60 Years Ago (1957)
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:00 AM
The borough council gave the okay for the erection of a 16- by 20-foot drive inn by two high school faculty members, Hugh Johnson and Roger Delgehausen. The Tiger Drive Inn was to be erected on property leased from Mrs. Willmar Schuette, just south of her motel and across the highway from the Shell Cafe and Oil Station.
Dr. W.W. Brown of Wilmont, father of Mrs. J.J. Rendle, died at Worthington Municipal Hospital at the age of 88.
Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Church in Jessenland for Mrs. Daniel Higgins, 81, who passed away in St. Paul. She was a resident of the Henderson community for most of her life.
At the district FFA meeting held at Belle Plaine High School, Dick O’Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien, was elected to the office of sentinel. About 175 FFA members and advisors representing 38 schools attended the meeting.
One of Belle Plaine’s esteemed sons, William H. Carlin, died at his home in Minneapolis at the age of 89. His wife was the former Nona Fitzgerald of Belle Plaine.
Officers reelected at the Scott County Educators Association were Mrs. Elizabeth Albrecht, Belle Plaine, president; George Kartak, Belle Plaine, secretary; Robert Pomije, New Prague, vice president; and Mrs. Nell Gibbs, Jordan, treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Latzke celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at the St. John’s Lutheran Church parlors.
George Sautter, father of Mrs. Maynard Harms of Belle Plaine, died at his home in Montgomery at the age of 70.
Ronald Peterson, Hamline College graduate, was hired by the Belle Plaine School Board as head basketball coach and assistant football coach. He replaced Jim Hill.
The latest speaker to be engaged for the Lettermen’s dinner was Omy Hahn, one of the best known athletes ever to graduate from Belle Plaine High School. Johnny Kundla, coach of the Minneapolis Lakers professional basketball team, had also accepted an invitation to talk.