Mazeppa Area Historical Happenings The Mazeppa Journal, Phillips Publishing
January 19, 1945
IN THE SERVICE:
John Tri: now in San Diego, California Jay Robinson, who is in the European Theatre, has sent his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Robinson, a German helmet and a pair of wooden shoes such as are used by the natives. An air medal and three oak leaf clusters will be presented posthumously in honor of S/Sgt. Leiding Olson, who gave his life for his country July 21 over Germany.
Pvt. Virgil Burfeind who has served overseas since August has been awarded the Purple Heart. He went to France in October, and was wounded December 5. Pvt. Burfeind is the husband of the former Hazel Schumacher (sister to Leona Weber).
Sgt. Ervin Haglund will leave today after spending a three weeks’ furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Haglund.
Norman Haglund of the U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Haglund, is expected home today on leave.
Pfc. Leonhardt Gahler has been transferred from Boise, Idaho to Colorado Springs. Sgt. and Mrs. Vernon Olstad of Urbana, Ill., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Olstad at Faribault and Mr. and Mrs. A. Purdy.
Changes in People’s State Bank Staff
At the annual stockholder’s meeting of the People’s State Bank held Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that V.C. Sand will remain as cashier of the institution. Clyde Thomas of Elmore, Minn., an experienced banker, will become vice-president. He will arrive here between February 15 and March 1 to take up his new duties. Four directors were elected at the meeting Tuesday afternoon. They are A.J. Doffing, Max Maas, Fred Grossbach and Clyde Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hermann and son George called on Mrs. Matilda Herman and Miss Elma Cooke at Zumbro Falls. Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Hermann have had their house wired for electricity. Mr. and Mrs. William Hermann Jr. are the parent’s of a 10-lb., 4 oz son born at St. Mary’s hospital Tuesday morning January 16.
Private Clarence Schaffer of Camp Robinson, Ark., is spending a furlough with his parents. A.J. Doffing of Wabasha, president of the Peoples State Bank, was a Mazeppa visitor Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Siems and daughter Bonnie Colleen were Lake City and Wabasha visitors Friday.
Herbert Vik and Robert Ramthun left the first of the week for Portland, Ore., where they have employment.
Louis Meyers, Dorthelda Meyers and George Searles attended the funeral of Claus Meyers at Lincoln Wednesday.
Elmer Olstad, who was wiring at the Alfred Manthei farm Saturday, fell 20 feet, breaking one hip. He was taken to a Faribault hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Banick are parents of a daughter born Saturday evening. Her mother, Mrs. George Timm of Byron, is assisting at the home.
Fire was discovered Friday night on the roof at the home of Mrs. John Weber. It had penetrated from the chimney. By use of the chemical the blaze was extinguished before any great damage was done.
John Jarrett, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Jarrett of south Troy passed away last Thursday at their home. He was born October 10, 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tri gave a card party Tuesday night in honor of their son, T/5 Vincent Tri who is home on 30 day furlough from the Hawaiian Islands. After the party a delicious lunch was served.
A New Cause for Divorce:
Hopkins —–There have been eight causes for divorce in the State of Minnesota for some years, so the lawyers informed the reporters of the Review. Most of them are well known, desertion, drunkenness over a long period, insanity for ten years, adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, etc. Now apparently comes another one. In Hennepin County District court a young lady asked a divorce from her soldier husband, away on the fighting fronts. The soldier-husband waived his legal right to hold up the proceedings pending his return. Her reason divorcing him she stated, “He told me he would take me to the Hopkins Raspberry Festival as a wedding present, or a trip but he reneged.
That Dog Again:
The Journal family dog has been in the animal hospital for two weeks, and it was as though a member of the family circle was missing. We missed her agonized yelps when she tried to climb an oak tree after a squirrel, her wholehearted attempts to catch mice when sent her on the trail, and even missed having to let her in and out of the house just as we’d get comfortably settled with the evening paper. She is back from the hospital now but with none of the old zip.
Needed More Than Ever:
With gasoline rationed, the telephone becomes more necessary than ever. It saves countless steps and valuable time. The possessor of a telephone is now doubly fortunate. John Grimm, Manager/ Mazeppa Telephone Co.
Compiled by Helen Reiland and Mike Holtorf
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