9/8/2017 11:46:00 AM 25 years ago -- Superintendent of Stewartville Schools to retire
FIVE YEARS AGO Aug.14, 2012 Tara Stockman wll seek another four-year term as a member of the Stewartville School Board. The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new businesses to the Stewartville community last week. The businesses include Makin' Waves, a downtown styling salon, and The Dress-Up Box. Al Chihak, a member of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club since the group's inception in 2006, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his humanitarian service and dedication to Lions Club projects. John Geving, financial advisor at Edward Jones in Stewartville is once again encouraging local residents to bring school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue and more to the Edward Jones office from now through Friday. Aug. 31. All supplies will be donated to Stewartville schools. TEN YEARS AGO Aug. 21, 2017 Stewartville Girl Scouts and their adult leaders traveled to London, Paris, Rome and the Swiss Alps for 19 days. Those traveling include Pat Robey and Sue Broich, leaders; along with Kelsey Broich, Torri Broich, Karyn Christian, Rita Christian, Amber Dean, Lisa Dean, Michelle Eggert, Breana Ferguson, Kim Fimon, Teresa Fimon, Brittany Howard, Vickie Howard, Dani Bushman, LaRae Bushman, Jill Huber, Beth Huber, Sarah Huber, Ashley Nauman, Kathy Nauman, Kelly Thomson and Sarah Thomson. It's a grand opening! McDonald's, located at 4636 Commercial Drive SW, celebrated the opening of a new store on Hwy. 63, exit 48th Street South, with lots of specials and scratch off tickets. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Aug. 20, 2002 Eldon Anderson was named the new principal of Central Intermediate School. On weekends and by appointment through October, the public is invited to walk John King's corn maze located along Highway 30 about 2 ½ miles east of Stewartville. In a final step to earn his Eagle award, Anthony Heddlesten led a group of Scouts and adult helpers in designing a new message sign for Stewartville schools. The 28 participants of the Riverview Greens Golf Course Junior League culminated their 10-week (June 12-Aug. 14) summer season with a match play championship tournament on Aug. 14. Award winners include, season's top putting average, Connor Hermans, first place, Brandon Bentley, second and Sam Slightam, third. Match play tournament champions include Blake Honsey, first, Rob Vaupel, second, Dan Himmer, third, Tim Bergeson, fourth and Tyler Staven, fifth. TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 26, 1997 Three new high school instructors and one new elementary teacher have been welcomed to the Stewartville School District. They include LuAnn Remme, Amy Liebl, Margaret Smith and Pam Quiram. Lois Thompson, who has served as Central Elementary secretary for over 30 years, retires this week. Tiger volleyball is ready for another season. Team members include Molly Ness, Kristin Bro, Carrie Noble, Erin Hebl, Brenda Hopkins, Vicki Gerths, Sara Landgrebe, Janelle Stauff, Kim Hebl, Tracy Pochardt, Cathy Erickson and Jamie House. Stewartville's boys cross country team inludes Dan Lucas, Nathan Frank, Gus Radcliffe, Dylan Timm, Nate Timm, Jared Thompson, Matt Claeys, Dana Turtle, Lance Moen, Austin Schatz, Chase Tuseth, Sam Smelter, Casey Landherr, Nick Torgerson and Mike Strei. Girls cross country members are Michelle Stein, Jenna Turtle, Nikki Wondrash, Erin Koenig, Cara Dahl, Michelle Nash, Emily Weinhold, Janelle Feine, Angie Wood, Rena Thompson, Kristi Youdas, Karen Hammond and Amy Thompson. Katie Olson was named the Minnesota Brown Swiss Queen earlier this summer. Her sister Kelsey was named Minnesota State Ambassador for the Minnesota Brown Swiss Association. Parents are Jo and Les Olson of rural Racine. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1992 Dr. Robert Jorstad, superintendent of Stewartville Schools since 1976 confirmed Wednesday that he intends to retire at the end of the 1992-93 school year. SHS Assistant Principal, Lorenda Tiscornia, presented her resignation to the board on Tuesday. The Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville announced last week that it has taken the first step in building a church here. The congregation has acquired 10 acres of land just south of the Maplebrook Golf Course across Highway 30 East. The Community Education latchkey program, Tiger Time, will be moved off the third floor of Central Elementary School, despite a State Fire Marshal's report that the area could be used on a limited basis. Jon Milburn, son of Jane and Duane Milburn of Racine, was one of 457 high school juniors across the state selected to participate in the 44th annual American Legion-sponsored Boys' State. THIRTY YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1987 Four Stewartville