Hector Historical Center

"All people are living histories - which is why History Matters."

The local newspaper, the Hector News Mirror, has allowed the history center to submit articles dating back to the early 1900's which we have taken from past publications of the News Mirror. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we do.

From the News Mirror articles the 3rd week of March.

1947

Commander Sampson of Local Post Explains Rewards Offered by American Legion

The members of the high school and faculty were visited by S.B. Sampson and Mrs. R. Beske, representatives of the American Legion and Auxiliary on Wednesday    afternoon, March 16, and listened to a very fine address by Mr. Sampson.

Mr. Sampson wished to impress upon them the high ideals fostered by the organization, not only as an incentive towards winning the medal, but also as an        inspiration for making all the boys and girls better citizens.

The five outstanding characteristics upon which the winning of the medal is based are: honor, courage, service, leadership and scholarship. Each one was clearly and specifically defined.

One boy and one girl from the graduating class of 1932 will be awarded this medal and will be classed as the best all around student.

Victor E. Carlson Buys Local Oil Co.


A business transaction of interest to the people in this community was completed Tuesday whereby Victor E. Carlson, of this village, became the independent owner of the Hector branch of the Carlson Oil Company. Mr. Carlson has been the manager of this concern for the past eight years. During his services in that capacity, he has made many friends who wish him success as the owner of this business. He will continue to sell the same products and render the same efficient services to his customers.


Dale Dean Wins Bicycle In Radio Contest

Dale Dean, age 13, is the proud owner of a brand new bicycle which he won in a Tom Mix radio contest. His name was announced Monday evening over the Mutual network as one of the winners in suggesting a name for Tony’s little daughter. Tony is one of Tom Mix’s famed horses which appears in the movies. Tinker Toy was his suggested name. We wish to congratulate Dale upon his success in the contest.


1972

Gimson announces sale of his store

Vern Gimson announced this week that he has sold his shoe store building to Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Schulz. Dr. Schulz is a chiropractor and will open a practice in the building as soon as he completes remodeling. He now practices in St. Paul.

Vern, who ahs been a familiar figure on Main Street for over a decade operated the Gimson Shoe Store until he was forced to quit because of health reasons.


1997

Police chief Murphy turns in his resignation

Embroiled for more than two years with his city council over policy, procedure, overtime and work schedule, Buffalo Lake Chief of Police Dennis Murphy submitted his resignation last week.

Murphy said it has been increasingly difficult to effectively run his department in light of constantly being at odds with the city council.


Birth

Joel and Kelly Stueber are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a baby girl, Mickena Rose, born Sunday, March 16, 12:34 p.m. at the Hutchinson Hospital. Mickena weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 19 inches long.


3/23/2022