victory over Spring Valley during the baseball season opener on April 10.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 17, 1947
Roger Kvam received an "excellent" rating in the extemporaneous category at the State Speech Contest held at the University of Minnesota on April 11. Kvam's topic was "What is Russia Striving for in Foreign Relations?"
Floyd Sobek, local policeman, has been appointed deputy sheriff by Sheriff Gerald Cummingham. This appointment gives Mr. Sobek the power to make arrests anywhere in the county. He has his eye open for traffic violators, too. Among those being tagged this week for illegal parking was the Star Editor, John Fay.
Mrs. Sanford Kelly received word that eight English students of the Stewartville High School will have their poems published in an Anthology to be published at Los Angeles, Cal. Those whose poems will appear in the book are, Patricia Griffin, Ruth Ballinger, Doris Jacobson, Eleanor Zimmerman, Dorothy McClintock, Thomas Moran, Marilyn Brownell and Albert Laab.
The use of DDT for spraying of barns and farm buildings is proving very effective as a fly control method, according to the county agent. A demonstration of the method of spraying barns will be given on the Henry Mayer farm in Racine Township on April 24.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 15, 1937
Another one of the old landmarks of Stewartville is soon to be razed. This time it is the old Commercial Hotel building just east of the railroad tracks which was sold recently to Fred Rand of Racine, who intends to wreck it and use the lumber in the erection of two dwelling houses in Racine. The building was erected more than 40 years ago as a school house and stood where the present school now stands.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 15, 1897
Frank Dean of High Forest killed over 50 full-grown rats one day last week himself, not to mention many young ones.
A board of trade has been organized in Stewartville with the following officers in charge: Herbert Robbins, president; J. W. Peck, first vice president; J. E. Benedict, second vice president; James Kelly, third vice president; O. E. Hammer, secretary, and Eugene Wood, treasurer.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
April 15, 1892
D. W. Wilhelm went to Simpson Saturday to put in a bid for carpenter work on the Methodist Church to be erected at that place.
Harry Prime, our hustling hen fruit dealer, finds that his increasing business causes him to put another wagon on the road.
The new firm of Nelson & Dicken are staunch believers in the use of printers ink. We got them out a lot of half-sheet posters this week with which they are going to plaster every fence and barn door for miles around.








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