10/11/2018 2:56:00 PM 15 years ago -- Pumpkin and scarecrow decorating a hit during Fall Harvest Day
FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 1, 2013 Class members of the Class of 1963, began its 50th reunion by riding in the Stewartville High School Homecoming Parade. During the regular monthly meeting of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club on Sept. 14, District Governor Earl Orvik inducted Margaret Nelson, Craig Campbell, Linda Miller, Crystel Souhrada, Jolene Souhrada and Anita Heydt as Lion members. Ginny Hanson of Stewartville has been making and giving away quilts for over 18 years. The latest donation was made to the Stewartville Public Library. The quilt hangs in the children's section of the library. Street Beat question: What do you think about autumn? Do you enjoy it? Byron Boraas, "I absolutely love it. It's the best time of the year. You just can't beat it. I enjoy fishing and hunting. I fish and hunt near Orr (Minnesota) on Pelican Lake...." Madelyn Marshall, "I like it because of all the pretty colors. I go on motorcycle rides with my dad. We go near Wisconsin, on the back roads under the trees, and it's really pretty...." Florence Reinhart, "It's a beautiful time of the year. I've driven down to Winona to get apples. We like to look at the colors. I remember when I was a kid, jumping into the leaves barefooted. We thought that was great...." Elizabeth Newhope, "I love it. It's the most beautiful time of the year - the weather, the changing of the trees. It's so nice to go for a walk every night. The evenings are so nice. You can sit out and enjoy them, and there's no bugs...." Oct. 8, 2013 The work on Stewartville's new Fire Hall is proceeding just about right on schedule. Gary Nordine president of Reliable Contractors Inc. of Rochester, the construction manager for the Fire Hall project, recently told Bill Schimmel Jr., city administrator, that crews were only slightly behind schedule. The Stewartville Morning Lions annual Fall Festival is fun - until the rain comes! Due to the rain, the grape stomping and Minnow racing events had to be cancelled. The Racine Ramblers 4-H Club elected new officers. They include Faith Gehling, treasurer; Elizabeth Benson, secretary; Emily Gerber and Ana Walters, recreation team; Autumn Feine, historian; Makayla Morgan, vice president; Brock Erickson, president; Layne Vaupel, reporter, and Megan Erickson and Kathy Benson, parent leaders. Mayor Jimmie-John King signed a proclamation last week declaring this Saturday, Oct. 12, as White Cane Day in the city of Stewartville. Morning Lions on hand for the signing include Stacy Hanson, Kay Tvedt, Del Jahns, Len Griffith, Sheila Majerus, Sharon Moehnke, Linda Miller, Suzanne Piedmont, Jan Antonson, Clair Mrotek, Dave Hoot, Wayne Freiheit, Elaine Eggler and Cheryl Roeder. Lightning delays and a pounding rain took a toll on the Nov. 9 Stewartville football team in a 22-0 loss hosting No. 3 Kasson-Mantorville in the battle of undefeated Southern Football Alliance Red Division teams on Oct. 4. Sheila McNeill, curriculum director for the Stewartville School District, has been named the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals Administrator of the Year. Oct. 15, 2013 City officials have decided to give a Stewartville resident one last change to clean her yard. A letter from the city attorney was sent to the resident on Third Street Southwest, notifying her to clear her property of tires, wire fencing, broken mowers, mattresses and other debris. If the resident fails to respond, the city will contract with a garbage company to clean the resident's property. The bill will be presented to the property owner, but in the end it most likely would have to go to the property assessments like a service charge. The evening of Saturday, Sept. 21, members of the class of 1963 met at the Four Daughters for dinner, drinks and lots of reminiscing. Classmates attending were Carol Ankeny Lea, Marvin "Jack" Betcher, Ellen Bissen Kanavati, Irene Ferguson, Patty Gerber Stensrud, Gary Stensrud, Diane Haack Harding, Willy Hanson Schneider, Dallas Harreld, David Himmer, Sandra Knapp, James Kukuzke, Marlene Larson Aakre, John McBride, Judith Miller Lacey, Richard Moehnke, Sharon Owen Moehnke, Lurene Naatz Bahnsen, Thomas Putney, Edward Rowley, Roland Sanderson, Janice Schumann, Charles Taylor, Walter Tjepkes, Marjorie Trygstad Satter, Vernon Weber and Gloria Welch Anderson. A moment of silence was held in memory of classmates who had passed away, including Melvin Boone, Jane Erickson Westrum, Sally Evjen Eveland, Steven Fabian, Gary Oeltjen, Elaine "Shorty" Rud Haley, Carol Saterdalen Slack, Robert Vaupel and Edward