60 Years Ago (1957)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:00 AM
Mike Fogarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Fogarty, won the District 5 FFA Public Speaking Contest in Waseca. Mike was one of 14 contestants in the contest and won with his speech called “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves,” in which he suggested that farmers set up their own marketing organization and abandon government price supports. Mike was also president of the Belle Plaine FFA Chapter.
M.J. Prendergast sold his 180-acre farm in Derrynane Township to Clarence Griep of Cleveland for $255 an acre.
Mary Hessian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Hessian of Belle Plaine, became the bride of Thomas L. Rittenhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rittenhouse of Phoenix, Ariz.
Mrs. John Weldon of Green Isle, formerly of Blakeley, was $430 richer as a result of winning the big jackpot at the Knights of Columbus bingo party in Belle Plaine.
A young Carver man, Robert Kramer, 22, was killed in a car-train crash near Norwood. The accident occurred at the crossing on Highway 212 about one-half mile outside Norwood. The Kramer auto collided with a six-car freight train.
Mrs. Pauline Woestehoff, well-loved matron of this community and widow of the late Chris Woestehoff, died at the age of 80.
Julius Haas, native of this community, died at the St. Peter hospital. He was 68 years old.
Thomas H. Rendle, native of Carver County and son of the late James and Elizabeth Rendle, died at Huron, S.D., at the age of 70.
Mrs. Anna Anderson, native of West Union and widow of the late Lars John Anderson, died at the home of her son, Ardie Anderson. She was 85 years old.
Prudy Taylor and Paul Tillquist received A ratings in the piano division of the District 13 Music Contest held at Gustavus Adolphus College.