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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

January 23, 1997

“There is more to this job than just selling stamps,” said Postmaster Glenda Rach from the Bertha Post Office. With the recent onslaughts of nature, mail delivery has gotten to be an interesting task. “This weather slows everything up. We can’t keep a schedule,” said Dave Truax, who has been the regular rural carrier since 1992. Dave began his service in 1985 as a part-time rural carrier.


The Bertha-Hewitt Snow Daze candidates are: Corey Hennagir, John Klimek, Travis Thiel, Chad Smith, Kris Cain, Susie Kirscht, Nickey Wilhelmi and Carrie Ward. Coronation is Tuesday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m.

75 Years Ago

January 23, 1947

A crowd of 200 gathered at the Hewitt Community Hall for the first regular meeting of the Bertha-Hewitt Sportsmen’s Club. A representative of the Minnesota Game and Fish Department entertained the gathering with a lecture concerning Minnesota’s waterfowl, and with a short talk on the conservation of Minnesota’s forests. On Sunday the sportsmen held the first of a series of weekly fox hunts southwest of Bertha. Two foxes were bagged in a three-hour hunt.


An announcement coming from the Music Department of Macalester College, St. Paul, discloses that Miss Jane Bottemiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Bottemiller of Bertha is a member of the famed Macalester College Radio Singers, heard worldwide each week over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The broadcasts are scheduled each Saturday at 2 p.m. under the direction of Professor Hollis Johnson. (Brother of Glenn Johnson of Bertha).



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