Wasilowski. St. John's Wee Care celebrates 30 years of service with a festive carnival. Barb Howes, the director of Wee Care, said that the center has welcomed an average of 102 children per year since celebrating its 25th anniversary five years ago. Clair Mrotek, owner of C&M Screen Printing of Stewartville, presented a check for $1,074 to BACPAC (the Bonner and Central Parent Advisory Committee) last week. The business made homecoming T-shirts that were sold to students at Stewartville schools. One dollar from the sale of each shirt was donated to BACPAC. Mike and Josh Podein of Podeins Power & Equipment, presented Craig Reichel of Stewartville, a new Polaris RZR XP1000. Reichel was one of five winners out of 80,209 entries across the country to win in the recent Polaris RZR XP1000 giveaway. TEN YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 2008 Saying that she wants to pursue other goals, Janice Carr has sold Garden Cottage Assisted Living Inc. to Stewartville Nursing Home Inc. Carr, the administrator of Garden Cottage Assisted Living since Aug. 1, 2000, said in a written statement that the sale will take effect on Saturday Nov. 1. Five City Council candidates and the one resident running for mayor shared their views at a 90-minute forum on Sunday evening, Oct. 5 on the stage of the high school Performing Arts Center. City Council candidates include, Lori Miller-Beach, Judy Hanson, incumbent Greg House, Martin Olsen, Gary Stensrud and Daniel J. Ware. Jimmie-John King is the only candidate for mayor after incumbent Chuck Murphy recently withdrew from the race. Using a balanced attack of 200 yards on the ground and 200 yards through the air, the Stewartville football team posted a 24-7 Homecoming win over Cannon Falls on Oct. 3. The victory boosts Stewie's record to 5-1 and a share of first place in the HVL Blue Division with Kasson-Mantorville and Rochester Lourdes. SHS 2008 Homecomng royalty were Karyn Christian, queen, and Zac Tuffly, king. The complete court included, Heidi Himmer, Mackenzie Petersen, Emily Rainey, Erica Nelson, Michael Orte, Derek Robey, Tom Gisler and Nate Askelson. Wee Care, which offers classes for children ages 3 through 5, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a carnival on Saturday, Oct. 4. Oct. 14, 2008 Having served on the Racine City Council for more than four years, Pam Landgrebe is familiar with the council's efforts to build a new community center and update the city's sewer and water service. Landgrebe is running unopposed to become the city's new mayor. Bryan Vrieze, the city's incumbent mayor, has decided not to seek re-election. Five candidates for three open seats on the Stewartville School Board include Joe Delaney, Stephanie Fossum, Stacy Savoy, Tara Stockman and Joe Waugh. Making its debut in the "No Frills Invite" at Freeborn, the Stewartville boys cross country team captured second place and the girls finished fourth in the seven-team tournament. Oct. 21, 2008 Expressing its satisfaction with a long-time associate, the Stewartville City Council has hired PeopleService of Omaha, Neb. to operate the city's wastewater treatment plant for three more years. The defense struggled to stop La Crescent's no-huddle, spread offense and the offense stalled at midfield nearly every drive as the Stewartville football team allowed 28 points in the third quarter and lost its final regular season game 35-7 on the road last Wednesday night. The Stewartville volleyball team finished HVL play unbeaten at 13-0 to capture the conference championship, sweeping Kenyon-Wanamingo 3-0 on Oct. 16. Current and former owners of Hanson's Country Store gathered to thank Delores Peterson for her 25 years of service on Friday, Oct. 10. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 2003 More than 40 years have passed since Willy Hansen Schneider came to Stewartville as an American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange student. "It was just a great experience for a young man to get over here and try to live in another way with a new family," he said. "It opened by views of how to treat each other." Now he finds himself back in Stewartville for his 40th class reunion! The Stewartville Lions Club held its 11th annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 5. Hundreds of people were served a full turkey dinner along with entertainment by "The Larsons." Proceeds went to Sight, Hearing and Community Projects. Hundreds of shoppers browsed past the booths at the annual Fall Harvest Day on Saturday, Oct. 4. Many participated in the pumpkin and scarecrow decorating contests. The public voted on their favorite. Margaret Lex won with her scarecrow. Pumpkin decorating