News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts
25 Years Ago
August 7, 1996
The Bertha-Hewitt Monday Night Baseball League came to a close this week. A pair of “All-Star” games were played with teams selected for a Senior Division and a Junior Division. In the Senior Division game, the visitors jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but soon fell victim to the power of the home squad and lost 27-4. Kyle Zirbes led the visitors with three hits. Teammates Andy Rach and Nathan Runyan each had two hits with Andy including a home run in his performance. The Junior Division game was a much closer contest as the home team jumped out to a 6-0 lead and were victorious in the final run 13-8. Derek Ashbaugh aided the score with five hits followed by Matt Hartung with four.
It took some time, money and energy, but banners that welcome visitors to Hewitt are finally in place along Highway 210. The Hewitt Revitalization Group had presented the idea to the city council last fall.
75 Years Ago
August 8, 1946
In a deal completed this week, the Coffee Shop, operated under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, has been leased to Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Lex. The Walkers opened the Coffee Shop last September and in the eleven months they have operated it, the cafe has become one of the most popular eating places in northern Todd County. They plan to move to the Wm. Schaefer farm where Mr. Walker will aid in the management of the farm.
Facilities have been provided that will assure prompt treatment for victims of polio here and in other communities through a coordinated pooling of services, which all communities may take advantage of. The plan was developed this week by Governor Edward J. Thye in cooperation with interested state departments and medical leaders.