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30 years ago -- Fast food restaurant opens in Stewartville

June 4, 2013
After heavy, relentless rains turned his fields into mud, Dave Bunde has decided not to plant most of his corn crop this year. Bunde, who normally oversees about 330 acres of corn on his farm just southeast of Stewartville, planted 97 of those acres on May 16, but has yet to put in the balance as of last week.
Standing in a steady rain falling from a dark gray sky, hundreds of Stewartville residents paid tribute to America's servicemen and women on Monday morning, May 27, during a Memorial Day service at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Several members of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club presented Cheryl and Craig Campbell with a check for $14,807.01, which represents the proceeds from a benefit held in the Campbells' honor on April 27. Cheryl was paralyzed from the waist down after she fell off her horse during a pole-racing competition at the Winona Equestrian Center last Nov. 9.
June 3, 2008
Speakers at the Friday, June 6 commencement ceremony for the Stewartville High School class of 2008, include Andrea Hogan, Jared Lutteke, Michael Goeldi, Erika Sahl and Kaela Koalska. About 139 SHS graduates will receive diplomas.
Street Beat question: Have you changed your lifestyle in response to the higher gas prices? Reid Westrum, "We've been carpooling. My wife and I both work in Rochester. We carpool about two or three days a week with a vehicle that gets better gas mileage...." Mel Harrington, "We try to take fewer trips. When the gas prices went up, we thought we could stay home rather than taking the trips we used to think were important...." John Heille, "We're driving the smaller car more. We're taking fewer tips and getting more things done with one trip. We're still planning to go to Colorado this summer...." Jeannie Niemeyer, "I make sure I stop on the way to and from work so I don't have to make any extra trips. I've cancelled all our vacation trips...."
With runners in scoring position during three innings, the Stewartville baseball team failed to score a run, and with one swing of the bat, number one-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa beat the Tigers 5-3 in the elimination game of the 1AA West Subsection tournament in Stewartville on May 26.
The Stewartville Child Care Center celebrated the graduation of four of its students with a program and picnic at the Stewartville Christian Church May 29. Graduates moving on to kindergarten include Kahleigh Dawson, Madelynn Kropp, Makayla Kennedy and Abby Teal.
June 10, 2003
The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the community's annual Summerfest celebration to be held June 29 through July 4. Committee leaders organizing the event include, Judy Schroeder, Arts in the Park co-chair; Connie Grisim, Chamber of Commerce president; Jo Schimek, parade co-chair; Jan Carr, Arts in the Park co-chair; Teresa Thompson, Miss Stewartville co-chair; Bill Schroeder, chair, teen and adult street dance; Clair Mrotek, parade co-chair; Margaret Nelson, Miss Stewartville co-chair, and Kevin Torgerson, chair of the Summerfest fun run/walk.
Lawrence Kellner received the Bishop's medal from Bishop Harrington at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville on Saturday, June 7. Kellner, the father of 11 children, makes rosaries from Job's-tears and gives them to first communicants and RCIA candidates.
The Friendship Wagon Train, traveling from Goodhue to Camp Winnebago in Caledonia, will make a stop in Stewartville on Tuesday, June 24. The wagons and riders will roll into town and camp for the night near the Stewartville United Methodist Church.
The Stewartville Lions Club held its awards ceremony at the 7th Rib in Racine on Tuesday, June 3. Lion of the Year was Harlan Haugen; Bob House was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow award, and Dilman Christie, Clifford Oestreich, George Rosin and Rev. John Kester received the Helen Keller Sight Award.
Tiger discus thrower Ricky Smith launched a season-best 164-11 to capture the bronze medal and third place at the MSHSL State Class A Track and Field championships June 6-7 in Blaine.
Since Sept. 9, a group of Middle School students have arrived in the Media Center at 7 a.m. on Monday mornings to take current events tests. The final test was a 30-point multiple choice test covering world happenings between the dates of March 17 and April 28. Top scorer for the 2002-2003 year was repeat champion, eighth grader, Laura Hoover. She has remained the top point leader since the first test scores were tabulated. Her score last year was 110 points out of 120 possible. This year she scored a nearly unbeatable 118!
June 9, 1998
Stewartville High School junior Elizabeth Sturm has been selected by Unit #164 of the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary to attend the annual Minnesota Girls State session June 14-20 in St. Paul.
Work on all portions of the Stewartville High School renovation and expansion project were in full swing this week, following the final day of classes at the school.
