2/7/2018 2:51:00 PM 50 years ago -- Boone herd leads Mower County DHIA
FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 5, 2013 A Rochester firm, Elcor Construction, will be hired to dredge the sediment from the Georgetown Meadows retention pond. The Stewartville School Board is one of only eight school boards in the state that received the District Award of Distinction at the Minnesota School Boards Association Recognition Luncheon in Minneapolis Jan. 17. Harlan and Karen Thompson received Tiger Tokens last week for their work as volunteers for the Stewartville School District. Members of the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce, Deann Stowers, Mark Podein, Melissa Sue Martin and Lonnie Boe, welcomed Hampton Inn-South Broadway, as a new Chamber member with an official visit last week. Members of the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2013 include, Lonnie Boe, Angela Carr, Deann Stowers, Melissa Sue Martin, Matt Smidt, Ryan Davis, Robert Hruska, Mark Podein and Jim Kuisle. Cheryl Roeder received the Chamber's Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012 from Mark Podein, outgoing Chamber president. TEN YEARS AGO Feb. 5, 2008 Beth Lawson, chair of the Stewartville School Board, was presented the President's Award for putting in 300 hours of Minnesota School Board Association-sponsored training to improve her individual performance on the board. The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2008 include Stacy Savoy, Jodi Beck, Stephanie Fossum, Chris Dahle, Dr. Stephanie Lillis, Jarett Jones, Jim Kuisle, Morrie Schutz and Mark Podein. With the team score knotted at 33 and 12 seconds remaining in the third period of the evening's final match, Jerrod Kuisle slipped out of a hold to score a reversal and win his match 5-4, lifting the Stewartville wrestling team to a 36-33 HVL victory over Goodhue Jan. 31. Ashlyn Evans, Gabrielle Steinhoff, Kaitlin Einertson and Emma Manning, members of Girl Scout Troop 325 made and donated quilts to patients at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Feb. 11, 2003 Cold temperatures and acidic soils caused a water main break at 1st Ave. Southeast and 6th St. Southeast last week. Ron Robb, director of public works, said the lines are breaking due to excessive cold, lack of snow cover and sinking frost line. Street Beat question: How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Diane Matz, "With wine and steak and a candlelight dinner. My husband is very romantic and that's my romantic ideal...." Bob Richardson, "With love. I give my wife a kiss. I usually give her a box of candy...." Heidi Lesmeister, "Our church, Midwest Baptist Church, has a banquet night around Valentine's Day. This year it's Feb. 13. We eat and have a men's dessert-making contest...." Debbie O'Byrne, "Sometimes we go out for dinner. Every Valentine's Day morning, mom has a little present for the four kids out on the counter...." Mark Peterson, editor of the Stewartville STAR, received a first place award for investigative reporting in the 2001-02 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. Peterson's winning entry was the first of a long series of stories focusing on the establishment of the Pure Pleasure business just north of Stewartville. The former Boyum Foods building is being transformed into a Family Dollar store. Signage went up this week on the 8,800 square-foot facility to open by the end of February. The Stewartville gymnastics team swept the top three places in the all around, the top five places on the uneven bars and posted a team-high score, clobbering Caledonia-Spring Grove 127.800-115.175 on the road in the last regular season dual meet on Feb. 4. TWENTY YEARS AGO Stewartville High School students nominated their choices to the junior Valentine Court. They are Yonna Tottingham, John Carolan, Tara Farnsworth, Erin Hebl, Carl English, Tonya Jones, Damon Ramaker, Derek Backus, Elizabeth Olson and Jason Eckerman. Stewartville's chances for an HVL title were dealt a serious blow, Friday, as Cotter edged the Tigers, 57-56 in Winona. SHS 4.0 students in grades 10-12 include Chad Kalstabakken, Pat Ottjes, Kathleen Robey, Pam Feenstra, Karen Hammond, Heather White, Jennifer Mack, Mike Fauver, Sara Lassig, Dana Turtle, Andy Byrne, Caleb Jobes, Zak Knudson, Nick Brugh, Myatt Helmers and Angela Wood. Students in grades 7-9 named to the 4.0 honor list include Ben Boone, Jared Thompson, Ashley Lawson, Emily Winkels, Ruth Dass, Emily King, Molly Ness, Phil Robey, Andrea Wagner, Lyndsey Cody, Alicia Robey, Kristin Howard, Laura Colbenson, Laura English, Bethany Thicke, Michael Lawrence, Patrick Henry and Landon Kafka. The Henry Walters Village Eatery has more than a new name - it has a new co-owner, too. Now known as Henry Walters Restaurant, the business is now owned by Harla Morehart and Marv Schumann. Morehart recently purchased a portion of the business formerly owned by Tory Keefe. