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Looking back: Brockway Glass made inquiries about Rosemount 50 years ago

25 years ago

From the March 21, 1960 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Tera Johnson is Junior Miss

Tera Johnson captured the Rosemount Junior Miss crown in the March 17 pageant at Apple Valley High School Theater.

Runners-up were Lori Lach, first; Lisa Wittwer, second; and Kristi Turnquist, third. Lach also won the scholastic achievement award and Beth Kenny was chosen for the Spirit of Junior Miss honor.

Johnson, the daughter of Jack and Connie Johnson, is a member of the National Honor Society. She was voted Most Valuable Treble Choir member in 1984, lettered in choir, and received two superior ratings at the solo and ensemble contests. The new Junior Miss has lettered in drama and is a member of the National Thespian Society, having been active in drama and musical productions at Rosemount High School. She has also been a football and basketball cheerleader.

RHS finalist in

recognition program

Rosemount High School was recently notified that it has been selected a finalist in the Untied States Department of Education national Secondary School Recognition Program.

The program is destined to select schools of excellence in Minnesota as models of quality education. RHS was selected for the second consecutive year....

This site visitor will review the school's programs, visit classrooms, interview students, parents, teachers and administrators, and form an overall evaluation of the school. These evaluations will be forwarded to Washington, D.C. for review by the Department of Education. The national review panel will determine which high schools in each state will be cited for National Excellence in Education recognition.

All-Missota teams named in two sports

Missota Conference coaches have selected all-conference athletes and those given honorable mention in hockey and girls' basketball.

The honored athletes are listed below along with final conference records of the schools.

Hockey All-conference

Rosemount (11-3-0)

John Hanson, junior

Ty Eigner, junior

Chris Berg, senior

Girls basketball All-conference

Rosemount (11-3)

Gloria McCaustlin, senior

Kris Arnold, senior

Julie Hauge, senior

Thirteen cagers on all-conference team

Thirteen Missota Conference boys' basketball players were chosen to the 1984-85 all-conference team, selected by conference coaches.

Included on the team are three members of the conference champion Rosemount Irish, and three members of the Region 1AA runner-up Simley Spartans.

The honored players, along with those given honorable mention, are listed below along with conference records of the schools.

Al-Conference Rosemount (11-3)

Kent Schmidt, senior

Dennis Gudim, junior

Rob Phenix, sophomore

Honorable mention


Jim Kirkey, sophomore; John Von Bank, senior.

50 years ago

From the March 17, 1960 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rosemount H.S.

buys land; sets teacher pay

The Rosemount School Board bought land and set a new standard for teachers' salaries at their meeting Monday night, which was a raise for teachers' pay.

The Board bought 20 acres on County Rd. 7 in Sec. 23, Rosemount township, north of the village from Harry and Lydia Kirchner. On this ground the board expects to build an elementary school.

Recently the Rosemount District No. 196 bought 28.28 acres just north of the present school from Broback Bros. and Harold Motz and wife. This land is for future growth, possibly a senior high school and a future athletic field. This is still in the proposal stage.

However, in May this year, the board will advertise for three bids, one will be for an elementary building to be located on the present school site on John Street in Rosemount: the second bid will be for an elementary school on County Road 7: a third will be for a combined bid for both schools therefore a bidder may bid on school No. 1 or No. 2 or both.

Brockway Glass Co. asks industry zone, Rosemount

The Brockway Glass company, which is planning a four million dollar plant in Dakota county, has asked the Rosemount town board to rezone 110 acres of the Elliot farm from agricultural to industrial.

This immediately stirred speculation that the company plans to erect its huge project on the Elliott farm, which is located half a mile north of the Rosemount city limits, on the east side of Highway 218.

The proposed site is between Highway 218 and the Milwaukee Railroad, and south of County Highway No. 3. This land is in section 20 of Rosemount township....

The factory was originally set for Eagan township, and the company said Tuesday of this week they have definitely decided they would not build in Eagan....

Testing at Rosemount has been going on for more than a month.

As previously reported, the new factory will produce flint (clear) glass containers for use by some of the large industries.

Rosemount news

Mrs. E. Carroll, MaryBeth and Susan and Mrs. John Balkowitsch enjoyed the Dramatic Production "Love is Eternal" at Our Lady of Peace High School on Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Grinstead and Mrs. Raymond Barnes took a group of Cub Scouts in to St. Paul to see the Shriner's Circus on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday night, guests at the Wayne Lucking home were Mrs. Pearl and Frank Tersteeg on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern and boys visited the Luckings.

Cliff Carlson of Carlson Farm Supply, Rosemount, Minn., is spending a week at Vienna, Georgia, at the Southern, Training Division, Ford Motor Company, where he is participating in five days of intensive product and sales training in Ford tractor and equipment operation and features, with approximately 30 other dealers from all parts of the country. Mr. Carlson is working with different kinds of Ford industrial equipment every day.

75 years ago

From the March 22, 1935 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Coates and

Rich Valley

Mrs. Walter Volkert underwent an operation on last Monday.

Joe Schiltgen took a cow to So. St. Paul for Joe Conzemius Thursday.

Leonard Rechtzigel purchased a new International truck recently.

Thos. Rice and Ed. Moore helped Thos. Fahey butcher last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Groth entertained last Tuesday evening at a party in honor of their twin daughters, Minnie and Myrtle, who were 16 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doehling attended the surprise party at the home of the latter's sister, Mrs. Nick Schiller in So. St. Paul Saturday evening.

Misses Hazel and Adeline Krech of Salem, Andrew Schulz of So. St. Paul and Miss Henrietta Boche of this vicinity were Thursday evening visitors at the Ervin Groth home.

A number of friends and relatives surprised Mathew Zechmeister on Sunday evening at his home in honor of his birthday anniversary. Five hundred, the evening's diversion, was played at five tables. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ervin Groth, ladies' head prize; Mrs. Frank Belde, consolation prize; men's head prize, Geo. Waldhauser, consolation prize, Robert Boche. At 11:30 a sumptuous repast was served buffet style, after which the guests departed wishing the honored guest many more happy birthdays.

Rosemount news

Friends of Mrs. Alvin Fosler will be sorry to learn that she is confined to her bed with a severe attack of the flu.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Rechtzigel, Tony Rechtzigel and Miss Marian Jensen took in the movies at Farmington Sunday evening.

Don't forget the young people's program at the St. John's Lutheran church of Lakeville next Sunday evening. You can't afford to miss it.

The Rechtzigel Implement Co. of this place, during the past week, sold a new International truck to Leonard Rechtzigel and Reo truck to Edwin Rahn.

Be sure to come to the 6th anni-society which meets at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Strese next Thursday evening, Mar. 27. A fine program. A fine time.

Mrs. Herman Mensheuber was taken to the Community hospital at Farmington Monday where she had a major operation performed the following day. Friends will be glad to know that her condition is fine.

Mrs. G. A. Uitdenbogerd entertained at a quilting bee Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Those present were: Mrs. Charley Ratzlaff, Mrs. Henry Schult, Mrs. Leo Fluegel, Mrs. Fred Uitdenbogerd and Mrs. Gus Polenske.