THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
OCTOBER 28, 1949
JOHNNIE KLEINS HONORED ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY About 100 friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Klein Sunday afternoon at their home in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary. Supper was served to the guest attending from Hager city, Wis., Bay City, Wis., Red Wing, Lake City, Zumbrota, Pine Island, Zumbro Falls, Goodhue and Mazeppa.
A beautiful three-tier cake, appropriately decorated was baked by Mrs. Klein’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Lutjen of Lake City.
Local Mill Damaged In Bad Fire Friday A bad fire, but one which could have been much worse, was discovered at Rothfork’s mill at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The blaze started in the basement, where it was confined by the Mazeppa Fire department. At times, the smoke was so heavy that it obscured the entire building and hampered the firemen. Some of the feed stored in the building, and chickens were carried out by bystanders. Most of the basement was completely destroyed but it was fortunate that the rest of the building could be saved in view of the strong wind and difficulty in fighting the stubborn blaze.
BUSINESSMEN CONTRIBUTE GENEROULSY TO CARNIVAL The following business places made contributions to the High School Carnival. Valley Motor & Implement Co., The Mazeppa Journal, Helgerson Store, Leo Colling, Mazeppa Hdwe. & Implement Co., M.J. Hart & Son, George Meyer, Duck Inn, Oelkers Froz-n Foods, Scotty’s Place, Stull’s Café, Gregwire Electric, Searles Hardware, Schmitt Garage, Clarence Robinson, John Gruhlke, W.C. Prill, Wm. Crouch, John Grimm, Peoples State Bank, Rothfork Mill & Produce, Mazeppa Cooperative Dairy Association, Maas Store, Botsford Lumber Co., Gerhardt Gahler and Arnie’s Tavern. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 Deputy Bud Searles Resigns at Wabasha George Searles returned here this week after resigning as deputy sheriff of Wabasha County---a position he held for 23 years. The veteran police officer was named deputy sheriff by Douglas Brown in 1926 and continued under the present sheriff, John Jacobs. In reminiscing about his long service to the county, Mr. Searles recalled that he had policed 1600 dances, (Friends recall it was never necessary for him to call on the sheriff’s office for additional help at these events, as he kept them under control in an unobtrusive way.) Mr. Searles added that he was in only one shooting fray. That occurred as he and Sheriff Jacobs chased four men who had burglarized the Kellogg liquor store, and shots were exchanged in a 90-mile-an-hour chase. The men escaped but the Wabasha county officers established their identity so that they were soon captured by other police. Hardest criminals to track down are innumerable chicken thieves, Mr. Searles believes. One incident he recalls had the sheriff’s office answering a local farmer’s call for help. Intensive investigation proved that the culprit was four-legged---a fox. John Heldt, Lake City policeman, will succeed him as deputy, but Mr. Searles will continue to represent the sheriff’s office in various duties from his home here. It’s safe to say there has been no more popular police office than “Bud” Searles. Obituaries The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Roger Gallimore of Mazeppa dies at 8 a.m. Monday at St. John’s hospital, Red Wing. The baby was born at 2 a.m. Local News Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Williamson and family have moved to the Norbert Tri farm. THOSE 3 LITTLE PIGS Pig losses are costly at any price. Most losses occur within first fourteen days following birth. Small, weak pigs haven’t a chance----3 out of 7 die before weaning. For large, healthy baby pigs that will go to market, START YOUR BOOD SOWS now on the FOX CENTRATE PROGRAM. Mazeppa Feed & Produce- W.C.PRILL, PROPRIETOR
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