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September 27, 2013

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fulda's new $150,000 dial telephone system will come to life on Sunday, October 6th with the split-second timing and coordination of telephone technicians from Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. The actual cutover time will take place early Sunday morning when crews will be stationed in the old and new telephone buildings waiting for a report of No Calls in process. At that point, thousands of little heat coils will be pulled from the switchboard leaving Fulda momentarily without phone communications. In the new building, another crew will pull out hundreds of wooden blocks called Skivvies allowing dialing equipment to operate properly. At that moment dial tones will be heard on phones throughout Fulda. Key calls will be made to police, fire and ambulance to assure service.

Gold flowers and ribbons at the pews helped make a lovely setting Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian church for the marriage of Wanda Christians and Ronald Baumhoefner. The Rev. James Wickstrom officiated the double ring-ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pals will note their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 29th.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mansmith are the parents of a son, Michael Clifford born September 10th. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Landers and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mansmith are the grandparents.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Schipper are the parents of a daughter born Friday, September 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bramel are the parents of a son, David, born Wednesday, September 18th.

Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Hadler are the parents of a baby girl born on September 19th. Mrs. Marie Kahle is the grandmother.



30 years ago

Thursday, September 29, 2013

Roll of Honor plaques containing the names of service people who lost their lives during the time of WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam were dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday in Slayton. Representing Fulda Edward Schweigert, Fulda VFW Commander. Mary Wulff, who lost her son Harold in WWII, was one of the Gold Star Mothers were honored at the ceremony. Other Gold Star Mothers were Mrs. Doris Barrie, Mrs. Henry Schaap, Mrs. Joe Ackerman, Mrs. Gerald Erbe, Mrs. John Peterson and Ella Bedford.

The new 911 number for emergency is now in operation. Fulda residents may still call 425-2410 for fire and 425-2455 for ambulance if desired.

Fulda Homecoming royalty candidates include Janet Halbur, Alison Lyons, Sheila Gehl, Deb Crowley, Dave Beckman, Tom Scully, Ken Clarke and Leigh Wehking.

Kristine Zelmer and Larry Oolman were wed on July 2 at St. Johns' Lutheran Church in Kilkenny with the Rev. Tim Booth officiating.

Citizens of Tomorrow include Christopher Zinnel, Randy and Heather Appel, and Tony Hassebroek.

Edward Buschena passed away on September 25th at the age of 85 years old.

Ned A. Schmacher passed away at the age of 80 on September 4th.

Bruce I. Howe passed away at the age of 38 on September 11, 1983.



20 years ago

Wednesday, September 29, 2013

A delegation of eight Russian agriculture credit and government policy officials arrived at the Fulda Area Credit Union last Wednesday, with questions on how agriculture is financed in America.

Governor Arne H. Carlson has awarded the city of Fulda $150,000 grant to help the 47 flood-stricken victims bring their homes up to quality standards.

Citizens of Tomorrow include Nicole and Mandy Gunderman, Justin and Jessica Kremer, and Sarah and Tyler Opdahl.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kuehl and Mr. and Mrs. William Rozenboom announce the marriage of their children, Scott and Tami Jo on September 5th.

Amy Schuur and Todd Thier were married on July 24th at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington.

Raymond (Fritz) and Sally Heger will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary on August 21st when they will renew their vows at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.

Amelia Fillman, age 89, died Thursday, September 23rd.

Celebrating birthdays at Maple Lawn Nursing Home are Lillian Iverson, Mollie Lambert, Lorenze Goering, Minnie Ruesch and Rosa Vosberg.

The Fulda Raider football team clobbered the HL-O-L Silver Bullets during Friday nights Homecoming game with a score of 48-0. Highlights include four TDs by Cory Czepa.


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