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25 years ago -- Nursing home gets 20 new residents

FIVE YEARS AGO
June 5, 2012
Todd and Susan Weston receive Tiger Tokens for their volunteer service to Stewartville schools.
Benjamin Sass, a 1998 graduate of Stewartville High School, assumed command of Bravo Company (Military Intelligence), 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division during a ceremony on April 12.
Montana Bakken, a fourth-grader and Ty Smidt, a fifth-grader at Central Intermediate School, won bicycles courtesy of the Stewartville Masonic Lodge in May. The program rewards students for reading books, then completing a project related to that book.
After beating Rochester Lourdes by 22 points to capture the West 1AA Subsection championship at Northern Hills Golf Course on May 25, the Stewartville girls golf team just edged Lake City by two strokes, claiming the 1AA Section championship at the Jewel Golf Club May 31.
Annette Fritz, Court Administrator with the Washington County Courts, Tenth Judicial District in Stillwater, became a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (ICM) having successfully completed the rigorous requirements of ICM's Fellows Program.
Stewartville Middle School eighth-graders, Dylan Stofferahn, Rachel Jones, Kirsten Rasmussen and KyAnne Hilger, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when the students and their chaperones visit Washington D.C. June 10-16.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 12, 2007
As of last week, city officials said that a potential buyer was very close to reaching a deal that would reestablish a grocery store at the Boyums economart buildng on 20th St. NE.
Dan Smelter placed second in the triple jump at the MSHSL Class A State Track and Field Championships at Hamline University in St. Paul June 8-9.
Earning awards during a special recognition at the Stewartville United Educators end-of-the-school year luncheon and awards program last week included Amy Rinken, Staff Support Person of the Year; Patty Nelson, Teacher of the Year; Bill Glomski, Teacher of the Year, and Jenny McHenry, Friend of Education.
Fourth quarter 4.0 students at Stewartville High School include Joseph Ambrose, Brian Brown, Clara Dux and Garrett Roberts, grade 12; Andrea Hogan, Kaela Koalska, Erika Sahl, Emily Swygman and Andrea Venzke, grade 11; Ariel Ballew, Michael Orte and Derek Robey, grade 10, and Samantha Blahnik and John Gisler, grade 9.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
June 11, 2002
Emilee Nelson was named queen at High Forest Old Settlers Days festivities on Saturday, June 8. Emilee will be a junior at Stewartville High School this fall.
Henry Schumann was named the winner of the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the annual banquet of the Stewartville Lions Club June 4.
Members of the Stewartville Lions Club Board of Directors for the 2002-2003 year include Dick Uptagrafft, Vern Hillesland, George Menshik, Gordy Koehn, Harlen Haugen, Bob Nickum, Casper Eggler, George Rosin, Gerald Pingree, Gene Gustason, Pastor Bob Bergland, Chuck Murphy and Clifford Oestreich.
Gerald Pingree, a member of the Stewartville Lions Club, was the recipient of the Helen Keller Sight Award.
Street Beat question of the week: What does the American flag mean to you? Rosie Hermanns, "It means that our country is great. It means you're free...." Olivia Hermanns, "We fly the flag at my house. We fly it because we like our country...." Craig Hall, "It means freedom. It basically makes me think of my father, who was shot down in World War II and was missing in action for a year...." Don Nosbisch, "The show of patriotism of what people have given up for their country...."
Junior thrower Ricky Smith heaved the shot put 56'4.75" to capture the 2002 MSHSL Class A State Championship on June 7 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
A very small percentage of young men who start Boy Scouts are able to earn the Eagle Award, Scouting's highest honor. Eight Stewartville Eagle Scouts, all from Troop 56, include, Simon Hayes, Anthony Heddlesten, Josh Mann, Matt Hill, Will Mann, Trey Jensen, Jarred Huiras and Gus Radcliffe.
The Stewartville Masonic Lodge No. 203 has donataed money to the city of Stewartville for the purchase of 5-foot shade trees for the Frisbee golf course.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1997
The Stewartville City Council last week granted bids for the chassis and body for the new First Response vehicle, accepted at a combined cost of $150,274. River State of LaCrosse, Wis., was the lowest of three bids on the chassis, at $47,666. The Marion Body will do the body work at $102,608.
In an effort to raise awareness of safety concerns along a stretch of Highway 63 from Stewartville to south of Racine, the Racine Highway 63 Steering Committee has announced that it will hold a "Motorcade for Safety," on Saturday, June 28, starting at the high school parking lot.
The newly-opened Grace Evangelical Free Church will host an open house for the public on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Worship services in the new 18,000 square foot facility, began earlier this spring.
