10/25/2017 2:03:00 PM 10 years ago -- Making quilts for hurricane and flood victims
FIVE YEARS AGO Sept. 25, 1021 The Economic Development Authority (EDA), at its regular monthly meeting last week, again discussed extending the city's agreement with Henry and Luella Schumann for one more year. The agreement could lead to more development in north Stewartville. Stewartville and area residents may turn in their unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Stewartville Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Street Beat question to Stewartville students: Why did you decide to give blood at the Mayo Clinic Blood Drive? Will Gisler, "It's nice to know that you're helping people - people who need the blood...." Jack Howell, "I would expect other people to give blood if I got hurt...." Dustin McHenry, "It feels good that you can save three people with 10 minutes of work...." Michael Malone, "I wanted to help people. This is my first time...." The Stewartville football team went into last Friday night's matchup against Rochester Lourdes undefeated and looking to take control of the HVL conference, but that was not to be as Lourdes, looking for payback for the two defeats handed to them by Stewie last season, came in and dominated the Tigers on both sides of the ball during a disappointing 41-7 homecoming loss. Seniors Aaron Simmons and Blair Honsey were selected as the king and queen of "A Fairy Tale Homecoming" at Stewartville High School last week. TEN YEARS AGO Oct. 2, 2007 A new sign declaring "Hanson's Country Store" will soon greet customers accustomed to doing business at Stewartville's Ace Hardware. Marty Hanson, co-owner of the store, said the name change became effective last week. Even so, the store will continue to offer its familiar inventory and service, Hanson said. The Stewartville tennis team split a pair of matches last week, beating Shattuck-St. Mary's 5-2 in non-conference action on Sept. 25, before falling to Lake City 5-2 in HVL action on Sept. 27. Jackie DeGeus was named queen and Joe Dahl was king of Stewartville High School's 2007 homecoming. Stewartvilla residents who made quilts for hurricane and flood survivors include Eileen Schroeder, Lucyle Varpness, Gladys Claeys, Bertha Maloney and John Maloney. Root River Estates residents who made quilts for Hurricane Katrina survivors and Rushford area residents affected by the recent flooding include Florence Paulson, Ivadean Isensee, Ray Hammond, Irene Drewes, Florence Jack and Arlene Konrady. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Oct. 1, 2002 Kelly Robertson and Isaac Johnson were crowned queen and king of Stewartville's homecoming. The Stewartville High School Band returned from the 15th annual Waseca Marching Classic with two tall Class AAA first place trophies - one for parade competition and the other for its field show. The Stewartville girls cross country team fell one point shy 48-49, of ousting tourney champs, the Kingsland Knights, at the Lanesboro/Fillmore Central Invitational at Harmony Golf Course on Sept. 24. TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1997 The sun shone right through many a combine cab last week, as farmers took to the soybean harvest amid sunny and warm skies. Corn harvest should begin in earnest this week. Stewartville Driftskippers Snowmobile Club marks its 25th year. Aaron Meyer and Gina Schrandt were announced as 1997 Homecoming king and queen. Carrie Noble was honored for becoming the first Tiger ever to reach the 1,000 kill mark. Coach John Dzubay presented her with a ball noting her accomplishment. Stewartville Boy Scouts from Troop 56 did their fall clean-up of Hwy. 63 from Stewartville to Racine. Helping with the clean-up were Ken Mann, William Mann, Tyler Carlson, Julie Hayes, Marcus Daniels, Thom Kraetsch, Joshua Mann, Simon Hayes and Ronn Carlson. Troop 56 cleans the stretch in the spring and fall. Mrs. Kathy Pinke-Thorson's fourth grade class at Bonner made a major contribution to the school's nature center last week - six picnic tables that the class members made themselves. No injuries were reported when a hose began leaking LP gas from a truck parked at the Greenway Co-op Bulk Plant on Sixth Street SW Sunday. Stewartville Fire Chief Mike Ryan said that a passerby reported a strong smell and reported it to the fire department. The leak was quickly fixed. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1992 Three Stewartville teens escaped serious injury Friday afternoon, when the car in which they were riding skidded off the county road and flew 60 feet landing in the Root River. The three, David Havlik, Heath Bakken and Jeff Finn, were treated and released from St. Marys Hospital. The Stewartville branch of Martz Furniture will open its doors on Thursday at the former site of Warren's Department Store. THIRTY YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1987 Wes and Tillie Foss of Stewartville will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville. Homecoming Royalty at SHS are Mike Schindler, Jeff Byrne, Scott DeGeus, Kayla Lund, Missi Golberg, Gina Rollie, Jenny Frytak, Jenny VanDeWalker, Mike Fibison and Tim O'Brien. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1982 Henry Schumann of High Forest Township led the Minnesota Township Officers delegation to the third annual National Association of Township Officers conference held in Washington D.C. In early September. Stewartville's 18 game regular season win streak came to an end last Friday when Lake City scored a 20-6 victory over the local gridders. FORTY YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1977 1997 Stewartville Homecoming royalty have been named: Doreen Robertson is queen and her court includes Amy Ace, Lori Peterson, Jill Jones and Shelly Wilson. The Stewartville Parent Teacher Organization will meet to discuss the building needs of Central Elementary School. FIFTY YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1967 Ric Fauver scored both of Stewartville's touchdowns as he led the Tigers to a 13-9 Homecoming victory over Kasson-Mantorville on Friday. It was Stewartville's third straight conference win and kept them in a tie for first place with Kenyon. With only one week to go, only one person has filed for any of several village offices to be filled in the next election. The lone candidate as of Tuesday was Larry Gray, who filed for re-election to the council. Those whose terms are expiring are Mayor Robert Foss, Councilmen Otis Dodge and Gray, and Justice of the Peace Herb Horton and Clinton Westrum. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 9, 1947 Work has begun on the new seed-cleaning and processing plant at the local Farmers Elevator here. The building will be of frame construction, the ground dimensions being 26x30 feet and 59 feet or five stories high. A big weekend is in store for local football fans. In conjunction with the Homecoming program, the local school and village will dedicate our new recreation field. The Mothers Club will serve coffee and hamburgers at the game, with proceeds going to the school's athletic fund. The Stewies playing sloppy ball, stopped LeRoy by the score of 25-0 to chalk up their 11th straight victory without being scored upon. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1937 Sale of the Kumm Cafe to J. H. McCarthy, former resident of Stewartville, was announced Monday. Mr. McCarthy plans to move here with his family within the next 10 days. In the meantime, Fred Kumm and wife have charge of the popular cafe. A drastic shortening of the pheasant season from nine half days to three half days was announced last week. This action was taken after a second survey by game wardens indicated a marked shortage of pheasants. Shooting during the three-day season will be from noon-5 p.m. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1922 The Cussons Milling Co. has just installed one of the latest improved blending plants for making self-rising pancake flour. They have chosen Peerless as the name for the flour. Dr. Fawcett is in Chicago taking a short course in medical and surgical study. A row of gas pipe hitching posts and rails now offer accommodations to the public in front of the Moore block.