100 years ago
April 11, 1918
• A Generous Offer
S.T. Dalager, who lives west of town three miles has several acres of land which he will give the use of free this summer to any person or persons who wish to plant it to potatoes, corn or garden stuff. This is Mr. Dalager’s way of doing his bit in helping to produce more food which is so badly needed just now and he certainly is to be commended for his generous act. Several people in the village should take advantage of the offer and plant an acre or more for a war garden.
• Raised the Amount
A movement is on foot to advertise Minnesota as a great summer resort and surely it is the great playground of the United States with its 10,000 lakes. A committee was appointed here to solicit $400 to help in the publicity campaign and the amount was raised in a short time. It is planned to do national advertising of the wonderful facilities of the state to attract tourists to the state who will spend their summers at the lake resorts in the great Park Region.
75 years ago
April 15, 1943
• Game & Fish Club Annual Get Together
The annual meeting of the Game & Fish Club was held in the K.P. Hall. Rev. E.O. Stenson and Rev. H.W. Estrem started the program. A service flag containing 24 stars representing the members of the club in service was dedicated with J.R. Quamme in charge of the dedication. As a result of the election for seven members of the board of directors, A.R. Ebersviller, M. Sorense, Fred Quamme, W.L. Putnam, Emil Sjostrom, John Eppler and Carl Sunblad were elected.
• Roy & Ervin Sorensen Graduate
Roy Sorensen, who has been taking a medical course in Los Angeles, Calif., was graduated this spring and is now taking his internship. Ervin Sorensen will complete his seminary course in May at Sanatorium, Calif. and will enter the ministry. The young men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. M Sorensen and are to be congratulated on their success in attaining their goal in life.
50 years ago
April 11, 1968
• Maple Mountain Over First Hurdle
The West Otter Tail County RC & D committee meeting in Fergus Falls endorsed the Maple Mountain recreation complex project. The application was filled out about two weeks ago and filed with the Soil Conservation Service office in Fergus. From there it went to the Resource Conservation and Development Board for West Otter Tail, and then to the Board of County Commissioners. The application will probably be considered when the five county RC & D Board meets early in May.
• Senior Trip Postponed
The Rothsay senior trip to Washington DC was postponed because of civil disorder there in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. They were advised that one class had to be escorted from the city by the National Guard and stones and bottles were hurled at the bus, breaking windows, so it was considered inadvisable to go at this time. They plan to go another time if possible or to change to another place if necessary.
25 years ago
April 14, 1993
• Girls State Rep Chosen
Kristina Albright has been chosen as the Pelican Rapids representative to the 47th annual Minnesota Girls State to be held at Bethel College in St. Paul.
Veronica Erickson is the alternate. Both girls are juniors at Pelican Rapids High School.
To be chosen for Girls State, a scholar must be a junior in high school and in the upper third of her class. She must demonstrate leadership ability in extracurricular activities, be physically fit and of good moral character, and have qualities of courage, honesty and cooperation.
• Pelican Rapids choirs and band receive high ratings at contests
Earning a triple-star “superior” rating at the Section 6A choir contest, the women’s choir from Pelican Rapids High School received scores of 35, 35 and 34 from the judges. The Pelican Rapids High School Concert Choir earned a double-star “superior” rating at the Section 6A choir contest. Scores of 36, 34 and 30 were awarded by the judges. Director of the choirs is Gladys Hovland and accompanists are Jan Svendsgaard and Sheri Nelson. Pelican Rapids band received two “excellent” ratings as well as a “superior” rating under the direction of Lee Varpness.