40 years ago… The Roseau Ram girl's dominate the track meet.


5 years ago – June 2, 2018

Charlie Starren received an “Apple Award” on his retirement as a Roseau School bus driver.

Celebrating their May birthdays at the Four Season’s Center “Birthday of the Month” were Marilyn Dahlquist and Clara Johnson.

Bike winners at Roseau Bike Safety Day were Melrose Bye, daughter of Mary Bergland and Anton Klint, son of Nathan and Sara Klint.

The Roseau boys won the sub-section 8AA Golf Tournament. Leading the way was junior Gus Vatnsdal with a 78. The R0seau girls placed second at the sub-section. Abbie Miller led the Rams with a 91, followed by Gina Wensloff with 92.

10 years ago – June 1, 2013

Marsha Janisch of Malung was one of 20 Minnesotans and the only female to qualify for the “World Series of Poker” (WSOP) in Las Vegas the end of June. Jason Holter, Skip Holter and her husband Troy will be joining her as competitors.

Celebrating their May birthdays at the Four Season’s Center were Buddy Fugleberg, Gilbert Loe, LaMae Lundbohm and Marilyn Dahlquist.

Edith Halvorson was celebrating her 90th birthday on May 31 at her home northwest of Roseau.

Samuel Carr, of Roseau, graduated from the University fo Wisconsin-Stout at the May Commencement with a degree in Business Administration.

Roseau Elementary “Students of the Month” for May were Grace Dunham, Ethan Johnson, Lexi Jacobson, Isaac Moser, Jessica Howard and Kyle Buley.

25 years ago – May 30, 1998

Pictured at their Kindergarten graduation in Roseau were Sarah Kofstad, Nicole Sunsdahl, Krysta Westphal and Levi Stein.

Presidential Academic Fitness Award winners in Badger were Chassity Sanner, Mike Svir and Andrea Nelson.

Elmer “Cap” Nelson, a prominent Roseau businessman, passed away at Sheltering Oaks Nursing Home in Roseau on May 21 at the age of 94. He was born on February 29, 1904 (a leap year baby).

The Roseau boys and girls golf teams won their Section 8A Tournaments. The boys were led by Dave Lundbohm with a 71 and the girls were led by Tanya Ulvin and Sarah Butler with 84s.

Heather Johnson was chosen as the American Legion Auxiliary participant to attend Girls State and Hannah Hecker was alternate.

Paula Hovda, Angie Vagle and Sara Falk finished their softball careers at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.

40 years ago – June 1, 1983

A birthday party was held for Jeremy Byfuglien, Julie Byfuglien, Dana Byfuglien and Oliver Ullman at the Larry Jaycox home at Warroad.

Relatives and friends gathered at the Allen Halvorson home in Wannaska on May 22 as dinner guests in honor of son Larry who was confirmed that day.

Young people confirmed on May 15 at Riverside Lutheran Church were Heidi Billberg, Lisa Olson, Ryan Severson and Pam Toft.

Roseau students who won awards at the commencement included David Ochs, Cindy Magnusson, Lori Gislason, Brian Pastir, Larry Goos, Roberta Thacker, Shari Willcox, Diana Wensloff, Daron Grefthen and Kent Honl.

Members of the Roseau girl’s golf team were Cheryl Byfuglien, Theresa Wensloff, Sue Wahlberg, Sara Huglen, Michelle Hauger and Sharlene Culp.

The Roseau girls won the District 32 track meet with 169 points compared to 85 for the next closest team. Shelly Moren was first in the long jump and the 1600 meter run. Lesa Pederson was first in shotput and discus. Liesa Brateng was first in the 100 meter and 200 meter run and the 1600 meter relay team of Tami Hedlund, Tracey Hagen, Lori Gislason and Shelly Moren came in first.

50 years ago – May 31, 1973

Among the award winners at the Roseau Commencement exercises were Muriel Olson, Teresa Olson, Peggy Hess, Kip Thacker, Bruce DeFrates, Holly Geroy, Nancy Olson and Kathy Pelowski.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Chase of Warroad observed their golden wedding anniversary at the Howard Chase home in Roosevelt with an open house. They were married on May 22, 1923, after he had courted her with a Model T Ford. They were neighbors on farms near Swift when they were growing up.

Mrs. Gladys Miller, who was honored at Malung recently for 11 years of teaching in that school, was named an “Outstanding Elementary Teacher” of America for 1973.

Recent graduates of Northland State Junior College were Roger Alan Erickson, Randal G. Fossum, Larry W. Vatnsdal and Fayne Wiegel, all of Roseau; Cindy Kaye Ganyo and Joan Lesley Olson, both of Warroad.

A 240-acre wild rice pattie was being surveyed and designed on the Carl Wahlberg farm north of Roseau.

Earl Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mylo Anderson, inked a contract with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. He signed for a bonus and three year contract.

The Roseau Rams walked off with the District 32 golf title. Murray Odegaard of Roseau was medalist with a 73.

75 years ago – June 3, 1948

Clarence White sold his grocery next to the Roseau Hotel to Stanley Alley effective June 1.

Roseau High School graduated sixty-four seniors, the largest class in the history of the Roseau high school.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aho of Cloquet announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Violette Eileen, to Stephen A. Norquist of Roseau. A June 12 wedding was planned.

Miss Betty Oseid, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Edwards of Roseau and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Oseid of Bemidji was awarded a $750 Scholarship to Vassar College, New York.

Death came to Arthur Clarence Boen of Malung on May 28 at the Budd Hospital. Cause of death was pneumonia.

Joel Meade, James Oveson, LeRoy Ostby and Vernon Sunset participated in the state high school track meet held at the University in Minneapolis.

A birthday party and family reunion was held at the Wesley Ulvin home south of Wannaska. It was Grandma Ulvin’s 85th birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Laura Knockenmus and son Earl drove to Thief River Falls and brought back their daughter and sister, Miss Doris, who graduated from teachers training.


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