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75 years ago… Human skeleton found on bank of Warroad River

5 years ago – June 1, 2019

On May 21, Nick Anderson, a 2012 Roseau High School graduate, who was destined to be a cop and follow in his dad’s footsteps, was promoted to corporal with the East Grand Forks Police Department. Nick is the son of DeAnn and Ward Anderson, the longtime Roseau Police Chief.

Ducer (James) Berger of Badger recently opened a lumberyard in Roseau. The Building Center was located across from Border State Bank in Roseau.

North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy announced that Dean Mattson, registered pharmacist in Roseau was named Adjunct Preceptor of the Year.

Bev Smedsmo was the lucky winner of a throw quilt given away at the May birthday party of the month at the Four Seasons Center in Roseau.

Celebrating their May birthdays at the Four Seasons Center on May 15 were Lloyd Dunham, Alvin Fugleberg, Marilyn Dahlquist, Diane Monkman, Pat Westman, Connie Nelson, Clara Johnson and Shirley Miller.

Roseau Athletes of the Week were Tianna Espe, Kayla Dahl, Rylie Bjerklie, Kyle Erickson, Grant Helgeland and Gus Vatnsdal.

10 years ago – May 31, 2014

Retiring Roseau elementary teachers saying goodbye were Elwyn Ruud, Gary Ross, Pat Habstritt, Julie Johnston, Steve Adkins and Sue Fugleberg.

The congregations of Bethel, Messiah and Moe were hosting a baby shower on June 5 at Moe Lutheran Church for Pastor Lisa and Pastor Michael Beery.

Far North Transit hosted their annual Driver Appreciation Dinner on April 25. Drivers were Bill Mielke, Mark Saeland, Denny Andol, Susan Hagen, Carla Sunsdahl, Dallas Underwood, Katie Becklund, Mary Marhula, Mary Boomgaarden, David Kendle and FNT Director Steve Butler.

Bethel University Women’s Hockey announced that Bethany Tangen, a 2014 graduate from Roseau High School, would be attending Bethel this fall.

Local students who were recent UND graduates were David Hulst and Brent Jaenicke of Roseau, Abby Wicklund and Anna Wicklund of Badger, Emily Bentow, Kristina Dvergsten and Vanessa Dvergsten of Greenbush and Emily Dorholt, Elisa Evans and Abigail Johnston of Warroad.

The Rams baseball team defeated Warroad 6-4 in their subsection 8AA playoff opener. Scoring were Sammy Jerome, Alex Halstensgard, Jacob Eaton (2), Aaron Krahn (2). Jacob “Big E” Eaton was the Roseau pitcher and Ryan Norberg was the catcher.

25 years ago – May 29, 1999

Roseau third graders Kristen Naslund, Mani Starren and Hans Grafstrom were pictured at Pioneer Days, held at the Pioneer Farm and Village on May 21.

The Roseau Super Mileage team defeated 80 other schools to win the Super Mileage competition held at the Brainerd International Raceway. Team members were Paul Johnson, Josh Holwell, Mike Johnson, Travis Anderson, Dustin Sjaaheim, Chris Olson, Ross Miller, Troy Anderson, Dan Brateng, Keith Severson, Gabe Slevin and Christine Johnson.

The Roseau High School Commencement speakers were Sarah Hove, Rebecca Norstebon and Nicholas Juhlin.

Jody Lundbohm of Roseau received the Outstanding Ambassador’s Award from the University of Minnesota-Crookston where she is majoring in information networking management.

Matthew Erickson of Roseau announced his decision to enroll at Concordia College in Moorhead. Matt, a June 1999 graduate of Roseau High School, is the son of Dr. Lew and Kathy Erickson of Roseau.

Jack Stone, former Roseau County Treasurer and currently a county commissioner, shot a hole-in-one last week on the 160 yard 15th hole. He used his 5 wood which is one of his favorite clubs.

The Roseau Ram girls softball team has a record of 18-1 and are on their way to the state tournament for the first time after defeating Sebeka 5-3.

The Roseau Girls Track and Field team captured the championship at the Subsection 32 track and field meet.

Tyler Hovda of Roseau received the Outstanding First Year Chemistry Award from Bemidji State University this year.

40 years ago – May 30, 1984

Construction was to begin within the next few weeks on a 15,000 square foot Fleet Supply store on Highway 11 West next to M+J Sales in Roseau.

A special presentation of a diploma and her honor awards was given to Connie Lund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lund. Connie had an emergency appendectomy at the Roseau Area Hospital making it impossible to attend graduation exercises at the Roseau school.

Robin Skoglund and Kelly Michal were pictured placing second and first respectively in the 3200 meter run during the district meet held in Warroad.

Janie Greear was the lucky winner of $100 in “Roseau Dough” last week.

Receiving perfect attendance awards at Wannaska school were Shanda Nelson, Roy Wookie, Sue Alten, Stephanie Hoy, Michal Blehm, Melissa Hoffman and Kevin Hoffman.

Mary Brinkman, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Brinkman of Roseau, graduated from Bethel College on May 20 with a degree in church music and keyboard performance.

Pearl Mitterling was retiring as the cook at Malung school where she has worked for the past 32 years.

50 years ago –May 30, 1974

The Warroad Planning Commission was planning to make a natural park out of 140 acres of village-owned land on the ridge west of Warroad.

Two Roseau students at Concordia College, Edgar Espe and Erlene Gehrke, are on a month-long tour of Europe with the Concordia College Choir.

Charter members who have been members of the Roseau Garden Club since its inception are Mrs. Esther Snustad, Mrs. Chester Dahlquist, Mrs. John Franklin and Mrs. Fred Swanson.

The Roseau Ram golf team won the District 32 title and qualified for the Regional tourney. Keith Hedlund had the medalists’ score of 75 followed by Murrary Odegaard with a 78, Mark and Scott Harris with 82s, Jack Lundbohm with an 84 and Don Hedlund with an 87.

Warroad hockey player, Peter Roberts, who scored 33 goals and 50 assists for the St. Cloud Jr. Blues last season, was attending Michigan Tech in the fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Rose were the final winners for a Vagabond Weekend. Their children are Susan, Charles and Donna.

Recently confirmed at Riverside Church in Wannaska were Mark Beito, Mark Brandt, Janice Edberg, Jeffrey Hillard, Tamara McFarlane, David Oslund, Greg Palm, Ronald Palm, Mark Rygh, Marvin Rygh and Robert Stotts.

75 years ago – June 2, 1949

Arden, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Skime of Wannaska, lost his life when he and schoolmates had gone swimming in the Roseau River back of the school house grounds in Wannaska. The river was deep with a strong undercurrent and a bottom of quicksand. Results showed the boy died more from shock than from drowning.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Jernberg announced the coming marriage of their daughter, Miss Bonnie Jernberg to Wallace Tunberg of Thief River Falls.

The Roseau Motor Company added a car body repair shop. Bud Drown was in charge of this work.

Adolph Oseid, postmaster at Roosevelt and engaged in the mercantile business there, was found dead in the room of his son in the family home by his son upon arrival home from school. He ended his life by shooting himself from underneath his chin.

A human skeleton was found on the bank of the Warroad River near Warroad by Wallace Giddings. The location was half a mile west of Warroad, near the Parker place.

Forty-nine seniors were receiving high school diplomas at the Roseau commencement.

E.F. Ross of Crookston was now at home in a residence on north Viola Avenue. He was taking over full charge of the State Farm Insurance from Ernest S. Roadfeldt who wished to devote more time to his farming operations.


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