Almost 14 years ago ….

Posted 2/9/22

Almost 14 years ago SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN July 9, 2008 Summary recap: G-Will Center standing at the corner of Grange Boulevard and Highway 61 due to get sprucing up by Bloomington real …

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Almost 14 years ago ….


Almost 14 years ago

SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN July 9, 2008 Summary recap: G-Will Center standing at the corner of Grange Boulevard and Highway 61 due to get sprucing up by Bloomington real estate company ISD 833 officials ask if more sleep would be beneficial for students at Park High Couple in south Cottage Grove has dome roof home CG Courthouse “closed permanently” July 1 St. Cloud University students will continue to have student teaching opportunity in South Washington County Bridge work on Highway 61 bridge at Hastings gets break State law bans texting or accessing the internet while driving Temporary traffic signals to be installed at 70th Street and Hardwood after string of accidents Rod Van Vleet of Hastings announces that he is running for the seat in 57 B. “More needs to be done to help middle class families,” Van Vleet says in explanation of why he is running for seat 57B.

30 Years Ago SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY BULLETIN January 9, 1992 Jack Denzer sworn in as new mayor of Cottage Grove (Story by staff writer Doug Rock) Summary recap: Jack Denzer sworn in as mayor at January 2, 1992 Council meeting, while Jim Wolcott, Kevin Raun and Jeff Rageth were sworn in as Council members at the same meeting.

Rageth was appointed after a meeting interview earlier that morning. Interview questions for 35-year-old Rageth include those related to motivation and desire to serve, what satisfaction he sought from the position, describing council member’s role in his own words, and priorities that Rageth would like to see accomplished if appointed. Time commitment also a factor.

Over in Newport meanwhile, the city council begins to brainstorm about solutions to a water drainage problem on 10th Avenue that forms after storms.

Also included in Newport news is an ok for a mutual aid agreement, along with Council member Basil Loveland asking that Short, Elliot and Hendrickson not be granted status as the city’s engineering firm, in part due to what are reportedly high fees.

“I feel bad even talking about this,” Loveland said.

News from Across the River 100 Years Ago THE PRESCOTT TRIBUNE February 2, 1922 No One Is Perfect Ever have the idea you were not good enough to join church? Forget it!

No one is perfect, but every Christian is striving toward the perfection set by Jesus Christ. Take one step at a time.

Attend church services regularly. Study the Bible at home and in Sunday school. Perhaps you attended Sunday school years ago. You still need the same old Bible. It has a message for you and your children. Come to Sunday school and church.

(Invitation to Congregational church services from pastor)

Farming and Small Town Items 119 Years Ago WASHINGTON COUNTY JOURNAL December 20, 1901 The State Dairyman’s Association Hold Their Annual Convention Sauk Centre Gives Them a Royal Welcome—Interesting papers are read and Addresses made by Prominent Men The State Dairyman’s Association held a most interesting convention at Sauk Center.

The city was full of delegates and farmers who listened with great interest to the various papers which were read. A. W. Mowbray, superintendent; O. C. Gregg, dairy commissioner; W. W. McConnell and Professor T. L. Hecker read papers upon various features connected with the dairy interest.

The gallery was filled with children who were spoken to “encouragingly.”

Territorial Dispatch 170 Years Ago THE MINNESOTIAN February 7, 1852 Volcanoes in California By the following, which we find in a late number of the San Francisco Courier, it will be seen that our old friend and neighbor, Wm. (William) H. Nobles, has been adding something to the topographical knowledge of the world in regard to California. We are also glad to inform Mr. N.’s numerous friends in Minnesota, that he is doing well in the land of gold: “It has been repeatedly said that California abounded in everything, that was rich or curious. Every day’s experience tends to make good the assertion, by bringing to light some new and important discovery. In the animal creation we have nearly every species, many persons averring that they have seen “the elephant” since their residence in the State. The geology of the State, however, that most important of any other, and at the present time is attracting much attention from scientific men.

“We have had a narrative, from Mr. Wm. H. Nobles, of his ramblings during the past season in the mountains of California, which is highly interesting, and we doubt not will result in much good to our State and people at large. Among other discoveries is that of a new, short, and easy route over the Sierra Nevada, perfectly practicable for wagons. Mr. Nobles is an old woodsman, and his judgment and opinions are entitled to great weight; and we have no doubt that when he and his party shall open the route next spring, the whole overland immigration of net year will come over it.

“Mr. Nobles has communicated to us the particulars relative to the discovery of several volcanos on a spur of the range of the Sierra Nevada, which it seems strange to us have never heretofore been discovered. For seventy- five miles the soil is nothing but cinders; yet timber is interspersed among it, and even grows on the very verge of some of the craters.— Instead of being in large craters, similar to those of South America or Europe, these volcanos are small openings, of various sizes, some two feet wide, some more and some less, which keep a continual boiling up of lava. There are two places where this occurs, each place having a hundred or more of these small openings. The ground around is loose, and is dangerous to tread upon, as it gives away to the weight of a man, one of Mr. Noble’s party getting his foot into the earth by a mis-step, and being severely burned.

At night these places emit burning lava, producing every variety of color, and presenting a grand sight. The noise at time is scarcely perceptible, when suddenly it will begin to puff, and increase until it resembles the noise of several steamboats blowing steam at once.

So far as Mr. N. was able to discover, there was no evidence of gold or any valuable mineral in the vicinity. A number of places, where the fires had gone out, were seen in the vicinity, some of them, where the lava had been thrown up forming a crater 500 feet high. One of these volcanoes, which has gone out, but present the appearance of having been in operation lately, covers fifty acres and is represented as presenting the most beautiful scenery imaginable, showing all the various colors of the rainbow, and, when the sun shines on it, dazzles the eye by its brilliancy. This volcano has thrown up a mountain of black sand, somewhat resembling sand from gold dust, to the height of 700 or 800 feet. The party attempted to ascend this mountain but found it impossible, as it was like a wheat pile, and they sank down in every step. The whole scenery is represented as most grand in the vicinity of these eruptions.

“We shall look with much interest for further exploration of these regions, and have made arrangements to procure a detailed account of them, when made. We are much indebted to Mr. Nobles for the information he has furnish us regarding these phenomena.