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75 years ago… A crew of 28 women worked at the Campbell Company

5 years ago – Feb. 2, 2019

Roseau School District’s Spelling Bee winners were Champion Wyatt Cummings and runner-up Paige Boyer.

“Wrestlers of the Week” were Keane Johnson (3rd-6th grade), Brayden Krank (1st and 2nd grade) and Tate Solberg (Pre-K).

Roseau Ram basketball player Eric Hoffer scored his 1,000 point and broke the all time school assist record with 400 career assists in an away game against Red Lake County Central.

The Roseau girls hockey team defeated Moorhead 7-0. Roseau goals were scored by Kayla Santl (2), Memphis Mertens (2), Anika Stoskopf, Sophie Helgeson and Ella Helgeson.

Mark and Kristine Oslund of Wannaska were Roseau County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program.

Long time WIC staff member Bernie Wilebski was honored for her 40 years of service at a surprise open house retirement party.

Named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at St. Scholastica in Duluth were Kacie Bjerk, Faith Dorwart and Dyanna Grondahl, all of Roseau.

10 years ago – Feb. 1, 2014

The Roseau Spelling Bee champion was Seraphina Johnstun and the runner-up was Mason LePard.

Local students named to the UND 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List were Derian Byfuglien, Eliza Evans, Michael Johnson, Kirsten Medicraft, Paige Moser, Shane Omdahl and Michael Tangen of Roseau; and Hannah Bahnmiller and Christine Carlson of Warroad.

Celebrating their January birthdays at the Four Seasons Center in Roseau were Jane Smith and Harriet Olson.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica N. Pearce graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Melanie and Michael Pearce of Warroad.

Roseau Ram basketball player Jacob Eaton was honored for hitting the 1,000 point plateau in a game against the Lake of the Woods Bears in Baudette.

The Roseau Rams and Moorhead Spuds faced off on the ice in Roseau. The game ended in a 1-1 tie with Austin Hogenson scoring the lone Roseau goal.

25 years ago – Jan. 30, 1999

Family Chiropractic Center welcomed Lyle Erickson, brother of Dr. Lew Erickson, to the operation this month.

Roseau hockey hero and Minnesota Wild Grass Roots Hockey Advisor Neal Broten brought several members of the Minnesota Wild home to Roseau to watch the Rams beat the Warroad Warriors 7-1 in a grass roots rivalry. Scoring for Roseau were Ross Miller, Phil Larson, Matt Erickson, Phil Baumgartner (2), Josh Olson and Mike Klema. Jake Brandt was in the net for Roseau and Brian McFarlane and Jered Woidtke shared net duty for Warroad. Joe Ulwelling scored the lone Warroad goal.

Rebecca Norstebon and Tanya Ulvin were selected as 1999 School Winners in the National Honor Society Scholarship Program and were nominated for the National Honor Society Scholarship.

Marie Nelson was celebrating her 80th birthday on February 6 with an open house at First Lutheran Church.

Rebekah Lin Danielson proudly announced the arrival of her new brother, Nicholas Benjamin, on January 19. Parents of Nick and Rebekah are Ron and Vonda Danielson.

Dartannian Mathias Njaa, son of Arnie and Bonnie Njaa of Wannaska, was born on January 11. He was welcomed home by three big brothers, Zachary, Joshua and Dustin.

Benjamin Dieter, son of Dr. Michael and Mary Dieter of Roseau, was named to the Fall 1998 Semester Dean’s List at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

40 years ago – Feb. 1, 1984

Evangeline (Chris) Christopherson, a dedicated Roseau Area Hospital LPN for more than 25 years, was chosen as “Employee of the Quarter”.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd P. Fugleberg of Jadis announced the birth of a son, Michael Lee Fugleberg, on January 16.

Robin Skoglund, daughter of Darrell and Jean Skoglund of Roseau, was accepted for admission to Golden Valley Lutheran College for the fall of 1984.

The Ram wrestlers defeated International Falls 42-19. Winning their matches for the Rams were Shon Beito, Larry McCabe, Chad Johnson, Mark Wold, Gary Przekwas and Les Kvien.

Receiving ribbons from the Minnesota Special Olympics were Roseau Special Olympics bowling participants Donna Stillday, Shirley Hanson, Jeanene Wojciechowski, Roy Dostal, Roger Jeys, Tony Starren, Gary Jacobson and Paula Craig.

50 years ago –Jan. 31, 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Allan (Buddy) Magnusson, an active young farm couple, who have been in dairying a mile north of Roseau since 1951, were named the Red River Valley Outstanding Dairyman Couple for Roseau County. Their children are Yhone, Timmy, Cindy, Steven, Julie, Mark, Pam and Douglas.

Mrs. Trygve Abrahamson, former Roseau Times-Region bookkeeper, has a brand new daughter, Tara Rae, born on January 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bergstrom of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Kay to Orlin V. Diesen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Diesen of Wannaska. An April 27 wedding was planned.

Mrs. Lutie Parr celebrated her 91st birthday on January 28 along with her roommate Lois Weaver whose birthday was January 29. All the residents and staff at Sheltering Oaks were served ice cream and birthday cake by Clara and Jeannie Bassett and Maurine Flagstad.

The number 7 jersey worn by Roger Christian for the past 18 years was to be formally retired and no longer be in the Laker ranks. The retirement ceremony was to be held on Roger Christian Day in Warroad in the Warroad Arena.

Bob Eastman, Roseau Polaris SnoPro racer, suffered stomach and back injuries in SnoPro races in Alpina, Michigan and was in the hospital.

75 years ago – Feb. 3, 1949

John Ulvin made a deal with A. Hagermarck for the purchase of the living house on the Hagermarck farm in Grimstad.

A crew of twenty-eight women were making up the staff at the pea sorting plant of the Joseph Campbell Company of Chicago at Warroad. The plant was located in the building north of the Chevrolet Garage.

Bennie Bendickson was the new owner of the Badger Machine Shop.

Anna Viken and Carl Erlandson, both of this village, were united in marriage at the Zion Lutheran Church on January 17.

Word was received that Jim Arneson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Arneson of Ross, who was a student at Crookston A.C., was taken to the hospital there and was operated on for appendicitis.

Warroad town basketball team came down from the lakeport and went into action with the Roseau Raiders. The game was played as a benefit for the Polio Fund and the score was 42-36 in favor of the invadors.

Oscar Almquist took his Roseau puckmen to Warroad where they were snowed under 8-0.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Erickson of Ross welcomed a son; and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baumgartner of Roseau welcomed a son; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stromstead of Roseau welcomed a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hetteen and Edner Lisell made a trip by plane to the Northwest Angle.


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