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Memories Gone By


News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

May 21, 1998

Long Prairie Police Chief Steve Neet spoke at a National Law Enforcement Memorial Day program held last Friday, May 15, in Long Prairie. A Police Officer Memorial honoring Long Prairie City Marshal George Williams, who was shot and killed by a bank robber in June of 1922, was erected near the site of the shooting at the Long Prairie River bridge. On hand at the site of the memorial’s unveiling were a Police Honor Guard, Sheriff Dave Kircher, and many others. George Williams was one of two lawmen who stopped the robbers, on the run from Hewitt and tried to take them in. When Williams told the men he “wanted an accounting of them,” he was shot. A group of citizens, some of whom still remembered the incident, organized the memorial.

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“A whole lot of shaking” was going on at Christ the King School Friday afternoon as Arin Stoterau, a Todd County Dairy Princess, presented a program “Milk—From Cow To You.” James Sutlief was pictured taking his turn at “shaking for butter”. Jordan Ostrowski and Grant Bentz awaited their turn. Through the year each dairy princess is expected to present various dairy programs to the public. The students had some interesting questions for Stoterau and marveled at how fast cows grow and produce milk.


75 Years Ago

May 20, 1948

Amateur nights sponsored by the Browerville Commercial Club will start Saturday evening, June 5, at 8:30 p.m., with a band concert every other Saturday evening throughout the coming summer. The lots between the Hallok and Woell barbershops on the main street will be the scene of each event. Three prizes will be given each Saturday evening to the three best amateurs. A final prize will be given at the end of the season. Any amateur in singing, instrument playing, etc., can leave their name and number at the Blade office.

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The St. Peter’s Church basement will be the scene of a colorful ceremony Thursday night when a scout executive from the St. Cloud Council will present the charter to the local Boy Scout Troop. The American Legion is the sponsoring institution. The chairman of the “Scout Activities Committee” along with Leonard Soule, James Kotula, Walt Horstman and Joe Soule, is assisting on the committee. This group of men appointed Herb Lemm, chairman, and A.S. Blenkush, Dr. A.J. Lenarz and Loren Kahlert, troop committeemen.



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