8/10/2017 10:59:00 AM 20 years ago -- George Klomp named "Good Neighbor"
FIVE YEARS AGO July 24, 2012 The Center for Active Adults held their Pie and Ice Cream Social July 18. The Civic Center was so packed that the group ran out of pie, and those who arrived later settled for sundaes. Street Beat question: What are your favorite summertime activities? Kamden Ernste, "Mainly, it's helping my grandma and going swimming in the Stewartville swimming pool...." Michael Heaser, "I like to go to the pool in Stewartville...." Christy Miller, "I'm a teacher's aide, so I'm off during the summer. I do a lot of baseball games with my boys...." Jennifer Grovdahl, "Mowing the yard. We have about nine acres. I use a riding mower. It takes about four hours. I enjoy it if it's warm, because it's peaceful...." Tom and Sean Redmond welcomed customers to the grand opening of Tiger Ace Hardware last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The brothers said they've had nothing but positive responses from everyone. As threatening weather rolled in, the Stewartville Legion baseball team collected eight hits and four runs, blanking Byron on the road, July 13. With the victory, the Generals captured their second league championship in as many years and secured the number one seed in the District 1, Division II West Subdistrict tournament. TEN YEARS AGO July 31, 2007 Parents who send their children to early childhood Tiger Time will pay 25 cents more per hour for the service beginning with the start of the 2007-08 school year. The Stewartville School Board approved the hiring of two new kindergarten teachers for the 2007-08 school year, including, Jennifer Oelkers and Lindsay Smith. The Welter family, Olmsted County's Farm Family of the Year for 2007, includes dad Randy, mom Myrna and kids Jason, Amelia, Johanna, Kevin, Dillon, Amanda and Matthew. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO July 30, 2002 In a matter of weeks, work crews have transformed the former Hungry Bear restaurant and truck stop into a well-polished facility that, according to the sign on the front door, "Future office of Assembly of Spiritual Enlightenment," will house an adult entertainment center. When local schools open their doors just after Labor Day, James Best will be the new band director at Stewartville High School. Matt Hill was honored as an Eagle Scout at an awards ceremony at the Stewartville Sportsman's Club on July 21. Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new businesses to the Stewartville community. Chamber ambassadors welcomed Sleep Inn & Suites and Hangar Bar & Grill. TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1997 Pat and Dorothy Hurley marked the end of 30 years in the 4-H program following their youngest daughter, Colleen's, final dairy judging entry at the Olmsted County Fair. Chamber Ambassadors welcomed the new Riverview Greens to the business community. Open class winners at the Olmsted County Fair included, best of show, woodworking, Ike Amos; best of show, needle arts, Helen Munson, knitted sweater; best of show, quilting, Women of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, centennial quilt, and grand champion trophy, needle arts, Martha Boettcher, dresser cloth. The Stewartville Chamber Ambassadors paid a visit to welcome Stier-Avant car dealership in Racine to the area business community last week. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 1992 Triad Manufacturing of Stewartville, a division of Lake Center Industries, Inc. has been named Employee of the Year by the Mower County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The Stewartville American Legion baseball club succeeded in winning the sub-district title, but was defeated in the first round of district play by Blooming Prairie last week. Four from the Stewartville-Racine area will compete in the AAU Junior Olympics that run throughout this week. SHS senior Andy Cummings will participate in the basketball competition, while classmate Jenny Strain competes in the track and field competition. Skip Pickett, a fifth grader, will also compete in his age division in "multi-events," which offers track and field contests. Aaron Meyer, who enters seventh grade this fall, will also compete in track and field events. Tony Meyer of Stewartville has been promoted to Subway store manager, owner John Speltz announced last week. THIRTY YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 1987 Peter Grant of Byron has accepted a position as assistant principal of Stewartville High School, replacing James Sauter, who is taking the job of assistant principal of North High School in Eau Claire, Wis. What friends have known for years was confirmed last week by WCCO Radio: George Klomp is a good neighbor. WCCO announced last week Klomp was the recipient of the Good Neighbor Award for that day. Carl Pritzlaff, a professionally trained Lay Minister, assumes the newly created full-time position as director of visitation ministries at St. John's Lutheran Church, here, beginning this week. Readers of the Stewartville Star will notice a new by-line in upcoming weeks.....that of free-lance writer Deb Nicklay. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 1982 First Fidelity of Austin, which has a branch office in Stewartville, and Twin City Federal of Minneapolis-St. Paul, have agreed to merge, the two savings and loan associations announced July 29. United Methodist Church of Stewartville has a new pastor, the Rev. Dennis Glad. FIFTY YEARS AGO Aug. 3, 1967 Sale of the Carl Hanken farm to Midwest Breeders Cooperative of Shawano, Wis., was announced this week. Midwest plans to build a $150,000 facility at the site of the High Forest Township farm. Winners of the Ken-L-Ration Dog Show, held Saturday afternoon in the bank parking lot, have been announced by Erdman's Super Market, local sponsors of the competition. Overall winners (Best of Show) were Joyce Peitso, first; Danny Glynn, second, and Joe Waugh, third. The 4-H baseball team, coached by Henry Schumann, will join teams from Springfield and Eau Claire as guests of Fairway Foods during a trip to Metropolitan Stadium to see a Twins-Red Sox game this Sunday. The local team, which won 15 uniforms last year in a drawing sponsored by Fairway Foods, received this trip as a bonus. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 7, 1947 F. E. Miland, one of the few pioneer businessmen left in Stewartville, is quitting business after 35 years due to ill health. Coming to Stewartville 35 years ago from Racine, he organized the Farmers Egg & Produce Co. He has been involved in a number of businesses, most recently, an electrical shop. Tight pitching and some "ragged" umpiring resulted in a shutout of the local VFW softball team Monday evening, with the score being 10-0 in favor of the Wykoff team. A miniature cow and a large bottle of milk were the attractions in the Pleasant Grove Producers blue ribbon booth at the county fair. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1937 The Stewartville Rockets, Coach Rice's grade school team, was defeated by Rochester in a hard-fought battle, 21-15, Monday afternoon in Rochester. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 1922 Fred Slightam took a view of Rochester from the clouds last Sunday when he took a ride in the Stillman airplane. Adolph Rud is sporting a brand new Ford coupe. Maxwell Moore is selling aluminum ware in Waseca County during his summer vacation. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1897 A fine new school house is being erected in the village of Simpson. Rev. Frank Doran of Rochester preached at the local M.E. Church last Saturday morning. Rev. Doran impresses all with his earnest, fearless denunciation of evil. Stewartville will always be glad to greet him with a crowded house. Jerry Dunkerbrod has a couple of tobacco plants growing in his yard back of the Moore block. Lake Florence is a picture of beauty these evenings, especially when the sun is setting in the western skies. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1892 The stone is being hauled for the foundation of our new school house. Several of our farmers have purchased new harvesters this year. The crops are so heavy it takes a good machine to handle it.