Looking backRosemount planned to annex 40 acres into village in 1962
25 years ago
From the April 23, 1987 edition of the Dakota County Tribune
Design development phase approved for District 196 schools
In order to move plans for new schools and renovations along quickly, the District 196 Board of Education approved the design development phase for the 13th elementary school and Rosemount Middle School improvements at its April 13 meeting….
The design development phase for Rosemount Middle School’s renovation was also approved by the board. At a cost of $1.8 million, the school will receive improved ventilation and heating systems, energy corrections, modifications in the gymnasium and locker room areas, improvements in the industrial education and home economics areas, and a general facelift of the hallways and doors. Board members say they hope Rosemount Middle will seem new and that students there are treated to the same environment they would be in the newer schools.
Wilson to help select schools for recognition
Tom Wilson, Rosemount High School principial, has been appointed to serve as site visitor in the United States Department of Education’s 1986-87 Secondary School Recognition Program.
As a site visitor, Wilson will visit four of the 270 public and private schools that are candidates for special recognition by Education Secretary William J. Bennett. Each visitor will spend two days at a school, clarifying information from the nomination form about school practices and policies, observing classroom instruction and meeting with students, parents, teachers and administrators.
50 years ago
From the April 19, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Rosemount will annex 40 acres to the village
Rosemount’s village council after a recent hearing, has plans to annex a 40-acre tract, in the first actual land growth in years.
Originally the city was a mile square. Many years ago, Mayor Ward said someone added 40 acres on the west side. This 40 acres is also on the west side, but south of the earlier annexation.
The portion being developed by Broback Brothers, is 32 acres, and about 15 houses have already been built there. The other eight acres are being taken in by special agreement with the council. Details of the legal move will be completed in May.
At present time, Broback project will receive water mains, but not sewer. The sewer will probably come later when further development is accomplished, the mayor indicated.
All 82 county roads to get new numbers
Dakota County’s 46 county roads and 36 state aid roads totaling 427 miles, will all be re-numbered by this fall in an effort to wipe out duplication of numbers.
At the present time, all roads from No. 2 to No. 36 have duplicate numbers because of the “County Road,” and “County State Aid Highway” designations.
About 1,000 road signs will be needed the Tribune learned. The county engineer’s office will save the posts, and in many cases save the old numbered signs for relocation.
County Engineer Jim Gabiou said in the past the old system has been very confusing, not only to the sheriff’s office, but to those trying to find certain places. “We’ve had plenty of complaints,” he declared....
In the new system, the north south roads, beginning at the left (or west) side of the county map, would have odd numbers, beginning with a small number, and progressing to higher numbers across to the right of the map.
The east-west roads, would all be even-numbered, starting with a low number such as two, at the top, and going to higher numbers toward the bottom (or south) end of the map.
Marvin Ratzlaff heads Rosemount Jaycees in 1962
At the 2nd organizational meeting held April 2, 1962 of the Rosemount Jaycees, Marvin Ratzlaff was elected president, Bill Schaffer vice president, Don Ryan, secretary, Dave Toombs, treasurer.
The following were elected to the board of directors: Eldon Kuam, Jim Smith, Dick Corcoran, Noel Smith and Buzz Judkins. The officers and directors urge all young men of the Rosemount area to join the Rosemount Jaycees and to attend their regular meetings, which are held on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Legion Club rooms.
75 years ago
From the April 28, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Trout season opens May 1
County fisherman were preparing today for the annual trek to lakes and streams in search of the finny tribe.
Trout and bullhead fishing season opens Saturday, May 1....
There are 15 places in this section of the county where fisherman may obtain licenses. The various places are:
Rosemount – Ryan & Corcoran.
Rosemount school news
Our senior class of Rosemount high school visited the penitentiary at Stillwater Thursday of last week.
The gates were opened to us at 2:30 p.m. and after having enjoyed at a lovely dinner at the Grand Café in Stillwater, we toured the prison.
The interesting things we saw were too numerous to mention, but all of us especially enjoyed the making of twine and machinery. The band members felt at home when they heard the discord of a haphazard band practice of the prisoners. It proved an enlightenment to visit the place; however, we’ve decided we prefer Rosemount for long-termed visits.
The hospital for the insane at St. Peter is next on our visiting list, and we’re all looking forward to a peek into life’s other side.
Sequel to Huckleberry Finn to be played at Rosemount High
One of the most successful plays ever produced here by an amateur organization was done by the Rosemount High School students when they offered “Huckleberry Finn” by Roy Lewis. This played caused a great deal of favorable comment and will always be remembered as the perfect and ideal entertainment.
Now along come the Rosemount High School students with an announcement that they have secured the rights to a sprightly comedy in three acts called “Huckleberry Finn, Detective” to be presented at their high school on April 22 and 23.
100 years ago
From the April 19, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Josephine Mullery returned home Friday after a week’s visit with friends in Minneapolis.
Peter Heinen Sr., transacted business in St. Paul Friday.
William Kitter of St. Paul is spending this week at John Hylands’s home.
Thad Yoek of Farmington is spending this week with his brother Harry Yoek here.
William Hagemeister called on friends in Farmington Thursday evening.
Peter Heinen sold his livery business to James L. Hyland, Mr. Heinen will attend strictly to his harness business, Mr. Hyalnd will make a good liveryman, he also has an automobile and can accommodate anyone who wants a livery of any kind. We wish the new liveryman success in his business.