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25 years ago

From the June 19, 1986 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Vo-Tech employees awarded for service

Longtime employees of Dakota County Vocational Technical Institute were honored recently at Staff Recognition Night. 15-year employees are Board Member Tony Villelli, Eagan; Dave Schroeder, Burnsville; Karen O'Brien, Prior Lake; and Don Hayes, Farmington. 10-year employees are: Ken Schlottler, Apple Valley; Debbie Davis, Apple Valley; Bev Olson, Minnetonka; Don Koebele, Mahtomedi; Rachel Tuttle, Farmington; Board Member Clyde Weierke, Lakeville; Dave Lindberg, Cannon Falls; Roy Henning, Northfield; and Ed Hopps, Shakopee; Harry Boquist and David George, both of Rosemount; Wayne Davis, Eagan; Bob Gifford, Crystal; and Board Member John Morris, Hastings.

Vo-Tech plans 15th graduation ceremony

The 15th annual graduation ceremony at the Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute will be Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

There are 911 students who will receive diplomas and certificates of completion in the 41 post-secondary program areas for the 1985-86 year....

Jane Preston will be the commencement speaker. She has served as a consultant for the Vocational Technical Division of the State Department of Education prior to her semi-retirement....

A total of 9, 710 students have graduated since the school's first graduation ceremony when 68 students completed their programs.

50 years ago

From the June 15, 1961 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Girl's leg is caught in door

Pat Dahl, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Dahl of Rosemount, was painfully injured Sunday when her left leg was caught in the door of a car.

The Dahls were visiting at the John Dahl home in Hastings. A car belonging to Mrs. Lydia Dahl, Pat's grandmother, was parked on the driveway. The car started moving down the driveway toward the back yard and Pat jumped in, in an attempt to stop it. Before she was able to draw her left leg in, the car door hit a post on the fence, pinning her left in the opened door.

She was taken to Memorial hospital in Hastings where it was determined there were no broken bones. Her leg was severely brusied and seat adjustment screw punctured the back of the leg.

She will be a patient at the hospital for several days.

Boys' State and Girls' State now in progress

Farmington and Rosemount are represented this week at Boys' State on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota and Girls' State at the State Fairgrounds.

Mark Waldeland is sponsored by the Rosemount legion Post and Arlaine Olson is representing the Rosemount Legion Auxiliary.

75 years ago

From the June 19, 1936 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rev. Wilson is M. E. pastor

Rev. Frank Wilson of Kansas was appointed pastor of the Farmington and Rosemount Methodist churches at the annual church conference held in St. Paul last week. He succeeds Rev. Peter Talikka, who is returning to his native land, Finland.

The new pastor will preach his first sermon Sunday morning. He is not married.

14 townships are in electric project


Mr. Geo. A. Lewis, R.E.A. representative from Washington, D.C. spent a day with the Dakota County Electric Cooperative the past week going over some of the territory in which an electrification project is contemplated to get under construction this fall. Ample funds are available, Mr. Lewis said. He urged that a project for about 100 miles of line be submitted in the very near future.

The local Cooperative is striving to submit a project for a line running through a part of Eagan, Inver Grove, Rosemount, Empire, Hampton, Douglas, Randolph, Sciota, Waterford, Greenvale, Eureka, Castle Rock and Lakeville townships. A portion of Welch township in Goodhue county is also to be included in the proposed plans.

Definite roads for the proposed lines are being mapped out and all the people along those roads are to be contacted in the next few days. July 1st has been set for the deadline to get this project completed.

Coates and Rich Valley

Mrs. Joe Conzemious of East Coates underwent a operation for Goitor at Red Wing. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery.

The men's club at the St. John Lutheran church and their wives spent a very enjoyable evening last Wednesday in the school house. Cake, pie and ice cream was served for lunch.

Mrs. William Volkert has been on the sick list the past week but at this writing she has improved in health so that she is able to be out of bed.

Henry Ohman south of Coates was busy hauling barley to Prescot, Wis. for several days.

A large number of this vicinity attended the picnic at Dehrers Grove last Sunday afternoon.

Wilfred Boche, who spent a week vacation at the home of his parents, returned to Cass Lake Sunday.

Rosemount News

Miss Dorothy Zimmerman is home from the state university for the summer vacation.

Ben Moeller has sold his gasoline service station to Henry Raschka of Zumbrota, the change taking place Tuesday. Will Merrinan of Lakeville will have charge of the business until July 1st, when Mr. Raschka will move his family here.

Mr. and Mrs. William Seiffert of South St. Paul and William Steinke of Cottage Grove were guests at the G. Polenske home Tuesday afternoon.

M.O. and A.J. Larson attended the feed dealers' convention at the West Hostel in Minneapolis Tuesday evening.

T. E. Devitt attended the postmasters' convention at St. Paul Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Mrs. J.F. Geraghty was a passenger to St. Paul Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Geisell was a passenger through here Friday on their way to Capital Lake.

Ed Warweg, Tim Jones, Alfred Wetterline and John Heinen, returned Saturday from Crystal Lake where they had spent the past week.

Mrs. C.R. Parker was a passenger to St. Paul Thursday.

Mrs. F. J. Welsh and sister, Miss Mary Ryan, were city visitors Saturday.

H. J. Mongan and A. J. Cadzow drove to St. Paul Tuesday.