90 Years Ago (1927)
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:00 AM
The first week of February brought three days of rain, which reduced the snow level mightily but left many roads difficult for driving.
Members of the Gaffney family went to Savage to attend the funeral of their uncle, Tom Gaffney, age 60.
Mrs. R.F. Faricy, nee Mary Morrison, was back from Pueblo, Colo., for a visit with her brother, Michael Morrison, and her sister, Mrs. Pat Duffy.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rolf and children returned from Orange, Calif., where they spent two of the winter months.
The remains of Mrs. Joanna Moriarty, 81, widow of the late Capt. John Moriarty, were brought here from Spokane, Wash., and the funeral was held from Sacred Heart Church. Interment was beside the grave of her husband, who had died 30 years earlier.
The marriage of Miss Gabriella Marie Blaha, daughter of the John Blahas, to Myron H. Stone, took place at St. Peter and Paul’s Church. Mr. Stone was an employee of the Belle Plaine Motor Co.
A parent-teacher organization was formed with J.A. Schoell president, Mrs. R.R. Mahler vice president and Justice Neil secretary.
Belle Plaine had a town basketball team. Members were: Leo Engfer, Skip Kulisheck, Roy Hahn, Ray Grosser, Erwin and Roger Bromaghim.
John J. Ahmann, who was associated with the Ahmann department store in Belle Plaine from 1919 to 1922, died in St. Cloud, to which city he returned to after leaving Belle Plaine. He served in the state senate for a number of years.
Emil Karnitz leased his dray and transfer business to Bernard DeMarce and moved out onto Joe Haas Jr.’s place.
Thomas F. Kearney, a pioneer resident of Assumption, died in St. Paul where he was engaged in railroad work.
Word reached St. Thomas folks of the death of James Feeney, who passed away at his home in California.
The borough council was advertising for bids for concrete paving of the business section of town.
Mrs. Chas. Shonka, for many years a resident of Belle Plaine Township, died at her home in Hopkins and burial took place in Jordan.
Christina Kessler, 63, died at the home of her brother, William, with whom she lived many years. The funeral was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
The commercial club moved in on the local creamery’s annual meeting plans with a “Bargain Day” and free dance in the evening with many free prizes.