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75 years ago… Floyd Grand found a sweet coupon

5 years ago – Nov. 3, 2018

Ron Woolever of Roseau retired after 20 years as a special agent with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Roseau Ram senior varsity tennis player Jodi Ostroski capped off a very successful tennis career by earning a berth in the 2018 Class A State Singles Tournament held at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

Members of the Roseau girls Junior High tennis team were Kate Kennedy, Marissa Glodowski, Holly Trangsrud, Taylor Grill, Erin Brandt, Emma Johnson, Kali Wibbels, Kylie Winkler and Jessie Danielson.

On November 1, Orlando and Chantel Peralta purchased the Warroad Dairy Queen from Jim and Vicky Wilson.

Congressman Collin Peterson joined members from the Fourtown-Grygla Sportsman’s Club and the Roseau Lake of the Woods Sportsman’s Club and DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr to celebrate the official opening of the Dam 4 Trail Connection on the North Star Trail.

10 years ago – Nov. 2, 2013

The Roseau junior class presidents this year were Brita Kihle and Dyanna Grondahl.

Employees of From Head 2 Toe Salon in Roseau were Tasha DeVillers, Samantha Abrahamson, Tawni Wensloff, Ashley Pearson, Denise Ostby, Lyndsey Lorenson, Pam Howell and Kayla Wahl.

The Roseau Ram football team ended their season in a double overtime loss 12-13 to Pequot Lakes. Roseau touchdowns were scored by Jared Pahlen and Jacob Eaton.

Roseau Ram Cross Country runner Ellie Nelson, 8th grader, was crowned Section Champion and advanced to the State Meet.

The Roseau boys cross country team advanced to the State Meet. Team members were Tyler Erickson, Weston Nelson, Aaron Krahn, Derek Olsen, Scotty Nelson, Josiah Gross, Pierce Kvien, Will Woolever and Brett Erickson.

25 years ago – Oct. 31, 1998

Gracia Nelson, Roseau County Emergency Management Director, was named the Director of the Year for District 3 for her emergency and flood plans.

Roseau County Environmental Officer Jeff Pelowski entered the mayoral race as a write-in candidate upon learning of Bernie Burggraf’s withdrawal after conferring with his family.

The Roseau Area Arts Association (RAAA) was in the midst of celebrating ten years of bringing art to Roseau.

Anna Trihey, daughter of Mike and Cathy Trihey and a member of the Gopher 4-H Club, and her golden retriever, Lady, recently competed in the state 4-H dog show held in Hutchinson.

Celebrating their October birthdays at the Four Seasons Senior Citizen Center were Lillian Nelson, Willie Johnson, Evelyn Johnson, Anitia Eiken, Carl Gulbrandson, Lois Markstrom, Ann Oie, Belmer Thompson, Helen Thompson, Esther Markstrom, A.J. Kramer, Mervin Dokken and Wilmer Rugland.

Roseau’s Mark Fabian and Badger’s Brian Wilhelmi were nominated for Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

The Roseau Ram volleyball team defeated Tri-County 15-4, 15-5 and 15-4 in their Sub-Section game. Senior hitter Tanya Ulvin led with eight kills. She was followed by Kristi Glassmann and Kari DeJong with seven and six kills. Glassmann would also lead the Rams with 11 service aces, six in the third game.

40 years ago – Nov. 2, 1983

Gene Fichter, owner of Rosco Surplus, sold the snowmobile parts portion of the business to Recreational Engineering in Fargo, N.D.

The Roseau high school music departments will be presenting “The Music Man” on stage in the Roseau High School gymnasium on November 10-12. Lead performers were Jeff Provance, John Dorwart, Craig Singer and Lynn Sellen.

The Roseau Girls Cross Country team won the Region 8A Championship on October 27. Team members included Robin Skoglund, Tracy Hagen, Kelly Michal, Ruth Grafstrom, Melanie Losse, Allison Marvin and Rachel Geringer.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Johnson of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Kathryn Jo Ann Johnson, born on October 10.

John Ferderer, son of Mrs. Iona Ferderer of Roseau, was awarded the Lars Haugen Scholarship to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

50 years ago – Nov. 1, 1973

The three candidates for mayor of Roseau were Harold Larsen, Norrell (Binky) Erickson and Bernie Burggraf.

The new Sears Store in Roseau was open for business. Staff members pictured behind the order counter were Grace Olson, Gloria Brandt, Joan Flaten and Agnes Stoe.

The wedding ceremony for Barbara Bergstrom and Warren Ulvin was scheduled for November 3 at Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska.

Cal’s Dog House and Resort was sold to Dale Telle of Warroad. The business was started 24 years ago by Beth and Cal Marvin and had grown into the largest in Warroad.

The Rams ended their football season with a 28-0 win over the Bellecourt Braves. Kris Skrutvold scored three touchdowns with Bruce Olson scoring once and Doug Ammerman kicking all four extra points.

The Roseau High School music students were presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” on November 8-10. It was directed by Stan Kindzerski. Leading the cast were Dan Ulvin as Tevye and Jean Fossum as Golde.

75 years ago – Nov. 4, 1948

Miss Pearl Sanders died in the Warroad Municipal Hospital on November 1. Miss Sanders was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Sanders, early Roseau residents. Mr. Sanders platter part of what is now Roseau and Pearl Street was named after Miss Sanders.

Floyd Grand found a coupon good for $30 while at work is his field one and a half mile east of town. It was dated October 1, 1915 and matured December 1, 1947. The coupon was part of an obligation on Ross Township.

Thorkelson Home Furnishings Store, owned by August and Marshall Thorkelson, recently opened its doors in Roseau.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ellenson of Ross moved to their new home north of the Ole Kittelson residence in Roseau.

Teachers at the Dist. No. 2 Wannaska school were Mrs. O. Austin, Mrs. P. Billberg, Mrs. E. Billberg, Mrs. E. Brandt and Mrs. N. Rygh.

Miss Lorraine Maryann Ostby and Lornie Marshall Olson of Roseau were united in marriage on October 30 in the English Lutheran Church. Maid of honor was Alice Olson and best man was Milton Ostby.

Miss Marjorie Danielson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Danielson of Malung, was elected queen of Oak Grove Seminary in Fargo and would reign over the Homecoming Festivities.


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