3/1/2018 9:41:00 AM 35 years ago -- Student's watercolor on display at State Capitol
FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 19, 2013 Stewartville High School students earning a 4.0 grade point average for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year include: Kayla Schlechtinger, Jenna Willenborg, Zach Rupprecht, Jon Beach, Jarod Trisko, Nathan Abbott, Grace Menchaca, Paige Tapp, Amelia Welter, Ally Reiland, Gabby Dale, Gabrielle Steinhoff, Madie Hart, Brooke Bosshart, Derrick Fritz, Laura Louks, Heather Husgen, Karissa Kime, Abigail Sistad, Lauren Mikel, Kaylee Muller, Meghan Schmitz, Hannah Blomquist, Stephanie Bussan, Hannah Tapp, Mariah Terhaar, Haley Ahart, Annie Weston, Sam Edge, Will Gisler, Matthew Terhaar, Stephanie Schmidt, Madeline Grimm, Olivia Oehlke, Emily Ahart, Taylor Zea, Kyra Boland, Melanie Lex, Elizabeth Bardwell, Lydia Bardwell and Katie Paschal. Stewartville Middle School students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year include: Ellie Fryer, Marisa Goff, Ethan Olerich, Laura Pedelty, Zach Tenary, Sydney Clausen, Kailee Brower, Shawn Husgen, Mary Oehlke, Emily Rinken, Emma Welch, Elizabeth Becker, Rachel Blomquist, Emma Dwire, Laura Eberle, CeCe Gray, Julia Lanzel, Graham Mueller, Kara O'Byrne, Jesica Pedelty, Matthew Pierick, Rachel Schwalback and Alex Vande Loo. TEN YEARS AGO Feb. 19, 2008 Ernie Klomps and Alta Morris were elected Valentine's Day king and queen at the Stewartville Care Center last week. La Vaine and Harriet Parsons were the runners-up. Other candidates included Frances Madsen, Warren Frie, Helen Scheer, Don Johnston and Don Stilwell. Street Beat question: To sixth-grade students: If you were principal for a day, what would you do? Nate Zahradnik, 11, "If I were principal for a day, I'd like to go on a field trip to the Metrodome for a Vikings game. Either that or I'd go on a skiing or snowboarding trip to Welch Village...." Brandon Sweet, "I'd probably make it a fun day, something like having a football game all day. I'd play football with my friends and then I'd get candy and give it to my friends...." Alyssa Bartel, "There would be no learning for the day, just parties, with ice cream and cookies and mouth-rotting foods - the good kinds of foods. Then we would watch a movie...." Jacqui Dodd, "I would have recess all day. I'd have history, because history is my favorite subject. For lunch there would be a lot of ice cream...." FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Feb. 25, 2003 Three students from Stewartville have qualified for induction into the 2002-03 National Honor Roll. The local students are Jessica Himmer, Laura Janvrin and Kelly Lau. Bonner Elementary is sponsoring Kindergarten Round-up from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the Bonner Cafeteria. The round-up is for parents of children who will be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2003. TWENTY YEARS AGO Feb. 24, 1998 The Stewartville Women of Today have announced the winners of the Stewartville's Littlest Sweetheart Contest, formerly Most Beautiful Baby Contest. First place was Colton and Caleb Miller, second place was Brittany Miller and third place was Nathan Zahradnik. The Stewartville High School Band department will hold a mid-winter concert Thursday at 8 p.m. in the SHS gym, under the direction of Roy Sugden. Stacy Hildebrandt of Stewartville was on hand to help raise awareness of the affordable food supply offered by American farmers during the second annual Food Check-Out Day awareness campaign, promoted by the Farm Bureau on Feb. 9. The Spring Valley Mutual Tornado Insurance Company celebrated its 100th year of service to policyholders recently. Dilman Christie of Stewartville was also honored for his 25 years of service as president of the board of directors. The Stewartville Star saluted Stewartville's FFA teams during National FFA Week, Feb. 21-28. Teams include dairy cattle, general livestock soils, forestry, horse, poultry, small animals, ag mechanics, crops, dairy products, wildlife and meats. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1993 Bonner Elementary Principal Max Broadwater received the Distinguished Service Award two weeks ago from the Minnesota Elementary Principal's Association. SHS ninth grader Krissy Bennerotte will head to the Class A State Gymnastics meet Friday at the St. Paul Civic Center, after bringing in a third placing on the vault in the Section 1A meet Saturday. THIRTY YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1988 Stewartville wrestlers returned a District 3 championship trophy to the SHS hallways for the first time in 10 years Saturday, after being named the District 1A Wrestling champions during action at Rochester Community College. Marquette Bank Stewartville president Jim Siegel celebrated his 40th birthday "in style" with Hoot Bear and Kermit the Frog, whose appearance was arranged by bank "insiders!" Aladdin Travel is pleased to announce the addition of Margie Briggs to their professional staff. