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Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

April 7, 1999

Aside from what Bertha-Hewitt first grade teacher Bev Desotell calls “a phase in high school” when she wanted to be an architect, Mrs. Desotell remembers that she always wanted to be a teacher. She went to school in a rural one room school house through sixth grade and remembers as she got older she liked helping the younger students. She has been teaching first grade at Bertha-Hewitt for 21 years and has been named Bertha-Hewitt’s Teacher of the Year for 1999.


Volunteers from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha and Trinity Lutheran Church in Hewitt have been donating quilts to Lutheran World Relief for 29 years. This spring they reached the landmark of having made 4000 quilts.

50 Years Ago

April 7, 1949

The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was well attended at the home of Mrs. Geo. Hartz with Mrs. Joe Pfeffer, Mrs. Marian McIntire and Ms. Frank Peet as assisting hostesses. Maxine Heuer, first prize winner and Genevieve Kassube, second prize winner of their Americanism Essays read their poems. The study topic “Venezuela” was discussed by Mrs. Clarence Johnston, Mrs. Joe Pfeffer and Mrs. Eunice Mitton.


Notice: We have sold our store in Wrightstown to Don Franklin who took possession April 1. We wish to take this means of thanking our many loyal customers who have patronized our store for the past many years. We wholeheartedly wish Mr. Franklin the same generous patronage which you have given to us. Aldrich and Sons.



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