11/1/2017 2:15:00 PM 10 years ago -- Progressive Dinner to be held Sunday
FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 2, 2012 Almost 400 students from 23 area school districts visited the Roeder farm to take part in the annual Stewartville Invitational last Wednesday, Sept. 24. Peter Lex of Grand Meadow was honored with a Tiger Token from the Stewartville School Board for designing T-shirts and a banner for Central Intermediate School's teachers and staff. The Stewartville Farmers Market ended its season Sept. 26. The market runs from May through September at Striker's Corner. Local and area residents enjoyed a closeup view of the newly remodeled Stewartville American Legion Post 164 during an open house celebration held Sept. 27. The Stewartville Lioness Club celebrated its last hurrah last week. Charter members attending the goodbye dinner and program for the club included Amy Koehn, Sharon Bernard, Marilyn Howard, Sharon Moehnke, Joan Murphy, Olive Peterson and Lois Jorstad. The club was chartered in 1976. TEN YEARS AGO Oct. 9, 2007 Despite objections from the president of a nearby neighborhood association, the city's Planning Commission has given developer Brian Ferson the go-ahead to proceed with his three-phase plan to build 103 townhomes and single-family homes in northeast Stewartville. Although the weather felt more like July, hundreds of shoppers enjoyed the annual Fall Harvest Day at the parking lot near Stewartville City Hall on a warm and windy Saturday, Oct. 4. Pat Johnson, Stewartville Public Library director, has announced that the library will be a deposit site for the United Way of Olmsted County's community winter outerwear drive. The 23rd annual Progressive Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a band concert at Grace Evangelical Free Church followed by hors d oeuvres. The main course will be served at Zion assisted by the Methodist church. Dessert can be enjoyed at St. Bernard's at 7 p.m. Exploding for 18 third quarter points, the Stewartville football team ruined homecoming for the Cannon Falls Bombers in a 38-6 thrashing on Oct. 5. Amos and Lela Henke, both 96 years old, celebrated their 74th anniversary at the Stewartville Care Center on Sept. 15. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 2002 If Ford Motor Co. decides to build a regional warehouse in Stewartville, the positive economic benefits would reverberate throughout the community, City Administrator Tony Chladek said last week. Gathered around one of the barns at the Les and Jo Olson farm on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 25 visitors from Switzerland wrote quick notes, examined the cows on display and learned all they could about raising quality Brown Swiss cattle. Several members of the Zion Lutheran Church congregation took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 29. The church broke ground for a $2 million addition. The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce 4th annual Fall Harvest Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stewartville City Hall parking lot. Be sure to register at participating chamber businesses to win prizes. FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1972 The Stewartville Lions Club began its "Trick or Treat" candy sales this week with the proceeds designated for the Stewartville High School band's proposed trip to Pennsylvania. Stewartville's homecoming royalty are Nan King, Pat Simon, Ann McDonnough, Jill Smith and Vicki Edge. The football team will announce its choice for queen today. FIFTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1962 Favored with beautiful fall weather, Stewartville High School's homecoming was an outstanding success. Patty Jean Gerber was crowned homecoming queen. The ninth grade received first place for its parade float, which had for its theme, "Bomb Cannon Falls with Cannon Balls." In the football game, the Tigers held Cannon Falls to a 7-7 tie. Members of the Friendly Circle Club met at the Fish House for a luncheon on Tuesday. During the business meeting, the following officers were elected for the new year: Mrs. Clara Hanken, president; Mrs. Gloria Denny, vice president and Mrs. Rose Ballard, secretary-treasurer. SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 2, 1952 Mel Dubbels is celebrating his fifth year in the grocery business in Stewartville by holding a big anniversary sale this weekend. There will be free orchids for the ladies and free balloons for the kiddies. Footballville, USA - The Stewartville Tigers won their first Whitewater conference football game of the season and their third straight game of the year last Friday night when they walloped Wabasha 25-0 on the Indians' gridiron. The High Forest Community Church will celebrate its fifth anniversary next Sunday, Oct. 5, with special services and a fellowship dinner at the noon hour. Speaker will be the Rev. Roger Richards of Woodville, Wis., who was the first pastor of the church. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1932 This has been a real moving week in Stewartville. Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Swab started the "moving bee" on Monday when they moved onto their farm southwest of here. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johnson moved into the Swab house. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bjerke and family have moved into the Jackson Cussons residence, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hammon have moved into Mrs. Nellie Griffith's residence across from the park. A bad wreck was averted near the depot this morning by the prompt stopping of a string of freight cars when two cars jumped the track near the Farmer's Elevator. The morning passenger train was forced to use the side track to get around the derailed cars. By defeating West Concord last Friday, 18-0, the Stewies kept their slate clean. The locals made 11 first downs to five for West Concord. A second meeting of the Racine farmer's holiday unit was held at Racine Monday at which time Ed Egen was elected permanent chairman. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1922 At a recent meeting of the Stewartville Board of Education, the following officers were elected: Mrs. J. E. Benedict, president; Mrs. John Cussons, clerk, and Tobias Hogenson, treasurer. E. E. Horton, manager of the Pastime Theatre, announced that he has booked some big pictures at the theatre for the fall and winter. Among them are "Rags and Riches," "Rich Man's Wives," and "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis. Two new baby boys are reported from Rock Dell, one at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Golberg on Sept. 19 and the other at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rud on Sept. 20.