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News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

June 5, 1996

Between 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 and 6 a.m. Thursday, May 30, a person or persons broke in and entered Schultz Drug, Bertha Frozen Foods and the Corner Market in Bertha and the Hewitt Garage in Hewitt. According to Bertha Chief of Police Russ VanDenheuvel, “All were forced entries and all had an undetermined amount of cash taken.”

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The BHV girls traveled to Concordia College in Moorhead for the Section 6A meet and came home with the runner-up trophy. BHV was able to place in eight events and scored 62.5 points. Pelican Rapids finished first with 71 points. Of the eight that scored, Charlene Butler and Kay Fuller won five of those events and a trip to the state meet.


75 Years Ago

June 6, 1946

An impressive ceremony was held at the high school when 15 members of the senior class of Bertha High School were given diplomas, signifying satisfactory completion of their high school areas. Addressing the graduates was Bernhard W. LeVander, formerly head of the State Division of Social Welfare and more recently a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

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Rev. A.J.H. Frinke, the pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bartlett Township and the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Verndale, has been nominated as one of the candidates for the presidency of Concordia College, St. Paul.


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