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June 21, 2013

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, June 20, 1963

Postmaster Helweg announced that our five-digit zip code of 56131 goes into effect today. The zip code is expected to speed up delivery of correspondence.

Annual water festival is set for July 13 and 14. On the program is a boat parade, water skiing show, water fight by the firemen, band concert and fireworks.

Mary Bode and Harvey Edson were married on June16th at International Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Laubach were called to visit Mrs. Beatty (Mrs. Laubach's mother) shortly before she suffered a coronary occlusion and passed away.

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Pals received the sad news of the death of her niece, Brenda who fell under a load of hay bales being unloaded and was instantly killed.

Blanche Peterson and Verdean Pals were united in marriage on June 1st at Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, Tennessee with Dr. Evans officiating the double ring ceremony.

Arlie Burreson, former Junior High School teacher of Fulda, died at the Heart Hospital on May 10th.

Mrs. Walter Beaty, 72, passed away on June 10 unexpectedly in her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce are the parents of a daughter, Robin, born May 21st. Mrs. John Magnus is the grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rankin are the parents of a daughter, Laurie born June 1st. Mrs. John Magnus is the grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Norma Nelson are the parents of a son born June 11th named Mark. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gunderman.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Heintz are the parents of a son, Loran born Wednesday at Heron Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Walker are the parents of a daughter, Ruth Ann born June 10th. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burgess.

30 years ago

Thursday, June 23, 1983

Murray County Red Cross Chapter sent Lisa Heintz to the Minnesota, Wisconsin Red Cross Division National Aquatic school.

Roller Bros. Circus is coming to Fulda on June 29th.

Defeat the Heat road race to be held during the Fulda Summer Festival.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Engelkes announce the engagement of their daughter Barb to Kyle Wildfeuer on July 30th.

Celebrating birthdays at Maple Lawn this month are Merna Beckman, Ruth Crowley, Arlene Johnson, Lizzie Kremer and Leo Baerenwald.

With the 4th of July approaching everyone is reminded that fireworks are still illegal in the State of Minnesota.

Melvin R. Dierks passed away on June 4 in Chico, California.

20 years ago

Wednesday, June 23, 1993

Heidi Uttech finds unique piece of driftwood near Fulda Lake shaped as a Wood Duck head.

The intersection of St. Paul Ave. and Fourth Street became flooded after Thursday's downpour. The rain came to fast and hard for the drainage system.

Ruth Amundson spent time recently putting the finishing touches on a Wood Duck costume being crafted for the annual Wood Duck Festival celebration.

A collision involving a grain semi truck and a vehicle operated by Jack Wisdorf occurred on June 22nd at the intersection of Front Street and St. Paul Avenue.

The City Council approved the building of an ambulance and police hall.

With the recent rains flooding many fields in the area some Adrian farmers have taken to planting crops by helicopter. The helicopter was equipped with a “slinger” loaded with beans and used to spread 12 runs on the two black soggy plats of land.

Tammy Heintz and Jeff Carlson were united in marriage on May 29th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Roger Heintz officiating.

Terri Tech and Tim McNeal announce their engagement. The couple is planning an August 21st wedding date.

Terri and Scott Black are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Nicole on June 4th. Grandparents are J.B. Miranowski and Marlene and Rollo Black.

The bell has been restored to the Presbyterian Church bell tower after 42 years. Fritz Reusse, who owned the bell after purchasing the old church site, said he decided the bell belonged with the church and offered it back. Although no one is certain why the vintage bell was left behind it was quickly welcomed back. The bell is believed to be one hundred years old and counting.

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