6/6/2018 1:58:00 PM 15 years ago -- Fourteen candidates via for the Miss Stewartville title
FIVE YEARS AGO May 21, 2013 The Stewartville Lions Club honored the Stewartville High School Students of the Month at a luncheon at Riverview Greens Country Club on May 16. Students of the Month include Ethan Yost, Paul Trisko, Aaron Simmons, Matthew Terhaar, Autumn Kruse, Liz Waugh, Emily Ahart, Christina Meline, and Dillon Welter. Street Beat question, What does Memorial Day mean to you and how do you celebrate the holiday? Howard Sloneker, "Memorial Day is memories of the past, and looking to the future. It's about those who have served in the past and those who continue serving...." Beverly Farlow, "I'm going to Iowa, to a little town outside Des Moines, to see my dad's grave. He's in the military cemetery down there. He served in France in World War II...." Rev. Larry La Dassor, "On Memorial Day, we have an opportunity to honor those who have given their lives for our country and those who have served our country to keep America free and to bring peace to other parts of the world...." Owen Sass, "I march in the Memorial Day parade with the Legion, and then we go out and visit all the area cemeteries, and we also stop at a couple of bridges to honor those lost at sea...." A five-year-old from Stewartville will be participating in the National American Miss Minnesota to be held June 1-2 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. Keenah Marlene Rene Huggenvik will be participating in the Princess 4-6 age division. Dillon Welter, a senior at Stewartville High School, has won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC, courtesy of People's Energy Cooperative. Richard King will celebrate his 90th birthday at a celebration to be held at Florence Park Pavilion. Erin Lamb and Kayla Meyer, have won bicycles courtesy of the Stewartville Masonic Lodge. Students who read books earn tickets for a drawing. Bob Lee and Len Griffith presented the bikes to the students. Stewartville United Educators honored Cindy Berger and Joy Mann as Teachers of the Year and Friends of Education were Jim Wellhaven of Wellhaven Music and Jim and Ruby Jensen. Retiring educators include Karen Wagner, Bill Glomski, Dave Nystuen and Bonnie Loftus. TEN YEARS AGO May 20, 2008 Four Stewartville High School seniors who earned seven academic letters each throughout middle school and high school were named recipients of the Perpetual Scholarship Trophy last week. The students include Jared Lutteke, Erika Sahl, Michael Goeldi and Tyler Denny. With a new Fareway Foods grocery store on its way to Stewartville, city officials dotted some i's and crossed a few t's to welcome the new business to town last week. The Stewartville boys golf team earned HVL team championship honors May 15. Tiger team members include Travis Wellik, Will Fredricksen, Blake Honsey, Austin Mulleneaux, Tim Bergeson and Andre Joyce. Jackie DeGeus and Kaela Koalska, Stewartville High School seniors, each received a $300 Kiwanis Club scholarship. Stewartville High School seniors who were honored throughout the year by Stewartville Lions as its Students of the Month include Jared Lutteke, Erin Ness, Carly Mercer, Andrea Hogan, Amy Wohlhuter, Danielle Yeadon, Jackie DeGeus, Kaela Koalska and Erika Sahl. Fifth grade Math Masters include Elizabeth Christie, Jacob West, Jared Trisko, Abbi Rickman, Alex Johnston, Jenna Willenborg, Olivia Oehlke and Lauren Mikel. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO May 27, 2003 Fourteen girls are in the running for the title of Miss Stewartville. The candidates include Kristina Babcock, Brittany Brady, Breanna Boyum, Tanna Farnsworth, Becky Gehling, Emily Grendahl, Sarah Johnson, Kristen Kelly, Mia King, Jackie Lund, Lacie Malone, Nikki Meyerhofer, Emilee Nelson and Kathryn Oeltjen. The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Centertown Floral, and Brian Garnatz, to the local business community with an official ambassador visit last week. Willow Creek Nursery and Garden Center and owner Mark McLaughlin, received a visit from Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors last welcoming them to the business community. Teachers and staff members retiring from their Stewartville School District jobs include Ann Stevenson, Roy Sugden, Sharon Morlock, Janice Hagen, Faye Finley, Colleen Richards and Diane Chisholm. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 26, 1998 After several years of discussion, the Stewartville bike and walking trails are finally being paved. Once the $66,000 project is completed, trails connecting four of the five city parks will be paved. Kiddie Park, Meadow Park, Florence and Bear Cave will all received paved trails. Mildred Johnson retired after 41 of teaching, 39 of those in Stewartville. Laura Hoover and Calli Babcock were chosen as poppy princesses, while Bonnie Archer, was chosen as poppy queen during the regular meeting of the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164. The new slate of Jaycee officers include, Brian Ferson, Ernie Moeller, Al Chihak, Rollie Frank, Kimberly Donahoe, Ginny Peterson, Lori Feltis, Peggy Chihak and Missy Dodd. Three Stewartville seniors were named to the 1998 HVL All Conference Team. They include first baseman/pitcher, Jake Morlock, infielder/pitcher, Justin DeBoer, and third baseman/pitcher, Dan Morgan. