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Dusting Off the Archives

News from Verndale's Past

75 Years Ago, September 20, 1945

•The Methodist Church looks considerably better after it received a fresh coat of paint recently. Reverend Spicer, now past 68 years of age, is nearly through with the painting and trimming, which he has been doing alone. Home Waterhouse furnished the paint at half cost.

•The Aldrich 4-H Club held its regular meeting at the John Wicht home on Monday evening, August 27. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Alvira Perisian. Miss Hanson, home demonstration agent, attended the meeting and brought checks for the members for their exhibits. Yvonne Redemske from the Aldrich Club received the largest check which was for $24.15. The Aldrich Club donated $10 to the building fund.

•Mr. Karsten Vogen completed a deal last week for the sale of his fine, well-improved 160-acre farm a few miles east of Verndale. The new owner is Mr. Adams from Kansas, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Nielson, who recently bought the Nels Nelson farm south of Verndale.

40 Years Ago, September 18, 1980

•Coronation of a homecoming queen will take place next Monday evening in the high school auditorium. Candidates are Dawn Christianson, Jan Horsager, and Donna Lovelace.

• In complying with recommendations of a mini-audit recently conducted for the city of Verndale, Virgil Seaton and Bazil Derby marked and cut beadboard to be installed in the Firehall to properly insulate against the winter’s cold, in an effort to cut down on oil consumption costs. They had previously installed insulation strips around all the doors and windows and completed other energy-saving measures.

• After the first weeks of school went by without a Good Manners Award being earned in the lunchroom, first-grade students in Mrs. Leider’s room acquired four stars last week to take the honors. Heather Boyd and Chris Butler accepted the individual room certificates in recognition of the honor.

15 Years Ago, September 22, 2005

•Verndale’s homecoming candidates for 2005 are Amber Schively, Adam Wutzke, Tasha Olson, Nicke Price, Cortney Branister, Drew Hill, Stacey Schoon, and John Kempe. Homecoming festivities include the coronation on September 26. The Pirates play football against Underwood on September 30 and the dance will be held on Friday, September 30.

• The Minnesota Zoo’s “Zoo Mobile” was at the Verndale Public School to kick off the new school year at the September family fun night with their “Cool Animals of the North” presentation. This was also a chance to sign up for ECFE.

•The Pirates football team hosted the Wheaton Warriors on Friday for what began as a traditional Verndale football fame with Verndale dominating the field for the first half of the game. Spencer Moyer got his outstretched hands on a few of the Warrior’s passes. Moyer caught two interceptions and blocked a couple of passes. The first quarter had Sam Moenkedick making a one-yard touchdown with a pass caught by Jake Seaton thrown by John Kempe.

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