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April 13, 2013

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, April 11, 1963

Cliff Mansmith attended the Red Owl Food Show in Minneapolis this week.

A special meeting will be held on Tuesday to discuss the final plans for Maple Lawn Nursing Home.

Mrs. Henderson passed away in Iowa.

Mrs. R. Johnson, 66, died unexpectedly on Saturday following a heart attack in the home of her daughter. Services were held in St. Paul with graveside service held in Fulda.

The Jolly Lumber Jacks will play for the annual Firemen's Dance on April 19th.

Fulda High School announces Honor Students - Marjorie Wolf and Douglas Eichten.

“Free Press Files” of 50 years ago shows Conrad J. Schwab, our Indian motorcycle agent, went to Sioux Falls the first of the week to get a machine for demonstrating purpose. 45 years ago states Murray County had a call for 22 men to report for military service on April 22nd. And 40 years ago George D. Taylor, a pioneer of Fulda, died at Minneapolis on April 7th of a heart attack.

30 years ago

Thursday, April 14, 1983

The Fulda Boy Scouts are holding a Pinewood Derby on Sunday.

The Fulda Board of Education discussed several programs at a special meeting on Tuesday including Home School Mathematics, Gifted and Talented, Home Economics, and Adult Farm Business Management.

Fulda students participate in the first County Spelling Bee held in Slayton on Saturday.

Derald Hemmen was killed in a tree cutting accident on his farm on Friday afternoon.

Melanie Ramerth and Mike Stephens were united in marriage on January 2nd in San Diego, Cal.

Kathy Oldewurtel and Scott Tillotson announce their engagement. A July 23rd wedding is being planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Degrote announce the birth of April born on April 10th in Worthington. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgard and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kolander.

Reinie Baumgard retires after 27 years with Toro as of April 4th.

Olga Otillia Fronk passed away on Tuesday, April 5th at the age of 90 years old.

Ted H. Harberts passed away on April 3rd in his home at the age of 74.

Norbert Sieverding passed away at the age of 62 years old unexpectedly at Unity Hospital in Minneapolis.

Derald W. Hemmen passed away on April 8th at the age of 51 years old.

20 years ago

Wednesday, April 14, 1993

Rep. Winter works on bill to ease financial burden on ag land.

Tiffany Herzberg will represent Gerald Bodelson #9017 V.F.W. as their Poppy Queen for the year.

Patti Wieskus and Kevin Becker announce their engagement.

Fulda elementary celebrates Ethnic Week.

Lisa Dierks emerged as one of the four top speakers from the 7-state Midwest Region in the Prose Interpretation event last week at the National Phi Rho Pi Speech Tournament in Odessa, Texas.

Ducks Unlimited are working to restore waterfowl habitats annual banquet to be held on April 17th.

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