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Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

October 30, 1997

Nick Christensen was pictured and had a big smile to go with the big pumpkins he grew this year. The pair of one hundred pounders were just two of the four giants he grew. Nick said his secret was “a lot of water.” Nick gave two of the pumpkins to a church for decorations and is planning to carve one for himself. Nick said he is carving a happy face.


Linda Westrom, a member of U.S. Senator Rod Grams staff, presented retired Browerville Firefighter Walter Lucas with the Congressional Fire Services Institute Award for his 26 years of service to the people of Browerville. Lucas served as Browerville’s fire chief for 15 years. In January, the Browerville City Council passed a resolution thanking him for his years of service.

75 Years Ago

October 30, 1947

Emil Steinberg, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Steinberg of Browerville, was critically injured Saturday night at about 9:25 p.m. He was struck by a car driven by Joseph John, 20, of Little Elk. The accident occurred on Highway 71 on the outskirts of Browerville, about a block north of the Miltona road intersection. Steinberg’s companion, David Kastonek, 15, son of Mrs. Albert Kastonek of Browerville, also struck by the same car, escaped with bruises that did not require hospitalization. The two boys were on their way home, walking on the right side of the road.


Once again the curtain at the Paderewski auditorium will roll up to a presentation of a clever, light-humor comedy on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. The seniors of Browerville High School will present “Girl Shy.” The seniors invite you to the most amazing procession of unusual happenings that can possibly take place in one evening.



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