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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

August 27, 1997

The History of the Little Town in the Big Woods, Bertha’s Centennial Book, will go on sale this week in the Bertha Museum and Schultz Drug. Laura Foster, shown with the book, led the Bertha Historical Society Committee that wrote and completed the history. The book was commissioned by the Bertha Commercial Club as one of the community’s centennial year celebrations.


Sheriff David Kircher reported the arrest of two male suspects from a residence in the city of Bertha after agents of the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the late evening hours on Tuesday, August 19. Agents recovered approximately 1/4 ounce of suspected cocaine and approximately two grams of suspected methamphetamine. The controlled substances have a street value of approximately $1600. A number of other items relating to drug trafficking were also seized.

75 Years Ago

August 28, 1947

Before a large and appreciative audience, the Bertha High School Band presented its concert, Saturday evening giving the first showing of their new uniforms. The band presented a striking appearance, with their demonstrated ability to handle difficult numbers marks the local organization as one of the outstanding bands in this section of Minnesota. The concerts are held in the space between the Herald Office and the Olson and Quanbeck Store.


The Bartlett Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold a Mission Festival on August 31. There will be a German service at 10:30 a.m. with the regular pastor, Rev. Andrew Frinke speaking. In the afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Rev A. Kretechmar of Bertha will be a guest speaker.


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