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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

November 15, 1995

The Bertha-Hewitt Book Fair coloring contest winners were: Madison Aeling, Amber Kirscht, Abby Desotell, Ginny Fosness, Heather Bowman, Brittney Zutter, Christy Zimmerman, Leah Bulcher, and Jimmy Nelson.

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Al and Holly Knutson of the Hewitt Revitalization Group presented certificates of appreciation to: Lori Ostrowski, a daycare provider in Hewitt, Larry and Joanie Sworski who own and operate the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Hewitt, Arliss Lovelace of Country Corners by Ann’s Designs in Hewitt, Marlene Akerson of Tammy’s Bar and David and Nan Stillwell who own and operate the Sunshine Elevator and Feed Inc.


75 Years Ago

November 15, 1945

The Village Council and the Bertha Commercial Club will again provide a skating rink for the benefit and pleasure of local youngsters at the village park. Lights and a warming house will be provided as in past years

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Farmers are thankful that they can buy Victory Bonds to help pay for the war we have won. Also to help bring the girls and boys back home, to give our wounded and disabled the care they deserve, to get financial reserves into a safe form drawing interest, to put away funds to educate children, to pay off and provide benefits for 8,000,000 veterans to be discharged by next July, to provide regular income for retirement and old age, to help make the local quota, to help our country and help ourselves—The First National Bank of Bertha.


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