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THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1951
Work Commences on New Bridge Preparation for construction of the new Highway 60 Bridge got underway Monday morning. Contractor for the bridge, which will consist of three cantilever beam spans totaling 221 feet in length, is L.M. Klehr of Minneapolis. The contract was for $91,210. The bridge will span the Zumbro near the Gilbert Schmitt residence and is part of the improvement and relocating project on T.H. 60 by the state.
Everything at Once Just happened to be thinking of all the improvements begun here this summer for which we have been waiting so long. First and foremost, of course, is the start on the new bridge this week. “Tis rumored grading on the new road will start this year, also, but that we have no information on. Then of course, there are the various blacktopping projects---south of town, east of town, and even part way up the Larson hill. Add to that, completion of the municipal building, and it makes quite a year for Mazeppa. Now we’re just waiting for that local doctor.
Obituaries Mrs. John B. Heber of Harvey, N.D. died at St. Aloisius hospital there last Thursday, from a heart ailment. She was 80 years old. Josephine Mary Conrad was born at Bellechester July 19, 1871. She was married to John B. Heber at Bellechester Feb. 21, 1898 and moved to Wells, eight miles southwest of Harvey that year. Among relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gregoire, Frank, Joe and Robert Heppelmann of Mazeppa and Art Gregoire of Red Wing.
Local News Mrs. Alex Tri and Marcellene and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tri returned Monday after a two weeks trip Ekalaka, Belt, and Great Falls, Montana and Hot Springs, S. Dak., where they visited the former’s brothers, one of whom she hadn’t seen for 41 years. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Siems and family accompanied by Mrs. Reinhart Perry of Zumbrota attended a family picnic at the Mrs. Nettie Arnold home at Cannon Falls, Sunday.
FRIDAY, September 28, 1951
Obituaries CLARENCE M. ROCKWELL Clarence Madison Rockwell, 42, was found dead about 9:30 Saturday morning in the barn of Amos Ondler farm between Mazeppa and Oronoco. Coroner E.B. Wise was called and death was pronounced accidental. He apparently fell through a hay chute sometime Friday evening.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Robinson’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. T. Haar officiating. Pallbearers were Walter, Leonard, Raymond and Reuben Scheffler, Amos Ondler and Lester Hofstad. Burial was in the Mazeppa cemetery.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951 MR. AND MRS. VEN MAAS GIVEN FAREWELL PARTY FRI. Local businessmen, school board members and teachers and their wives gathered at the Nite Club, Friday evening to bid farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Ven Maas. The evening was spent in dancing and singing “Auld Lang Syne,” before lunch was served. Mr. and Mrs. Maas were presented with a Friendship plaque, signed by Mayor Ernest Hoefs. Mr. and Mrs. Maas and Janet, Judy, David and Margo left Sunday for their home in Zumbrota. Mr. Maas is office manager of Cresthaven Dairies. Local News Two real estate transactions were completed this week. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reiland purchased the Ven Maas home, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lemmerman, the Ignatz Grossbach home. Pfc. Carol Grossbach of Camp McCoy, Wis., visited his wife and baby daughter at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Grossbach. Mrs. Grossbach and baby came home from the Lake City hospital, Saturday. Elmer A. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Miller has been promoted to corporal. Lightning hit the power house during last Wednesday’s rain storm and burned out a generator