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Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

July 11, 1996

A call for tornado spotters and tales of Mayor Jerry Schnettler’s recent fishing trip added some spice to the July 1 Clarissa City Council meeting. About 20 minutes into the meeting, a call came in over the police radio for police and fire department tornado spotters as a tornado had been spotted west of Clarissa. Police Chief DeWayne Hulke, Mayor Jerry Schnettler and Council Member Gene Booker responded to the call and the council meeting was put on hold while they looked for tornadoes. They returned a half-hour later without having seen any tornadoes.


Richard Irsfeld was honored recently for his 47 years of service as Hartford Township clerk. Richard received a plaque from the township officers at a gathering at the Vet’s Club on Sunday afternoon. Pictured were Alan Perish, Gene Kurpiers, Jim Cebulla, Richard Irsfeld, Richard Gonsior and Gene Irsfeld.

75 Years Ago

June 13, 1946

Two weeks ago an airplane circled over Browerville in a casual manner, obviously looking for a landing field. It was learned this week that it was a commercial photographer, who at a height of 20,000 feet, took several bird’s eye views of the village from different angles. The pictures are being displayed this week.


Browerville got back into the running in a first division position in the OTW last Sunday by defeating Clarissa 11 to 8.


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