Messenger-Sept. 2022 THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1955
Two Burglary Suspects Two Waterville, Minn. young men who have admitted burglarizing the Duck Inn at Mazeppa of about $75 waived preliminary hearing in Justice of peace court at Wabasha Saturday and were bound over to district court under $3500 bond each. Charged with grand larceny in the theft February 10 are Richard Grover, 27 and Eugene Morrell, 20. The pair also admitted more than a dozen additional thefts in five other counties, according to Sheriff John Jacobs at Wabasha.
Weddings MEERKINS-MILLER Bonnie Lee Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lenus Miller of Zumbro Falls, and Martin Franklin Meerkins of Mazeppa, son of Mr. and Mrs. John c. Meerkins of Zumbrota, exchanged nuptial vows at 2 p.m. February 19 at Lincoln Lutheran church. Rev. E. Scharlemann officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Meerkins left on a wedding trip to New Orleans and for travel she wore navy blue with matching accessories. They will be at home after March 1 in Mazeppa, where he is the Standard Oil agent. The bride and bridegroom both attended Lake City high school,, and she has been employed by the Mayo clinic at Rochester.
In The Service Ft. Campbell, Ky., Feb. 24-Pfc. Ivan V. Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank, is an Air Compressor Operator for “A” Company 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) at Ft. Campbell. Private Frank entered the service in May 1953 and took his basic training at Ft. Campbell. He was then assigned to “A” Company 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) and was with that unit when it participated in “Exercise Flash Burn” at Ft. Campbell. He attends Air Compressor Operator’s School here.
West-East Fives Polishing Plays The secret has finally been found! During the past three years, the east side of main street has walked away with the trophy for winning this spirited contest which is unmatched by any other game in the country. Also, the past years this game has always been called the “East-West” game. The west finally got wise this year and demanded that we put their name first on all advertisements…this they say, will man victory for them. P.S. I wonder if that 6’7” giant of theirs has been practicing his back shots! According to the east, the giant will be no problem for them. Alfred Gerken says he will make it his personal business to whittle him down to his size. Anyway, the youngsters over 35 years of age are sure to put on a spectator show. The surprise feature of this game will be the costumes of the faculty team, which again will be coached by the able and well-known Vessie “Saperstein” Wild. Price of admission is 50c for adults and 25c for students grades 3 to12.
Indians Drop Last Game to Elgin Five 73-62 Mazeppa high school dropped its final game of the regular season at Elgin last Friday by a score of 73-62. Mazeppa players included: S. Frank, K. Sommerfield, A. Grossbach, D.Windhorst, J. Smith, L. Liffrig & F. Hoefs.
WOODVILLE CHAPEL FOUNDER TO SPEAK THERE NEXT WEEK James P. Weliver, who 60 years ago, at the age of 22, came to the Woodville community, will again preach there next week. He held meetings in a nearby schoolhouse, after which he decided to build the chapel where church and Sunday School services have been conducted since. He will speak there Sunday evening, February 27; Monday evening February 28 and Tuesday evening, March 1, at 8 o’clock. Everyone is invited to attend.