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50 years ago… Don Omdahl and Francis Nelc received 2nd place at Winnipeg Speedway

5 years ago – June 15, 2019

Border State Bank president Bobby Lundbohm will retire on June 27 after 44 years in the banking business.

Robert Foley Sr. was selected as the 2019 Roseau Community School Hall of Fame inductee.

Erin Leverington of Roseau was named to Hamline University’s College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Morris Hulst was celebrating his 80th birthday with an open house on June 22 at his home in Badger.

Roseau “Athletes of the Week” were Erick Laznicka, Mariah Huglen and Allyson Vatnsdal.

Roseau Ram golfer Gus Vatnsdal placed 20th at the Class 2A Minnesota High School League State golf tournament held at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan.

10 years ago – June 14, 2014

Katie Engevik, RHS Class of 2009 and Jon Dahl, RHS Class of 2010 were selected as Fulbright Scholars. They both were leaving on August 25 for Germany where they would be teaching for a year.

The Nashville country music duo including Roseau native Kari Nelson-Arnold was performing at the Roseau County Fair. The duo Kari and Billy have opened for several national touring acts and feature high energy fiddle songs.

The descendants of Jakub Grahn were having a family reunion on July 26-27 at the Malung School Community Center and Roseau Free Lutheran Church.

Roseau Ram baseball seniors pictured at their awards banquet were Ryan Norberg, Jack Helgeson, Sean Thomasson, Jacob Eaton, Alex Halstensgard, Alex Strand, Kyle Hanson and AJ Hogenson. Earning MVP honors were Jacob Eaton and Alex Halstensgard and Most Improved honors were awarded to Ryan Norberg and Noah Pavek.

Roseau runner Madeline Huglen finished 6th in the 1600m at the State Track and Field Class A Meet held at Hamline University. She ran her personal best time of 5:09.23. She broke the Roseau school record of 5:10.75 set by Heidi (Evans) Greenwood.

25 years ago – June 12, 1999

On July 1, Bob Carter of Roseau will celebrate 50 years of practicing law in Minnesota with 43 other senior counselors who will be honored at the annual MSBA Convention in Duluth.

The Roseau girls track team won their first Class A team title and their fourth consecutive 3,200 meter relay championship at the Minnesota State Track Meet in Blaine. Relay members were Kristi Glassmann, Bethany Lisell, Ada Anderson, Heidi Evans, Alyssa Manecke and alternate Lindsay Brummer.

The first baby born at the Roseau Area Hospital during June (National Dairy Month) was Rachel Diana Brown, daughter of Cam and Nancy Brown of Piney, Manitoba.

Henry and Audrey Stoe were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27 at their home.

An open house for Misti Nelc to celebrate her law school graduation was to be held on June 19 at Pam and Bob Wenzel’s south of Warroad.

A farewell reception for Kim and Vicki Swenson and family was to be held on June 20 at the First Baptist Church in Roseau. They were leaving after 15 years of ministry.

Citizens State Bank 1999 Post Secondary Scholarship recipients were Sarah Hove, Liza Jain, Nicholas Juhlin, Rebecca Norstebon and Brian Wilhelmi.

The Ram boys and girls golf teams both took second-place at their state golf meets. Girls Coach Gary Ross was named Coach of the Year in Section 8A.

40 years ago – June 13, 1984

Roseau golf coach Pete Groschupf earned the honor of being voted as the Coach of the Year of the Class A golf coaches at the State Tournament held in St. Cloud.

Chuck and Pat Baxter of Roseau announced the purchase of the Guest House with plans to reopen the business toward the end of June. Pat would manage the restaurant and motel and Chuck would continue to work at Polaris.

The Roseau Rams baseball team was heading to the State High School Baseball playoffs in St. Cloud.

Messelt Ford-Mercury in Roseau was hosting a Grand Opening this week.

Lillie Mae Knudtson was the lucky winner of $100 in “Roseau Dough” last week.

Dennis and Beverly Kujava of Ross Township announced the birth of a daughter, Denise Marie Kujava, born at Northwestern Hospital Services on March 17, 1984.

Michael and Kathy Thiele of Warroad announced the birth of a son, Adam Michael Thiele, born on May 8, 1984.

Mr. and Mrs. Earle Goos of Roseau announced the engagement of their daughter Deon Renae, to Stephen Rhett Haugen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Haugen of Greenbush.

An open house in honor of Kenneth and Donna Ellenson celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary was to be held on June 24 at the Church of the New Covenant located 5 miles west of Warroad.

50 years ago –June 13, 1974

Efforts were being made in Roseau, Warroad and Baudette to provide five-day a week air service leaving Baudette at 6:30 a.m., Roseau at about 7 a.m. and returning from Minneapolis-St. Paul at about 5 p.m. Fare for the round trip would be $100.

Two Roseau men, Don Omdahl and Francis Nelc, competed in motorcycle races at Winnipeg Speedway with Don Omdahl and Nelc both scoring a second place finish in total points.

Terrance Taylor, a native of Hibbing, was named the new football coach at Roseau High School to succeed Bob Eastlund who resigned.

New members of the Roseau Mrs. Jaycees were Mrs. Myril Holland and Mrs. Bob Honl.

The Sons of Norway was presenting the Ruseløkka Band from Oslo, Norway in concert on June 15 at the Roseau High School Auditorium.

Ron Palm and Kent Dahlquist, Roseau FFA (Future Farmers of America) members, recently won $10 in the FFA tree planting contest. The FFA Chapter in Roseau had 20 members who planted over 5,000 trees in the school forest north of Salol.

Stuart Nelson, Roseau, was hired as a resource examiner for the welfare departments in Pennington and Roseau Counties.

An open house to note the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Rosenkrans was scheduled at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Larson of Ross on June 23.

Brenda Espe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Espe was injured when she fell from a mower and was struck by the machine.

75 years ago – June 16, 1949

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nelson of the Northwest Angle at the Warroad Hospital. The stork made use of airplane service provided by Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Carver who were spending a few days at their lodge on Bear Creek in the Angle to fly Mrs. Nelson to the hospital.

George Larson of Honeyford, N.D. bought the lots owned by Karl Karlsson of Salol at Rocky Point resort. Earlier last spring Mr. Karlsson sold his cottage property to Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Lee.

Donald Niemela, ten years old and a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Niemela of Roseau, died at the Budd Hospital after being injured previously when a ball hit him in the abdomen. His liver had been injured.

William, the twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Foss of the Skime community, was in the hospital with a compound fracture of the jaw. He was lucky to escape with that after the tractor he was riding on tipped over while crossing a ditch and pinned his head under it.

Recently confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Salol were Andrew Benson Jr., Myron Grafstrom, Norma Kristofferson, Dorial Mikkelson, Harley Olson, Stanley Olson and Richard Young.

Marriage vows were spoken by Miss Viola Marion Unruh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Unruh and Donald Pankratz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pankratz.

Miss Avis Palm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Palm of Wannaska, underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Budd Hospital.


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