Thompson Grove starts the ….

Posted 4/13/22

Thompson Grove starts the process to incorporate! 62 years and one month ago THE REPORTER March 11, 1960 Reported in election results some 62 years and one month ago, Thompson Grove won handily over …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Thompson Grove starts the ….


Thompson Grove starts the process to incorporate! 62 years and one month ago THE REPORTER March 11, 1960 Reported in election results some 62 years and one month ago, Thompson Grove won handily over those deemed the “rural incumbents,” farmers which had been threatening and aiming to break away and form a separate township north of Highway 61. Five positions were won by the Grove, including supervisor, clerk, justice, and two constable positions. The elections elsewhere, meanwhile, “were pretty much as expected.”

For Grove voting results, Ted Loritz Jr. won over supervisor Frank Belden 456 to 121, while Carl Meissner defeated Lee Crippen for the clerk’s position by a vote of 486 to 111. William Von Arx took justice of the peace over Forrest Bailey by a vote of 460 to 30.

As to constables, the two appointed constables in Lawrence Pennington and Ray Nelson “won official endorsement,” Pennington winning over Don Hanson by a vote of 423 to 39.

The candidates were endorsed prior to election via “an emergency meeting” at Oltman school, as a change in filing meant that neither incumbents nor challengers were on the ballot, with all voting done via write-in.

Down at Grey Cloud, a small turnout of 37 voters from an eligible 160 returned the incumbents to office.

Bridge Naming Contest Plans Given to Group (summary) The Newport Businessman’s Association had been authorized to name the new bridge across the river, together with the South St. Paul Chamber of Commerce. Elsewhere in the paper it was shared that Ed Springer had been chosen for the post of president of the Newport Businessman’s Association recently, while Gordon Bailey Jr. was elected chairman of the by-laws committee.

At St. Paul Park the Council “smoothed over opposition” from neighbors fearing large trucks coming in for repairs, then approving a rezone request from Dox Company to rezone two lots on Fourth Street for “an office building machine shop.”

From the Service: Airman Third Class David L. McWain had been assigned to Korea, as his unit helped the Republic of Korea develop a self-sufficient and effective air defense.

Obituaries for Milton L. Schottmuller of Newport, Terrence Richard Bondeson of St. Paul Park, and Thoms J. Nippoldt of Woodbury are included in the issue on the front page, along with Thomas Jugovich, and Anna Frost of South St. Paul inside.

As for South St. Paul, Mr. Jugovich is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery at South Saint Paul with a Memorial ID 166011551 at, while Frost is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul, with her Memorial ID being 66516048. Full name Anna Magdelena Dachtera Frost, born June 8, 1887.

For obituaries from Washington County, Bondeson is listed as “Jr.” and buried at Evergreen Community Cemetery in Afton at Find a Grave, with a memorial ID 78883055. He was ten months old, according to the newspaper.

Thomas J. Nippoldt is buried at Woodbury Methodist Cemetery, with a memorial ID at Find a Grave of 76389074. He was one month old.

Milton Schottmuller is not included at Find a Grave, but was reportedly buried in Newport Cemetery. A member of Newport Lodge 118 and the Newport Methodist Church, Schottmuller had been employed some 22 years by the Cudahy packing plant, spending the final four years of his life “as a custodian at Newport elementary school.”

The view from across the river 100 years ago THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL April 6, 1922 High School Notes Riddles What is a retired carpenter like a teacher?

Because he is an ex-planer.

Well Will, are you through talking?

Yes, Miss Stoiber, if you don’t call on me.

What is Doing at the Theatres A Brief Outline of Coming Events in the Local Movie Shows Thursday, April 13th “What do men want?” the greatest screen sensation of the greatest producer of motion pictures is essentially a women’s picture. It deals with the problem of American life well known to millions and millions of women, and equally familiar to countless judges of the country.

This great drama (before the addition of sound in motion pictures) from the facile pen of Lois Weber, producer of such outstanding successes as “Where are My Children?” “Hypocrites” and “The Price of a Good Time,” is a piercing study of the things that make for the happiness of man. Down through the ages woman’s greatest wish has been to bring happiness and contentment to man. Today the complexity of our social conditions demands an even closer analysis of the question, “What Do Men Want?”

It is believed that the movie-going public who sees this dynamic drama of the quest for happiness, will agree that Lois Weber has produced the biggest picture in the history of the motion picture industry. So say the critics. French Canadian in the Twin Cities 136 years ago Echo du L’Ouest (Western Echo) Achille F. Carrier, Redacteur April 15, 1886 DECES At Osseo on the 12th. M. Moise Dejarlais gave his soul back to God at a very advanced age. M. Dejarlais was one of the oldest citizens in Hennepin County, and we hope to give in our next number those details of his life and the time that he arrived in the country.

The service and burial took place yesterday at Osseo with a large number of faithful.

Territorial Dispatches 170 years ago THE MINNESOTIAN April 10, 1852 POSTSCRIPT! From Lake Pepin! Saturday morning, 9 o’clock We have reliable news that the Dr. Franklin, No. 2, Capt. R. S. Harris, was at the foot of Lake Pepin on Thursday of this week, with a very large number of passengers, but there being no prospect of getting through the ice for several days, she turned back to St. Louis. Some of those who came up on her, arrived here afoot last evening. Many of the passengers were farmers, with their families and teams, who will wait until a boat can get through. Others will try it by land, and may be expected here today. The St. Paul will, in all probability, be the next boat at the foot of the lake.

