MESSENGER-JAN. -2017 The Mazeppa Journal, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas April 19, 1946 Leo Reimers of Lake City has opened a radio shop in the Robinson building. Men are at work this week renovating and cleaning the interior of St. Peter and Paul’s church. The altars will be beautifully decorated and special music will be rendered in the celebration of the joyful Feast, Easter Sunday that commemorates the Resurrection of Christ from the grave. Father Lavery HENRY W. DEGENER: Henry W. Degener, for many years a prominent business man of Mazeppa, who retired recently, died suddenly Wednesday forenoon of a stroke, at his former business place. ALFRED HOOK: Ed Youngs and Miss Edith Harmon received word last Wednesday of the death of their uncle, Will Hook of Nebraska. DUNCAN-WILLIAMS: Miss Robbie Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Williams of Sprague, Ala., was married to Cyril G. Duncan, son of Mrs. Agnes Duncan of Rochester. BUTLIN-GERKEN: Miss Donna Gerken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Gerken of Mazeppa, became the bride of Paul Butlin, G.M. 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Butlin of Rochester. Shortest Poem of the Week: I hate to see our millpond shrink. Soon it won’t be there, I think. Gilbert Schmidt returned Saturday after spending a week’s vacation in Harvey, North Dakota. His mother returned with him to spend the summer with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Weber, Mary and Michaeline Hoffman were Rochester visitors Tuesday. Mrs. Merle Bluhm of Minneapolis spent Tuesday with her mother, Mrs. Fred Banick. State of Minnesota, County of Wabasha- PROBATE COURT: In the matter of the Estate of E.E. Fowler decedent. On reading and filing the petition of Martin Goranson praying that this Court determines the descent of certain lands described therein as described belonging to the above. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Siems are the parents of a son born Monday of last week at St. John’s hospital, Red Wing. Glen Siems, assistant buttermaker at the Mazeppa creamery, has resigned to take a position as buttermaker at the Bellechester creamery, succeeding Ed Pechacek, who goes to Molan, Minn. Alvin Gahler and family of St. Paul were week-end visitors at Hotel Mazeppa. Lieut. (JG) Murray Cliff came up from Great Lakes, Ill. last week on terminal leave. J.W. Almeter underwent a nasal operation at the Midway Hospital, St. Paul,Tues. Mrs. Kenneth Blood and daughter Paulette were Minneapolis visitors Thursday. Lewis J. Rich, formerly of Mazeppa, and Adeline E. Brehmer were granted a wedding license. A shower was held Sunday in honor of the coming marriage of Miss Dora Siems and Mr. Norman Ahlers at the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna Siems. Mrs. Harriet LeClaire (formerly Harriet Pehl) and John Bannick of St. Paul were married March 9. John Stepniak and Mrs. Leo Whaley were attendants. A daughter was born to Mrs. Reynold Johnson at St. John’s hospital, Red Wing, last Wednesday. Mrs. Nick Almeter, who has been residing with her daughter, Miss Mary Almeter, at St. Cloud, returned to her home here last week. The local teachers are spending Easter vacation at their respective homes; Miss Cole-Amboy, Miss Jansen-Excelsior, Mr. Fuller-St. Paul, and Miss Lundgren-Verndale. Mrs. Louise Windhorst and Mrs. Mary Albers attended the Confirmation exercises in Zumbrota Sunday and were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Windhorst and daughter. The Mazeppa high school baseball team scored two wins as the season opened last week. Last Wednesday, the locals defeated Pine Island there, 5-3 and Friday defeated the same team here 6-5. Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up with the Editor and Publisher of the said papers, who are long since deceased.