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Looking back: ISD 196 named new superintendent in '85

25 years ago

From the Dec. 26, 1985 edition of the

Farmington Independent

Rehwaldt new


After months of searching; meeting and interviewing, District 196 board members voted for and approved Reynold J. "Red" Rehwaldt, as the new superintendent Dec. 10.

Rehwaldt, currently the superintendent of Mankato Public Schools, accepted the position minutes after all seven board members took a secret ballot vote and Chairman Dick Boucher notified him that he was the board's choice....

The superintendency position in District 196 became vacant last spring when Bill Force resigned after just 18 months on the job....

All seven board members said they were pleased with the selection....

The district and Rehwaldt will also be discussing the details of his contract in the next few weeks. The district's recruiting brochure, distributed to applicants, stated that the board has approved a salary of approximately $68,000. Moving costs, a district-owned car and professional organization expenses will be provided, according to the brochure.

15 named to soccer all-conference team

Fifteen boys' soccer players were selected to the All-Missota Conference team for the 1985 season.



Tim Lacey, fullback; Scott Allan, halfback; Dave Horn, fullback

Honorable mention


Mark Geronime, fullback; John Hanson, forward.

Unbeaten Irish score lopsided victory

It couldn't be going better for the Rosemount High School hockey team.

Through four games, the Irish are averaging 10 goals per game, and have yet to play in a close game.

Most recently, the Irish outshot Simley 39-15 in scoring an 8-1 triumph to lift Rosemount's record to 4-0 overall....

Rosemount had three goals each from both Steve Anderson and John Hanson, and one each from Troy Zangs and John Sundberg. The Irish took a 2-0 lead after one period, extended it to 4-1....

Rosemount's previous two wins were similar. The Irish whupped New Prague 12-2 Dec. 12, and thanks to six goals by Anderson, toppled Prior Lake 12-3 Dec. 14. Included in Anderson's scoring was a pure hat trick (three straight goals) by him in the third period.

Against New Prague, Hanson had four goals and Eigner had four assists....

The unbeaten Irish were to meet Northfield Dec. 19, and participate in the Minnehaha Academy tournament Dec. 20-21.

50 years ago

From the Dec. 22, 1960 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Yule concert at Rosemount H.S.

The annual Christmas concert of the Rosemount high school will be presented at the school auditorium Thursday evening, December 22, at 8 o'clock.

The senior choir will be directed by David Wollin and the senior band will be under the direction of Joseph Brabec.

There will also be selections by the junior choir, a girls choir and a girls sextet. Soloists will be Susie Ruona and Alice Carlson. There will also be several instrumental numbers.

As a finale the audience will join the choirs and the bands in singing several Christmas songs. All are invited.

Rosemount has

new lights

Rosemount's new lights, looking North on Highway 218. These modern illuminates lights are being installed by the Northern States Power Co. Work will be finished about Jan. 1 and there will be 24 lights in all with 18 foot arms on each branching over the streets to be more effective. The lights will illuminate more than two blocks of the Rosemount business district on Highway 218, running north and south and two blocks on Ash street, running east and west, crossing Highway 218. These lights are the most modern on the market and will be an added attraction to Rosemount.

Rosemount news

Mary Lou McCarthy, a student at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, is spending the holidays at her home here.

The members of the Methodist WSCS and their friends met for the annual Christmas Party on Wednesday evening. At 6 o'clock potluck supper was enjoyed by all.

Chester Graham, a student at the University of Chicago, and Bob Collins, of the U of M., are home for the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Taylor celebrated their 27th Wedding Anniversary by entertaining friends on Saturday night.

The GNOC Women's Bridge Club had their Christmas Party last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. James Fitzpatrick. Lunch was served and bridge played with an exchange of gifts. Prizes were won by Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Collins.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franz, Sr., on the birth of Scott Charles at Bethesda Hospital on the 17.

Twelve ladies helped Mrs. Frank Scott celebrate her birthday on Thursday and they all also enjoyed a Christmas party, with an exchange of gifts and delicious lunch.

75 years ago

From the Dec. 27, 1935 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rosemount news

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoeppner and Grover Hoeppner and lady friend, Kathryn Folstrom, made a trip to St. Paul Tuesday and brought back with them Lucile and Pearl Hoffman who are spending the holiday vacation at home.

Mrs. Wm. Cadzow accidentally slipped on the stairs one day last week and sustained a broken hip. She has many friends who sympathize with her in her misfortune and hope for her speedy recovery.

W. F. Hogan is erecting an addition to his barn. Getting ready for the prosperity just around the corner.

The old Hynes building owned by Leo Fluegel is being remodeled and put in shape for the postoffice fixtures which will be moved by January 1st. The former location will be used by Fred Moeller as a restaurant.

Mrs. John Bartelt returned Saturday from St. Paul where she spent a week with her daughter, Evelyn Lawrence.

Friends of J. H. Hyland will be glad to learn that his condition is improving nicely, and is able to be up and about the house.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zellmer and son, Roy Mrs. Charles Zellmer and Dorothy Zellmer left Friday for Marshall to spend the holidays visiting relatives. This is the first time Mrs. Zellmer has visited the old home in 22 years.

Coates and

Rich Valley

The Brummond family were St. Paul visitors on Thursday.

Several people from this vicinity attended the auction sale at the Kritz farm Tuesday.

Erwin Groth had his tonsils removed by Dr. Radabaugh at the Latto Hospital in Hastings Friday morning.

Elmer and Herman Neunaber and Arnold Volkert who are attending Concordia college St. Paul are spending the Christmas holidays at the homes of their parents here.