Looking backHumphrey promised relief from ‘sonic booms’ 50 years ago
25 years ago
From the July 16, 1987 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Nine days of Leprechaun Days fun set
Rosemount residents hope the luck of the Irish will be with them as they celebrate the annual Leprechaun Days this year July 18 through 26.
This year’s festival features a few new events and a few old favorites designed to provide fun and entertainment for all ages.
Pet show. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m. at Camfield Park. Cost is 50 cents a class.
Puzzle contest. Prior registration recommended. The contest begins at 9:45 a.m. at Rosemount City Hall.
Cake walk. This event will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rosemount National Bank. Cost is 50 cents.
Garden Tractor pull. Weigh-in begins at 11 a.m. and start is set for noon at Carlson Tractor and Equipment for this new event.
Trivia contest. Pre-registration is recommended. This event starts at 2 p.m. at Rosemount City Hall for a cost of $5, single; and $10, double..
Lovely legs contest. Vote for your favorite pair of legs for just 25 cents. This event begins today and continues throughout the celebration. Voting takes place at the various businesses.
Big Wheel race. Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6:30 p.m. on 145th Street, west of Highway 3....
Powell Station Band. This country western 50’s music band will entertain at 7 p.m. at Camfield Park. Free.
Soapbox derby. This event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rosemount High School. Cost is $2. Free plans to make your special derby are available at Loch Pharmacy and Bergh’s Dental Office.
Local girl competes in pageant
Charissa Mae Geiselhart, the 7-year-old daughter of Harold and Cathy Geiselhart, Rosemount, was a finalist in the Miss Minnesota American Princess Pageant in Bloomington July 11 and 12.
The Miss American Princess Pageant is open to girls between the ages of 4 and 7....
Awards are given in several areas of competition: talent, best personality, photogenic, best in evening wear and hostess.
Charissa Mae’s hobbies include swimming, dancing, softball and reading.
50 years ago
From the July 12, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Humphrey says sonic boom relief due
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey reported this week that the severe sonic boom problem which has plagued Minnesota in recent months will be relieved within a few weeks.
Humphrey said that after a series of conferences with Eugene Zuckert, Secretary of the Air Force, a decision was reached to divert training missions of B-58 bombers to other areas.
“The B-58 flights which have been utilizing the Twin Cities as a critical point in their precision navigation and bombing training missions will be shifted soon to other areas which now have the necessary ground equipment,” Humphrey said.
“Minnesota has been one of several areas in the nation which has had a high incidence of sonic booms from B-58 practice bombing runs at supersonic speeds.
“It is fair to remember that the training of these Strategic Air Command crews is absolutely essential to the defense of the Nation.”
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Mick were guests of the F. Birdsalls from Thursday to Saturday. The Micks will return to their home in Florida on the 15th, visiting friends and relatives enroute home.
Sunday the Perron families gathered at the Earl Strese home for a reunion picnic.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flockhart of Cannon Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Birdsall were dinner guests of the R. Gustafsons at Somerset Wisconsin.
Youngsters win in AAA contest
Kathy Leer, 11, Rt. 1 Rosemount, and Wendy Vaughan, 12, Rt. 2, Rosemount, both sixth graders at the Rosemount elementary school, won merit citations in the 18th annual AAA traffic safety poster contest, sponsored by the national AAA and Minnesota State Automobile Association.
Theme of their posters was “Walk On Left Side Facing Traffic,” and won in the elementary school division of the national contest.
Entries in the contest are made on four school levels, a senior high, junior high, elementary, and primary.
A board of nationally known art experts and educators met in Washington, D.C., to pick the winners.
The art instructor for the students, Eugene Engdahl, received a AAA Certificate of Appreciation.
The posters and awards are on display at the Rosemount elementary school.
Rosemount youth hurt
Dennis Dean Ozment, 17, Rt. 2, Rosemount, suffered a chin cut, knocked out teeth, and bruises, when the 1955 Chevrolet pickup truck he drove northeastward toward Rosemount on County Road 1, struck a driveway at the Smith Brothers farm.
The accident happened shortly after nine p.m. Thursday. Ozment, Rt. 2, Rosemount, told deputies someone was in his lane, and he took the ditch to avoid a crash. His brother Eugene Ozment, Rosemount Ambulance Service owner, took him to Ancker hospital, St. Paul, where he was released the next day. The truck was demolished. The accident happened on County Road 1, half a mile west of Rosemount.
There will be an ice cream social at Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 22 from 3 to 8 o’clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wardal and girls returned Sunday, July 1, from a 2-week camping trip at Black Bear Lake Portage, Kenora, Canada. They enjoyed swimming and fishing and saw many deer and bear. Their resort owner shot a 350 lb. bear while they were there because he was disturbing camp routine
The “B” Squad Cheer Leaders of Rosemount High School were Thursday and overnight guests of Mrs. Imogene Johnson at her home in Hopkins. The girls were Susan Duff, Kathy Fischer, Barbara and Gail Franklin, Margaret Groth and Mary Therese Balkowitsch.
