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News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

September 7, 1995

Last Friday, September 1, will go down in Browerville history as the last day of work at the Land O’ Lakes plant for many area people. According to Mike Schultz, the animal feeds division will continue to operate and about 15 employees will remain on the job there. In addition, there is a special butter project going on which will last until about November, where some people will be able to pick up temporary work.


The Browerville Tigers defeated Swanville 21-14 during last Friday’s opening game. Carl Kellen had a great game scoring three touchdowns and three extra points. Jeff Werder intercepted a pass in the final eleven seconds of the game to clinch the victory. Coach Gary Graham said that all of the team did a great job, especially the offensive line. Congratulations Tigers!

75 Years Ago

September 8, 1945

Superintendent A.S. Blenkush stated that the two bus routes operated by the Browerville Board of Education will be carried on about the same as last year with the possible exception of a few minor changes. Route one will be driven by Gust Drong and will serve the west and south territory including rural District 95 and 117 in Iona Township. Route two will be driven by Edward Fisher and will pick up students from Districts 8, 9, 34, 35, 151, and others.


The electrical storm last Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning resulted in considerable property damage in different sections of the community. The schoolhouse at Pine Island Lake was damaged when lightning struck the ventilator in the roof and grounded itself in the basement. During the same storm, lightning struck a tree at Frank Borgert’s home near Browerville, following the roots of the tree into the hog pasture, killing one of the pigs. Cornfields were leveled in many localities.

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