THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
OCTOBER 7, 1949
Can You Top This? Oelkers Froz-n Foods displayed an onion measuring 14 ½ inches across. That tops one mentioned in the papers last week measuring 14 inches.
More Fun! J.B. Gregoire had a lot of fun last week. It all started when he received a check for 50c on the purchase of a pair of Key overalls (and overalls only) from Maas’ Store. He endorsed it over to Mrs. G.A. Gahler at the bakery to pay for a cup of coffee and she didn’t pay any more attention to it. Then it got turned over to Oelkers’ Froz-n Foods, where it escaped notice. It wasn’t discovered until the efficient bankers spotted it in a deposit from Oelkers’. Never were so many people fooled or so much fun had with a 50c check.
IN THE SERVICE Pfc. John Evenson left Sunday for Ft. Lawton, Wash., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evenson for two weeks.
MAZEPPA LIVEWIRES 4-H CLUB ELECT OFFICERS FOR 1949-50 The Mazeppa Livewires 4-H club met at the Mazeppa hall at 4:00 p.m., September 26th. Linda Maas presided. The following officers were elected for the 1948-49 club year: Pres., Phyllis Wobschall; vice pres., Dolores Sand; sec., Linda Maas; treas., Marcellene Tri; reporter, Vernetta Smith and librarian, Laurel Wobschall.
Local News Many local people have visited the iron ore testing operations in South Troy the past week. Approximately 40 veterans were aided in filling out their bonus applications at the school Monday and Tuesday evenings by Legion members and officials of the bank Mrs. Earl Nichols of Alhambra, Calif., visited her mother-in-law, Mrs. O.G. Nichols, Sunday. She was en route to Minneapolis where she will visit her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Schmidt and Judy Lee of Alhambra, Calif., have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Rietmann and family at Zumbro Falls.
OCTOBER 21, 1949
Obituaries NICHOLAS HARTZ Nicholas Hartz, long-time Mazeppa resident, died at 8:30 Sunday evening in an ambulance en route to Rochester following a heart attack suffered that day. He was 84 years of age. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hartz, he was born Sept. 15, 1865 in Luxembourg. He came to this country at the age of four with his parents. He lived first at Wabasha and then moved to this vicinity. He has lived in Mazeppa about 13 years after retiring from his farm south of town. Surviving is a brother, Henry, of Mazeppa.
MRS. EVA HILGER Mrs. Eva Hilger of St. Paul died there Saturday at the age of 63, following a lingering illness. Eva Redding was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Redding. She was married to Daniel Hilger of Mazeppa, and were the parents of two children, John and Ruth Tschida, both of St. Paul. They lived in Mazeppa until moving to St. Paul, where Mr. Hilger preceded her in death. Attending the funeral were Mrs. George Sand, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schmitt, Vincent and Norbert Sand and Miss Gen Huberty of Mazeppa, Miss Catheine Hilger of Lewiston and A.M. Huberty of Rochester.
Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up the Editor and Publishe of the said papers, who are deceased.