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 25, 1993 Stewartville's $3.9 million Main Street reconstruction and widening project will get underway this week, and detours around the project will be put into place June 1, according to Ulland Bros. project engineer Bruce Emerson. An open house in honor of Carol Hall's 85th birthday will be held June 5 at her home in Stewartville. Gary and Wendy Meyerhofer of Racine announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Ann, on May 18. Kelly Schrandt was presented the Dan Garrison Award during the Senior Honor Banquet held Wednesday at SHS. Stewartville went up against the "big boys" - schools with enrollments almost three times their size - and walked away with the second place trophy at Class AA True Team Boys Track Saturday in Blane. The Stewartville High School Boys' Golf squad ended their regular season last week with a bronze placing in the HVL, and were playing in Sub-Section 2A competition at Adams as the Star was going to press yesterday. Winners of the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary Unit #164 essay contest were Kristin Bro and Eric Call. Two Stewartville High School juniors will represent the community at the 45th annual American Legion Boys' State to be held at St. Olaf College in Northfield June 13-19. The boys selected were Scott Lyman and Matt Schrandt. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 24, 1988 Four teachers took advantage of an early retirement incentive program. They were Doris Benjamin, Marian Kjos, Howard Sloneker and Mary Lou Wontock. Elizabeth Howe and Michelle Robey both fulfilled dreams of "going for the gold" last week when being awarded Girl Scouting's Gold Award May 17 during ceremonies in Rochester. At the 135th Masonic Grand Lodge Communication held in Bloomington, Stewartville Masons were recognized as Lodge of the Year. Gina Rollie was the recipient of the Dan Garrison Memorial Award during the senior honor banquet Wednesday at SHS. The girls of the SHS track team did themselves proud last week, taking a fifth place in the HVL conference meet and featured two all-conference picks before the day was over. Both Beth Howe and Michelle Robey took the all-conference honors after taking firsts in their events. American Legion Auxiliary Unit #164 member Lil Rath, received the Poppy Queen crown last Monday during the Auxiliary's regular meeting. All three Stewartville School Board members running for re-election returned to their posts to serve another three-year term. They are Clayton Bliese, Gladys Carroll and Harlen Renken. Marilyn Johnson was named manager of Stewartville's newest business, World Travel Systems. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 25, 1983 Robert Haehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haehn of Racine, has been selected to attend the 35th annual Boys State. The junior was chosen at a meeting of the Ivan Stringer American Legion Post 164. In the lightest voting turnout since 1971, Steven Schwarz, Darrel Splittstoesser and Mary Kuisle were all elected to the Stewartville School Board. SHS senior Sue Lewis is getting ready not only for her commencement exercises, but for her participation in the Miss Rochester pageant. Aiding her effort is a former Miss Rochester, Linda Jestus. FORTY YEARS AGO May 25, 1978 Ralph Mathias, a High Forest Township farmer, shot himself fatally early Monday morning in rural Osage, Iowa, just south of the Minnesota border near Lyle. Mathias, 42, shot himself in the head with a shotgun after sheriff's deputies from three counties surrounded the Iowa home of Jean Bigelow, a 35-year-old widow. Mrs. Bigelow was wounded by Mathias before he turned the gun on himself. She had been shot in the face, although she is listed in satisfactory condition at St. Marys Hospital. Attorney General Warren Spannaus ruled that the school buildings may be demolished when the school board determines that it is in the best interest of the district. From that opinion, the school board will decide whether to demolish the 1900 portion of Central School. The ground would probably be used for playground space. FIFTY YEARS AGO May 23, 1968 The children of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Golberg of rural Stewartville managed to "keep it in the family" as daughter Mary was crowned queen of the 4-H Gypsy Frolic Saturday. Son, Ollie, succeeded his brother, Joseph, as king of the festivities. Lake City edged the Stewartville Tigers 2-1 Tuesday to win the outright title to the 1968 Hiawatha Valley League Conference baseball championship. A Stewartville High School senior, Cynthia Barr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Barr, will compete in Minnesota's first Princess Soya contest to be held June 1 in Sleepy Eye. SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 27, 1948 Yellow carnations and navy blue and yellow, insignia of the Class of 1948, will be very much in view as the 46th annual commencement exercises honor 41 graduates which convenes at the high school auditorium Friday. Fifteen Stewartville Boy Scouts attended the three-day Gamehaven Area Council Camporee at Whitewater State Park. Scouts attending were Milton Howe, Harold Mulhern, Dale Crowley, Richard Swygman, Donald McClintock, Billy Jo and Jack Bratrud, Donald House, Dick Heiser, Richard Egen, Dick Born, Russell Wilson, Wayne Ware, David Hoeft and Gene Runkle. Acting as leader for the camping trip was Dr. R. J. Kerich. Chuck Heiser won a decisive victory in the 100 yard dash to the tune of 10.2, and a tie for first in the 220 at 22.7. This qualifies him for the State meet June 1 at the University of Minnesota. Katherine McNeal, high school honor student, has been announced as the winner of a full term scholarship to the College of St. Teresa in Winona.