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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

February 4, 1998

Bertha-Hewitt’s Sno Daze Queen Kelly Dague, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dague, and King Luke Teigland, son of Lynn and Diane Tiegland, were crowned during the coronation ceremony held on Tuesday, January 11.

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Bertha-Hewitt Spelling Bee champs were Kyle Zirbes, sixth grade, third place; Becky Collom, eighth grade, first place; and Amy Fitzlaff, sixth grade, second place.


75 Years Ago

February 5, 1948

The people of Bertha were curious when a couple of photographers with a lot of equipment appeared in Bertha setting up their equipment at various locations. It turned out they were from the Minneapolis Star-Journal on an assignment to observe the life of a small-town doctor. The main characters to be were Dr. W.W. Will and Dr. Charles Will. When first approached, Dr. W.W., in his modesty, refused, but the two finally consented. Pictures were taken at the hospital, the clinic, the school and their home in showing the various phases of the doctors’ profession. Many of these pictures are on display at the historical museum.

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The William Larson Post of the American Legion has decided to sponsor a newly proposed Air Scout Squadron in Bertha. The charter has been received. Sylvester Janey is the squadron leader, corresponding to a scoutmaster with Reverend E.R. Rapp as his assistant. Earl Bethel, Lawrence Nelson and Leonard Hubrig have volunteered to serve on the unit committee. This program is for boys over 15 years of age who are interested in scouting with Air Scouting as its theme.


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