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1993 On Sunday, Pastor William Buchhop and parishioners gathered to consecrate their new church, built a scant seven months after its 95-year-old church building burned to the ground. Central sixth grader Tim Clark and SHS seventh grader Matt Mach will represent Stewartville at the Region 10 Spelling Bee March 2 at SHS. For the second time in four years, Al Chilson unravelled the clues and found his way to the Stewartville Ice Festival treasure. Amanda Miner, 5-month-old daughter of Dennis Miner and Sue Gunderson, was honored as the winner of the Beautiful Baby Contest, sponsored by the Stewartville Women of Today. Valentine king and queen candidates at SHS are Greg Rockvam, Scott Lyman, Dave Weinhold, Jon Buckmeier, Matt Dodd, Stephanie Madsen, Heidi Schroeder, Jena Boettcher, Renae Claeys and Mandy Kolb. Mark King has been named as manager of the Stewartville office of Marquette Bank Rochester. THIRTY YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1988 Upty's Screenprinting owned and operated by Dick Uptagrafft of Stewartville will open for business Wednesday at 120 South Main. Nathaniel Gunderson, son of Tony and Ginny Gunderson of Stewartville was voted Stewartville's most beautiful baby. Valentine king and queen Nick Payne and Molly Foote were crowned Saturday night at the high school. Jeff Byrne popped in a jump shot with :50 seconds remaining to give Stewartville a 38-37 lead over Rochester Lourdes, Friday, here. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1983 King and queen candidates for the FHA Valentine dance were selected. They are Brenda Schimek, Valerie Freiheit, Jill Mussman, Sherry Schmidt, DeAnn Boland, Tammy Otteson, Robert Splittstoesser, Judd Grafe, John Miller, Rick Elton, Robert Schimek and Jerome Amos. Lucille Million and Emilie Snyder have been selected as Outstanding Young Women of America, whose names will be included in a volume of the same name. A water heater sparked a fire that destroyed the mobile home of residents Tim Volk and his roommate. Total loss was estimated between $16,000-$17,000. The SHS grapplers sailed to an easy win over Zumbrota, taking the team 47-6 and now prepare for the conference match. The Tigers took 10 of the matches, five of them by pins. FORTY YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1978 The frozen surface of Lake Florence was the scene of the 1978 Ice Festival finale as the first ever snowmobile rally took place. A smoldering corn fire caused around $1,000 in damage to the farm building on the Wilfred Henselin farm in Sumner Township. FIFTY YEARS AGO Feb. 8, 1968 Craig Sloneker and Patricia Skyhawk were crowned Valentine King and Queen during ceremonies at the Girls' Friendship Club-sponsored event. The herd of Ronald Boone of Stewartville led the entire Mower County DHIA during the latest testing period. Boone's Holsteins and Guernsey's averaged 66.5 of butterfat. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Feb. 12, 1948 Piercing the air with their shrill notes of warning, two series of fire broke the usual Sunday quiet here, calling firemen to the blazing Church of Christ in Pleasant Grove in the morning and again around noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mulhern, where a small basement fire had suddenly began to lick its way toward the upper floors. The last smoldering embers of the church had barely been extinguished when the second call came. The church fire was thought to have begun from an overheated furnace and the basement fire by some papers igniting. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Feb. 10, 1938 The Women's Christian Temperance Union of Pleasant Grove will meet in the young peoples' class room of the Christian Church at Pleasant Grove next week. This is the annual "due tea." A Frances Willard program will be presented. Father Gorman accompanied Father McCaney of West Albany Sunday on a motor trip to points in Florida. They will be gone two week. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1933 While temperatures hovered between 30 and 33 degrees below zero on various thermometers in Stewartville Wednesday morning, residents who ventured forth were few and far between. The cold wave was preceded by a blizzard which has blocked some east and west roads. Fire threatened to destroy the residence on the Rede Larson farm on Tuesday evening, which is occupied by the Martin Lecy family. An overheated stove in the living room set fire to the ceiling above the stove. The burning part of the ceiling was torn away thus saving the flames from spreading. At a meeting of the village council Monday evening, Bert Justman was appointed marshall and pump man at a salary of $80 a month. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1923 Bruce Brown and Lambert Ratcliff are the first two pupils in the seventh grade of our school to have their names put on the Junior Red Cross roll call service. The Star office was honored this week by a visit from the first white person born here 68 years ago last Wednesday. Mrs. Fowler is a sister of Mrs. Samuel Harris of this city. Mrs. Fowler's husband used to drive a stage between High Forest and Rochester.