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Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

July 20, 1995

Tim Cadwallader, president of the Long Prairie Jaycees and Doug Schmidt, former president, presented a check for one thousand dollars to Roger Weske, director of the Browerville Ambulance Service. Donations from the Greater Staples Hospital, Long Prairie Hospital and the Browerville Lions were used to purchase a $4600 defibrillator unit. Schmidt said he feels that it is important that the two towns work together and that Long Prairie counts on Browerville as their back-up. He said that his own father was saved by the use of a defibrillator last year and feels that this unit could save many lives.


A tree in Willie Hedlund’s yard on the south end of Browerville was toppled by one of a series of storms that swept through Todd County last week. The tree did moderate damage to the house and knocked out the power lines to the garage. Residents all over the state were affected by the high temperatures and dangerous storms that had winds reaching as high as 60 miles per hour. Many Minnesota turkey farms sustained extensive losses due to the warm temperatures.

75 Years Ago

July 21, 1945

The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, authorized for infantryman who were at the front, accompanied by extra pay for the multiple hazards of the forward infantryman, has been awarded to the 546 members of the 2nd Infantry Division by Major General Walter M. Robertson. Among the men receiving this award were Pvt. Jerome Gorghuber of Browerville, Pvt. Lyle B. Dutton of Randall and Pvt. Donald J. Cuchna of Clarissa.


Donald Dorosh, located somewhere in the South Pacific, was promoted to Seaman First Class on June 1. Donald, who has three brothers and a sister with the military personnel, is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dorosh of Browerville.

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