THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
SEPTEMBER 3, 1948
Jack Siems Explains School Survey Report at Meeting Here Due to the unusually hot weather, the school district meeting held at the Legion hall last Thursday evening had a low attendance. Jack Siems of the local school board and member of the County survey committee conducted the proceedings and gave the recommended changes made by the group. Transportation under the new plan will be furnished to pupils in outlying area and schedules so arranged that these students will have equal opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. Local building operations, country schools, elementary students, and taxes are all explained in the article.
Clarence Schafer Seriously Injured Clarence Schafer of Mazeppa, employed as a carpenter on the new addition going up at Valley Motor & Implement Co., was critically injured Wednesday morning when a large stone was dislodged above a window and struck the left side of his head. Schafer was on the ground attempting to take out a window frame when the accident occurred. Dr. M.G. Flom of Zumbrota administered medical aid and the injured man was taken to St. Mary’s hospital, Rochester by Larson’s ambulance of Zumbrota. He received a deep gash on his forehead and on reaching the hospital underwent immediate surgery. Later reports indicate his chances of recovery are good. Schafer is employed by Gustine Bros., contractors of Pine Island.
LARGE CROWD ATTENDED CHURCH FESTIVAL SUNDAY The annual homecoming of S.S. Peter and Paul church last Sunday was good success. Though skies were lowering overcast with intermittent rains most of the day, several hundred people attended the festival from miles around. The Ladies of the Parish served a sumptuous dinner and a large supply of fancy work was furnished. The receipts amounted to about $1121.00 and Church returns sincere thanks to all who attended the festival, making it a splendid success.
MAZEPPA ESCAPES WORST OF STORM Mazeppa was plagued by rain and wind Sunday, but escaped the worst of a tornadic storm which hit this section of the state. Hot weather during the past week and heavy rains Sunday have brought the corn crop near maturity.
MANY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RED CROSS LESSONS Seventy-five children from the Mazeppa and Bellechester area finished a two weeks’ swimming course, under Red Cross supervision, Friday. J.S. Wild transported the swimmers to Lake City in his two school buses.
BELLECHESTER NEWS Mrs. LuVerne Bartholome returned home from St. John’s hospital Friday. The infant daughter had to remain there for a few days. Mary, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Strauss had her tonsils removed last Tuesday at the Red Wing hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Hofschulte have rented the Burkard home above the tavern and will move there this month. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wagner of Cudahy, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. John Delva visited at the Ray Schober and Walter Arendt homes last Thursday.
Local News Frank Hepplemann has been seriously ill with lockjaw at a Red Wing hospital. Emil Hofschulte went to Prairie du Chien, Wis., Monday to receive treatment at the sanatorium there. Miss Catherine Hilger of Lewiston visited from Sunday until Tuesday at eh George Sand home. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roth and son moved from the Raymond Willers home to the George Goodman home, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Grossbach and daughters, Diane and Cosette have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gerken. The Grossbach’s moved the first of the week from Winona to St. Charles where he has taken a teaching position. W.H. Clemens has sold his farm south of town to Robert Tri. Marvin Ehlers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Osmar Ehlers fell last week Wednesday and suffered a broken arm. Reider Tommeraas, Jr., returned home Saturday from St. Mary’s hospital, Rochester, where he had been suffering from pneumonia. Gerald Tomfohrde and Miss Mary Lour Greer of Zumbro Falls were honored at pre-nuptial shower Sunday, August 22. The date of their marriage is September 16. The Lutheran Ladies Aid will serve lunch at the ad rooms Thursday, Sept. 9. Committee members are Mrs. Henry Gerken, chairman, and Mmes. Ore Oelkers, Donald Schreader, Alfred Gerken, Alton Dammann and W.C. Prill. W.F. Tri, Walter Reiland, Jim Richardson and Vincent Clemens attended the Rochester Queens vs. Bancroft, Iowa, baseball game held at Mayo Field Rochester Tuesday evening.
AUCTIONS: OWNERS: STANLEY M. BARRONE, EDWARD DEMING, LOUIS GILLMAN, ANNARD J. KOHN, CHARLES J. GROBE, MRS. M.G. DEAN AND AVRIEL S. DEAN, BUDDE BROS., GEORGE VON BARGEN, AND WILBUR H. GALLIMORE.