Looking backRosemount native died after falling from a third story window in St. Paul 100 years ago
25 years ago
From the June 11, 1987 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Rosemount students share memories
A record number of Rosemount High School seniors graduated during commencement ceremonies outside at the District 196 stadium June 5. Diplomas were presented to the 522 seniors who made up the class of 1987.
The graduation message was given by senior Leah Blanchard and the faculty speaker was Carroll Rasch. Both spoke of memories the students shared and about the future that they would all be a part of in unique ways. The Rosemount High School Concert Choir and Rosemont High School Band provided musical entertainment during the ceremony.
The top 10 Rosemount High School graduates were: valedictorian Paul Schwartzbauer, salutatorian Dawn Reckinger, Laura Dille, Carolyn Turnham, Susan Fors, Ian Frame, Timothy Thull, Brent Eichten, Kelli Schonher and Rebecca Serna.
After graduation ceremonies, students were treated to the traditional all-night party at Scott Highlands Middle School put on by the parents of graduates.
Irish earn runner-up trophy
Jaylene Gerenz won individual state championships and contributed to a third as the Rosemount High School girls’ track team scored 42 points and earned the state Class AA runner-up trophy Friday and Saturday, June 5-6 at Carl Tonn Field in Osseo.
It was the best performance for a Rosemount team in the State Class AA Track and Field Championships since 1984, when the Irish won the state championship.
There were other notable performances from Dakota County athletes at this state meet, including Janene Hearn’s second place finish in the 800-meter run, Apple Valley’s second place in the 3,200 relay, and Lisa McCrady’s second followed by Heather Gustafson’s third in the long jump, representing Rosemount and Apple Valley, respectively.
But the county spotlight shone on Gerenz and the Irish in this meet. Rosemount lost to state champion Cold Spring-Rocori by just six points. Forest Lake was third with 34. Apple Valley finished with 14 points, and Burnsville’s Hearn picked up 10 on her own....
Rosemount’s third state championship came from the 400-meter relay team of McCrady, Monica Carr, Cindy Johnson, and Gerenz. That unit won with a time of 49.67 secs., ending second place Rochester Mayo, 50.15 secs. . . .
Rosemount also received points from McCrady, second in the long jump with a distance of 17’ 51/2”; Paula Schwartzbauer, fourth in the 300 low hurdles, 45.63 secs.; and the 800 relay team of Laura Ohland, Jeanne Kasten, McCrady, and Johnson, seventh with a time of 1:47.05....
In the boys’ portion of the state meet, Apple Valley managed 3 1/2 points, and Rosemount scored one-half of a point....
Corey Melville of Rosemount finished in a tie for sixth place in the pole vault with a height of 12’ 8”.
50 years ago
From the June 4, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Miss Jeanne Thomas is the new beauty operator at Hazel’s beauty shop in Rosemount.
Miss Loraine Wilson, with a party of girls from St. Paul plan on leaving next Sunday for the Yellowstone National Park to spend the summer working. Miss Wilson has a position as cashier at one of the concessions at West Thumb on Yellowstone Lake.
Mrs. Fosler of Rosemount, Mrs. Peter Schwartz of Vermillion and J.P. Schwartz of St. Paul are spending several days with relatives at Red Lake Falls. Mrs. Joe Quinn will have charge of the cooking at Al’s Café during Mrs. Fosler’s absence.
Miss Edith White, who has been employed as stenographer in the federal seed loan office here, has gone to Minneapolis where she has been given a position in the postoffice.
Brother Cassin of DeLasalle school, Minneapolis was a guest on Monday of Father Carey.
Jim Oster has the material on the ground for his new house and work is now under way. The building will contain seven rooms and will be modern.
Albert Ratzlaff, Simon Moeller and Matt Fischer, commissioners of Lebanon, drove over the township Tuesday looking after the different highways.
M.O. Larson had business in the city Tuesday.
The ice cream social at the Lutheran church Thursday evening was well attended. The Concordia Seminary band of St. Paul furnished the music.
75 years ago
From the June 7, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Two places are broken into at Rosemount
Two places in Rosemount were broken into Tuesday night, according to the sheriff’s office.
