Messenger- April- 2017 , Compiled by Mike Holtorf and Helen Rieland.
THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
MAY 17, 1946 School News: Jr. ----Sr. Banquet The junior class president, Neil Robinson, was master of ceremonies. Lulubell Livingston read the class history and Bette Reding, the class will. The prophecy was read by Grace Reinholz. Short talks were given by Supt. O.C. Swanson and Miss Jessie Cole. BELLECHESTER: Ray Schober is the owner of a new 1946 Dodge truck. The Misses Rita Mae Majerus and Roma Poncelet of Faribault; and Barbara Majerus, Judith Poncelet and Jeanette Strauss of Villa Marie, spent Sunday at their homes here. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strauss and family and Clem Strauss visited Mrs. Clem Strauss and infant daughter at St. Joseph’s hospital, St. Paul, Sunday. W.G. KINGSFORD DIES AT ST. PAUL Walter Kingsford, former Mazeppa superintendent of schools and hardware man, died at St. Paul last Friday. Mr. Kingsford was a native of Rushford of this state. He came to Mazeppa in 1896 as superintendent of the local schools, remaining until 1898. In that year he bought the Mazeppa Tribune, which he published until 1908, when it was consolidated with the Journal. Mr. Kingsford was married twice his first wife being Mrs. Sarah Fowler, who passed away a number of years ago. He retained his interest in Mazeppa, owning a farm near this village which he visited regularly and was for many years a director of the Bank of Mazeppa. SOUTH MAZEPPA Cleon Kuehn, on the Frederick Victory, arrived in New York Wednesday. He has made three trips to France this year taking prisoners of war back and returning with servicemen. Local News Miss Laura Reeve has been elected teacher of the 3rd and 4th grades in the local schools. Mrs. Clara Huberty, who has been visiting her daughters, Mrs. Ted Siems and Mrs. Frances Hodge, left Tuesday for her home at Westwood, Calif. Sunday guests at the Frank Clemens home were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Meek of Pine Island, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Jones and daughter, Dorothy Ann, Miss Agnes Clemens, and Mr. Bert Jones of Red Wing. The Improvement Club was held Wednesday at the home Mrs. Oscar Swanson. The Variety Club was held this week Friday at the home of Mrs. Harold Schwartz. The Commercial Club at its meeting Monday decided to put on a series of band concerts this summer, under the leadership of Gerhardt Gahler. MAY 24, 1946 Alfred Pahls Honored On Twentieth Anniversary: They have four children, Kenneth, Ardis, Karen and Karyl Anne, all at home. They resided in this vicinity until 1933 when they moved to Red Wing. Four years later they went to California to live until a year ago, when they returned to the farm home near Mazeppa.
EVENSON---HOFSCHULTE Joyce Evenson and Miss Lelia Hofschulte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hofschulte of Mazeppa, were united in marriage. The couple was attended by Charles Hofschulte and Mathilda Hofschulte. They will reside on the Kingsford farm west of Mazeppa. BELLECHESTER The following group of children made their first Holy Communion at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning at St. Mary’s church: Justine Miller, Bernette Seipel, Alice Zorn, Janet Majerus, Margaret Poncelet, Daniel Majerus, Richard Liffrig, Marvin Zorn, William Reiland, Ronald Wagner, Jerry Poncelet and Richard Manahan. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Strauss was baptized Sunday at St. Mary’s church and given the name, Mary Margaret. Sponsors were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strauss. Local News A fire alarm came in from the Earl Ehlers farm Friday afternoon, a brooder stove having exploded. Before the department left town, however, a counter call came in to the effect that danger was passed. The KSTP barn dance given at the school auditorium Friday evening brought out one of the biggest crowds ever known locally. 812 tickets were sold. The local fire department received 25 per cent of the proceeds after taxes, amounting to $97.00. J.B. Gregoire, Harold Schwartz, and Robert Schafer were in Mankato Monday on business. Miss Jean Pagle painfully burned one arm when she spilled some hot water from a teakettle she was carrying Saturday morning. Gilbert Schmitt and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Schmitt, and Mrs. Wm. Hofschulte visited their sister Mrs. Katherine Majerus, and also Mike Beforts at Bellechester Wednesday evening. John Gruhlke, small son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gruhlke, was severely bitten by a dog while playing the William Gruhlke farm the latter part of last week. Dr. M.G. Flom of Zumbrota took 13 stitches around the boy’s eye. May 31, 1946 Excavation for the basement of the new Schmitt garage was begun Tuesday on the lot formerly occupied by Mrs. Ella McColgen. The building dimensions will be 40 x 60. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Gahler was baptized Victoria Jane, at the Methodist Church Sunday during the service. Sponsors were Miss Delane and Joyce Gruhlke of Zumbro Falls. Mrs. Fred Busse, Mrs. S. Prigge and Manly Busse went to Fr. Dodge, Iowa Friday to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. H. Scharfenberg.