THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas Friday, Sept. 6, 1946 PAVILION REMODELED: The Oak Center pavilion, which has been undergoing extensive remodeling the past several weeks, has been completed and is about one-third larger than before. The building has been insulated and air-conditioned for all year use. In the future the pavilion will be known as the Oak Center Ball Room, and the first Sunday night dance was held Sept. 1. PERSONAL ITEMS Miss Marilyn Banick received a severe gash in her left leg Monday afternoon when she tried to stop the bicycle which her sister Bonnie Belle, was riding and of which she had apparently lost control. Dr. M.G. Flom of Zumbrota took 20 stitches in the gash. Joe Hammes escaped injury Saturday evening when a front tire on his car blew out as he was coming down the cemetery hill. The car ran into the guard rail, breaking two posts and rolled over three times. The road was very slippery because of a heavy shower that evening. Clarence Schafer is now employed at the Rothfork Produce. Mrs. John Post was taken to the isolation section of St. Mary’s hospital at Rochester last Thursday, suffering from the village’s first case of poliomyelitis. She had been ill since Sunday. The paralysis affected her throat, but she is reported recovering nicely. HAMMES-VIETOR: The marriage of Miss Jeanette Vietor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Vietor of Dexter, and Francis W. Hammes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammes of Mazeppa, took place Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9 am. LEGION TO MEET THURSDAY: The first regular meeting of the Mazeppa American Legion post will be held at the city hall this Thursday evening, Sept. 5. The post now numbers 35 members. INJURED IN FALL: Henry Hedegard suffered badly torn ligaments last Thursday while repairing a telegraph wire near the local depot. Mr. Hedegard, who is section foreman here for the Milwaukee Road, fell from the pole when it broke and was taken to St. John’s hospital, Red Wing. FOOTBALL PRACTICE TO BEGIN SEPT. 16: Mazeppa high school football practice will get underway Sept. 16, Coach F.G. Eimermann announced this week. With 15 men reporting it was decided that six or seven-man football, rather than 11-man, will be the order for this year. Local News The house owned by Mrs. Casper Palzer and now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sommerfield and daughter has been sold to Charlie and Pete Von der Born. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schafer and Mr. and Mrs. Hub Schafer attended the wedding of Miss Jeanette Rossini and John Schmid at St. Paul Saturday. Mr. Schmid is a nephew of Mrs. Hub Schafer. O.C. Swanson has accepted a position as superintendent of schools at Centerville, Minnesota. Friday, November 15, 1946 Kingsleys’ Sell Drug Store After almost 45 years in the local drug store, Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Kingsley this week announce the sale of their business to D.W. McGowan of Minneapolis, who plans to take possession Sunday. The Kingsleys bought out the Creamer and Clayton drug store in Mazeppa in February, 1902, and have been in business continuously since that time except for one year in 1929. They moved from that store in the old Angel building (where the Workman’s Block now stands) to their present site 36 years ago when they remodeled the building and installed and installed fixtures in 1910. When they started in business, the drug store was a far cry from the well-stocked store of today. Perfume came in large jars and was dispensed from them to the customers. The only brand obtainable was “Queen Bess.” Mr. Kingsley is the second oldest druggist in point of service in Wabasha County---Mr. Collinge of Lake City having been in the drug business over 50 years. Obituaries CHARLES SMITH: Charles Smith of Jackson, Mich., passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, at the age of 75. Mr. Smith was born in April 1871, at Berdof, Luxembourg, one of 13 children. He came to Jackson in 1890 and joined his brother Pete. He remained there for 14 years, and upon the death of his brother Pete in 1904 came to Mazeppa, where he was associated with his brother Mike in business for 26 years. Local News Francis Warren, who has been serving with army in Europe, is expected home shortly. Donald Heaney, Wilmar Grossbach and Larry Colling, who attend Winona State Teachers college, spent the week-end at their homes here. Mrs. Grace Gregoire, Mrs. W.F. Tri, Mrs. Frank Tri and Margaret and Misses Lulubell Livingston and Mary Jean Almeter were Rochester visitors Saturday. A pre-nuptial shower was held in honor of Miss Irene Hart and Oswald Tri Sunday at the parish hall. Miss Eleanor Sand of Pine Island spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoddard. Next year should see some action (it better!) on the new Highway No. 60. At that time some homes may have to be moved to make way for it. The Wagner building, which housed a meat market for so many hears has been sold to Nick Feipel. A new business building is that erected by Richard and Gilbert Schmitt on the McColgen corner. Bill Crouch has established a garage in back of his home, and M.J. Hart & Son are back in their garage. Ernest Hoefs and Frank Almeter are proprietors of Valley Motor & Implement Co. formerly Almeter’s Gargage Does that bring you about up to date? Oh, yes---the Journal office? That’s showing the signs of old age, but we have great hopes---come the revolution.
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