10 years ago… State Rep. Dan Fabian was ranked 5th for Top 10 Freshman Legislators


September 10, 2022

5 years ago – Sept. 9, 2017

Amber Wibbels, DPM, joined the podiatry team at Altru Health System. She sees patients at Altru Clinics in Roseau, Warroad and Greenbush.

The Roseau gridiron Rams lost to the Warroad Warriors 21-14 in overtime. Spencer Musgrove scored all three touchdowns for Warroad. Danny Wensloff and Nathan Adrian scored touchdowns for Roseau.

Bemidji State University 2017 graduates were Tori Bazey of Roseau and Justin King, Adam Lykken and Aaron Mitterling, all from Warroad.

The Roseau American Legion was hosting a Taco in a Bag benefit for Terry George to help with medical and travel expenses.

10 years ago – Sept. 8, 2012

Dr. Peter Vatnsdal was Roseau’s new optometrist. He joined Dr. Ross Olson, a fellow Roseauite, and recent optometry graduate at the Roseau Optometric Clinic.

State Rep. Dan Fabian (R-Roseau) was ranked fifth of the Top 10 “Best of the Freshman Legislators”, a list compiled by the publication, Politics in Minnesota.

North Star Chapter, Roseau County Red Cross volunteer, Harriet Heinen of Warroad was heading to Baton Rouge to help Hurricane Isaac victims.

The Roseau Ram football team was defeated by the Thief River Falls Prowlers by a score of 43-22. Roseau touchdowns were scored by Trevor Johnson(2) and Jacob Eaton.

The new speech teachers in Roseau were Sherri Pearson and Chandra Schneider.

25 years ago – Sept. 6, 1997

The Robert and Vangie Byfuglien family of Roseau was hosting Russian exchange student Ivan Nokhrin during the upcoming school year.

The Roseau Area Hospital was in the process of constructing a new Emergency Medical Services building on the southwest corner of the hospital’s property.

Irene Reese (nee Palm AKA Davidson) was celebrating her 80th birthday with an open house reception on September 20 at Moe Lutheran Church. The reception was sponsored by her children: Dean, Jack and Karen Davidson.

Winners of the Oakcrest Club Championship which was played on August 24 were Billy Hagen Jr. for the men and Christine Adrian for the women. Hagen defeated Tom Nikunen, Steve Czeh and Bryan Lundbohm for the win. Christine(Lundbohm) Adrian defeated Mary Jane Broten for the win.

The Rams football team dropped their season-opener to Warroad 34-13. Scoring for Warroad was Jon Doebler; and Lance Novacek and Pete Erickson scored for Roseau.

State Farm Insurance placed first in Gene’s Sand Volleyball Tournament for 1997. Members of the team were Denise Palm, DeAnn Olson, Mandy Haugen, Rob Johnson, Jerry Olson and Stuart McFarlane.

John and Michelle Dorwart announced the birth of a daughter, Faith Michelle, born August 23. The proud grandparents are Dick and Diane Dorwart and great-grandmother Helen Dorwart, all of Roseau.

40 years ago – Sept. 8, 1982

Wayne Allan Brateng and Tammy Leigh Hites, both of Roseau, applied for a marriage license on August 31.

A baby girl, Adrianne Jane, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Anderson on September 2. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Emil Foldesi and Mr. and Mrs. Art Anderson, both of Greenbush.

A Badger man, Harvey Seydel escaped injury when the van he was driving burst into flames while he was driving on Highway 11 about five miles east of Karlstad.

Letterman returning to the Rams football team this year were Brian Pastir, Russell Palm, Bruce Nystrom, Steve Wenner, Don Monsrud and Mike Lane.

Team members on the girls volleyball team in Roseau were Raynell Monsrud, Heidi Lommen, Nancy Estabrooks, Julie Olson, Lynn Pederson, Paulette Johnson, Teresa Wensloff, Val Erickson, Kim Haugen, Shari Lund, Kathleen Hites and Jana Lofton.

Mr. and Mr. Neil Nikunen of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter Kristine to Glen Kloempken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kloempken of Roseau, A December 18 wedding was planned.

50 years ago – Sept. 7, 1972

Roseau County pioneer Mary Knutson observed her 100th birthday on September 4 with a special party held in her honor at Sheltering Oaks in Roseau. She and her husband farmed two miles south of Ross. Her son Oscar now operated the old homestead farm.

Anna Jensen an 83 year old resident of Sheltering Oaks, was recalling her early pioneer life. Her maiden name was Anna Torfin- she was one of the very first, if not the first, white child at what is now Roseau and in what is now Roseau County.

Don Ross, with a solid hockey career behind him and extensive experience and travel in Europe, was back in Roseau to stay. He was now going to work with his father, L.A. (Barney) Ross at the Gambles Store.

Irene was back in Irene’s in Roseau! After being out of Roseau for 16 years, she returned to assume management and operation of the store that bears her name.

Winners from Roseau in the statewide history and current event contests were Kip Thacker, Cindy Roth, Sherri Vistad, Scott Arneson, George Stein and Jeff Rykken.

Roseau Girl Scouts from Troop 153 donated $40 to the Roseau County ARC (Association for Retarded Children). Pictured handing the check to Mrs. Beth Hamerl of Warroad were Scouts April Boroos, Carol Goos and Cheryl Weis.

75 years ago – Sept. 4, 1947

A number of Roseau golfers played in the Red River Valley Open in Crookston. Edward Dubore came home with the championship hardware in the 6th Flight and L.A. Ross won the consolation in the 8th Flight.

The basement room under the First National Bank was being remodelled and repaired. Oscar Norlin was doing the work.

Mrs. Anna Hanson died at a rest home in Brainerd on August 27. Her death marks the passing of another of the pioneers of this county. She came with her husband to the Wannaska community in 1895. She previously had been living with her son Melvin in Wannaska.

Olaf Engstrom of Roosevelt, an old-timer in the community, was believed to be killed instantly when he was hit by a car coming from the east on Highway 11 west of Roosevelt.

Sherman Yost grew corn in his garden this year with stalks that reached a height of nine feet and ten inches.

Norma Christofferson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.O. Christofferson of Salol, placed fourth in the Current Events contest among rural school pupils at the State Fair.

Marion Jane Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burt C. Roberts of Warroad and Willard R. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Anderson of Roseau were wed on August 30 in one of the outstanding social events of the early fall season at Zion Lutheran Church of Warroad.

Quentin Dieter of Roseau wed Miss Arline Engebretson of Clearbrook on August 17 in Clearbrook.

Dan Johnston put up 80 tons of hay in the Mud Creek area (He was 70 years old).


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