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Column - 1959: Record number of fox turned in for bounty

The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO March 1909 F.I. Turton has purchased a dairy wagon for morning or evening deliveries of milk and cream in sanitary ...

The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years.

100 YEARS AGO

March 1909

F.I. Turton has purchased a dairy wagon for morning or evening deliveries of milk and cream in sanitary glass bottles... Postmistress Holmes has received notice from the United States Postmaster authorizing city delivery service. Application forms for route men will soon be available... The Ed Bowman family of Osakis was informed he will inherit Canadian property valued at $250,000 from his father... James Walker leased his main street store to Alexandria Brewing Company... Emil Erickson installed an acetylene lighting plant in his store and living room in Rose City... Mr. Peterson sold his farm in north Ida to Frank Wussow for $5,000. John Landeen purchased the P.A. Anderson farm in Ida for $11,000... The Nelson State Bank, founded three years ago by the Ernst brothers, has been sold to Tollif and Andrew Jacobson.

50 YEARS AGO

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March 1959

Joseph Olson of rural Evansville is still wondering if he struck a natural gas pocket while drilling for a new well on Friday. At 90 feet, gas or air blew from the ground pipe until Monday morning when the digger went down another 10 feet. The incident is under investigation... A record number of fox (283 adults and 447 kits) were turned in for bounty of $2,026 in 1958. One hunting party was pictured with their 39 fox hanging on a silo... Victor Anderson, the first man drafted from Douglas County in World War I, was pictured with his display of all 40 American Legion membership cards since joining that organization in 1919.

25 YEARS AGO

March 1984

When Fred Chan retires this month from Carlson Dairy after 32 years, the era of home milk delivery will come to an end... Vernon Maack, director of Alexandria Vocation Technical College (AVTI) since its birth, has resigned, stating "It is time to permit new leadership for AVTI." During his tenure, AVTI grew from an enrollment of 23 to an estimated 1,600... Kevin Berg, second-year mechanical drafting at AVTI, won the computerized drafting contest and walked away with first prize for the school - a computer-assisted drawing system valued at $7,000... A bill that would make milk the official state drink moved out of the committee with a unanimous vote of approval... Snow depth in 1983-84 reached 51 inches, 15 inches more than the previous year and 22 inches less than 1974-75.

10 YEARS AGO

March 1999

Even though Dave Sheldon recently sold his painting business to Brad Gordhammer, the two men often work together on projects, with Dale showing Brad many old tricks of the trade in the old-fashioned way of apprenticeship... County commissioners voted to table for one more year a decision on the opening of the Brandon Boys Ranch for troubled youth... Cap Paciotti fully believed he was at Sertoma to honor a friend. Instead, he was the honoree who received the "Service to Mankind" award in recognition for making this a better place to live... Alexandria's Junior Olympic 18s volleyball team won the Club Division in the 32-team President's Day Festival in St. Paul, going undefeated in nine matches... Nurses in the Alexandria Clinic have joined the picket lines in protest of low wages and lack of benefits.

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    Marge Van Gorp of Alexandria is a regular contributing columnist to the Echo Press Opinion page.

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