Looking back: Rosemount High School graduated 13 seniors in 1937The Rosemount High School Class of 1937 included 13 seniors, more than 500 fewer than the class of 2012. Also in the news this week in Rosemount's history: James Westbrook became a priest, the Rosemount PTA installed officers and residents got new phone books.
50 years ago
From the May 24, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Judy Hinrichs awarded $1,000 scholarship
Miss Judy Ann Hinrichs, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Hinrichs of Rosemount was the recipient of a $1,000 cash scholarship given by the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary.
There are two such scholarships given in the Northwestern Division, which is made up of seven states and are given to daughters of deceased veterans.
Under the sponsorship of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 65 of Rosemount this scholarship was awarded on the basis of Character, Americanism, Leadership, Scholarship and Need.
Judy, in order to qualify submitted her own personal letter of application, four letters of recommendation and she had to write an article of not more than 500 words on a topic of her own choosing. Her choice of college is St. Olaf where she will enter this fall and plans to major in English and Modern Language, and ultimately plans to teach in secondary schools.
Judy has attended Rosemount Public Schools, where she is an honor student and participated in G.A.R.A., Honor Society, Blu ‘N’ Gold, Drama Club, Declam, spring and fall play, band and chorus.
New telephone books issued
A new telephone directory for Farmington, Lakeville, Orchard Gardens and Rosemount is just off the press. Patrons should have received copies by now.
The directory contains over 300 more names than last year’s issue. It also has a section in DDD (Direct, Distance, Dialing), and complete instructions for the new dial system at Orchard Lake which is soon to go into service.
Commencement next week
Commencement exercises will mark the termination of senior high school students in the various schools in Dakota County, starting Thursday, May 31. Graduation exercises will be conducted as follows:
Rosemount commencement exercises will be Monday evening, June 4 at 8 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Guest speaker will be Dr. Harvey M. Rice, president of Macalester College who will present “Horizons Unlimited.”
Rev. Westbrook to
The Reverend James Severyn Westbrook, son of Mrs. Leslie Westbrook, Rosemount, and the late Mr. Westbrook, will be ordained to the priesthood on Ascension Thursday, May 31, at 9:00 a.m. in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Mo. Father Westbrook is the brother of Mrs. James E. Duffy of Rosemount. He has become known to the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Church in Rosemount through a number of sermons he had preached there and ceremonies in which he has acted as deacon.
On Sunday, June 3, Father Westbrook will celebrate his first Solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. His longtime friend and Pastor, the Reverend James Furey, is to be assistant priest. The Reverend John Lee of St. Thomas Military Academy in St. Paul will be deacon of the Mass.
The new officers of the Rosemount P.T.A. were installed during intermission of the Spring Band Concert.
Out going president, Don Christensen, turned over the gavel to president-elect Karl Stefan. Other elected officers for the coming year are: Gil Howe, vice president; Mrs. Agnes Leer, secretary and Mrs. Yvonne Krzisnik, treasurer.
75 years ago
From the May 28, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
When Rosemount High School presnts “Tiger House,” the successful mystery comedy drama, at the Rosemount school gym on Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m., they will introduce to the local audiences one of the most novel and different play of its kind that has been written within the last few years.
It is a play of thrills, chills, romance and laughter, and the suspense of not knowing just what is going to happen next will keep you on the edge of your seat during the greater part of the evening….
The “Tiger House” cast: Erma Lowrie: Jeanne Bernier; Aunt Sophia: Rose Marie Ruhr; The Mystery Woman: Dorothy Bartelt; Peggy Van Ess, Ruby Sewell; Yami: Victor Segreda; Arthur Hale: Robert Boche; MacIntosh: Richard Carroll; Mrs. Murdock: Marie Fischer; Thompson: James Geraghty and Raymond Tousignant; Oswald Kerins: Howard Scott.
Thirteen seniors will be graduating from the Rosemount High School auditorium on Thursday evening, June 10th at 8:00 p.m. in Geraghty’s Hall. Rev. Cain of Grand Rapids will be the speaker. There will be no baccalaureate services.
The class roll is as follows: Jeanne Bernier, Marie Fischer, Magdaline Mielke, Alice Perron, Marion Jensen, Richard Carroll, Robert Boche, Evelyn Rechtzigel, Marion White, Frances Compton, Victor Segreda, Teresa Corrigan, Ruby Sewell.
The junior-senior banquet will be held at the “Covered Wagon” in St. Paul, Saturday evening, May 29th.
We have been requested to state that the old Jefferson highway south of town and the one running west from the railroad past Joe LeMay’s needs dragging very badly. The milk truck drivers, mail carrier and school bus driver have a hard time getting thru at times.
Kane Bros., have run partitions in the front of their blacksmith shop and now have a very neat office room for transacting business.
Drilling at Project No. 2 began Monday morning at 838 feet up to Wednesday noon they had drilled to a depth of 870 feet and were in green shade.
Six young boys, under the supervision of Francis Stelter, made a successful fishing trip to the Hastings dam last Saturday and hooked about 20 fish. They also enjoyed the sight of a barge coming in over the Hastings locks and visited the now closed home of Ignatius Donnelly, the poet.
100 years ago
From the May 24, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
John O. Ryan was a Farmington visitor one day last week.
Henry Hagemister was a So. St. Paul visitor Sunday.
Mary Hyland is spending this week at T.E. Devitt home.
Joseph Lynch spent Saturday in St. Paul.
Mrs. James Whalen spent Monday with relatives in St. Paul.
Adior Deslaries of Wescott made a business trip here Tuesday.
Margeline Swantz spent Saturday and Sunday in St. Paul.
Mrs. Joseph Callahan spent Sunday and Monday with relatives in Coates.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stelter on May 7 a boy, congratulations.
Margaret Hayes spent Thursday in St. Paul.
Mrs. Feely of Farmington spent Sunday here.