The Mazeppa Journal – Barbara J. Tommeraas, Publisher
January 18, 1946
Creamery Does Rushing Business: The Mazeppa creamery is now churning butter for the National Butter Co. of Minneapolis and Dubuque. National Butter purchases cream from three neighboring creameries and has the Mazeppa creamery churn it. The local institution began receiving cream Dec. 16 and will churn about 65,000 lbs of butter from cream thus brought in, in the first month. Besides this, the local creamery is doing the biggest business with its own patron in its history, selling some 40 per cent cream to the Borden Milk Co., which is shipped east and south for bottling and ice cream. The balance of our cream is made into butter. The creamery sells skim milk and buttermilk to the Kraft Cheese Co. It is hauled to Zumbrota and processed for Kraft by what was formerly Hammer’s Creamery, which now has been turned into a milk drying plant and also makes ice cream. There are now five working full time and one part time in the creamery to take care of the rush. George Flanigan, 83 years old, died Monday night after a short illness at the home of his nephew, Earl Boyce, at Zumbro Falls. Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Caswell of Mazeppa and internment is in the Mazeppa Cemetery.
LOCAL NEWS: Cleon Kuehn went to New York last week and is now on a troopship. Robert Stoddard has bought the lot adjoining Miss Eleanor Sand’s house in the village. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schafer of the village Sunday at Red Wing. A correction on last week’s report on Sgt. Lawrence Hofschulte is that he was in the army 41 months of which 11 were served in the European theatre. Martin Prokasky, who has served in the Pacific theatre the past three years, arrived home last Thursday. He was discharged at Camp McCoy, Wis., and held the rank of sergeant. T/4 Robert A. Scholer was honorably discharged from the army at Camp McCoy on Jan. 7th. He was in the service nearly 3 years, serving 20 months in the European Theatre. Zumbrota is starting a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and installation will be held Sunday Jan. 27 at 2 pm. at the Armory. Corporal Chester Meyer of Wyoming came Friday to visit his father, Louie Meyer. Art Scott, who is employed in Shakopee, fell 30 feet Monday and broke both legs. Mr. Scott fell from an elevator into the cement mixer. Besides the broken legs, he suffered cuts and bruises on his arms. Thus far no internal injuries have developed. Avery Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bright, formerly of Mazeppa and Miss Lucille Goupe of Idaho were married in Idaho December 27. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Perrotte left Friday for their home at Bienfait, Sask., Canada after visiting relatives for the month. They were accompanied by Mrs. Anna Tri who will spend several months there before going to Pilger, Sask. to visit her sister Mrs. Wm. Thriener. Driving While Drunk Brings Fine of $100: Clarence W. Krier, of Rochester was sentenced in municipal court to pay a $100 fine or to serve 90 days in jail for drunken driving. Krier’s car struck the front end of a car driven by Vernon Miller of this village. The accident occurred near the Gardens at about midnight last Thursday, with no personal injuries resulting but with both cars suffering considerable damage.
February 1, 1946 Cyril Novotny Reported Dead: Mrs. Antoinette (Palzer) Novotny of Minneapolis has received the following letter from the Secretary of the Navy, conceding that her husband, Cyril, long reported missing, is now conceded to have lost his life. He was serving on board the USS CAPELIN when that submarine failed to return from patrol operations in the Pacific area. The letter stated: In view of the length of time that has now elapsed since your husband was determined to be missing and because there have been no official nor unconfirmed reports that any of the personnel of the vessel survived or were taken prisoners of war, I am reluctantly forced to the conclusion that your husband is deceased. I extend my deepest sympathy to you in your sorrow. It is hoped that you may find comfort in knowledge that your husband gave his life for his country, upholding the highest traditions of the Navy. Sincerely yours, James Forestal
Oronoco Wedding: The Grace Lutheran church of Ornonco on January 19 was the scene of the marriage of Miss Olive C. Siems, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siems, and John R. Campbell son of Mrs. Frank Gerry of St. Charles, Minn. County Agent Cautions on Feeding Calves: Poor haying weather last summer may result in sickly calves this winter unless calves are fed Vitamin A and D fish liver oil or concentrate beginning the day of birth until calf is six months olds, says County Agent Herbert Feldman. Vitamin A should never be fed directly to the calf.