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June 17, 2018

5/23/2018 4:12:00 PM
25 years ago -- FFA dairy team places first in state

FIVE YEARS AGO
April 30, 2013
The cash mob, an excited group of 58 shoppers, met at the City Hall parking lot on Friday afternoon, April 19. They took a short walk to Catch My Thrift and spent an average of $18.50 each, buying books, household items, kids clothes and much more.
Blending godly voices in beautiful harmony, the Rust College A'Cappella Choir charmed and captivated a large audience at the Stewartville Care Center on Tuesday morning, April 23.
Street Beat question: What do you most look forward to with the (late) coming of spring? Emma Rowen, "I like to play outside. I like to ride my bike, and swing on the swings, and play soccer. I'm on the SYAA light blue soccer team...." Sonja Stein, Camping. We camp locally. I like the campfire and cooking on the grill. We go camping a few times each summer...." Rachel Jones, "Planting flowers in the garden. We have a garden in the front and in the back of our house. We plant petunias. I work at the pool in the summer, so I'm looking forward to that again...." Tanner Nichols, "I like the disc golf course in town here. I go there pretty often when it's nice outside. I try to get there two or three times a week. It's a good way to relax...."
Hundreds of Stewartville and area residents attended the Stewartville Morning Lions Club's Baked Potato Supper at the Stewartville Civic Center on Monday, April 8. The Lions served more than 250 guests and raised $1,296.62 after expenses.
Peggy Paulson was crowned poppy queen, Brianna Ramaker, poppy princess, and Timothy Swenson, Jr., poppy prince during the April 15 meeting of the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary's regular meeting.
Charlie Baker and Mike Dexter, members of the Whitlock-Sonnenberg VFW Post 1215 of Rochester, presented Tom Slightam, owner of Jimmy's Salad Dressings & Dips of Stewartville, a plaque thanking Slightam and Jimmy's for its exceptional and dedicated support to veterans and veterans organization in the community.
Students in grades 9-12 named to the 4.0 honors list at Stewartville High School include: Sean Engel, Whitney Lloyd, Hannah Tapp, and Paul Trisko, grade 12; Rabecca Bredesen, Samuel Edge, and Angela Schams, grade 11; Nathan Abbott, Brooke Boshart, Derrick Fritz, Madisen Hart, Lauren Mikel, Meghan Schmitz, Abigail Sistad, Gabrielle Steinhoff, and Jared Trisko, grade 10, and Haley Ahart, Kyra Boland, Heather Husgen, Kayla Schlechtinger, Mariah Terhaar, Amelia Welter, and Jason Willenborg, grade 9.
Mystic Moon Designs Antiques & Collectibles was welcomed as a new chamber member with a recent ambassador visit. Welcoming owners, Al and Peg Chihak, were Deanna Stowers, Bill Schimmel, Ryan Davis, Erika Trempe, Beth Schmidt, Melissa Sue Martin, Jimmie-John King, Judy Schroeder, Angela Carr, Margaret Nelson, and Kim Brown.
Annette Fritz was the featured speaker at the Stewartville Area Foundation Dinner at Riverview Greens Country Club on Sunday, April 21.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 29, 2008
Ron Allen, the senior pastor of Stewartville's Zion Lutheran Church for 13 years, has announced his resignation effective Sunday, April 27.
Sheila Majerus was named 2008 poppy queen by members of the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 last week. Selected poppy princess was Laura Eberle, and poppy prince was Travis Capelle.
Before boarding a bus bound for Stewartville High School prom festivities in Mankato on Saturday, April 19, a number of couples visited Stewartville Care Center residents. The residents enjoy seeing the couples in their prom finery.
Stewartville Middle School students included in the 4.0 honor list following third quarter include, Nicole Amos, Caitlyn Nienow and Matthew Welter, grade 8; Abigail Bardwell, Elizabeth Bardwell, Lydia Bardwell, Sarah Blomquist, Melanie Bussan, Stephanie Bussan, Ashley Campbell, Ellen Emrich, William Gisler, Rebecca Guy, Isaac Kidd, Taylor Severson, Aaron Simmons, Nicole Skifton, Audrey Steinman, Matthew Terhaar, Paul Trisko and Sara West, grade 7, and Samuel Edge and Stephanie Schmidt, grade 6.
Ronn and Shirley Carlson of Stewartville, received the Stewartville Area Historical Society Preservation and Restoration Award for their work on their Sixth Street Southwest home.
Mary Bussman, a 1983 Stewartville High School graduate, is director of the Twin Cities Women's Choir as well as principal of Valley View Elementary School in Columbia Heights.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
May 6, 2003
A group of about 15 people gathered around the flagpole in front of Stewartville City Hall on Thursday, May 1, the National Day of Prayer. Pastor Jules Erickson, who hosted a prayer service at the Stewartville Civi Center that night, said the 25 people in attendance prayed for the Stewartville community, for all local organizations of faith, and for the ill and grieving.
Success measured in three wins and the team title from the first annual Diamond Classic highlighted another busy week for the Stewartville baseball team.
The Stewartville golf teams have been getting in quite a few strokes on the links recently. The boys continue to score well against HVL competition placing in the top three of the six-team HVL meets, while the young girls team continues to build experience.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1998
The Rev. Bentley J. Molskness and his wife, Shari, will officially be installed as pastors of the Stewartville Assembly of God church on Sunday during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Stewartville High School senior Katie Olson, daughter of Les and Jo Olson of rural Spring Valley, was named the 1998 Fillmore County Dairy Princess on Saturday, April 25, during the annual Fillmore County American Dairy Association banquet held at the Lanesboro Community Center.
FFA dairy cattle team is first in state. Members of the gold winning state dairy cattle judging team are Katie Olson, Kelly Predmore, Stacy Lichty and Ryan Griffin.
The Stewartville Women of Today have announced the winners of the annual Mother's Day Essay Contest. Winners include Kari Mikel, daughter of Nancy Mikel; Beth Huber, daughter of Jil Huber, and Laura Hoover, daughter of Vicki Hoover.
