Looking backBonds and building were on school agenda in 1962
50 years ago
From the Aug. 30, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Cities sign pledge to support county hospital
The Central Dakota Hospital drive passed the $104,388 mark, it was announced at a meeting of 400 village area solicitors here Tuesday night in the old Farmington school auditorium.
It’s the largest thing that central Dakota County has ever attempted on a volunteer basis, according to Hospital Board President G.J. Reihsen.
The board is seeking to build a $1,200,000 hospital at the McGrath Brothers site at the east edge of Farmington. They have been assured 45 percent federal funds from Hill-Burton sources.
The goal for local area funds is $350,000. This will assure borrowing power for the balance of the funds.
Good news to Farmington backers, is the fact that Lakeville and Rosemount are not only promising support, but are actually signing pledges.
The $104,3888 announced by Chairman Gil Gilbertson Tuesday night did not include, for example, the $1,000 pledged by the Glass Bottle Blowers Association at Brockway Glass Co., Rosemount, a union of which Robert Caldon is president.
At the meeting Tuesday, the army of 400 workers came from Lebanon, Rosemount, Lakeville village and township, Empire, Eureka, Castle Rock, Hampton townships and Farmington village.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Nelson and Mrs. Gust Henry were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Roger Pederson at Rosemount.
Mr. and Mrs. John Turnquist and granddaughters, Sheryl and Kathie Turnquist, spent the weekend at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kline at New Germany, Minn. On Sunday, they attended services at St. John’s Lutheran Church at which time Mr. Kline was installed as instructor at St. John’s Parochial School.
Mr. and Mrs. Vince Rotty and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yetzer of St. Paul returned last Thursday evening from a trip to Northern Minnesota, Fort William and Port Arthur, Canada and took the new drive on Route 17 which goes all around Lake Superior, crossed over at Sault Ste. Marie, returning home through Michigan and Wisconsin.
Persons invited to join Lions Club at Rosemount
A new Lions Club was organized at Rosemount last May and recently the club received their charter, establishing them as a bonafide Lions Club.
The club meets every month on the second Tuesday and they intend to become active in civic affairs in the community and are welcoming new members into the organization.
Anyone in the Rosemount area interested is invited to join.
Proposed bond issue discussed at Rosemount
A special meeting of the Rosemount School Board was held in Rosemount on Monday evening, August 27.
The Board discussed the proposed bond issue which will support the new senior high school lunch room addition and new elementary facilities.
Three members (Rollin Denniston, Don Ryan and Don Christiansen) of the 34-member Study Committee on School Facilities and Building discussed with the board the committee’s final report.
It was pointed out that elementary classrooms in the schools of the district now total 26, which is three less than needed – on the basis of enrollment figures and the maximum number of students per classrooms desired.
Projecting the enrollment estimates for the next three years, it was pointed out that in 1963 there will be a shortage of seven classrooms. In 1964 a shortage of 12, and in 1965 a shortage of 18 such elementary classrooms.
At present time there is no shortage of rooms on the junior and senior high levels. However, with 25 rooms available now, it is expected that 1963 will show a shortage of two, 1964 a shortage of nine, and 1965 a shortage of 13....
Superintendent H.C. Hanson pointed out that the exact amount of the bond issue will be known by October, as by that time the building committee will have completed meetings dealing with prices. The bond election will be held on January 8, 1963.
75 years ago
From the Sept. 3, 1937
edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Coates and Rich Valley
Mrs. Otto Wachter made a trip to St. Paul, Monday.
Mrs. F. Ohmann spent Friday with her mother at Rich Valley.
Carl Volkert put up a new cement stave silo at his farm south of Coates.
Mrs. George Morris spent several days with relatives at St. Paul Park.
Art Volkert started working at the Ben Zimmerman store in Rosemount, Monday.
Miss Esther and Marie Wachter visited at the home of their aunt at Rich Valley, Wednesday.
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.
Steve Barry of Minneapolis and John O’Leary of Rosemount accompanied by Miss Ella Barry left last week on a trip to Utah.
Miss Hulda Schindeldecker is back home again after spending the summer at the Roland Rahn home.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Weigert of Danvers, Ill., are visiting the Fred Boesel home.
Morris Uitdenbogerd and Grace Harris enjoyed good fishing at St. Croix Sunday. Morris caught a 10-pound northern pike on his fly rod.
100 years ago
From the Aug. 30, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
The Rosemount second team played ball at Savage Sunday the score being 6 and 7 in favor of Savage.
Mrs. A.T. Headley and Mrs. Klegg went to Rich Valley Wednesday to visit for a few days.
Lizzie Farrell spent Saturday in St. Paul.
Wm. J. Hogan was a city visitor Monday.
Peter Heinen was a Minneapolis visitor Thursday.
Miss Cassie McLafferty returned home Wednesday from Waverly after a month’s visit with her sister, Mrs. James McGinn.
Mrs. James Geraghty and family of St. Paul visited a few days with her sister Lizzie Farrell.
Louise Holman spent a few days last week in Minneapolis with her mother Mrs. Leo Holman.
C.A. Bonham moved into the Will Feely house Wednesday. The new structure is equipped with electric lights and every modern convenience. A.J. Ward of Rosemount handled the construction and C. Whitehead of Northfield did the plumbing.
Tillie Sauser attended the Sons of Herman picnic at New Ulm Sunday.
Margaret Heinen is spending this week with Mrs. Fred Erdsteen of Lebanon.
Mrs. Smith and family returned to their home in Duluth Tuesday after a month’s visit with relatives here.
Jess and William McCarthy, Tim Jones, John King and Geo. Dawsy visited Antlers Park Sunday.