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25 Years Ago

March 22, 1995

                Bertha-Hewitt High School sophomore Jill Samuelson won third place in the Otter Tail County Historical Society’s creative writing competition recently. The contest, which celebrates March as Women’s History Month, prompted Jill to write about her grandmother, Betty Samuelson, in Tim Hjelmeland’s composition class. Judging criteria stressed the value of students looking at how their subject’s lives related to the historical period in which they lived and their contributions to the community.

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                The Community Concern for Youth program recently received a $5900 grant from the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund. Pictured are Kathy Gaalswyk, CMIF executive director; Terryl Arola, CCY worker; Bob Tepfer, director Todd-Wadena Community Corrections; and Bernice Desotell, administrative assistant for Todd-Wadena Community Corrections.

                           75 Years Ago

March, 1945

                Bertha High School’s basketball team was eliminated in the Region Six championship playoff last Thursday evening at Staples by a powerful Crosby-Ironton team, picked by many as the second best team in the state. The score was 41 to 24 and might have been considerably closer had the locals been hitting their shots from the field and from the free throw line. To show how badly off form they were they connected on only ten percent of their tries, while in the district final they made good on 54 percent of their attempts.

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                Rev. Floyd Bowman of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, has been appointed to fill the vacancy at the Church of God. He will deliver his first sermon on Easter Sunday. Rev. and Mrs. Bowman have two children. Mrs. Bowman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Fulford of Hewitt.


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