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  • Area townships were gung ho in meeting war bond sales quotas in 1944

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:55pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Snowmobiles banned from part of Maplewood Park in 1969 because over-fishing fears of impacting new rainbow trout stocking program By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, January 30, 1919 • Pool Hall Sold A deal of considerable importance was made the other day, when Ben Borgerson sold his pool hall to Henry Burau, who will take possession next Monday. Mr…. Read More

  • Student actors, crew delight audiences with comic fall play

    | Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:11am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Shows are opportunity to remind public of fundraising campaign for ‘Hear the Arts’ Our applause to the cast and crew who staged the delightful comedy “Bedtime Stories” as the fall Pelican Rapids High School theater production–and director Kathryn Anderson, in her second year on the Pelican faculty.  The script was hilarious, and the students did… Read More

  • Armistice! World War I ends

    | Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:09am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago November 14, 1918 • WAR IS OVER German Officials Sign Armistice Monday Morning Fighting Ceased at Eleven O’Clock Monday, Paris Time Every American ought to feel proud of the accomplishments of the United States for its part in helping to terminate the great war. It was a wonderful achievement and what it has done in the past… Read More

  • World War I effort included call for nut shells–for gas masks

    | Published on November 6, 2018 at 2:40pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Newspaper boy injured in Pelican in 1993; Lions honored      By Brenda Brand 100 years ago November 7, 1918 • Save Nut Shells for Gas Masks The government needs daily 500 tons of shells from hickory, walnuts and butternuts for use in making gas masks. The children are especially requested to save any shells they have and deliver… Read More

  • 100th anniversary of ‘Armistice Day’ honors veterans

    | Published on November 6, 2018 at 2:17pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    American Legion, VFW stress importance of remembering those who served in Armed Forces Veterans Day, the annual time for remembering the end of World War I and the brave Americans who served in the “war to end all wars,” also draws from the news headlines of the day. “What we now call ‘Veterans Day’ began as… Read More

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