3/21/2018 12:38:00 PM 40 years ago -- Sport team captures first-ever title
FIVE YEARS AGO March 5, 2013 Patty Klennert is very excited about what she calls her "dream job offer" to teach English and drama at the American School of Doha in Doha, Qatar. The Stewartville School Board granted her a two-year leave of absence from her position as a speech and language arts teacher in Stewartville schools. Four new members were inducted into the Stewartville Morning Lions during the club's board meeting on Feb. 11. The new members are Cheryl Roeder, Wayne Freiheit, and Paul and Kari Justin. Cub Scouts from Pack 156, Den 5 crossed over to Boy Scouts during a ceremony at the Stewartville American Legion on Feb. 14. The Webelos who took part in the bridging ceremony included Nathan Edholm, Nicholas Bruhnke, Mitchell Jay, Ian Ross and William Mueller. Marilyn Nash received a Tiger Token for her volunteer efforts on behalf of Stewartville schools. Jim Parry, a sixth-grade teacher at Stewartville Middle School, plans to run on a treadmill at the Rochester Area Family Y from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday, March 8. He hopes to raise money for the YMCA Annual Support Campaign, which supports Y memberships and program scholarships. TEN YEARS AGO March 4, 2008 Operators of 42 booths and more than 30 home-based and craft vendor businesses will put their wares on display at Stewartville Middle School this Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gleason's Concessions and the Stewartville United Methodist Church will sell food from the middle school cafeteria. Bruce Babcock was the top Tiger wrestler at the MSHSL Class AA State Championships at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul Feb. 27-March 1, placing fourth. Andrew Langseth is the new associate pastor of worship and student ministries at Grace Evangelical Free Church. Abby Holst and Brandon Lecy were queen and king of Stewartville High School's winter ball on Feb. 23. Other members of the court included Emily Rainey, Karyn Christian, Olivia Skic, Mackenzie Peterson, Derek Robey, David Fritsch, Tom Gisler and Zack Tuffley. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO March 11, 2003 Dr. David Thompson, received the Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). He was honored for his leadership, concern for students and active involvement in professional and community affairs. Street Beat question: If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Alan Chilson, "Hawaii. It's lovely there. It's at least 55 degrees all the time. It's just out of this world...." Sarah Miller, "I'd go to New York City. My aunt just had a baby there in December and I missed my chance to go. I wish I could have gone...." Monica McGuire, "I'd go to Cancun for the sun, the sand and the fun. I like the beach. It would be great to leave the cold, get to a warmer climate and soak up the sun...." Kory Miller, "Some place in the Caribbean, to get away from the cold weather. I'd probably golf, lie out on the beach and just do a whole lot of nothing...." Verna Boyum will turn 95 years old on March 13. She is thankful for a long, productive life, and grateful that she lives at the Stewartville Care Center, which she calls "a wonderful place to be." During Academic Triathlon competition and claiming an undisputed first place finish in an eight-team field was the Challenger Division (5th-6th grade) team of Theresa Twohey, Derek Robey, Natalie Feltis, Carley McHenry and Heidi Himmer. Stewartville Middle School eighth grader Tom Venzke upset classmate Kelly Simon to claim first place honors in the recently completed fifth annual SMS Cribbage Club Tournament. Amanda Benedict earned the third place honor. Earning a second place finish in the nine-team meet during Academic Triathlon competition, was the four-person Challenger Division (5th-6th grade) team of Abby Holst, Megan Mueller Kayla Kafka and Sam Hovda. Les and Jo Olson received High Dollar Value Colored Breed Herd honors in DHIA Olmsted County. Robert and Jeannette Sheehan received fourth for High Dollar Herd Honors in Olmsted County based on dollar value. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 10, 1998 Local cheerleaders competed in the Cannon Falls Cheerleading Competition Saturday. Girls competing included Heidi Trulson, Nikki Campbell, Beth Scott, Briana Segar, Katy Zeimet, Jenny Bleifus, Jessie Sowers, Crystal Quimby and Julie Ellinghuysen. Two local students represented Stewartville in the Region 10 Spelling Bee held March 3. Central Elementary fifth grader Jeff Johnson was spelled down in round two, while SHS student Becca Stiles was spelled down in the fourth round. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that Stewartville will be represented among 11 area schools at the sixth annual Toothpick Bridge Contest. Students will gather at the Rochester Community and Technical College and will design and build a bridge, using wooden toothpicks and glue, that will have a clear span of 550 millimeters. Awards will be given for strongest bridge, most anesthetically pleasing bridge, and most economical design. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 9, 1993 Members of the Racine Lions Club presented a check for $1,000 to Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch Director Bob Bardwell Saturday. The funds will be used to build a new recreation hall at the ranch. The SHS girls basketball team brought home their first Sub-Section 2A Friday - their first such title in 15 years. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 8, 1988 St. Columbanus Parish of Blooming Prairie will honor Father Paul Halloran on the occasion of his 35 years in the priesthood. Father Halloran served parishes in Winona, Mankato, Good Thunder, Pipestone and Stewartville. Tracy Fitzpatrick, a sophomore at Stewartville High School, has been selected to compete in the Olympia National Scholastic Typing Contest. Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Upty's Screenprinting to the business community last week. Located at 120 South Main, Upty's features a full line of screen printing services. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 9, 1983 Stewartville High School wrestler Greg Eaton places fourth in the Class A Wrestling High School Tournament in St. Paul. The Stewartville High School art department has been awarded a grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to set up a resident artist program. Chris Baird, a Minneapolis muralist, will be in Stewartville from Mid-March until April and will work with about 20 students from the high school and elementary school. Sarah Knapp has been elected to serve as president of the Stewartvilla Auxiliary. Serving as vice president is Elaine Christenson; as secretary, Vailey Jestus, and as treasurer, Alice Evenson. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held to honor the opening of the new Stewartville American Legion Clubroom. FORTY YEARS AGO March 9, 1978 The Stewartville High School girls' basketball squad captured the District 3 title and brought back to the hometown the first such trophy in the school's history of the sport. The girls beat Plainview to cop the title. The Stewartville Boy Scouts celebrated their 50th year of existence last week. The month will be highlighted by the annual Court of Honor. FIFTY YEARS AGO March 14, 1968 Village council members will hear a discussion concerning the Westside Improvement Project in a special public hearing March 26. All streets west of Highway 63 except for two will be graded and paved, gutters and curbs installed, and sewer work done. Mary Denny, Chris Garry, Dorothy Renken and Mrs. Wissink represented the Stewartville chapter of the Future Homemakers of America at the state meeting held in St. Paul. SEVENTY YEARS AGO March 11, 1948 Walter J. Schroeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Schroeder of Pleasant Grove, was initiated into the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity in Milwaukee, Wis. EIGHTY YEARS AGO March 10, 1938 A beauty and personality contest to be sponsored by Stewartville business firms will be held at the Lake Theatre March 29, and will result in the selection of some young woman of the city or vicinity to be "Miss Stewartville of 1938." Miss Stewartville will receive an engraved silver lovng cup and a presentation bouquet. Mrs. Tillie Weber Smith of Stewartville has been named county chairman of the Women's Relief Army for Control of Cancer. From "Student Static" Emilie Elizabeth Gathje: favorite colors, blue, yellow and pink; favorite foods, ice cream, cake and spinach; songs, "Ten Pretty Girls" and "Gold Mine in the Sky;" amusements, sleeping, hiking and radio, and ambition, to be just like Garbo. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 9, 1923 Mrs. Ann Cussons, a resident of Stewartville for many years, passed away at her home last Tuesday morning. Had she lived she would have been 87 years old on March 14. A large number of our people witnessed the eclipse of the moon last Friday evening. Saturday afternoon it started snowing and by 6 o'clock several inches had fallen. By Sunday morning it had subsided, but not until over a foot of the beautiful snow had fallen. A high wind Sunday piled the new fallen snow into drifts which held up train service on this branch of the Great Western. Jens Peterson, who has successfully operated a garage in Stewartville for some time past has enlarged his business by having associated with him Mr. Myron Rhoten of this city. Heretofore this garage has been the Ford headquarters of our city, but they have changed to the Star and Durant agencies, two of the latest popular motor vehicles. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO March 11, 1898 The war fever has struck our village and about 16 of our young men are preparing to wear uniforms and carry army guns. The boys have been mustered into the company at Spring Valley. Those who have enlisted from here are Charles Tubbs, L. G. Tubbs, Frank Dawleyk, D. J. Burke. E, Bliefuss, U. E. Madden, John Wooldridge, Martin Torkelson, C. W. Barrows, W. A. Grover, Henry Siewert, Charles Cattle, Frank Wright, Harry Johnson, W. Geiser and Frank Wittenberg. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 10, 1893 Mr. Murphy, the variety man, has leased the building next to the post office, and will soon move his stock from the hill. By careful attention to business, courteous treatment of his customers, and supplying them with the choicest in his line, Mr. H. R. Rice, the veteran butcher has built up a business he can justly be proud of.