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50 years ago

From the June 4, 1964 edition of the Dakota County Tribune

National Bank charter denied

The May 30 issue of Commercial West, a banking magazine, has reported that the application for a bank charter for the Dakota National Bank at Farmington, Minn., has been disapproved in Washington....

Regarding the local Dakota National charter, we understand the local group has already applied for representation and were again disapproved.

Promoters attempting to establish the national charter here said they learned from the comptroller that it is apparently not the policy of the national banking department to issue a second national bank charter where one already exists in a community the size of Farmington.

The group may meet soon and consider the possibility of applying for a state charter. An application for a state bank charter would require hearings in St. Paul.

Naval station calls for building bids on $25,000 project

The Rosemount Naval station has called for bids for a shielded enclosure to be built at the Satellite Injection facility there.

Listed as government contract NBy-59982, the bids are for a structure about 14 feet six inches by 27 feet by 12 feet high inside. The sealed bids are due in duplicate by 3 p.m. on June 12, the report stated, as issued by the Ninth Naval district and Lt. (j.g.) Robert H. Solomon, resident officer in charge of construction.

The estimated cost range of the project is $25,000 and further information can be received by contacting Robert H. Solomon, resident officer in charge of construction, NBy-59982, Rural Route 2, Rosemount, or by calling GA 3-8342.

Rosemount farm youth wins award

Gerald Sell has been announced as the winner of 1964 Agricultural Accomplishment award given by a corn company to outstanding seniors in vocational agriculture departments.

To receive this award, he excelled in scholarship, leadership and farm program activities during his four years in high school. Jerry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sell, R.R. 2, Rosemount….

Following his graduation this week, Jerry plans to attend business college. It is very likely that he will be able to combine his agricultural and business interests in a very profitable way.

Jerry is the sixth winner of this award from the Rosemount school. As such a winner his name will be engraved with former winners on a permanent plaque. Previous winners have been as follows: 1959, Gerome Groth; 1960, John Carroll; 1961, Jerry Rechtzigel; 1962, Arthur Volkert, Jr.; and 1953, Merrill Wachter.

Rosemount has 13 in National Honor Society

According to an article which appeared in the Rosemount school paper, “The Blue ’N Gold,” 13 students were named into the National Honor Society, May 19, at a candlelight ceremony....

Named on the basis of excellence in the fields of scholarship, character, leadership and service are seniors: Bernie Adelmann, Larry Dehrer, Mary Kay Freeburg, Gary Hagemeister, Erica Magnus, Carol Schaffer and Ditric Strese. Juniors qualifying are Kimberly Aho, Carol Ellingson, Kathyrn Fischer, Nancy Meyer, Judy Swoboda and David Ward.

75 years ago

From the June 9, 1939 edition of the Dakota County Tribune

Barns, silos hit by wind

Striking suddenly Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, a cyclone-gale ripped up buildings and trees, tore heavy tile and steel roofs and mowed down silos over a hundred-mile area.

Despite heavy damage to property, only one personal injury in this section has been reported. G.L. Dooley, age 52, horse trainer at the Brandtjen Farms, was found unconscious in the creamery....

Property damage at the Brandtjen Farms included a silo roof blown off and steel roofing ripped off the corn cribs.

The barn on the Charles Rechtzigel farm 6 miles northwest of Farmington on Highway 19 was split, one end and side of the 40-by-60 foot building being blown down and half the roof blowing on a brooder house, killing the chicks recently hatched.

Over 90 tiles were torn from the Twin City Milk Producers plant at Farmington. The roof of the Baltes building, recently remodeled, was lifted up and set across the adjoining Sanford building....

Damage in the area south of Farmington included power lines and silos down. Four silos in the Randolph territory were reported down in the neighborhood of the Campbell and J.J. Ceplecha farms. Trees across highways stopped interstate traffic for a short time.

The Peter Breyer silo on the former I.B. Johnson farm 5 miles northwest of Farmington is down, as were two silos on the G.A. Uitdenbogerd farm at Rosemount.

A hayrack at the John Corrigan farm, Rosemount, was loaded with farm machinery. The wind set the rack rolling, but the weight of the machinery kept it on the ground. The rack rolled a quarter of a mile.

Ed Feely re-elected secretary-treasurer 2nd district postmasters

Farmington furnished the entertainment at the annual convention of National Association of Postmasters of the Second District held in New Ulm, Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Postmaster Edward C. Feely of Farmington was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the second district.

Two hundred attended the banquet in Turner’s hall in the evening. Ten from Farmington were present.

Rosemount News

Concerts will begin at 8 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. The Rosemount Commercial Club will again sponsor the weekly appearance of the band.

The St. John’s Ladies Aid of Rosemount will meet next Thursday afternoon in their church basement. The Mrs. George Linkert, Junior and Senior, will serve. The ladies are planning a luncheon and sale to be held on Saturday evening of June 17, and have been busy making things for it. All their friends are heartily invited.

A new firm in town. Richard Doyle and Donald Lewellen have formed a partnership to dispose of pop and other soft drinks in a booth they have rigged up on the lawn at the Lewellen home. They report business good.

The Rosemount school band will begin a series of summer concerts Saturday, June 10. The band, under the direction of Mr. Lionel Wittbecker, has progressed during the school year and is ready to offer a new selection of pieces for the entertainment of its patrons.

100 years ago

From the June 5, 1914 edition of the Dakota County Tribune

Shows big gain

J.A. Fisk, manager of the Farmington Creamery in an interview with a Tribune reporter shows where that institution has made great gains within the past year. Last Monday they churned 3,266 pounds or nearly 52 tubs of butter against 2,646 pounds a year ago. The weekly shipment made yesterday amounted to 172 tubs. Mr. Fisk says the output this year is running 20 tubs a week stronger than last year and that business all around is better by far than it was a year ago.

$25.00 reward

A reward of $25.00 will be paid to any person for evidence leading to the conviction of any person for the illegal sale of intoxicating liquors within the village of Farmington on and after April 21, 1914.

The Temperance Executive Committee: W.A. Hanscom, pres., J.A. Johnston, vice pres.