90 Years Ago (1927)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 AM
After attaining a high mark, the Minnesota River fell steadily. Fear of a general fund in the valley was removed.
Robert H. Lueck, who farmed between Belle Plaine and Assumption, had a $120 loss when dogs got into his hog yard and killed hogs.
Glen Berger purchased from C.A. Arneson the mercantile stock and building known as the East Union Store, the new owner to take possession that coming May 1.
Just when farmers were getting ready for seeding, the area got a 6-inch snowfall. It was all gone in a couple of days, the moisture soaking into the frostless ground.
Mrs. Henry Otto, nee Karnitz, died at the age of 49 and the funeral was held from Trinity Lutheran Church.
Tommy Gibbons of St. Paul was guest speaker at a K. of C. luncheon-smoker, in which he described his own fistic adventures with both Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney.
Michael Moriarty of the Belle Plaine school successfully passed his third step in his climb to state honors in the state high school declamatory league. He won the regional contest held in Waseca and would next appear in the finals to be held in Mpls.
Mrs. Johanna Voigt, who was Belle Plaine’s oldest resident at the time, died at the home of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Louis Langele, at the age of 95. A native of Germany, she resided in this locality since 1872. The funeral was held from St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Charles Woehler, Sibley County farmer, claimed ownership of the biggest hog in the county. Two years old, it weighed over 900 pounds, and the owner intended to fatten him some more.