10/3/2018 4:19:00 PM 40 years ago -- He paid $17,000 for a rolling pin?
FIVE YEARS AGO July 23, 2013 The Cash Mob paid a visit to Mystic Moon Antiques & Collectibles last week. A large group with cash to spare visited the business owned by Al and Peg Chihak on Main Street. A seventh Stewartville resident submitted a letter expressing his interest in the city council position left vacant by Judy Hanson. The resident, Tony Lehrman, submitted a letter of his interest in the position prior to the Wednesday, July 17 deadline. Residents may deposit school supplies such as folders, notebooks, pens, writing paper, computer paper and more into barrels located at Fareway, Ace Hardware, St. John 's Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church. TEN YEARS AGO July 22, 2008 Having completed a nine-month NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, three Stewartville soldiers received a warm welcome home at the Stewartville American Legion Post 164 last week. Robert Hayenga, Kyle Koster and Alex McNeill, all members of Bravo Company's 2-135 (2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry), were honored for their service to America. It's official, the Stewartville School District will use the former Lovejoy Home Furnishings store as a center for special education, early childhood and Tiger Tot students. The Stewartville cross country team and booster club donated $500 to the Stewartville pool project. The team and booster club gave the money to thank the city of Stewartville for its support. Seth Huiras, Stewartville High School music student, has been chosen for Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Ensemble for the 2008-09 school year by his director, Jessica Van Tassel. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO July 29, 2003 It was a gray Sunday morning and a steady rain fell as Father Greg Havel stood in front of a group of more than 100 people who had come to see the ground broken for a new St. Bernard's Catholic Church building. Traffic at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street South is not busy enough at all peak hours to justify installation of a stop light, a Yaggy Colby Associates study has revealed. Street Beat question: Do you think there should be a law prohibiting people from using cell phones while driving? Ray Mundt, "Absolutely. Drivers aren't paying attention while they're using cell phones. I think cell phones have their place, but not while you're driving...." Dennis Gonzalez, "Yes. There are too many distracted people. We were just coming here from work and there was a lady driving a jeep who was using a cell phone. She was all over the road...." Alta Morris, "I think it would be a good idea. If they stop while they're talking on it, that would be fine, but they just keep going. I think cell phone drivers are a danger to other drivers because they're not paying attention to where they're going half the time...." Deb Tomlin, "Definitely. It's distracting. People should be concentrating on their driving. I have a cell phone, but I don't use it a lot. If you use a cell phone while driving, it could be dangerous to other drivers...." TWENTY YEARS AGO July 28, 1998 The Stewartville Lions Club will host its annual ice cream social today at Florence Park from 6-8 p.m. The Stewartville Community Band will play at 6:30 p.m. Raymond and Janet Quandt of Stewartville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8 with a hog roast and dance at the Stewartville Sportsman's Club. Mel Mullenbach has been named Commander of American Legion Post 164 in Stewartville. He succeeds Dick Moehnke, who has held the position for the past two years. Gary McMartin of High Forest is turning his concern for "what's happening to America" into a race for a seat on the Olmsted County Commission. McMartin will oppose District 4's incumbent, Matt Flynn who won his seat in a special election in January. Tom Lofgren shot a hole-in-one on the 145 yard 9th hole during Friday's Stewartville Football Club fundraiser at Riverview Greens. Margaret Lex of Stewartville will be among hundreds of artists from around the world displaying their work at the 23rd annual International Cake Exploration Society Convention Aug. 8-9 in St. Paul. The Lex exhibit is a detailed sugar art display entitled "Memorable Moments." She created it for her retiring supervisor, June Henn of Lake City. It'll be a new bus barn for Grisim School Bus. The company's new bus barn is well underway and sits on the site of the former storage facility that at one time was Glover Roller Rink. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO July 27, 1993 Zion Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Meg Sander, and Catherine Towey, a retired nurse, were elected to the Stewartville Nursing Home Board Thursday evening during the home's annual meeting. Scot Allen has signed a contract to become the new administrator of the Stewartville Nursing Home. Scott Morgan of the Stewartville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently attended the 1993 Washington Conference Program in the nation's capital. THIRTY YEARS AGO July 26, 1988 Halvorson Concessions, a summer food stand that has operated here for 14 years, closed July 6, and owner Dick Halvorson said Monday that he plans to move the stand to Grand Meadow within a week. The Stewartville Legion baseball boys whipped a persistent Byron team twice to take - for the first time in several years - the Legion Sub-District C Title. Things are moving upward at the All-American Co-op in Stewartville, after the walls were erected last week. The new two-story complex, measuring 77x30, is targeted for completion Sept. 1. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO July 27, 1983 Ron Olson, mathematics instructor at Stewartville High School, will be part of the IBM Rochester pilot program expansion in computer literacy for the area schools, including Stewartville. He will be working full time at IBM with IBM paying half Olson's salary and the Stewartville School District paying the other half. Stewartville will be one of the central lab locations with students from Stewartville, Chatfield, Spring Valley and Grand Meadow attending. High winds gusting up to 60 mph in some areas of the county knocked down some trees but caused little other damage in the area as a storm grazed the area July 19. Four Stewartville High School Student Council members and their advisor attended the National Conference of the National Association of Student Activity Advisors recently in Shawnee, Kan. In attendance were Robyn Fynboh, Loraine Bussman, Cara Haase, Mark Kuisle, and advisor Gerald Vagts. FORTY YEARS AGO July 27, 1978 Mrs. William Janssen was presented with a 50-year membership pin to the American Legion Auxiliary at the home of Mrs. Eugene Dollander. Jerry Allen, Stewartville's baker, recently purchased a rolling pin at a cost of $17,000. The automatic rolling pin rolls and cuts dough for sweet rolls, doughnuts and other pastries. FIFTY YEARS AGO July 25, 1968 Don Shreve Ford, Inc. of Stewartville has been selected as one of the nation's outstanding Ford dealerships and has received the Ford Motor Company's Distinguished Achievement Award for its record during 1967. The registered and grade Holsteins of Merwin and Larry Miller of Stewartville, were the top producers in Unit III during the month of May, according to the latest Olmsted County Dairy Herd Improvement Association report. Their herd averaged 61.3 lbs. of butterfat. Two local girls were first and third place winners in the annual American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Contest Sunday at the State American Legion Convention. Theresa Sparks, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sparks, won top honors in the elementary student division. In the junior high division, Nanette King, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard King, took third place. SEVENTY YEARS AGO July 22, 1948 Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Risser, are the parents of a baby daughter, born Sunday, July 24 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. William Fogarty was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he fell from a grain binder on the Basil Bernard farm. Mr. Fogerty broke both bones in his left leg, just below the knee. Henry J. Will of Dresser Junction, Wis., has purchased the Lake Theatre from Mr. Rostamolly. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO July 27, 1923 The first annual picnic and reunion of the old settlers of High Forest will be held in Munson's pasture on Aug. 3. At the annual school election last Saturday evening, Mrs. John Cussons and H. N. Lenton were re-elected members of the Board of Education. There were 50 votes cast. This is another hot week. Sunday it was 91, Monday 93, Tuesday and Wednesday 95 and on Thursday it was 89. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO July 28, 1898 The continued good weather has given the farmers abundant opportunity to lay low the grain. Barley harvest is completed and vast inroads are being made into the wheat and oat fields. In some locations, the toot of the threshing machine whistle can be heard. The C. E. social at the R. W. Whitney home Wednesday evening passed off very pleasantly. White-robed maidens served the ice cream, while strains of music floated out among the oaks.