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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

March 19, 1997

Nicole Prado and Amber McGrath were the winners of the B-H School Tar Wars poster contest. The posters need to be original works and emphasized the positive aspects of not using tobacco. Both girls won $10 cash certificates donated by the First National Bank of Bertha.


Author Trish Keating spoke with students at the Bertha-Hewitt School on March 10. She visited the Eagle Valley School on March 11. Keating wrote the book, “The Special One,” a story about a police dog. Bertha Police Chief Russell VanDenheuvel was also on hand at the Bertha-Hewitt School with his dog Topper who is being trained as a police dog.

75 Years Ago

March 20, 1947

Members of the Bertha High School basketball and football teams, coaches and cheerleaders were honored at a banquet given at the Congregational Church parlors, an annual event of the Bertha Commercial Club to pay tribute to the boys who participate in the sports program. Superintendent L. W. Anderson paid tribute to the boys who wear Bertha’s colors, both on and off the field. He pointed out these laudable traits were not accidental, but the result of fine training in the homes and by coach Mr. Henningsgaard.


A report from the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, stated Gabriel L. Rapatz was among the 302 students named to the honor roll, Veterans comprised 90 percent of those who were honored for maintaining honor roll distinction.



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