60 Years Ago (1957)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:00 AM
James H. Wilson, native of Faxon Township and son of pioneer settlers, died at Veterans Hospital, Fort Snelling, at the age of 65. He operated a mortuary in Belle Plaine for 25 years before selling out to Gene Hayes.
Lillian Wolter, sister of Elmer Wolter of Belle Plaine, died at Faribault at the age of 32.
At the L.A.A.O.H. monthly meeting, awards on the essay of the life of St. Brendan were given to Patti Moriarty, Thomas Fogarty and Paul Wilson.
The butter cookies contest was given good response in this community. There were a total of 114 participants here, and that number of boxes were taken by Mrs. F.J. Heiland to the crippled children at Gillette State Hospital in St. Paul.
George Hermann, a resident of Belle Plaine for 20 years, died at his home at the age of 56. He was survived by his wife and four sons – Harold, Louis, George and Ervin.
Miss Colleen Keller, member of the Belle Plaine school faculty, and Ronald Bressler of Henderson, were married at St. John’s Church, Sibley County.
There was a very large turnout from Belle Plaine and vicinity at the 40th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boelter of Henderson.
School board members whose terms were expiring were Urban Hessian and Arthur Laabs. Also, the unexpired term of Eugene F. O’Brien needed to be filled. Mr. O’Brien was moving out of town. The election was scheduled for May 12.
Edwin Sharkey was unanimously elected president of the New Prague P.T.A. for the 1957-58 school year.
Raymond George Buetow, prominent Carver County farmer, died unexpectedly at the age of 56.
Emma Stier, who was employed at Novak Drug Store, received a $25 savings bond, citation of merit and a pin awarded her by Rexall Drug Company in recognition of exceptional ability in the field of drug merchandising and unusual initiative in displaying and selling Rexall products. She was one of five in the state to receive the awards.
At the meeting of the Scott County District Board of Supervisors, the board elected Marvin Oldenburg secretary, Ray Juergens president, Joe Pexa vice president, Art Leibbrand treasurer and George Williamson reporter.
Fred Hebeisen, long a partner in the Hebeisen Implement firm at Carver, died at the age of 78.
At the Scott County 4-H Amateur Talent Contest, Christie Campbell of Savage took first place with an original dance number. In second place was Elizabeth Novak of Belle Plaine with her cornet solo.
Cologne’s pitching ace, Don Jorrissen, returned to his third year of professional baseball. He had been working out with the Brooklyn Dodger farm club at Vero Beach, Fla.
Another speaker was added to the list of exceptional guest speakers for Belle Plaine’s big Lettermen’s banquet. Tom Flynn, coach at Belle Plaine High School for almost 17 years, agreed to attend the dinner and offer a few remarks. Other speakers included Johnny Kundla, coach of the Minneapolis Lakers, and Omy Hahn, one of the state’s foremost athletic officials.