|Walter Mondale Was born in the United Methodist Church Parsonage Jan.5,1928, where his father was minister. He later became Vice President of the United States. Click HERE to see Ceylon's Innaugaration pictures.|
|Wilfred Quenett was a superintendent for the Ceylon School. The new addition to the school was names after him, but he did not live to see it completed.|
|Catherine Hartung was a teacher and
When Catherine Hartung was asked what her hobby was in an interview when she was chosen at the Martin County Fair , outstanding senior citizen she stated that she didn't have any traditional hobbies her hobby was people.
Catherine has always had a deep interest in people.Relatives of Catherine's stated that she was the only person who knew all members on both her mother's and father's side of the family.
Mrs Hartung taught country schools for 15 years. was a long time churchboard member, a member of Ceylon's Women's Study Club where she served as president and held other offices in the club. She was a member and past directer of Martin County Historical Society. In 1940 she was president of Fairmont Business and Professional Women'sand 1934-35 president of Martin County Rural Teachers.Since the death of her husband , Catherine worked in a veterinarian's office.
Her door was always open, she was the first to greet new people into the community. Although she had no children of her own she was happy to help care for others children when needed.She helped raise money by promoting bake sales for the development of Bright Lake Park and took part in promoting Ceylon's Fall Festival parades and helped the Band Mother's raise money during Ceylon's Communiity Day events, while keeping up the writing of her weekly history items for the Ceylon Herald. If one knew Catherine Hartung they has a true friend for life.
Staff. Sgt. Timothy Vaughn Harper
Born 10-14-50 Winnebago, mn.
Tim knew before high school graduation just what he would do in the next two years. The following paragraph taken from a paper he wrote for Social Studies class says it best
''I have decided what occupation I will go into. I will be the best in it. When I turn 18, I'm going into the service I would like to become a Green Beret. When I come out of the service, I'd like to become a technician of some sort. The reason why I have chosen a vocation for sure is I feel I should pick out something I would like the rest of my life. But --first I want to travel."
He did become "one of the best," Special Forces with 19 personal awards and 3 unit citations in his two tours of duty in Viet Nam. Unfortunately, he was shot on his last mission just two weeks short of getting his discharge. He was the only VietNam fatality from Ceylon.
Tim was a hansome and popular young man, 6'2" with brown hair and twinkly blue eyes. In Ceylon High School, he excelled in football as defensive end. He was chosen All Conference in 1967. He loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He was generous, good natured and a good friend. He liked his family's traditional Danish roast duck dinner and also homemade rhubarb sauce so very much that he had his mom send some rhurbarb sauce to him in Viet Nam.
Tim's favorite response to anyone worrying about him was always"keep your cool."
A portrait of Tim hung in the Ceylon Public School and another in the Ceylon American Legion
Now that the school is gone that portrait, his medals and other of Tim's belongings have been placed in the newly organized Ceylon Museum.
Tim is missed greatly by his father, mother ,sister, half brother and his many friends.
Soon a picture of Tim will be placed here
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