• Bob King: Pelican wrestling ‘Godfather’

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:24am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    A look back at the guy from ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who came to Pelican to teach shop, milk cows, raise foster kids and launch a wrestling program that is marking its 60th year Disgusted like many of us, following the State of the Union address–I planned a column  about President Trump; Congressional House Speaker… Read More

  • Looking Back: Milk pasteurization was Pelican initiative in 1945

    | Published on February 5, 2020 at 9:39am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    100 years ago February 5, 1920 • Raise sugar cane The Press would like to see the farmers plant a lot of sugar cane seed this spring. This crop can be raised here very easily and a half acre will produce from 100 to 200 gallons of syrup. This is the best kind of syrup too and can… Read More

  • Opponents don’t understand bond between Pres. Trump, his supporters

    | Published on February 5, 2020 at 9:34am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    The editorial column by Terry Esau published in the Pelican Rapids Press (Jan. 15 edition, “What would Jesus do at a Trump rallly) was interesting, and well written as a piece of fiction.  In fact, it is a nearly perfect example of how the left in this country still does not understand Donald Trump or… Read More

  • Watch out, Wisconsin and Iowa–football Gophers are back…bolstered by the state’s most blustery motivational speaker: PJ Fleck

    | Published on February 5, 2020 at 9:33am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    The cyclone that blew into the University of Minnesota football program a few years ago blasted a path through the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention last week.   P.J. Fleck brought his brand of motivational turbulence to a banquet room full of newspaper people and left an indelible impression. Positive and uplifting it was–his upbeat message is… Read More

  • Looking BACK: 6,000 turkeys lost in fire 50 years ago; new mayor in 1995

    | Published on January 29, 2020 at 11:34am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago January 29, 1920 • An appeal for law and order On Tuesday morning, Jan. 20th there appeared on the main street of Pelican Rapids, posters headed in large black letters as follows: “NOTICE”     “MOB” On each side of the word mob, were drawn and colored red flags.  These posters announced a meeting… Read More

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