90 Years Ago (1927)
Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:00 AM
The public school was broken into over the weekend. A small sum was taken from one room and two typewriters stolen from the commercial department.
The Tim Cannon farm of 80 acres in Belle Plaine Township was acquired by Tim Gannon for $100 an acre.
Peter Barten, a resident of the area since 1857, died at his farm home four miles southwest of Belle Plaine. The funeral was held from St. Peter and Paul’s Church.
Sarah Newell, registered nurse, decided to devote her future nursing work with one of the sisterhoods. Accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newell, she went to St. Paul to enroll at St. Joseph’s novitiate.
At the annual meeting of the Blakeley Creamery Association, E.E. Schultz was named president, Ernest Nelson secretary, H.O. Milbrath treasurer and Chris Weldon vice president. The directors were Walter Bills, John C. Schmidt, John P. Mann, H.W. Simcox and Frank Sellnow. The output of creamery for the preceding year was 393,795 pounds of butter.
Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Terry, formerly of Belle Plaine, then residing at Le Center.
Mrs. Alfred Anderson died at her home in West Union at the age of 63. A native of Sweden, she had made her home in the West Union community since 1863.
A bus load of city-bound passengers sat out on a field in Tyrone Township from 6:30 p.m. until after midnight. The bus driver went off the road and got stuck in the field.
John S. Smedberg, brother of Mrs. John Olson Bratt, died at his home in Minneapolis. He formerly lived in Hancock Township on the farm later owned by Otto Zellman.
The Belle Plaine creamery reported production of 429,950 pounds of butter the preceding year. The board consisted of William Reinke president, A.G. Hurtig vice president, Chas. Bowler secretary; and John Riesgraf, Frank Latzke, W.F. Kruschke and Gilbert Halquist directors.
Maurice Joyce, 13-year-old Jessenland boy attending St. Ann’s Academy at Le Sueur, was severely hurt while coasting on a Le Sueur hill. His sled struck a passing auto.
The Creamery Day Bargain Day party packed Dooley Hall in the evening. At the free dance, prizes were awarded to many participants.
The Kessler relationship was entertained at the Henry Kessler home in Henderson, the occasion being his 75th birthday.
The three Sullivan young people of Derrynane Township – Raymond, John and Mike – all won prizes for their sheep exhibits at the Junior Livestock Show.