THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1947 BELLECHESTER NEWS: Anton Huneke, Nick Reding and Mrs. L.J. Majerus attended the funeral of their uncle, Henry Reding, at Morgan, Minn., Monday. The Rev. Stephan Majerus of Rollingstone called on his mother Friday afternoon at the Nick Befort home. Bellechester Man Drowns Ice Fishing Knute Burkard, 45, well-known tavern operator at Bellechester, met death by drowning late Friday afternoon when he plunged through the ice at Goose Lake near Red Wing while fishing. Mr. Burkard had gone fishing with Darrell Haas, also of Bellechester, and they had just pulled up their lines and were walking across the ice toward shore. The ice usually treacherous at Goose Lake because of numerous springs along shore and further weakened by the current January thaw, suddenly gave way beneath Burkard and he fill into about 10 feet of water. Haas went to the rescue, risking a plunge into the icy water, and succeeded in getting hold of Knute but lost his grip. Weddings EWALD-LARSON Miss Lorraine Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Larson of Mazeppa, became the bride of Dewey S. Ewald, son of Mrs. Christ Ewald of Minneapolis in a ceremony solemnize by Rev. Barr last Wednesday evening in Prospect Park Methodist chapel, Minneapolis. Local News Supt. and Mrs. O.C. Swanson of Hugo attended the Mazeppa-Pine Island Basketball game here Tuesday evening. Their son Harleth is a member of the Pine Island team. Mrs. John Steichen was notified by telephone last week that her cousin, Bishop Ambrose Pinger from China and her cousin, Violet Pinger of Chicago, arrived in Winona Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Steichen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Prokasky, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller of Rochester were guests at the home of Mrs. Steichen’s sister, Mrs. Henry Holz, and spent a very lovely day with the bishop. Ore Oelkers, J.G. Schafer, Charles Hofschulte, W.F. Tri and John Hofschulte attended a meeting and free movie and lunch at the Holland Cafeteria at Rochester Monday evening. The meeting was sponsored by Associated Grocers Co-operative. Mrs. Mary H. Befort, Miss Sarah Reding and Louie Befort drove to Morgan, Minn. to attend the funeral of the former’s brother, Henry Reding, who died Friday evening. Among those attending the funeral Monday from Bellechester were Tony Huneke and Nick Reding. ADDITIONAL LOCALS Levi Ingham has sold his house south of Mazeppa to a party in Geneva and it will be moved there as soon as possible. Manley Busse purchased the land owned by Mr. Ingham, who plans to take a trip to California. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947 Jim Teaches Disabled Vets to Drive Smile of pleasure adorns face of Melvin Lubarky, legless veteran as he gets his first lesson in operating Plymouth single-lever control auto at Veterans’ Administration hospital (Hines) Chicago. Teacher as his Mazeppa friends will readily recognize is James W. Redding of Mazeppa, also an ex-G I. who lost both legs. “John Deere Day” Draws Large Crowd “Bazooka” Bob Burns, famous radio and screen comedian, led the cast of “The Windjammer,” feature picture shown at the school gymnasium Wednesday, headlining the John Deere Day entertainment and educational program for farmers sponsored by Valley Motor and Implement Co. ROTHFORK PRODUCE CHANGES LOCATION Effective Feb. 10 Rothfork Produce will move from its present location to the mill building formerly occupied by the Huntington elevator. Local News Vincent Clemens and Harold Betcher, who attend school in Minneapolis, spent the week-end at their homes here. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmar Grossbach and daughter Diane moved to Winona Saturday, where he is attending school. Donald Heaney this week purchased a new five-passenger Ford coupe from Valley Motor and Implement Co. The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 8 pm. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the city hall. Mazeppa Post No. 588, American Legion, will hold its regular monthly meeting at the city hall at 8 pm. Thursday, Feb. 6. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Samuelson and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Schlasner and family were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morrisey and family at Zumbro Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller of Rochester were Sunday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Steichen. J.S. WILD ORDERS NEW SCHOOL BUS J.S. Wild, local school bus driver has ordered a new 42-passenger bus, with delivery expected before next fall. The new vehicle is a Chevrolet, with Superior body, and will be a great improvement over the present bus. ZUMBROTA INDEBTNEDNESS ERASED LAST YEAR Zumbrota’s village indebtedness was wiped out last year, with payments totaling $15,000, according to the annual financial statement. The liquor store contributed $31,600 to the village general fund and $5300 to the water department. After these transfers, the store had a checking balance of $3,577 and $75 in till. Valentine Day Specials------ McGOWAN DRUG ------D.W. McGowan “Mac”- owner
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