Today in Whitehall-area History

October 20, 1969

            The Hutchins-Stendahl American Legion Post held a public meeting Monday to discuss plans for restoring the pond in east Whitehall. Representatives of the Legion, its Auxiliary, the city council, the Whitehall-Pigeon Rod and Gun Club and other organizations attended. Irvin Mallum, Elmo Fjeld and John Mathson reported on the possibilities that have been explored.

October 20, 1960

            Mrs. Althea Nalan of Bloomington has been engaged as art teacher in the Whitehall schools, succeeding Mrs. Marilyn Senty, who has resigned.

October 20, 1949

            About 40 boys between the ages of eight and 10 have been organized into seven Dens of Cub Scouts, and meet after school at the homes of the den mothers, Mrs. Bennie O. Nelson, Mrs. Tracy O. Rice, Mrs. Sidney Gilbertson, Mrs. Fred Gardner, Mrs. Lester Brennom, Mrs. Clifford Dahl and Mrs. Melvin Erickson. Henry J. Aleckson is the new Cubmaster.

October 20, 1932

            The postal department has announced changes in rural routes that will eliminate Route 4, combining that route with all of Route 1 except those homes above the Anton Tomter farm in Fly Creek. The changes will save the government about $1,000 annually.

October 20, 1919

            John Geffe and son George of Pleasantville departed for the state of Washington Monday, where they will be permanently situated for the future.

October 20, 1907

            N.F. Hegge, who spent the summer in Norway, returned home Saturday. He reports a cold and wet summer there.

October 20, 1898

            James Wood returned home last Thursday from St. Paul, where he was in the hospital several weeks with typhoid fever. He is to be mustered out of the Army shortly. We believe James has had enough of army life.

October 20, 1884

            A man in town Monday with grain reported having picked a quart of strawberries last Sunday. This is a big country.