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25 years ago

From the March 3, 1988 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

RMS recognizes top students

The January Students of the Month at Rosemount Middle School are as follows:

Grade six: Jesse Brownlee, math; Jeremy Carlson, science; Aru Pande, English; Shep Phillips, social studies; Brad Gohman, music; Dawn Carney, physical education; Tara Fagerstrom, reading.

Grade seven: Shelly Spaulding, math; Megan McFarland, science; Luann Peterson, English; Sara Murr, communications; Kristi Ligman, music; Tina Iversen, physical education; Betsy Kwo, reading; Jason Wardlow, Spanish; Tonya Thureen, critical.

Grade eight:Farah Abraham, math; Brian Morrison, science; Nick McCoy, English; Ryan Dagon, communications; Matt Augustson, music; Mark Traynor, physical education; Rachel Alt, reading; Debbie Crosby, Spanish; Kirk Wilson, critical.

Irish send four to state

Four wrestlers from Rosemount and two from Apple Vally qualified for the state individual wrestling meet, scheduled for March 3-5....

Rosemount was second only to Albert Lea (six) and New Prague (five) in the number of state tournament entrants. Tom Beatty (98 pounds), Larry Wittwer (155), Paul Moore (167) and Bill Storch (185) will compete at state for the Irish....


Wittwer won the region title at 155, while Beatty, Moore and Storch were runners-up in their respective weight classes....

Beatty swept through the 98-pound class before falling in the finals....

Moore also lost in the finals, 2-1 to Matt Olson of New Prague. Neither Moore nor Beatty had to "wrestle-back" to determine the true second-place finisher, as they had both defeated the wrestler in third place earlier in the competition.

That wasn't the case with Storch, who had to wrestle after falling in the finals. Storch won his wrestleback to qualify for state.

Wittwer went unbeaten in the region to advance as the region champion. As a result, he will meet a second-place finisher from another region in the first round of state competition.

50 years ago

From the Feb. 28, 1963 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Crash of NWA laid to stress

The Northwest Orient Airlines jet that crashed in the Florida Everglades February 12 with pilot Roy Almquist of Rosemount aboard was exposed to violent stresses, exceeding the plane's design limits, according to the Civil Aeronautics board.

The Boeing 720B with 43 aboard, encountered maximum acceleration of "over 3 negative G's" during the last 40 seconds of flight.

The plane's flight recorder revealed the jet's fatal flight lasted just 13 minutes from takeoff to impact. Negative G forces exert a downward stress on the wings and tail surfaces.

The jet had reached maximum altitude of over 19,000 feet and then dove to earth at about 600 miles an hour, according to the CAB.

Navy transit station to be built soon

Work will begin the first week of March on the Navy's transit injection transmitter facility at the Rosemount Research Center, it was learned this week.

Preston Haglin Company of Minneapolis, prime site contractor, has its equipment on the site and will start then.

The one-story brick, air conditioned building will cost about $200,000, Mr. Haglin said.

Only one new Missota record was set,62-63

Newly-crowned Missota basketball champion Rosemount completed a clean sweep and a perfect record when it subdued its last foe, Farmington, by a 63-40 score. It was the first time in the short history of the conference that a champion was able to gain the heights with an unblemished record.

Rosemount reviews school plans

At a meeting Monday evening the Rosemount District No. 196 school board and its citizens committee reviewed preliminary plans on the district's new 600 student senior high school.

Approval of the plans was held up pending slight revisions, but the board expects to authorize architects to proceed with drawings within the next 10 days.

75 years ago

From the March 4, 1938 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Weiderhold named clerk of district court

T.S. Ryan who has served 24 consecutive years as clerk of district court for Dakota County, resigned Wednesday to accept the appointment as postmaster of the City of Hastings....

A.C. Weiderhold of Rosemount and South St. Paul was appointed by Dist. Judges W.A. Schultz and Chas. P. Hall to succeed Mr. Ryan as clerk of district court.

Mr. Ryan's resignation ends a quarter of a century of efficient service to the people of Dakota County. During his years of service, Mr. Ryan has seen the work of the clerk's office grow and expand to a tremendous extent. He has been elected clerk by the people of the county six times. He was first elected in 1914 and entered upon the duties of the office on Jan. 1, 1915. On October 13, 1919, it was Mr. Ryan's pleasant duty to issue a marriage license for himself and Mrs. Veronica Niedre, and Mr. and Mrs. Ryan have resided in Hastings since that day....

A.C. Weiderhold who was appointed to succeed T.S. Ryan announced that he would file immediately for election to the office....

In 1917 he went to Rosemount where he was employed as clerk in the general store of J.F. Geraghty & Company until September 1926 when he purchased the Café which he operated for nine years at Rosemount as "Al's Café."

During the time that he operated Al's Café, the name of "Al" Weiderhold became generally known throughout southern Minnesota.

In 1935 Mr. Weiderhold sold his restaurant business to enter the employ of the Emergency Crop and Seed Loan Bureau of the Federal Government.

Rosemount News

John Deere day held at Rosemount Thursday, Feb. 24, and sponsored by the local John Deere dealers, Ryan & Corcoran, was well attended. Over 1,250 people were served lunch and saw the show. Three shows were run instead of one as planned. Ryan & Corcoran report sale of tractors and implements has been considerably better this year than a year ago. On the street a complete display of the John Deere line attracted considerable attention.

While on his way to Rosemount, Mr. H.St. John Sr.'s car skidded and crashed. He was severely cut about the nose and face. Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hoffman rescued the injured man and took him to the Community hospital, Farmington. The accident occurred near Rolfing's but everyone had gone to the John Deere day in Rosemount.

100 years ago

From the Feb. 28, 1913 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune


Florence Gilman spent one day last week in Farmington.

Bennie Lynch of St. Paul spent Sunday at the Dennis Gibson home.

Louise Hagemiester spent one day last week with friends in Farmington.

Henry Hagemiester returned home Sunday after a week's visit on Lodgepole, Neb.

Mr. and Mrs. Gorman of St. Paul spent Sunday visiting at the T.E. Devitt home.