Stewies Pizza & Grill will hold its grand opening Tuesday through Sunday, May 5-10. Stewies owners Harla Morehart and Chad Mahlman promise you the best food, service and atmosphere.
Department of Natural Resources personnel set fire to a meadow between Bear Cave and Florence parks, last week. The burn is necessary every three to four years to encourage wildflower and prairie grass growth.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
May 4, 1993
The search for a new superintendent of Stewartville Schools may be over. Russell Hoeffner, superintendent of schools in the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District, reached verbal agreement with the Stewartville School Board on the contract Friday.
Tuesday the city council unanimously approved an 11 percent increase in water rates - 20 cents per gallon - effective June 1.
Stewartville's $39 million reconstruction and widening project may begin as soon as May 17, a Ulland Bros. spokesman said last week.
Business Professionals of America students who will compete at the national level, are Traci Holm, Janeal Spring, Bill Lepeak and Kasey Morlock.
SHS senior Janeal Spring, daughter of Kathleen Spring of Stewartville, has received a $1,000 Minnesota Masonic Public School Scholarship, one of 34 to be given statewide this year.
The Stewartville FFA Dairy Judging Team placed first in the state last week, during the state FFA convention, a placing that will send them to national competition in November in Kansas City, Mo. The team members are Coach Tom Hurley, Chad Capelle, Brad Suess, Steve Lichty and Aaron Olson.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 3, 1988
Herschel Hoaglan presented a check to Stewartville Mayor Larry Gray for $1,000 to be presented to the Lake Florence Restoration Committee. Hoaglan is a native of Stewartville, whose uncles operated the Cussons Mill on the Root River for many years.
Rev. David Preuss, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville has been chosen as the recipient of the 1988 Co-Worker of the Year Award from the Minnesota South District Director of Christian Education Conference.
River Trails Girl Scout Council held its third annual Silver and Gold Award Recognition Banquet May 17. Receiving the Gold Award from Stewartville were Michelle Robey and Elizabeth Howe.
A fire destroyed three storage buildings on the Reggie and Rosemary Oeltjen farm in Pleasant Grove Township Sunday.
The National Secondary Education Council announced today that SHS senior Michelle Robey has been named a Scholastic All-American.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 4, 1978
For the fourth time in two years, voters in the Stewartville School District turned down classroom and locker room space at the high school and an elementary facility to replace the vacated 1900 section of Central School, after a bond referendum failed at the polls.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 2, 1968
Elizabeth Mullenbach, blue-eyed, brown-haired Stewartville High School senior, was crowned the 1968 Mower County Dairy Princess at the dairy banquet at Adams Tuesday night. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chryst Mullenbach.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1948
Sixteen posters entered in the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Poster Contest were presented to judges for decision Monday and winners announced. First prize of $1.75, was awarded to Donald Smidt; second prize of $1.25 to Elaine Mullenbach, and third prize of 75 cents to Marlene Kuehntopp.
G. A. Risser returned last week from a several weeks visit at West Palm Beach, Fla. He was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. N. R. Duff, who will spend the summer here with her brother.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1938
B. A. Justman was elected chief of the local fire department at their annual meeting and banquet which was held at the Tews Hotel Tuesday. Guy T. Gilles was elected assistant chief, Lloyd Howe was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Fire captains are Harry Prescher and George Ellis, and truck drivers are B. A. Justman, Guy T. Gilles and Edgar Haack.
NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO
May 4, 1923
Rural mail carrier Allyn Geer is laid up with a severe attack of the flu. Frank Ryther is carrying mail on rural route 4 for Mr. Geer.
The members of the class of 1923 of the Stewartville High School are: Belca Campfield, Gladys Darling, Neva Engel, Ida Giere, Lucille Hall, Paul Joyce, Maynard Johnson, Sanford Kelly, Florence Lewis, Harold Lamp, Myrtle Munson, Ella McCall, Eleanor Monette, Evelyn Norsby, Raymond Russell, Hiram Ratcliff, Helen Stoltz, Winifred Smith, Avis Tubbs and Perdette Steele.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1898
The post office at Racine has been moved into the front part of the Schwarz hardware store. Mr Schwarz has put in a fine new set of boxes.
The Congregational ladies aid enjoyed their meeting at Racine last week Friday at the Brown House.
Miss Lizzie Prelvitz has accepted a position at G. J. Iberg's, having severed her long connection with The Economy a week ago at the expiration of her contract with them,
Russell & Parks have disposed of their dray line to R. J. Cunningham who will hereafter have a monopoly of the dray business in Stewartville.
L. G. Tubbs has planted a number of trees on his lots the past week. They were not cherry trees but Doc wants to keep his hatchet hidden all the same.
S. S. Tuttle has added to his very complete photographic outfit a fine cabinet for finished photographs.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
May 5, 1893
The Village of Pleasant Grove wants more girls to do housework. Wages are $2.50 a week.
The farmers are grumbling plenty at the present condition of the weather and are blaming it on the democratic administration.
The egg market has gone up to about 13 cents per dozen.
The temperature dropped to 29 above zero on April 28, which was the coldest April morning since 1887 when it dropped to 31 above zero on April 30.
The McBride boys brought in the balance of the young foxes dug out by them a few days ago and left them in the drug store on Monday.
A. Cornforth shipped a carload of fast horses to Texas last week.
The old school house was bid in by John Kelly, after a little spirited bidding, for $105.








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