Looking backRollan Hoke was elected Rosemount mayor 25 years ago
25 years ago
From the Nov. 5, 1987 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Hoke elected Rosemount mayor
Rollan Hoke, a history teacher and coach at Rosemount High School, was the people’s choice for mayor of Rosemount Tuesday night, defeating his closest contender, Michael Willard, by 272 votes.
Hoke received 549 votes; City Council Member Willard received 276 votes, Ron Jacobson received 245 votes, Council Member Joseph Walsh received 121 votes; and Forrest Krogh received 96 votes. Hoke replaces retiring Mayor Leland Knutson, who has been at the helm since 1973 when he filled an unexpired term....
Dennis Wippermann and John Oxborough won seats on the Rosemount City Council with 768 votes and 413 votes, respectively. Incumbent Council Member Thomas Tucker was unseated, receiving only 370 votes. Other candidates vying for council seats received votes as follows: Carol Groff, 335; Wayne Groth, 175; Bill McRoberts, 167; Otto Ped, 138; and Gene Stiles, 47.
Rosemount Irish cauterize AV Eagles, 35-6
In the District 196 football square off, the Rosemount Irish packed in an effective offense and solid defense to pound the Apple Valley Eagles out of the playoffs in a 35-6 win.
The two teams have been friendly rivals struggling for the stronghold in the conference.
Rosemount cashed in on Apple Valley mistakes sending the Irish off the field at halftime with an evident 28-0 damaging lead.
Senior running back Jim Hedlund charged in the first scoring attack of five with a two-yard run with a successful Trent Eigner kick.
The beginning of the Rosemount luck started as Kevin Block recovered a fumble and crossed the endzone line followed by another Eigner kick to bump Rosemont to a 14-0 lead.
Hedlund saw the scoring light again with a one-yard run. Eigner dropped in an extra point intensifying the damage to 21-0. Quarterback Dan Schultz peeled off a found-yard pass to Eigner for another six points. Eigner followed his six points with another security point....
50 years ago
From the Nov. 1, 1962 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
District 196 may buy land
Monday the Rosemount District 196 School Board negotiated an option to buy the 43-acre Harold Lotz farm, adjacent to the present village schools for $49,000.
The site north and east of the adjacent high school and elementary schools will bring the total area there to 85 acres. It will allow for an expanded senior high school of 1,800 students, a junior high handling up to 1,200 and an elementary unit for 600 pupils.
The amount of the bond issue has not been set.
Filings open in villages
Filings for village offices in Rosemount will be open until midnight of Nov. 6, 1962, for the offices of clerk, trustee, constable, justice of the peace, and assessor. Election will be on Dec. 4, 1962.
Those whose terms expire are P.F. Finnegan, trustee; Eugene Duff, clerk; and Warweg, assessor. The offices for constable and justice of the peace are both open due to the fact that the village is entitled to two men in each office with only one serving at the present time. The office of trustee will be a three-year term with each of the others being for two years.
There have been no filings for the offices as of this date.
2 get trips to Chicago for 4-H Congress
Dakota County took more than their share of awards in the state and national 4-H achievement program. Two of these awards were trips to the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago on Nov. 25-29 won by Barbara Coyle and Paul Thomas.
Miss Barbara Coyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Coyle of Rosemount and a member of Cedar Dodd 4-H Club, is the national winner in the Dress Revue for the State of Minnesota. She had the champion clothing exhibit at the Dakota County Fair and was one of three girls who presented Dakota County in the Dress Revue at the State Fair, where she was chosen as a member of the Court of Honor. The winner was then chosen from this select group by means of a Standard Report.
Barbara also has demonstrated in clothing at the State Fair for several years. Besides her clothing activities, she was president of her 4-H club last year and a member of the executive committee of the 4-H Federation.
”Deadwood Dick” play
The Rosemount High School stage will take on the look of a Gay Nineties saloon when the senior high drama club presents “Deadwood Dick or A Game of Gold” on Nov. 2-3 at 8 p.m.