winners included Johanna Welter, Kyle Skyhawk, Bridget Skyhawk and Lauren Bubzer. The event is sponsored by the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce. Street Beat question: What do you enjoy most about living in Stewartville? Sharon Haase, "The people. That's an easy answer. The people are friendly and family-oriented. We've lived here for 37 years...." Joe Himmer, "The people. Being born and raised here, you get to know the people real well. They pull together and get things done...." Brandie Hain, "I love it here. I moved from Rochester. I love the small-town feeling. It's more personal. We've been here a year. We've enjoyed it...." Pastor Jef Olson, "The first thing is the people. We have an outstanding group of people here. I enjoy the walking paths along the river. I also think we have a strong network of civic groups, and I appreciate what they do within the community...." Jacob Horstmann, Colette Baudoin and Alysha Vrieze are three of the many Stewartville School District students who had poems published in the 2003 edition of "A Celebration of Young Poets." Excellent execution led to an explosive offensive effort for the Stewartville football team in a 32-0 trampling of Rochester Lourdes as the Tigers celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 3. The Stewartville tennis team served up a 7-0 team win over Lyle-Pacelli in Austin on Sept. 30, but were aced 0-7 hosting perennial state qualifier Rochester Lourdes on Oct. 2. Oct. 14, 2003 Hundreds of children and their parents attended the Stewartville Fire Department's open house last week. The local economy benefits greatly from the 11 manufacturing businesses that call Stewartville home. The city will observe manufacturers week beginning Oct. 20. Stewartville's manufacturers include All-American Co-op, Geotek Inc., Halcon Corp., Jimmy's Salad Dressings, TL Woods, Ready Mix Concrete, Rochester Medical Corp., Van De Walker Welding & Manufacturing, Wieser Precast Steps Inc., Progressive Ag and Rochester Petroleum. The Stewartville football players participated in last weekend's "Days of Caring," an effort to serve the community and raise money for the football program in the process. Dividing into small groups, the players spread across Stewartville and the area, raking leaves, washing windows, cleaning gutters, painting and hauling wood. All American Co-op was selected as the Mystery Business during the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce 5th annual Fall Harvest Day Oct. 4. Randy Welter was presented the $100 in Chamber Certificates. Oct. 21, 2003 City leaders are considering an opportunity to promote the three R's - reducing, reusing and recycling - by establishing a new recycling center just north of Stewartville's sewage treatment plant. Standing in the middle of the cornfield with pens, notepads and calculators in hand, Stewartville High School sophomores Stacy Oftedahl, Sarah Oswald and Yan Taufiq appeared as if they may have been assessing the quality of the most recent corn crop. Actually, Cheri Stageberg's geometry students were measuring the distance between turns at John King's corn maze just east of Stewartville. "We're trying to graph our way through this maze and see how many feet it takes to get out of here," Sarah said. The Stewartville Lioness Club hosted the annual Lioness Baked Potato Supper on Monday, Oct. 13 at the Stewartville Civic Center. Nearly 300 people enjoyed baked potatoes, toppings, salads and more. It was an exciting game featuring big plays and big hits, but in the end, the Stewartville football team made too many mistakes in its 34-24 loss at Lake City on Oct. 15. The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Bob's Smoke Stack Ribs to the chamber with an official ambassador visit last week. Bob and Ruth Lewis were presented with the business' first dollar. Jodie Hemmingsen Lester, a 1989 SHS graduate was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 11. Four Tiger girls cross country team members were honored by the HVL by being named to All-Conference cross country team. The top four Tigers crossed the finish line within the first 25 runners at the 10-team HVL conference championship tournament held at Rochester's Eastwood Golf Course Oct. 15. Earning All-Conference honors were Chloe Tuseth, Danae Fritz, Andrea McHenry, and Laura Splittstoesser. TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1998 Elizabeth Sturm and Derek Backus were chosen by their peers as this year's Stewartville Homecoming King and Queen. Members of the court included Tim Johnson, John Carolan, Damon Ramaker, Carl English, Elizabeth Olson, Erin Hebl, Tara Farnsworth and Tonya Jones. Nearly 100 turned