90 Years Ago (1927)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 AM
Rural mail carriers claimed that spring to be the toughest since they started. There wasn’t much mileage that showed a firm foundation up to the first week of April.
Ice flows in the Minnesota River brought to the surface near Carver wreckage of the old Sencerbox steam boat. The boat, which hauled cargo between Mendota and Mankato, was wrecked in November of 1855 near the spot where the wreckage was now found.
Henry Ernsting sold his 113-acre farm in Blakeley Township to Ernst Stier for his son John for $12,000. Mr. Ernsting planned to move to Oregon.
Belle Plaine Tile & Construction Co. got several state contracts for bridge and culvert work in the International Falls area, and Lawrence Klehr took the crew there.
A.C. Moldenhauer, who had been operating a meat market in Belle Plaine, moved to Prior Lake with his family where he had bought a small farm.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schommer died and the funeral was held from Union Hill Church.
The annual spring skat tournament by the Belle Plaine Skat Club drew 84 players. All top prizes went to players from a distance.
District court sessions were beginning to be loaded with automobile injury cases.
A total of 547 voters turned out for the borough election. In a field of three, John Feider was elected mayor for another term. For two vacancies on the council, there were seven candidates on the ballot, with Fred J. Keup and W.A. Whitlock being elected. E.O. Peterson was chosen treasurer and J.H. Krekelberg justice.
Andrew Anderson, 78, whose remains were found in a woods in Eagle Creek Township, was for 25 years a farm laborer in St. Lawrence Township. He had no known relatives in this country.
Herrmann Bros., who had operated a sawing and lumber business in Henderson for 40 years, sold out and retired.