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Looking Back


News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts


25 Years Ago

July 15, 1998

The Hewitt Senior Citizens held their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on July 6 with 30 members present and one visitor. President Marion called the meeting to order and led the pledge to our flag. Sharon Howe was the guest and before the meeting, she talked about the food shelf in Bertha. It was very interesting and good to know our community takes part in it. Marion is the chairman for the pie sale for Hewitt Days.

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Forest “Skip” Carpenter and Mayor Harold Tritsch will meet with Hammer Construction and bring information from that meeting back to the council. Hammer Construction is interested in building senior housing in Hewitt but wants to know what it all involves.


50 Years Ago

July 15, 1948

An announcement was made of the sale of the Herbert Variety Store to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lyman of Estherville, Iowa. The new owners took possession this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman are well-qualified merchants. He operated a meat and grocery store in Estherville for 15 years. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert have operated the variety store the past three years.

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Miss LaVonne Juergens, who until recently was a Bartlett resident, was crowned Miss Wadena at a coronation ceremony at the Memorial Auditorium, Wadena, in connection with the “Chuck Wagon” celebration in Wadena.



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