out for the annual CROP Walk sponsored by the Stewartville United Methodist Church. Coordinator Del Jahns said the effort topped $1,700 to fight world hunger. Developer Jim Byrne is clearing land on South Main Street in order to begin construction of four town homes on the property. The 2-bedroom, 1,200 square foot homes should be ready next spring. The homes will be similar to those he built a year ago on 1st Ave. SE. Stewartville celebrated its Homecoming in grand fashion, smashing Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 24-0, Friday. The win was the first for the Tiger team over Z-M since the Cougars joined the HVL conference in 1993. Bridget Christie, a sophomore at Stewartville High School was one of 10 from Fillmore County attending the 1998 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show held Sept. 18-21 at the State Fairgrounds in the Twin Cities. Christie, the daughter of Charlie and Jane Christie of Spring Valley, placed well in several categories. Oct. 13, 1998 School construction is still behind schedule and work will not be done in time for an anticipated open house this month. In spite of over 1,200 signatures on petitions lining the west wall of the Stewartville Civic Center, an Oct. 6 meeting found little support for a project to bring parking back on Main Street. Tickets are now available at sponsoring churches and Himmer Snyder Drug for the 15th annual Progressive Dinner for Channel One in Stewartville, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1. Mayor Chuck Murphy led a group of Stewartville city and park board officials Wednesday in officially opening the city's trail system. Creation of the foot bridge over the Root River in Florence Park and paving of the trails were recognized during Cities Week, Oct. 5-11. Taking part in the official opening were Dan Fritz, park board; Bob Carlson, city council representative to the park board; Vern Billings, park board chairman; Mayor Murphy; Dick Uptagrafft, city council, and Steve Lawson, park board. Harvey Allen of Racine won $5,000 playing the Lottery's Powerball game. Allen claimed his prize Oct. 5. He bought the winning ticket at Truckers Inn, North Highway 63 in Stewartville. First place winners at the Stewartville Jaycees Punt, Pass and Kick competition included Andrew Langseth, Travis Amos, Patrick Hovda and Bruce Babcock. Jessie Lemanski and Sarah Oswald won first place trophies among girls. Oct. 20, 1998 Construction workers came close last week to completing the link between the new auditorium/gymnasium portion of Stewartville High School and the academic sections. Based on their most current information, school officials said the gymnasium, locker room and band room will be complete Dec. 22 and the auditorium will be done March 12. Boyum Foods owners outlined their plans for a new 22,000 sq. ft. store, just north of 20th St. NE, to Stewartville City Council members last Tuesday. Stewartville had unbeaten and No. 6 ranked Lake City on the ropes, and could not deliver the knock-out punch, losing 22-21 in overtime, here Wednesday. Duane Douglas showed off his 1956 Chevrolet, four-door hard top at Meadow Park in Stewartville last week. Douglas bought the car in pieces in 1900 and has restored it to prize-winning condition. Don Amos of Stewartville received Stewartville's Community Service Award. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1993 Tara Moen and Greg Rockvam were SHS Homecoming Royalty. The SHS tradition of not losing regular season conference matches came to an end Thursday, when the Kenyon-Wanamingo girls whipped the Tiger netters 5-15, 16-14, 9-15, 15-10 and 15-10. Oct. 13, 1993 Frank Lager of Stewartville has been named the Outstanding Army Reserve Enlisted Man of the Year by the Minnesota American Legion. He will be honored and will receive his state award at the American Legion Fall Conference Nov. 6 in St. Paul. Brad Haugen came on board as the Stewartville Nursing Home's Director of Nursing last week, and he says he couldn't be happier in his new position. Stewartville scored early and went on to crush HVL rival Rochester Lourdes, 58-12, Saturday at John Marshall Stadium. Oct. 19, 1993 The resignation of Stewartville School Board member Veronica Theobald was formally accepted by the board last week during the regular meeting. Main Street may receive its last coat of paving beginning tomorrow - that is, if the weather will permit it, city project inspector Brad King said Monday. Kasson-Mantorville coughed up five turnovers, and the Stewartville Tigers converted each one into a touchdown to rout their HVL rival, 40-8 at Schaefer Field, Friday. Less than one week after capturing the gold at the Waseca Invitational, the SHS girls' cross country team were right back at it, taking first at the Kasson-Mantorville meet. THIRTY YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1988 Molly Foote and Brian Newell were crowned king and queen during Homecoming coronation ceremonies held Monday in the SHS gym. The Stewartville Christian Church (Church of Christ) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special weekend of services. The dates for the celebration will be Oct. 7, 8 and 9. Leading the service will be Pastor David N. Hoot, who has been the minister at the church since its beginning on Aug. 13, 1978. Zion Lutheran Church welcomed its lay associate, Eric McDonald. Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors attended an open house at Stewartville's new mini-storage facility. The facility is owned by Norm and Anne Stevenson and Clair and Carol Mrotek. All-American Co-op dedicated its new office building, to be known as the 'Wendell H. Lenton' building, last Friday. The dedication was in appreciation of Lenton's 37 years of leadership to the co-op. Oct. 11, 1988 Years of planning and a summer's worth of construction work will successfully - and formally - draw to a close Sunday, when the city celebrates the grand opening day of its new Civic Center. The Stewartville High School Danceline will have a chance to shine on Sunday, Oct. 16 when members travel to the annual High School Danceline competition to be held at the University of Minnesota. Those from SHS attending the competition include Tamra Bartelt, Lisa Bulger, Missy Kolling, Tina Manning, Liza McCall, Tammy Polk, Tina Richards, Patti Rogers, Chris Sobeck, Heidi Stevenson, Daesha Stoltenberg and Shannon Wisbey. SHS seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program with commendation in academic achievement on PSAT tests taken in their junior year were Hilary Churchill, Theresa Strei, Tammy Poch and Mitchell Thompson. Oct. 18, 1988 Mr. and Mrs. Norris Keenan of Stewartville will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Stewartville American Legion Club. Stewartville Lions Club President Bruce Trulson presented SHS principal Dave Thompson with a $300 check to be used in the high school's Skills for Adolescence program, which focuses on drug awareness. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1983 The Stewartville City Council approved the final plat of the J and J Subdivision, located east of Hwy. 63 and south of the Serendipity Campground, which measures about 17 acres. Stewartville's Homecoming couldn't have been more ideal. The temperature pushed into the 80s - and the Stewartville High School Tigers pushed Winona Cotter around the field all night during the homecoming game, winning 24-13. Oct. 19, 1983 According to the 1983 Stewartville School District census, there are 150 less people under the age of 20 in the district than there was two years ago. Todd DeBates, playing for the North Dakota State University football team, played the second half of an Oct. 8 game with South Dakota and accounted for nine tackles including four sole tackles. He also caused two fumbles, both of which resulted in scores for the NDSU Bisons. An SHS grad, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeBates of Stewartville. FORTY YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1978 Bob David easily won his second straight HVL cross country race held in Kasson. He defeated John Zimmerman by 24 seconds to help the Tigers place second with 39 points. Key leaders recognized for their volunteerism in local Fillmore County 4-H work included Mr. and Mrs. George Ballinger of Sumner Sunbeams; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Farnsworth of Stewartville, the Washington Wolves, and Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Samples, the Fillmore DoMores. Oct. 12, 1978 Large tombstones, three of them plus one grave marker, were tipped over in Woodlawn Cemetery last week. Garbage cans were also tipped and windows broken in the vandals' spree. Glen Douglas of Stewartville won second place in the state novice speak-up competition during the annual Jaycee all-state convention held in St. Cloud. A Saturday hot air balloon outing by a Rochester man caused havoc on the Stanley Hanson farm east of Stewartville. Hanson told the sheriff's department that the balloon flew low over his farm, causing two of his calves to bolt through a fence. Oct. 19, 1978 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale will be at the Rochester Airport rally Saturday to support the candidacy of Gerry Sikorski for the First District Congressional seat. Coach Bill Glomski's boys' cross country team finished second - and with their best record ever - in the HVL. The boys placed second to Zumbrota who won their third HVL crown. