50 years ago… Salol warming house torn down due to fire.


December 24, 2022

5 years ago – Dec. 23, 2017

The Rams Girl’s State 2017 AA Championship Basketball Banner was revealed at the first home game this season

The Lacy Rams hockey team defeated Moorhead 6-1. Roseau goals were scored by Reese Strand (2) Tayla Santl, Jenna Byfuglien (2) and Lindsey Kayla.

Roseau wrestlers Chandler Mooney and Ben Olson both placed third at the Big Bear Wrestling Tournament held in Cass Lake.

Lyle and Phyllis Ellenson were celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house on December 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Badger.

Week three Roseau Holiday Fantasy winners were Selma Nordstrom, Lee Skoien, Jaeden Johannesson, Paula Bakke and Steven Roseen.

10 years ago – Dec. 22, 2012

Winners for the third week of Holiday Fantasy drawings for $250 were Shirley Fugleberg, Gwynne Roadfeldt, Donna Bazey and Farrell Erickson.

Paul Frank Knochenmus of Roseau passed away on December 15 after suffering a stroke on October 31. He served seven consecutive terms (28 years) as Roseau County Sheriff before retiring in 1986.

Two Ram wrestlers placed at the Big Bear Tourney held in Cass Lake. Brett Jerome placed eighth and Jayden Sikorski placed seventh.

Nick Oliver, a 2009 graduate of Roseau High School, was a member of the 2012-2013 St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team.

The Lady Rams hockey team defeated the Brainerd Flying Warriors 8-2. Roseau goals were scored by Tianna Gunderson, Emily Pahlen, Ciscely Nelson (2) Katlyn Byfuglien (2) , Maddy Helgeson and Sarina Goos.

25 years ago – Dec. 20, 1997

Borderland Tool and Die was up and running in Roseau. The business was owned by Ryan Jaenicke, Bret Sabourin and Brian Larsen. It served everyone from the industrialist to the farmer.

Border State Bank was having a Christmas Open House in Roseau December 22-24. Roseau employees were Patty Jensen, Mickie Duray, Dean Carlson, Sharlene Santl, Greg Krzoska, Rebecca Jordet, Kathy Krank, Patty Lee, Shelly Grove, Sandy Hagen, Karrie Rugland, Jackie Monson, Lynn Norberg, Jansie Lenius, Scott Severson, Cal Lindstrom and Ann Leverington.

Attendees at the Roseau Area Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas Appreciation Tea were Lois Kubanick, Vi Johnston, Gladys Messelt, Clarice Billberg, Naida Brinkman, Selma Nikunen, Marg Weston and Dorothy Brinkman.

Coach Bruce Olson’s Roseau Ram hockey team was 5-0 and was ranked second in AA in the state.

The Lady Rams girls basketball team had a 4-1 record with their only loss to BadgerGreenbush-Middle River. Leading in scoring were Kristi Glassmann and Tanya Ulvin with 57 points each, followed by Ada Anderson with 45, Cathy Gotziaman with 37 and Jessica Oster with 34.

Delores Taus of Strathcona received a $100 shopping spree from Jubilee Foods in Roseau.

The Rams Boys hockey team defeated Hibbing 3-2. Roseau goals were scored by David Klema, Derek Byfuglien and Philip Larson.

40 years ago – Dec. 22, 1982

Marvin employees cheer the largest bonus sharing total in Marvin history, $1,932,732.00 which was distributed to employees in Warroad.

A total of 112 copper-nickel mining leases in Roseau County were approved by the State Executive Council.

Mr. and Mrs. James Habstritt of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Holly Lynn Habstritt, on December 2.

Mr. and Mrs DuWayne Heppner of Warroad announced the birth of a son, Samuel David Heppner, on December 7.

The new law firm of Hardwick and Mergens, P.A. relocated their Roseau office to 101 Main Ave. South, in the Old Delmore Clinic Annex.

Gust Kveen retired as president of the Northern Minnesota Bluegrass Growers Association after 25 years in office.

The Roseau Ram basketball team lost to Warroad 51-48. Leading the scoring for the Rams were Singer Feldman, Welin, Eaton, Larson and Kompelien. Warroad’s David Phillips led the Scoring for Warroad followed by Royal Jaros, Duane Nelson, Scott Concannon and Chris Runnels.

Dennis Olson of Roseau picked up the “Big Split” at Ammey’s Lanes. He would receive an award from the American Bowling Congress for his achievement.

50 years ago – Dec. 21, 1972

John T. Elton was named chairman of the Roseau County ASCS. Clarence Melby was vice-chairman. Ernest Brandli was regular member; Robert Comstock was first alternate and Arnold Frosaker was second alternate.

Winners in the annual Roseau Times-Region Christmas Drawing Contest were Cindy Burkel, 8, of Badger - 1st Place; Tammy Johnson of Salol - 2nd place and Kenneth Feldman, 9, of Warroad- 3rd place.

The Roseau hockey Rams tipped Grand Forks Red River 6-4. Scoring for Roseau were Don Hedlund, Fevold (2), Brian Lee and Burggraf (2).

A surprise birthday party was given for Joyce Lisell, Harriet Olson and Rueben Larson at the Assembly of God church.

The Salol warming house was torn down and hauled away recently, as it was so damaged by a fire.

Mr. and Mrs Wayne Johnson were recently married at First Lutheran in Salol.

75 years ago – Dec. 18, 1947

Mrs. Anna Petrina Christianson, wife of Thomas Christianson of Nereson Township, passed away at her home unexpectedly, She had been partly invalid for some time.

Dr. L.S. Hughes moved his veterinary office in Roseau from the room adjoining the Roxy Theatre, to the Cities Service Building or Tire Shop.

Robert Transtrom of Wannaska has a mighty good deer hunting rifle. He got it by having a Japanese 25 calibre army rifle converted to a 7MM weapon. He got the rifle as a souvenir while serving in the Army in the Pacific and Japan.

Raymond Roy Miller of Warroad enlisted in the Navy.

The University of North Dakota Hockey Team includes the following from Warroad: Gordon Christian, Ted Wilson, Cal Marvin, Bob Murray, George Dickenson, Wes Cole and Jim Doyle. From Williams were Dan and Paul McKinnon and Tommy Buran of Roseau.

Ronald, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Geroy of Pencer, fell and dislocated his shoulder.

Leo’s Service Station on East Pearl Street was sold by Leo Sather to Nels Kverno and Son.

Martha Ellen Mattson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mattson was baptized at the Roy Mattson home by Rev. A.C. Rykken. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lundgren of Roseau announced the birth of a son.


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