Looking backDouangsy, Gustafson were crowned as homecoming royalty at Rosemount High School 25 years ago
25 years ago
From the Oct. 8, 1987 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Alternative Education Center helps pregnant teens
Pregnancy is an emotionally trying time for almost every woman, but for a pregnant teen, the obstacles can seem insurmountable.
The Alternative Education Center (AEC) located at the Dakota County Area Vocation Technical Institute in Rosemount provides school-age expectant girls the guidance they need to make realistic decisions for themselves, their unborn children and their careers.
Entering the second year, AEC has 10 girls enrolled in the program. Last year, there were 33.
Pregnancy is the common denominator for every student; however, their reasons for seeking this type of alternative high school education may differ altogether.
“Some students simply do not feel comfortable (attending classes at their high schools),” said Jan Hanenberger, coordinator of the program....
The unique part of the program, though, according to Hanenberger, is that each student is also trained in an occupational area. She cited AEC as being one of the few programs in the state having this focus....
Helping students develop a support network outside of the program is also a function of AEC. They are encouraged to enroll in childbirth preparation classes, for example.
RHS homecoming court
A royal coronation ceremony took place at Rosemount High School Sept. 28, when the homecoming king and queen were crowned and their court made its debut. Phokhay Douangsy and Kathy Gustafson were voted king and queen by the entire student body after being nominated by their senior classmates. Members of the court include: Traci Abein, Greg Bomsta, Mary Boehlke, Tom Buck, Amy Boyd, Jay Butler, Jodi Hammerstad, Dave Carlson, Melanie Jarvi, Guy Grover, Kathy Kramer, Cully Johnson, Martha Stannard, Ben Wheeler, Angela Storbakken, Larry Wittwen, Kirsten Tablert and Deon Wolff.
50 years ago
From the Oct. 4, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Ambulance driver killed as car hits barricade
A Rosemount funeral director and ambulance driver met instant death at 3:15 a.m. Sunday on Highway 52, north of Coates, when his 1957 white Cadillac struck a barricade, and went into a multiple roll on Highway 52.
Coroner Dr. Roger Marks indicated Ozment died immediately from head and chest injuries as his body was pushed under the dashboard. The car landed bottom side up, and area residents heard the crash.
Ozment, a father of two children, was southbound on Highway 52, and was within a mile of his home when the accident happened, near a double-lane set of bridges, a mile north of Coates....
The car then veered left and rolled, according to marks at the scene. The pavement was wet at the time from a light rainfall....
Eugene was employed by James Ambulance in the Twin Cities, also Mortician Services, and operated the Rosemount Funeral Home and Ambulance.
New school to be discussed in Dist. 196
Perhaps one of the most important meetings of Rosemount District 196 school board will be held Monday evening, October 8.
Items to be discussed are location of a proposed high school, preliminary estimates from architects on cost of the building, amount of a bond election, already set for January 8 to finance construction of the high school, add a lunchroom to the present high school and perhaps add 10 classrooms to the school.
Two 40-acre sites west of Rosemount are under consideration and one of about 20 acres, adjacent to the present senior high. In event a new senior high school were built the present one would be converted into a junior high.
Board members expect to make a decision on both the high school site and the size of the bond issue Monday evening.
First vaccine “Drink” in three villages Friday
Lakeville, Rosemount and Farmington will conduct the first oral polio clinic in this area Friday, Oct. 5….
At Rosemount the oral polio clinic is being sponsored by the Rosemount Lion’s Club, Rosemount Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Rosemount P.T.A. Health Council.
Dr. Robert Erickson, health officer in the Rosemount area is in charge of the oral polio clinic and announces the date to be Friday, October 5 at 10 a.m. at the old gymnasium of the Rosemount High School.
School children will be taken care of from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then parents, preschool children and infants - six weeks of age and older - as well as the general public will be taken care of from 1 p.m until 8 p.m. Dr. Erickson advises that even though persons who have had shots for polio prevention should also receive the oral vaccine.
The first vaccine to be offered is Type 1 and will consist of swallowing one teaspoon of colorless liquid from individual paper cups.
House of Coates sold to Edward Bohns recently
Gergen’s House of Coates at Coates Station was recently sold to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bohn, who reside northeast of Coates.
The recent owner is Mrs. Magdalene Gergen who resides in an upstairs apartment over the business with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haenke.
The transaction includes the building and business which is a restaurant with liquor. The Bohns will take possession about the middle of November and move to the upstairs apartment.
Mrs. Gergen’s plans are indefinite at this time. She has owned House of Coates three and a half years.
75 years ago
From the Oct. 8, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Church building to be converted into farm house
The Methodist church building at Rich Valley will be converted into a farm dwelling, it was decided last week when John Staph was the highest bidder for the structure offered for sale by the trustees of the First Methodist Church of So. St. Paul. The bid price was $360.
The steeple has been removed from the structure which will be moved to the John Stapf farm located on Capitol highway east of Farmington.
The church building will be placed on the foundation of the farm dwelling destroyed by fire April 12 of this year. Partitions will be constructed to make various rooms. The house will be two stories high.
Wayside school news
Our school has the enrollment of nine pupils. We have organized a Busy Bee Club. The officers are as follows: Pres. Lavern Bruggeman; treas, Louis Blackwell; sec’y, Lois Callahan.
The subject for this Friday’s program is health. The children have started to write letters to children of foreign lands.
We have a bulletin board. Each week different grades have their chance to decorate it in some way. This week the 6th grade has covered it with news events. We have quite an interesting time bringing empty boxes, cans, and other things to our toy store. So far, the 5th grade has used it a great deal in arithmetic problems – also the lower grades are learning the value of money from it.
We had our pictures taken at school. Miss Daulton, our teacher, is going to put them in frames, and put them up in the school room.
Joseph Ruhr came out from the state “U’ and spent the weekend at home.
Joe Quigley marketed thirty-five 210-pound hogs this week. He brought the money he received for them in the same truck, so he had a load both ways.
Work at the new oil project is progressing satisfactorily, as reported by Carl Ewing. The drill has reached a depth of 100 feet and is still in glacial drift.
Ryan & Corcoran have just completed a water system for the village of New Trier. Pipes were laid and a 6,000-gallon tank has been installed and the village may now enjoy metropolitan life.
Mrs. A. Rahn, Mrs. R. Rechtzigel and Mrs. C. Rechtzigel attended the St. John’s Ladies Aid meeting at the home of Mrs. August Heinrichs Wednesday afternoon. A very interesting talk was given by a missionary of New Guinea.
The rubber check artist who passed a check at one of our filling stations last week, has been rounded up and is now comfortably quartered in jail for the winter, where he will have plenty of time to figure out whether it pays to write check without funds to back them up.
100 years ago
From the Oct. 4, 1912 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Julia Hynes of Minneapolis spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here.
Mrs. William Cadzow spent a few days last week at her daughter’s home in St. Paul.
Mrs. Patrick Doyel spent a few days last week with relatives and friends in St. Paul.
Margaret Ternie, teacher in the Rosemount public school, spent Sunday and Saturday at her home in St. Paul.
Alick Chapdelain of Wescott transacted business here one day last week.
Arthur Foster of Farmington called on friends here Sunday.
Emma Brice returned home one day last week after a visit in St. Paul.
Mrs. John Delante and son Thomas are visiting in St. Paul this week.