The Stewartville Women of Today have chosen three "authors" as winners of the annual Father's Day, "My Dad is the Best Because..." contest. Winners were Amber Nelson and her dad, Scott; Melissa Sobotta and her dad, Patrick, and Valerie Steinman and her dad, Kevin.
The crowning of High Forest Queen Caryn Gunderson was just one of the highlights of the annual High Forest Days celebration, held Saturday and Sunday. Other attendants include, Jennifer Walker, king candidate Trey Jensen, Olivia Renken and Hillary Renaux. Senior king and queen were Harley Boettcher and Martha Boettcher.
House District 31A Rep. Bill Kuisle of Stewartville will be the Grand Marshall of the annual Summerfest Parade on July 4.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 16, 1992
Eastwood Bank will break ground on its new $1 million branch office in Stewartville Wednesday, during ceremonies held at 10 a.m. at the site just east of the former public library on East First Street.
Seemingly hundreds streamed through the Stewartville United Methodist Church parlors to bid Stanley Williams goodbye, during a farewell open house held in his honor. Williams will be moving to Austin later this month.
A new era for the Stewartville Public Library was ushered in Sunday when the library held a grand opening for its new facility on Second St. SE.
The walls came tumbling down at the Old Uptown Laundromat and Car Wash last week. The city purchased the property to make way for a new parking lot.
Stewartville Nursing Home residents are all abuzz these days about 20 new residents that all came to the home last week. The new "residents" - all of the feathery sort - have found a new home in the spanking new aviary housed in the first floor lounge of the home.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 16, 1987
Temperatures 20 degrees above normal were recorded on Saturday and Sunday, contnuing the warmer-than-normal conditions that have visited this area all year. The Marquette Bank time-temperature sign registered almost 90 degrees by 10 a.m. Saturday. The mercury rose to 100 degrees by 2 p.m. and to 103 by 4 p.m. A similar pattern was seen on Sunday.
Tillie (Mrs. Wes) Foss was honored with the Stewartville Education Association Friend of Education Award during an all-staff luncheon June 5.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 10, 1982
Henry Schumann, president of the Minnesota Association of Townships, was in Washington, D.C. recently to hear the latest developments in federal policy from high Reagan administration officials and public interest group representatives.
Mike Danielson took second in the 3200 meter run and placed third on the 1600 during the state track meet.
The Stewartville boys golf team finished in a tie for sixth place at the state golf meet held in St. Cloud last week.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 16, 1977
Chuck Murphy last Thursday was awarded the Lion of the Year award for outstanding service and loyalty to Lionism and to the community.
The mile relay team of Brad Amos, Blaine Johnson, Rich Woessner and Mike Jergenson took second at the state track meet in St. Cloud last weekend.
The new football field will be ready for use by Stewartville's first home game of the upcoming season on Sept. 16.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 15, 1967
The Stewartville Little League Youth baseball team of the National League lost its first game to Pinewood on Friday. The Stewartville Tigers of the American League scored a 15-4 victory over the Pinewood Pirates and a 4-3 win over the Dresser Valley Bobcats last week.
"Pioneer Days," a past and present show, sponsored by the Stewartville Garden Club will be a total community event.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1947
Mrs. Matilda Smith was elected first vice president of the district during the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary district convention held in Kasson June 14-15.
Twelve Stewartville Boy Scouts, Fred Mielke, Bud Walters, Dick Heiser, Milton Howe, Harold Mulhern, Billy Jo Bratrud, Jack Bratrud, Cleon Harwick, Dick Born, Donald McClintock, Paul Zemke and Donald Mahoney, are spending 10 days at Camp Kahler near Rochester.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1937
St. John's Lutheran Church will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the founding of the local church, during ceremonies Sunday.
High Forest contiues to ride high in the D-M-O baseball league, with the Foresters winning a close 2-1 game against Dodge Center on Sunday.
EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 16, 1932
Nearly 100 graduates of the Stewartville High School attended the annual meeting and banquet of the high school alumni association held at the high school gym Saturday evening. At a short business session, Mrs. Harold McBride, was elected president, Mrs. William Plummer of Rochester, vice president and Mrs. Charles Rhoten, secretary-treasurer.
Wilmer Rohde caught a five pound bass while fishing below the dam last Saturday.
A cyclone cloud passed to the north of town last Monday afternoon. The funnel shaped cloud was plainly seen by farmers working in the field as well as a number of people here in town.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wolff celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last Sunday. Mr. Wolff purchased a fine new Dodge sedan as a gift to Mrs. Wolff.
NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO
June 16, 1922
Stuart Tubbs has accepted a position as a clerk at the Stewartville Hardware Co. store.






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