4/18/2018 3:38:00 PM 30 years ago -- Office machine sales and service opens in Stewartville
FIVE YEARS AGO March 26, 2013 Mark Manning is ready to take his seat on the High Forest Township Board. Manning won the seat as a write-in candidate for supervisor in an election held on Tuesday, March 12. Rick and Ruth Johnson of Rochester visited the Stewartville Care Center March 14. They introduced their dog, Holly, to the residents. Holly is a blood donor dog and is available to give her blood to veterinarians who would need it to help other dogs that may be sick or have lost blood in an accident. TEN YEARS AGO March 25, 2008 Stewartville's exciting run through the MSHSL Class AA basketball playoffs ended with a 58-48 loss to La Crescent in the Section I championship game at the Mayo Civic Arena last Tuesday, March 18. Street Beat question to Central fourth-graders: What kinds of books do you most enjoy reading? Justin Kim, "I like to read the Harry Potter series, chapter books and adventurous books like the Alex Rider series, or football books about the history of football players...." Conner Gutenberg, "Harry Potter. I like the mysteries Harry always has to solve. I also like The BFG. It's about a big, friendly giant. He sees this girl and picks her up and brings her to a wasteland...." Lakeisha Swollen, "I like mystery and scary books. I just got finished reading this book called, 15 Minutes. It's about a time machine, and you have 15 minutes to stop it. If you don't stop it in that time, it blows up...." Diana Humble, "I like to read nonfiction books, biographies and historical fiction. I like to read anything that's real. I like to know about things that have actually happened. My favorite biography is on Rosa Parks...." The Stewartville Kiwanis Club's Terrific Kids program honored Stewartville Middle School sixth graders in February including Allyson Dale, Brittanie Hoerner, LeRoy Malone, Ryan Beecher, Jason Danielson, Sam Edge, Rabecca Bredesen, Mackenzie Olsen, Brennan Harrower, Ryan Quandary and Audrey Wilkie. Stewartville Middle School sixth graders honored as Terrific Kids by the Stewartville Kiwanis Club during March include Jessica Rosenblad, Ashley Eberle, Madeline Wellik, Michael Stageberg, Allisa Deetz, Mikayla Engel, Patrick Elzy, Tim Eisen, Kenna Walt, Destiny Lilly, Noah Johnson and Jesse Speer. Dave Nystuen, principal of Bonner Elementary School, has been named the recipient of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association 2008 Division Leadership Achievement Award. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO April 1, 2003 During the first annual "For the Love of the Game" ping pong tournament held March 29 at SHS gym, eight youth and 11 adults competed. Mark Peterson won first place in the adult division. Phil Scruggs was second, John Grams was third and Gary Kadansky earned fourth in the championship bracket. Residents at the Stewartville Care Center helped the Stewartville Lions Club by putting together about 1,200 white canes for the Lions White Cane project in April. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 31, 1998 Tours of the Stewartville High School construction work were one of the many highlights of the Stewartville Home Show. About 250 took advantage of the tours. No one was more surprised than Don Lyman that the Bonner and Central Parents Advisory Councils had named him as the first-ever recipient of the Bus Driver Excellence Award. Carrie Noble, a five-year starter and the most celebrated volleyball player in Stewartville High School history, signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. A Stewartville man, Milton G. Bigalk, was found guilty of federal conspiracy charges, stemming from a case in which he joined others in trying to defraud the government by moving more than $170,000 to investments in the West Indies. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 30, 1993 After beginning the week with about five inches of new snow, the week ended amidst sunny skies and temperatures near 50. Almost 400 elementary wrestlers turned out for the annual "Newtimers" Wrestling Meet sponsored by the Stewartville Jaycees Saturday at the high school. Kasey Morlock, 6-1 senior center for the SHS girls' basketball team, has been named to the 1993 All-State Team by the Minnesota Girls' Basketball Coaches Association. Megan Boehm, daughter of Arvilla and Daryl Boehm of rural Racine, was recently named the new Mower County Pork Ambassador during ceremonies held at the Mower County Pork Producers banquet in Adams. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 28, 1988 Stewartville Lions are planning their second annual consignment auction for Tuesday, May 10 on the Grisim Bus Service grounds, Lions Secretary Chuck Murphy reported. Dahl Copiers, located on North Main, opened for business recently. The establishment is run by brothers Bob and Rick Dahl, both with several years of service and repair work to office machines to their credit. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 30, 1983 Payment-In-Kind (PIK), a government program that hopes to cut surplus crops by idling land, is catching on in this area, according to government reports released last week. Locally, 53,703 of the 117,000 acres will be idled this year. One of two Stewartville water towers will be a thing of the past, while the other will get a face lift following a decision by the Stewartville City Council. The council decided to accept a $7,500 quote by the Water Tower Demolition Co. of Waterloo for the demolition of the old water tower at Well No. 2. FORTY YEARS AGO March 30, 1978 David Shackelford put his geometry knowledge to good use last week and won 1,192 jelly beans for his effort. The SHS sophomore is a student of Larry Pratt's. He found a "guess how many beans are in the jar" contest in Rochester. After spending several minutes at the jar, he mentally calculated the answer and guessed there were 1,190. FIFTY YEARS AGO March 28, 1968 Stewartville firemen have been kept more than busy during last week with a rash of grass fires, reported Hayden Light, local fire chief. A total of 11 calls were recorded from noon Wednesday of last week through noon Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Renken were installed Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron of Stewartville Chapter No. 102 of the Order of the Eastern Star at installation ceremonies at the Masonic Hall Saturday. SEVENTY YEARS AGO April 1, 1948 Three hundred 15-day-old chicks and the brooder house they had been nesting in were totally destroyed when a sudden fire broke out at the George Caflisch farm in Pleasant Grove. The fire began when flying sparks from the brooder chimney ignited the house. Sidney T. Wheeler, managing editor of the Star, completed 30 years of service with Stewartville's newspaper Thursday, when he wrote his last piece of local news and set his final line of type for the current issue and saw it safely off the presses and on its usual rounds to local readers and subscribers. NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO March 30, 1923 The W.C.T.U. was entertained at the home of Mrs. Sarah McBride Friday afternoon. Clarence Dodge, who has spent the past winter here, went to Osage, Iowa Saturday afternoon where he will be employed by the Cedar Valley Egg & Poultry Co.