residents Dee Dee DeJong, Jeannine Farnsworth, Mark Fynboh and Melinda Pranke, received scholarships to attend Minnesota Business Venture, held recently at St. Olaf College in Northfield. It's two in a row for the Fjelstad girls. Anne Fjelstad was named 1987 Minnesota Brown Swiss Queen during the Canton Brown Swiss show held during the Olmsted County Fair and was crowned by the reigning queen, who also happened to be her older sister, Sue. FORTY YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1977 Donald Pauley of Hutchinson was hired as Stewartville City Coordinator, it was announced by the city's personnel director, Councilman Jim Million, at Tuesday night's meeting. Minnesota waterfowl hunters using 12 gauge guns will be restricted to the use of steel shot within 150 yards of all waters inside the boundries of state wildlife management areas and federal waterfowl production areas this season. FIFTY YEARS AGO Aug. 24, 1967 "Krazy Daze," the first ever promotion of this kind for Stewartville is slated for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Friday has been designated costume day and the merchants and their clerks are expected to be attired in some real zany outfits. Record enrollments are expected for both the elementary school and high school this coming school year. Total district enrollment is expected to top 1,500 in Stewartville schools for the first time in history. School will open Aug. 30. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 28, 1947 More than 20 candidates reported to Coach Larson Monday afternoon for first football practice. The boys were put through some light drills and instructions and show good prospect of making a winning team again this fall. Eight games are scheduled for this year, four at home. If the lights are ready in time, all of the home games will be played in the evening. Stewartville and Rochester telephone customers are receiving a new telephone directory this week and with it a request that the book not be used before Saaturday. This "don't use" suggetion is quite important because the new directory contains some 1,200 of the new five-digit Rochester telephone numbers and also hundreds of other changes that will not become effective until Saturday. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Aug. 26, 1937 Twenty-three farmers of this community secured poison mash at the local Farmers Elevator last Saturday to be used in fighting the grasshoppers in the midst of the egg-laying season. Ray Aune, county agent, urges farmers not to relent in their war on the crop-destroying pests, in order to next year avert a repetition of this year's serious infestation. Persons are warned not to interfere with the fire trucks while en route to fires, such as jumping onto the trucks or getting in the way with your automobiles. To do this hampers the firemen in getting to the scene of the fire as quickly as possible and anyone found disobeying this warning will be arrested. This warning applies to both city and rural fires. Signed, John Hale, Fire Chief EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1932 The Pleasant Valley kittenball team defeated the Stewartville team 10-7 in a hotly fought contest last Sunday. The Stewies scored 7 runs off 7 hits and made nine errors while the Pleasant Valley team made 10 hits count for 10 runs and made 8 misplays. One hundred and three pupils have enrolled in the high school up to date according to Supt. Sutherland. Thirty freshmen have enrolled, 18 sophomores, 19 juniors and 16 seniors. A number of residents of Stewartville witnessed the fall of a large meteor in this vicinity Monday night. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1922 John Erickson who has been the efficient helper at the Griffin undertaking parlors for the past three and one-half years has accepted a fine position with the Taylor Furniture and undertaking firm at Park Rapids. Mr. Erickson will be funeral manager of the firm. Fire badly damaged the building and stock of the Norsby clothing firm last Thursday morning. The fire was discovered about 4 a.m. by Stuart Tubbs who was sleeping in a room above the store. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 26, 1897 The Misses Coleman, Harrington, Haggerty, Madden and Roher and Messrs. Burke, McDermott, Towey, Hollern, King and Dr. Haggerty attended a "hop" at St. Bridgets last Saturday night. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Aug. 26, 1892 The threshing machines are one of the day. The Hale brothers machine is a good one and is giving excellent satisfaction. The young ladies of High Forest met last Wednesday afternoon and organized a society to be known as the willing workers. The following officers were elected: Miss Nellie Covell, president; Miss Louise Tuttersall, vice president; Miss Della Brown, secretary and Miss Mamie Covell, treasurer.