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Work was progressing on the Rosemount oil drilling project in 1935

25 years ago

From the July 11, 1985

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Dist, 196 approves goals

The District 196 School Board July 1 approved three major goals for 1985-86. The first two goals focus on developing ways to meet the orientation, training and professional development needs of all employees and on providing increased opportunities for parents and citizens to become involved in school and district activities. A third goal provides for continued long-range planning....

A committee representing each employee group will be formed to recommend a process for orientating and training new employees, while other staff members will be asked to identify the professional development needs of all employees.

To provide for increased involvement in school district activities, a study will be made of ways local businesses and the school district can benefit each other. A communications plan with an emphasis on increasing involvement of parents and citizens will be developed.

To continue long-range planning, district administrators will review the current long-range plan and develop a process to begin and put together a plan for 1988 through 1993.

New truck driver training facility receives 10-4

A truck driver training facility in the making for seven years opened recently at Dakota County Vo-Tech.

The two-story concrete building will house students and staff. Inside the 3,600-square-foot area of each floor are classrooms, a conference room, simulator room, break area and student lounge. An observation tower facing southeast provides instructors an unrestricted view of the training area....

After several years of trying to get legislative approval for construction, Vo-Tech officials still had to wait for a favorable time for a bond sale.

The truck driver training program is 10 years old. For most of that time, it has operated out of a mobile home-type trailer.

Dentist's office filled

Kurt P. Chroust, D.D.S., is opening his family dentistry practice in the Rosemount Family Physicians Building July 15. Chroust, originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, graduated from Carthage College in Kneosha, Wis. with a bachelor's degree in biology. He then graduated from he University of Iowa School of Dentistry in 1984. During the past year he has been at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital in a general practice residency program.

50 years ago

From the July 7, 1960

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

95th Dakota County Fair Aug. 10-14

All possible is being done by Manager E. A. Ahlberg and his corps of officers to make the 95th annual Dakota County Fair the biggest and best fair in history. Dates for the exposition are August 10-14 and the place is the Farmington fairgrounds.

The premium books will soon be out and the grounds and buildings are being prepared by Custodian John Steffens and his crew, who are cleaning and repairing all buildings....

Highlights of the fair will be exhibits galore, the 4-H grandstand show, regional Ayrshire show, 4-H auction, soft ball championship game, professional grandstand show, parade, horse racing and Western horse show and many events too numerous to mention.

Rosemount news

The WSCS Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale is this Friday night, starting at 4 p.m., and continuing throughout the evening, at the Methodist Church. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Miss Margaret Transburg was pleasantly surprised on June 24 when the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Linkert and Mrs. Swenson entertained for her at a Bridal Shower at the Linkert home. There were 20 guests present, bringing lovely gifts for Margaret. A delicious lunch was served and each guest was presented with a favor. On Sunday evening, Misses Clarice Rahn and Eileen Bany entertained 9 classmates of Margarets, also a Bridal Shower at the Edwin Rahn home. Games were played and a tasty lunch served. It was a delightful evening of reminiscing for the girls who each presented Margaret with a lovely and useful gift.

Mr. and Ms. Henry Chapdelaine were pleasantly surprised June 29 on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary. About 20 relatives enjoyed the evening of cards and visiting and the tasty lunch served at the close of the evening.

75 years ago

From the July 12, 1935

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Board considers new equipment

Snow removal, lower interest rates on county warrants, relief appropriations and the expense budget for 1936 were items under consideration by the Dakota county board in Hastings this week....

Representatives from 29 towns and villages from the county met with the county board Wednesday and requested the county to continue the snow removal program. It was the consensus of opinion of delegates that all town roads, county aid roads and gas tax roads should be kept free of snow.

The board is considering the proposition of selling their two new outfits of two tons or larger. Two trucks, 5 to 7 tons each, equipped with plows would cost $8,000 each. The trucks could be used to separate from the plows for other work.

J. H. McFadden, Rosemount, representing rural mail carriers on the west side of the county, and Leo Matsch representing the carriers on the east side of the county, asked for snow removal from all roads in the county.

Rosemount news

J. B. O'Rourke who always has an eye open on what is just ahead of us, predicts that farmers this year will have a hard time getting help to take care of the crops.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cordes (nee Clara Moeller) at Westside hospital on Saturday.

A group of 22 young people of Rosemount were with the excursion on the steamer Capitol on the Mississippi from St. Paul to Hastings on Wednesday evening.

Jim Doyle, Jr., had his 1902 Brush automobile in the parade at Hastings July 4 and won first prize. Jim will also have his car in the parade at the Legion convention at Albert Lea August 11 and the Moose convention at So. St. Paul, Aug. 3rd.

Work at the oil drilling project on the John Molitor farm is going forward without a hitch. At a depth of about 200 feet they took out the 16-inch bit and drilled a 6-inch hole down to a depth of 910 feet. From a depth of about 700 feet, they have been bringing up more or less oil. They are now using the 16-inch bit and are reaming out the smaller hole. Putting down 16-inch holes through solid rock is expensive and is carried on with more or less speculation, especially where the field of operation is not solid behind the deal. These operators -- the Messers. Gunberg and Lund -- are anxious to push the drilling on down until they strike oil, but they believe it is not good policy until more land is leased. There are four farmers who have not yet given leases and unless these leases are procured the drilling may be discontinued for the present when they reach a depth of 1,000 feet. There may be fortunes waiting at the bottom of 3,000 feet. If it's there these men are going to bring it up and hand it to the owners, and if it is not there -- no one is going to be asked to pay one cent of the bill.