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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

July 10, 1996

The Bertha-Hewitt Monday night baseball league returned to action this week with the Angels defeating the Brewers 19-10. The Angels now lead the league with a 3-1 record. In other action, the Indians beat the Mariners 27-18 to put these two teams in a two-way tie for second place with identical 2-2 records. BJ Kuyava led the Angels with eight hits on the night with Leif Teigland close behind with seven.


According to Hewitt city ordinance #30, the liquor store is ineligible to have a liquor license. The council agreed to change the current wording of the ordinance to read “to person’s defined under state statutes,” which would then include the liquor store in town to have a license.

75 Years Ago

July 11, 1946

Pfc. Harvey L. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wright of Bertha, was one of 23 enlisted men who recently completed a Radar Operators course at the Antiaircraft Artillery School in Fort Bliss, Texas. Members of the class were given thorough training in the operation of the radar, its applications to Antiaircraft work, and recognition of trouble and malfunctioning of the radar.


Bertha voters, 152 of them to be exact, exercised their privilege of registering their choices at the pools for a number of state, district and county offices in the primary elections. The Bertha vote was heavily in favor of the Republican candidates, with nine votes being cast for candidates running on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor ticket.

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