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50 years ago

From the Feb. 16, 1961

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Special salute for FFA week

Rosemount businessmen are sponsoring a special salute to the Rosemount Future Farmers of America Chapter, which was so successful this year in winning second place in the national dairy cattle judging contest, at Waterloo, Iowa, October 10-14, 1960. They also won the state championship May 3 of last year.

A three column ad, sponsored by the merchants, calls attention to the fact National FFA week is February 18-25....

Governor Elmer L. Andersen has officially proclaimed the February 18-25 week, as "Future Farmer Week" in Minnesota. It is to be observed as part of the nationwide week, honoring the national chapter, according to Kenneth A. Monson, adviser for the chapter.

The local Rosemount parent son banquet will be held in the high school gym, Saturday, February 25, Deane Curtiss, a radio farm service director, will be the speaker.

Filings close in


Filings closed in Dakota county, Tuesday, February 14 for township offices, and township elections will take place Tuesday, March 14.

A partial list of the townships and filings are as follows:

Rosemount: trustee: George Waldow, incumbent; treasurer: Raymond B. McClung, incumbent; Assessor: Ray Wilson, incumbent.

Empire: Treasurer: Lila Schmidtz, incumbent; Assessor: Peter Doffing, incumbent.

County pay $2.00 fox bounty

Dakota county pays bounty of $2.00 per fox. Kenneth La Boone has deputized two stores in the county, to where the whole fox must be brought in order to receive bounty.

A certificate will be issued at either Angus Sorensen's hardware store, when the fox is brought in.

At the county auditor's office, the $2.00 will be paid when the certificate is presented in person by mail.

Will Rosemount have school hockey team?

Athletic Director, Frank L. Nayman, of the Rosemount high school announced a hockey program, in which approximately 20 boys are participating.

The new program could develop into a regular hockey team to represent the school, and provide a change for many of the boys who are not able to compete in basketball, during the winter sports season, to engage in a winter sport, according to the Rosemount school paper.

75 years ago

From the Feb. 21, 1936 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Coates and Rich Valley

Elmer McClung made a trip to town to get his car fixed Tuesday.

A number of men shoveled snow at the Rich Valley church yard Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Neunaber served the men hot coffee, sandwiches and cake. What a treat in this cold weather.

Reinhold Groth of St. Paul made several calls in this vicinity of Monday.

The members of the Independent milk route held a meeting at the Ed. Franzmeier home at Coates one evening last week.

The men's club of the St. John's Lutheran church held their monthly meeting at the school house Thursday evening. After the business session a social hour was spent and lunch served.

Rosemount news

Ray Conzemius of Hastings is employed as bookkeeper at the First State Bank

The sleigh ride party to be given by the junior high school has been postponed until a future time.

Ice to a thickness of five feet has formed in the city water tank which has started to give trouble. A force of men with a steam boiler are at work thawing it out.

Ben and Billy Moeller took in the skating at the roller rink at Farmington Saturday evening.

Walter Christianson who has been working on one of Mrs. Pat Daly's farms, has purchased a 190-acre farm from Frank Dowdle on the River road and will move as soon as the weather will permit. LeRoy Sewell will move on the place as soon as Mr. Christenson moves away.

Lucille Manion entertained the Tuesday evening bridge club at Mrs. J. F. Geraghty's this week. Mrs. Edwin Doyle won high and Miss Helen Cunniff won second.

Mrs. Dennis Gibson is reported very ill and her many friends are hoping to receive news of her improvement.

Gus Polenske is having an attack of rheumatism, but is able to be up and around again.

On account of the cold weather there has been no services in the Methodist church for two weeks. If the weather permits,there will be a service next Sunday at 9:30 am. And Sunday School after the service. All are invited.

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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