Peekin' in the Past

10 years ago (2004)

•Nyla Reker’s friendly face has been a fixture at the Beaver Creek Post Office for several years. The postal service recently recognized Reker for 25 years of service with a pin and letter of recognition.

•Southern Hills Apartments will soon be known as Southern Hills Condominium, according to the city’s plan for the four city-owned rental units.


25 years ago (1989)

•Communities in the area are planning now for a statewide celebration in 1990. “Celebrate Minnesota 1990” was launched by Governor Rudy Perpich and has been approved by the Legislature.

The statewide celebration is built around the U.S. Olympic Festival, one of the world’s largest gatherings of amateur athletes, being held in the Twin Cities area in July 1990.


50 years ago (1964)

•A saving of about $20,000 was effected last year in the Minnesota Highway Department by discontinuing sending out reminders to Minnesota drivers to renew their licenses, according to the department’s drivers license section. 

Previously, nearly 500,000 such notices were sent out each year at a cost of four cents for each postcard, plus handling. The small card used previously is no longer a permissible mailing piece.


75 years ago (1939)

First and second grade notes

Santa was good to everyone in our room. Some received sleds, snow shoes, coloring books, cars, tractors, dump trucks, dolls and as one little boy said, “A real, live puppy that wags its tail and your o’ hall.” 


100 years ago (1914)

•Pretty soon Hills will be a modern, up-to-date little city. Only a month ago a new garage started up, then a little later we got a dentist, and now to cap the climax we learn that O.T. Rue will open a tailor shop, and is now prepared to clean, press and repair your clothes in the most approved fashion. Mr. Rue has spent many years at this business, having worked in tailor shops in Tyler and Luverne, Minn., Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, S.D. As there are no vacant buildings on Main street Mr. Rue will be pleased to have you call at his home, and leave your work.






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