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Looking Back

News from Bertha's and Hewitt's Past

25 Years Ago

September 11, 1996

Bertha-Hewitt turned in a strong performance for the second straight week on defense holding Sebeka to 135 yards of total offense, just 35 yards rushing. However, penalties and miscues plagued the Bears' offense. They scored all 19 points in the first half and they did it with big plays.


There are not going to be many changes in the Hewitt city budget from last year, but despite that, the budget currently stands to increase by 38 percent. The main reason for this will be the repainting and repairing of the water tower slated to occur next summer. The amount budgeted for this is $8500.

75 Years Ago

September 12, 1946

A massive band comprised of the finest young musicians from the Bertha, Browerville, and Clarissa communities will display their artistry at the anniversary honoring Dr. W.W. Will on Sunday, September 22 on his fortieth year of medical care in the area. The music organization is the same one that appeared in the communities last summer. Many of the youngsters of the community will have floats for a parade led by the band.


The Bertha Public School is in readiness for the official opening on September 16 at 9 a.m. During the summer, repair work has been completed in the building, whereby a new classroom has been added in the old assembly, the auditorium stage and the gymnasium floor have gained width. An intercommunication system has been added, a new scoreboard, and a central time clock. The hot lunch program will be continued at 11 cents per meal.


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