THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
August 2, 1946
Weddings: SUTHERLAND-LEMMERMAN: Announcement was made recently of the marriage of Miss Doreen Lemmermann daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lemmermann of Mazeppa and Dr. Thomas Sutherland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sutherland of Nashville, Tenn. WHITCOMB-HERTZIG: Miss Christine Hertzig, daughter of Mrs. John Thompson of Zumbrota, and John Whitcomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whitcomb of Byron. JOHNSON-TRI: The marriage of Miss Dorothy Mae Tri, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tri of Mazeppa and Willard Selmer Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Johnson of Blooming Prairie took place at the Baptist church in Clark’s Grove. SOUTH MAZEPPA: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tiedeman, Lela Whipple and Eva Gayle Sommerfield spent last Tuesday afternoon at Rochester. Jack Frank and son Sidney returned home Saturday from St. John’s hospital, Red Wing, where Sidney was a patient for two weeks. He has to stay in bed for some time. Local News: Mr. and Mrs. Milton Herron of Lake City spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. William Siems. Mr. and Mrs. Herron are leaving Monday for California, where they will make their home. Donald Reiland of Spring Valley is visiting at the Nick Reiland home. Miss Mary Lou Reiland returned home with him after spending some time at the Max Reiland home in Spring Valley. Friday evening marked the date of arrival of TSgt. Clarence Schafer, who has served in the army 18 months overseas, part of this time with the Army of Occupation in Germany. His train was met in Rochester by Mr. and Mrs. Hub Schafer and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schafer and daughter. He has received his discharge. August 9, 1946 Daydreaming: Wonder how long most of the circus will stay up….the word “polio” is striking fear in everyone’s heart….wonder if the fish are still biting----the Journal force hasn’t had time to try it for many a moon….doesn’t seem possible that school will start in another month….with all the paper shortage, the dollar bills might just as well be 50 cent pieces, as that is about all they’re worth……. INJURED IN FALL: Dagfin Langnos suffered a broken rib, a cut on the head in which 13 stitches had to be taken and many bruises Tuesday when he fell from a scaffold while building a silo. He fell 17 feet into the pit of the silo, and tile on the scaffolding fell on him. John Tommeraas, who was assisting Mr. Langnos with the silo on his farm north of town, narrowly escaped injury when he grabbed the center pole of the scaffolding when it collapsed. LEGION MEETING FRIDAY: All veterans are invited to attend a meeting at the local gymnasium next Friday evening for the purpose of organizing a Legion post. Representatives from the Zumbrota, Plainview and Rochester posts are expected to be present. At the present time, Mazeppa Legion members are affiliated with the Zumbrota post. ADDITIONAL LOCALS: Supt. Amdahl and family have moved from Red Lake Falls to the George Goodman house in the village. Miss Francine Darcy has been confined to her home by illness this week. Thus far no polio cases have been reported in Mazeppa, but last week a Pine Island boy died from the disease and Douglas Stageberg, seven-year old Zumbrota boy contracted the disease this week. A rumor this week had it that a Mazeppa boy had polio, but the Journal was unable to substantiate this and it undoubtedly was false. The C.R. Montgomery circus, scheduled for Mazeppa last Saturday was cancelled by the village because of the epidemic, and the Wednesday night band concert was cancelled also. LOCAL NEWS: Miss Bette Weber of Rochester spent the week-end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Casper Weber. Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Croxford of Rochester visited Mrs. David Jones last Wednesday and Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Max Reiland and family of Spring Valley were Sunday visitors at the Nick Reiland home. Their daughter Evelyn remained to visit and Donald, who had spent the past week here, returned home. The W.S.C.S. of the Methodist church was entertained at the home of Mrs. Archie Stull Friday, with Mrs. Ami McDonough assisting. Mrs. O.G. Nichols read a very interesting topic, “India, A Land and its People,” and Mrs. J.B. Gregoire gave a report on “Mary of Bethany.” “Happy Birthday” was sung to Mrs. Grace Gregoire, Mrs. N.M. Olson and Mrs. Martin Goranson.