Mazeppa Area Historical Happenings Compiled by Helen Reiland and Mike Holtorf
The Mazeppa Journal, Phillips Publishing
May 29, 1942:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Olstad of Wanamingo visited Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Olstad Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Whipple received a cablegram from Lloyd Whipple that he had arrived safely in Ireland with A.E.F.
Oswald Sand severs his connection with the firm of Maas & Sand today and will take a vacation preparatory to leaving for army service. Ozzie doesn’t want to stay on this side, either. He wants to get into action—-and soon.
Lloyd Oelkers, son of Henry Oelkers, was last reported in San Francisco, with the army.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John Reiland Jr. and Miss Mary Marx visited Walter Reiland at the hospital at Fort Snelling, Thursday.
August Betcher is hauling rock for a double garage on his property in this village. Mr. Betcher and family plan to move here this fall, the farm near Goodhue to be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sommerfield.
Ami McDonough went off the road in this car near the Pfeiffer home on the power dam road Thursday, and hit a tree. Little Richard Sibley, his grandson, struck the windshield but was not hurt. The car was badly damaged. It is believed that the car was thrown from the road when it struck a rock.
Walter Behm has been painting the bandstand and other equipment in the park, brightening it considerably.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stoddard have rented the rooms on the second floor of the Gregoire building and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoddard will move into their house, vacated by his parents.
Mrs. Matilda Betcher was brought home from Red Wing Thursday and taken to the home of her son Carl. She had been in the hospital several weeks with a cracked hip bone.
Aug. 7, 1942:
Lawrence J. Hofschulte, who recently left for army service, is located at Fort Swift, Texas.
Vernon Miller has been transferred from Ft. Benning, Ga. to an Alabama camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sommerfield have received word from their son Harry at Camp Hulen, Texas that he has been made a corporal.
A motorist on Main Street backed into Gerald Tomfohrde’s car Saturday night and ripped one fender loose. The damage was about $15. - F.S. Hammes School Janitor: Frank S. Hammes was elected janitor at a salary of $80.00 per month. He will move here with his family from the Carl Stull farm east of town. Mr. Hammes is an expert with boilers and a good mechanic and carpenter and ought to fill the bill. Mr. Hammes succeeds Ed Gahler who has held the post of janitor many years.
Tire, Tube and Car Allotments- Quotas for the month of August for Rationing Board 79-2 at Lake City are 4 passenger tires, 10 passenger tubes, 33 passenger recaps, 34 truck tires, 49 truck tubes, 34 truck recaps, 9 passenger automobiles and 6 bicycles.
Mrs. Homer Pesch, formerly Alice Moriarty, died at Rochester
Byron Clark Dies aged 100 of Zumbro Falls
Plum City Man Burned to Death in Barn– Andrew Seipel
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