Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

May 31, 1995

Some say a happy life is to never stop learning. That means somebody has a lot of teaching to do. Enter Glenn Johnson. Best known for the 22 years he spent in the superintendent’s seat at the Bertha-Hewitt school, but widely respected for his coordination of the Minnesota High School League (MHSL) activities since 1975. Johnson is retiring...again. He’ll officially step down as coordinator of the Sub-section 2, Section 6A MHSL this month, devoting more time to the Lions, Masons and Shriners.


Bertha-Hewitt High School sent a team of four students to participate in the First Annual Area Envirothon. Approximately 180 students from 15 high schools participated in this environmental learning competition. The B-H team, under the supervision of teacher Clay Houselog, was comprised of Gala Schaefer, Tricia Stokes, Jeff Pokorney and Chad Rach. All of them enjoyed the challenge presented by the Envirothon.

75 Years Ago

May 31, 1945

The pupils of Grace Bartlett presented a piano recital at the Bertha High School auditorium. Those taking part were Ellen Fisher, Vernon Harmes, Janet Hilpert, Delanie Olson, Delmar Kotz and Nancy Millner.


The attendance record for this school year is remarkable with eight area high school students claiming the honor of perfect attendance. They are: Phyllis Umland, senior; Celia Lorenz, junior; Gerald Heuer and Norma Wegner, sophomores; Ellen Maine, Haase and Jeanette, freshmen; and Billy Umland, seventh grade.

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