Opinions: Column

  • 1994 talent show featured wide variety of local talent

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago   March 27, 1919 • Retires From Mail Route Ben Ophus, who has been the efficient and accommodating mail carrier on route No. 5, for more than twelve years, has handed in his resignation to take effect the first of April. Mr. Ophus has contemplated quitting before as he was getting tired of the… Read More

  • Faith always…Little girl’s ministry on earth now complete

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brent Frazier, Mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Most communities across our country can be identified with an individual who seems to meld together peoples of different ages, nationalities and cultures.  But not every community can state that it has an individual that touches the hearts of local residents, visitors to their community and people across… Read More

  • Area townships were gung ho in meeting war bond sales quotas in 1944

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:55pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Snowmobiles banned from part of Maplewood Park in 1969 because over-fishing fears of impacting new rainbow trout stocking program By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, January 30, 1919 • Pool Hall Sold A deal of considerable importance was made the other day, when Ben Borgerson sold his pool hall to Henry Burau, who will take possession next Monday. Mr…. Read More

  • Armistice! World War I ends

    | Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:09am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago November 14, 1918 • WAR IS OVER German Officials Sign Armistice Monday Morning Fighting Ceased at Eleven O’Clock Monday, Paris Time Every American ought to feel proud of the accomplishments of the United States for its part in helping to terminate the great war. It was a wonderful achievement and what it has done in the past… Read More

  • World War I effort included call for nut shells–for gas masks

    | Published on November 6, 2018 at 2:40pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Newspaper boy injured in Pelican in 1993; Lions honored      By Brenda Brand 100 years ago November 7, 1918 • Save Nut Shells for Gas Masks The government needs daily 500 tons of shells from hickory, walnuts and butternuts for use in making gas masks. The children are especially requested to save any shells they have and deliver… Read More

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