Minnesota wildcats: The following from the St. Anthony Press, is the first positive indication we have of these horrible “varmints,” this far north. Capt. David Olmsted was quite certain he heard panthers in the wood, between Swan river crossing the Long Prairie last fall, but he did not see them or their tracks. Ugh! We have been in countries thickly settled by these gentry…with their infernal screams.

“A short time since, Mr. Hobart and Mr. Whitson came upon the tracks of a large panther some four miles above this village. They followed the track some distance into a tamarack swamp, but night approaching they were obliged to give up the pursuit. The next day some Indians took the track, and after following the animal across the river, a distance of ten or twelve miles, succeeded in treeing and shooting the monster. He was truly a savage-looking animal measuring nearly three feet in height and seven feet and eleven inches and a half in length. The tracks of another were seen in the same vicinity, a few days subsequent, from which it is inferred that a pair of these animals have been prowling this vicinity. This is the first of its kind, so far as we are aware, that has been killed in the territory.

(Note: While it would be legal for a time in Wisconsin to poison wildcats and other livestock predators like wolves, the cougar of today is a protected animal in Minnesota, and one of six wild cat species in the state. More information, including what to do if meeting a cougar in the wild to avoid harm, is available at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

Among the important details to remember are to face the cougar directly, make yourself appear as large as possible and speak firmly to the cougar, but also not to run, crouch, or lay on the ground, as cougars naturally stalk their prey. The cougar has largely been pushed west to the Dakotas at the present, although some still track east on migration. Four miles north of St. Anthony’s upper limit as related above, meanwhile, brings one to Spring Lake, at the northwestern corner of modern-day Fridley, Minnesota).

April 17, 1852

Probable Loss of Life Five Germans started in a bateau, on Thursday last, on an exploring trip up the Minnesota River. They had rigged a mast, and sail in their bateau, and some fifteen miles up the Minnesota attempted to make the shore. The mast caught in the branches of a leaning tree on the banks of the river, when the swift current capsized the boat, and floated downstream till they were rescued by Indians, who came out with canoes and took them ashore. One of them was left behind when the accident occurred, and has not been heard of since. When last seen by his comrades, he was struggling to reach the shore. His name is Weinhamer.—His wife and four children reside in the upper town. His friends have no doubt that he was drowned—otherwise he would have found his way home before this time. A sad visitation for the bereaved widow and children.

Almost 170 years ago DAKOTA TAWAXITKU KIN/THE DAKOTA FRIEND May 1852/Imnija Skadan, Wi, ici 5, 1852 Matthew, Chapter IX 1. Unkan Jesus wata kin e nope ca mde opta ku qa iye ontonwe tawa kin en hdi.

Do the Mdewakantonwan Dakotas Increase?

Different persons would give different answers to the above questions. Manuscript documents which may be found in the office of the Indian Agent at St. Peters, seem to furnish a decided negative answer.

In 1836, when many of the Mdewankontonwans were residing with other bands of the Dakota tribe and were not counted, they numbered 977, exclusive of the Wabashaw band.— In 1838, according to the memory of the writer, they numbered between 1700 and 1800. They pay roll for this year is not to be found. About the year 1840, each band who received annuities began to evince a strong desire to swell the number of names on the pay roll, and by numbering those who resided with other bands, there was an apparent increase, so that in 1843, the list showed 1802, rising in 1846 to 2,140, and in 1849, 2,294 souls. Subsequent to 1849 the increase became more rapid. It was not however real. The chiefs and their friends as well as each individual family became so eager in their desire to increase (they were paid per capita) that they included the dead in their list, in some cases, counted the boys and girls, both as children and adults, and some whole families of children, appeared on the lists of two or three different bands, so that in June 1851, they numbered 2615. By this time the false numbering became so apparent, that last October, when they received their annuity cash payment, the Agent took pains to count them himself, and the result was that there were 1749 souls, about the same as in 1838…The increase then, is certainly not rapid.

Seeseetonwans and Ihanktonwans.

Forty lodges of the above named (Dakota) Indians wintered at Mysterious, or Devil’s lake and from the latest accounts it seems probable that they have suffered and are still suffering and perishing from want. Forty other lodges when last heard from were encamped on Grizzly Bear river and so pinched by famine that they found little else on which to subsist besides the dry bones of the buffalo which they killed last summer, which they gathered and boiled and drank the broth. At another place were twenty lodges who had nothing lefty but their horses which they were eating. One of this party had been murdered, who name was Ptecapa, by his brother, because he thought he did not receive his full share of the flesh of a horse which his brother had butchered. At another place were two lodges and their families (who) had nothing to eat, and were too weak to seek anything. It is supposed that they have perished. A few lodges have reached Lake Travers in a starving condition, having eaten twenty horses. They had nothing at the lake but fish, their corn crop having been entirely consumed last summer by the large numbers who collected their on the occasion of the treaty.—On the whole, the upper bands of the Dakota have had a hard winter and it is probable, that numbers have perished.

Historic note: The Mdewantonwan Dakota were pushed south from the Mille Lacs region by the Ojibwa/Chippewa (one tribe with two different spellings) in the 18th century, then coming to the Twin Cities area, later ceded by treaty, the same as their Ojibwa/Chippewa neighbors further to the north. More resources on the later U.S.-Dakota War, its causes as well as beginning and aftermath, are available at https://www.