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25 years ago

From the April 10, 1986 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

All-Missota wrestlers are honored

Eight members of the state Class AA champion Apple Valley Eagles and a Rosemount state champion were among the athletes selected to the All-Missota Conference wrestling team for the 1985-86 season.

Profiles of the honoroed athletes follow....


John Beatty, a senior, won the state Class AA championship at 126 pounds this season, finishing the year with a perfect 30-0 record. Beatty was also a state tournament entrant last year, when he was a state runner-up.

50 years ago

From the April 6, 1961,

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Juveniles are picked up for hub cap theft

Monday evening, March 20 two juveniles from Rosemount were apprehended by the Farmington police department for removing hub caps from three cars in the village.

The hub cabs were the spinner type. Deputies were summonded to assist in the apprehension and the boys will make restitution.

Open house at Rosemount's

new school

On Sunday, April 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the public is cordially invited to an "Open House" at the new Rosemount Elementary School. While the exterior of the building is not completed, the interior is essentially finished and has been occupied since early February. The 13 room building houses 11 classrooms, two kindergarten rooms (now being used for first grade), a kitchen, multi-purpose room, library and administrative offices.

Supt. H.C. Hanson reported that a formal dedication of this building and the identical Northview School will probably be held in early fall.

Rosemount news

On Thursday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fluegel returned from Arlington, Virginia, where they spent a week visiting the Donald Fluegels and sightseeing....

About 20 freiends of Mrs. Tom Shoemaker gathered at the Victor Strese home on Saturday afternoon tendering her with a Cradle Shower. Lovely gifts were received, games playes and a delicious lunch served....

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tompkins on the birth of a son, March 19, at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis....

The Mount Rose 4-H Club met for their monthly meeting on March 23rd at the John Kelly home. Mr. Quie was present to show the members a movie....

Mrs. And Mrs. Arnold Kohn and family of Chaska were Fridy night 6 o'clock supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carlson and family, helping Pamela Carlson celebrate her 6th birthday. Evening callers were Mrs. And Mrs. Arnold Carlson and family....

Mr. and Mrs. Al Panzer drove to Owatonna on Sunday and visited with the John McMahon family. Mrs. Myrtle Mortenson and family and Mrs. Bertha Panzer....

The GNOC Women's Bridge Club met on Wednesday for a dessert luncheon and an afternoon of Bridge at the home of Mrs. John Kauffman. Prizes were won by Mrs. Stella Loeding and Mrs. Verna Fiscus.

75 years ago

From the April 10, 1936.

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Boy's arm cut off in saw rig accident

His right hand cut off while working on a buzz saw near Rosemount, Franklin Swank, 16-year-old son of a Mineapolis street car motorman, is lying in Community hospital trying to figure out if this was meant to be his week's vacation from a Minneapolis vocation high school where he is specializing in metals.

Franklin, who spends his summers at the Carl Genz., Sr., farm 3 1/2 miles north of Rosemount, decided to spend the spring vacation at the Genz farm Friday when he was accompanied there by his mother, Mrs. G. W. Swank.

Monday, just before noon, he was taking away blocks of wood being sawed by a circle saw. In some way his right hand became caught between the drive belt and the shaft. His wrist was badly mangled, the bones and cords being broken.

He was hurried to Community hospital by Dr. M. A. Flores, Rosemount, and it was necessary to amputate the hand two inces above the wrist. Physicians are trying to save the stub of the forearm, Franklin's mother said at the hospital Thursday morning. It may be necessary to amputate further up on the arm.

Mrs. Swank and mrs. Carl Genz, Jr., of Rosemount are sisters.

Rosemount News

Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Moeller arrived Friday from the winter's sojourn in Texas and California. Mrs. Moeller went through the clinic at Long Beach and received treatment from which she has been greatly benefitted. They brought home with them a cluster of ten grapefruit which were taken from a tree in their orchard at Texaco, Texas. The fruit from their orchard is proving more profitable than at any time since they have owned the ranch. Their trees are bearing all the way from 800 to 2,500 pounds to the tree. Culls they paid to have buried last year are selling for one cent a pound this year. They report having a very fine trip and a good time....

George Menzhuber who is in charge of the Dakota County Athletic Club at Rosemount, now has the gymnasium ready and began workouts Wednesday. There are no charges and everbody is welcome....

Misses Margaret McDonough and Mary McDonough of St. Paul were guests at the George McDonough home Monday. The latter lady is a teacher in English in a public school in New York....

Mrs. Leo Fluegel entertained the M.E. ladies aid on Wednesday. They busied themselves making articles which will be sold in the near future....

Moellers Café has added a line of Producers products which they now serve to the public.

Coates and

Rich Valley

Emil Boche helped Bill Bester butcher last week Wednesday....

Edwin Johnson sawed wood for George Johnson on Saturday....

A group of men have been busy the past week sawing wood at Rev. H. Neunaber's home....

Max Wachter went to a hospital in Iowa last Wednesday where he is to take treatments.

115 years ago

From the April 9, 1896,

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rich Valley

The young people of Rich Valley will give an entertainment at the school house, beginning at 8 p.m. sharp April 11, 1896. The program consists of farces, songs, recitations and winds up with an hour devoted to negro minstrelsy.


Edward Hyland and daughters Maggie and Kitue were passengers to St. Paul Monday evening....

Miss Julie Hynes, of St. Louis Park, spent her vacation here with her parents....

The dance here Monday was very largely attended....

Pat Hyland will soon erect a large barn on his farm and remodel his house also....

Mamie Hogan is improving rapidly and will soon be able to return home from St. Joseph's hospital where she has been the past two weeks....

James R. Taggart, of Minneapolis, is the architect, who has drawn plans for the new school building to be erected on block 3, lots 5, 6 and 7 of the village. The cost is to be some where around three thousand dollars and work is to begin towards the first of May. The plans call for the erection of a strong structure, of two stories, hip roof, with flag, tower or belfry. It will face Pine and Cedar streets (for the benefit of those not acquainted with the names of streets of the village, Pine street runs between Cadzow's hotel and Mr. Devitt's post office and Cedar street runs from the post office to the station.) The specifications call for a two story, brick, veneer school house with stone window sills. The foundation walls are to be of limestone, the outer face to be true and smooth as possible. The veneering brick will be Chaska selected. Those for the chimney, kiln run. T. E. Devitt, clerk of the scool board, has the specifications. W. H. Riddell, of Northfield, is exhibiting his hot air furnace and he was exhibiting models on Thursday.

Politics are asleep, neither village or county matters stirring up matters at all.