THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, August 13, 1948
Bear Valley Lutheran Church to Observe 60th Anniversary
Members of St. John’s Lutheran church of Bear Valley will observe a double anniversary this Sunday August 15. The Congregation was organized 60 years ago, and the church building is 50 years old. St. John’s Lutheran congregation was organized in June 1888 with 19 members under Pastor Wm. Lange of Hay Creek. The first 10 years services were conducted in the district school house or in the town hall. The Church building was erected in the year 1898. The basement under the church and a rear entrance to the vestry was built in 1938, the same year “the congregation was privileged to celebrate its Golden Jubilee. In 1940 a new wood and coal furnace was added which comfortably heats church and aid room. During the 60 years of its existence the congregation has been served by six pastors: Rev.’s Wm. Lange, O. Sievers, P. Beck, Wm. Limpert, W. P. Sauer and Theo Haar. Only two of the original members are still living—Mrs. J. Oelkers of Goodhue and Mrs. Bertha Oelkers of Lake City. At the present time, there are 16 voting and 90 Communicant members, and 128 souls.
CHARLES KRUGER BITTEN BY RATTLESNAKE
Charles Kruger, who lives several miles southeast of Mazeppa, was recently bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake. Mr. Kruger was threshing near Oronoco at the time and the rattler dropped from a load of oats and struck his right hand. Quick first-aid and a fast trip to Dr. McKaig at Pine Island prevented serious illness or possible death. This was the third time he had been struck by rattlesnakes.
There Must Be Some Around
The talk of the cougar around southern Minnesota is growing by leaps and bounds. Latest reports of it are around Chatfield, and farmers hope it will hang around until the end of harvesting permits a real hunt. Nick Reiland of Mazeppa was the first to report the cougar, to our knowledge and met with a lot of skepticism at first. However, he who laughs last laughs best.
HEY KIDS! CIRCUS IS COMING!
The biggest event in any youngster’s life---the circus---will materialize here next Thursday, Aug. 19.
Sponsored by Mazeppa American Legion Post No. 588, Star Bros. Circus will play an afternoon and evening performance at 3 and 8:15 p.m. Children, 30c and Adults 60c.
Locals Fare Badly Against Meisville
The Mazeppa baseball team suffered a decisive set-back 14 to 8 at the hands of a hard-working Meisville club on the local diamond, Sunday. Boraas, Clemens, Prokasky and L. Gahler were on the mound for Mazeppa but couldn’t hold the hard slugging visitors. Meisville scored early and held a commanding 7 to 0 lead before the home team could put over their first run. Mazeppa was completely off their usual form and didn’t display the customary brand of ball they’ve shown all season.
It’s A Small World
The wonder of long-distance telephone service was demonstrated graphically to Mrs. J. Patrick Lannan of Chicago who is visiting her cousin, Mrs. L.A. Phillips. By chance, on Monday she talked to her three daughters in Arizona and her two sons in Chicago. That wasn’t particularly unusual, but at 5:15 Tuesday morning, she received a call from her husband, 11,000 miles away in Tokyo, Japan, one of his stops on a long business trip. The call came through clear as a bell, and probably the most thrilled was his nine-year old son, Patrick, who also talked to him.
Mrs. Emil Kuehn and Jeanette returned Friday from Moose Jaw and Regina, Sask., Canada where they had visited relatives. W.F. Tri underwent a major operation at the Lake City hospital Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Gahler returned Friday from Lake Okoboji, Ia., where they visited since Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Sid Nuss. S. S. Peter and Paul Catholic church are planning a homecoming celebration to be held Sunday, August 29. Sister Loyola of Winona and Misses Grace and Mary Clemens of Fargo, N. Dakota called on local relatives Monday afternoon. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Webster and Mary and Billy accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludwar to their home in St. Paul. Mary and Billy remained to visit a week. Mr. and Mrs. Webster also visited Mrs. Mayme Hilger and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hilger and family. Gerald Hoffman returned home Monday from Hammond where he had visited since last Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. George Schumacher. The Lutheran Ladies Aid will serve lunch Thursday, Aug. 12. The committee members are Mrs. Leon Busse, chairman, Mrs. Theo. Haar, Mrs. Norman Busse, Mrs. Lloyd Grossbach, Mrs. Carl Betcher and Mrs. Henry Betcher.
LAWRENCE DARCY, Mazeppa, with his selling agency representative and some cattle he marketed at South St. Paul recently. Darcy’s consignment included 2 steers, 1,100 lbs. average, $27.00 per cwt; a 960-lb steer, $26.00; a 1050-lb. cow, $24.00; a 920–lb steer, $23.00; and a 900-lb cow, $22.00. Darcy appears at the left with Rogers George, selling agency representative. Darcy farms 240 acres has fed 12 cattle the past year and now have 50 spring pigs and 300 chickens.
AGRICULTURE MARKETS Photo
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