75 years ago… Dog saves family member


April 16, 2022

5 years ago – Apr. 15, 2017

Connie Johnson was sharing insights on a recent trip to Peru on April 20 at the Lunch in the Library presentation in Roseau.

Eva Gregerson was celebrating her 90th birthday on April 15 at the Badger Community Center.

Award Winners at the Roseau Ram wrestling banquet were Chandler Mooney, Blake Skogstad, Race Knochenmus, Sawyer Klatt, Riley Eidsmoe and James Rauser.

Roseau Ram hockey players Bryden Stoskopf and Alec Severson were selected to the All-Mariucci Conference Team.

Roseau Ram Kiley Borowicz was a finalist for the Minnesota Ms. Basketball Award.

In the Rams’ baseball opener at Gilbertson Field, Paxton Pierce pitched a no-hitter against the Northern Freeze with 11 strikeouts while surrendering four walks. He hit too and knocked in 6 RBIs.

10 years ago – Apr. 14, 2012

Gene and Eunice Millner from Roseau were Roseau County’s 2012 Valley Farmer and Homemaker.

Celebrating their March birthdays at the Four Seasons Center were Flo Dahlen, Truman Kvien, Rose Fredrickson, Clara Robb, Floyd Hlucny, Howard Eklund, Curt Shirley, Sylvia Tesarek and Martha Krozka.

Lawrence Klema’s 90th birthday party celebration was to be held on April 19 at Northern Horizons in Roseau.

Three Roseau High School speakers who were to compete at the state competition were Clarissa Medicraft, Javan Baker and Nick Corbit.

Kacie Borowicz placed first and Ethan Johnson placed fourth at the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Competition.

25 years ago – Apr. 12, 1997

Roseau Electric Cooperative celebrated their 57th Annual Cooperative Day on April 5. Greg Lislegard was the winner of the DSS Satellite System that was given away.

Nick Gerulli, longtime Roseau High School shop teacher, was recognized by his peers at the State VICA Competition. He was named, VICA Advisor of the Year.

Award winners at the annual Trailblazers Landowners banquet held on April 5 were Miles Hokanson, Kevin Wojciechowski, Tom Spindler, Greg Welin, Camille Hokanson, Rachel Welin, Roland Wensloff, and Tony Wensloff.

Phillip and Leonella Kotta were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Gary and Polly-Ann Bakken of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, JoHanna Bridget Bakken, born March 20, 1997 at the Roseau Area Hospital.

Roseau basketball players winning awards at the basketball banquet were Justin Kjos, Erick Hallie, Matt Sjulstad, Isaac Lang, Pete Erickson, Scott Petrowski, and Tristan Sjaaheim.

Megan Taylor from Roseau High School was named the Seventh Female Minnesota High School Athlete of the Year by the Mount Olivet All Sportsmen’s Club.

40 years ago – Apr. 14, 1982

The mobile home of Mr. & Mrs. Myron Loken of Skime was completely destroyed by fire. The family is now staying at the Art Loken farm.

A Roseau Girl Scout, Patricia Rentfrow, a Cadette member of Troop 151, was chosen to attend a Girl Scout Wider Opportunity in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Frederick, Maryland.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe McKeever celebrated 70 years of married life on April 15 in the Warroad Care Center where they have an apartment.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Erickson recently observed 50 years of marriage with an open house in Badger.

Don Hayes was elected President of the Roseau Jaycees. Directors elected were Al Byre, Al Hugg, Bill Linson, Perry Omdahl, Stu Weston, Danny Stoe, Tom Halvorson, Terry Hanson and Randy Holwell.

Mr. and Mrs. James Rinde announced the birth of a daughter, Stephanie Marie Rinde, on March 14.

Members of the Health Occupations Class at Roseau Area Hospital were Barb Carlson, Mary Jo MeKash, Jodi Beito, Kim Dahlquist, Tammy Lee, Sherrie Tostrup, Brenda Rice, Karlyne Kovar, Sharlene Broten, Janet Turnow, Marsha Palm, Sandy Falk and Karen Fast.

Jay Ness, a member of the Roseau Rams, was named a member of the All-State Hockey Team following the State Tournament.

50 years ago – Apr. 13, 1972

Local winners in the District 32 Speech Contest were George Stein and Kipling Thacker of Roseau and Steven Heppner, Janeen Hangsleben, Carol Bendickson and Tom Karlsen of Warroad.

Albert Brandt, Jack Jensen and Clarence Melby were elected to the Roseau REA board.

Carson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Erickson of Wannaska, celebrated his 11th birthday with friends recently.

Gwen Hedlund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hedlund of Roseau was on tour with the Bethel College Band, St. Paul.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kotta were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on April 16 with an open house at their home.

Kathryn Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Peterson of Roseau, received her nurse’s cap from Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing.

Dave Gunther, head basketball coach at the University of North Dakota, was the guest speaker at the Annual Athletic Awards Banquet in the Roseau High School Cafeteria.

Michelle and Mitchell Jorgenson of Ross celebrated their 2nd birthday last Sunday.

Pastor and Mrs. Robert Ludwig are the parents of a baby girl born on March 31. She was named Lisa Renae.

Delores and Leroy Falk of rural Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Rachael Louise, born on April 6.

75 years ago – Apr. 17, 1947

Mrs. Anna Lindgren of Warroad celebrated her 93rd birthday on April 14. She lives in a cottage near the farm home of her son August and his family.

Roseau Kittson, Rock and Nobles County were the only counties in Minnesota that had no gambling (slot) machines. There were over 8,000 gaming devises in the state this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Drown were the new owners of the former Karen Enger home.

Walter S. Bell re-opened his Husky Service Station after being closed since the first of the year for remodeling.

Voters in the school districts in the Salol area approved the consolation of the district schools.

Albin Robert Miller, prominent dairy farmer in Malung, died following a heart attack.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stotts of Wannaska at the Budd Hospital last week.

Floyd Morey, son of Mr. and Mrs Lee Morey of Pencer, suffered painful burns when he accidentally upset a kerosene lamp in the home.

Neil, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Erickson of Badger had a close call when re ran into the road and was knocked down by a passing automobile driven by Mr. Rude of Badger. The boy was stunned but suffered no serious injury.

Two-year-old Nancy Jean Meek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meek of Swift, was saved from drowning when she fell into a ditch near her home, by the barking of the family dog.

Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Johnson of Swift celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on April 6 at the home of their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olson at Swift.

Lowell Stechmann started his new duties at the Lee Implement Shop.


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