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Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

March 18, 1999

At the March 10 city council meeting, Mayor Steve Wiersgalla shared his concerns about the city’s potential Y2K problems. Many computers and applications use only the last two digits of the date and therefore might interpret the year to be 1900. This has the potential of being a very serous problem and it could interrupt power, utilities, banks, anything that uses a computer chip explained Wiersgalla.


The senior class of Browerville High School presented the comedy “Lend Me A Tenor” on March 11. Pictured are Luke Katterhagen as Mr. Saunders; Becky Werder as Marie Merelli and Justin Ostrowski as Max. The cast and crew of this play did a wonderful job and it was enjoyed by all. The play was directed by Betty Masoner.

75 Years Ago

March 17, 1949

“The course of true love never did run smoothly.” This maxim brings out the theme dealt with in the upcoming play of “Annie Laurie”. Perhaps you have always pictured Annie as some vague abstraction, the figment of some lyric writer’s flowery fancy, but Annie was a real person. Living on the banks of Maxwelton in Scotland, as a young girl she found herself in a sad predicament. Although engaged to Lord Ferguson, she was fated to fall hopelessly in love with William Douglas. The Junior Class Play will be given at Paderewski Hall after Easter by a cast of 14 young and enthusiastic drama students.


The formal opening of the newly improved Lux Implement company of Long Prairie and observance of John Deere Day will be held on Thursday, March 24. John Deere Day has been an annual institution with the county seat firm for many years. Owner E.R. Lux said this year’s celebration includes the store improvements that were made, and it will be bigger than ever.



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