THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1953
Most Successful Dairy Day Held The biggest crowd ever----more than 500 persons---enjoyed the annual meeting Saturday of Mazeppa Farmers Cooperative association at the high school gymnasium. Following a delicious lunch, an excellent vaudeville show was presented by Northwester Commission Co., with Santa Claus as a featured.
SANTA TO VISIT HERE AGAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON Santa will make another preview visit here Saturday afternoon, following a most successful appearance last Saturday. “Tis rumored he’ll appear in a sleigh, so bring the kids to Mazeppa for a good time Saturday afternoon.
Santa To Arrive Monday Evening Plans have been completed for the regular Christmas party for the children of Mazeppa and vicinity. The time and date are: 8 p.m. in the Mazeppa High School gymnasium. The doors will open at 7:20 p.m. The party is made possible by donations from Mazeppa merchants while Mazeppa Commercial club members are in charge of the details.
FARMERS! WE ARE PAYING $3.225 for Premium Milk. Are you getting top prices for your milk? WE HAVE JUST PAID OUT 1944 Equity Reserve in Cash TO OUR PATRONS WHICH AMOUNTED TO OVER…. $2800.00 Mazeppa Farmers’ Cooperative Association
TEMPERATURE DIPS TO -21 Local residents awoke to a chilly -21 this Thursday morning in the first cold spell of the season. The old familiar stories of stalled cars, frozen radiators and gas lines, etc. were prevalent!
FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED-The Mazeppa Fire Department was called to the Clayton Pfeiffer farm, this Thursday morning and at 8:45 to extinguish a chimney fire. No report of damage had been received here at the Journal . FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1954
District Tourney; Indians Win, Lose
Mazeppa 43- Dodge Center 49 Mazeppa’s Indians took it on the chin Tuesday evening, 49-43 against Dodge Center in a poorly played game. The locals, with the home floor advantage, had a bad nigh as they couldn’t keep up with the visitor’s fine passing attack and sharp shooting. Weber led the scoring with 18 and was followed by Osborn of Dodge Center, with 16. Leuth collected 10 as did Paulson and Root of the visitors.
Mazeppa 66—Mantorville 33 Using every man in uniform, Mazeppa overran Elgin last Friday evening at the local court 66-33. Scoring by the Indians was ell divided with Weber leading on 21, Leuth 17 and Sommerfield 11. Coach Nelson was well pleased with the team’s performance as they rebounded well, played a fine defensive game and hustled all the way through.
ANNA HOFF HOME ROBBED The Anna Hoff home was entered late Sunday afternoon and $6.00 taken from her purse. Miss Hoff was visiting a friend and discovered the break-in shortly after 6 p.m. Sheriff John Jacobs was called on the case. Other minor thefts have been becoming increasingly frequent of late in town, but no others have been reported officially.
LINDEBLOM-BETCHER In a double ring ceremony February 20 at Mount Olivet Lutheran church, Minneapolis, Miss Marian Betcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Betcher of Mazeppa, became the bride of Kenneth E. Lindeblom, the son of E.O. Lindeblom, Lashburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.
WILLIAM HENRY NICKEL William Henry Nickel, 63 died at the Lake City Hospital at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. He was born Jan. 2, 1891, in Mazeppa township and spent all his life in this vicinity. He was employed as a farm hand. Mr. Nickel also was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paul Goetsch of Mazeppa, and Mrs. Mary Kruger of Racine, Minn. and two brothers, Emil of Mazeppa and Adolph of Wabasha.
In The Service Pvt. George Meyer of Ft. Riley, Kansas is spending a two-weeks’ furlough at the L.H. Meyer home. Cpl. J.R. Gruhlke was released from the Marines on February 20 at the United States Naval Shipyards, Mare Island, Vallejo, Calif.
GILBERT SCHAFER NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH MONDAY Gilbert Schafer narrowly escaped death Monday while using a de-hairing machine at Oelkers’ Froz-n Foods during butchering operations. Electricity from the 220-volt machine caused burns on his chest and needless to say, shook him up severely. He was taken to Zumbrota Community hospital and remained until Wednesday. He will not be able to resume work until Friday.