75 years ago… Two buttons found in little girls nose.


December 16, 2023

5 years ago – Dec. 15, 2018

Roseau’s own Bob Bergland, a Depression-era farm kid who had a passion for politics, people and good deeds, died this past Sunday at LifeCare Roseau Manor at the age of 90.

Roseau Holiday Fantasy 2nd week drawing winners were Peggy Skime, Luverne Gislason, Arlene Besserud, Sara Winkler and Marilyn Johnson.

The lucky winner of a quilt throw given away at the Four Seasons Center December “Birthday of the Month” was Earl Kolberg.

Todd and Liz Lund of Roseau announced the birth of their son, Andrew Phillip Lund, born on October 4. He was welcomed home by older siblings Grace and David.

Roseau Ram wrestlers crowned champs at the Rodd Olson Invite in Crookston were Race Knochenmus, Chandler Mooney, Ben Olson and Sawyer Klatt.

Senior players on the Roseau Ram boys basketball team were Taylor Fluey, Nic Johnson, Jack Hirst, Eric Hoffer, Erick Laznicka, Dalton Hanson, Adam LePard, Tyson Monsrud, Nathan O’Connor and Jacob Lindemann.

10 years ago – Dec. 14, 2013

Michael Lundbohm Ltd. was hosting an open house on December 16 at their new location at 116 Main Avenue North in Roseau.

The Girls Rams won the 2013 Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 64-48 win over Waubun and a 49-41 win over Fertile-Beltrami. Team members were Ericka Beito, Breanna Hebel, Liana Fevold, Alexis Melby, Kiley Borowicz, Ivy Braaten, Katie Petersen, Rachel Lindemann, Karlie Eaton, Kaitlyn Christianson and Taylor Loken.

The Ram boys hockey team defeated Moorhead (for the first time since December 2011). Scoring goals in the 3-0 game were Alex Strand, Brady Castle and Dylan Mielke. Ryan Anderson stood tall in the net and recorded his third shutout of the year stopping all 28 Moorhead shots.

The Ram girls hockey team defeated Moorhead 5-2. Scoring goals were Morgan Helgeson (2), Sarina Goos, Bailey Holter and Maddy Helgeson.

The first five Roseau Holiday Fantasy drawing winners were Jayne Howell, Brook Mimier, Jeremy Harrold, Darci Johnson and Kerri Melby.

Lisa Miller of Roseau won $21,000 by playing the Lottery’s Triple Cash Crossword scratch game. The winning ticket was purchased at Doug’s Supermarket in Roseau.

25 years ago – Dec. 12, 1998

Isaac Lang scored his 1,000th career point as a Ram basketball player in the first minute of the Roseau-Lake of the Woods game. It was the first points made in the game in which the Rams defeated the Bears by the score of 74-48.

Michelle Delany was the new Nurse Practitioner at the Altru Clinic in Roseau.

Rosanne C. Kotta, a native of Roseau, was named general manager of the Comfort Inn of Eau Claire. Prior to this, Kotta was a guest services manager for Walt Disney World in Florida.

Myrna and Keith Nelson of Salol are the parents of a son, Kyle Stephen, born November 2.

Pamela and Robert Wenzel of Warroad announced the birth of a son, Zachary Allan, born on November 2.

JoAnne Horner of Warroad was the recipient of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Certificate of Appreciation Award on November 11.

The Roseau Ram pucksters were ranked number one in Class AA before their game with Moorhead and it didn’t hurt their cause when they baked the Spuds 4-1. Phil Larson, Jesse Modahl, Mark Fabian and Josh Olson all scored for the powerful Rams and Jake Brandt was great in the goal.

The Roseau grapplers won the Crookston Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Rams earning individual titles were Brandon Gruchow, Jeradan Otto, Benji Ullman and Josh “Foo” Jaenicke.

40 years ago – Dec. 14, 1983

The Roseau Ram hockey team defeated Baudette 6-1. Scoring for Roseau were Espe (2), Bucy, Broten, Pederson and Ross.

The Roseau Ram boy cagers defeated Thief River Falls 52-44. Greg Welin led the Rams with 21 points and Neal Feldman was second with 16 points.

Senior defenseman Tom Roberts of Warroad was a member of the Brown University hockey team.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lee of Warroad announced the birth of a son, Jeffrey Allan Lee, born on November 30.

Mrs. Mary Gerulli of Roseau was the winner of $100 and Veronica Gerdes of Badger was the winner of $1,000 in the Town and Country contest.

50 years ago – Dec. 13, 1973

A new business opened in Roseau this week. The Golden Shears Hair Styling Salon was opened by Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Grittner after an extensive remodeling of the former Sears building.

A special reception to honor Mrs. R.S. Rice and Mrs. R.J. Halvorson for their many years of service in music in Roseau was scheduled in the Messiah Lutheran Church fellowship hall on December 16 following the annual Candlelight Concert.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Andrew Stoskopf of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, Mary Catherine Stoskopf, born November 27.

Judge Arnold Hildahl of Roseau submitted to heart surgery at Rochester to cure an embolism in the aorta.

The Rams hockey team defeated Crookston 8-4. Scoring for Roseau were Burggraf (3), Lew Erickson (2), Keith Hedlund, Norrell Nelson and Mark Harris.

Army Private Keith R. Simmons, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons of Roseau, recently completed eight weeks of basic training.

75 years ago – Dec. 16, 1948

Don Marchildon sold the Encore Cafe business to Herbert Nutter, former employee of the County Welfare Office.

Harvey Heppner of Moranville township died at the Warroad hospital on December 12 of pneumonia.

Candidates for the Roseau Cloverleaf hockey team were Emery Haaby, Bud Drown, Bud Johnson, M. Haglund, D. Wicklander, Tom Buran, C. Turner, J. Oveson, R. Baumgartner, D. Dieter, M. Markstrom, J. Peterson, M. Schille, Donald Bennett, L. Bennett and M. Anderson.

Miss Helen Fish of Warroad and Donald R. Palmquist of Warroad were married at the Lutheran Free Church parsonage on December 9.

Gail, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Swenson, was taken to Crookston for an operation to remove a button from her nostril and not only was there one button but another that had been put there a long time ago.

Mrs. Charles Dumais was named president of the Warroad Girl Scout Organization.


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