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Looking back: Truck caught on fire near RFD parking lot in '60

25 years ago

From the March 28, 1985 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

All-Missota hockey players announced

The Dakota County Tribune honors the hockey players chosen to the All-Missota Conference tea for the 1984-85 season.


Chris Berg: Berg, a 5'11", 185 senior center, was co-captain for the Irish. He scored 20 goals and had 13 assists. Berg has been a regular on the Rosemount roster for three seasons.

Ty Eigner: Eigner, a junior wing, scored 19 goals and collected 25 assists for the second place Irish. Eigner stands 6' and weighs 175.

John Hanson: Hanson, a junior center, was the conference scoring leader with 31 goals and 31 assists. A two-year starter, he was also all-conference a year ago. He is 5'9", 155 pounds.

50 years ago

From the March 24, 1960 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Fire came to the


This fire came to the fire hall at Rosemount Monday night about 10 p.m. when a semi-trailer caught fire and stopped at the department's doorstep. Above photo shows the Monson Dray Line's semi, from Zumbrota, which was bound with general freight from the Twin Cities to Faribault. The driver, Herb Hinrichs, said he stopped for the Rosemount stop sign, looked in the mirror, and noticed the trailer afire.

As he drove past the Rose Bowl Café, Nick Fox of the Rosemount fire department happened to look out and see it burning also. The driver stopped near the fire hall and unhooked his tractor, while the smokeaters doused the cargo with foam.

The stiff north breeze made fire-fighting difficult, and traffic was re-routed from the main street. Residents noted a terrific odor. Enroute back to the cities, leaking barrels containing the substance used to make natural gas "stink", caused residents along the route to suspect a gas leak. The substance is so powerful only a cup of it is used to odorize a million cubic feet of natural gas.

Besides the odorizer, the load had contained chemicals, paint, cigarettes, clothes and general freight. Most of the load was destroyed.

Rich Valley wins third in state Luth. Tourney

St. John's Walther League (Rich Valley) placed 3rd in the State Basketball tournament, held March 18, 19 and 20.

They made a good beginning by beating Zion Lutheran of Brainerd 76 to 50. On Saturday night Rich Valley was beaten by St. Mark's of New Germany; although they made a hard fight, the former lost by a score of 55 to 48.

On Sunday, Rich Valley won third place by winning from Austin by one point, 49 to 48....

Delmer Schwanz, Rich Valley forward was one of the ten players, who received an "all state" basketball trophy. He also placed 4th in individual scoring.

Seed and weed

garden club

The Seed and Weed Garden Club met at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 16, at the home of Mrs. Anthony Villelli. Slides were shown on "Trees and Shrubs under Test." Talks were given by Mrs. Ray Brown and Mrs. Glen Horton. Mrs. Brown talked on "Colorful Winter Shrubs." And Mrs. Horton spoke on "Bulbs." An informal question and answer period followed each talk.

March marked our first anniversary and was celebrated with individual birthday cakes and a Petunia seedling for each member.

75 years ago

From the March 29, 1935 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Coates and Rich Valley

Wm. Volkert had the misfortune to be kicked in the eye by a horse on Saturday.

Theodore and Karl Volkert shredded corn for Mathew Zechmeister on Saturday afternoon.

August Groth of Lone Oak is spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Volkert.

Wm. Rechtzigel took a cow to So. St. Paul Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Mueller got their 1000 chicks last Friday.

Hugo Mueller put up a large brooder house at his farm east of Coates and the work was done by a carpenter from Farmington.

Miss Hiniker, teacher of the Wayside school, is busy coaching her pupils for the declamatory contest which will be given at the school the first part of April.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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