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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

November 8, 1995

The number one ranked Hawley shut down Bertha-Hewitt at the Fargo Dome. It’s the second time in two years that the Nuggets ousted the Bears from the playoffs in a section final game.


Ray and Marilyn Brink of Lutheran Brotherhood, Branch Number 8390, made a donation of hats and gloves to four area schools this past week: Wadena-Deer Creek, Staples-Motley, Verndale and Bertha-Hewitt. The Lutheran Brotherhood group spent $400 on the caps and mittens and delivered them to the elementary principal, Mrs. Kempe, at the Bertha-Hewitt School and to the elementary principals at the other schools. The caps and gloves are for children who need them and some will be kept at the school for use when the need arises.

75 Years Ago

November 8, 1945

The Kozy Nook Cafe, owned and operated by Vern Bartlett, will see the completion of an addition to the building with improvements this week. Seating capacity will be greatly increased and the rearrangement of the interior will make it possible to serve the public more rapidly and efficiently.


The school carnival held this past Saturday had the usual arrests of some hardened criminals by the cops. The paper would not publish the gory details of how Dr. M.B. Will, Art Hilpert, Alvin Engelmann, Buster and Bernadine Cary and a few others were arrested and punished.

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