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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

February 7, 1996

The Bertha-Hewitt School held its Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 25. Twenty-four students qualified for this year’s Spelling Bee. The first-place winner was Ruth Neil, daughter of David and Ann Neil; second place went to Crystal Tindal, daughter of Ronald and Cindy Tindal; and third place went to Ryan Samuelson, son of Pat Samuelson and Dennis Samuelson. Ruth will represent the school in the Regional Spelling Bee to be held on March 7 in Pequot Lakes.


The cold weather put a damper on the basketball games last week. The Bertha-Hewitt girls did play one game last Tuesday evening and improved their conference record to 3-1. They defeated New York Mills 43-35. Bertha-Hewitt got off to a slow start with Naomi Bastian sinking the only two first-quarter field goals.

75 Years Ago

February 7, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Cary received a call from William Cary stating that he had received an honorable discharge from the Army and had arrived in St. Paul, where he would visit the home of his sister, Mrs. Clarence Harbrect, until Thursday when he would arrive home.


Local Boy Scouts will initiate National Boy Scout Week in Bertha next Sunday afternoon when they entertain their parents and members of the local troop at a 5 p.m. dinner party at the schoolhouse. The ceremony of installation of the Cub Scouts pack will also be conducted at this time in addition to a Court of Honor and the registration of the local troop.

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