GREEN ISLE DAY — History

— The Village of Green Isle was incorporated in November of 1883. Green Isle didn’t become an official city until 1974.

— The area around Green Isle was settled by several families as early as 1855. The railroad came through in 1881.

— Green Isle is located in Sibley County at the intersection of Highways 5 and 25.

— Bodies of water close to Green Isle include a series of 3 lakes collectively called Mud Lakes, along Washington Lake and Shauer Lake. Near Green Isle there is also Silver Lake, High Island Creek, and the Minnesota River.

— The 1st mayor of Green Isle was Hugh D. Brown.

— The 1st baby born in the Village of Green Isle was James O’Meara.

— The Green Isle Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1888 and the 1st Fire Chief was Dennis Neavin.

— The 1st school in Green Isle was built in 1885. It was a 4-room frame building.

— The 1st church in Green Isle was built in 1865.

— Green Isle had a total of 4 grain elevators and 1 sawmill during the period of 1885 to 1905.

— Green Isle was named after The Emerald Isle — Ireland. Its logo is “A Bit Of Ireland.”

— The Green Isle Irish baseball team baseball team has made 18 State Tournament appearances since 1972, and has won the championship 10 times, including in 2003.

GREEN ISLE DAY–PEOPLE

–The Mayor of Green Isle is Joe Kreger. The City Council is made up by Diane Brown, Shawn Harms, John Schauerer, and Mark Wentzlaff.

–Green Isle Coomunity School opened in 2005. Green Isle Community School fosters a positive and respectful multiage environment that promotes educational excellence, service learning, community connections, and responsible citizenship.

–KNUJ Green Isle Farm Families include: Dale and Gloria Zumberge (1997) and William and Dorothy Harjes (1988)

 

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