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Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

September 23, 1998

The September 14 Bertha City Council meeting began with talk of the Sunday night fire which destroyed Bertha Frozen Foods and the vacant building to the north of the grocery store. Because city hall was still smoky from the fire, the city council met at the fire hall. Mayor Don Booen told the council members about the generosity of Bertha residents and business owners. Many people volunteered to make and deliver sandwiches and beverages to the firefighters throughout the night. Booen suggested the city “pick up the tab” for all the food and beverages provided both during Sunday night and through the day on Monday.


Going into the 1998 Gridiron Campaign...Bertha-Hewitt felt that they were going to have the ability to put some points on the scoreboard. They also felt they had the personnel to be able to do so in a hurry. Last Friday night in Eagle Bend, the Bears found out that both of the above were true.

50 Years Ago

September 23, 1948

Dr. George Jonda, formerly of St. Paul, this week joined the Will Clinic and will occupy an office in the Will Building. Dr. Jonda is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and recently completed an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Dr. and Mrs. Jonda moved to Bertha on Sunday.


The Hi-Flyers 4-H Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eiswald. After the salute and pledge was given, a short business meeting was held. Each member told what they won at the fair. Out of 58 exhibits, the club won 20 blue ribbons, 29 red ribbons, and nine white ribbons.

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