Looking backCoates blaze leveled three buildings 50 years ago
50 years ago
From the May 3, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Rosemount 127-acre industry site
A plot of 127 acres of property has been purchased by the Chicago Milwaukee Railroad from Al Koester, for industrial purposes.
This purchase may prove to be one of the greatest industrial benefits to Rosemount in many years.
A railroad spokesman said that several interested clients have already applied to the railroad for building rights.
The main line of the Milwaukee borders the property on the west and the old Gopher Ordinance spur (still usable) bisects the property. The site is very desirable for any industry.
The land lies between Rosemount proper and the University of Minnesota housing property east of the village. It is inside the village limits.
16 girls enter Dairy Princess contest here
Sixteen girls have entered Dakota County’s Dairy Princess Contest up to date. The contest is to be held Monday, May 18 at the Ken-Tiki Club near Lakeville. Anyone wishing to enter or someone wishing to sponsor a girl please contact John Goerss of Twin City Milk, Farmington by May 17th. These are the girls that have entered this far include: Cecelia Storkamp, Rosemount; Karen Doehling, Rosemount; Carol Strese, Rosemount.
Area schools to vote May 15
The annual school election will be held next Tuesday, May 15, 1962, in the Rosemount School District at two polling places. The Northview School Library will be used for residents of Eagan and Inver Grove Townships, and the Rosemount High School library for all other residents. The polls will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Voters will elect two school board directors to serve for three year terms beginning on July 1, 1962. Edwin Rahn, a member from 1948 through 1960 and recently reappointed to the board to fill a vacancy and Mr. Clarence E. Leer, are the two filings for these positions. Mr. Edward B. McMenomy, currently clerk of the board, did not file for re-election.
The requirements for voting in a school election are the same as for other local elections, such as, a resident of the district for 30 days, resident of the state for 6 months, a citizen, and at least 21 years of age. Residents need not register before voting, but present themselves to the election judges at the polling places on election day.
7 Rosemount teachers resign
Of the 52 teachers employed by the Rosemount School District this past year, seven will not be returning for the 1962-63 term, Supt Hanson reported to the Tribune recently.
Mrs. Gordon Root, a 5th grade teacher, has already left with her husband to Aitken (as of May 1st).
Other elementary resignations at the close of this year are: Mrs. Gretchen Ederer, Grade 1; Mrs. Janice Bradwish, Grade 4; and Miss Kathryn Hanson, Grade 5.
Three high school replacements are necessary by the leaving of Mrs. Mary Olson, librarian, who will join her husband in Alabama; David Willin, vocal music, who has accepted a position in the Richfield system; and Allen Lundquist, English, social studies teacher in the junior high school.
Replacements for these staff members and additional new teachers to meet increased enrollments are currently being secured. When officially confirmed by the school board, names will be made known through the Tribune.
3 buildings burn,another damaged, in Coates blaze
Fire destroyed three buildings and badly damaged a fourth at the Mrs. Frank Callahan farm in Coates, Friday afternoon.
A baby at first believed to be in a burning barn, was found safe. No one was injured.
Burned were a small barn, a milk house, a former chicken coop, and a nearby garage was badly damaged. Hastings and Rosemount firemen halted progress of the blaze, which was fanned by a south wind.
Occupants of the house, were the Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flint family. Flint was working at the St. Paul Ammonia plant at the time, and Mrs. Flint was temporarily helping at Lucy & Bud’s Café nearby.
Their sons Richard, 11 and Gerald, 9, were in school at the time while David, 10, Eileen, 5, and the baby John, 1 ½, were at home.
The fire was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ohmann, Rich Valley residents. Mrs. Flint received a shock when she was informed by Eileen that the baby was in the barn, which was being leveled by the flames.
She was quickly relieved; however, to see David carrying the child out of the dwelling. For a time the residence was threatened, but did not catch fire.
Mrs. Callahan said the loss was insured. Origin of the fire, which started in the small barn, was not immediately known.
75 years ago
From the May 14, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Coates and Rich Valley
Annual election of officers was held at the St. John’s Walther league on Friday evening. The following were elected to serve during the coming year: pres., Arthur Volkert; vice pres., Harold Scholz; secy., Herman Neunaber; treas., Elmer Neunaber, Robert Braun and Harold Pieper were chosen as delegates to the board of governors. Four new members were accepted: Wilfred Piper, Florence Beise, Lawrence Beise, and Minnie Groth. Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Brummond and Lloyd Uecker were granted releases.
Rosemount loses 9 to 6
We can’t win every game, but we can fight in every game like Joe Lewis and Schmelling. Anyway, it was a wonderful game. The boys played like champions in front of a crowd of 250 people. Mendota played good ball with the help of Jim Reegan, and McCrank, who led the attack on the plate and of the fine pitching of Williams and Stiff.
Let’s look at our line-up. M. Evans led the slugging attack with 3 hits. Yes, the tall Bohemian boy was doing the part of a Shakespearean actor. Segreda’s slugging fell down a little, but he promises us that he won’t go out Saturday nights in that South American style of his.
Little Bill Trevis got 2 doubles. He must have eaten Wheaties for breakfast. Well, Scott hit the ball the first time and ran to first base as if he was chasing good old “Lady of the Lake.”
L. Barger thought he was Babe Ruth after he singled to right. “Squeaky” Evans thought he was in heaven after that pinch single. The Trevis family played good ball. L. Warweg and Mullery were very good in the field. In fact, everybody played like champions.
Sunday the team will play the CC Camp of Mendota at Rosemount. F. Stelter has done a fine job to help the team get organized. Come and cheer for these immortal sluggers. Let’s pick up the enthusiasm that Rosemount had seven or eight years ago. Everybody is invited to come. Rosemount is now getting up from the gravel. Let’s help her.
100 years ago
From the May 10, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Ida Warweg spent Sunday with her cousin Amelia Sprute in Farmington.
Irene Hogan spent Friday with her aunt Mrs. Patrick Mangan in St. Paul.
Mamie Gibbons of St. Paul spent a few days last week at J. F. Geraghty home here.
Sidney York of Farmington spent Sunday at Harry York home here.
Nicholas Heinen of Farmington attended the ball game here Sunday.
John McClafferty spent Sunday with relatives in Farmington.
Michael Ryan was a Farmington visitor Friday.
The Rosemount Base Ball team played their first game this season last Sunday with the St. Marks from St. Paul. The score was 2 to 4 in favor of Rosemount. They will play with Foley Bos. and Kelley team next Sunday and expect to give them a hard rub of it.