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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

November 5, 1997

November is National Hospice Month. The Richard Decker family in rural Bertha became intimately involved with the hospice program earlier this year. Richard was diagnosed with cancer which was terminal. The hospice program used by the Decker family is run by the Tri-County Hospital. According to Judy Decker, in order to use the hospice program, the patient must have a physician’s referral and the patient must be terminally ill with about a six month life expectancy. Of the 115,000 persons involved in hospice care in America, about 95,000 are volunteers and they give more than five million hours helping dying persons and their families.


Brenda Kneisl has been in business for eight years owning and operating Headlines. Headlines is now remodeling the salon and adding a new product line by Matrix called Vital Nutrients. Kneisl will continue to carry the other lines she has in the past. With an appointment through December 23, you can sign up for a drawing to win a Vital Nutrients portfolio containing all seven products that cost $59.65 and receive a free holiday sample pack.

75 Years Ago

November 6, 1947

Bertha Camp No. 8875 and Mt. Nebo Camp No. 926 were hostesses to the District Rally of the Royal Neighbors the evening of October 29 at Hewitt. Camps represented were Little Falls, Verndale, Aldrich, Wadena, Eagle Bend, Clarissa, Browerville, Wrightstown, Hewitt and Bertha.


The Bertha-Hewitt School Carnival met with great success. The profits, which were $556.66, will be used for school activities.


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