Looking back25 years ago Clara Boraas and Josie Hegseth, both 100 years old, were the oldest people to vote at the rural Roscoe Center School polling place on election day.
By: By the Goodhue County Historical Society, The Republican Eagle
By the Goodhue County Historical Society
25 years ago
Clara Boraas and Josie Hegseth, both 100 years old, were the oldest people to vote at the rural Roscoe Center School polling place on election day.
Voters in seven Goodhue County cities went to the polls to oust two incumbents, put two write-in candidates in office and select their favorites among newcomers. Zumbrota, Kenyon, Bellechester and Dennison all elected new city council members and Zumbrota had a new mayor.
Riedell Shoes of Red Wing was battling to gain a larger share of the hockey skate market in Minnesota. Assistant superintendent Dan Johnson designed a new skate that hockey players would find more attractive than the current leaders in the market.
50 years ago
Eugenie Anderson returned from making an inspection trip to European refugee camps. She urged Americans to restore Europe’s confidence in U. S. leadership by taking the lead in finding homes for anti-Communist refugees from behind the Iron Curtain.
The only major contest in village elections occurred in Kenyon where a vacancy on the city council was created by the elevation of the former councilman W.A. Bohan to the office of mayor.
Vasa Consolidated School resumed classes after being closed for a week due to an outbreak of influenza.
100 years ago
Pierce County farmers came to Red Wing on market day and crossed the bridge without bringing their teams to a halt and paying bridge tolls. The Merchant Association’s request for a free bridge on market day was granted by the city council.
The people of Red Wing were indebted to Annie L. Sheldon for an offer to contribute $500 toward the purchase of Colvill Park.
The presentation of “The Man on the Box” at the Auditorium Theatre by Max Figman and his company more than met the high expectations of the audience.
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