75 years ago
March 11, 1943

• Vikings Tip Strong Breckenridge Squad
On the stormy night of March 4, the Pelican Viking squad journeyed through the battering snow and wind to engage the strong Breck quint in the last game of the season before the district tournament. The Vikings took the lead from the start and kept the game at no more than a 1-point lead or trailing position throughout the entire game.
Arland Elton, Pelican guard, was switched to pivot position where he dropped five field goals and two free throws to lead the Vikings with a total of 12 points. Kenny Hohman and Orvis Stenson, forward mates, each scored 8 points and Red Korteum dropped three field goals from mid-court and a free throw for 7 points.The final score was Vikings 36, Breck 35.

• Ebersviller’s Make Improvement in Place of Business
Ebersviller’s have made extensive improvements in the interior of their place of business. The store room has been enlarged to quite an extent, a new office has been built and a new outside entrance has been put in.
It is a great improvement in appearance and convenience, and the added conveniences will be appreciated by the concern as well as by the patrons.

50 years ago
March 7, 1968

• Letter Writers
Members of the PRHS Student Council ponder over what to include in their letters to Vietnam, a project sponsored by the council recently. Each student in the high school wrote a letter, and they were packed in three boxes and mailed to three Pelican Rapids servicemen in Vietnam; Jim Nessa, Jim Shipp, and Jeff Sonnenberg.
Student Council members helping with this project are Valdine Lund, Tom Michels, Rainer Lokken, Peter Larson, Linda Sorum, and Pauline Jenson.

Cluever: Creamery Financially Sound
“The difference between current assets and current liabilities is a good measure of your association’s financial situation” was Manager Henry Cluever’s statement Monday at the annual meeting for the Farmers Cooperative Creamery Association. The difference mentioned by Cluever was almost $80,000, indicating a strong financial position.
Rumors of financial difficulty are not based on fact, he pointed out. The creamery has no indebtedness, Cluever emphasized.
Members showed their confidence in their board by re-electing Arnold Shores and K. Milton Haugrud, whose terms had expired.

25 years ago
March 10, 1993

Pelican Rapids farmers win farm family recognition award
Farming is truly a family operation for Berthel and Gladys Johnson and three of their sons, Rick Mike and Greg. The Johnson farm has been a dairy and turkey farm for over 100 years.
The Pelican Rapids family will be honored March 18 as Otter Tail County’s representatives at the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Family Farmers Banquet, where they will receive the county’s farm family recognition award.
According to the Otter Tail County extension educator, Harold Stanislawski, the farm family award is based on leadership and contributions to the community, something the Johnssons have demonstrated and made for many years.

Math Students Finish 4th and 3rd
Earning the fourth place trophy in the senior high division at the Tri-College Math Contest last week were the following Pelican Rapids High School students: Sean Greeney, Bruce Polley, Kent Bauman, Stacey Dirks, Andy Sorum, Teresa Tingelstad, Chip Golden and Mike Stotesbery.
Members of the Junior High Math team placed third among over 30 Class A schools in the junior high division of the Tri-College Math Contest in Moorhead. The team includes: Craig Schwantz, Ben Lathrop, Jason Olsen, Ryan Pierce, Beth Peter, Jeremy Haberman, Liz Rotz, Ted Grothe and Brian Unbehaun.

Good Sam Royalty
1993 Good Samaritan Center royalty crowned in February are the husband and wife team of Edna and Elmer Rud. Residents vote on the royalty each year.