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Theodore Balko
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Nov. 10, 1932, page 1; submitted by Robin Line.

CORN HUSKER SETS NEW STATE RECORD
Redwood Falls Champion regains State Title-Maley Places Second

Springfield, Minn., Nov. 5.-Theodore Balko of Redwood Falls, Redwood county corn husking champion, regained the Minnesota state corn husking title before a record crowd of 12,000 persons with a net load of 25.13 bushels, a new state mark, husked in 80 minutes.

Clarence Maley, Le Roy, Mower county champion, placed second, also with a record load after deduction had been made for corn left in the field and for an excess amount of husks on the corn. His net load was 24.65 bushels. Balko held the state record of 24.14 bushels husked two years ago.

Maley also is a former state title-holder, winning in 1929, when he also placed eighth in the national contest. Balko took third place in the national two years ago, and was runnerup in the state contest to Bert Hanson of Nicollet county.

Hanson, who was permitted to enter the state meet without participating in a county contest, found the going a bit too fast this year and dropped out of the money, finishing in sixth place.

Maley's record for the state contest is the best of any of the state's cornhuskers. This year was his fifth consecutive meet and he has never placed farther down that seventh.

Balko and Maley both will take part in the national contest in Illinois Thursday. Malo will have his expenses paid by the sponsoring publications, the Farmer and Farm, Stock and Home, which presented prizes to the five winners at a dinner given by the Springfield boosters Club, which with the Brown County Farm Bureau, had charge of arrangements.

Balko received $100 in cash, Maley $50, Jay Johnson of Slayton, $25; Richard Huth of Clarkfield, $15, and Clayton Larson of Nicollet, $10.


A. H. Dorin
Source: The Havre Daily News (MT) March 20, 1929; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

MINNESOTA MAN TO TAKE OVER ZURICH FIRST STATE BANK.
Special TO The Daily News.
ZURICH, Mar. 20. - A. H. Dorin of Delhi, Minn., arrived Friday to take charge of the First State Bank here. Mr. Dorin will succeed H. M. Montgomery who was forced to resign because of ill health.

Mr. Dorin is an experienced banker having been cashier of banks at Delhi and Sanborn, Minn., for over 15 years. His family will move here later in the year.

Vernon Butler, who was cashier until the first of the year, and who has been assisting Mr. Montgomery since, will leave in a few days for his ranch near Savoy.


Theodore Gryting
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, March 24, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

ACCUSES HUBBY OF IMMORALITY
St. Hilaire Woman Charges Spouse With Abuse in Divorce Suit.

Thief River Falls, Minn., March 23.-Charges that he is "of a vicious disposition and immoral character," and that he is guilty of the "vilest and most inhuman treatment," are some of the allegations made in a complaint for divorce filed here yesterday in the district court by Mrs. Annie Sophie Gryting, wife of Rev. Theodore Lewis Gryting, pastor of the Synod Norwegian Lutheran church at St. Hilaire.

Rev. Mr. Gryting was ordained in 1907 and has had charge of the pastorate at St. Hilaire ever since. His family resides near Belview, Minn., and are reputed wealthy, as Mrs. Gryting charges in the complaint that he was in the habit of receiving frequent remittances from there to supplement his $700 annual salary.

Before her marriage in Minneapolis on March 10, last, Mrs. Gryting was Miss Annie Sophie Nettland, one of the belles of Pennington county and the daughter of Lars K. Nettland, who has been clerk of Roxbury for the past twenty years.

Mrs. Gryting is not yet 20 years of age; Rev. Gryting is 36. Less than a month after their marriage, according to the complaint, they started on a honeymoon to the Pacific coast. During the entire time they were absent on this trip, Mrs. Gryting alleges she was forced to submit to the vilest abuse, culminating in San Francisco in her being struck in the mouth and knocked across the room when she refused to acquiesce to some of her minister-husband's demands.

Mrs. Gryting alleges that Rev. Gryting seemed to glory in his perverted notions, and called all to witness who would, and that witnesses of his deeds are scattered from Minnesota to the Pacific coast. Even after their return the clergyman did not cease his practices, but violence and other unspeakable abuses were the girl-bride's lot, until she was forced to leave him to save the life of their unborn child.

Mrs. Gryting asks for an absolute divorce, for the custody of her unborn child and her expenses during confinement, for the use of her maiden name, alimony and attorney's fees. The case should come up for trial at the June term of court. It is understood that Rev. Mr. Gryting will resign his charge before that time.


Nettie Knutson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) February 14, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CROW RIVER ITEMS. - Feb. 12-Miss Nettie Knutson, teacher in Dist. 22 visited at her home near Belview, Minn., from Friday until Monday.


Phil. Miller
Source: New Ulm Review (MN), Sept. 10, 1879, page 3, submitted by Robin Line
REDWOOD FALLS. The Renville Times says that Phil. Miller, of Birch Cooley, while returning from Redwood Falls, a short time since, was attacked by tramps on the “bottom road” on this side of the Minnesota River. After a thorough investigation, during which they found nary a red, [cent] Phil was allowed to go on his way rejoicing.


Richard W. Sears
Source: The Bismarck Tribune (ND), Oct. 7, 1922, page 4, submitted by Robin Line
MAKING MONEY
Ambitious young men, trying to get ahead, will be interested in the story of the 17-year-old railroad station agent at North Redwood, Minn. His name? Richard W. Sears.

Dick kept his eyes open for opportunities. Finally one came.

A shipment of watches arrived and was refused by the local dealer to whom they were consigned. Dick wrote the makers and arranged to sell the time-pieces. For customers he wrote railroad friends up and down the line. In his letters he did not offer something for nothing, painting golden promises. Instead, he said he had good watches which he would sell at a very small margin of profit. In describing them he went into elaborate details, which was the next best thing to putting the watches before the eyes of the prospective buyer.

The watch deal proved so successful that young Sears quit his railroad job and went into the mail order business. All this was in 1884.

Isn’t it inspiring, to consider an accomplishment of such size? Here was a young fellow, marooned in a small village, so dull that only two trains a day went through. It was about the last place on earth that most of us would look for a big opportunity. And, after thinking it over, it will be realized that Sears did not find his opportunity, he created it. Opportunity is in the individual. Geographical location has very little to do with it. And what Sears did, started in his dusty telegraph office, can be duplicated today by other young men, provide they have vision and "the real stuff" in them.


F. G. Tuttle
Source: Yellowstone Monitor (Glendive, MT) December 5, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

F. G. Tuttle, publisher of the Belview Independent at Belview, Minn., is in the city today with members of his family. They are bound for Paxton, where Mr. Tuttle is interested in land.


Elizabeth Wilson
Source: Queen city Mail (Spearfish, SD) June 11, 1942; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Elizabeth Wilson, city grade school teacher, has gone to her home at Clements, Minn., for the summer months. Miss Wilson visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Conners in Tinton before leaving for Minnesota.



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