40 years ago… Sale of the Polaris E-Z-Go was negotiated by Textron


5 years ago – July 16, 2016

Local students recently receiving degrees from NDSU were Kassandra Kompelien of Badger, Cody Langass of Greenbush, Steven Miller, Ingrid Mlodzik, Zachary Robinson and Emily Severson of Roseau, Logan Hulst of Salol, Andrew Norberg of Wannaska, Miranda Edwards, Mikaila Moyer and Nicole Scott of Warroad.

Roseau students receiving degrees from UND were Derian Byfuglien, Travis Connell, Kathleen Hoff, Matthew Huss, Michael Johnson, Mary Loken, Kirsten Medicraft Julian Nelson, Tanner Stechmann, Benjamin Vatnsdal and Kristen Johnson of Roseau Nicholas Falk Calder of Salol and Michael Brekkenstran, Holly Erickson, Elissa Holmberg-Smith, Layla Marvin and Julia Nelson of Warroad.

An 88th birthday party for Bob Bergland was to be held at his home on July 22 for all friends and family.

Mayo and Carol Gregerson were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 17 at the Badger Community Center.

10 years ago – July 16, 2011

“The North River Ramblers”, a bluegrass band, was performing at Gene’s Bar and Grill on July 20.

A 75th birthday party for Robert Byfuglien was to be held on July 24 at the Roseau Community Church.

An open house 80th birthday party for Cora Foss was to be held at North Star Apartments in Roseau on July 24.

Jerome and Geanen Grefthen were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 23 at their home in Malung.

Cory Hagen, a 2010 graduate of Roseau High School, won first place in his division at the National Tae Kwon Do tournament held in Austin, Texas.

Luke Restad of Roseau was named to the University of St. Thomas Spring Dean’s List.

25 years ago – July 19, 1996

The Roseau County Courthouse was dedicated on July 12. The ribbon cutters were Audrey Olson, Ronald Jacobson, Herman Hedin, Ella Hams, Lester Storey and Tania Johnson.

Alyssa Stynsberg, daughter of Paul and Faith Stynsberg of Roseau, was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Pre-Teen Minnesota Scholarship and Recognition Program which was held in Rochester. Ann Dostal of Badger and Megan Curry of Wannaska also participated in the event.

Sherry Ralph was the new owner of Classic Furniture, formerly the Furniture Connection in Roseau.

Mary Jo Helen Krzoska, daughter of Eugene and Martha Krzoska of Malung, was the recipient of the Malung Scholarship, the Hartz Foundation Scholarship and was an All-American Scholar. She was attending Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.

Dr. Lorris Vatnsdal and staff welcomed new employee, Jodi (Mrs. Christopher) Olson to Roseau.

George Biermaier of Roseau was the lucky winner of a Weber Barbeque Kettle given away at Langlie’s Super Valu. Jerry Olson won a smaller version of the Weber grill.

Lyndsay Pladson, daughter of Larry and Robin Pladson of Roseau, was selected for membership in Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Ensemble for the 1996-97 school year.

40 years ago – July 15, 1981

Sale of Polaris was being negotiated. Textron was negotiating with prospective buyers for the sale of the Polaris unit of Polaris E-Z-Go.

Members of the Roseau School Board were Tom Fugleberg, Irene Michal, Maynerd Erickson, Dale Billberg, Curt Hauger and Carson Hedlund.

Richard Edward Krasky Jr. was the new pastor of the Evangelical Covenant and Bethel Covenant Churches.

Roseau Mayor Milton Arneson suffered a broken right elbow as he was helping unload an old 1887 baler at the Pioneer Farm. Last year he was handicapped by a broken foot.

Albert and Marge Smedsmo were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 18 at the Spruce Free Lutheran Church.

A large number of relatives and friends helped the Lester Grafstroms celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house at their home in Salol.

Steve Czeh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Czeh of Roseau, was to attend the University of North Dakota this fall with the help of UND’s Maxwell M. Upson Scholarship.

50 years ago – July 15, 1971

Big stars at the Grand Ol’ Opry program at the Roseau County Fair were Peewee King and the Collins sisters.

The Sjoberg Seed Company of Roseau was sold to Northern Farm and Garden Inc. in Bemidji and would continue in business in Roseau as a branch of Northern Farm and Garden.

The Roseau County Historical Society was presented a $10,000 gift from Mrs. Amos Fikkan.

Bananas sold for 10¢ a pound at Red Owl.

Winners in the golf game recently sponsored under the summer recreation program in Roseau for boys and girls (no girls participated) were Jack Lundbohm, Ronnie Galstad, Keith Markstrom, Scott Harris, Mike Burggraf, Bruce Olson, Aaron Broten, Frank Burggraf and Mike Stone.

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Tweet are the parents of a baby girl, Jennie Marie, born on July 9 at the Roseau Area Hospital.

75 years ago – July 18, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Foldoe sold their residence property in Highland Park, south of the track on the east side, to Mr. and Mrs. Chris F. Petersen.

Mrs. Oline Jorgenson was presented with a life membership to the Women’s Missionary Federation as a token of appreciation of long and faithful service in the Concordia Ladies Aid and congregation.

Death came to Arne Olson at his home in the Salol community. He had not been well for three months.

Homer Gilbertson won the championship of the local golf tournament held at the Roseau Golf Course. Flight winners were John Gilbertson, Dr. Jack Delmore and Norman Wold.

Entertainment at the Roseau County Fair grandstand were radio stars from WCCO and WDAY, Johnny the Bird Warbler, Band Music and Circus Acts.

A.J. Kramer was the Roseau Summer Recreation Director.

The Hetteen Hoist and Derrick Company delivered a quack glass eradicator to Vernon Chilgren of Spruce and would deliver one to Ven Hovorka also of Spruce.

Staff Sergeant William H. Buran was to be discharged from the service and planned to return to his former job as manager of a food store in Roseau.


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