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10 years ago… Dr. Herseth retires after 39 years

5 years ago – July 6, 2019

Warren and Marsha Hagen of Roseau were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Named to the Spring 2019 President’s List at Northland Community and Technical College were Tyler Haugen, Marrisa Jevne and Morgan Melby of Badger; Nicholas Geroy, Jordan Olson and Whitnie Raftevold of Roseau and Kristen Wiese of Salol.

Riverview Park Summer Concert Series in Roseau was presenting Blind Joe in concert at the gazebo on July 18.

First United Lutheran Church was having an Outdoor-Grilled Turkey Supper on July 17. Cost was $10 (Eat in or Take out).

10 years ago – July 5, 2014

Heidi Pulk, the Wannaska area mother of three daughters and pregnant with twins due in mid-August, was counting her blessings after her 2006 Chevy Equinox went off a gravel road and flipped over in a ditch near Wannaska less than a half mile from Riverside Lutheran Church, her destination on June 8. They were all injury free thanks to seat belts and car seats.

Dr. Ralph Herseth, a private man in a public profession, retired from LifeCare Medical Center and Altru Clinic a week ago in a very private ceremony. He had a 39-year career at the Roseau Area Hospital and Clinic.

Named to the 2nd Semester Dean’s Honor List at Concordia College in Moorhead was Taylor McMillin of Roseau.

25 years ago – July 3, 1999

Allen Monsrud, 6, son of Bruce and Martie Monsrud, was pictured daring to wade out in flooded Center Street in Roseau after Friday’s rains.

Mrs. Pam Iverson, Roseau teacher, brought her math class to the Times-Region on June 18 for a tour. Class members were Frank Olson, Ryan Larsen, Tyler Petersburg, Gastin Kriel, Katie Holt and Lorene Horne.

Ernest and Ida (Danielson) Novacek were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 18 at the Four Seasons Center in Roseau.

Named to the St. Cloud State University dean’s list were Katrina Lisseth Horner and Thomas Ronald Lund of Warroad.

Harriet and Harold Oelslager were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 11 at the Four Seasons Center in Roseau.

Larry Gross and Jeremy Lane of Roseau and Dawn Skime of Wannaska were named to the Dean’s List at Central Lakes College.

Members of the 1999 Babe Ruth team were Adam Stoe, Joe Knutson, Andy Halvorson, Ross Swenson, Brandon Warne, Teresa Rice, Alicia Sunsdahl, Bruce Wiskow, Josh Sunsdahl, Lee Thompson, Nick Grafstrom, Anna Fevold, Adam Torkelson, Collin Johnson, Brian McMillin and Justin Stoe.

David Lundbohm won the men’s shortstop golf tourney held at Oakcrest Golf Course. Kirby Espe, Gaylan Erickson, Larry Vatnsdal, Duane Espe and Jack Stone were champions in flights 1-5.

40 years ago – July 4, 1984

After being closed for almost five months, the Guest House in downtown Roseau was reopening with new owners. Pat and Chuck Baxter of Roseau purchased the restaurant and motel and will be having their grand opening on July 5.

The Roseau Arena Improvement Association in conjunction with the Midwest Three-Wheeler Association was having a Three-Wheeler race in Roseau on July 8.

Bonny Gunderson was the winner of $100 in “Roseau Dough” last week.

Winner of the bicycle at the Bicycle Safety Check was Tanner Hovda.

Three Roseau youth were selected as All-Americans and were awarded a plaque and certificate in Second Annual Minnesota Hockey Schools “Who’s Who” All-American Hockey Series. Receiving the awards were Todd Hedlund, Mike Schiltz and Chris Hites.

Verland and Mildred Brateng were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 7 at the Malung Hall.

Culligan was the winning team at the Crosby Donkey Ball game held at the Roseau school field. Making up the team were Keith Haugen, Lynn Larson, Allan Desrosier, Jeff Olson, Franklin Frislie, Bernie Foss, Bruce Foss, Toby Lommen, Russ Palm and Doug Magnusson.

50 years ago –July 4, 1974

Neil Nikunen retired after 38.5 years of service with the Border Patrol and Immigration Service. Nikunen had been at the Pinecreek port for the past 11 years.

After seventy-eight years, the Pinecreek Post Office has ceased to receive and dispense mail.

Severe thunderstorms did damage in Roseau County as hail the size of baseballs and oranges fell in the Salol and Warroad areas.

Heather Joy MacKay, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward MacKay (nee Louise Rice) drowned in Lake of the Woods on July 26. The family had been vacationing at the Springsteel Island cabin of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Rice of Roseau.

Construction was expected to begin in the near future on the New First Federal Savings and Loan building in Roseau. The building is to be constructed on the lot across from the Budd Building and the Guest House, a corner lot formerly occupied by a gasoline station.

75 years ago – July 7, 1949

Little Robert Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Halvorson, was baptized on July 3 at the Rose Church.

Linda Grill of Roseau, is included in a group of 50 children with heart ailments who are now attending summer camp at Camp Kiwanis. This is a camp for the physically handicapped which is financed and operated through Easter Seal funds.

The Times-Region celebrated its 58th birthday with this publication.

Roseau young ladies, Mrs. Robert H. Conant, Orpha Bjorkman and Helen Lund took off into the wilderness of Trout Lake in the Canadian wilderness to seek the elusive northern fish. To reach the lake it was necessary to make many portages.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilia Karsmo Sillerud were held in the English Lutheran Church in Roseau. She passed after a long illness and previous stroke.

Little Nancy Kvien, five years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kvien of Pinecreek, suffered a broken leg on the 4th of July evening when she was struck by an automobile driven by a young man named Walsh.


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