Pelican designated ‘Tree City’ in 1992

By Brenda Brand

75 years ago, April 23, 1942

Firemen attend regional meeting

Eight members of the Pelican Rapids Fire Department attended the Northwest Regional Firemen’s Assn. meeting at Lake Park last Thursday evening. A movie was shown explaining the fire bomb that is used in the present war. The meeting stressed the importance of everyone becoming acquainted with methods of combating this fire bomb. All the best methods were shown in this film and later explained by State Fire Marshal Hims.

Firemen attending from here were Chief Maerle Frazee, K.D. Cole, Ted Resset, C.A. Hanson, Oscar Ostrus, Orville Kind, Maurice Bredahl and Byron Peterson.

Final meeting of first Home Nursing Class

The Red Cross Home Nursing class which was organized January 29th held its last meeting April 9th. Guests were invited to this meeting and were entertained by the members of the class. Demonstrations of some of the practices in nursing were given.

Twenty two ladies completed the course.

50 years ago, April 27, 1967

Carr & Hanson’s add fixtures

Remodeling and addition of new fixtures has been completed at the Carr and Hanson Department Store.

In both the women’s and men’s departments, new modern fixtures with Formica-topped counters and lighted overhead shelving were added. The new fixtures provide the customer with a better display of merchandise, enabling them to more easily select size and color.

Local band to play at teen dance

“The Other Side” will provide music at a teen dance Friday night in the American Legion hall, playing from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Members of the band are Jill Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len Thompson; Jan Suerth and Kay Keepers, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Suerth; and Danny Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Flynn.

25 years ago, April 22, 1992

Six selected as football cheerleaders

Six senior high girls were selected as football cheerleaders for the 1992 season, according to advisor Wendey Soberg.

Leading cheers for the Vikings next fall will be: Kerri Lundrigan, Tammy Linnertz, Teresa Tingelstad,  Maribeth Suter, Veronica Erickson and Julie Lindberg.

Pelican receives “Tree City USA” recognition

Mayor James McDonald announced that Pelican Rapids has been named a Tree City USA which is awarded by the National Arbor Day Foundation. State foresters vote on the towns that will be the recipients based on the following standards; a city tree ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and observance of Arbor Day. Those receiving the honor receive a flag with the program’s logo, a walnut-mounted plaque and Tree City USA Community signs.

100 years ago, April 26, 1917

Prize winners announced

Williams Hardware held a Universal Kitchen Efficiency Contest April 9-18. Winning the best loaf of bread was Mrs. Mike Anderson. She received an Universal Nickel Plated Coffee Urn.

Best original recipe made with a food chopper was won by Miss Myrtle Nettested who received a pair of Universal Breakfast Carvers.

Three arrests made

Three fellows were arrested last week for drunkeness, careless automobile driving and behaving themselves in a very ungentlemanly manner. K.S. Boe swore out the warrant and the men were up before Judge Bruce who fined each $33.50. One was a resident of the village and he was given a suspended sentence while the other two – one from Barnesville and the other from near Vergas paid their fines.