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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

August 26, 1998

According to the results of the corn burn down held last Friday at Ecker (Former HEB) Feed of Bertha, the corn is dry enough to chop now. Dave Aumundson, Purina Feed Consultant, said the problem is that the ears are not mature, “So do you wait for the ears to mature and let the stalks get drier or chop now?” Twenty tests were run on the corn from around the area, and they tested from 60-66 percent moisture content. A corn burn down held in New Munich the day before ran 70 tests and all tested dry enough for chopping. The desired moisture content for chopped corn is 60-72 percent, depending on the type of storage to be used. Pictured were Gregg Moenkedick, Ron Rosenbaum, Purina Representative; Tome Ecker, Dave Amundson and Ron Sakry reviewing the corn results.


Todd County Sheriff Dave Kircher, Bertha Police Chief Dave Cowlishaw and Liaison Officer Jason Steinert attended the Bertha-Hewitt School Board meeting on Tuesday, August 18 to offer the school the opportunity to have Steinert serve as liaison officer for Bertha-Hewitt. Kircher said, “The program puts the officer out of the car and with the kids.” The board voted to enter into an agreement with Todd County for liaison officer services for the 1998-99 school year at a cost of $6000 for the year.

50 Years Ago

August 26, 1948

Seven Cub Scouts received their six month membership with the local Cubs. They were Wallace Harms, Douglas Johnson, Charles McIntire, Ramon Brunett, Charles Eiswald, Charles Heuer and Jermone Potratz.


The Church of God officially opened its newly decorated church parlors in a Sunday afternoon service which was attended by more than one hundred members and their friends. The new improvements will make it possible to accommodate large dinner groups and other church social functions. The formal dedication ceremonies took place under the director of Reverend W.F. Ratzlaff.


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