THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, August 6, 1948
Grading on “60” Nears Completion
Work on Highway 60 is rapidly nearing completion with approximately two more weeks of grading operation left. The Highway crew has been grading near the stone quarry and across the river from there the past week. A grade requiring, 34,000 yards of fill, located between railroad track near V. Sand’s residence, is yet to be completed and when this done, the road will be level from track to quarry. The Highway will be graveled this fall and improvements are expected to be made on old “60” from town to LaVan’s corner. This will take care of traffic through the winter and until the new bridge is erected. Bridge construction and blacktop surfacing is expected to be done sometime next year.
SUPT. LECHNER ACCEPTS POSTION AT PERHAM
L.T. Lechner, who has been superintendent of schools for the past four years at LeRoy, Minn. and previous to that for seven years at Mazeppa, has accepted the superintendency at Perham, Minn. Mr. Lechner and his family are moving to Perham about Sept. 1. This position is a definite advancement for him, as Perham will have a staff of 24 teachers, including the veterans ag teachers. Last spring’s graduating class had 77 seniors. Supt. Lechner says to his friends in Mazeppa, “If you are a fisherman come to Perham, as Ottertail County, in which it is located has over 1,000 lakes. When you are up there, stop in and pay us a visit.”
Excellent Crops Reported Locally
As the harvest is coming to an end, locally, some outstanding yields have been reported by area farmers. As an example, Lloyd Grossbach had one piece of oats which ran 105 bushels to the acre. Another outstanding yield was reported by Felix Marx, who had one field of barley running 70 bushels to the acre. Dominic LaVan got more than 100 bushels to the acre on a six-acre field of oats. If fair weather continues, it is expected that this week will wind up threshing operations in this area. With prospects of an excellent corn crop coming up, it looks like a fine year for the farmers.
STORES TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Beginning next Wednesday evening local stores will be closed. The weekly band concerts concluded last week, with Gerhardt Gahler doing a fine job in presenting the concerts.
Father Gregoire Gets Papal Honor
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John B. Gregoire, son of Mrs. Anna Gregoire of Mazeppa, has been appointed by Bishop Leo Binz of Winona the first spiritual director of the newly-organized Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary at Winona.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haven Judd was baptized, Patricia Ann, Sunday at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic church with Rev. D.J. Lavery officiating. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. William Kling of Minneapolis. Work was begun Monday morning at Valley Motor and Implement to build an addition and remodel the west side of the garage. Richard Hammes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammes, enlisted in the U.S. Army at Faribault, Friday and left Wednesday afternoon from Winona for Fort Knox, Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Clemens and son Johnnie left Friday morning for their home in Chicago after visiting at the W.H. Clemens home. Anna Hoff has had considerable work done on her house the past two weeks, built an addition on the south side and other remodeling. Jack Siems is the contractor. The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Sand was baptized, Joseph Mathew Sand, Sunday at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic church. The Rev. D.J. Lavery officiated and sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Poquette. The journal received a letter from Erwin Haglund, who lives at Shreveport La., Saturday. He reports very hot weather there with temperature at 103 and 104 degrees. (Glad we’re in Minnesota enjoying temperatures in the 70’s) Leonard Liffrig, while playing “hide and seek” with a group of playmates late Friday afternoon knocked himself unconscious. He was taken to a Red Wing doctor for treatment. Mrs. Lullus Darcy and infant daughter returned home Sunday from St. John’s hospital, Red Wing. Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Klein were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lutjen at Lake City.
FOR SALE---Concrete sand loaded on your truck or delivered from Ed Groassbach’s gravel pit. For delivery, call Vic Holtorf, 112-5 Mazeppa, Minn. L.E. Grossbach, operator
Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up with the Editor and Publisher of the said papers, who are long since deceased.