11/9/2017 11:28:00 AM 85 years ago -- Mother gives birth to 15 ½ lb. boy
FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 9, 2012 The members of a city committee are pleased with a preliminary draft of a newly-extended agreement to continue developing the Schumann Business Park in north Stewartville. Mayor Jimmie-John King proclaimed this Saturday, Oct. 13 as White Cane Day in the city of Stewartville. On that day, members of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club will stand near a number of local businesses to collect for the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation. Lion members on hand to witness the signing of the proclamation include Kay Tvedt, Sharon Moehnke, Jennifer Hruska, Clair Mrotek and Tammy Fritz. After a 5-1 loss to the Winona Winhawks in the Lake City tourney opener, the Stewartville girls soccer team bounced back, recording a 5-0 shutout over the host team on Sept. 29. Shanalyn Bird from High Forest Chippewa Champions 4-H Club won Senior Hi Point Performance at the State Fair with her horse, Caught U Peekin. Isaac Harreld, a fifth-grader at Central Intermediate School, completed his summer reading log and earned a certificate for a personal pan pizza from Pizza Ranch and tokens that he can use on the next Chuckie Cheese-Stewartville Schools Day on Thursday, Oct. 25. TEN YEARS AGO Oct. 16, 2007 After about 45 minutes of discussion inside a packed City Hall last week, the Stewartville City Council decided to stick with an ordinance requiring residents to remove their vehicles from city streets only after it snows two inches or more between Nov. 1 and April 1. On Sunday, Oct. 7, a Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Stewartville Sportsman's Club to honor Andrew Skuster, who has earned the Eagle Award, Scouting's highest honor. The Cardiac Kids returned to win another pivotal bout at perennial power Kasson-Mantorville on the last snap of the game last Friday. With six ticks of the clock, senior quarterback Donnie Beddow surged into the end zone on a keeper, then connected on a jump ball to 6-4 junior receiver Tom Gisler for the two-point conversion to post the 33-26 final. The Stewartville Kiwanis Club has honored Stewartville Middle School sixth-graders for making good citizenship decisions at school. Terrific Kids for the weeks of Sept. 4-7 and Sept. 10-14 include Emma Hale, Riley Paulson, Bonnie Wells, Sam Edge, Breanna Smith, Tyler Hickman and Alan Mouchet. Local Stewartville residents participated in the State 4-H Horse Show from Sept. 13-17 in St. Paul. They include Mary Hurley, Jennifer Hurley, Sierra Haack, Mara Maschoff and Stacy Oftedahl. Caleb Miller, 10, received a new kidney from his dad, Kory, during a 5 ½ hour operation. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Oct. 15, 2002 The earth movers have already begun doing their work as developer Les Radcliffe continues with his plans to build 19 townhomes just south of the Root River and west of Meadow Park. Shoppers who attended the Stewartville Area Chamber's Fall Harvest Day purchased flowers at the Vern and Mary Boettcher booth, which featured pumpkins, squash, Indian corn and more. Jan Gustafson of Stewartville was the winner of $100 worth of Stewartville Bucks in a drawing at the Stewartville Chamber of Commerce's Fall Harvest Day. Gleason Concession and Catering was selected as the mystery business for the day. Hundreds of local and area residents gathered at the Stewartville Civic Center for the 10th annual Stewartville Lions Club harvest dinner on Sunday, Oct. 6. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 13, 1982 Lynn Rusciano has opened the Fitness Center, located behind State Farm Insurance in the building formerly occupied by ServiceMaster. Rusciano, who has a background in aerobics, already has seven classes three days a week. The Stewartville boys cross country team edged out the Lake City Tigers by two points, 38-40, in an Oct. 4 home game. The Stewartville volleyball team lost its second conference match of the season Oct. 5, dropping a match to Lake City 8-18, 14-18. The Rev. John Spradlin of Youngestown, Ohio has accepted the call to become pastor of First Baptist Church of Stewartville. THIRTY YEARS AGO Oct. 13, 1987 Gina Rollie and Mike Fibison were crowned homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at the high school on Oct. 5. Willie and Mary Nelson of Stewartville have purchased Groenenboom's Meat Market from Mark and Vicki Groenenboom. The Nelsons took over the business located at 515 South Main on Oct. 6, changing the name to Willie's Meat Stop. The 1987 Community Services Award was presented to Don Drewes. Jerry and Roseanne Fix celebrated their recent purchase of Warren's Department Store with a grand opening last week. Welcoming them to the business community were members of the Chamber Ambassadors, Clayton Cram, Harry Sykes, Harlan Haugen, Joe Himmer and Dwayne Ostrem. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 16, 1947 The Stewartville football team celebrated homecoming by running roughshod over Dodge Center by the unbelievable score of 66-0, thus extending its unmarred record to 12 straight. In these 12 games, the Tigers have chalked up 337 points to their opponents' none. Heiser scored five touchdowns in the contest and Egan had two touchdowns. A new indication of the degree in which Midwest farmers are swinging to support Harold E. Stassen, Minnesota's former governor, in the race for the Republican nomination for president, came this week with announcement of the results of a poll taken by the Wisconsin Agriculture and Farmer. It showed that Stassen is the first choice of Wisconsin farmers for the nomination by a big margin over Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. The price for a a bushel of corn is $3.05. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 1937 Playing a listless and indifferent brand of football, the Stewies lost to LeRoy, 13-0 at the latter's field on Friday. The boys did not have the spark, nor zip, displayed in the Plainview and Adams games and consequently were outfought and outplayed for three-quarters of the tilt. Only on occasion did the locals show what they are capable of doing and the loyal fans who followed them to LeRoy were bitterly disappointed. The annual meeting of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Winona District of the Methodist Church will be held in Stewartville on Tuesday, Oct. 19. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 13, 1932 Thieves entered the Chicago Great Western depot here some time Sunday night and stole several boxes of freight and looted four mail sacks. A pair of rubbers and an unknown amount of parcel post were taken. A 15 ½ pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Engels of Pleasant Grove township Tuesday morning. This is said to be the heaviest baby ever born in Olmsted County. The local football team kept up their winning stride Friday by defeating the fast Lanesboro eleven 12-0 on the local gridiron. Trucks have been busy this week hauling rock to the hitching ground to the south of the pump house. The rock is being taken from the hill that is being cut down on North Main Street and is being given to the village for future use on the streets. Seven local truck drivers hauling livestock to Austin had an exciting time Tuesday evening when they were stopped near Austin by picketing farmers. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 1922 Dr. C. E. Fawcett, physician, and Dr. E. F. Wagner, dentist, have together purchased an up-to-date International X-ray machine. Gasoline has dropped 2 cents a gallon here. Percy Engel, a local youth who won several awards in calf club shows recently, owns the best calf in the United States. He was awarded first prize at the National Dairy Show held this week in St. Paul. The attendance at the Methodist Sunday School last Sunday was over 100, the first time in several months. The increase in attendance is due to the fact that the school now meets after the morning worship service. This schedule will continue until the first of May next year. The local high school football team won from the Rochester second team Friday afternoon 6-0 in a game played here. Daughters were born on Oct. 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowrie and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kramer. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 1897 Vern Duncanson found a purse last week containing $48. It was claimed by a Pleasant Grove man who was much elated in receiving back his own.