Looking backFallout survival class was offered in Rosemount 50 years ago
50 years ago
From the Feb. 8, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Kenya educator is Rosemount visitor
Rosemount elementary school had a distinguished visitor Tuesday of last week in the person of Simeon Sabwa, an education officer from Kenya, Africa.
Mr. Sabwa, here on a Fulbright Scholarship, is in charge of 90,000 children, and 2,000 teachers in his district. He is impressed with the excellent school buildings throughout the U.S.
Mr. Sabwa is on a research project in an effort to learn about schools in the U.S. He operates under the British system in Kenya, where they have 50 children to one teacher....
Supt. H.C. Hanson and Principal Ray Waldon noted with interest that Kenya was having problems with financing, and was attempting to further education by direct borrowing from banks.
NFO to organize at Rosemount
The National Farmers Organization will have an organizational meeting at the American Legion Club rooms in Rosemount, Monday evening, February 12 at 9 p.m.
Joe Herman of Hastings will be the guest speaker.
Farmers and their wives are invited to attend.
Survival class at Rosemount
An adult education course emphasizing personal and family preparedness for survival will be offered in the Rosemount High School, Supt. H.C. Hanson announced this week. Classes will begin March 1st and continue each Thursday for six evenings until April 5 starting time 8 p.m.
The class consists of 12 hours of instruction and deals with these general topics:
How to protect yourself from fallout, different ways of purifying water, how to protect water from fallout, why you need a fallout shelter, how to build one in your basement, why you need stocks of food for fourteen or more days, the importance of home planning and a family plan, and how to decontaminate yourself and your family, the duty of federal, state, county and municipal government, and our national, state and local warning system.
The local class provides a free textbook and other literature. Films, slides and filmstrips will be shown and there will be discussion with question and answer periods....
Eugene Engdahl who will teach the local course has completed a special instructor’s training course is certified by the State Department of Education. The course is financed by a federal grant and no charge will be made to those who attend.
75 years ago
From the Feb. 12, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Coates and Rich Valley
Thomas Fahey hauled a load of baled hay for Thomas Rice Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Ohmann and son Freddie made a trip to Hastings Tuesday.
Henrietta Boche spent several days with her sister and brother-in-law in St. Paul, last week.
Robert Braun is the proud owner of a 1937 Ford V-8 Coupe.
Messrs. Herman and Otto Wachter hauled veal calves to So. St. Paul on Wednesday.
The mothers and daughters Sewing Club of Salem met at the home of Mrs. Otto Boche Monday afternoon. After the afternoon’s sewing was completed lunch was served.
Senior class makes trip to state capitol
Reporter, Marion White
Last Thursday the members of the senior class of Rosemount were guests of Senator Berg at the State Capitol. Mr. Fry, a guide, pointed out all the notes of interests such as paintings, marble designs, memorials, etc. From 11 to 12 noon we heard a session of the senate.
Then we heard Governor Benson address a joint session of the senate and house of representatives on the liquor problem. We just had time to enjoy a delicious dinner at the Gopher Inn, the noted café at the capitol, before we had to return to the house of representatives for the two o’clock session. Representative Forsythe explained the procedure of the house legislation to us. We all enjoyed this trip immensely and feel that it has helped us much in our study of social science, thanks to Senator Berg and Representative Forsythe.
John Schoen is back at the store again after being confined to his bed for several days with the flu.
The Rechtzigel Motor Co. made the following sales during the past week: Leo Fluegel and Ed Danner each a new international truck to Virgil Triebold, a new Plymouth coach.
The Rosemount bowling team won two out of three games from Farmington at Hastings Tuesday evening. The Rosemount team consisted of the following: C.R. McMenomy, A.C. McMenomy, Al Wiederhold, Leo Fluegel and Edwin Doyle.
Larson and Nickels will be on the market early this year with broilers. They have a bunch of 2,500 baby chicks started toward broilerhood already.
Ben Zimmerman attended the merchants’ banquet at the St. Paul Hotel Tuesday evening. St. John’s congregation at Rich Valley in the collection Sunday raised $70.00 for the flood sufferers of the Ohio Valley. They are also sending several large boxes of clothing to Louisville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scott entertained a number of friends at their home Thursday evening.
The following were entertained at the C.G. Kohls home Friday evening: Mr. and Mrs. R. Rahn and sons, Mr. and Mrs. A. Polzine and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Holz, all of Mendota, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Moeller and daughter, Hazel, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Genz and son, Henry.
100 years ago
From the Feb. 3, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
January this year was the coldest January since 1875, according to the monthly meteorological summary given out yesterday by Local Forecaster J.N. Ryker. It was also the first January since 1887 that passed without the proverbial January thaw.
The mean temperature for the month was 2 degrees below, while the normal for the forty years the local weather bureau has been in existence is 11.6 above. In 1875 the mean for January was 3 below, the only month that has averaged colder than last month.
The maximum temperature for the month was 26 above on the 22nd.
The lowest temperature during the month was 30 below on the 12th.
Emma Hagemeister, Ida Warweg, Louis Hagemeister and Margaret Heinen attended the party in Farmington Wednesday night given by the eighth grade of Farmington High School at the August Sprute home. They reported a most enjoyable time.
Mamie Gibbons of St. Paul spent a few days this week with relatives here.
Leo Farrell who is attending St. Thomas college in St. Paul spent Sunday at the Michael Farrell home.
William Hyland of St. Paul is spending a few days this week with his sister Stella Hyland.
Adlor Deslories of Wescot made a business trip here Wednesday.
Dan Burgan of St. Paul called on friends here Sunday and Monday.
Miss Truman of St. Paul gave music lessons here Friday.
Leap Year dance
An affair which will be long remembered by those fortunate enough to be present was the Leap Year dance given by “The Hopeful Club” last Friday evening in the Geraghty Hall. It was a real Leap Year party, the girls exercising all the privileges appertaining to an affair of its kind.
Fifty couples were present and the best of order reigned, everything was carried out without a flaw.
The hall was decorated in the club colors red and white. Nearly one thousand hearts of all sizes draped around the hall added to the decorations.
After a series of introductions were made, programs were next arranged and the dancing began with delightful music furnished by McDonnough’s orchestra.
W.E. Martin had refreshments in charge and had his hall and tables decorated with hearts and cupids for the occasion.
Dancing ended at 2:30, everyone having a most delightful time and wishing that “The Hopeful Club” would not forget to give another good time in the near future.