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  • Looking Back

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:05am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist A century ago, Pelican creamery did $6 million—in 2021 dollars   100 years ago, February 10, 1921 • Creamery Meeting – Annual Event Brings Immense Crowd Tuesday the ninth annual meeting of the Farmers’ Creamery was held at the Orpheum and an immense crowd attended. In fact there was not room enough in the hall… Read More

  • Representing … Pelican’s Class of 1953  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:03am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican grad’s fond memories of old hometown prompt donation to swim pool fund drive By Louis Hoglund Back in Gene Bailey’s day, going swimming in Pelican Rapids was like jumping in the murky waters for a bout of Florida alligator wrestling. Except, instead of ‘gators—there be snapping turtles beneath the surface at the Mill Pond swimming hole.  In… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 9:28am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Housing needs evident in Pelican, county-wide By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  If you have been involved with any conversations, during the past several years, regarding the future planning for the City of Pelican Rapids, the phrase that continues to surface is; “the need for more housing opportunities within our city.” The need for more… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 9:02am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    1946 Jaycees chapter took care of skate rink    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, February 3, 1921 • Telephone Rates to Increase The Pelican Telephone Co. has been granted privilege of raising the rates and a meeting is called for Feb. 15, to discuss the matter pro and con. A schedule of the new rates will… Read More

  • Looking Back….

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 9:20am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Hovland barn fire in 1971 was ‘uncovered’ territory for area fire departments  by Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, January 27, 1921 • Pelican Looses to Fergus 35-7 in Basketball Game The Pelican Rapids team put up a scrappy game from start to finish. Although the score was heavily against them the players continued to play with vigor… Read More

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