At the Municipal Liquor store, thieves took money, (the amount not determined) from the music machine, which was forced open.
At Strese’s Pure Oil Station, culprits entered through the window of the men’s rest room. They smashed the cigarette machine and forced open the pop machine and cash register, getting about $30.00 altogether. The robbery was discovered about 7 a.m. this morning.
The sheriff’s office is investigating along with Rosemount local police.
Rosemount buys first squad car
At a meeting of the Rosemount village council Tuesday night this week, the board accepted the low bid of Wilroy’s in Rosemount for a Ford V-8 four door, at a cost of $2,343.44. This will become Rosemount’s first squad car.
This car will be used at all times by the Rosemount village police force and will greatly aid them in performing their duties, which have greatly increased as the Rosemount area has grown.
Ray Tousignant, deputy sheriff has heart attack
Ray Tousignant, age 40, of Rosemount, a deputy sherriff in Dakota County, is in Deaconess Hospital, Minneapolis, after suffering a severe heart attack, Tuesday night last week.
A heart specialist reports that Ray has improved but it will be some time before he can leave the hospital. The recuperation period will be lengthy and it will be quite some time before he can return to work.
The Tousignants have five children.
Group dramatizes Rosemount history
A community means more to you when you know its history and background. It becomes more alive.
The Rosemount Women’s Club presented a history of Rosemount Village last Tuesday which will without a doubt interest and encourage people to seek additional information that could be used to develop a complete history of Rosemount....
Mrs. Sally Gaynor of the Rosemount Women’s Club spent weeks in research through the state and county historical societies studying papers and interviewing many of the descendents of the founders of the village. Mrs. Gaynor was congratulated for the very fine historical review which her scholarly search together with her enthusiasm for the subject turned out....
Members of the cast were: Mrs. Helyn Duff, Mrs. Sally Gaynor, Mr. Ken Monson, and Mr. William Shaffer. It was Mr. Monson who so graciously offered snuff to all of the cast periodically.
The Women’s Club is very grateful to many people who lent artifacts of the past to lend a realistic setting to the story. Special thanks are given to Mr. Fred Lawshe of the Dakota County Historical Society, Mrs. Harry Scott of Rosemount, Mrs. Helyn Duff, Mrs. Dorothy Heinrichs, Mr. E. Doyle, Mrs. Fred Uitdenbogerd, Mrs. Ruth Parker, Mrs. Roy Larson, and many others who were very generous in giving assistance.
Hostesses for the evening were: Mrs. Paul Mulhollem, Mrs. J. Peterson, and Mrs. M.E. Tackett. The inspirational was given by Mrs. Ray Barton.
School patrol picnic held
The annual Rosemount school patrol picnic and roller skating event was held May 31 for boys and girls in the elementary schools.
Those in attendance included children in the elementary public, St. Joseph street patrols and members of the bus patrol. They were chaperoned by Ray Walden, elementary school principal and L.J. Parker, owner of Rosemount school bus company.
The children were taken by bus (transportation supplied by L.J. Parker) to the University Staff Houses picnic area, where they ate lunch and played ball. They were then transported to the Farmington Roller Rink, admissions were paid by American Legion, where the two men skated for two hours with the children before the children were returned to their homes....
These events are jointly sponsored by the Rosemount P.T.A. American Legion and School administration.
100 years ago
From the June 7, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Killed by fall
The vicinity of Rosemount was shocked Saturday when word reached here from St. Paul that Will Hyland was dead. His death came from falling from a third story window where he was sleeping, the night before.
How the accident occurred probably will never be known, but is supposed he was in somnambulistic state when he fell.
Not long ago he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, from which he had never fully recovered, leaving his sleep in a disturbed condition.
Not long ago he awoke to find himself in the bathroom, and it is known he had spells of walking in his sleep. He was a locomotive engineer and had secured a layoff and was planning on going fishing on Saturday, and no doubt he had risen in his sleep to carry out his plans when he fell from the window and was killed.
Will Hyland was born near Rosemount about 43 years ago and was one of the best of men. He was an honorable citizen, a loving son, and brother and leaves this world with many friends, to mourn his untimely death.