Looking back1962 report indicated Rosemount High School enrollment would triple by 1970
50 years ago
From the Feb. 8, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Filing deadline, townships, closed Tuesday
The filing deadline for township offices closed Tuesday, February 13 and the township elections will be Tuesday, March 13. A list of candidates for the township offices in this area are the following:
Two filed for supervisor, three years, Otto Ped and Vernon Fahey (inc.), J.J. Daly (inc.), filed for clerk, two years.
Medical student’s car ransacked near Coates
A medical student from the University of Minnesota learned it doesn’t pay to have a parked car along a highway.
David Lichter, Preston, Minn., had motor trouble and left his 1951 Chevrolet parked on Highway 52, a mile south of Coates , February 2, about 5 p.m.
He returned February 4 about 2 p.m., and found the six-volt battery, the carburetor, and the distributor missing. Taken from inside were two tennis rackets, sport coat, four pair of trousers, several sports shirts, black leather briefcase, and two U. of M. textbooks, according to a sheriff’s report.
Irish defeat Lakeville by 57 to 49 score
The Lakeville Panthers Friday night fell back into a second place tie with Prior Lake by being defeated 57 to 49 by Rosemount.
The Lakeville Panthers led all the way until the last 59 seconds of the game, then with the game tied up 49 to 49 Rosemount scored two free throws to break the tie. Before the game was over they scored six more points....
Early in the second quarter the Panthers stretched their lead to 14 points to lead 28 to 14. The Panthers then cooled off and the Irish got hot. The rest of the quarter the Irish outscored the Panthers 11 to 1. At half time the Panthers had a four-point lead 29 to 25.
Early in their third quarter the Irish tied up the game 31 to 31, then John Melby scored three quick baskets and the Panthers led 37 to 31. The rest of the quarter was played on even terms with the score at the end of the quarter 47 to 37 in favor of Lakeville.
It was a disastrous fourth quarter for the Panthers when they were outscored 20 to 6....
It was Don Rosen, though, that broke Lakeville’s back by scoring 10 of his 19 points in the last quarter.
Each team had two men in double figures. Don Rosen and John Melby tied for scoring honors each with 19 points. Paul Leidner for Lakeville and Gerald Glassing for Rosemount each ended up with 11 points....
Rosemount eyes triple school enrollment: 1970
The citizen’s committee of Rosemount school district 196 following a study last week have estimated the school enrollment by 1970 will triple in the school district.
T. Brandt, high school principal and Ray Waldon, elementary principal, were speakers when the citizen’s committee met to evaluate buildings and facilities.
If the same growth rate continues with no substantial change in parochial schools, by 1965 there will be 2,023 students, compared with today’s 1,146 students. In 1967 there will be 2,590 and 3,704 by 1970.
Metropolitan Planning Commission staff member, Robert Eidem, explained to the study group the district’s northern tier of townships. Eagan, Inver Grove and Lebanon is expected to mushroom, and an accelerated rate of growth in those townships would push enrollment rises above the 10 percent average as indicated.
Dr. Otto Domian, director of the University of Minnesota Bureau of Field Studies will be the speaker when the committee meets March 5.
Girl Scout fund drive begins at Rosemount
Mrs. Lee Fairbrother of Rosemount has been named Campaign Chairman of the Girl Scout Fund drive which will be held February 16 to 23, it was announced here. The drive will include Rosemount, Lebanon, Inver Grove and Eagan townships, all of which are a part of the St. Paul Area Girl Scout Council.
More than forty adults will work with Mrs. Fairbrother in carrying out the campaign. The kickoff for the drive will be held on February 16 at 7:30 p.m., at the Rosemount high school library. At this meeting, solicitors will be given their campaign supplies and the drive will be officially launched.
More than 250 girls in the campaign area are members of the Girl Scout movement. Two of these Scouts, Miss Kay Kaercher and Miss Mary Balkowitsch, both of Rosemount, have been selected to attend the Senior Girl Scout Roundup in Button Bay, Vermont, in July of this year. Many others will camp this summer at the Girl Scout day camp Sacajawea in Eagan Township, or at one of the council’s two established camps, Camp Lakamaga at Forest Lake, and Camp Northwoods near Drummond, Wisconsin.
Rosemount band pop concert
The Rosemount Bands will present their annual Pop Concert February 22, 1962, at 7:30 p.m., in the Rosemount High School auditorium.
The entire instrumental music department will perform, including the fifth grade bands from both Northview and Rosemount Elementaries, the sixth grade band, and climaxed by the Junior-Senior band.
Members of the Band Brothers Club, under the co-chairmanship of Mrs. Myron Kehne and Mrs. Dorman Atwood, will serve refreshments and beverages during the concert.
75 years ago
From the Feb. 19, 1937 edition of the Dakota County Tribune
Rosemount 4-H news
The Rosemount 4-H Club members held their second meeting of the year in the new 4-H room, Feb. 4. The meeting came to order by saying the 4-H club pledge, and singing the club song, “The More We Get Together.” The secretary then read the roll call.
The president, Dorothy Bartlet, read the requirements of the different projects.
The committee chosen to plan the program for the next meeting were Helen Bartelt, Jimmy O’Brien, and Marcella Ruhr; the entertainment committee included: Francis McDonough, Mary Allegor, Mary Chapdelaine, Myra Allegor.
Since no more business pended, the meeting was adjourned.
Rosemount school news
Marion White, reporter
At the local declamatory contest given Feb. 11 at Rosemount, Ruby Sewell won in the dramatic section, Robert Boche in the oratorical, and Robert Compton in the humorous. These three will represent Rosemount at the sub-district contest given Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ratzlaff are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy, born to them February 12.
Mrs. and Mrs. James Deeg and Mrs. Fred Uitdenbogerd were city visitors Thursday.
L.O. Bernier attended the Frigidaire convention in St. Paul Tuesday.
The pumping at Project No. 1 is being held up for a short time while the tubing is being pulled out and new pump valves are being installed. The work is in charge of W.S. Colling of Zumbrota.
P.H. Lund, chief geologist for the oil company, is back on the job again after suffering an attack of flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moeller were St. Paul visitors Wednesday. Mrs. Henry Schult had charge of the cooking at the café during their absence.
John Kelly, Carl Rechtzigel of Rosemount, Art Groth and Herb Busch of St. Paul, returned from a 7,000-mile trip through the southern states and California. They visited relatives at various places in Arizona, California and Wyoming. They also visited Carl’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Linkert at Lodi, Cal., who left Minnesota 17 years ago, when Carl was only a small child. The boys also saw the 7-mile bridge in San Francisco, Boulder Dam and the Grand Canyon.
100 years ago
From the Feb. 16, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Mrs. John McClafferty and daughter Aline visited relatives in Farmington Wednesday.
John Gilman made a business trip to St. Paul Saturday.
Ida Warweg spent Friday in Farmington.
Henry Barger spent a few days this week with his son, Frank Barger in Lakeville.
Frances McKinie, Clara Frederickson, and Florence Frederickson of Farmington took in the basket social in school district No. 18 Friday night.
Florence Gilman of Hamlin spent Sunday and Monday at her home here.
Kenneth Waren, Joseph Heinen, William and Fred Hagemeister took in the wrestling match in Farmington Monday night.
Louis Hagemeister, Bertha and Margaret Heinen visited Farmington friends Monday.