20 Years Ago ….

Posted 2/2/22

20 Years Ago THE HASTINGS STAR-GAZETTE January 17, 2002 Glendale Heights development put on hold after Planning Commission tables action Mark Krebsbach appointed new Transportation Director for …

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20 Years Ago ….



STAR-GAZETTE January 17, 2002 Glendale Heights development put on hold after Planning Commission tables action Mark Krebsbach appointed new Transportation Director for County Sports news: Hastings boys basketball “knocks off tough Stillwater team” Angie McGinnis named Chamber Educator for the year 40 Years Ago THE HASTINGS

STAR-GAZETTE January 28, 1982 ‘I Remember Mama’ plays at the high school, with accent help from a Scandinavian exchange student.

Dakota County is hit with 30 inches of snow, high winds and a windchill. City crews are kept busy removing snow while one man dies from a heart attack while shoveling.

Dakota County dispatch operator Marge Hendrickson receives 90 calls, including from those offering their homes to motorists rescued by patrol cars.

“That’s the first time I can remember people calling offering help during a storm,” Hendrickson relates. Dakota County Engineer Robert Sandeen is unphased.

“It wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be,” he says, relating that the crews were busy clearing snow “all day,” being called off at 4 p.m. Friday and back at work the next morning at 6 a.m. Hastings police Chief Daryl Plath calls for more caution while driving.

“You’ve got to slow down, the roads are slippery,” he tells city residents. “What we’re getting, according to the accident reports, is a number of people sliding into the back ends of other cars,” often at intersections with high snowbanks. A snow emergency is declared by the city to clear the streets, and school is let out early.

Following the winter storm, Council member Fred Trauttman proposes holding another set of budget talks for 1982, with a goal to cut $110,000 from the city budget due to lost state aid. City Administrator Ed Kranz has an opinion of where it should come from.

“Personally I think the budget cuts should come out of the levy portion of the budget,” Kranz shares of adjusting finances for lost state aid in the coming year. The first budget cut talks were held in 1981, per newspaper report.

News from Across the River 100 Years Ago THE PRESCOTT TRIBUNE January 26, 1922 Walter Roy Hilderbrandt Our beloved little brighteyed Walter Roy was born May 17, 1920. After a short illness when he suffered much the Lord called him to his everlasting home on January 21, 1922. The funeral took place at Methodist church Tuesday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Haight being in charge and burial was made at Pine Glen Cemetery.

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled, The boon his love has given; And tho the body slumber here, The soul is safe in heaven. Card of Thanks We wish to thank all the neighbors and friends for their kindness during the illness and death of our baby. Also for those taking part in the singing and the pallbearers.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hilderbrandt Mrs. and Mrs. Chas. Hartmann and family Mr. And Mrs. Conrad Hilderbrandt and family Notice For Sale—Two incubators in first class condition. Call on Robert Wehrman.

Library Notes: The annual election of officers of the Library Board was held Wednesday, the 18th. The following brief report was made by the librarian: New cards issues (1921) 66 New cards Clifton 17 New cards Oak Grove 11 Total cards: 94 Average circulation per capita: 5 1/2 Notice: Party who took a pair of ladies black overshoes at the dame that was given at the I. O. O. F. Hall, on last Friday evening, will please sent them in to this office if they want to avoid a lot of trouble.

School Notes Joke: Mr. Lents: What’s the answer to this algebra problem?

Freshman: “It is—I haven’t got it.”

Mrs. S. A. Bernie obit Mrs. S. A. Bernie of Miami, Florida, passed away at Eitel Hospital, Minneapolis, December 28th, 1921 after a lingering illness.

Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Laughnan. She was born in Trenton, Pierce county, July 24th, 1876. She was married to S. A. Bernie and to this union was born one son and one daughter, Leo and Myrtle. A son, by another marriage, Elmer Shanks, was killed in France while fighting for his country.

Besides her mother and the children she is survived by three sisters and five brothers. They are: Mrs. O. P. G. Frazier of Deer Park, Mrs. Byron Foley of Prescott, Miss Mattie Laughnan of Minneapolis, John of Waverly, Frank of Ellsworth, Edward of North Dakota and Chas. And Harry of Cylon (likely north of Baldwin). The funeral was held from the Pro-Cathedral, Minneapolis, January 3, `1922, Fr. Doran officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.—Pierce County Herald.

115 Years Ago CANNON FALLS BEACON February 1, 1907 Publish Time Tables The publication in every newspaper of the time tables of railroads going through that town or country is the aim of a bill introduced in the house Tuesday by Frank T. White of Elk River. His bill requires the publication, in each issue of all daily and weekly newspapers in the state, of tables showing the time of arrival and departure of all passenger trains and all freight trains receiving freight at the place where the paper is published.—Exchange School Notes In the words of a Sophomore girl, during the past week: “The rain, it rained, And the wind, it blew, The frost, it froze, And the snow, it snew.” But for al the “multitudinous” of the weather there has been a good attendance at school.

The Chemistry class have not yet made H2S (sewer gas with a rotten egg smell) but when they do the rest of the school will no doubt be aware of the interesting fact.

Also 115 Years Ago The Daily Gazette By Irving Todd & Son Wednesday, January 16th, 1907 It now appears that the old capitol is needing repairs or it will fall down. The new one needs approaches, and several millions it will take to put the two capitols in shape. Well, the Legislature will take these modest demands under consideration, as Mc-Cleary used to say when receiving an application from someone (who wanted something) YOUR OWN FACE Would you recognize it if you saw it on another?

“How curious it is,” said the philosopher, “that the person for whom you care most on earth, the one you see off most, and who receives your most constant attention, is the one whose countenance is least familiar to you.”

“Who is that?” asked the visitor.

“Yourself,” said the philosopher. “It is a face that if people could be duplicated and could meet themselves in the street very few would recognize themselves.”

The visitor smiled wanly. “I wish you wouldn’t talk like that,” she said. “It makes me feel positively uncanny.”— New York Press 145 Years Ago Echo de L’Ouest (Western Echo) A. F. Carrier, Editor January 21, 1886 (Le séminaire de Quebec et les Etats-Unis) Seminary of Quebec and the United States During the age in which France extended her dominion throughout the Mississippi River Valley, the French government gave the Quebec seminary 92,960 acres of land within that part of