Today in Whitehall-area History

July 1, 1970

            Land O’ Lakes will discontinue bottling milk at its Whitehall plant effective July 1. The manufacture of butter, milk powder and other related items will continue. Distribution of Land O’ Lakes milk and other products will continue, with all driver/salesmen retaining their present routes.

July 1, 1960

            Ronald Olson, 18, of Northfield, suffered a leg injury, cuts and a broken collarbone in a tractor accident on the farm of his uncle, Osborne Knutson, Friday.

July 1, 1939

            The A.M. Hagen family moved from the E.C. Getts residence Saturday to the G.M. Steig house on Abrams St, which was vacated at the end of the school year by the R.B. Martin family. The Martins are staying with family in Minneapolis now, and on their return will occupy the residence being built on Park Dr. by Burr Tarrant.

July 1, 1913

            Morris Christianson returned to Fly Creek Valley Tuesday from International Falls, Minn., where he had been employed in a lumber camp.

July 1, 1900

            Children’s day was observed at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday morning. The exercises were unique because of the predominance of little tots taking part.

July 1, 1887

            Solsrud and Ekern bought 50 bushels of blueberries last Friday, the largest amount ever taken in by one firm in this village.