50 years ago… A.J. Kramer was named a candidate for Minn. Teacher of the Year


January 29, 2022

5 years ago – Jan. 28, 2017

Jakob and Kaley Heggedahl of Greenbush were Roseau County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program.

The Roseau Ram girls hockey team defeated Moorhead 2-0. Scoring for Roseau were Ellice Murphy and Lindsey Santl. Senior hockey players this year were Mack Bergstrom, Lindsey Santl, Maddie Jerome and Madi Lee.

Members of the 10,000 Shot Club for 2016 were Roseau students Katie Borowicz, Jake Borowicz, Jordan Borowicz, Julia Braaten, McKenna Hedlund, Gunner Lund and Jessa Dahl.

10 years ago – Jan. 28, 2012

The Roseau Lions CLub was hosting a benefit at the Roseau American Legion on February 7 for Bruce Schmechel.

Kyle Nelson was the 2012 Roseau Geography Bee Champion. Stella Vatnsdal won runner-up honors. Jared Orgon nailed down third place honors.

Cassondra Deming and JaNae Pahlen of Roseau and Kailee Ogden of Warroad were named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.

Winner of the Polaris Ranger 400 in the Roseau Youth Hockey fundraiser was Doris Miller.

The Roseau Ram boys basketball team defeated Lake of the Woods 78-56. Matt Huss led Roseau with 25 points followed by Tristan Beaudry with 20 and Micah VandeWege with 11.

June Wensloff of Roseau won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s Win For Life game book. The winning ticket was purchased at Holiday in Warroad.

25 years ago – Jan. 27, 1997

The Roseau County Fair Secretary Buddy Magnusson announced that the grandstand entertainers this year would be Martina McBride and Tracy Lawrence.

Jennifer Lynn Hayes of Roseau was named to the Augustana College Dean’s List for the 1996 fall semester.

The AmericInn of Roseau was ranked in the top 10 percent in quality assurance excellence according to the chain’s corporate office.

The Ram matmen placed sixth at the Bemidji Rick Lee Invitational Wrestling Tourney. Roseau senior Joel Fugleberg was named tournament co-MVP.

The Roseau Ram icemen defeated Thief River Falls 5-1. Goals were scored by David Klema, Mike Klema, Trevor Hammer (2) and Andy Lundbohm.

40 years ago – Jan. 27, 1982

Members of the Roseau High School play cast, “The First Word and the Last” who were going to the district tournament in Karlstad were Jeff Peterson, Jeff Dahl, Virginia Stein, John Ferderer and Melanie Kompelien.

Bill Wilberg started a shoe shop in Roseau 45 years ago and he still operated the business which was one of the few remaining shoe repair shops in this part of the state.

Mr. & Mrs. James Hass of Roseau announced the birth of a son, Michael Allen Hass, on January 14.

The Roseau Puck Rams defeated Lake of the Woods 4-2. Scoring for Roseau were Paul Broten, Larry Goos, Chad Johnson and Greg Biskup. Scoring for Lake of the Woods were Dave Cauble and Curt Bitter.

Daniel Desrosier and Joseph Magnusson, both of Roseau, were fall quarter graduates at the University of Minnesota – Crookston.

50 years ago – Jan. 27, 1972

At the Jaycee Recognition Banquet held recently in Roseau Mrs. Valborg Tweet was named “Outstanding Woman”, Sheldon Erickson received “Outstanding Young Farmer,” Roger Helgeson received “Outstanding Young Man” and Cap Nelson was named “Outstanding Citizen.”

Ambrose (A.J) Kramer, Roseau school teacher, was named a candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Entertainment at the 1972 Roseau County Fair was to be the Blackwood Brothers singers and the Trays, an aerial acrobatic act.

The Roseau Wrestling Rams defeated East Grand Forks 30–21, Winning for Roseau were Dale Jaenicke, Gary Hull, Dale Jensen, Dwight Lisell, Doyle Grindahl, Bob Hedlund and Mike Grahn.

Bradley Dokken of Pinecreek, who was 11 years old, celebrated his birthday at his grandmother, Mrs. Laura Johnson’s house. There were 10 boys present and they had a skating party at Ross rink.

Roseau county athletes receiving scholarships at Northland State Junior College, Thief River Falls, were Darrell Stromlund of Greenbush, Richard Ellerbusch of Warroad and Bob Lundbohm of Roseau.

75 years ago – Jan. 23, 1947

Roseau county homesteader and storekeeper Lars Odegaard of Ross passed away. The burial was to be at Moe-Rose Cemetery.

George Brager sold his house and lot on North Viola Avenue in Roseau to P.A. Larson of Malung.

Jadis farmer Gustav Kveen was one of four Premier Seed growers in the state to be honored for their outstanding work in growing of good seeds.

The Roseau and Warroad high school hockey teams played to a 4-4 tie. Budd Johnson of Roseau was hit in the leg by a hard shot puck and was so injured he had to be taken out of the game.

Rev. A.C. Rykken baptized James Edward, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McGuire, at the Ladies Aid Meeting held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Sunsten of the Norland congregation. Sponsors were Doris Torkelson and Mrs. Emma Knockenmus.

Mrs. Leonard Hedlund and baby son, Carter Blaine, were able to leave the Budd Hospital and return to their home in Malung.

Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly Haugen of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter.

A 9-pound son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Gross Jr. of Pencer on January 19 at the Budd Hospital.


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