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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

February 19, 1997

Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale Raiders advanced to the Section 6A semifinals with a 50-15 victory over KMS. The Raiders shifted some weight classes and put the best 16 on the team on the mat. “All the wrestlers wrestled extremely well but came away with a 25-25 tie against West Central Area,” stated Coach Steve Techam. The Raiders lost the tiebreaker with West Central winning 7 matches to BHVs 6.

75 Years Ago

February 20, 1947

Local residents were most interested in a story appearing in the Minneapolis Star-Journal, relating to the marriage of former resident Robert Noeske, now of Osage, and Janet Peck. She recently flew from England, having lived in an old village, to come now to the pine country of northern Minnesota. He is the son of Ed Noeske, formerly of Bertha. The two met during his military service in England.


Over 400 people attended the annual meeting of the Bertha Cooperative Creamery, hearing a report the creamery had enjoyed the best year’s business in history. The sale of dairy products had a gross income of $901, 189. 86 with payments to the patrons and stockholders of $764,308.02. There were 20,029,403 pounds of skim milk processed into dry milk powder; 819,463 pounds of butterfat was purchased from patrons and 423,977 pounds of butter was manufactured. Secretary Anderson reported that if all butterfat had been churned the creamery could have manufactured 1,015,515 pounds of butter.



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