The population of Ellsworth in 1950 was 439.
Miller's Cafe on Main Street
Verd Miller Again in Cafe Business
at Old Location
(Ellsworth News article from December of 1949)
Verd Miller is in the cafe business in Ellsworth
again. Mr. and Mrs. Verle Reynolds have owned the cafe since early
last spring. In July, they purchased another cafe in Des Moines,
having a couple operate it. Finding it necessary to take charge of
this business personally, they offered the local cafe to Miller, and the
deal was closed by mail.
The Millers went to Phoenix, Arizona the
middle of December to spend the winter. Verd returned here Saturday,
coming up with Ivan Hill in the Ivan's car.
Read a short 1920s story about
Miller took possession of the cafe
Sunday. He owns the building in which it is located.
However, he and Hill plan to return to Phoenix in a week or so.
In charge of the cafe will be Clifford Grund and Grace Swenson.
Grace has worked for Mr. Miller for a number of years, and had continued
work at the 400 cafe in Jewell, which Miller formerly owned, until last
Behind the counter, left to
right, are Mrs. Emil Olson, Grace Swenson, Virginia Ballentine, Agnes Miller,
and Verd Miller. Others who worked in the cafe are Mrs. Arend Tjarks,
Mrs. Henry Hulsebus, and Frances Olson.
Miller's Cafe had been in business for many years.
By clicking on the above Miller's Cafe ad, you will
see a news article telling why
this advertisement was published January 1, 1925 in
the Ellsworth News.
Paving Main Street
Ellsworth Main Street was paved in 1950.
Ellsworth Girl Scouts Plan for Untermediates
(This news article published March 28, 1951.)
Intermediate Girl Scouts Troop
A committee met at the home of Mrs.
William Brinton Saturday afternoon to plan an intermediate Girl Scout Troop.
The Brownies were organized one
year ago. A very successful year has been enjoyed by 25 girls.
The girls meet every Monday after school at the Leion hall, with Mrs. Lester
Weatherman, Mrs. Pierre Pounds and Mrs. William Brinton as leaders.
Now twenty-five girls are ready
for their first birthday party, and fifteen are ready to "fly up" to an
intermediate Girl Scout troop.
The firt step in organizing a new troop
is securing two leaders.
Sedon, a council of five to assist
Third, the wholehearted support
of the parents, for whithout this, the organization cannot succeed.
If you have a girl of 7 years -
through 9 - there's a place for her in the Brownies.
Nine years, through 13, intermediate
Girl Scouts have lots to offer her.
It is hoped that all organizations
interested in youth will give this new movement good support in any way
possible. "The youth of today are the citizens of tomorrow."
Mothers with daughters interested
in Girl Scout, and eligible for Brownies or Intermediates, are asked to
please notify any of the committee: Mrs. William Brinton, Mrs. Willard
Henderson, Mrs. Ronald Twedt, or Mrs. Carroll Arneson.
Mrs. Lester Weatherman, leader of
the Brownies, will also be happy to answer any questions.
Ellsworth Girls Scouts Honored
(This news article published June 20, 1951.)
Girl Scouts Honored
at Mother-Daughter Banquet
on June 13
A mother-daughter banquet at Trinity
Lutheran church honored the Ellsworth Girl Scouts Wednesday evening, June
13. The bandquet was sponsored and served by the Deb Hart Club.
Over 110 relatives and friends were
present. The tables were attractively decorated with arrangements
of spring flowers and Pastel favors.
Mrs. Williams Brinton was toastmaster.
Mrs. C. J. Naglestad gave the blessing and the address of welcome was given
by Mrs. Lester Iverson, with rsponse by Joan Weatherman.
The banquet featured the fly-up
program of Brownies to the intermediate scout division. This
number was directed by Mrs. Lester Weatherman and Mrs. Pierre Pounds, and
included the presentation of pins to the new Brownies -- Virginia Strum,
Bernice Schwiebert, Mary Beth Sather, Judy Voga and Jeraldine Tjelta.
Second year pins were awarded Mary Champion, Carolyn Thompson, Patty Torgerson,
Ann Minert, Cleta Lou Iverson, Mildred Hanson, Verona Evans and Nadine
In the "fly-up" ceremony each girl
repeated the Girl Scout promise as her wings were pinned on her shoulder.
These girls are Jean Weatherman, Minnie Torgerson, Carolyn Strum, Geneva
Torgerson, Keo Minert, Ann Sogard, Cleo Torgerson, Janice Hill, Nancy Johnson,
Kay Lynn Iverson, Wilma Heeren, Beth Voga and Karen Barkema.
The speaker of the evening was Mrs.
R. R. Bateron of Eldora, member of the Girl Scout regional committees.
She spoke on scouting from the standpoint of both the mother and the daughter.
Corsages were presented to several during
the evening with Cleta Lou Iverson doing the honors. Mrs. Martha
Hovda received a corsage for having the most daughters at the banquet,
four; Mrs. Haakon Torgerson for having the most daughters in scouting;
Mrs. Harold Sogard as the youngest grandmother present, Wilma Heeren as
the scout selling the most cookies, and Mrs. George Hanson, press reprentative.
The program was closed y a solo,
"Mother," by Lois Jean Sather and the benediction by Mrs. Naglestad.
The new girl scout year is now starting.
Leaders are: Brownies, Mrs. Lars Tjelta, Mrs. Pierre Pounds and Mrs. Otto
Daniher; intermediates, Mrs. Weatherman, Mrs. Russell Voga and Mrs. Arthur
Article published September 19, 1951:
New Ellsworth Gym - Auditorium Dedication Is October
At a preliminary meeting composed by representatives for different
organizations of the community, it was planned to dedicate the new
gymnasium-auditorium on Friday, Oct. 12, 1951. A number of
committees were appointed to work out the details. Another meeting
is planned for Wednesday night, Sept, 19, following the P, T. A. program
at the school building.
It is the desire of everyone concerned with the dedication to accommodate
as many people as will be possible to attend the ceremonies.
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This 1951 photo shows Clarence R. Kuhl standing in Kuhl's Grocery.
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