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Memories Gone By


News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

May 23, 1996

The Todd County Group Home Board of Directors recently honored Judy Buhl for her 16 years of faithful service and many dedicated hours as a director. Judy was one of the founders of the Group Home. Pictured with her are current board members Joyce LaVoie, Sandy Blenkush, Alice Johnson, Dolly Sadlo, Lorna Boone, Pat Nelson (current administrator), Rita Clasemann and Dennis Johnson.

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Ellen Green is busy working in the greenhouse, at the Farmer’s Co-op Feed Store in Browerville. Gardeners can pick up all their gardening needs, including seeds, plants and flowers. There will be an open house at the greenhouse on Thursday, May 23 starting at 10 a.m.

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The Tigers girl’s track team put forth a great effort and came away with their third straight Prairie Conference championship. It was a total team effort as the girls cheered and encouraged each other to their best times and distances of the year. While it is true that many of these girls are blessed with great running and jumping ability, they do put in many hours of hard work to accomplish these goals. They are to be commended for being at their best when it really counts.

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Walter Blenkush and Al (Swede) Johnson were inducted into Browerville High School’s Hall of Fame at the annual Athletic Awards Banquet on Wednesday night. Walter graduated in 1963. He was captain of the Tigers 11-man football team with an undefeated season; a member of the sub-district champion basketball team; voted baseball and track Prairie Conference Champ. Al was an All-Conference in each sport, played basketball at the U of M Morris, and was in band, choir, student government and National Honor Society. Al was a four-sport letterman who excelled in basketball. He was All-Conference in 1970-71. He averaged 21 points per game. In his senior year, Al had a single high game of 39 points, which won him the WCCO Player of the Week honor. He graduated from Hamline University with a BS degree.


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