News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts
25 Years Ago
February 13, 1997
Suzanne R. Kirscht, a student at the Bertha-Hewitt High School, who has been studying Industrial Arts and Business has been named a local winner in the Servistar Coast to Coast All-American Vocational Student Awards Program. As a local winner, Kirscht will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond, which will be awarded by Servistar Coast to Coast. Suzanne, daughter of Patricia and Jerome Kirscht of rural Bertha, was one of more than 3000 local winners in the competition sponsored nationally for the corporation and locally by Coast to Coast in Wadena.
The Raiders wrestlers improved their record to 12-3 this past week with a 50-18 win over Eagle Valley and a 48-15 win over New York Mills. Against Eagle Valley, the Raiders were able to give some different wrestlers some varsity experience. One outstanding performance was by Lester Bain. Lester wrestled Isaiah Godding at 135. After the first period, Lester led 6-2 but in the second period after trading reversals, Isaiah came away with the pin.
75 Years Ago
February 13, 1947
At the annual meeting of the Hewitt Cooperative Creamery, it was disclosed the creamery enjoyed one of the best years in history. The report showed 155,775 pounds of butter were manufactured in 1946 with a profit to the 165 patrons of $133,643.74. The sale of cream and skim milk brought in $332,148.48. The creamery handled 7,558,873 pounds of skim milk and 256,736 pounds of cream.
Douglas Grossman of the Lone Birch 4-H Club of Moran and Germania Townships won the county 4-H Radio Public Speaking Contest. Jean Henegar, also of the Lone Birch Club, placed second and Mary Lou Solid of the High Flyers of Bertha and Germania Townships placed third.