Articles from the June 5, 2021 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 5, 2021

Memorial Day in Roseau Was Way Too Nice

by Jeff Olsen Every Memorial Day, it should be raining, miserably cold, and midnight dark. But they died on bright sunny days, too - these 56 men, a few still in their teens. Their names are read off...

 
 By Cadance Omdahl    Opinion    June 5, 2021

Write On: BEARTOWN: A book report

Cadance Omdahl, English 2236, Mrs. Didrikson Literature circles take place as a part of my senior College in the High School English courses. Students are introduced to several novels that would...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 5, 2021

Step back and think!

It has always been difficult for me when I realize I have disappointed someone; work, friends, siblings. Usually what I do seems OK to me, but often what I say or do will offend others, sometimes...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    June 5, 2021

50 years ago… Bruce Falk received the outstanding student-athlete award

5 years ago – June 4, 2016 The 2016 Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were Daniel Fabian, Bruce Olson, Norbert Pastir, Susan Roadfelt and Larry Stordahl. The 1999 Roseau Girls State C...

 

Mattracks Partners With Kick'n Up Kountry For Biggest Year Yet

Mattracks has joined forces once again with Kick'n Up Kountry (KUK) in preparation for its largest anticipated music festival turnout to date. Kick'n Up Kountry, which takes place annually at its perm... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 5, 2021

Congratulations, graduates! Now, let's get real!

After a lifetime of screwing up and observing screw-ups, no one will have to pay for my friendly advice. It's free. I know you're 18 and fired up for this whole new world of being on your own, but it...

 

Covid Vaccines at rest areas and rewards...WTF

On our drive to Grand Forks Saturday to move the kids home for the summer, I saw these signs. The signs are on the interstate right out of Drayton by the rest area. I'm not here to tell you to get...

 

Come On Man!

It is extremely painful to watch a country we have been taught since childhood to love and respect being destroyed daily. Some say Obama is serving his third term with a senile old man as his puppet. Sleepy Joe is definitely not capable of pulling... Full story

 

George Alvin Schell, 74

Baudette- George Alvin Schell was born on April 13, 1947 in Pencer to Alvin and Irene (Syverson) Schell. He attended grade school at Malung-Pencer School through 8th grade, then graduated from Roseau...

 

Paul D. Hagen, 75

Yorkville, Ill.- Paul D. Hagen, age 75 of Yorkville, Ill. passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill. He was born on July 28, 1945 in Roseau the son of Melvin...

 

Glen R. "Dick" Bessler, 87

Roseau- Glen R. "Dick" Bessler passed away June 1, 2021 at LifeCare Roseau Manor at the age of 87. Dick Bessler was born on November 18, 1933 in Roseau to Earl and Jessie (Glen) Bessler. He attended s...

 

Jesus Is The Ultimate "I" Doctor, And Yes, The Doctor Is In!

Recently I was reminded again of Rabbi Abraham Heschel's challenge concerning our use of words in his (must read!) book, Man's Quest for God. We are called upon to take words seriously; he takes the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 5, 2021

The County's 'Golden Oldies' Are Leading the Way

by Jeff Olsen Maybe it was growing up in the polio era before Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine. The age group in their seventies and older remember the scourge of polio and gladly were vaccinate...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    June 5, 2021

Northborn Days

by Laurel Latham Celebrating the spirit and the strength of those who live up north, Northborn Days will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 10-12 at Allison Park in Warroad. "Originally...

 

Stay By The Stuff

This year I was once again asked to speak at the Badger Memorial Day Celebration. Last year due to COVID we had a closed service and my message was shared right here in the newspaper. Even though we had our regular ceremony this year, I still wanted...

 

Roseau Rams Boys Golf 2021 Season Recap

The Roseau Rams Boys High School Golf Team is having a very strong season to date, just one week prior to the two-day Section 8AA meet to be held in Bemidji on June 7-8. The Varsity team has been able to finish in 1st place in 9 of its 11 meets durin...

 

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