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Hearty brew 49 ast (Abbr.) Eggs 50 istener Doctrine 51 Tackle Pair with moguls 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Quarry Cinema has ALL-DIGITAL picture The Host su!uu Z :otu!! uoBnlos .JaMuv -- plo00ssozj li.u00 It's EASY to renew or subscribe! 1300 mail, phone, 'fax, wE!tl, or e-mail (See order form on page 14.) Five little farm girls started school together By Adella M. Theis Eighty-four years ago, five little farm girls started grade 1 in a one- room country school, District 172. Many of our brothers and sisters had gone to that school between Richmond and St. Martin. Nine- teen children went there when we did; two boys were older than we were. They are both gone. One teacher taught all eight grades. We had good teachers. I lived closer to the school, in the middle of the five. We ran across the meadow and went home for lunch. In the winter, we all ate at school with our syrup pails for lunch pails (no fancy lunch paris). Some of the teachers roomed at our place, weekends they went home. When the weather was bad, they stayed by us. We had Christmas programs. My dad hauled planks and wooden nail kegs for people to sit on, and our stage was small, our curtains were bedsheets hanging on wire by safety pins. In the winter, my dad would harness two horses to a lit- fie caboose he had built to go to a neighbor's at night. The horses would be tied to a post, cover them Civil War digest: with a blanket to stay warm. We had a lot of good times together picking choke cherries, etc. Our teachers came out at recess to play with us. We really loved that. After grade school, we went our separate ways; most of us went home and worked out. I had three married sisters. I worked by them a lot. One of the girls went to some school in St. Cloud. No-one went to high school. There were no buses. Then World War II came along. The Draft Board told me to go help my folks because I was not married, so my sisters could go in service. I couldn't get married, my boyfriend was in service. He was gone almost four years, never got one furlough home, so we couldn't get married. During those years, help was short, so the neighbor girl and I ran a bundle team. We had two horses and a hayrack, we went to the field, filled it full of bundles, took it back to the threshing machine, when it was time to unload the grain while we rested. Then some got married. The neighbor girl, I worked at her wed- ding, and got to borrow some of the things. Being wartime you couldn't Snitch Burr Wonderstone Oz the Great ft Powerful **OPEN ALL DAY 3/28-4/1"* This week 150 years ago Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday, March 25, 1863 More fighting occurred on Black Bayou as the Federal expe- dition on Steele's Bayou contin- ued to bog down. Two Federal rams attempted to run the Vicks- burg, Miss., batteries from north to south. The U.S.S. Lancaster was struck about 30 times with most of the crew escaping. The U.S.S. Swit- zerland, badly disabled, floated out of the firing range. Major General Ambrose Burn- side, former commander of the Army of the Potomac, superseded Major General Horatio G. Wright in command of the Department of the Ohio. Federal monitors were reported leaving Hilton Head, S.C. en route to Charleston Harbor. Thursday, March 26, 1863 The voters of West Virginia approved gradual emancipa- tion of slaves, while a Confeder- ate congressional act authorized the impressment of forage or other property, including slaves, when necessary for the army in the field. Friday, March 27, 1863 Skirmishing occurred at Pal- atka, Fla., and at Woodbury Pike, Tenn. President Abraham Lincoln addressed representatives of a number of Indian tribes saying, "I can see no way in which your race is to become as numerous and prosperous as the white race except by living as they do, by the cultivation of the earth." Exhibit of 25 vintage pianos at Dassel History Center Keeping Time: the Historic Piano Collection of Steve Misener, an exhibit of vintage pianos from the 1700s to the 1950s, will be at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum from Sunday, April 7, through Sunday, May 5. An Opening Gala will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tours will follow at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. During this month-long exhibit, Misener will conduct tours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Satur- days, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sundays, Mondays and evenings by appointment. No guided tours are scheduled for April 12 and 13; however, the museum will be open. Tour numbers will be lim- ited, so call ahead to schedule your tour time, (320) 275-3077. Admis- sion is free. Visitors are welcome to see the exhibit anytime during museum hours without a guided tour. Museum hours are Tuesday-Fri- day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 1863 An engagement occurred at Pat- tersonville, La., between Confed- erate land forces and Union gun- boats. The U.S.S. Diana was cap- tured. A skirmish also occurred at Hurricane Bridge, W.Va. Sunday, March 29, 1863 Major General Ulysses Grant ordered Major General John McClernand to march south from Milliken's Bend to the west side of the Mississippi River to New Car- thage, below Vicksburg, Miss. Major Generals William T. Sher- man and James B. McPherson were to follow. At this time, Sher- man's men were digging another canal to the west of Vicksburg, known as the Duckport Canal. It was another failure. Monday, March 30, 1863 It was a day of extensive skir- mishing at Dutton's Hill, Ky.; Zoar Church, Va.; Point Pleasant, W.Va.; Cross Hollow, Ark.; Tahlequah, Indian Territory; "The Island" in Vernon County, Mo., and at Rod- man's Point on the Pamlico River and near Deep Gully in North Car- olina. President Abraham Lincoln set aside April 30 as a national fast and prayer day. Tuesday, March 31, 1863 Major General Ulysses Grant's operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage were well under way as he began another attempt to capture Vicksburg, Miss. Admi- ral David Farragut successfully took the U.S.S. Hartford, U.S.S. Switzerland, and U.S.S. Albatross past the Grand Gulf batteries, moving below them after engag- ing. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of March 25-31, 1863 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - In camp near Falmouth, Va., until April 1863. 2rid Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty at Chapel Hill, Tenn., until June 4, 1863. 3rd MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- try - On duty at Fort Heiman, Ky., until June 2, 1863. 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try -'Expedition to Yazoo Pass via buy much. We got married when Joe got back from service. Wed- dings were small. Those days you had them at home. The neighbor ladies did the cooking, There were maybe 50 people, that's all. We got together with some when we had children. We got together one time when we were out of school 60 years. All five were there and some younger ones. Now, since last fall, we started all five of us turned 90 years old. The last one of the five celebrated her 90th June 29, 2012. Four of us were here, the fifth isn't well so she wasn't there. One other one is in a wheel chair. The four of us that were, enjoyed our get-together. Here are the names of us five girls: Rita Kolb Hayes, 6 children, now living in St. Cloud Lorraine Resseman Fisher, 4 chil- dren, Richmond Adella Resseman Theis, 3 chil- dren, Eden Valley Cordelia Stang ObermiUer, 3 chil- dren, St. Cloud Leona Braegelmann W'illenbring, 13 children, Richmond 00150 MIHi<IESOTA ,861 CIVI L WAR 1865 Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, Coldwa- ter and Tallahatchie Rivers until April 8, 1863.  5th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - On duty at Duckport, La., untilApril 1, 1863. 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On garrison duty at Fort Snelling, Glencoe, Forest City and Kingston until April 1863. 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- On garrison duty in Mankato and other points in Minnesota until June 1863. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On frontier duty at var- ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- ley, Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie until May 1864. 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - On garrison duty in various frontier Minnesota communities until June 1863. 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Regiment on detached service for garrison duty at vari- ous outposts in frontier Minnesota until June 1863. 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- alry "Mounted Rangers" - Orga- nized at St. Cloud, St. Peter and Fort Snelling for frontier duty against Indians until June 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Min- nesota Cavalry - On duty at Fort Donelson, Tenn., until June 5, 1863. 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery - On duty at Lake Provi- dence, La., until April 22, 1863. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery - On duty at Murfreesboro Tenn., until June 4, 1863. 2nd United States Sharpshoot- ers, Company A - In camp at Fal- mouth, Va., until April 27, 1863.