THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, February 26, 1954
Hartz Estate Case Settled Anna Hoff, Mazepppa area resident who was bequeathed the bulk of the much disputed $100,000 gross estate left by the late Henry Hartz, Mazeppa farmer who died December31, 1950, has been assessed an inheritance tax totaling $4068.34 by Al G. Rehder, Goodhue county probate judge, it was announced today. Although the estate originally grossed $100,000, that amount was cut down to a net of $54,655.57, as a result of expenses incurred by appealing the case to the state Supreme Court and fees paid to attorneys. Of the $54,655.57 net estate Anna Hoff received $42,155.57.
LEO MAJERUS PURCHASES L.H. MEYER STATION Leo Majerus recently purchased the filling station owned by L.H. Meyer at Hart’s Garage. Mr. Meyer came to Mazeppa from Hammond in 1934 and opened a Webb gas station at the present Walt Reiland site. In 1942, he moved to Hart’s Garage. Mr. Meyer plans to remain in Mazeppa. Mr. Majerus was discharged from the army recently after serving in Germany.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1954
“Gram Jones Has 95th Birthday Her family and hosts of friends turned out over the week-end to pay homage to Mrs. Sarah (“Gram”) Jones on her 95th birthday. Her birth date is Feb. 27, but her birthday party took place in three parts---Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a cake on each day. Five generations were represented at the birthday celebrations, and a picture was taken of Mrs. Jones, daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Jones has three daughters, Mrs. French, Mrs. W.P. Theisen of Zumbro Falls and Mrs. Nile Redding of Rochester. She also has one sister, Mrs. Georgia Duncan of Mazeppa. There are 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. “Gram” is in wonderful health, does all her own housework and most of the outside work. In fact, her health and mental sharpness is the envy of those many years her junior. She is a lifetime resident of this area and has lived in town for 35 years. Weddings
SOMMERFIELD-GARDNER St. John’s church in Mazeppa was the scene Saturday, February 27 of the private wedding of Miss Lucille Sommerfield, daughter of Mr. and Henry W. Sommerfield of Mazeppa and Martin Gardner of St. Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gardner of Warroad.
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1954
JAMES CARLONS’, PATSY KILLED IN AUTO CRASH; COMBINES FUNERAL SERVICES HERE THURSDAY
It was a stunned community that learned of the tragic deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Carlon and their 16 year-old daughter, Patsy, following a head-on collision near Martin, S.D., early Saturday morning on US. Highway 18. Mr. Carlon and his daughter were killed in the collision, and Mrs. Carlon died early Monday morning at a hospital. A second daughter, Judy 8, was not injured seriously. However, Mrs. Albert Betcher of Zumbro Falls, a former Mazeppa resident, was seriously injured after being pinned under the car for several hours. Judy was found wandering around, apparently looking for help. She suffered a broken arm, had lost her shoes and was suffering from exposure.
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Creamery Building Here Remodeled In compliance with state laws passed in 1948, Mazeppa Farmers’ Cooperative Dairy Association has completed an extensive remodeling operation begun this winter. The lower floor of the building has been separated into three rooms facing the street which include from east to west, receiving room, processing room and hallway leading in office. Separating the receiving room from the processing is a partition made of glazed ceramic tile including glass blocks which give equal light to both sides. The old entrance has been closed and a new installed farther west on the building and this leads into a hallway adjoin office and processing room. Perhaps the biggest job was in moving all plumbing and pasteurizers, plus the installation of a new heating system for the office. The latter also received an improvement by the addition of a roomy clothes locker. The cooperative had an excellent year for 1953 with total sales of $607,000. Butter manufactured was 643,000 pounds.
JUSTICE COURT NOTES Lloyd Moldenbauer, driver for Haustien Transfer Company appeared last Thursday, before Justice of the Peace, Richard Hammes and on two overloading weights, wrong registration and wrong license plates, paid fines of $30.00 and costs. The two latter with fines of $10.00 on each count, were suspended. Charges were brought by the State Highway Patrol.
RED CROSS REPORT J.S. Wild, chairman, announced this week that Red Cross collections in the village totaled $225.60.