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October 23, 2018

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FIVE YEARS AGO
July 16, 2013
Six Stewartville residents are interested in filling the City Council seat recently vacated by Judy Hanson. The six include former City Council members Jerry Burgr, Bob Carlson, Lori-Miller Beach and Dick Uptagrafft, along with Jason Holland, a candidate for City Council in November 2010, and Craig Anderson, a lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department.
A group of veterans and veterans supporters from several organizations are sponsoring a motorcycle ride on Saturday, July 20. The purpose of this ride is to honor our fallen hero's from Southeastern Minnesota and promote and assist veterans organizations from this area.
Street Beat question. Tiger Time students: What do you like most about Tiger Time? Maddy Urban, "Art. We do sand art. You get a picture and you peel it off. It's sticky underneath and you put sand on it and it makes a picture. I like to draw and color...." Madelynn Kropp, "I like the helpers because they help you do things, and they're very nice. I like doing indoor activities, like art in the gym. In art we made collages...." Domonique Thomley, "I like a lot of things. My favorite things about Tiger Time are swimming and art, and also the fun activities that we do. With Tiger Time, you just walk into the pool. You don't have to stop at the desk to register your name...." Josh Olson, "I like "read aloud," free time and art. I like it when other people read to me. It's just a good way to relax. In free time, we go to the cabinet (to get the games) and I usually do Jenga blocks. I don't do the actual game, I just build with the blocks...."
Local recipients of this year's People's Energy Cooperative scholarships were Stewartville High School seniors, Stacy Dahl, Emmie Hinck, Marissa Koenig, and Taylor Severson.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 15, 2008
Concerned about the unhealthy effects of dense smoke, city officials are considering an ordinance that would prohibit Stewartville residents from using outdoor wood or corn-burning stoves.
Premier pitching and timely hitting lifted the Stewartville American Legion Generals baseball team to a pair of double-header sweeps, including impressive 18-1 and 9-1 wins at Dodge Center on July 8 as well as lopsided 8-0 and 10-1 wins hosting Byron on July 10.
The Racine Lions Club will host its 24th annual chicken barbecue dinner and dance at the new Racine municipal building this Saturday, July 19 beginning at 2 p.m.
The Root River Antique Historical Power Association, Inc., will host its 20th annual antique engine and tractor show near Highway 63 south of Racine this Friday through Sunday, July 18-20.
Linda Grounds was recently named to replace Rev. Jef Olson as pastor of Stewartville United Methodist Church.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
July 22, 2003
Stewartville Care Center residents recently donated a sugar maple tree to the city's park department. The tree was planted at Bear Cave Park Care Center residents on hand for the planting by city crew included Arlyss Beise, Marguerite Hudson, Elvera Mulcahey, Doris Derr, Dorothy Hale and Willard Lynch.
Winners of the Women of Today Kiddie Parade taking place at Florence Park during Stewartville's Summerfest celebration included, circus: Makala, Elisha and Josie Hoot, first and Nathan Abbott, second; patriotic: Kaylyn and Corrie Hildebrandt, first; Zach, Katie, Emily, Lucas, Isaiah and Sophie Scruggs, first; Katrina and Bella Heim, second, and Madison Dornack, third; wheels: Domonique Thomley, first; Dawson and Donovan Buss, second; Justin, Amy, Megan, Kenzie and Erin Hintz, third; cartoon: Braeden and Austin Malone, first; Destiny and Zachary Lilly, first; Madalyn and Kienna Marshall, first; Maddie Lovstad, second, and Evie Lovstad, third.
Street Beat question. What is your favorite dessert? Dick Johnson, "Banana cream pie. It's just a big treat for me, because I don't get it that often. It only stays fresh for a day...." Amy Rinken, "Ice cream. I used to work at a Dairy Queen, and ever since then I've been addicted to ice cream. Any flavor is good...." Julie Jaeger, "Everything. Name one and I like it. Lemon Meringue pie. I like ice cream. I like Dairy Queen Blizzards. I also enjoy making and eating rhubarb custard pie...." Jerad Miner, "Ice cream. I like vanilla. I usually like it in a cone. I get it from the Schwans man. I like chocolate cake, 'cause it tastes good...."
