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25 years ago

From the Aug. 7, 1986

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

New principal shares faith

The need to share his own faith brought Thomas Joseph into the time consuming but rewarding career of Christian education.

Joseph will be sharing his faith and education locally this fall as principal of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Rosemount....

Joseph arrived at the school four weeks ago and is now busy preparing for the new school year, which begins Sept. 2. As he gets ready to teach sixth, seventh and eighth-grade science and take on full administrative duties, Joseph has time to reflect on parochial education....

Joseph wants to encourage the children's participation in activities that raise money for peace and mission projects to "help them become aware of those concerns outside of their realm.

Finnish students, family share heritage

"It's like having a vacation come to the house," Diane McNearney, Rosemount, said last week while entertaining her two visitors from Finland.

The students, and others like them, have visited the McNearney household for the last three summers to learn more about America and the way of life here.

Through the International Lions Club, Finnish students are selected to come to America. The McNearneys have been a host and each year they learn more and more about their heritage.

Marjatta Ritola, 16, is from Kavhajoki, and Jyri Tiihonen, 18, is from Petajavesi, Finland. They have been in Rosemount since June 23 and will leave Wednesday, Aug. 6....

50 years ago

From the Aug. 3, 1961

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Plans completed for 96th annual Dakota County Free Fair

The Dakota County Free Fair held at Farmington will open the gates to the public at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9. Wednesday will be entry day for exhibits in all departments.... Rogers Bros. shows, rides, and concessions will start operating Wednesday evening, and continue throughout the Fair. There will be from 35 to 40 concessions on the grounds....

The championship 4-H softball game for Dakota County will be played in front of the grandstand starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. These youngsters really know how to play softball....

The second softball game, Rosemount versus Lakeville, will be played at 7:00 p.m. on Friday....

Summer band

summary 1961, at Rosemount

The following is a summary of the Rosemount H.S. band activities: June 28 and ended July 27, 1961.

Bands met twice a week Wednesday and Thursday.

Program climaxed with a public concert on Wednesday, July 26, 1961.


8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate band, total enrolled: 21. Average number in attendance: 11. % of attendance: 52 %.

10:30 -12:30 p.m. Junior High Band. Total enrolled: 33. Average number in attendance: 17. % of attendance: 52%.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - New Beginning Band. Total enrolled: 19. Average number in attendance: 16. % of attendance: 84%.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Wednesday only - Senior High and Community Band. Total enrolled: 40. Average number in attendance: 18. % in attendance: 45%.

Total enrollment: 113.

Two plays at Rosemount

"Alice in Wonderland," a play based on the book by Lewis Carroll, will be presented Friday, August 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Rosemount High School Auditorium.

Due to popular demand, "Mr Roberts," the play given last weekend, will be repeated Saturday, August 5, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Paul Quist of Northfield will take the title role of Mr. Roberts; Ken Monson is featured as Chief Johnson, John Hildebrandt is the captain, Patrick Murphy and Mike La Pointe play Ensign Pulver and Doe, respectively, and Joanne Stelzer is Lieut. Ann Girard, the only woman in the cast.

"Alice in Wonderland," although it is traditionally a children's book and play, will have some meaningful messages for adults, too. Susan Duff will play Alice. Also featured are Gail Franklin as the White Rabbit, Janet Coder as the Duchess, and Kathy Fischer as the Mad Hatter.

The cast of "Alice in Wonderland" also includes Lou Ann Krech, Eileen Stelter, David Bipes, Barbara Franklin, Debbie Nivala, Margaret Carroll, Judy Dean, Kay Kaercher, Kathy Philblad, Mark LaPointe, Mary Lou Boquist, Jan Hester, Elizabeth LaPointe, and Don Erikstrup. Carol Kubicek is the student director.

75 years ago

From the Aug. 7, 1936

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

School districts vote not to consolidate

At a special election of the voters of school districts 18, 20 and 88 held at Rosemount Tuesday in the matter of consolidating these districts with No. 19, the proposition was lost by a vote of 37 to 133.

The meeting was opened by County Supt. J.P. Karpen. The committee in charge was composed of Ed Knodt, Wm. Hogan, Thomas Fitzgerald and John Franzmeier.

The polls were open from 2 to 5 p.m.

Rosemount News

"Rusty" Cunniff and Nick Finnerty attended the baseball game at Lexington park on Tuesday afternoon.

There will be an ice cream social given by the ladies aid of the M.E. church of Rosemount on Saturday night, Aug. 15, on the church lawn. Serving will begin at 5 o'clock. Everyone welcome.

The Rosemount 4-H Club will hold a meeting on next Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moeller went on the Steamer Capitol last Tuesday evening.

About 40 friends and relatives helped August Linkert celebrate his birthday Tuesday evening.

Sunday evening St. John's Luther League of Nicols met at the church. New officers elected were: Esther Linkert, pres.; Alma Berg, secy.; Ethel Dohlbert, treas. St. Luke's league of St. Paul was invited and an enjoyable time was enjoyed by all.

100 years ago

From the Aug. 4, 1911

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rich Valley

The Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs. Loren Bailey last Thursday and a pleasant afternoon was spent.

Mrs. R.S. Strathern returned from the Sanitarium at Hastings Sunday evening, having recovered from several weeks' illness of typhoid fever.

Miss Myrtel Turner went to the city Sunday to learn dress-making.

There will be a dance at the hall Friday evening.

The Ladies' Aid Society had a church cleaning day Thursday.

Mr. Sisson, the operator here, has been relieved by Leo Wise of West Concord, a former operator here.