Looking backDriver escapes serious injury in auto and train accident 75 years ago
25 years ago
From the July 9, 1987 edition of the
Pitchers prevalent among all conference picks
Pitchers played a dominant role in the naming of all conference baseball players from Dakota County for the 1987 season....
Brian Black: Black was a four-year starter in center field for the Irish, he earned the team’s golden glove as the best defensive player for four years. A senior tri-captain, he was also all-conference last year, and was given honorable mention as a sophomore. He led Rosemount in stolen bases in 1987.
Jesse Flies: Flies was the leading pitcher during his senior season, and batted fourth in the lineup. On the mound, he went 8-2 with 1.70 earned run average. He struck out an average of eight batters per game, and recorded two shutouts and two one-hitters. He was voted the team’s most valuable player
The Rosemount Irish girls’ under-16 traveling soccer team took first place in the recent Rochester tournament, beating Stillwater 4-3, Rice Street 3-1, and Cottage Grove 5-3. Team members are assistant coach Robert Porter, Michelle Hanson, Diane Kelsch, Karen Porter, Tara Pinkert, Heather Pfeiffer, Erika Hanson, Kula Wade, Colleen Neary, Andrea Ernst, Amy Davine, Tanya Edelman, and coach Ken Henningsen, Alena Grabowski, Ingred Henningsen, Jenny Gott, Cindy Barnes, Crissy Manderfeld, Trisha Storm, and assistant coach Keith Ernst. Neary scored four goals in the championship game, and joined Kelsch as tournament MVPs.
50 years ago
From the July 5, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Rosemount field day is July 10th
Stanley J. Wenberg, vice president and administrative assistant at the University of Minnesota, will be the principal speaker at the annual Agricultural Experiment Station Visitor’s Day at Rosemount Tuesday, July 10. The field day is one in a series of seven to be held at University of Minnesota agricultural experiment stations during July. The field day at Rosemount, as well as at other locations, will feature the observance of the Centennial of the Land-Grant College system....
All departments at the Rosemount station will hold open house, and specialists will conduct visitors on tours and will answer questions. Tours, starting at the Rosemount station office building, will begin at 9 a.m., and continue until 12:30 p.m. The Dakota County 4-H clubs will operate a lunch stand on the grounds.
Army Reserve will leave for 2-week camp
Company D, 4th Medium Tank Bn., 33rd Armored will leave for Ft. Knox, Ky., Saturday morning July 14, for their annual two weeks training. The unit will return July 28....
Other personnel who will be attending camp are Sgt. Lloyd Randall of Rosemount, and Sp-4 Robert L. Carroll and Sgt. Wm. P. Carroll of Rosemount.
75 years ago<
From the July 9, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
,b>Fischer auto, hit by train, carried nearly mile
His auto carried a mile on the front of a cow catcher, Walter Ficher, prominent Crystal Lake farmer and contractor, narrowly escaped death at midnight Sunday when his car was struck by a Rock Island freight train two miles northeast from Rosemount. He came out of the ordeal with two cuts on his head and a bruised face, but nothing serious.
The Ford V-8, the front end crushed and twisted, was wrecked beyond repair. At the Rechtzigel Motor Company, Rosemount, where it was hauled, onlookers are still trying to figure out how the Crystal Lake man escaped with his life and limbs. He is an ex-service man who served in France during the World War.
Enroute home shortly after midnight, Mr. Fischer was driving south over what is known as Dodd’s crossing. He did not see or hear the Rock Island freight train approaching from the left. The front end of the locomotive struck the front end of the Fischer auto, pushing it down the track toward Rosemount, the driver still at the wheel. The crash doubtless knocked him unconscious as he did not know what had happened until after the train had stopped nearly a mile down the track where train men lifted him from the wrecked machine. Bleeding about the head, he was taken to Dr. M. A. Flores, Rosemount, who treated his injuries, after which he was taken to his home near Crystal Lake. Walter is a son of Carl Fischer and resides on the east side of Crystal Lake.
Coates and Rich Valley
The regular monthly meeting of the St. Johns Walther League was held Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Reinke and children of Rosemount visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Volkert on Friday.
Steven Franzmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Franzmeier, celebrated his fifth birthday on Wednesday afternoon. Eight little friends helped him celebrate the event. Mrs. Ed Franzmeier and daughter, Helen, also were present.
Mr.and Mrs. J. H. McFadden of Rosemount, John Curran of Philadelphia and Loretta Desmond of St. Paul left Wednesday of last week on a trip to the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Fox from Hastings spent the Fourth with their mother, Mrs. Albert Fox at Rosemount.
Father Dumphy and Father Megher or Minneapolis visited Father Carey last week.
M. J. Corcoran has recovered from his illness and is now back at work.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Rechtzigel and Mr. and Mrs. R. Scholtz and Esther, Marlene and Robert, spent several days visiting friends and relatives in and near Milwaukee, Wisc.
Rosemount farmer injured in fall
Charles Franz, 51 year old farmer living on Route 1, Rosemount, received serious neck, back, and lung injuries, Wednesday afternoon, June 30, in a head-long fall down a hay chute.
Knocked unconscious when his head struck the barn floor, he was pulled out of the chute by his daughter, Bertha, 18, who was with him at the time. He was in such serious condition that Dr. M. A. Flores of Rosemount could not remove him by ambulance to Community Hospital, Farmington, until late Thursday, July 1st. His back was put in a cast and he was placed under the care of a special nurse. Recovering rapidly, Mr. Franz was returned to his home Wednesday.
The injured man was thrown into the chute from the top of a load of hay when a hay sling rope broke and threw him off balance.
100 years ago
From the July 5th, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Boosters to Coats
Rosemount people are so much interested in the improvements of roads they have not only done their share of work at home but have gone abroad and conquered. On Wednesday evening of last week the Messrs.Wm. Cadzow, H, J. Mongen, F. B. Hardy, J. C. Johnson, John Cahill, Geo. McDonough and Fred Schwanz drove to Coates and organized a good roads association with John Flannagan as chairman. These gentlemen pointed out the way and sixteen of the best citizens of Coates put their names to the boosters list. A collection was taken and $30.00 was raised in less time then it takes to tell it.
The next day twelve teams and six shovelers went to work on the road between Coates and the Cannon Falls road and before many days we expect to hear of things having been done by the boosters.