Courthouse staff in Centennial Year
Jerry Fox of Stillwater, Minn., recently shared this vintage photograph from the estate of his late mother, Betty Fox. Decorah’s centennial was celebrated in June of 1949. The photo garnered much interest from readers, and several requested the photo be published again with the names. Winneshiek County personnel in the centennial year photo are identified as follows: front row, from left: Gail Christen, clerk in the recorder’s office; Rosemary Hovden, clerk’s office; Virginia Longworth, treasurer’s office; Janann Smock, auditor’s office; Darlene Christen, auto clerk; Mrs. John Gimbel, county superintendent’s office; Sylvia Nerlie, county superintendent’s office; Jarla Clausen, deputy county superintendent; Mrs. James Hepburn, acting county recorder; and Esther Good, county nurse. Second row, from left: Isadore Meyer, county attorney; Carl Leuenberger, deputy sheriff; George Ellickson, director of relief; C.P. Seim, deputy county assessor; Harold R. Schroeder, deputy auditor; W.O. Rima, engineer’s office; and Victor Hoeg, county engineer. Third row, from left: J. Ernest Ask, supervisor, fifth district; Edward Lund, supervisor fourth district; Carlton D. Gager, supervisor, third district; Oscar Winger, city deputy assessor; Charles G. Stoen, county superintendent; and Carl Schnitzler, custodian; and back row, from left: Ervin S. Williams, deputy clerk; Jos. F. Swehla, supervisor, second district; E.G. (Embert) Soland, chairman of the board of supervisors and representative from the first district; Wm. Mosby, county clerk of court; Melvin Sattre, county auditor; and Norman K. Lee, county treasurer. The officials and clerks absent for the picture were George Harms, county sheriff; James Hepburn, county recorder; Sevat Storla, deputy county treasurer and Virginia Omdahl, relief clerk.