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25 years ago

From the Oct. 29, 1987

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Area football teams score into second round of state playoffs

Area football teams are capsizing the competition in sectional playoffs during the Oct. 24 weekend games.

Burnsville, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington and Lakeville have scored into the second rounds of playoffs during the Oct. 31 weekend. Results convering playoff action will appear in the next issues....

Hedlund carried in a successful nine and run. An attempted two-point conversation failed. Another fourth quarter carry by Hedlund secured the win with 1:12 remaining in the game.

With 20 carries, Hedlund finishing with 113 yards.

Rosemount quarterback Dan Schultz, senior, completed 11 passes out of 29 attempts for a total of 192 yards. The Irish totaled 393 yards, 117 yards devoted to ground work and 206 yards gathered in the air. Owatonna Indians had a total of 305 yards.

Sadek said the team had difficulties containing the Owatonna quarterback....

Defensively, Paul Moore and Dan McNamara worked together to snuff the Indians on their final fourth down with four yards to go.

Sadek said the team is looking forward to Friday's game with Apple Valley, last year's state champions.

Rosemount, 19,

Owatonna, 14

The Rosemount Irish had a nail-biting game on Friday, Oct. 23, against the Owatonna Indians with a fourth quarter rally to clinch the game 19-14.

Coach Bob Sadek said Rosemount knew Owatonna had a good team....

Senior fullback Jim Hedlund was the game's scoring name as he jutted the ball into the endzone on a five-yard run to give the Irish the first chomp at the scoring game. Trent Eigher kicked the extra point.

50 years ago

From the Oct. 25, 1962

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rosemount Township gets $11/2-million gas industry

Rosemount Township will get a new industry worth an estimated $11/2 million if plans materialize.

Northern Gas Products Company of Omaha, Nebraska, exercised their option to purchase 10 acres from Louis and Mary L. Geronime, on the east side of Highway 3, about a mile south of Rosemount.

The new industry which will be a liquified petroleum gas company, is in the Rosemount school district.

There will be be about four or five long tanks for the distribution of LP gas. A spur will reach from the Milwaukee railroad to these tanks, according to Jack Daly, clerk of the township....

Among the reasons Rosemount township is attracting so much industry, an official noted, is they have a minimum of red tape, a rock bottom mill rate, and provide the best possible cooperatoin to location-seeking firms.

Rosemount H.S. budget upped

The Rosemount school board recently adopted a school budget for 1962-63 approximately $100,000.00 higher than that of the previous year.

Major resasons for the increase were the addition of eight new teachers, salary increases for various personnel, and supplies, remodeling, transportation costs, etc., for the additional 125 new students registered.

The estimated disbursements for this period are $907,400 as compared to $807,700 for the 1961-62 school year. In addition to the normal operating increases, major repair and remodeling work is being done out of current budgets with about $38,000 being invested in new heating, ventilating, and new lighting in the 1918 building high school.

Halloween parties slated Rosemount

The churches in Rosemount are again this year sponsoring a UNICEF "Trick of Treat" drive for funds.

Grades 1 through 6 will participate in this effort with collection cans being distributed to the students in the classrooms. At 7:15 in the juvenille collectors will assemble in a costume, at the parking lot at the bank, and at 7:30 a parade will be formed.

The parade route will be up Ash Street following Highland to the high school.

Prizes will be awarded in six categories with two prize winners in each category.

After the collection is completed, there will be a party in the high school gymnasium with a collection can deeded for admission.

Cartoons and treats will be provided at the party with treats being donated by Rosemount business men.

Mrs. Kenneth Monson is in charge of the church effort and the parade is to be sponsored by the Rosemount Jaycee's. Donald Petter is Jaycee chairman.

75 years ago

From the Oct. 25, 1937

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Engine, six cars pile up near Coates station

An investigation was underway today to determine the cause of a wreck on the Chicago Great Western line at 10:00 Wednesday morning when a southbound locomotive and six freight cars piled up a mile north of Coates station and two blocks south of the farmhouse of Gene Husten.

Engineer George Shaffer and Fireman Kenneth Muller jumped and were not injured before the 120-ton locomotive turned over on its left side and six cars jacknified.

A carload of telephone poles burst open and caused poles to pile up on the tracks. Over 150 feet of rails were torn up.

Two wrecking crews arrived at 12:20 Wednesday and early Thursday morning and the 45 men had the tracks cleared and were ready for renewal of train schedules.

Great Western trains were re-routed through Farmington during the pile-up at Coates.

Besies the car of poles, the wrecked cars were loaded with apples, eggs, and two refrigerators. There were 40 cars in the trainload....

Heads were torn from rail spikes from the Husten private crossing to the scene of the pile-up.

Rosemount News

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Siekert entertained a group of relatives last Sunday in honor of Mrs. Ray Siekert and her twin brother, Leroy Barlage of Farmington, birthdays.

Albert Johnson has just finished a new well 155 feet deep on his farm, northeast of Rosemount, and is now installing a water system which puts water in all the buildings on the farm. Albert has been hauling water from a lake for more than a year, but now he has plenty of it right at hand.

100 years ago

From the Oct. 25, 1912

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune


Ida Warweg spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here.

Margaret Ternie spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in St. Paul.

Fred Hagemeister and Francis Debitt motored to South St. Paul Friday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Mullery on Sunday, October 13, a girl, congratulations.

Katie Cunniff who is teaching school in Dundas spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here.

Louis Gillman who is attending the Agriculture School in Hamline spent Sunday and Monday at her home here.

Mrs. Annie Hyland of Minneapolis spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gollan and son Frank Hyland here.