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PICKINGS FROM THE PAST

May 15, 2013

By Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Built in 1888 when the pioneer village of Fulda was first beginning to feel the pangs of growing pains, the old Hotel is finally yielding to old age and will soon be demolished to make room for a new Super Service Station. The Hotel is one of the few historic landmarks remaining in Fulda. Meals in the old hotel were 25¢ and rooms were 25¢ a night if paid in advance.

The Smith Barber Shop has recently been moved across the street, next to the Bank Building. The move became necessary because the Co-op building will soon be torn down to make room for a new Super Service Station.

A trailer court for one night! A stately gentleman came up to Norma Miller and said “Boss Lady, I've got eight trailer houses coming, they all have little children, I must get them off the highway for the night. The gas station man said he could handle four can you handle four?” Mrs. Miller said yes. The next thing she knew there were 23 trailer houses parked there with dozens of children, men and women of all nationalities. The Millers, Norma and Ken, were a bit worried at first, but the travelers, a group of Apache Indians being moved by their Chief to a new reservation, were no trouble. In fact they were packed up and gone by 10 am Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Bothwell are the parents of a daughter born on May 1st. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Miranowski and Mr. and Mrs. Len Bothwell.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Greenfield are the parents of a son born on May 12th. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bultman and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greenfield.

Louis Bartosh rites held in California. Louis died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on May 7th.

Hiram R. Showalter, 58, fell to his death on Friday night at the Chandler Air Force Station while working in a radar dome.

Mrs. Fred Kleve received the shocking news early Monday morning of the sudden death of her brother, Fred Hinders. He was 46 years old and had never been ill.

Mrs. Oscar Pederson had the misfortune of slipping while at the Post Office on Tuesday and broke both bones in her right forearm.



30 years ago

Thursday, May 19, 1983

The first fire of the season took place last Wednesday at 12:15 pm. Corn stubble had ignited from burning trash on the west side of Fulda's Second Lake. The firemen had no trouble in controlling the flames.

Barb Bunkers and Michael Stewart were elected to the Fulda School Board with a vote that was so close that the ballots were counted three times.

The Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society honored Gertrude Durnan for fifty consecutive years of teaching. Miss Durnan taught in Fulda from 1958 to 1971.

Lisa Czepa was crowned the 1983 Miss Fulda on Monday evening.

Ann Fest and Jim Witzel announce their engagement. A July 9th wedding is planned.

JoEtte Uphoff and Michael Swan announce their engagement. A July 23 wedding is planned.

Beth Goettig and Stan Kramer announce their engagement. An August 6th wedding is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Isder announce the birth of Nicholas James, born May 3rd in Slayton. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Clarke and Mr., and Mrs. Clayton Isder.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Schipper announce the birth of a son, Keenan born on May 7th. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schipper and Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgard.

Harry P. E. Hinrichs passed away on May 11, 1983 at the age of 81 years old.



20 years ago

Wednesday, May 19, 1993

Heather Uttech and Jason Horne are the winners of the annual essay contest sponsored by the Fulda Senior citizens Club. Heather wrote about her Grandpa Frank and Jason wrote about his Grandpa Mac.

Anna Klein was crowned Miss Fulda Monday evening. Kristi Ebbers was named first runner-up and Julie Olsem second runner-up. Shelby Witzel was named Little Miss Fulda.

Jill Sauer and Jon Wisdorf were united in marriage on September 12, 1992 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina.

Becky Clausen and Dan Fox announce their engagement. The couple plans a July 10th wedding day.

Mayor Gary Holden signs the VFW Post 9017 Poppy Day Proclamation as May 21st.

Pole vaulter Dirk Wehking took first place at the True Team Section Meet last Thursday in Slayton. Wehking vaulted 13', a personal best.

The Cottonwood County Commissioners current lease with the DNR for the east side of Talcot Lake inlet to be used as campsite will expire in September of 1995. The Commissioners are negotiating another 10-year lease with the DNR if the department of health will allow temporary provisions as far as water facilities are concerned.

Prom 1993 was held on Friday evening.


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