8/21/2017 2:24:00 PM 60 years ago -- Copper box buried in Time Capsule Memorial
FIVE YEARS AGO July 31, 2012 Steven Gibbs introduced himself and his family to the Stewartville School Board last week. Gibbs, the new principal of Stewartville Middle School, will begin his new duties Aug. 1. The Stewartville American Legion Generals baseball team shut out Hayfield 7-0, capturing the state's Division II, West Subdistrict championship July 21 in Stewartville. Racine Sharks amateur baseball team got a 4-0 victory over Kasson in the championship game of the Twin Rivers League playoffs July 28. The league championship earns the Sharks (19-9 record) the No. 2 seed in the State Region playoffs this coming weekend. TEN YEARS AGO Aug. 7, 2007 The Stewartville summer swim team continued its successful 2007 campaign hosting a triangular meet with Kasson and Chatfield last Monday at the Stewartville outdoor swimming pool. The Stewartville team dominated with numerous first place showings. The Stewartville Community Theatre production of Annie Get Your Gun will be held Aug. 10-12 at the Stewartville High School Performing Arts Center. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Aug. 6, 2002 Stewartville and area 4-H clubs were well represented at last week's Olmsted County Fair. Nicole Meyerhofer, 15, a member of the High Forest Chippewa Champions 4-H Club, won a blue ribbon with "Jetta," her 6-month-old calf. Zach Heeren received a special merit ribbon with his calf, "Trisha," while another one of Zach's animals, "Destiny," won two blue ribbons. Clara Dux, 13, won a blue ribbon and special merit award for her brown Swiss cow, "Buttercup." Jeff and Kathy Windt are the new owners of the 7th Rib in Racine. TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 12, 1997 Stewartville firefighter Dean Wellik retired from the Stewartville Fire Department after 31 years of service. Stewartville Care Center's Helen Fursa and Helen Munson won some top honors in needlework at the Olmsted County Fair. Fursa captured top honors for entries that include pillow cases, a stuffed rabbit, pillows and a baby quilt. Munson took her awards for her sweaters, vest, doily and pillow cases. One of Munson's sweaters also won a Best of Show trophy. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 11, 1992 Olmsted County officials surprised Stewartville City Council members last Tuesday by offering to deed Bear Cave County Park over to the city at no cost. The proposal, which passed 6-1 by Olmsted County Commissioners at their meeting the morning of Aug. 4, was tabled indefinitely by the council at a special meeting here that same night. The county's offer was triggered by a request from Mayor Larry Gray, asking commissioners to allow construction of a dike on the property. Bertha Duneman of Stewartville was named the Olmsted County Senior Citizen of the Year during a recognition dinner at the Olmsted County Fair last week. Bertha is 102 years of age, remains active, and was on hand to receive her honor Wednesday at the fair. THIRTY YEARS AGO Aug. 11, 1987 Ken Bakke, a wastewater treatment plant operator for the city of Buffalo, has been hired as Stewartville's new superintendent of wastewater, water and parks, effective Sept. 8. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 11, 1982 Stewartville Mayor Harold Johnson was recognized as one of two outstanding Olmsted County Senior Citizens at the fair last week. The former Lions president and treasurer has been an active volunteer throughout the county as well as serving as the city's mayor since 1973. A gas, cigarette and pop store is now open at the former Skelly station in Stewartville. Cindy and Dan Raaen of Byron have opened their second store, the D and D Motor Mart. FORTY YEARS AGO Aug. 11, 1977 On Saturday members of the Stewartville Sportsman's Club released 600 pheasants through the rehabilitation of birds project. The chicks were donated through the Department of Natural Resources and were raised by Pat Keefe and his boys, Bret and Tory. Dave Nelson and boys, Derek and Leif, also assisted. FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 1972 Troop 156 Stewartville prepared to leave for a full week of camping at Hok-Si-La, the Boy Scout Camp on Lake Pepin near Frontenac. Those attending will be Allan Chihak, Scott Christian, Dale Clark, Terry Hintz, Tom Hintz, Greg House, Ken Splittstoesser, Kevin Splittstoesser, Steven Tebay and Danny Titus. FIFTY YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 1967 St. John's Lutheran Church of Stewartville will observe its 75th anniversary this Sunday with three services. The guest speaker for all services will be the Rev. Eugene N. Seltz, who serves as a missionary and director of the Theological Seminary for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Hong Kong. A noon potluck will also be held. FIFTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 9, 1962 Six new teachers have been hired for the 1962-63 school year. The new elementary school teacher is Stanley Dee, who will teach the fifth grade. Hired to teach at the high school are Donald and Bethel Phillips. Mrs. Phillips will teach Latin and English and assist with speech. Mr. Phillips will teach social studies and speech and will direct the class plays. Also teaching at the high school will be Judith Lentzen, physical education and GAA; Ronald Olson, junior high math, and Lawrence Boyer, industrial arts and social studies. SIXTY YEARS AGO Aug. 8, 1957 Lillian Weber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weber of Stewartville, was the happy winner of a pair of women's roller skates given away recently at Glover's Roller Rink. Carl Kukuzke and Art Peterson were in charge of sealing the copper box in which momentos of the Stewartville Centennial were placed for the people in the year 2057 to look at. Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Kerich, co-chairs of the Time Capsule committee, were given the privilege of placing the sealed copper box in the Time Capsule Memorial. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 14, 1947 Due to the overcrowded conditions at the Stewartville High School, the School Board recently took action to rent and equip the dining room of the Tews Hotel to provide additional space. The sixth grade will occupy the room. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 13, 1942 After being silent for several years, the chimes on the large clock in front of the Stewartville National Bank are pealing forth the hours once more. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Aug. 12, 1937 Two civic improvements have been made the past week. A new drinking fountain has been installed on the south side of the Luehmann Drug Store. The other is the marking of curbs in yellow paint for parking places.