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25 years ago… Jeff Pelowski is sworn in as Roseau's mayor

5 years ago – Jan. 12, 2019

Roseau County’s first baby of 2019 at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau was Anders Rivers Oswald Dokken, son of Kevin and Carrie of Piney, Manitoba, Canada.

Tara Wiskow was the owner of TATA’s Gym in Badger.

The Lady Rams hockey team won the Eden Prairie Mid-Winter Meltdown tournament. They defeated Chaska-Chanhassen 3-1, Minnetonka 2-1 and Eden Prairie 5-2.

The Roseau Ram varsity girls basketball team improved to a 9-2 record after defeating the Warroad Warriors 91-19. Leading scorers were Kacie Borowicz with 18, Katie Borowicz 15 and Emma Boris with 15.

The Rams girls hockey team last to Warroad 3-2. Scoring for Warroad were Hannah Corneliusen (2) and McKenzie Oelkers.

Roseau School Board members during the 2018-19 school year were Micky Hulst, Vonda Danielson, Jodee Haugen, Tim Fugleberg, Thor Didrikson, Pete Kvien and student board representative McKenna Schumacher.

10 years ago – Jan. 11, 2014

Makenzi Marion Gubbels, daughter of Sarah Baade and Aaron Gubbels, both of Baudette, was Roseau County’s first baby of 2014. She was born on January 1 at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau.

The Roseau County Board Commissioners selected Glenda Phillipe as their chair and Jack Swanson as their vice-chair.

Lester and Verna Grafstrom of Salol have a new grandson. Jonas James Wittrock was born to daughter Anna and her husband Cody on New Year’s Day.

An open house for Geraldine Thompson’s 80th birthday was to be held on January 19 at her store.

The Roseau Ram boys hockey team defeated their section rival Brainerd 6-2. Scoring for Roseau were Zach Yon, Cole Bjugson (2), Alex Halstensgard (2) and Alex Strand.

25 years ago – Jan. 9, 1999

Jeff Pelowski was sworn in as new mayor of Roseau.

A mainstay on Main Street in Roseau, Burggrafs, was closing its doors after 46 years of selling quality clothing to the public.

Nancy Burggraf was honored on the opening night of the annual Hockey Classic in Roseau on December 29. Nancy was instrumental in teaching many of today’s hockey players from Roseau powerskating techniques.

Leland and Isabel Brandt of Roseau were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on January 11.

Conrad and Laurine Olafson were celebrating their 40th anniversary on October 10.

Derrick Byfuglien was offered a scholarship to play at UND next year. He would join Trevor Hammer and Bryan Lundbohm who were playing for the “Fighting Sioux”.

40 years ago – Jan. 11, 1984

Michael Jon Vatnsdal, son of Larry and Linda Vatnsdal of Roseau, was Roseau’s New Years baby. He was born on January 2 at the Roseau Area Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Vatnsdal and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bergland.

Two electricians were taken to the Ramsey Hospital Burn Center in Minneapolis after being hurt in an accident at Marvin Windows in Warroad. While installing a new electrical controller box Rick Knutson sustained third degree burns on his right hand and Sheldon Espe sustained first and second degree burns on his back and arm.

Fresh frozen turkeys sold for 69¢ a pound at the Town and Country. T-Bone steak sold for $2.69 a pound.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Macioce of Roseau announced the birth of a son, Marc Andrew Macioce, on December 26.

50 years ago –Jan. 10, 1974

David Hauger became deputy sheriff in Roseau while Curtis Hauger, who held that job for some time, was transferred to Greenbush where he was now policing the village.

An open house was scheduled for Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brandt on January 13 at their home in Roseau to honor them on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Ella Valborg Tweet was reelected president of Nordlys Lodge 498, Sons of Norway.

Mitchell Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson, Roseau, left Brutanza in Bruton and was now working in the engine research department of Polaris in Minneapolis.

75 years ago – Jan. 13, 1949

Enock Waage of the Greenbush community has given to the Fryklund Memorial Museum owned by the Roseau County Historical Society a rare white skunk skin.

Jadis early settler Pete Rosen died at the Budd Hospital after an illness of two and a half months.

Officers at Citizens State Bank were J.R. Chappell-president, Dr. J.L. Delmore Sr.-vice president, C.B. Dahlquist-executive vice president and Ronald Parr-cashier. Other board members were C.D. Tearse, Carl Listug, Leland Lee and Brantley Chappell.

The Roseau Cloverleafs and the Warroad Warriors battled it out on the Warroad ice to a 6-3 Cloverleaf win. Scoring for Roseau were Chas Habstritt (2), Thomas Buran (2), M. Markstrom and J. Oveson. Hans Lightning scored all three Warroad goals.

Miss Marion Prelvitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Prelvitz of Warroad, and R.C.T. Alvin Burman of Trail were married in Ft. Riley, Kansas on January 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Burkel of Wannaska announced the birth of a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Knutson of Ross announced the arrival of twin sons and Mr. and Mrs. Lelans Gardner of Roseau announced the birth of a son.


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