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75 years ago… The American Legion was celebrating 30 years.

5 years ago – June 8, 2019

Appearing at the Riverview Park Gazebo in Roseau for the first concert in the Summer Concert Series on June 20 was the popular group, The Woodpicks.

Galyn and Sheila Solberg were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16 at the Roseau City Park.

Tom and Linda Hovorka were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15 at the Warroad Care Center.

The 8th Annual Wine Walk throughout the city of Warroad was to be held on June 15.

Roseau Athletes of the Week were Luke Tangen, Beau Keagle, Lelia Johnson, Savannah Byfuglien and Gus Vatnsdal.

The Roseau Ram boys golfers earned runner-up honors at the Section 8AA team and individual qualifying tournament at the Town and Country Golf Course in Bemidji. Roseau’s Gus Vatnsdal was the medalist. Other Ram team members were Markus Nelson, Judd Ginther, Teagan LaPlante, Josh Olson and Sam Grafstrom.

10 years ago – June 7, 2014

The Roseau High School Commencement speakers were Alexzandra Enger, Bethany Tangen and Mark Miller.

The 12th Annual Scandinavian Festival will be held in Roseau on June 20-21.

Jon Dahl, son of Mike and Brenda Dahl of Roseau, graduated from Macalester College on May 17 with a liberal arts degree in Theatre and German Studies.

Roseau resident Richard Magnusson was awarded the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture by the University of Minnesota.

Bethany Alyce Erickson of Roseau, accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiare Scholars (NSCS).

Marilyn Dahlquist was celebrating her 80th birthday on June 7 at the Wannaska Community Center.

Myrtle Lee was celebrating her 80th birthday with a party on June 14 at Oak Crest Senior Housing.

Bill and Ann Marie Miller of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter Amy Therese Miller to Matthew Paul Petersen, son of Bill and Heidi Petersen of Wannaska and Carrie Saurdiff and Lonnie Herr of Warroad.

Roseau Ram girls qualifying for the State Track and Field meet were Madeline Huglen, Kaitlyn Christianson, Maddie Jerome and Ellie Nelson. The 4x100m and 4x200m relays (Breanna Hebel, Bethany Tangen, Lauren Santl and Lindsey Santl) also qualified.

The 2014 Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were Earl Anderson, Kerry Taylor, Gretchen Anderson Thigpen, Dustin Timmersman, Nancy Burggraf, Les Kvien and the 1958 and 1959 Minnesota State Champion Ram boys hockey teams.

25 years ago – June 5, 1999

Megan Foley, daughter of Robert and Mary Foley, was pictured receiving her diploma at Roseau’s Kindergarten graduation.

A two car crash on Highway 32, five and a half miles south of Greenbush on May 30 killed two and injured two Roseau County residents. Hannah Dieter, 19, of Roseau and Jeremy Gene Lundgren, 19, of Badger suffered fatal injuries and Justin Marlin Olson, 18, and Margaret Mary Dieter, 16, of Roseau were also injured.

Fifty-three percent of the ISD 682 voters approved a multi-purpose sports arena and improvements and additions to school facilities in Roseau.

Roseau Kindergarten teacher Carol Guy was pictured preparing her students Zachary Audette, Shane Omdahl, Ryan Leverington and Cole Buley for graduation ceremonies.

Dennis and Phyllis (Setran) Odegaard were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13 with an open house at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau.

A special anniversary celebration was being held on June 12 honoring Ken and Elvera Kvarnlov on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Roseau Ram golfer Sarah Butler became the first Roseau Ram girl golfer to become medalist in the Section meet. She shot an 80.

Roseau Ram golfer Luke Erickson was the medalist for the boys with a 76 at Sections.

Both the girls and boys golf team and the girls softball team were advancing to the state meet.

40 years ago – June 6, 1984

Nick Gerulli was the winner of $100 in Roseau Dough this week.

Steve Butler was pictured with his prize of a Johnson rod and reel that he won in a Minnesota Jaycee contest to come up with a slogan to be used for Muscular Dystrophy. Steve’s slogan was “Give Jerry’s Kids a Jaycee Future”.

Stephen Scott Massaro of Bloomington and Joni Kay Biskup of Warroad made application for a marriage license on June 4.

An open house baby shower for Justin Jerome, baby son of Kim and Jerome Dybedahl, was to be held on June 10 at the Robert Dybedahl farm located 3 miles east of Roseau.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Larson were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on June 10 at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad.

Area students receiving degrees from Moorhead State University in May were: Kent Bakken, Robert J. Kramer, Kathy Losse, Harley McMillin, Joel Miller, Richard G. Pierson, Connie Czeh Forbister, Kristi Haugen, Janet Hagen Johnson and Toby Lommen of Roseau and Steven Jesme of Warroad.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Duane P. Hayes, son of Fred Hayes of Hillcrest Farm, Pencer, Minn., was recently awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.

Steve Czeh is now the manager of the Pro Shop at the Oakcrest Golf Club in Roseau. He has been the assistant green’s keeper for the past six years.

50 years ago –June 6, 1974

Believed to be the youngest taxpayer in the county to pay his taxes at the Treasurer’s office in Roseau this year was Noel Novacek of Greenbush who was seven on June 18. Noel paid taxes on 40 acres of land in Polonia Township which was given to him by his grandfather.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Derry were the final winners in the Vagabond Weekend promotion in Roseau. In a wind-up drawing for the businessmen involved, Howard Degerness, Mrs. Cliff Fevold and Robert Row were also winners of Vagabond Weekend trips.

A husband and wife team, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gibson, arrived in Roseau to become administrator and program director of the Roseau Childrens home .

Marsha Dahlgren of Roseau was added to the staff of the Roseau County Extension Office as a summer assistant. Also added to the extension staff was Marie Skogstad, Pinecreek, who was to be assistant secretary during the summer months.

Award winners pictured at the Roseau High School commencement exercises were Julie Provance, Karen Aasen, Colleen Eggen, Nancy Beito, Kathy Pelowski, Gail Erickson, Sharon Erickson, Cindy Roth, Jon Knochenmus, Dan Ulvin, Greg Billberg, Ross Thacker, Tony Moen, Steve Magnusson and Lew Erickson.

75 years ago – June 9, 1949

Mrs. Norman Flagstad was named from the Northwestern Girl Scout Area to attend the National Girl Scout Conference to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Roseau Commercial Club’s queen candidate for the Sheep Day Honors at Greenbush was Miss Jean Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Peterson.

Marvin Rygh, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Rygh of Roseau, was being ordained to the Holy Ministry at the English Lutheran Church.

Ross infant boy, Dale Roger, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peterson, died on June 4 from complications of the stomach flu. Pallbearers were Dickie Ellenson. Laverne Johnson, Leverne Dunham and Kenneth Lee.

Three fires were caused last week by lightning. Lightning struck the home of Clarence Sorteberg in Jadis, the attic of the Hayes residence (former August Thorkelson home) in Palmville and the Julius Larson farm in Dieter.

The American Legion was now 30 years old and the Roseau American Legion Post was observing the anniversary at a birthday party at the Municipal Auditorium.

William S. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Adams of Roseau, received his degree of Bachelor of Philosophy (He majored in journalism) from the University of North Dakota.

The Roseau Red Owl Store was holding a grand opening of their remodeled store on June 9. Shoppers could purchase two heads of fancy, solid lettuce for 19¢.

Pvt. Vernon Bue was home for a six-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bue, at Wannaska.


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