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1948 Gus Bleifuss is the new manager of the Stewartville Municipal Liquor Store. Bleifuss, who is taking Chris Prokasky's place, has worked in the liquor store for almost seven years as assistant manager. Six cans of Gerber's Baby Food is selling for 49 cents at Ringey's Grocery. Oct. 14, 1948 Donna Mae Peters was named Homecoming Queen by the football squad last week during homecoming activities. Her attendants were Mary Ann Roeder, Pauline Engel, Jean Jordan and Genevieve Rud. The local Girl Scout troop got off to an enthusiastic start with the election of officers. They include Belva Sanborn, Lavonne Swygman, Carol Egen and Ann Wilson. The fifth and sixth graders chose to call themselves the Wild Beauties and the seventh graders will henceforth be known as the Three Little Pigs. Oct. 21, 1948 Corp. Viggo Peterson of rural Stewartville returned form reassignment in the United States after completing a tour of duty with the U. S. Army in the Philippines. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Billings of Stewartville have been named chairmen for the rural area of Olmsted County for the forthcoming Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation campaign. EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1938 "We noticed the new 'First Chance' and 'Last Chance' neon sign that hangs o're the municipal liquor store - meaning first chance to get the liquid when coming from Iowa and last chance going to Iowa." - editorial. From 'Voice of Maroon and Gold.' "Everyone enjoyed the Dental Puppet Show in the gymnasium Wednesday. In hygiene class, letters were written to 'Little Jack,' the boy in the puppet show telling him how much we enjoyed the show. The best ones were written by Nadine Clement, Beverly Markham, Arva Prescher, Dorothy Struve, Rose Ellen Towey and Tim Tysseling." Oct. 20, 1938 Announcement is made of the change in management of the Shell Oil Station in Stewartville. Bob Johnson, succeeding G. Sullivan, is known to everyone in Stewartville having graduated from the high school this spring. An A-1 student, Bob participated in basketball and football all four years there. George Seehusen easily outclassed nine other bang-board experts at Eyota Tuesday, regaining the crown of the Olmsted County husking champion which he won two years ago at Lloyd Rhoten's field and lost last year at the state hospital field. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1923 Mrs. Florence Carothers has resumed her work as waitress in the Tews Hotel dining room. The six highest checks issued in August by the Stewartville Co-operative Creamery Association went to: Clive Brown $194.54; A. J. Denny $174.48; A. Megraw $171.98; E. W. Ginter $166.66; John Rausch $157.58, and Bert Bernard $141.84. Oct. 12, 1923 At a the monthly meeting of the firemen on Tuesday evening, it was decided to keep the fire siren, and will soon have it connected up with the telephone office. Last Sunday was a beautiful autumn day, and several persons took advantage of it and held a picnic at the Fugle's Mill picnic grounds. Mesdames J. J. Aupperle, George Chandler and J. L. Brin attended a five o'clock tea at the home of Mrs. Van Tassel at Rochester last Saturday afternoon. Oct. 19, 1923 Redmond Brothers of Simpson shipped three of their race horses to La Crosse this week. A large number of people from here attended the chicken pie supper at High Forest Thursday evening. The proceeds amounted to $79. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1898 Henry Blowers of Winnebago City is a new clerk at the Stewartville House. O. E. Hammer and Ollie Markham had their usual good success on Tuesday and brought home some bouncing big bass. Oct. 21, 1898 Harry Prime and E. J. Dodge bought poultry in Chatfield and vicinity last week for the Eaton Egg Company. A little miss made her advent into the home of Adam Brin and wife last Sunday. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Oct. 6, 1893 The farmers elevator is fast nearing completion. Jack Frost is around making his acquaintance. Have you met him yet? The financial crisis is clearing away and business is beginning to look up. Rumor has it, "That Cupid has been making some successful shots in our midst." Rev. Cable delivered his farewell sermon at the Congregational Church last Sunday night and has gone to Minneapolis where he will take up his old profession of practicing medicine. Oct. 20, 1893 Hon. J. W. Flathers of Rochester has been in this vicinity the past few days looking after his property interests around Pleasant Grove.