40 years ago… Roseau School Board approves Malung school additions


February 17, 2024

5 years ago – Feb. 16, 2019

Larry Guggisberg, the long-serving school superintendent in Roseau, informed the school board members that he was retiring this summer.

Christine Sibilleau was recently honored with the Minnesota Women of Today Presidential Award of Excellence. She has been a member of the Roseau Women of Today since 2007.

“Wrestlers of the Week” were Isaac Erickson-1st grade, Pat Locklear-6th grade and Eli Haugen-pre k.

The newest members of the RAM Chapter of the National Honor Society were Hayley Olson, Troy Monkman, Kilah LaPlante, Jessica Howard, Jonathan Hosaluk, Samuel Grafstrom, Kyle Erickson, Daniel Wensloff, Amy Wensloff, Jasmine Verbout, Olivia Urness, Alyssa Turgeon, Andrew Tesarek and Lacey Restad.

10 years ago – Feb. 15, 2014

Roseau Ram senior boys basketball players were Tayler Johnston, Jacob Eaton, Bailey Sampson, Jeremy Wulff, Mark Miller and Sean Thomasson.

The Ram boys hockey team defeated the Thief River Falls Prowlers 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for Roseau were Zach Yon and Alex Strand (2).

Local students named to the MSU Moorhead Dean’s List were Tiffany Espe, Lindsay Geroy, Ashley Haman, Hannah Hogenson, Sierra Janisch, Tyler Ostgaard and Tyelyn Pearson of Roseau and Danae Scheef of Warroad.

25 years ago – Feb. 13, 1999

Jason Novacek of Roseau achieved the highest honor a Boy Scout can earn. Novacek joined the elite two percent of Boy Scouts who earn their Eagle badge on February 7.

Named to the Malung 4th and 5th grade A honor roll in the second quarter were Kassandra Beckler, Hannah Engel, Jessica Johnson, Mary Schafer, Shanrell Kaml, Max Krueger, Nancy Smebak and Sara Smebak.

An open house baby shower for Josephine May Helgeland, daughter of Scott and Tiffany (Dobmeir) Helgeland was to be held on Feb. 20 at the North Country Inn in Roseau.

Roseau Ram Tanya Ulvin had a triple-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 65-46 basketball victory over Tri-County.

The Ram Icemen glided past Thief River Falls by the score of 6-1. Scoring for Roseau were Josh Olson, Phil Larson, Mike Klema (3), Aaron Degerness and Jesse Modahl. Jake Brandt was in net.

Jordan Erickson, son of Douglas and Rachel Erickson of Roseau, won the 14-year-old division at the District Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest on February 7.

The Ram matmen pinned the Crookston Pirates 58-18. Pinning their opponents were Mitch Haaby, Jeradon Otto, Benji Ullman, Steve Haaby, Brandon Gruchow, Josh Jaenicke and Devyn Brandt. Justin Olson won by a forfeit.

The Ram boys basketball team won the North Border Conference for the third straight year. Roseau’s season record was now 12-4 and the North Border Conference record was 8-0.

40 years ago – Feb. 15, 1984

The Roseau School Board approved the addition to the Malung School that included a gymnasium and a cafeteria.

Members of the VICA organization from Roseau School who placed at the regional skill event were Scott Johnson, Max Fortier, Dawn Rugland and Matt Knochenmus.

Awards for showmanship and the fastest sailboats for the Roseau Cub Scouts at their sailing regatta went to Scott Johnson, Mike Foster, Corey Omdahl, Greg Foster, Erick Lunos, Billy Rentfrow and Mike Dorwart.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Butler of Roseau, announced the brith of a daughter, Sarah Lynn Butler, born February 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Boekelheide of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, Chelsea Elyn Boekelheide, born January 25.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Falk of Salol announced the engagement of their daughter , Julie Ann, to Jonathan Grahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brynolf Grahn of Roseau. A June 2 wedding was planned.

The new infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rice of Pinecreek was baptized at the Pinecreek Lutheran Church on February 5.

Bob Glassmann of Roseau was the overall winner at the Jack Pine Winter Olympics held at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack. Other Roseau participants were Harold Lang, Steve Furuseth and Richard Lang.

50 years ago –Feb. 14, 1974

Eleven-year-old Glenn Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee of Badger, had both his kidneys removed along with his spleen and was put on a dialysis machine. His father was set to donate one of his kidneys to his son.

Emil Hedlund, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hedlund of Roseau, was instantly killed when his airplane crashed near the 12-mile reef north of Rocky Point on Lake of the Woods. Loss of visibility was believed to be the cause of the crash.

A benefit party for Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lovejoy, who lost their home and all belongings to fire, was to be held on February 17 at the Falun Hall.

Francis Karlsson, Roseau artist, was scheduled to have a one-woman show at the Red River Valley Winter Shows in Crookston on February 15-17.

Mr. and Mrs. Trygve Abrahamson of Wannaska announced the birth of a daughter, Tara Rae Abrahamson, on January 28.

The Roseau Basketball Rams were conference champions with a season record of 12-3 and a 9-0 conference standing.

The Roseau Rams hockey team defeated Warroad 7-6 in Warroad. Scoring for Roseau were Bruce Olson (3), Harris, Burggraf Skrutvold and Lundbohm. Scoring for Warroad were Horner, Olson, Johnson (2), Gordie Olson and Ganyo.

75 years ago – Feb. 17, 1949

In giving life to a son, Mrs. Arnold Skime gave her own. Death came suddenly to the young mother. The infant boy was living and healthy. Mrs. Skime is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arneson of Enstrom township and married Arnold Skime of Skime in Sept. 1947.

Louis Fredrickson and son, Roland, owners of the Fredrickson John Deere implement firm here, were completing a new building of the firm before spring rush sets in .

Edwin T. Ellenson passed away at his home in Roseau of a heart attack. He had not been strong for some time after a major operation performed in Rochester two years ago.

Joel Meade is the first Roseau County Boy Scout to be awarded the Eagle Scout rank. It is Boy Scouts top rank. Joel’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Meade and he was a member of the Roseau Boy Scouts Troop.

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Anderson of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Alveda to Einar Scholin, son of August Scholin of Thief River Falls.

Sgt. Donald W. Rose, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Rose of Roseau, reported to Kessler Field, Mississippi to begin training in the Air Force Radar School.

Mrs. Vivian Habstritt, former beauty operator here and later a sales lady at Fikkans drugstore, was married to Lester E. Nord and moved to Fosston.


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