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Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

March 10, 1999

Tuesday, March 2, would have been Dr. Seuss’ 95th birthday. It was also Read Across America Day. Bertha-Hewitt students in grades K-6 faced a “Read Around the School” challenge. Students read books and wrote the title on a construction paper cut-out of a book that was hung along the hallways of the elementary school. The goal was to have the students read enough books to fill the hallway walls with a chain of construction paper books leading back to the library.


Marietta Matthews spoke to the council about the centennial parade. She asked the council members to participate in the parade. Council members agreed that it would be a good idea. Mayor Steve Peterson said they could wear 100-year-old costumes.

50 Years Ago

March 10, 1949

The announcement was made of the return to the regular schedule by the Bertha Theater. With the easing of the power shortage, Manager Ralph Orr informed the Herald that there will be two shows each evening.


The Hi-Flyers 4-H Club held their meeting at the Ervin Voge home. Talks were given by Karne LeCount on poultry and Mary Ellen Wollner on bread baking. A demonstration was given by Evelyn Voge on putting a sleeve and waist on a dress. A fine lunch was served.



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