THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1955
Erwin Post Herd Tops Month Report
Marlyn Klindworth, Supervisor of the Central Wabasha Cow Testing Association has submitted his report for that association for the month of September.
Erwin Post, Mazeppa, 18 cows (6 dry), 30.9 fat, GH; and Alfred Oelkers, Mazeppa, 19 cows (8 dry) 22.2 fat, GH.
Five high cows: Dean Hassig, 68.5 fat, GH; Alfred Oelkers 65.5 fat GH; Erwin Post, 64.1, 59.6 fat GH.
Business Changes Announced This Week
One of Mazeppa’s leading businessmen, Albert Oelkers, stepped aside in semi-retirement, Wednesday of this week, when he sold his Conoco Bulk Service dealership to Harold Von Bargen of this community.
Mr. Oelkers, a resident here for the past 38 years started in the oil business with Pioneer Oil Co. about 25 years ago. This company sold out to Conoco about 20 years ago and since then he has been a dealer for them. During this span of years, Mr. Oelkers has been active in civic affairs, made a host of friends and has given his patrons exemplary service.
The Conoco Company, in recognitions for his many years of service honored him with a dinner at Rochester this Wednesday evening.
Harold Von Bargen, the new owner, formerly was in the milk hauling business for Mazeppa Farmers’ Coop Dairy Association for about three years. He sold his milk route and truck to Gerald Reding, the first of this month. The latter operated the two milk trucks plus managing his “66” service station.
The Journal extends its congratulations and best wishes to the two new owners, Von Bargen and Reding, and a “well-done” to Mr. Oelkers.
FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED
The Mazeppa Fire Department was called Tuesday afternoon to the Chester Lother farm where they put out a grass fire. Being in a field of new seeding, the prompt action of local firemen held damage to a minimum.
The Town Will Miss Him
I never met Art Hernlem, Jr., of Red Wing, formally, but like all on Main Street, felt that I knew him well---that was the kind of personality he had. The 39-year-old salesman for Friedrich and Kempe of Red Wing, died Oct. 14 at Rochester, after a brief illness, at the age of 39. He called on most business places here for many years. Surviving are his wife and six daughters.
40-Hour Devotions at Catholic Church
The annual observance Forty Hours of Adoration in honor of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament will be held at S.S. Peter and Paul church, October 30, 31 and Nov. 1, opening with High Mass Sunday morning at 7:25 a.m. as announced by the pastor, Father F.J. Felten. The Devotion will be conducted by Father R.A. Kilbridge of St. Peter Priory, Winona, Minn.
Along The Side
I can almost forgive Minnesota for that horrible summer, when we have an Indian summer like this ….it’s just like the spring---when there are so many chores to do around the place, and the weather is too nice to make yourself do them…the weather has been made to order for storm window put-onners, tho’---got yours done? …. Our congratulations to F.W. Kingsley, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary…the pheasant hunters had fair luck last week-end, considering the weather----it was a little on the stormy side and not too many of the birds were flying---and where all the birds were flying—and where were all the birds Saturday, that all the eager hunters witnessed the day before the opener?...have everyone else’s mums been so slow in opening up?....now it’s Hallowe’en costumes to worry about for the kids---and it’s really something to worry about when you’re an unhandy with the needle as I….I’ve decided to sew a few Christmas gifts this year---so if I suffer a nervous breakdown you will konw the reason why….
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