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Looking Back: Local businesses were robbed in 1936

50 years ago

From the January 19, 1961 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Father of 15 rents garage in Coates


Carl Falkenberg, of Holcombe, Wisconsin, whose family includes 15 children has rented the Coates Station garage from Bud Peterson of Coates, taking possession, Wednesday, January 11. Peterson operates the tavern and lunch room.

According to an ad, the garage does general auto repair and service work, in addition to selling gasoline and oil, Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the gas pumps are open until 1 a.m. Falkenberg, who has had 20 years auto repair experience, expects to move his family to Coates if business warrants. He is temporarily residing at 546 So. Concord, So. St. Paul.

Mr. and Mrs. Falkenberg have 15 children, some of whom are married and have moved away. There are still nine at home.

Rosemount to study storm sewer plans

Friday, January 20, at 7 p.m. is the time set for the Rosemount council to consider four alternate plans for storm sewer in the southern part of the village.

The costs range from $166,000 to $224,000, according to Banister Engineering company, city consultant. The tract is mostly farm land, owned by Ed Rahn and Joe Gavin, who have housing projects. Storm waters would be drained into a pothole half a mile south of the village, we are told.

The council is in the process of determining how this could be paid for (special assessment or a general obligation) and trying to determine if it is feasible from a cost per lot standpoint.

Rosemount news

Gary Levi Ratzlaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Ratzlaff was dedicated to the Lord in a special dedicatory service Christmas Sunday, December 25, at the Farmington Assembly of God Church. Rev. G. O. Mort, grandfather of the baby officiated. Rev. Mort is serving as a missionary in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Strese and family spent the afternoon and had supper with the Jerry Gertens at South St. Paul.

Mrs. Henry Fox entertained the Hobby Club on Tuesday evening 11 ladies were present.

A large crowd attended the Installation Services and reception Sunday night for Pastor Boering, new minister for St. John Lutheran Church.

75 years ago

From the January 24, 1936 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Republican club formed here

At the gathering of the Republicans of Dakota county, which was held in the Farmington high school auditorium Thursday evening, a Dakota County Republicans club was organized....

The following officers were unanimously elected after the addresses:

Vice-chairman - Charles Kohls, Rosemount.

Some of the central thoughts presented by State Auditor Stafford King, who was the first speaker, were: that the Republicans of 1936 are ready to admit they have made mistakes, but in the coming campaign, they hope to prove that they are not an extinct party; he also stated that his party's theory of capitalism does not mean an over-powering of finances, but the right to own property.

County Attorney Stassen, who spoke in behalf of the young people stressed the fact that the young people play a great part in the party's success. Young people from all over the state are gathering at their own expense, organizing these Young Republican societies, he said.

Thieves rob two

business places

at Rosemount

Burglars entered the Bartelt service station and Hearnan & Finnerty's Shamrock Bar at Rosemount carrying away goods amounting to nearly $100, some time during Wednesday night of last week.

The south window at the Bartelt station was smashed in and the radio, an electric clock, four automatic sales nut and candy machines, the contents of the cash register consisting of pennies and a blow torch were carried away.

At Hearnan & Finnerty's the rear door was pried open and a case of whiskey and several bottles of high-priced liquor were taken.

Rosemount news

The Rechtzigel Motor Co. sold an International truck to Matt Fischer this week, also a Plymouth sedan to B. F. Madegan of Minneapolis.

Mrs. Ben Heinen entertained the bridge club on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Edwin Doyle won first and Mrs. Ben Moeller second.

An extra-curricular card party will be given by the student council for the benefit of the basketball team on Wed., Jan. 29, at Rosemount High school. Five hundred, 45, bridge and 50 up will be played. Admission will be 25c and 10c. We extend a cordial invitation to everyone to be present.

Owing to the bad weather the 9c sale at Ryan & Corcoran's will be continued for another week.

John Bartelt and Jimmy Doyle attended the service station operators' convention at the West hotel in Minneapolis Thursday and Friday.


school news

The Rosemount basketball team defeated Castle Rock on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. The score was 40 to 10.

Mr. Holmes of the Division of Accident Prevention, Dept. of Labor and Industry, visited our school Monday with a movie showing the dangers of carbon-monoxide gas and also accidents through carelessness. He also announced a public safety meeting to be held in Rosemount in the near future.

An extra-curricular card party will be given by the Student Council on Wed., Jan. 29, at Rosemount high school. Five hundred, forty-five, bridge, and fifty-up will be played. Admission will be 25c and 10c. We extend a cordial invitation to all.

Coates and

Rich Valley

Otto Boche butchered a cow for Ed. Franzmeier on Wednesday morning.

The St. John's Walther League held a toboggan party at the John Franzmeier home on Friday evening. Due to inclement weather not much tobogganing was done. The guests went to the Franzmeier home where various games were played and a delicious lunch served. A good time was had by all.

115 years ago

From the January 23, 1896 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

County news

Mrs. P. Moran returned home Sunday after a visit with friends in St. Paul.

Annie R. Hyland left Monday for St. Agatha Academy where she will study art for the remainder of the winter.

Mrs. J. Browers is home after a brief visit in Minneapolis.

Mrs. Ed Brydges and Kittie Hyland went to St. Paul Tuesday to meet Captain Ed Brydges on his return from Duluth.

Mrs. S. Delaney returned home from Winnipeg Friday after visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Devitt.

Mrs. James Hyland returned home Sunday after spending two weeks with D. Quailey of Menodta.

Rose Conley is the guest of her sister Mrs. George Callehan.

Frankie Hyland visited with James Geraghty in St. Paul last week.

Miss B. Egan returned Saturday accompanied by her sister.

Kittie Mae Hyland returned home Thursday after spending a week with Mrs. A. C. Hagan of Northfield.

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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