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50 years ago… Pinecreek Post Office closes

5 years ago – June 29, 2019

Mandy Trangsrud along with her husband Marty and their two daughters Ella and Holly recently opened Twisted Apparel in Roseau.

Warroad’s Wayne Knutson has worked at Lake County Chevrolet in Warroad as a body repairman for 47 years.

Named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Dean’s List for Spring 2019 were Gabriel Gracza, Madison Lee and Jonah Provance of Roseau and Molly McDonald of Warroad.

Loretta Goos was the lucky winner of a throw quilt that the quilting ladies made at the Four Seasons Center.

Celebrating their June birthdays at the “Birthday of the Month” at the Four Seasons Center were Marion Nelson and Kathryn Vertina.

Award winners at the Baseball Rams awards banquet were Danny Wensloff, Isaac Wensloff, Jordan Moser, Taylor Jacobson, Oliver Lee and Brock Byfuglien.

10 years ago – June 28, 2014

Authors who appeared at Roseau’s Scandinavian Festival were Marilyn Hagerty, Jeanne Cooney, Evelyn McKeever and Henry Boucha.

Roseau Girls and Boys State representatives were Dyanna Grondahl and Derek Olsen.

Abigail Larsen of Roseau graduated from Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji on May 10.

Larry Petrowski was celebrating his 70th birthday with an open house on July 19 at the home of Scott and Christy Severson in Roseau.

David Wensloff was the winner of the Father’s Day quilt raffle at the Four Seasons Center.

Celebrating their June birthdays at the Four Seasons “Birthday of the Month” were Helen Bergland, George Petrowski and Katherine Vertina.

Local Altru Health System scholarship recipients were Bailey Janzen,Gretta Brunelle and Toriana Mekash.

25 years ago – June 26, 1999

Mark and Lori Foldesi of Greenbush were named Agassiz Leaders.

Flying ace Rudy Billberg of Roseau was to be inducted into the Roseau Community School Hall of Fame this fall.

Darrell and Judy Borgen were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 28.

Roseau Ram baseball players who received all conference honorable mention were Tony Erickson, Ryan Fevold, Justin Oster and Casey Thompson.

The men’s golf league at Oakcrest Golf Course was going strong. Currently leading the 10-team league was Sorensen’s with 333. Members are Lee Sorensen, Scott Leverington, Bob Lund, Jeff Rigstad, Fred Sorensen and Merrill Lowney. The Killer List included Bryan Lundbohm, Dick Maki, Todd Wensloff, Brad Zoeller, Duane Espe, Tim Erickson, Dave Radcliffe, Scott Schacher, Brian Pelowski, Jeff Rigstad and Dave Ingeman.

Amber Pearson, the Ram girls outstanding softball pitcher, decided to enroll at UND.

The Border State Bank team took winning honors on June 15 at Oakcrest by scoring a 90. Members of the team were Mary Jane Broten, Selma Swanson, Karri Rugland, Julie Pahlen and Brenda Dahl.

40 years ago – June 27, 1984

Roseau’s Hardware Hank and Farm Service were celebrating their 11th anniversaries this week with a big sale and free lunch, according to Bernie Anderson and Jerry Waage, owners of the business.

David Ochs of Roseau, a sophomore at the University of North Dakota majoring in geography, toured Russia on a field trip for a class called Regional Geography.

Martha Lundgren of Roseau was the lucky winner of the $100 “Roseau Dough” drawing last week.

Peter Honl placed highly in the fifth annual Northland Nature Photography Contest held recently. A grand prize ribbon and $25 was awarded to Peter for his color scenic photograph of insects against a moon background. James Elmquist of Warroad placed second in the black and white wildlife category.

Making applications for marriage licenses on June 22 were Arlen Gustav Sandland and Diane Marie Nelson of Roseau; and Rickey Gerald Kvien and Pauline Marice Reynolds of Roseau.

Sandra M. Nelson, daughter of Mr. Erwin A. Nelson and the late Leona Novacek Nelson of Roseau, was a May 13 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Visitors at the Lester Otto home in Ross were Bob and Vangie Byfuglien and family, Bonnie Gunderson and Dale, Schuyler and Sue Otto and Jeridan.

Roseau golfers Butsy Erickson, Terry Olson, Neal Broten and Keith Markstrom participated in the Ralph Hvidsten Annual Invitational held at the Riverside Golf Club.

50 years ago –June 27, 1974

The new general manager at Amco, Inc., Roseau was Ed Martin.

Concordia Church was completely consumed by fire which is believed to have started in the ceiling. Neighbors rushed to the scene and carried all the items in the church from beneath the burning roof, saving everything, including a piano and organ; except for a single cabinet that they could not get through the door.

The Pinecreek Post Office was closing on June 28. Mrs. Edna Nordengen was the postmistress.

Leonard Markstrom, guided by Dennis Olson, caught, landed and will have mounted a 28 pound northern caught in the Reed River area of Lake of the Woods.

Five Roseau students at the University of Minnesota graduated on June 15 at commencement exercises held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Graduates were Charlotte Ann Buran, Gary Stephen Erickson, Mervin Lee Grindahl, Gary Nelvin Johnson and Judythe Ann Pearson.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lins announced the coming marriage of their daughter Liz to Randy Sandstrom on June 29 at the Lins farm north of Badger.

Mr. and Mrs. Elton Cummings of Thief River Falls, announced the engagement of their daughter, Janet, to Robert Lundbohm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lundbohm of Roseau. An August wedding was planned.

75 years ago – June 30, 1949

Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Grafstrom of Salol were having an open house on July 3 in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary which occurred June 24. Members of the family of two sons and six daughters were Mrs. Arthur Fugleberg, Mrs. Clarence Lundstrom, Mrs. Sture Salmonson, Mrs. Wm. Johnson, Mrs. Norman Senstad, Ruby Grafstrom, Eric Grafstrom and Jonnas Grafstrom.

Roseau golfers winning trophies in the Thief River Falls Shortstop Tournament were H.F. Peterson, Ruben Bjorkman, Barney Ross and Eddie Dubore.

Two Roseau cafes, the Encore and Roseau Cafes, installed ventilating or air conditioning units.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Christofferson of Middlebro announced the engagement of their second eldest daughter, Evelyn Gladys, to Morris Taylor of Warroad.

Doris Erickson of Wannaska was crowned Roseau’s Queen to the Thief River Falls water carnival. Miss Erickson, against a field of about eight competitors, was chosen at the JCC dance by crowd applause.

Inez Grace Clasen became the bride of William Starren on June 19 in a candlelight ceremony in the Pine Grove Church at Pencer.

Edgar Hetteen, Clifton Brandt and Lester Norman left for Texas via Piper Super Cruiser. Mr. Brandt was going down to see about business in connection with the harvest crew there and Mr. Norman will remain to work.


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