THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
MAY 7, 1948
NARDINGER’S GRANDSON WINS RADIO CONTEST PRIZE: Harvard Roemer, 13-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvard Roemer of Lake City and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Nardinger of near Mazeppa, tied for first prize of $50 in a “Name the Hill” contest staged over a Winona radio station. The hill which was named is the location of the new FM tower recently built. The winning moniker was Tower Bluff.
Weddings: St. Joseph’s church, Santa Ana, California, which lends itself so beautifully to the pageantry of weddings, was the setting on April’s first Sunday for the afternoon ceremony at which Phyllis Sandon, daughter of Mrs. Robert H. Sandon, Santa Ana, became the bride of Robert A. Nunn, son of the Robert M. Nunn’s, of the same city.
Colling’s Feted on 60th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colling of Mazeppa were honored Sunday on an occasion few are privileged to celebrate---their 60th wedding anniversary.
Charles Colling and Susan Schroeder were married May 2, 1888 at St. Peter and Paul church, Mazeppa, by Father Smith. Their attendants were Lizzie and Joe Bartholome. The Collings, have four daughters, Mrs. Maude Redding of Mazeppa, Mrs. Lynn Beeman of Red Wing, and Mrs. Lucille Dankers and Mrs. Jack Jurvelin of St. Paul. They also have 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Both are in good health, and an excellent proof is the fact that Mr. Colling couldn’t wait to get out and try his new lawnmower. He stated that his first lawnmower, bought 50 years ago, had cost eight dollars.
MIKE PODULKE TO HAVE SHOWING OF PAINTINGS: The Harriet Hanley Gallery 1223 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, has announced the first showing of oils, sculpture, and water colors by O. Louis Willie and Mike Podulke, from May 3 to May 15. A sherry preview was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 3. An attractive poster was issued announcing the event. Mr. Podulke is a graduate of 1940, and later served in the armed forces. He has been studying art since. His friends in Mazeppa are very happy to hear of his success in his chosen field.
Obituaries: MRS. FRANK CLEMENS Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Clemens, Mazeppa were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 3, at St. Peter and Paul church, with the Rev. D. J. Lavery officiating. Pallbearers were John Kenney of Faribault, Joseph Kenney of Faribault, Donald Clemens of Mazeppa, Vincent Clemens, Mazeppa, Eldred Kuehn of Mazeppa and Ceylon Kuehn of Hammond. Interment was in the Mazeppa Catholic cemetery. Adelia Louise Maire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maire, was born Aug. 30, 1862, in Chester township, Wabasha County. She was married Oct. 28, 1886, at Mazeppa to Frank Clemens, who survives her. They lived in Bear Valley before moving to Mazeppa. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are eight children: William P. Clemens and Stephen A. Clemens of Mazeppa, James F. Clemens of Los Angeles, Calif., Misses Agnes and Verona Clemens, Mazeppa, Mrs. W.J. Kenney (Lucy) of Faribault, Mrs. Roy Meek (Grace), Pine Island and Mrs. Lyle Jones (Dorothy) of Red Wing.
CARL CHRISTIAN LARSON Carl Larson of LeRoy, Minn., passed away Saturday evening, May 1, at the home of his brother, Oscar Larson, at Adams. He was born at Madison, Wis., Oct. 24, 1873. At three years of age he moved with his parents to LeRoy, where he was engaged in farming until 1942 when he retired and made his home with his nephew, Tilden Larson. He is survived by two brothers, Oscar of Adams and Mons of Mazeppa; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Pines of Waterloo, Iowa and Mrs. Emma Erie of LeRoy, as well as nieces and nephews.
MRS. BARTHOLOME FETED ON 95TH BIRTHDAY Twenty relatives, old neighbors and friends from Bellechester surprised Mrs. Kathrine Bartholome on her 95th birthday at the M.J. Hart home, Tuesday afternoon. Bishop P.W. Bartholome of St. Cloud, her son, was present and overnight guest of his mother and the Hart family.
WABASHA CO. FARM BUREAU SERVICE CO. REORGANIZED The Wabasha County Farm Bureau Service Co. has been reorganized under a new set of articles and by-laws. This was necessary under the new set-up by which all patrons and Service Co. products are entitled to dividends. Officers are: C.E. Grieve, Plainview, president; Walter E. Gray, Lake City, vice-president (who also are directors for three-year terms); Oscar Palmer, Lake City, and Lester Christianson, Plainview, directors for two years, and Milton Schwantz of Plainview, director for one year. Mrs. Clara B. Gray was named secretary.
Local News Dr. C.B. McKaig of Pine Island is now living at his cottage at the Rochester Power Dam for the summer. ALBERT MAAS COMES UP A CROPPER AS STUMPJUMPER Slipping on a rock on a hillside along the Parkway between Hammond and Millville, Albert Maas fell and broke his leg on Friday, last week. Mr. Maas had gone to the top of the bluff in search of pine trees to transplant in his lawn. By using a spade, which he was carrying, as crutch he manage to make his way down the hill and into his car, and returned home. From there he was brought to Plainview for treatment. Albert stated in an interview Saturday that he had been stump-jumping around the hills of Millville all his life and this is the first time they’ve tripped him up.