Looking backKrazy Days planned in Rosemount 50 years ago
50 years ago
From the Aug. 23, 1962
edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Cost of school expansion to be determined
A special meeting will be held August 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Rosemount’s District 196 for the purpose of determining how big a bond issue and building program will be needed to ease the district’s growing pains.
Called in are architects from Hammel & Green, Inc., who will total estimate costs and Osmon R. Springstad, fiscal agent, who will review the area’s bonding capacity.
A 34-member study committee headed by Rollin Dennistoun has recommended immediate construction of a cafeteria addition to the high school to free the gymnasium from further use as lunchroom, completion by the 1964-65 term of a high school to handle 500 to 600 students, but expandable to handle 1,500 to 1,800. The present building would become a junior high school.
Construction of a 10-classroom addition to Rosemount elementary school in 1965 and a similar addition to Northview grade school in 1967 are recommended. Both are new 13 classroom buildings.
The present high school, slated for junior high use, be expanded in 1969 from a 623-student capacity to about 1,000 and an evaluation taken to the present high school site to determine whether it should be expanded from its 43 acres to about 70 acres or a new 40 to 50 acre site be purchased.
Proceeds of the last bond issue to build the present Rosemount and Northview grade schools was for a million dollars passed on November 24, 1959.
Attend class reunion
Graduation of the Rosemount High School classes of 1950 and 1951 had a class reunion Saturday, Aug. 11 at the St. Paul Hotel Casino room. A buffet dinner was served to the graduates and their guests and the evening’s entertainment included dancing to the music of the Rhythmaires.
Graduates who attended the reunion were: Mrs. Joan Brimmer (Joan Emerson), Mrs. Alice McMenomy (Alice Oster), Patrick McMenomy, Mrs. Viola LeMay (Viola Ohmann), Mrs. Muriel Anderson (Muriel Nelson), Mrs. Beverly Ryan (Beverly Steffen), Donald Ryan, Mrs. Dorothea Nivala (Dorothea Kirchner), Mrs. Mary Braun (Mary Schmitz), Elroy Sell, Mrs. Elvira Gruett (Elvira Sachs).
Krazy Days at Rosemount Friday
The Rosemount Business Men’s Association will hold Krazy Days in Rosemount Friday, August 24, and merchants will move into the sidewalks with their wares and choice bargains.
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. with prizes galore being given away during the day at various business places. Residents are invited to join the day’s fun and festivities.
Casey Jones of TV fame will be a guest Friday evening at 6 p.m. and youngsters and oldsters alike are invited to come. A Kiddie Parade will be the feature at 6:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age are eligible to enter the contest and there will be numerous prizes for the best floats, costumes, etc. The parade will start in front of Genz-Ryan on the service lane.
75 years ago
From the Aug. 27, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Corn harvest is nearing an end
The harvesting of sweet corn in western Dakota County is practically drawing to a close and by the end of this week all but a few fields will have been picked, canned and stored, ready for market.
The Butter Kernel yellow variety is the only kind raised in this area for the canning company. This variety was propagated by the Faribault Canning Co. on account of the large size ear and excellent flavor. The bulk of this corn is sold in the eastern market where it brings a high price.
This harvest has taxed the farmers to the limit, and the whole family, in some instances, has been drafted into the fields to save the corn, which has only about three days to go. All loose help about town has found employment.
The growing of sweet corn in Dakota County for canning is a new industry, and one important discovery has been made – our soil has been found to produce a better quality of corn than they produce in Rice and Scott counties.
The contracting for 1938 acreage will begin shortly and farmers are asked to plan early for next year. Two thousand acres is the goal for next year, and if we get that Farmington will have a canning factory of its own.
Miss Ethel Schewter and Carl Uhl motored to Red Wing, Sunday.
Having sold their farm on Route 1, the William Corcoran family moved to St. Paul this week where they will establish permanent residence at 1286 James Street.
The following farmers lost horses by sleeping sickness during the past week: H.W. Schindeldecker two, Jim O’Leary two, John Mullerty two, G.J. Kiefer one.
Barry of Minneapolis and John O’Leary of Rosemount accompanied by Miss Ella Barry who left last week on a trip to Utah.
Eddie and Violet Strese and Mrs. Gust Polenske were city visitors Friday.
Miss Harriet Collins on Winona, Ia., was a guest this week at the D.P. and James O’Leary homes. She was on her way to Canada.
Art Volkert of Coates had been secured as a clerk at the Zimmerman store. Art takes hold of the work just like he was an old hand at the game.
Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Sieckert and son Francis of Rosemount and Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Barloge of Farmington attended the wake of Sylvester Bigaouette at Assumption Wednesday night.
100 years ago
From the Aug. 23, 1912
edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
County candidates filed
The following candidates have filed with the county auditor up to date:
E.N.P. LeMay, Mendota, county auditor, Republican.
A.W. Lau, Mendota, county commissioner third district, Republican.
G.F. Akin, Farmington, representative, Democrat.
T.M. Kennealy, Eagan, county commissioner third district, democrat.
J.B. McSherry, Lakeville, representative, Democrat.
R.W. Downs, South St. Paul, county commissioner third district, Republican.
G.P. Freiermuth, Hampton, representative, Republican.
The Farmer farm received four full blood Poland China hogs from Tennessee this week.
The Misses Evelyn and Gretchen Groves visited from Friday to Monday with friends at Northfield.
Barn for rent, inquire at D.W. Phillips.
F.R. Lintner was a city visitor Saturday.
Miss Esther Kraft visited in Northfield Wednesday.
Mrs. Alex Record was a Twin City visitor Saturday.
Mrs. R. J. Thornton was a St. Paul visitor Friday.
P.W. Everote and wife spent Sunday with friends at Northfield.