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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

July 23, 1997

The Hewitt community will be hosting their annual Summer Fun Day on July 26 this year. There will be some changes and additions to this year’s festivities as Lorie Kahles (proprietor of the Wagon Wheel Cafe) will be sponsoring a kiddie parade and kiddie carnival games with prizes from the cafe. The kiddie parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and businesses can participate at the kiddie level. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entrants. Top prize is a $20 gift certificate from the Wagon Wheel Cafe.


The children from The Hangout found Bertha’s Centennial Medallion and won $100 in Bertha Bucks. The medallion was found taped behind the home team dugout bench at the softball field. The children found it on Thursday, July 10. On Thursday, July 17, they made pizzas for The Hangout staff and others who had encouraged them in their search.

75 Years Ago

July 24, 1947

Piloting his own plane from Spokane, Washington, Mr. Herman Eikerman arrived in Hewitt on Sunday at noon at the Hubert Baumgartner home for a visit. Mrs. Eikerman and their children will return to Spokane with him.


Superintendent L.W. Anderson has announced the teaching staff of the local school has been filled with the employment of two new teachers. Miss Gladys Schmidt of St. Cloud has been procured as the commercial teacher who will also assume the duties of girls' physical education instructor. Sylvester Janey, also of St. Cloud, has been employed as an instructor in social science and mathematics and will assist in scout work.



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