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Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

July 12, 1995

Bertha’s city clerk was suspended Monday night after an audit showed roughly $20,000 “unaccounted for.” The missing funds came from a variety of revenue sources, primarily the liquor store. Store sales were being prepared as deposits, but simply weren’t making it to the bank. The city council announced the suspension with pay of clerk Dan Hagenson for “incompetence” during the regular meeting of the board. No criminal charges have been filed.


Rita Boehland and Becky Sellnow had a hot job at the Bertha Lions and Lioness hamburger stand. The Sellnows had a good night, however, Bruce won the Sportsman’s Lund boat and Becky won a Homecrest glider in the penny auction. Hewitt Mayor Harold Tritsch presented Henry Hewitt, descendant of Phyllis Miles, with a key to the city. Phyllis Miles, Keith Miles and Doris Kelly Theisen won the pioneer outfit contest in Hewitt.


Bertha-Hewitt Dollars for Scholars would like to announce the recipient of the Marvin Braaten $500 Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship for the 1995-96 year is awarded to Eric Gorghuber. Eric is attending Bemidji State University majoring in Computer Information Systems. He is the son of Bruce and Carol Gorghuber of Bertha.


On Friday evening the Walt Packards visited Erma Grewe. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Lance Grewe and boys and Velva McAllister. Happy birthday, Erma.



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