Messenger-December-2021 THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1953
Obituaries Peter P. Megears Peter P. Megears, who reside in this area all his life, died suddenly Friday evening at the Colonial hospital, Rochester. He had undergone surgery two days before. Mr. Megears, who had been in ill health for the past 13 years, was 83 years old. Peter Megears was born March 1, 1870, at Bellechester, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Megears. He was married Aug. 5, 1901, to Grace Knowlton, and they made their home in Mazeppa. Mr. Megears was a building contractor for many years, retiring in 1940 because of ill health. Surviving are his wife; a son, Norman of Mazeppa and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Scott (Marion) of Folsom, Calif., and Mrs. A.E. White (Fern) of Pacoima, Calif. Three grandchildren also survive.
Barn Destroyed In Fire Saturday The worst fire of the year occurred Saturday morning at the farm owned by Susan and Nick Liffrig, and rented by Arthur Post, when lightning struck and destroyed the barn. The farm is located one-half mile south of Bellechester. The building burned rapidly, and was a total loss. Thirteen head of young stock also were destroyed as well as some hay. The prompt work of the Mazeppa Fire department saved the rest of the buildings. Total loss has not yet been estimated, but the barn was insured.
BID ON SURFACING HIGHTWAYS 60 AND 57 ACCEPTED BY STATE A bid of $178,091 by the Kimmes Construction Co., Hastings, has been accepted by the Minnesota Highway Department for work on truck highway 60 between Mazeppa and junction of 52, and truck highway 57 between Wanamingo and junction 52. The job will consist of gravel base, crushed rock base and plant-mixed bituminous surfacing.
STORES TO CLOSE NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING This Wednesday evening, will mark the last band concert of the season. John Walter has been directing. Stores will be closed Wednesday evenings beginning next week, August 12.
HELP WANTED----Stenographer clerk. Excellent working conditions, paid vacations, 40 hour week. Immediate opening for right party. Address reply to Box E c/o The Mazeppa Journal
In The Service Kermit Siems arrived home Friday evening after being discharge from the army at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He has been serving in the German theatre of operations. Ervin Arendt, son of Mrs. Susan Arendt, arrived home Friday evening after being discharged from the army at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He served in the U.S. army in Germany. With U.S. Forces in France---Pvt. Frank M. Almeter of Mazeppa is serving with the 7703rd transportation major port in Rochefort, France. The zone is responsible for the transportation of men and supplies from French ports to U.S. forces stationed in Germany. Its headquarters is in Orleans, France, and it maintains a base section at La Rochelle. Almeter, a member of the 458th Transportation Company, entered the army in December 1952, and was last stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. In civilian life he attended Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and later worked for Minneapolis- Honeywell.
Classified Advertisements FOR SALE: Two Reo power mowers at reduced price. Searles Hardware, Mazeppa, Minn. PLUMBING: See us for your needs, a full line of Crane Quality fixtures, pipe and fittings. Call us for free estimate on your job. Gregoire Electric FOR SALE: Sheep buck. Jack Frank, Mazeppa, Minn. FOR SALE: 1946 A6 combine; 1949 Massey Harris clipper combine; 1935 L. Case tractor on rubber; ’41 Int. tractor w/cult.; ’46 B Int. tractor w/cult.; F20 and 10-20 tractors, used mowers, rakes and 26 inch Wood Bros. Separator. Schmitt’s Garage, Mazeppa, Minn. Local News Mr. and Mrs. Vic Holtorf and Mike flew to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, last Wednesday, to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McClure and family. Vic reports a very hot and dry July there. Mount Pleasant is about 35 air miles from the Missouri line.