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News from Bertha and Hewitt's Pasts


25 Years Ago

November 4, 1998

Halloween costume contest winners at the Hewitt Community Center, in grades 1 and 2, were: Brianna Kimber, daughter of Kelly and Brian Kimber (3rd place); Dakota Aeling, son of LaNette and Steve Aeling (1st place); and Kendra Stokes, daughter of Shelia and Mick Stokes (2nd place).

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In the B-H locker room, a pyramid goal sheet is taped on the wall. On the very top of that sheet are the words “Fargodome”. Last Friday, B-H earned the right to play in the Section 6A championship game which will take place Friday afternoon at the Fargodome. In the fourth quarter, the Bears took advantage of some Parkers Prairie errors. Parkers fumbled a kick off return and threw an interception that Barry Juhnke intercepted and ran back 12 yards. Both of these gave the Bears good field position that they capitalized on. Cory Kapphahn threw a 41 yard TD pass to Barry. Then Barry, on a field goal line, fake threw the two point conversion to Nathan Payne. “Fargodome here we come!” exclaimed Nate Burtrum.


50 Years Ago

November 4, 1948

Todd County followed the state trend in the election voting in Truman as president, Humphrey as U.S. senator and Youngdahl as governor. In one of the heaviest votes in the history of Bertha, it remained one of the few white spots on the Republican map by defying the nationwide democratic trend, giving all of the Republican candidates a majority of the vote. These were Dewey for president, Ball for senate and Youngdahl for governor.

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Effective November 8, the Bertha Theater will have but one show each evening on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The change, according to Manager Ralph Orr, is inaugurated in order to cooperate in an effort to save power during the power shortage. Following the shortage, the theater will return to its schedule of two shows each evening.


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