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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

June 18, 1997

“It’s easier to be better than someone else than to be the best we can be” is the motto of the Bertha-Hewitt Marching Band. With that motto, Ken Nelson, director of the band program, said that winning first place isn’t the most important thing. They have won first place at the Vikingland Festival six times. They have placed first, second or third in the last 11 years. The idea of going to Alaska came up about a year ago when Nelson began looking at possibilities for the trip. Nelson had worked in Alaska for three summers while he was in college. Finally, an opportunity to perform came up in Fairbanks at the Golden Days Celebration.

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The Wm. Larson Post 366 members met on June 3. Following the 7 p.m. dinner, Commander Melvin Sagehorn conducted the meeting. The minutes and financial reports were approved as read. The post received $50 from Todd County for the Memorial Day program. A thank you was sent to Rev. Brown for giving the Memorial Day address. A motion was passed to present $15 to the Memorial Day speaker.


75 Years Ago

June 19, 1947

The Bertha-Hewitt Sportsman’s Club will host a wiener roast at the Hewitt Park on June 25 for the youngsters of both communities, up to the age of 16. The time is 5 p.m. There will be plenty of food and pop for all the children. In addition, the club is arranging a program under the direction of the game wardens: Watters of Long Prairie, Brattland of Wadena and Olson of Henning.

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Pfc. Luvoy Lage, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lage of Hewitt, recently received his silver wings as a parachutist after successfully completing the prescribed course at the Eleventh Airborne Jump School in Japan where he is stationed with the Eighth Army.


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