50 years ago… Fourteen honor students recognized


April 20, 2024

5 years ago – Apr. 20, 2019

Kacie Borowicz, the Roseau High School senior and dynamo on the basketball court, was honored as the 2019 Miss Minnesota Basketball recipient. Kacie is Roseau’s first Miss Minnesota Basketball.

Marianne Kristofferson had a nice birthday party at Oakcrest Senior Housing. Attending were Marvel and Larry Monkman, Mary, Verna and Valerie Grafstrom of Salol.

St. Scholastica senior DyAnna Grondahl of Roseau was awarded the 2019 Student Leadership Award by the vote of her peers. As the winner she was to give the student address during the Commencement. Grondahl is the daughter of Gary Grondahl and Becky Warne-Grondahl of Roseau.

10 years ago – Apr. 19, 2014

Byfuglien Trucking won the 65 and over National Hockey Title at the championship in Brandon, Florida, a suburb of Tampa. After winning five straight titles at 60 and over, they move up to the 65 and over division this year.

Kyle Swanson, a 2005 graduate of RHS, was named to REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30. He was the only agent from Minnesota to earn a place in the nationwide contest.

Bill and Amanda Bendickson of Warroad received recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community, during the Emerging Leadership Program recognition banquet.

Earl and Carol Johnson were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on April 26 at Pine Grove Lutheran Church.

Members of the Roseau FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Chapter who were advancing to the National Conference were Haley Thramer and DyAnna Grondahl.

Receiving individual team recognition at the Roseau girls basketball banquet were Rachel Lindemann, Kacie Borowicz, Alexis Melby, Katie Petersen, Breanna Hebel and Ericka Beito.

25 years ago – Apr. 17, 1999

Lindsay Brummer and Margie Dieter were chosen to attend the National Young Leaders Conference at the nation’s capitol March 2-7 and reviewed their trip for the American Legion Auxiliary members.

Winning the Mike’s Snyder Drug coloring contest were Michael Tangen, Kya Kastl and Kristin Comstock. Winners of the children’s beanie drawing were Katie Langlie and LeeAnn Simmons.

Richard and Jeanne Larsen announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ann Marie, to Richard David Jacobson, son of Connie England of Badger and Keith Jacobson of Hendrum. A May wedding was planned.

Placing at the Jaycee State Wrestling Tournament on April 10 were Ben Hruby (6th grade), Tim Fugleberg (6th grade), Aaron Jacobson (4th grade), Issiah Hruby (4th grade), Hans Grafstrom (3rd grade) and Jacob Johnson (1st grade).

Mary Dieter of Roseau recently completed the Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Seventh-ninth grade Roseau girls who recently participated in science and math workshops in the Fargo-Moorhead area were Amanda Halverson, Katie Teubner, Jessica Brummer, Brianna Grindy, Stephanie Lang, Kris Juhlin and Miranda Cole.

40 years ago – Apr. 18, 1984

Kim Messelt, president of Messelt’s Inc. announced last week a change of management and ownership of Messelt’s marine business. Mark Johnson was now the owner and manager of the business which will be renamed Northwest Marine Inc.

Bob Etheridge was recently hired at the Law Enforcement Center as a Deputy Sheriff.

Roseau Elementary School students pictured being fingerprinted by the Law Enforcement Center and Roseau Police Department were Shane Monkman, Jennifer Hayes, Derek Hurst, Adam Otto, Keith Buley and Curtis Haugen.

Roseau students named to the Moorhead State University Dean’s List were Kristi Deann Haugen, Janet Hagen Johnson, Diane Lynn Lietzow, Harley Delra McMillin, Scott Alan Miller and Shari Lyn Willcox. Students from Warroad were Royal William Jaros and Steven Oliver Jesme.

Straight A students at Roseau were Bryan Amundson, Tara Andol, Kelly Michal, Pam Wold, Kristy Orvis, Nancy Geroy, Charity Salmonson, Connie Lund and Shelly Skime.

Most Improved students at Roseau for the quarter were Robert Novak, Pat Kvien, Jason Grahn, Melanie Johnson, Mike Ross, Rosann Kotta and Carol Lasneski,

50 years ago –Apr. 18, 1974

The fourteen honor students named at Roseau High School this year were Julie Peterson, Bruce Melby, Ruby Larson, Lew Erickson, Sarah Weston, Bruce DeFrates, Elwyn Olson, Kathy Pelowski, Kendra Broten, Colleen Eggen, Gail Erickson, Carol Erickson, Nancy Beito and Sharlene Bertilrud.

Colonel Milton A. Arneson, USAF Retired, of Ross announced he would seek the Republican endorsement for State Representative for District 1A.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fealy of Warroad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 7 in their comfortable little home.

Clifford Petterson was opening a new business in Roseau. It will be called “Petterson’s Camper Sales” and was to be located on the overnight camping spot west of the Laundromat in West Acres.

Congressman and Mrs. Bob Bergland of Roseau and Washington, D.C. announced the engagement of their daughter, Linda Kay, to Larry Wayne Vatnsdal, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Vatnsdal of Roseau. A July wedding was planned.

An open house was scheduled for Mr. and Mrs. Glen Phillipe of Warroad on April 21 on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Falun were to enjoy a Vagabond Weekend as winners of the drawing sponsored by Roseau merchants.

75 years ago – Apr. 21, 1949

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thorkelson were mourning the death of their infant son, born April 10. He was an incubator baby. He is survived by four sisters: Vangi Vail, Rose Marie, Pamela Anne and Linda Kathleen.

Carl Oveson and Allan Sonsteng left by bus for Anchorage, Alaska, where they would be employed this summer.

Misses Gurie and Berget Lee of Ross left for Oslo, Norway. They would go by the S.S. Stavangerfjord and return in September.

Applying for American citizenship status were Florence Gladys Halvorson of Roseau, Martha Siemers of Warroad and Violet Duncan Pederson of Salol.

Harold C. Ostby, who is attending the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Memphis, Tennessee, received an average 97.4% in his studies which is the second highest at the school. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. C.I. Ostby of Wannaska.

Two new families were welcome to the South Wannaska Community- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eaton and four children from Malung and Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Christenson and baby daughter who came from Minneapolis.

Amy Iyone Kompelien and Orville C. Johnson of Pinecreek were joined in marriage at Lutheran Free Church parsonage on April 14.

Donald Pelowski of Roseau who was employed at the Hartz Store in Baudette won a $50 prize in the guessing contest at Baudette. He guessed the closest time the ice would go out of the Rainy River.


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