THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951
Nuptial vows were exchanged by Ramona Poncelet and Robert Kobliska at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s church in New Hampton, Ia. Rev. E.G. Kelly officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poncelet of New Hampton, formerly of Bellechester and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kobliska of Lawler, Iowa.
Guests attended from Bellechester, Mazeppa, Red Wing and Ely, Minn. and New Hampton,Lawler and Protivin, Iowa.
AREA PRODUCERS TO RECEIVE QUALITY MILK AWARDS SAT.
Milk producers of this area will receive recognition for their achievements as quality milk producers. The awards will be given at the Rochester Dairy Cooperative’s annual meeting at the Mayo Civic Auditorium on Saturday, December 1, 1951. The quality award winners in this area are: Two-Year Perfect Awards- 1949-1951, Bernard M. Reiland Quality Awards- 1950-1951, Mrs. Martha Reuter; Robert H. Oelkers; Norbert Krinke; Christ H. Albers; John Reiland, Jr.; Paul H. H. Goetsch, all of Mazeppa.
NICHOLAS REDING Friends and relatives were shocked Wednesday at the sudden death of Nicholas Reding, prominent Mazeppa area farmer, who was found dead Wednesday morning. He was 53.
Mr. Reding was born, Oct. 18, 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephan J. Reding, and has always lived on the home place. He was married to Mary Hofschulte of Mazeppa, 25 years ago on Oct. 19.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Gerald, Evelyn and Mary Ann, all at home; eight brothers and sisters, John of Red Wing’ Mrs. Lawrence Majerus (Mary), Philip, Florian, Mrs. Richard Majerus (Veronica) and Mrs. Art Majerus (Evelyn) all of Bellechester; Leo of Mazeppa, and Mrs. Lawrence Majerus (Bertha) of Plainview.
Mr. Reding had innumerable friends and relatives in this area who join with his family in mourning his untimely death.
No Filings for Village Elections
The field is wide open in the village elections to be held here Tuesday, with no one filing.
Expiring are the terms of Ernest Hoefs, mayor, two years; John Searles, trustee, three years; V.C. Sand, treasurer, two years, and constable for two years. The later post was not filled following the death of Lawrence Hofschulte.
LEGION POULTRY SALE
Mazeppa American Legion Post No. 588 will sponsor a poultry sale Sunday at the Legion clubrooms. Everyone is invited to attend.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951
Msgr. Lavery Retires After 12 years Here
Announcement was made Sunday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church of the resignation of Msgr. D.J. Lavery. Bishop Edward Fitzgerald of Winona appointed Father Sherlock Weir of Vernon Center, Minn. to succeed him.
Msgr. Lavery has been in ill health in recent months, and is now in retirement at Schullsburg, Wis. His service in the priesthood began about 52 years ago and he had 42 years of service in Wabasha County. He has conducted parishes in Pipestone, Murray and Wabasha counties. He was pastor in Plainview for 22 years and under his administration a very fine church and rectory was erected. After his pastorship of St. Mary’s in Lake City he came to Mazeppa where he is beloved by the parish and entire community. At all times he took an active interest in the affairs of the church and community, and he will be greatly missed.
Judge Upholds Probate Court in Hartz Case
Judge Martin A. Nelson of Austin filed a decision, Monday in district court at Wabasha, sustaining the probate court in admitting the will of Henry Hartz, Mazeppa farmer, to probate. The will which left the bulk of an $96,000 estate to Anna Hoff, Hartz’ housekeeper, following his death on December 31, 1950, was admitted to probate then appealed to district court last August by four Oklahoma cousins of the deceased man.