The Rev. Dr. David Preuss was named Lion of the Year during the Stewartville Lions Club's annual banquet last week. Also honored were four members for their 30 years of continuous membership in the club. They are Mel Harrington, Bob House, Chuck Murphy and Jim Slightam.
Stewartville seniors Tom Lofgren, Aaron Meyer and Nicole Wellik, ended sterling high school careers by winning medals in the State Meet in Blaine, last week.
Four young wrestlers from the Stewartville Freestyle Wrestling Club, Michael Schmitz, Joe Bunne, Cory Schmitz and Nate Kuisle, qualified for the Northern Plains Regional Tournament to be held in De Kalb, Ill. June 11-13.
Stewartville United Educators honored Pat Koenigs, Paraprofessional of the Year; Duane Kirkland, Friend of Education; Turi Fryer, Teacher of the Year, and Mildred Johnson, who retires this year, during the annual recognition luncheon program.
Bob Bardwell of Stewartville will be the featured speaker this week at the 1998 Annual Triplet Connection National Family Convention in Dallas, Texas. Bardwell and his wife, Jode, are the parents of four children, Hannah, 5; and triplets, Abby, Lydia and Birdie, 2 ½.
June 8, 1993
Detours resulting from the Main Street project are planned to go into effect today - or so Ulland Bros., the project's general contractor, hopes. Barring bad weather or other problems on an I-90 ramp, the project should be underway, said Ulland Project Superintendent Bruce Emmerson.
The Stewartville Lions Club closed out its 1992-93 club year with naming George Klomp as its Lion of the Year.
The 1993 SHS golf team that won the Section 1A title last week are Roy McCormack, Steve Olson, Rob Sugden, Matt Bonnerup, Ryan Ristau and Brandon Anderson.
Saturday was a record-breaking gold medal day for Tiger track as Stewartville boys raced to their first Section 1A title in school history at Schaefer Field.
June 7, 1988
A city-wide watering ban will remain in effect until June 14-15 estimates City Clerk-Administrator Larry Hansen, when work on the city's water tower should be completed.
Wendy Meyerhofer's Shear Perfections opened June 1 at 102 North Main. A beautician with several years of hair styling experience, Meyerhofer says she's excited about her new enterprise.
Those who have awaited the opening of the Hardee's Restaurant in Stewartville, need wait no longer. The doors opened today!
June 8, 1983
Arcon, a partnership owned by brothers Peter and Philip Conway, received preliminary approval from the council for a $320,000 industrial revenue bond for the acquisition of land, construction of a building and the purchase of equipment. The company makes catheters for other companies that market their products under their own names.
June 8, 1978
The cupola of the 1900 section of Central Elementary School will not be saved. An emergency meeting of the Stewartville School Board was called Friday morning to inspect the condition of the cupola. Board members and the superintendent climbed to the outside of the top structure and examined its condition. The members discovered that the very top housing is made only of tin, and several of the wood beams are rotting.
June 6, 1968
The Stewartville Jaycees held their annual awards banquet and installation of officers for the year at the Maple Valley Golf and Country Club. Roger Lubahn, the newly elected president, took office June 1.
June 10, 1948
At ceremonies Tuesday, the Prescher-Kumm Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars were presented with the Charter of Troop No. 56, Boy Scouts of America. The Post is now sponsoring the Troop. Six Scouts with their Scoutmaster, Dr. R. J. Kerich, were present.
The high school band under the direction of Lyle Stoefen, will give its first concert of the summer at Lake Florence Park in the evening.
School District 136 had its picnic in the Hume's pasture Friday.
June 9, 1938
The annual religious vacation school of St. Bernard's Church opened Monday under the direction of Mrs. H. N. Lenton, Mrs. Henry Stiles and Miss Doris O'Connor.
Joseph McCarthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. McCarthy, won high honors at St. Marys College in Winona during the past scholastic year, being one of the three highest ranking students.
June 8, 1933
F. L. Wagner who has for several years conducted Wagner's Eat Shop and Confectionary in the Crofoot block, has disposed of his business. He has sold his business, stock and fixtures to Arnold J. Luehman of Rochester, who will establish a second drug store in our city.
A special train passed through here Tuesday morning with Mexican laborers and their families from Texas. They were on their way to work in the sugar beet fields in Wisconsin. The train consisted of six Santa Fe Railroad coaches.

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