THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
DECEMBER 30, 1949
LEGIONNAIRES TAKE LAKE CITY IN THRILLING BATTLE Mazeppa’s Legion basketball team defeated Lake City’s Golden Loafers 45 to 43 Wednesday evening at the home gym. The local ball club trailed the entire game until the last minute of the final period when they finally caught the visitors and went ahead to win. Lake City went into the lead from the beginning and at one time was ahead 18 points but the last period found Mazeppa beginning to sink their shots and through some very hard playing won the game.
Also we’ve been forgetting to mention Kerwin Engelhart’s thrilling trip to Hawaii with the Hamline basketball team. The group went on the luxury liner Lurline and will fly back Jan. 8.
Shortest Poem of the Week My New Year’s resolves have been spoken Now all that remains is to watch them get broken.
Local News Mr. & Mrs. John Dammann and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Klein attended the funeral of Bill Prigge Friday. Mr. Prigge is an uncle of Mrs. Damman and Mrs. Klein. Oct. 16 Mr. & Mrs. Prigge celebrated their golden wedding. Mr. Prigge suffered a stroke about a month ago. He is quite well known around Mazeppa, and formerly lived on F. Lohman farm. Mr. Prigge leaves his wife, two daughters and seven sons, 17 granchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, Fred Wiebusch and Mrs. Kate Klindworth of Zumbro Fall. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death, as well as two daughters, Mrs. Pete (Florence) Bush, and Esther. He was 75, Dec. 12.
SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES INCREASE IN JANUARY Persons working I employment covered by the Social Security act are advised that the social security tax on wages up to $3,000 per year will increase to 1 ½ percent Jan. 1, 1950 in a statement made today by Philip A. Beardsley, manager of the Winona, Minn. social security office.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1950
Moorhead New Liquor Manager G. W. Moorhead of Rochester began employment as manager of the Mazeppa Municipal Liquor store, Monday. He succeeds Casper Weber, who resigned April 1, after managing the store for a year. Mr. Moorhead, who comes highly recommended, formerly was employed by AFL union clubrooms in Rochester. His wife and two children, aged 11 and nine, plan to move here shortly.
Bellechester Five Defeats Legion Mazeppa’s Legion basketball team took a surprising setback Saturday evening on the home court, when Bellechester edged them 50 to 48.
Mrs. Alfred Polson Funeral services were conducted Friday at Millville Funeral home for Mrs. Alfred Polson of Chicago, a former Hammond resident. Rev. Male conducted the rites and burial was in the Millville cemetery. Mrs. Polson was born at Washington Prairie, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 1878. She was the daughter of the Rev. Hans and Rosa Helgerson. They came to Minnesota and settled in the vicinity of Millville, where Mrs. Polson spent the early part of her life. On June 14, 1899, she married Alfred Polson at Millville. They operated a farm north of Hammond for about 20 years. After several years’ residence at Minneapolis they moved to Chicago, where she passed away suddenly March 29. Surviving are her husband; a son Ronald; a daughter, Myrtle (Mrs. Harry Brunke) all of Chicago. Two granddaughters and one great granddaughter also survive. Also surviving are two brothers, Cyrus Helgerson of Mazeppa and Caleb Olin of Millville, and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Polson of Red Wing and Mrs. Charlie Timm of Minneapolis.
THE MAILS GO THROUGH Friends right across the street are at the beginning of one Rochester mail route. Mrs. Henry Cole is at the end of another. They get their mail first and she thinks Mr. Cole should do something about it---he carries the mail to his own home----Roy Stagg, Bemidji lumber yard employee, told the barber, Walt McClellan, that he had a message from Walt’s brother, M.J., in Cascade, Idaho. Walt asked “How come?” and Mr. Stagg produced a board just taken from a carload shipment, on which was written “If you see Walt, say hello to him from me,” with the brother’s name and address.
FOR SALE----Large milk route, new truck and van. Walter Mehrkens, Mazeppa, Mn.
ANTICS IN THE ANIMAL WORLD A litter of 23 pigs, 19 of them living and thriving, is reported by Leslie Ingvalson, Spring Grove. Any better record anywhere?.......Thorvald Nielsen found on his Tyler farm a hen egg 6 ½ by 8 ½ inches.