Looking backDakota County marked a record snow of 28 1/2 inches in ‘62
50 years ago
From the March 1, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
February snow sets new mark
Dakota County had an all-time record 28 1/2” of snow for the month of February this year. Official Government Meteorologist Jerome Akin reported today....
The previous record was back in 1909 when February measured 24.2 inches....
Ditches are filled, snow fences have lost 50 percent to 75 percent of their efficiency, and there is no place left for snow to “fill in.”...
The following was the snowfall for February:
Feb. 1, 1/2”; Feb. 13, 3”; Feb. 15, 5”; Feb. 18, 5”; Feb. 19, 1”; Feb. 21, 6”; Feb. 24, 3”; Feb. 25, 2”; Feb. 26, 3”.
Rosemount VFW Aux. gets state member award
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Rosemount V.F.W. Post 9433 held its fourth regular meeting Feb. 19th with President Muriel Krueger presiding. Mrs. Krueger announced that the Auxiliary was awarded a 1962 Membership Citation from the Department of Minnesota for having 100 percent of its membership paid before December 31, 1961....
Geraldine Doroshow, hospital chairman, stated that another member had joined the ranks of volunteer workers at the Veteran’s Hospital. This Auxiliary now has four V.F.W. workers at the hospital; they are, Betty Kimm, Audrey Fister, Geraldine Doroshow, and Jackie Clark. Carol Newman, Poppy Chairman, announced that plans are underway for an Auxiliary Poppy Display at the 49th National V.F.W. Convention, which will be held this August in Minneapolis.
Adeline Coates and Jackie Clark served refreshments and each member took home a prize from the social following the meeting.
Brockway Glass promotes men
The Brockway Glass Co., Inc. of Brockway, Pa., is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its Rosemount plant employees.
William Gess, mould shop foreman, has been selected to head the mould shop at the Tygard Valley Glass Co., a subsidary of Brockway Glass Co., located at Washington, Pa. Mr. Gess assumed his new duties February 1, 1962 and has been joined by his family from Rosemount.
Wilburn Fryar has been named mould shop foreman at Rosemount, effective February 1, 1962, following 15 years of experience as a mould maker for Brockway at Muskogee, Okla., and the Rosemount plants. The Fryars are now residents of Rosemount.
Area winners at the spring barrow show
At the 7th annual Central Minnesota Spring Barrow Show held at Belle Plaine, recently a total of 41 pens of hogs were exhibited with 13 purebred and 28 crossbred pens.
Winners from the area were: H.L. Boches, Rosemount, Poland China, 6th.
The carcass demonstration was held in Swift’s coolers at South St. Paul, Saturday. Winners from the area were: Eighth H.L. Boche, Rosemount, Poland China, 39.36 percent.
H.L. Boche, Rosemount, won the hog waterer in the door prize contest.
75 years ago
From the March 5, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Henry Tutewohl marketed 221 bushels of rye the other day which brought him $234.26. The price was $1.06 per bushel. Two years ago the highest bid he could get on this same rye was 35c per bushel.
I am opening a beauty shop March 8 in the Geraghty Bld. – Hazel Harmer
The ladies of St. Joseph’s parish will hold a bake sale on Saturday afternoon, March 6 in the Fluegel building, adjoining the post office. Lunch will also be served in the afternoon.
The Rechtzigel Motor Co. sold a new Farmall tractor to the Fischer Bros., this week.
Beaudette & Genz are drilling a well for Walter Wescott near Lakeville.
The Rosemount bowling team defeated Farmington Tuesday evening, the score being 33 to 34.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Fosler went to Hastings Tuesday and made the acquaintance of a new granddaughter which arrived recently at the Ed Schommer home. This makes five sons and five daughters for the Schommer home.
Peter Fox of Welch and the Misses Veronica and Rose Reuter and Leonard Frost of Hastings were callers at the Al Fosler home Sunday.
The pumping at Project No. 1 is expected to be resumed today, after two weeks’ dislodging a clogged tubing.
Father Carey of Rosemount and Father Hart of Lakeville called on Father Mead at St. Joseph’s hospital Tuesday.
Gus Polenske has been taken to St. Luke’s hospital for an operation.
Coates and Rich Valley
Mrs. Fred Wachter and son Freddie took the bus to St. Peter last week where they visited with her mother and other relatives.
George Johnson sawed wood for Albert Doehling Thursday and Friday. Freddie Ohmann, Hugo Meuller Jr., and Herbert Boche also helped.
The lecture illustrated by slides based on the passion of Christ and the Spanish mission was enjoyed last Thursday in the St. John’s Lutheran schoolhouse by a large crowd. After the lecture the men’s club served lunch consisting of buns and hot dogs, pickles, doughnuts and coffee.
The Wayside school pupils and teacher had vacation Monday in honor of George Washington’s birthday anniversary.
100 years ago
From the March 1, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Farmers Institute at Rosemount, Wednesday and Thursday, March 6, 7, 1912. At 10:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Dairying, swine raising, poultry, corn, clover, potatoes, gardening, horticulture and other farm subjects will be discussed by Minnesota’s Best Authorities.
Working models, charts, and photographs of all classes of farm conveniences and methods will be on exhibition throughout the Institute.
Everyone is invited to be present men, women, boys and girls.
Farmers Institute Annual No. 24 will be distributed to those attending the morning session. Get one.
Henry Hagemeister was a passenger to St. Paul Saturday.
Jimmie Gearghty of St. Paul spent Friday at Michael Farrell’s home.
Mrs. John McGovern was a St. Paul visitor Friday.
W.E. Martin made a business trip to St. Paul Thursday.
Ed Schwartz made a business trip here Thursday.
James Kearns of St. Paul spent Sunday with parents here.
Florence Gilman of Hamline spent Sunday and Monday with her sister Louise Gilman.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lenord of Coates visited friends and relatives here Monday.