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1983 The Stewartville School District purchased a second-hand truck for $3,900 that will be used to haul school supplies and equipment. The "Adopt-A-Resident" program at Stewartvilla has proven a great success. The program offers local families an opportunity to "adopt" a resident at the home who perhaps has no family of their own. SHS junior Curtis Clark's watercolor, painted in art class at the school, has been chosen to represent the school at the State Capitol. His painting will join others from across the state to be displayed during March, known as Youth Art Month. Ernst Fossum and Ed Oeltjen were honored by fellow postal service employees on their retirement. The men were given a dinner retirement party at Tarsilla's. FORTY YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1978 Bob Briggs of Stewartville was one of 11 new directors elected to the Olmsted County United Way during the annual membership meeting. Chuck Koestler and Mike Burns are the names to know this week as the two Tiger wrestlers both advance to state competition in St. Paul. Koestler at 145 lbs. and Burns at 112 lbs., both took second placings in the regional tournament and earned the chance to advance. FIFTY YEARS AGO Feb. 22, 1968 Gadient's Co-op Service Station was victimized by burglars who broke a rear window to gain entry late Saturday night or early Sunday. Taken from the station were checks totaling about $120, about $30 in change and a small pistol. The thieves damaged two storeroom doors which were apparently kicked open. An unoccupied house in High Forest Township was also burglarized in the same night. Th Stewartville Chamber of Commerce has approved a budget of $3,400 for 1968. Among the activities making up the budget included Christmas lighting, a Welcome Wagon program, Senior Honor Banquet, spring sales promotion, Dog 'n' Dairy Day, Krazy Daze, the Children's Christmas Party and Interstate 90 sign expense. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Feb. 26, 1948 The second annual VFW Consignment Sale will be held. Farmers interested in selling equipment should contact C. Fauver. Roger Griffin will be the auctioneer. Stewartville School Board member Myron Clark was elected vice president of the Minnesota School Board Association during the annual meeting last week. The fire siren that rang out Tuesday turned out to be a false alarm. A car, parked in the lot adjoining the fire hall, had apparently been left running, overheated, and someone thinking it was on fire, turned in the call. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Feb. 24, 1938 Although no definite word has been received by local station agent E. C. Peterson, it is reported that the afternoon passenger train going north to Rochester is to be discontinued in the near future. A new train will be put on between Rochester and the Twin Cities. The taking off of the train will cut down on our mail service, leaving only one mail delivery a day. The Racine Rustlers 4-H Club welcomed 34 new members to the club during their enrollment meeting. Miss Mae Stephenson, County Home Demonstration Agent, presented the club with a Gold Seal for their charter, as one of the three awards given to outstanding clubs in the county last year. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1933 Marjorie Eppard, Eileen Egen and Howard Welch were declared winners in the three divisions of the declamatory contest held at the high school last Monday night. The winner of this contest will take part in the sub-district contest to be held in Byron this week. Alois Kiefer of Racine has been awarded the state oratorical championship representing Carleton College at the Minnesota state contest which was held at Hamline University in St. Paul recently. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1923 John Hale and lady friend, Miss Cena Ellingrod, spent last Sunday evening at the home of Ben Neill and family listening to the radio. William Kelly, a pioneer resident of Olmsted County and one of the funders of St. Bridget's parish, which was established in 1854, died last Friday, death being due to old age. He was one of the most active members in starting the Father Mathews Temperance Society.