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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

December 6, 1995

This past Saturday, the Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale (BHV) Raiders finished third in a tightly contested tournament. Perham led the first two rounds with BHV leading after the third round of wrestling. Wadena/Deer Creek won the championship (178.5) followed by Perham (162) and then BHV (159.5).


The Bertha-Hewitt girls basketball team defeated Browerville and lost to Battle Lake. Against Browerville, the Bears trailed at halftime by a score of 23-14. The Tigers outscored the Bears 14-2 in the second quarter. During the third quarter, Bertha-Hewitt began to narrow the margin and went ahead with 36 seconds remaining in the game. The final score was 42-41.

75 Years Ago

December 6, 1945

The Christmas season is arriving as demonstrated by full-page and even double-page ads by Olson and Quanbeck Dept. Store, Herbert’s, Guy Williams Implement Co., and Bertha Hardware and Furniture. Shoppers may find everything they desire entering into the Christmas season—clothing, shores, special gifts for women, men, and children, electrical appliances, radios, vacuums, toys, farm equipment, stoves, furniture, and more.


It is good to see Paul Aldrich out and about again after his near-fatal bout with an angry bull some time ago while loading the bull into a truck. He still has a cast but will shed that in the spring.

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