The Community Post

Bergman: From out of our past


Note: This column is created from the archives of the Minster Community Post by Minster Historical

100 Years Ago July 20, 1923

The Eleventh Anniversar­y sale at the Steinemann Store (Currently home of Post Printing) is a commercial event of importance for the present time. They are offering some exceptiona­l bargains. Visit the place.

The Cataract fire company has engaged new quarters to accommodat­e them in their public activities and to furnish the members comforts in their idle hours. They moved into the rooms on the second floor of the building on south Main Street above the Albert Oldiges blacksmith shop. The bell which has been used to call for meetings has been elevated above the building.

Mr. F.J. Thieman is superinten­ding the erection of a new residence on his farm north west of town. It is a brick veneer house of a six room capacity.

Minster Post No. 387, American Legion – 3 Night Carnival – Thursday – Friday – Saturday at the City Park. Music all of the time – Merry-GoRound. Given for the benefit of the building fund.

75 Years Ago July 16, 1948

Supreme Court Appeal is seen in Hospital Suit -New trial denied opponents of $500,000 project by appeals court – A spokesman for opponents of the proposed $500,000 joint-township hospital project in western Auglaize county said that in all probabilit­y the case will be carried to the state supreme court for decision.

Mayor Edmund Morsey of Minster and Mayor E.R. Haines of New Bremen met recently at Dayton and discussed lighting and power problems facing the two municipali­ties. Both villages recently signed 10 year contracts with the Dayton Power and Light company for the purchase of electricit­y.

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Herkenhoff accompanie­d their daughter Nancy to Fort Scott Camp. She will be there two weeks.

Roland and Ted Wilkens left for a twoweeks’ vacation at Fort Scott camp. They accompanie­d Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eiting who took their daughter, Miss Janice there.

Minster volunteer firemen have plans completed for the 11th yearly frolic of the smoke-eaters, to be held in the village park immediatel­y following the Minster Versailles baseball game.

50 Years Ago July 19, 1973

The KinderHaus nursery school for preschool children ages 3-5 will open this September in the American Legion Hall. The school will consist of Morning and afternoon sessions, 3 days a week. The teacher will be Ann Boecker.

A reception for the Rev. Joseph Pax, newly appointed pastor of St. Augustine Church and his assistant, the Rev. James Smith was held Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Fr. Pax came to Minster froma chaplainsh­ip at

St. Rita’s Hospital. Fr. James Smith comes to Minster after a three year assignment at Coldwater.

The Fifth Annual Pilgrimage in honor of our Blessed Mother under the title of Her Immaculate Heart will be held at the Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein on Saturday and Sunday July 28 and 29.

2000 to 2007 Newspaper recently added to Minster Historical Society Website.

Please go online and read Recent Additions. July 19, 2007 Arrowhead Holds Mortgage Burning for the second set of nine holes of the course.

Tiffany Olberding puts on a Backyard Summer Camp at Earls Island Pavilion to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award

Minster Farmers and Auglaize Farmers co-op prepare to merge.

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