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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

April 2, 1997

The MN ENABLE program (Education Now and Babies Later) at the Bertha-Hewitt School is trying to answer questions for the eighth-grade students. The goal of the program is to reduce adolescent pregnancy by reducing the number of adolescents ages 12-14 who engage in sexual intercourse. They aren’t using scare tactics, but they are using real facts which can be pretty frightening. The Bertha- Hewitt MN ENABLE group includes LaNette Aeling, instructor, Katrinah Rach, Sarah Rach, Joey Richter, Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III, Jamaica Oyster, Ben Hagen, and David Adams.

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Bertha and Hewitt area children enjoyed a time of fun and games and a visit from the Easter rabbit on Saturday, March 29. The event was put on by the Bertha Lions Club and was well attended. Games included a lollipop tree, a pinata, face painting, and treats.


75 Years Ago

April 3, 1947

The community will see the premiere of an organization this Saturday night which should become one of the most worthwhile the town has. After six weeks of work by adults and children, The Teen Canteen will be open for business. The response from everyone has been most gratifying. At present, the canteen is equipped with a snack bar, jukebox, ping pong table, and various games and will probably have a pool table soon. Membership is open to everyone, seventh grade to 19 years of age. Guests will be admitted for a charge of 25 cents per night. Adults are invited to come and look around.

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A meeting of Bertha baseball enthusiasts, held at the First National Bank last Friday evening, named Harry Harlow manager for the 1947 season. Other officers elected was O.C. Westergren, director, and Lee Henningsgaard, secretary and treasurer. The team will play in the Ottertail, Todd and Wadena (OTW) league.


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