Farmington Middle School sent six members to FHA contest 25 years agoChicken thief made a local man mad enough 'to lick his great uncle' 100 years ago. Read on to see what else happened in Farmington's history.
By: Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent
25 years ago
From the April 1, 1987 edition of the Farmington Independent
FHA members compete in speech contest
Six members of the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) at Farmington Middle School participated in the Junior Division of the FHA Demonstration Speech competition and earned the right to advance to the state competition scheduled for April 30-May 1. The students worked in teams of two, each team having won a gold medal in their respective division.
Mrs. Barbara Carson, home economics teacher at the middle school and the group’s advisor, described the competition.
“Each team chose a category to enter and created a skit to show its theme....”
Students Stephanie Gergen and Pam Banning entered the “Fast and Easy” category which promotes eating breakfast....
Teri Honrud and Karen Flaherty entered the “Lifestyles of the Healthy Body” category....
The third team consists of two real-life sisters, Jessica and Nealee Perkins. They entered the special category called “Family Communications.”...
Mrs. Carson noted that Farmington students are often the youngest competitors at this annual event and are challenged by ninth-graders from other schools.
50 years ago
From the March 29, 1962 edition of the Dakota County Tribune
Ron’s Arcade Beauty Salon in grand opening
Ron’s Arcade Beauty Salon, located in the arcade building next to the Red Owl store in Towns Edge Shopping Center, will hold their grand opening Tuesday, April 3 at 9 a.m.
Owner and operator of the new salon is Ron Kaufenberg, a former New Market resident, now of Minneapolis.
Mr. Kaufenberg attended the Ritter Beauty School in St. Paul and for the past 10 months has been associated with Cornetet’s in Roseville Shopping Center. Mr. and Mrs. Kaufenberg expect to make their home in Farmington as soon as living quarters are obtained....
The shop will maintain a six-day week from Monday through Saturday and will be open three evenings a week for the convenience of customers.
Telephone rate boost asked
Central Telephone Company announced that it has filed an application for general rate increases with the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission, the regulatory body of the state, which governs the rates and charges of telephone companies....
A.E. Lindekugel, division manager, said the application for rate increase has been prompted by the continuous spiraling of costs to maintain and provide service to the public.
The company last made application to the commission for rate relief in February 1959, and received authority to increase its rates and charges in May of that year.
Teacher salary increase granted at Farmington
The Farmington teachers received their teaching contracts on Tuesday with salaries based on a schedule adopted by the board on Wednesday of last week and approved by the teacher’s association Monday afternoon.
The new schedule, adopted by both groups after considerable study of numerous salary schedules in area schools, is based on $4,800 for teachers with bachelor degrees and .05 increases of the base for each of the following 12 years until a maximum of $7,680 is reached.
Teachers with 5 years training start with 1.05 of the base or $5,040, and teachers with master’s degrees start with 1.10 of the base or $5,280, until a maximum of $7,920 and $8,160, respectively, after 12 years.
75 years ago
From the April 2, 1937 edition of the Dakota County Tribune
Sejrup inquest is postponed
A coroner’s inquest into the death of Mrs. Axel Sejrup was postponed here Tuesday when Coroner A.W. Shepard and Deputy Coroner LeRoy MacPhee were served with a temporary restraining order preventing them from exhuming the body of the Empire farm woman from Corinthian Cemetery. The injunction proceedings was started by attorneys of the husband of the deceased woman....
The coroner’s inquest was set for 2:00 Tuesday and it was the intention to have the coroner’s jury view the remains. We understand it was planned to have two pathologists of the University of Minnesota examine the body to determine the cause of death.
Whether or not the body will be exhumed will be determined at the court hearing Saturday.
Margaret K. Burtis takes over position as Dakota Co. H.D.A.
Miss Margaret K. Burtis, recently appointed home demonstration agent to Dakota County, arrived in the county April 1st to assume her duties as leader of rural women’s activities and 4-H club work.
Miss Burtis will have charge of home project work in the county, through which rural homemakers will be able to follow a complete program of home economics work. Miss Burtis will also work with the 4-H club boys and girls of the county, and through her appointment an even more complete club program than has been followed will be possible.
Miss Burtis comes to Dakota County with a background of rural interests and home economics work.
C. Fish pleads “not guilty”
Arraigned on a charge of reckless driving in connection with the fatal injury of Tom Garvey, 19-year-old local boy, Clarence Fish, 43-year-old driver of the car, pleaded not guilty in Frank Newell’s justice court in Hastings Friday. He was bound over to district court and released on a $500 bond.
According to a police bulletin received at the office of Sherriff Jos. J. Heinen, Fish and his companion in the crash, Emil Ziska, were arrested on a petit larceny charge by authorities in Rice County, March 13. The auto accident which was responsible for Tom Garvey’s death, occurred March 5. It is reported Fish and Ziska were collecting funds for Minnesota Democrats without authority....
A coroner’s jury charged Fish with reckless driving.
100 years ago
From the March 29, 1912 edition of the Dakota County Tribune
Glen Taft robbed
Glen Taft, a young man who has been working at the electric light plant, was held up by four men and robbed of $400 in cash in Northfield Tuesday night. Mr. Taft’s home is at Cannon Falls, where he had gone to get the money to buy Percy Powell’s pool room at this place and was on his way to Farmington to close up the deal when robbed.
The robbery was reported to the Northfield police and two of the men were arrested and $145 of the money secured.
Unit towns on band
Someone has suggested that we organize a band made up from material from Farmington and Lakeville. Under the present conditions we belive this would be a good plan to carry out as in taking both towns in the deal a band of unusual good material may be selected. One advantage to be obtained in this would be the organization of a band ready for service within a few weeks, as eight or ten men can be picked up in each town that will be in shape to play after a few evenings’s practice. This is a good move and one we would like to see pushed forward.
The local news
One stormy night last week some pious old thief entered Ed Tutewohl’s chicken hennery and traded five mongrel roosters for four of his best roosters and two hens. Ed is mad enough about the deal to lick his great uncle, but thinks, afterall, the thief had some principal about him in leaving him the four roosters.
Manager W.J. Gregg of the Farmer Farm informs the writer that they are getting a full blood Berkshire board direct from the government agricultural college in England. The Farmer Farm and its able manager are deserving of much credit for the part they are taking in improving the stock of Minnesota.