25 years ago… Warroad Summer Theatre presented "Hello, Dolly"


August 5, 2023

5 years ago – Aug. 4, 2018

A Roseau woman, Kassandra Marie Ziska, suffered a non-life threatening injury when her vehicle which was southbound on Highway 89 went off the road to the right, hitting the approach of Roseau County Road 131 and rolling.

Bill Faskerti from across the border had a hole-in-one on Number 12 with a 5 wood at Oakcrest Golf Course. It was witnessed by Bob Zarn and three little boys who ran across the 12th green to take a gander after it hopped into the hole.

Some amazing number facts for the Roseau School District: 1. The average age of the 81 teachers in the Roseau School District was 43. 2. The number of typewriters in actual use in the school was three. 3. Roseau school enrollment in May 2018 was 1,162 and Roseau school peak enrollment was in 1996 when enrollment was 1,557.

10 years ago – Aug. 3, 2013

The legendary “Diesel Don” Byfuglien who died last December in an ATV/motor vehicle crash in Roseau was to be honored at the 1st Annual Don Byfuglien Memorial Race on August 10 at the Greenbush Race Park.

Jack and Nancy Swanson of Roseau were celebrating 35 wonderful years of marriage.

Mary Bergland of Roseau announced the engagement of her daughter Morgan Bergland to Jamie Molitor. Their wedding was to be held on August 30 in Wayzata.

Ross Merriman of Warroad won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s Diamond Crossword Doubler scratch game.

Sarah Erickson, daughter of Dr. Lyle and Renee Erickson of Roseau, was named the new women’s hockey coach at Concordia College in Moorhead.

The third “Yard of the Week” in Roseau belonged to Allen and Mary Olson on 5th Avenue N.E.

25 years ago – Aug. 1, 1998

Area students named to Bemidji State University’s Dean List for the Spring Semester were Sara Lundbohm of Roseau; Jared Gustafson of Salol; Kevin Wensloff of Wannaska; and Rachel Berry, Allison Kreibich, Gregory Lien and Shaun Pomplun of Warroad.

The children of Ann Bernat were hosting an open house in honor of Ann’s 80th birthday on August 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benwood.

The winning men’s division team in the big golf fundraiser at Oakcrest Golf Course to support the Arena improvments was the Bryan Lundbohm team. Team members were Bryan Lundbohm, Trevor Hammer, Andy Jensen, Dick Johnson and Dale Thortson.

Warroad Summer Theatre was presenting “Hello, Dolly”, the well-known musical as their 1998 offering this summer.

A 77-year-old rural Warroad man, Everett Oscar Landin, was killed while operating a tractor and mower north of Swift. The accident occurred when the mower the victim was pulling hit a tree and knocked it down with the tree striking the victim in the head, knocking him off the tractor.

40 years ago – Aug. 3, 1983

Melissa Roseen, Jadis 4-H Club, was chosen Style Queen at the Style Revue in Roseau with Tonia Messelt as princess, Lisa Olson as 1st attendant and LaRae Carlson as 2nd attendant.

Alice (Mrs. Herbert) Lund and Elmer (Cap) Nelson, were named the outstanding woman and man Senior Citizens of the Year in Roseau County for 1983.

Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, Katie Marie Roberts, on July 16.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Skrutvold were named the winner of the Roseau County Clean Farm Contest and were honored at the Roseau County Fair. Other Clean Farm finalists were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hovorka, Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Qualey and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stauffenecker, Jr.

Twenty competitors took part in the Roseau Fest ‘83 horseshoe tournament with Kenny Lindberg winning the Class A competition, Dallas Erickson the Class B competition and Martin Hedlund first in Class C.

Wayne Nelson was named “Outstanding Sportsman-Farmer” in Roseau County by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

Winners of the “Guess the number of holes in the lace tablecloth contest held at Bobby’s Interior Design in Roseau were Harvey Wilmer of Warroad and Katerina Prokopiew of Greenbush.

50 years ago – July 26, 1973

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75 years ago – Aug. 5, 1948

Death came to Roseau young lady, Miss Elaine DeLoris Lundgren, at the University Hospital in Minneapolis on July 30. Her ailment of one month developed into Leukemia. Last spring she graduated from the four-year high school course at Roseau High School. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Algon Lindgren of Roseau and was employed as a waitress at the Nelson Ice Cream Bar.

A Badger man, W.J. Hites, has grown two acres of corn that is seven feet tall and bearing on an average of two ears to a stalk.

Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Meade were honored at a party given at the A.R. Lee home by Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Halvorson on the occasion of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Bethel Lutheran congregation in Stafford was observing their 50th anniversary on August 13-15.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hildahl of Jadis bought a three-acre tract from Elmer Halvorson adjoining the Roseau school house property and were building a new home.

Dinner guests at the M.H. Brastad home were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snow and Rose Marie, Mrs. Bobbie Snow and Cynthia and Mr. and Mrs. Berdeen Brastad.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Anderson of Badger are the parents of a seven-pound, four ounce girl born at the Budd Hospital.

A quiet wedding was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ostby in Roseau on July 31 for Milton Ostby and Miss Isabel Heurd of Warroad.


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