Messenger- June - 2016 THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL- BARBARA J. TOMMERAAS- PUBLISHER
JAN. 4, 1946
DUANE L. MOHLER, 30 YEARS OLD, DIES: Duane L. Mohler died of broncho-pneumonia Thursday after a 4 month illness. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Mohler of Mazeppa; three brothers, Forest of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Verne of Los Angeles and Robert Mohler of Mazeppa, and three sisters, Mrs. C.W. Sivly, Mrs. Earl Bigelow and Mrs. Leslie Garrison, all of Rochester.
RONALD RAYMOND BETCHER, six weeks’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Betcher died at St. John’s Hospital, Red Wing. JOHN REILAND FUNERAL: At the funeral of John Reiland Saturday, the pallbearers were Mr. Max Maas, Mr. N.P. LaVan, Mr. Harry LaVan, Mr. Eugene Tri, Mr. Clarence Fuglie, and Mr. Alex Weber.
Ore Oelkers received the first new Ford car in Mazeppa, through Almeter Motor Sales. Damage was done to the Broadway Bar of Rochester, owned by Ambrose Huberty, when fire broke out in the basement early Thursday morning. Matt Marx recently returned from a seven week’s stay at St. John’s hospital, Red Wing.
JAN. 11, 1946
MRS. IDA AHNEMAN, a former Mazeppa resident, died in Rochester Wednesday, Jan. 2. She was formerly Ida Kenitz. Her husband the late John Ahneman, passed away in 1941. Mrs. Ahneman was 72 years old. She leaves two sons, Glen of Wabasha, and Arthur of River Falls, Wis. and a daughter Mrs. Ted Manthie of Lena.
RETIRES AFTER 47 YEARS OF SERVICE: On Monday, December 24, John P. Hilger, after 47 years of service with the Chicago and Milwaukee railroad, retired from active duty. At the time of his retirement, he was the engineer on the switch engine in the local yards. He started with the Milwaukee in March, 1898, employed on the track department and was a resident of Mazeppa at the time. The Hilger’s went to Wabasha in the year of 190? and at that time Mr. Hilger worked for a few months in the roundhouse there.
The year of our Lord, 1946, promises to be a good one for Mazeppa. The Council has called for bids for installation of street lighting in the business section. The improvement has been needed badly, and the village is to be recommended for instituting this program as soon as possible after the “lights came on again all over the world.”
MAZEPPA ELECTION ILLEGAL, ATTORNEY JOURNAL RULES St. Paul- a village election held in Mazeppa in December, 1945 was declared invalid today by Attorney General Burnquist. The attorney general advised Alfred A. Burkhardt of Plainview, Mazeppa village attorney, that there was no authority for holding an election to select a treasurer. In December, 1944, the elected treasurer refused to qualify so the council appointed a treasurer “to serve until the next election.” Burnquist held that the treasurer appointed in 1944 should have remained in office for the balance of a two-year term, expiring in December, 1946.
RING-SCHOOLMEESTERS: Captain Vincent Ring and Miss Ethelyn Schoolmeesters of Litchfield were married Jan. 3 at Forest City. The Mazeppa chapter of the Eastern Star met at the Masonic hall Tuesday evening. Donald Spires has re-enlisted in the army for three years, beginning March 10. Gilbert Schmitt of Harvey, N.D. is working for his brother Richard in this village. Larry Collinge went to Chicago Tuesday. He left from there for Cherry Point, N.C. where he is stationed with the marines. Sgt. Lawrence Hofschulte arrived from European service Sunday. He was in the army 10 months of which five were served in Germany. S.L. Christnach and Donatus Hilger of Minneapolis were Mazeppa visitors Wednesday of last week. Mr. Hilger laid out plans for the proposed new street lighting. Helen and Marjorie Tri returned to their home in Bemidji after spending two weeks with their uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reding. Lt. (j.g.) Leo W. Tri of Hawaii spent New Year’s Day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George V. Tri. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Boots) Tri and family left Sunday after spending two weeks with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tri Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Lullus Darcy and daughter Francine of Mazeppa, were Sunday guests at the home of Mrs. J.B. Majerus. Mrs. Darcy stayed to visit for a few days.