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 21, 1998
Stewartville High School senior Myatt Helmers, along with fellow members of the Southeastern Minnesota High School Honors Choir, under the direction of Dr. Rick Kvam, took first in its division at the 27th annual Vienna International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.
A 39-year-old Stewartville woman will serve 45 days of home detention and pay $4,225 in fines and court fees for her involvement in a 1995 guilty plea to third-degree possession of a controlled substance. Karen Moe of 504 7th St. SE, will serve five years of probation.
Jim Troyer began his editorial duties last week at the Stewartville Star, filling the position most recently held by Deb Nicklay.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
July 20, 1993
The Stewartville Jaycees are sponsoring a Lake Florence Clean-up Day, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Project chairman Kirk Boyum asks all volunteers to meet at the park pavilion and expect to work about two hours.
The Stewartville Park and Recreation 14 and under baseball team took second place in the Shelby, Wis. Pre-Stars Tournament July 3-4.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 19, 1988
Jim Haack is the new Director of Christian Education at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Stephanie Madsen, daughter of Bob and Janel Madsen of Stewartville, was named fourth runner-up in the Miss Minnesota America Pre-Teen Pageant held July 8-9 at the Radisson Hotel in St. Paul.
Lois Gehling was a $600 winner in Boyum Foods Baseball Bingo last week.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
July 20, 1983
About 250-300 keys, mostly from Rochester hotels and motels were found in the Stewartville Post Office out of town drop box July 13. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department found that a porter at the Rochester Airport had hoarded the keys and eventually turned them in to airport security.
Julie's Custom Cuts will open on or before Aug. 1 in the space formerly occupied by Dr. A. F. Risser in the former drug store building on south main. The building has been purchased by Bob and Bev House and will be leased by their daughter-in-law, Julie House, who will operate a beauty shop.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 20, 1978
Minnesota Cable Communications Commission awarded a Certificate of Confirmation to Teleprompter Corporation for the Stewartville CATV franchise Friday. This is the last step in the approval process with construction scheduled to begin about Sept. 1.
The School Board reviewed building proposals with discussions centered around options such as renting space or hauling in mobile units or putting up temporary classrooms. The Board tabled any building action so that board members could have a chance to review the options presented.
For the second time in less than two weeks, the waters of the Root River sprawled out over the banks, but this time the water was higher that the July 6 overflow. The ravaging Root, which also brought high waters to High Forest, caused many problems and dangerous situations near Stewartville.
The Rochester Weather Bureau reports that precipitation is 5.77 inches above normal for the period since April 1 and 5.81 inches above normal for the last four weeks.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 18, 1968
The Stewartville American Legion ball team defeated the Dodge Center nine by a score of 3-1 at Dodge Center on Tuesday of last week, with Pat Garry and Randy Fabian sharing the pitching honors. Scoring for the local team were Bob Fauver with a double and a single and Pat Garry with a single.
Saturday will be the big day for the Stewartville High School Marching Band which will make its first-ever appearance in the Grande Day parade of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. The local group will be one of 40 bands from all over the United States taking part in the parade.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 15, 1948
Over 100 individuals attended the annual Farm Bureau picnic at Lake Florence Park last Sunday. After the dinner there was a program of games and sports as well as boating and swimming in Lake Florence.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 21, 1938
Just before going to press, the Stewartville Star completed a contract with one of the largest film developing companies in Iowa, whereby the Star is able to offer a limited number of genuine Agfa Ansco D-6 cameras which retail at $2.75 for only 25 cents with a renewal or new subscription.
Harold Prescher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Prescher, is having a glorious time this week on the U.S.S. Houston, the naval vessel chosen by President Roosevelt for his fishing trip.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 21, 1898
A new bulletin board in front of the post office is the latest addition to Stewartville news.
It is a pleasure to again announce the growth of the Stewartville Creamery. Twenty-one patrons were added to the list last week. Such growth is phenomenal.
Lake Florence is becoming famous as a bathing resort.










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