Rosemount’s school board reorganizes
Rosemount school board held its annual reorganization meeting Monday night, with a busy schedule which included over 20 items, Supt. H. C. Hanson indicated Tuesday.
Donald Warkentien was re-elected chairman, while Olaf Waldeland was elected clerk, replacing Ed McMenomy who did not run. Ed Rahn was re-elected treasurer....
Bids were let for the remodeling of the 1918 building to include new ventilation, remodeling the piping system, and improve the lighting to meet maximum standards. Work involves the new circuits, exit lights, additional outlets and generally bring the building up to standards to have it useful for at least 20 years....
Supt. Hanson has hired two new teachers, Mrs. Jewell Roberts of Bloomington, 12 years experience as elementary teacher, presently a teacher at Park Rapids; and Mrs. Gladys Schumacher from Illinois, elementary, 2 years experience in Minneapolis as a first grade teacher.
75 years ago
From the July 16, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Extreme heat damages crops
The heat wave which has been blistering the whole nation since July 7 is beginning to damage some of the crops in this locality, H. A. Lawrenz, Dakota County agent, stated this week.
“Spring grains, especially those growing on lighter soil, have been prematurely ripened by the excessive warmth of the past few weeks. While it cannot be estimated how much the heat will reduce the yield, it is likely to be considerable....
“A number of the area farmers are reporting that their rye is yielding well at this time. But a number of stands of rye, notably those planted in low places, were hit by the late spring frosts.
“The corn on most farms of this vicinity,” the county agent said, “is in excellent condition right now. Sweet corn, however, is suffering from the extremely hot weather.”
Harvest of the oats and barley has been advanced from a week to 10 days ahead of the normal time by the heat wave.
Receive one filing at Rosemount
G.A.Uitdenbogerd, clerk of the Rosemount school board, reported this week that only one man, F. A. Ruhr, has filed for the two school board vacancies to be filled Tuesday. Mr. Uitdenbogerd said that he had not filed for re-election.
Coates and Rich Valley
Art Jagoe and Joe Shiltgen made a trip to St. Paul last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scholz, son and daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rechtzigel spent the 4th of July with relatives in Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doehling and daughter made a trip to Farmington Sunday evening to visit Mrs. George Johnson who is in the hospital there.
Mrs. George Johnson who underwent an operation at the Farmington hospital returned to her home. Her many friends wish for a speedy recovery.
The St. John’s Ladies aid met at the home of Mrs. Ed Franzmeier last Thursday afternoon.
Twenty-one members and a number of visitors attended. The next meeting will be at the Rudolph Rechtzigel home in Rosemount, August 5th.
The picnic at St. John’s Lutheran Church was a big success with a large crowd both afternoon and evening. The teacher and his pupils gave a short program. The ball game between the married and the single men was won by the single men. Then there was a bicycle race, tug of war, wheelbarrow race and various other contests with prizes for the winners.
Several young people enjoyed the excursion trip on the Steamer Capitol Wednesday evening.
Come and enjoy band concerts which are presented every Saturday night.
Mrs. Geo. McDonough and daughters, Marian and Elinor, Lorraine Schult and Hazel Harmer were Farmington visitors last Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McFadden, Mr. Curran of Philadelphia, Mrs. Rose Donnelly of Cedar Lake and Loretta Desmond of St. Paul returned Friday from a ten-day tour of the west.
Geraldine Deeg visited with her grandmother Deeg in St. Paul from Wednesday until Sunday.
There was a mission festival at the Rich Valley Church on last Sunday.
Miss Grace McLafferty has been on a ten-day vacation at Lake Washington.
100 years ago
From the July 12, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
John McCarthy, William Cahill and William Hagemister spent Sunday visiting the Patrick Cummings home in Lebanon.
Amelia Sprute of Farmington is spending this week with her cousin Ida Warweg.
James Geraghty, wife and family spent Sunday at Mrs. M. Farrell home.
John Blondo was a business visitor to St. Paul Saturday.
Laura Kane spent Sunday at Antlers Park.
Harry York and wife spent a few days last week with relatives in Farmington.
Mary Cummings, Margaret Fitzpatrick, John McCarthy, Agnes Cummings, Wm. Hagemister, Josephine Fitzpatrick and Thomas Cummings enjoyed a moonlight boat ride at Crystal Lake, Sunday evening. They all reported a glorious time, especially Mr. McCarthy who has not fully recovered from the effects of it yet. His friends say every time they meet him he seems to wear that everlasting smile.