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  • LOOKING BACK: “Ditty Bags” for Vietnam made in 1966

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:56pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    “Christmas Spirit” group formed in 1991; Corset Clinic held in 1941 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago October 20, 1966 • Community club project. Members of the Pelican Rapids Community Club gathered at the village hall to pack six dozen “Ditty Bags” for servicemen in Vietnam. The bags contained items such as stationery, pens, books, soap and soap… Read More

  • Looking Back

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 2:32pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    Lost child found unhurt near Vergas; Grove Church marked 85th year in 1966 Judy Siegle honored by Concordia College 25 years ago. By Brenda Brand 50 years ago October 13, 1966 • Firemen called when child wanders. The Pelican Rapids Fire Department received a call from Vergas Fire Department to assist in the search for a 4-year-old who had… Read More

  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 2:26pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Obnoxiously loud ‘redneck’ rigs are a hearing hazard Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a local “social critic” with an opinion on just about everything. He’s a regular at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall, where he has been irritating his fellow “pool hall gang members”… Read More

  • ‘Crushing out the vile…and degrading southern institution’

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 2:12pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Many of Otter Tail County’s ‘founding fathers’ were Civil War veterans–including Scambler and Dunn By Louis Hoglund One need look no further than an Otter Tail County plat book to recognize how important veterans are to the history of the area. Civil War veterans, specifically, during the early decades of Otter Tail’s evolution, played crucial roles in the… Read More

  • LETTER: Trap shoot team has been great addition to Pelican school sports programs

    | Published on June 30, 2016 at 4:49pm CDT BOOST Creative| Author: BOOST Creative

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    In only their second year as an organized sports team at Pelican Rapids High School, the Viking Trap Shooters continue to climb the ladder to success. Congratulations to this fine team of trap shooting athletes for their accomplishment of finishing in seventh place out of a field of twenty-one teams at the recent 2016 Trap Shooting… Read More

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