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Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

July 31, 1997

Ground was broken last fall to expand the athletic facilities in Browerville. West of the present high school field plans calls for a new football and baseball field and parking area. The school purchased 20 acres of adjoining land and is expanding about 15 acres of it. Custodian Walt Lucas said that at this time Fred Becker Construction has contoured the ground and is ready to start picking rock. Emerald Lawn and Sprinkler Systems will be installing the sprinkler system. But a lot of work has to be completed like seeking and installing a fence and lights if the fields are to be ready for the spring of 1998. Walt said that they would like to get the lights installed in the parking lot so it can be used for the upcoming football season.


Carl Hokanson, son of Harlen and Susan Hokanson of Browerville, served as an academic assistant at the Gustavus Adolphus College Scandinavian studies department for the spring semester of 1997. Hokanson is a Scandinavian studies graduate. It is a distinctive honor to be named an academic assistant according to Elizabeth Baer, head of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs. The department faculty picks one outstanding student per year to serve as academic assistant.

75 Years Ago

July 31, 1947

The patrons of the Todd County Fair this year will note a number of changes in the fairgrounds. Since the 1946 fair, all of the buildings have received a fresh coat of paint. During the war, because of a scarcity of materials and labor, the buildings began to show some deterioration but an extensive repair program during the past spring and summer has eliminated this and the grounds are now in the best physical shape that they have been in many years.


The Browerville OTW baseball aggregation journeyed to Clarissa on Monday evening to finish a game that had been rained out there earlier in the season. The locals came home on the long end of a 4-0 score. Wilbur Mace, at second base, speared a hard hit fly ball, cheating Clarissa out of a hit and possibly a run. The Clarissa battery, Noska and Hegarty, struck out 3 and walked 2. While Jonckowski and F. Mace, for the locals, struck out 5 and walked 1.

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