The leading roles will be played by Bud Gores as Deadwood Dick, alias Ned Harris; Dave Ray as Wild Bill Hickok, Dick’s “heck fur leather” pardner; Linda Martin as Lily Blossom, a tender prairie blossom, who is blind. Milda Genz as Calamity Jane, owner of The Man-Trap Saloon; and Putsy Trog as the villain, Blackman Redburn.
Character parts will be played by Kay Kaercher as Pong Ping, a Chinese cook; Christy Richards as La Paloma, a Spanish adventuress; Jill Natwick as Teetotal Tessie, a temperance crusader; Mark Mueller as Sheriff Loveless, all the law there is in Deadwood; Nancy Fronsdahl as his wife Molly; Erica Magnus as Rose, Lily’s resplendent sister; Pam Wachter as Piano Annie, who works in the saloon; Nick LaPointe as Chet Pussey, the bartender, Ron Benson as Judge Nix, the pompous barrister, miners, dance hall gals, and Tessie’s cohorts.
Deadwood Dick will be directed by Mr. Edwin Gass, head of the speech department at Rosemount. Nora Fairbrother, a junior, is assistant director.
75 years ago
From the Nov. 5, 1937 edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Cause of wreck on Great Western is still unknown
The cause of the wreck of a freight train on the Chicago Great Western line a mile north of Coates station Wednesday of last week was still undetermined today as officials continued their investigation.
Marks showed the front set of locomotive drivers “rode the ties” at least a quarter of a mile before the pile-up of the locomotive and six freight cars.
The engineer and firemen remained in the cab but were not injured when the 120-ton locomotive tipped over on its left side.
Trains resumed schedules Thursday morning of last week were discontinued from Friday noon until Saturday morning while the locomotive was being lifted onto the rails.
Wayside school news
Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, the pupils of District 108 had a masquerade Halloween party. Everyone was in costume, and the masks were supplied by the teacher. Many games were played but the ducking of apples proved the hardest for those who had apples without stems. Prizes were won by Henry Fox in the peanut hunt, Louis Callahan in “follow the leader,” Ethel Mueller for pinning the nose on the owl, Louis Blackwell for tearing the best pumpkin from orange paper. The school room has a Thanksgiving appearance now with turkey and Pilgrim posters.
Rosemount School News
Under the direction of Miss Ruth Langer, one of the new members of the faculty, the Senior High School of Rosemount will present a three-act comedy entitled “Grass Dishes” by Pauline Phelps. The date of the production has not yet been announced, but is expected to be presented during the later part of November.
Members of the cast include Linda Mill, Dorothy Bartlet, Rosemount Ruhr, Linda Jacobson, Lawrence Evans, Helen Bartelt, James Geraghty, Robert Compton and Howard Scott.
In a setting of cornstalks and pumpkins, the Juniors entertained the rest of the high school at a Halloween party Monday evening, Nov. 1. Arrangements were made under the direction of Anna Holz, president of the junior class, assisted by James Geraghty, Lawrence Evans, Alma Berg, Francis LeMay.
At a recent class meeting the juniors elected officers for the remainder of the school year. Clifford Carlson was elected vice president, and Linda Jacobson was elected secretary and treasurer. Anna Holz is president.
100 years ago
From the Nov. 1, 1912
edition of the
Dakota County Tribune
Julia Hynes of Minneapolis spent Saturday and Sunday visiting her mother, Mrs. Patrick Hynes.
Francis Hyland, Jr., spent Tuesday and Wednesday visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Hyland, in Minneapolis.
Miss Feely spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Farmington.
William Hoagemeister, Francis Devitt and Joseph Heines were Farmington visitors Thursday evening.
Genevieve Gibson and Margaret Heinen were among the visitors at the bazaar in Coates Sunday.
Phillip Kearns was a St. Paul visitor Saturday.
Fred Hagemeister and George Keher made a flying trip to St. Paul Monday in the auto truck.