Holt named regional ‘Coach of Year’ in 1992

By Brenda Brand

75 years ago, March 12, 1942

• Industrial Arts Department assisting in national defense

Boys Build Model Planes

The Navy department has asked all schools to help build model airplanes for the government. They want 500,000 as soon as possible. Each school is asked to make 50 airplanes; one of each of the 50 kinds which includes American, British, German, and Japanese planes.

There are 3 sizes-5 1/2 inch, 12 inch and 25 inch wing spreads. All are finished in a black lacquer. These models are used for identification purposes. For example, a 12 in. model held 35 feet away would look approximately the same as an actual plane which was one-half mile away.

All classes from the 7th grade to 12th are helping make them. It is being sponsored by the Booster Club, and we hope to have some on display in store windows soon. Any craftsman interested in helping make them can come down to the shop on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m.

• “Vikings” chosen as name for athletic teams

During the week February 9th through 13th a contest was held at the high school for selecting a name for our athletic team. A box was placed on a bulletin board at the school for the various names handed in and about 250 different suggestions were made.

The Student Council picked four from this number, which were put up for a vote before the student body on February 17. The name chosen was “Vikings.” 

From now on, all of our athletic teams will go by this name. Some new yells have already been formed to fit this name.

• R.E.A. office to move to new quarters

The Lake Region Co-Op Electrical Association has leased the north part of the Saul Motor Co. building and will move the office into the new location the last of this month.

This will give the association more room for supplies and equipment and make a very convenient place of business. The place has been leased for three years.

The Saul Motor Co. has moved its office into the south building where there is ample room, now that the automobile business has been almost completely suspended for the present, and possibly for a long time in the future.

 50 years ago, March 16 , 1967

• Fire badly damages home

“The worst house fire we’ve had in years,” was how Fire Department Chief Rex Crews described the fire that badly damaged the John Haugee home in Pelican Rapids.

The fire apparently started in the basement from an undetermined cause, Crews said, in a corner opposite from the furnace.

Only one bedroom of four escaped the ravages of the fire. The density of the smoke prevented firemen from entering the home, even with gas masks.

• Invited to watch Press in operation

Persons interested in watching the recently installed Goss Cox-O-Type newspaper press in operation are invited to stop in the office of the Pelican Rapids Press between 1 and 4 p.m., Friday, March 17. The Lake Region News Flashes will be printed at that time.

25 years ago, March 11, 1992

• Coach of the year

Harold Holt from Pelican Rapids High School, was named Coach of the Year of South Sub-Section 8A. The award was voted upon by coaches in the sub-section.

• Veteran snowmobile racer relies on experience to win championship honors

Team Utopia – Pelican Rapids native Doug Lamm, of Vergas recently completed a successful snowmobile racing season, earning first place overall in the Pro Lite class and the Pro Open class, and also placing second overall in the Pro Stock competition in the North American Sno-Cross Racing circuit. Lamm competed with a 1992 Arctic Cat Prowler and a 1992 Arctic Wildcat. Working as mechanics for Team Utopia were Scott “Bucky” Sonnenberg, and Scott “Bubba” King, also of Vergas.