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Looking Back


October 26, 2019

5 years ago – Oct. 25, 2014

Roseau and surrounding communities came together to hold a benefit for Pastor Erling Huglen. The benefit raised over $41,000.

A 90th birthday party for Helen Krueger was to be held on November 1 at the VFW in Roseau.

Clarence and Vivian Lee were celebrating 65 years of marriage on October 29.

Caroline Majer was retiring after over 23 years of employment with the Cenex C-Store in Roseau.

Michaela Dahl of Roseau and Amy Brousseau of Badger were enrolled in Bemidji State University’s honor program.

10 years ago – Oct. 24, 2009

Roseau Elementary “Students of the Month” for September were Lauren Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Sadie Petersen, Brandon Driscoll, Trevor McMillin and Dylan Johnson.

The Roseau Girls Tennis team earned a second straight trip to the State Class A tournament with a 4-0 win over East Grand Forks.

Abby Ness won her second consecutive Section 8A tennis singles championship. She lost only one set in gaining 47 out of a possible 48 points in the tournaments.

25 years ago – Oct. 21, 1994

Curt Hauger and Pat Novacek were the two candidates running for the Roseau County Sheriff’s position.

Chris Warne, son of Dale and Sherry Warne of Roseau, was receiving the Gold Medal of Achievement on October 23 at the Assembly of God Church. This is the highest award given in the Royal Ranger organization.

Jamie and Lisa Byfuglien of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Katlyn Michelle, born on October 14. Grandparents are Dana and Mary Ann Byfuglien and great-grandparents are Kenneth and Crystal Byfuglien. Knute and Gunda Byfuglien were great-great-grandparents.

Alexis Anderson was Roseau’s only tennis player to advance to the Section 8A individual tournament held in Fargo.

The Roseau Ram football team was defeated by the Warroad Warriors 6-25. Roseau’s lone touchdown was scored by Jeremy Kvien. Kaine Martell from Warroad scored three Warrior touchdowns and racked up 199 yards in rushing.

Lillie Mae Knutson was pictured with a one and one-half pound carrot which was grown by her sister, Velma Rugland, in her garden north of Roseau.

40 years ago – Oct. 25, 1979

Winners of $100 bills in Roseau Octoberfest held last week were Lloyd Dunham of Wannaska, Eugene Chwrelowski of Strandquist and Alida Salmonson of Roseau.

Fevold Electronics in Roseau was holding their Anniversary Sale on October 25-27.

Dale Forst celebrated his 6th birthday on October 8 at the Dennis Forst home in Benwood.

Vern Olson recently sold his Polaris dealership to Earl Anderson and Dale Smedsmo. Their new quarters were in Gene’s Sports Center.

Mr and Mrs. Dell Hedlund of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Renae, to Lew Anthony Erickson, son of Mr and Mrs. Adolph Erickson of Wannaska. A November 24 wedding was planned.

Stanley Erwin Weston of Roseau and Priscilla June Grahn of Roseau were married on October 13 in Roseau with Rev. Jerome Nikunen officiating.

The Warren Ulvins announced the birth of a son. Grandparents are the Adolph Ulvins and the Charles Bergstroms.

50 years ago – Oct. 23, 1969

The Salol First Lutheran Church was celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Oliver Venaas, a prominent Roseau farmer, died beneath the wheels of his tractor in a tragic accident.

Mr and Mrs Robert Geringer of Salol had their daughter Rachel baptized at the church. Sponsors were Mr and Mrs. Myron Grafstrom and Samuel Grafstrom.

Mr and Mrs. Richard Dorwart are the parents of a baby girl born on October 18. She was named Susan Kristina.

Harvest Hoe Down Days were to be held in Roseau on October 27-28. A grand prize drawing was to be held for a Polaris Charger Sno-Mobile which was to be given away on the 28th.

Two Roseau girls, Deanna Pelowski and Helen Novacek were selected to sing in the Bemidji State College Concert Choir.

Mr and Mrs. Art Loken of Skime announced the birth of a son. He was named Mylo.

Marsha daughter of Mr and Mrs. Bert Palm of Wannaska had her 5th birthday on October 18.

75 years ago – Oct. 26, 1944

Carrie Osell, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Roy Madison of Warroad was married on September 27 to Pvt. Vernon Bailey of Minneapolis.

Mrs. Pearl Mattson, daughter of Mrs. L.E. Gray and Otto Vacura of Badger were married on October 14 in Thief River Falls.

Mr and Mrs. Walter Sandstrom of Roseau announced the birth of a son on October 23. A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs. Cliifford Christenson of Wannaska on October 23.

Three Roseau High School boys, Pat Delmore, Lambert Wenner and John Robinson, took an examination for boys interested in being assigned to the Army Air Force Reserve.

Mrs. Sam Palm of South Wannaska, who has been in poor health for more then a year, has been confined to her bed the past month.

H.C. Habstritt had a heart attack last week. Now he is on his feet and looking after things in his usual way.

A marriage permit was issued to Lorraine Virginia Miovac of Salol and Lester Earl Otto of Warroad.

Ben Torfin broke his right ring finger while working on machinery.


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