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Pickings 12-26-2012

December 25, 2012

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, December 27, 1962

A campaign to eliminate scabies from Minnesota's $16 million a year sheep industry has been launched as of Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Onken are the parents of a daughter, Christy Kay born December 18th. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Claussen and Mr. and Mrs. George Onken.

Mr. and Mrs. George Estrem are the parents of a son born on December 19th.

If you would like to develop a fine ulcer or perhaps a few heart problems, the Minnesota State Medical Association suggests that you make the following New Year's Resolutions: Resolve to forget everything but your job; work at the office on weekends and holidays; make it a rule to always have your brief case with you; learn to never say no to any request that might assist your career; remember that all forms of recreation are a waste of time; carry all the responsibility for everything yourself; remember that three quick Martinis before supper will help your appetite; ignore your doctor's advice. If you follow these suggestions you'll probably have your ulcer by the end of 1963, and a little high blood pressure as well.



30 years ago

Thursday, December 30, 1982

A post Christmas blizzard causes power outages on the east side of Fulda for a few hours on Tuesday. The Fulda cable TV tower was also lost when its three upper sections toppled during the early morning storm that caried 50 MPH winds as it swept through the area.

The Department of Natural Resources reports that 56 permits have currently been issued to counties, municipalities, sportsmen's groups and others for the operation of aeration systems in lakes. The public is warned of possible thin ice on area lakes.

Shirlene Christians and Don Rolph announce their engagement.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bultmann are pleased to announce the birth of a son, Bryce Allan. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Wally Verdugt and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmit.

Marguerite Toohey passed away unexpectedly on December 25th at the age of 74 years old.

James R. Morris passed away at the age of 45 years old on December 22, 1982.



20 years ago

Wednesday, December 23, 1992

Letters to Santa are shared by local children.

Third annual Fulda Fantasy Days to feature medallion hunt, snowman buidling contest and block lighting competition.

Senior Profiles include David Handy and Mark Bjerke.

Bridget Rolstad celebrated her 103rd birthday on December 13th.

Lisa Rae Gerber and Randy Gronewold announce their engagement. The couple is planning a January 2, 1993 wedding day.

Citizens of Tomorrow include Sarah and Brianna Kruse, Shelby and Tyler Witzel, and Amy and Thomas Sandhurst.



Wednesday, December 30, 1992

The Murray County Sheriff's Department responded to a one-car rollover on December 28 six miles northeast of Slayton on County Road 38. Angie Holmes was pronounced dead at the scene. Injured and transferred to the hospital were Brad and Chad Wieskus, Sarah Ruesch, and Eric Bunkers.

The Fulda Fire Depaertment was called to an early morning barn fire at the farm site of Kevin Onken on Monday. The barn housing feeder pigs and sows was completely destroyed.

Citizens of Tomorrow are Adam and Chantal Fuchs, Christine Wieskus, Holly and Levi Zins and Mitch and Ben Clarke.

Senior Profiles features Steve Ossefort and Daniel Bierma.

Elsie Bunkers passed away on December 23rd at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

Edmond Zins passed away on December 20 at the age of 79 years old.

Becky Chapman and Douglas Tuin were married on November 21.

Dan and Sandy Crowley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha on December 22. Grandparents include Bob and Judy Thyen and Leo and Dolores Crowley.

Esther Hager celebrated her 102nd birthday recently.



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