Memories Gone By


News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

November 30, 1995

Roger Sadlo and his son Doug began tree farming about six years ago when their old hunting land, owned by a lady from the Twin Cities, was put up for sale. Roger’s wife, Lorraine, said she liked the idea and told Roger it might make a “nice retirement” business. “It started out as a hobby,” said Roger, “But it’s a full-time job now.”

Sadlo’s farm includes 35 acres and about 65,000 trees. The property is called the Pine Hill Tree Farm and is located 13 miles north of Browerville.

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The Tigers wrestling team started practice with just 23 athletes challenging for the 13 spots on the varsity team. This is the smallest number of athletes participating in a great number of years. There are nine returning lettermen on the team with only two of them seniors. Leading the team this year are seniors Matt Katterhagen and Ben Rolfs. Both are returning after successful seasons last year.


75 Years Ago

December 1, 1945

The Browerville Oil Company was taken over this week by Ed Cech, local garage man. The bulk station, comprised of several large storage tanks, is located on the Great Northern tracks near the stockyards.

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All the pep and swing of Browerville High was squeezed into Room 7 on November 20 when 13 girls tried out for cheerleading. Graduation will take away two senior cheerleaders from the squad, Alice Mary Holler and Eileen Obitz, so it was necessary to acquire two new cheerleaders. After much debating, Betty Lou Simonson and Helen Ostrowski were the chosen candidates and they will work along with Mary Jane Gorghuber next year.


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