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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

August 28, 1996

Following is a little introduction to the new Bertha-Hewitt teachers this year. Michael Brunsberg taught English at Plummer High School during the 1995-96 school year. He also worked as a residence counselor at Global Studies Institute in Red Lake Falls. Tamara Mae (Pooler) Malikowski worked as a long-term substitute at Jefferson High School teaching zoology and ecology. She has substituted at various local schools. Tamara also worked as a medical laboratory technician at Perham Memorial Health.


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker, Sarah and a friend, and Helen Walker went to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Walker in Baxter on Sunday. They went shopping then had supper with Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and Kristen.

75 Years Ago

August 29, 1946

At a mass meeting held in the village council chambers, the council decided against renewing the dance license for the Bertha Pavilion. The Pavilion has been closed for some time due to the polio epidemic. They may grant a license in the future if the Pavilion indicates a willingness to cooperate fully with the village dads in providing more and better policing.


A.J. Hilpert, chairman of a committee of Bertha citizens organized to plan a program designed to honor Dr. W.W. Will on the occasion of his 40th anniversary, has announced a planning meeting. Thirty-four residents of the area have been named to the committee. In checking the names the community was fortunate to have such prominent leaders.

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