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HIASAA announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

The longtime youth minister at St. Paul Catholic Church, an artist and teacher responsible for many public murals, one of the most prolific scorers in St. Paul basketball history and the former owner of Highland Machine and Community Lumber are the members of the 2017 Highland Area Schools Alumni Association (HIASAA) Hall of Fame class.

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Victory over Japan brought business boon to Highland

J & H Machine Co. was formed in 1946 by partners Otto Jakel and Leonard Heim. Their building was owned by Alfred Voegele and was in the alley just behind Ziegler Jewelry Store, at 1008 Laurel, and Voegele Studio, at 1010 Laurel. (Later, this building became the Victor Seifried Baby Shoe factory.) In 1951, J & H Machine Co. was dissolved, and two separate businesses formed. Otto Jakel started Jakel Manufacturing Co. at 400 Broadway, and Leonard Heim started Helvetia Tool Co. at Mulberry and 13th streets. Both were very successful businesses.

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