Local News: Mrs. Theo. LaVan spent several days the past week with her mother, Mrs. August Betcher.
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hadler of Zumbrota have moved to the Fred C. Kuehl farm.
James Ferber, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ferber of South Mazeppa, crushed his left arm above the wrist last week when he fell off a straw pile on which he had climbed.
John Tommeraas is building an addition 14×16 in size, to his house east of Mazeppa.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Graves have rented the Alex Goetsch house to be vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Ore Oelkers.
Donald Heaney, son of Mrs. Helen Heaney of this village, has been promoted to seaman, 2nd class, in the navy.
Paul Bublitz, who left with the Goodhue county selectees, has written his family from Des Moines, on his way to a training camp.
Gilbert Schafer’s car caught fire Sunday night and had he not been in it would have been destroyed. Flames shot up in the air but blankets and pails of water put them out with small damage. The carburetor had acted queerly of late and it is believed that a short in the wiring touched off gasoline that had leaked out.
April 24, 1942
A huge new whey tank was erected on the cement pillars back of the creamery this week. It will be used to run out whey for farmers. E.O. Olstad made the big steel tank.
Vincent Tri, who went from here to Ft. Knox, Ky., is reported on the water sailing for a foreign destination.
Willard Reeve and son Marshall and Bliss Reeve were injured Saturday night when their car struck a cattle chute under construction on a road near the Walter Lord farm in South Troy. Willard Reeve was cut on the forehead and the others were bruised. After treatment at Lake City Hospital Willard was able to be in town Monday. Occupants of the car said there was no warning light near the construction work. Their car was badly damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. Lulus Darcy attended open house at Bellechester last Thursday evening for Cyril Liffrig, soon to leave for the army, the refrigeration department. He was given a furlough to close his business at Zumbrota.
May 8, 1942
Improving Philley Road
For years people in this section have urged improvement of the road from the cemetery hill to the Philley farm—a short distance but very much unimproved. Last week the town of Chester began this long delayed –work. Instead of going around the curve after passing the Martin Kuehl farm, the road will go straight over the hill. To make this possible the representatives of J.E. Philley estate donated nearly five acres of land. It was which will be for the benefit of the public as a whole.
John W. Ryan Rites Saturday
John W. Ryan, who sustained an automobile accident when struck by a car near his home in Minneapolis several weeks ago, died in that city Thursday of last week. Mr. Ryan spent his early years in South Troy but moved about 40 years ago to Minneapolis, acting as a farm machine expert for the Huber and later the Case threshing machine companies. Mr. Ryan in 1904 married Miss Ella Larson of South Mazeppa. He leaves a son, Wilfred, a grandson, three brothers, Frank, Sylvester and Joe, of the Hammond vicinity and a sister, Mrs. Anna Malchert of Minneapolis.
Mrs. Dean Dies Thursday
Mrs. Bessie Dean was found dead in bed Thursday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westendorf of South Troy.
Kitten Ball Team Formed
A meeting of kitten ball enthusiasts was held at the village hall Saturday night. Herbert Vik was elected manager, W.F. Smith secretary and Harold Betcher treasurer. A schedule is being arranged and a hot game is already being negotiated with Bellechester. No admission will be charged for games but a
Bicyclists to Streets
Marshall Stoddard is responsible for another bit of law enforcement. Bicyclists have been ordered off the sidewalks onto the streets.
More War game Regulations
Fishing tackle may no longer be manufactured. No new telephones may be installed. There is to be less rubber in ladies girdles. Trucks between cities must be loaded to capacity one way and 75 per cent on the return trip. The cotton surplus which has plagued us for years is gone. We are importing all the cotton we can. And now it’s drink 25 per cent less coffee.