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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

January 7, 1998

Over $1800 was raised for the Tri-County Hospital Hospice Program in November during a soup and sandwich fundraiser in Bertha. Working with the fundraiser was the American Legion Auxiliary #366 and Aid Association for Lutherans #1041, both from Bertha. Pictured are: Darlene Eiswald presenting a check to sister Jocile from the Tri-County Hospice Program. Also pictured are: Gladys Sagehorn, Mary Decker, Judy Decker and David Decker. Richard Decker, who passed away in 1997, was involved in the hospice program.


Shelli Anne Brown of Bertha has accepted a Campus Honor Scholarship from Bemidji State University. A graduate of Bertha-Hewitt School, Brown was on the “A” Honor Roll and she was active in band, choir, drama, softball, volleyball, cheerleading and the school annual. She is interested in business, computers, mathematics and music programs at BSU.

75 Years Ago

August 2, 1948

Dr. W. W. Will’s medical profession colleges in Minnesota added to the long list of honors which they have bestowed upon him over the past years. The Minneapolis Star Journal had the following headline in its Sunday paper, “Bertha physician backed for ‘Best in the U.S.’ title.” The American Medical Association, holding its mid-year session in Cleveland, Ohio, was to select a family doctor to be honored with a medal for exceptional service.


Citizens of Bertha this week dusted off their welcome mat in anticipation of the visit to their town of an estimated 400 Todd County farmers who will attend the county-wide Feed Clinic to be held on Saturday, January 10.



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