50 years ago… Wannaska man shot in stomach from brother


November 26, 2022

5 years ago – Nov. 25, 2017

Roseau Ram football players receiving District All Academic Section 8AA were Nathan Adrian, Luke Tangen, Jonah Provance, Daniel Wensloff and Brock Byfuglien.

Roseau Public Library was celebrating their 79th Anniversary at Christmas Treasures at the Roseau City Center on December 3.

The Roseau Squirt A hockey team coached by Dave Wensloff, placed 3rd in the 4th annual Squirt A Tournament in Roseau.

Shayne Isane of Badger from the Northwest Regional Farm Bureau was elected to the Minnesota Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Roseau Elementary student Kayla Moser won the grand champion place in a national art contest sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Rusted Roseau was now open for business.

10 years ago – Nov. 24, 2012

Dan Urness, the veteran Roseau High School guidance counselor, was recently selected as the Roseau Teacher of the Year.

Paul and Katie Koch of Wannaska announced the birth of their daughter Beatrice Ann, born October 18 in Roseau.

A spaghetti feed, silent auction and bake sale fundraiser for Jeff Goos was to be held on Nov. 27 at the Roseau American Legion to help defray medical expenses.

The Roseau Ram girls hockey team defeated the River Lakes Stars 4-3. Roseau goals were scored by Bailey Holter (3) and Ciscely Nelson.

Honored at the Roseau Volleyball banquet were Nicole Miller, Rachel Slater, Madi Olson, Amelia Johnson, Katlyn Byfuglien, Emily Holmgren, Heather Nelson and Ericka Beito.

25 years ago – Nov. 22, 1997

C.B. Repair, owned by Chris and Brian Johnson, was hosting their grand opening on November 28-29 at their business located on West Center Street in Roseau.

Lisa and Jamie Byfuglien of Roseau announced the birth of a son, Zachary James, born October 15, 1997.

Michelle and Howard Knochenmus of Salol are the parents of a daughter, Sable Dawn, born October 9, 1997.

An open house bridal shower for Penny Loken, bride-to-be of Jeremy Byfuglien, was to be held on November 29 at the Roseau Eagles.

Mike’s Snyder Drug in Roseau was holding their 3rd Anniversary Sale on November 28-29.

Roseau’s 1st Annual Sportscard Show was to be held on November 28 at the Roseau Auditorium.

Ryan James and Vince Huerd of Warroad and Jared Gustafson of Salol, were members of the 1997-98 hockey team at Bemidji State University.

Names to the Roseau Junior High Straight A Honor Roll were Rachel Broten, Joe Broten, Gavin Johnson, Ross Miller, Jeff Swanson, Neal Robertson, Anna Schafer, Alyssa Manecke, Lori Dunham, Angie Johnson, Holly Habstritt, Michelle Lamppa, Paul Rudebusch, Mary Stoe, Kristina Langlie, Katie Olson, Kara Hedlund, Chris Eklund, Nicole Hasson, Sara Foss and Joanna Lisell.

40 years ago – Nov. 24, 1982

Librarians who attended the 44th anniversary Founder’s Tea at the Public Library Assembly room in Roseau were Paula Petterson, Mary Bergland, Therese Abrahamson, Alana Olson, Helen Engebretson and Aileen Grahn.

The 7th Annual Craft Sale will be held at Honl’s Craft Shop on Center Street East in Roseau on November 26-27.

Delores Andol of Roseau was honored with the “Outstanding County Agent Award” given from the Northwest Experiment Station (University of MN-Crookston).

Roger Marvin Didrikson of Badger and Lynne Marie Halverson of Grand Forks, N.D. applied for a marriage license on November 12.

Roseau High School graduate Lois Ulvin was named Wisconsin’s “Teacher of the Year”. She was a music teacher in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Gustafson of rural Salol celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 16.

Returning lettermen for the Roseau Puck Rams were Paul Erickson, Scott Vatnsdal, Russell Palm, Chad Johnson, Paul Broten, Kevin Dallum, Brian Pastir, Tom Pederson and Larry Goos.

Roseau High School “Straight A” students were Sarah Kockelman, Tara Andol, Mary McCabe, Cory Vatnsdal, Raynell Monsrud, Theresa Wensloff, Kristy Orvis, Roberta Thacker, Denise Dallum and Shari Willcox.

50 years ago – Nov. 23, 1972

A Wannaska man, Albin Jacobson, was in critical condition following a hunting accident in which he was shot in the stomach by a 30-40 Krag which his brother Edward fired at a deer.

Pictured visiting the third grade classroom of Mrs. Gwen Lund for parent-teacher conferences was Mrs. Charles Viken along with Ellen Viken, Scott Leverington and Amy McDaniels who were looking at the gerbil in the cage.

Members of the Roseau High School Girl’s Basketball team were Margaret Kramer, Roxanne Olson, Nancy Halvorson, Des Brawders, Kim McDaniels, Connie Dahl, Denise McMillin, Sharlene Bertilrud, Diane Nelson, Phyllis Welin and Valerie Grahn. Coach was Mrs. Carla Rislov.

Steve Magnusson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Magnusson, suffered a double break of his arm in wrestling practice and would be out for six weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kvarnlov of Warroad were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on November 25 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad.

Roseau students at the Minnesota Technical College, Crookston who are members of the hockey “Trojans” at the school were Mike Hallie and Dana Byfuglien.

Donald Hagen, RHS FFA Chapter President, took first place honors in the Region I FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest.

75 years ago – Nov. 20, 1947

The Wannaska Lutheran Free Church parsonage was the scene of a very pretty wedding on November 8. Miss Marion Bernice Erickson and Herbert Vraa, both of Goodridge, exchanged nuptial vows.

Warroad’s new dress shop, Evelyn’s Dress Shop, recently opened.

Earl V. Chapin received a nice $250 check from a publishing house for a story he wrote that was to be published in a magazine. He works as a Roseau County Assessor.

Ten men from Warroad and Roseau were listed on the Border High School Conference team. The men were: Lofstedt, L. Norman, Meade, Row and Pelowski of Roseau; Hegre, Fast, Olson, Wilson and Kofstad of Warroad.

Lutefisk sold for 17¢ a pound at the Red Owl Store.

Arlone Glendive Smebak of Strathcona and Clifford Norton Carlson of Roseau were wed on November 14 at the English Lutheran parsonage. The maid of honor was Miss La Vonna Smebak and the best man was Ardell A. Markstrom.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Holland of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hovda and children moved into the new home across the street west from the Helgeson Funeral Chapel. The building is the former jail structure.


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