THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, November 18, 1949
Dunlap Is Speaker at Armistice Day Program “A swell program and party” was the consensus of Mazeppa Legionnaires and auxiliary members following their annual Armistice Day observance. The evening started with a ham dinner at Stull’s Café. Then the group went Gahler’s Nite club, where the rest of the entertainment was scheduled. Speaker for the evening was Robert Dunlap of Plainview. His speech was brief but powerful, as he observed how tragic it is that Armistice Day and Memorial Day now must be celebrated under the shadow of another war. He added that it was groups such as the Legion and auxiliary which would help in preventing what sometimes looks like an unpreventable war. Other features of the program were vocal solos by Janice Ramthun, Vicky Gahler and Mrs. Gerhardt Gahler, accompanied by Bonnie Banick, and a magic show by J.S. Wild.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The County Board convened in special session at the Court House in the City of Wabasha on Thursday, Oct. 20th, 1949 at 4 o’clock p.m. The following members were present: Johnson, Grobe, Roland, Binner and Sass. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Sass. Commissioner Roland introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption.
RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The removal of the old Red Bridge, a structure across the South Branch of the Zumbro River on State Aid Road No. 15 in Wabasha County, is included in the L.M. Feller Company contract to construct a new structure, Bridge No. 6563, across the said river, and is referred to in said contract as; “Remove Old Structure, Contract Item No. 2442.501
Local News C.N. Majerus and son Phil flew here Sunday from Quincy, Ill., to the Holtorf Airport and took his parents, Mr. and Mrs. PJ. Majerus back with them for a visit until after Thanksgiving. Mrs. O.G. Nichols moved Tuesday to 3701 Bryant avenue S. Minneapolis, where she will make her home. She sold her home here V.C. Sand, and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schmitt have purchased the Sand home.
DECEMBER 23, 1949
Obituaries LEO NELSON POQUETTE Durand- Leo Nelson Poquette, 64 passed away at St. Benedict’s community hospital Saturday morning at 4:30, following a short illness. He was born in Marshfield July 20, 1895, the son of Nelson and Louise Poquette. Surviving are five children, Kenneth, Donald (formerly of Mazeppa), Mrs. Arthur (Theresa) Gauvin, Mrs. Lawrence (Marion) Weber, Mrs. Edgar (Madeline) Smith, as well as 18 grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death, Dec. 3, 1939. He was united in marriage to Ethel Niles on Oct. 28, 1943, who survives. He was the first city mail carrier in Durand and was promoted to post office clerk. From April, 1922 to Dec. 9, 1947, he was secretary of the Board of United States Civil Service Examiners, located in the Durand post office.
RESTAURANT SOLD Mrs. John Stull announced this week that she has sold her restaurant to Mr. and Mrs. Art Scott. They will take possession Jan. 1.
Letter to Santa Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice dolly in a pink dress for Christmas, also a set of dishes and some silverware. Lonnie Johnson
BASKETBALL –MAZEPPA LEGION vs. LAKE CITY-Friday, Dec. 30-HIGH SCHOOL GYM 8:15 P.M.- Sponsored by Mazeppa Am. Legion Post No. 588
St. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH- Christmas Day service will be in German at 10 a.m. Christmas greetings: Gregoire Electric, Schmitt’s Garage, Scotty’s Place, Searles Hardware, Duck Inn, M.J. Hart & Son, Mobil Station, Mazeppa Bakery, Mazeppa Farmer’s Co-operative Dairy Association, Arnie’s Tavern, Mazeppa Hardware & Implement Co., J.S. Wild, Leo Colling, Rothfork Mill & Produce, Stull’s Café, Valley Motor & Impl’t Co., Robinson Funeral Service, Mazeppa Telephone Company, Bert Arendt, Botsford Lumber Co., Majerus Beauty Shop, People’s State Bank, Oelker’s Food, Maas Store, People’s State Bank, Standard Service Station, Mazeppa Feed & Produce, Maas Store, Standard Service Station, & Helgerson’s Store. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!