THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
Friday, November 28,1952
Henry Sommerfield Seriously Injured Henry Sommerfield, South Mazeppa farmer, is still in serious condition following an accident with a runaway team last Wednesday. He was taken to the Lake City hospital and Saturday was moved to the Colonial hospital, Rochester. He suffered a crushed pelvis, broken leg and severe internal injuries. The accident occurred when Mr. Sommerfield was thrown from a manure spreader when the horses started to run away. The spreader wheels passed over him. Mrs. Sommerfield found her husband in the field when the horses came back to the barn.
KINGSLEY BUILDING SOLD Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Kingsley have sold their building on Main Street to S.H. Prigge of Mazeppa. The building, a Mazeppa landmark housed the Kingsley drug store for many years.
VILLAGE ELECTIONS SLATED FOR NEXT TUESDAY Offices to be filled in the village elections Tuesday are justice of the peace (Carl Stull); trustee (J. B. Gregoire); assessor (Martin Kuehl), and clerk (Gilbert Schmitt). There were no filings.
In The Service Neil Robinson, H.N. of the Great Lakes Naval hospital, arrived home Sunday evening to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Robinson.
Around the School- Cheerleaders Last week the following girls were chosen by grades 7-12 to be cheer-leaders for this season; Janice Ramthun, Diane Darcy, Mary Hammes and Laurel Wobschall. These girls will hold this office until the end of the 1953 football season.
RAGING BLIZZARD HITS HERE TUESDAY, CLOSING ROADS A raging blizzard hit here Tuesday closing roads after a four-inch snowfall. Starting Tuesday morning, the downfall melted at first, turned into slush and by mid-afternoon was freezing and making driving almost impossible. Strong winds and a drop in temperature followed during the night. The snowfall abated by Wednesday morning but a strong northerly wind still persisted. Heavy damage was sustained by telephone and power companies as wires and poles were down all through the area. Transportation was almost at a standstill and plowing by state and county units proved very difficult as the wet snow provided very poor traction. Mazeppa’s basketball team, including cheering section, went to Goodhue, Tuesday evening and had to remain overnight after the game. According to radio reports the locals lost 47-35.
MAZEPPA FARM BUREAU TO MEET AT GORDON BRIGHT’S The Mazeppa Farm Bureau will meet at the home of Gordon Bright Friday, evening December 5, when they will also have their Christmas party. Program committee members are Gordon Bright and Joe Ferber. The refreshment committee will be Mrs. Gordon Bright, Mrs. Lecil Grossbach and Mrs. John Roland.
LOCAL NEWS Mrs. Jim Richardson underwent an operation at St. John’s hospital, Red Wing, Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mills and family of Austin were Sunday afternoon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sommerfield and Isaac Ahneman. Thomas Schmitt, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schmitt, fell down the basement steps Sunday at his home and received bad bruises about the face. Guests, Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Stull were Mr. and Mrs. George Whipple, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. George Horton, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, Long Beach, Calif.; Nr, and Mrs. Franklin Ohm and family of Elgin, and Mr. and Mrs. John Roland and Pat.
BELLECHESTER NEWS- Mrs. Nick Befort, Correspondent James Huneke received his honorable discharge from service and arrived home, Thursday. He has been stationed in Korea the past year or more. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Huneke. Mrs. Frank Heppelmann suffered a fractured arm when she fell Saturday, and was confined to the hospital overnight. Shortest Poem of the Week It’s bad enough to put on boots. But even worse are kids’ snow suits.
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