THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
APRIL 15, 1949
KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULED FROM MAY 2 TO MAY 27 The Board of Education of Mazeppa School District No. 50 has again voted to conduct kindergarten at Mazeppa during the period May 2 to May 27. Because of the large number of children eligible to attend kindergarten this year, special arrangements must be made, and the Board is asking all parents who did not receive a letter and who wish their children to attend to drop a post card to the Supt. of Schools before April 20. On this card should be the child’s name and birth date. Any child who will be five years old before January 1, 1950 is eligible.
CLAUDE JONES DIES AT WORK OF HEART ATTACK Claude Jones, 47, of Red Wing died suddenly March 29 while at work at the S.B. Foot Tanning Co. He had begun working with the 6 o’clock shift and suffered a heart attack about 20 minutes later. Born in Freeborn county Oct. 7, 1901, he married Rose E. Meyers in 1923. He had been employed at the S.B. Foot Tanning Co. for the past 23 years and was a member of the Red Moose lodge. Survivors include his wife, his father Bert Jones, one nephew Lloyd Jones and one niece, Dorothy Ann Jones, all of Red Wing. One brother Lyle Jones died Jan. 24, 1949.
Local News Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reiland and family moved over the week-end to the former Pengilly home, now owned by Clarence Robinson. Jimmie Siems was host to 11 small friends Friday afternoon in honor of his third birthday. An out of town guest was his grandmother, Mrs. Clara Huberty of Bellechester, who also spent the week-end there. R.R. Dunlap has moved is law office from the Maas Block to the former Army-Navy Surplus Store. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Gregoire and daughters moved the latter part of the week to the former Mrs. Anna Gregoire home. Mrs. Grace Gregoire is moving into the house formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Gregoire and will remain there during the summer months while her own home is being remodeled. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller and daughter moved to the rooms vacated by Arthur Reilands. Mrs. Ted Siems visited Mr. Siems at Wilmar over the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. John Steichen visited his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. George Dosdall of Hager City, Wis. Sunday. George Majerus has been ill for a week with an infection in his head caused by a severe cold. Mrs. Ernest Hoefs returned home Wednesday from St. Mary’s hospital, Rochester. Walter Reiland has been employed at the Standard Service Station. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Feipel have purchased the Rainbow Café at Pine Island.
BELLECHESTER NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Strauss and family, Mrs. Kate Strauss, Mrs. Phillip Reding visited Wednesday in Minneapolis with Lawrence Musty who has been a patient at the hospital for the past six weeks.
APRIL 29, 1949 V.F.W. AUXILLARY HAS DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Members of Post 1802, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its auxiliary, met at their hall in Zumbro Falls last Thursday evening, April 21. Commander Starz and Leone Davison presided. In addition to the regular business conducted, the auxiliary received three new members, Mrs. Minnie Adams, Mrs. Hattie Atkinson and Mrs. Margaret Tiedemann. Mrs. Elizabeth Postier of Rochester, post department president conducted the ceremony. Color guards, chaplain and conductress of the Rochester auxiliary took charge of the floor work, assisted by the patriotic instructor the local auxiliary. A very colorful and impressive ceremony was given.
Weddings RICH-BURMESTER A very lovely wedding was solemnize in the Methodist parsonage of Verndale, Minn., Saturday evening, April 23, at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Claude U. Spicer, when Jennie Burmester of Red Wing was united in marriage to Darrel J. Rich of Mazeppa, a nephew of Mrs. Claude Spicer. The guests included besides Miss Lawrence and Mr. Fick, Dennis Rich of South St. Paul, triplet brother of the groom, Mrs. Claude Spicer, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Spicer, Mr. and Mrs. David Spicer and Ronnie and Claude Spicer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rich will make their home on the groom’s farm near Mazeppa.
DIVORCE GRANTED A divorce was granted to Art Bublitz from Lela L. Bublitz, defendant at Red Wing Tuesday, April 19, by Judge Hall. Custody of two sons Arthur F. and Leon A. was granted to Mr. Bublitz.
BELLECHESTER NEWS Janet, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coven Richter, spent last week at St. John’s hospital for medical care. Mrs. Ted Siems and son Jimmy was Thursday supper guest at the Clarence Siepel home and they also attended the party for Mrs. Clara Huberty that evening. Gladys Majerus Third in Spelling Contest Gladys Majerus of St. Mary’s school, Bellechester, won third place in the spelling bee held at Good Counsel academy, Mankato, Saturday April 23. In the sectional meeting held at Northfield March 16, Gladys Majerus, Harold Bremholz and Rita Befort represented St. Mary’s school. Here Gladys won second place and was therefore given the privilege of taking part in the finals. Gladys is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Majerus.
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