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  • Looking Back: ‘Scarlet fever’ scare closed Rothsay school a century ago

    | Published on January 22, 2020 at 10:34am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago January 22, 1920 • Scarlet fever scare in Rothsay A couple cases of scarlet fever have developed in the village, one of which is reported to be rather serious. The school was closed Wednesday as a precautionary measure, which seems to have been a very sensible move on the part of the… Read More

  • Reader comments on Press story, Trump-Jesus column

    | Published on January 22, 2020 at 10:33am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I wanted to write a quick note in response to last week’s (Jan. 15) Press headline. When I read the headline telling me my way of life was in peril, naturally I was concerned. When I read the article and found it had basically nothing to do with our area at all, and was really a… Read More

  • Historic church, cemetery have historic Hoadley family ties

    | Published on January 22, 2020 at 10:32am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Ralph Hoadley’s death at 92 ends one of few ‘living links’ to early Scambler Twsp. history–and the ‘lost village’ of Bangor Column by Louis Hoglund, managing editor Pelican Rapids Press  Let the historic record show: The last ballplayer who took to the diamond with the Bangor Badgers town baseball team died Jan. 15, 2020.  Ralph Hoadley, as… Read More

  • Jesus at a Trump political rally… 

    | Published on January 21, 2020 at 10:59am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Terry Esau, Guest Columnist  Fifteen-thousand animated fans in red hats sprang to their feet, pledging their collective allegiance to the man behind the podium. Most of the attendees had waited in line for hours, enduring a thorough TSA-like screening, complete with a frisk. There were signs that read, “God Bleeds Red,” and “Heaven Has Walls,”… Read More

  • It’s an honor to call Pelican Rapids ‘home’

    | Published on January 8, 2020 at 9:37am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    This letter is part book report and part thank you. I just finished reading “Endurance: My Year in Space and How I Got There,” by astronaut Kelly Scott. At the end of the book he summarizes his feelings about the International Space Station.  “It’s a completely unique structure, assembled by spacewalkers flying around the Earth at… Read More

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