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 them to their local Red Cross headquarters. These shells can be used exactly like plum and peach pits. It is very urgent that all these be saved.

J.V. Bopp, County Agent

• Attention Readers

The Press in common with all newspapers is under orders to use as little print paper as possible so hereafter no more than eight pages can be issued. It will be necessary to make articles brief and eliminate considerable reading matter and perhaps advertising too, in order to comply with the government’s request. We make this statement so our readers will understand the situation.

75 years ago

November 11, 1943

• The Hand of Justice Bears Down Heavily

Fredrick Bochow of Vergas was arrested by Game Warden McArdle on a charge of having in possession muskrat skins and deer meat taken out of season. He was brought before Justice John Nelson and was fined $100 on each count and costs, amounting to $212.

Bochow had 78 quarts of canned venison and 42 muskrat pelts, all of which was confiscated and will be sold for the benefit of the State Game and Fish Department.

• Legion and Auxiliary Armistice Day Banquet

The Armistice Day banquet of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be held in the K.P. Hall this evening, Nov. 11th at 6:30. All ex-service men of World War I and II and their wives, Auxiliary ladies and their husbands, and wives of men now in service are invited to attend. Boys home on furlough are asked to be present as our special guests.

50 years ago

November 7, 1968

• Costume Winners

Winners of a $1.00 prize from the Jaycees who sponsored the Halloween party are as follows: Debbie Stengrim, Sonia Jensen, Linda Carlson, Terry Glaesman, Gail Martin, Robin Thorson, Wesley Evenson, Tim Siegle, Julie Straight and Carol Grabarkewitz.

While there were hundreds of youngsters “Trick or Treating” for Halloween, there was apparently more treats than tricks. Village police reported that it was a pretty quiet evening for them.

The police department had plenty of help if it had been needed. Members of the fire department, the escort patrol, and the auxiliary police force were on duty and stationed throughout the village. They were not as busy as the people who stayed home answering doorbells, some of whom reported handing out candy to more than 100 youngsters during the evening.

• Police Reports Two Accidents in Village

Two automobile accidents were reported to police recently and both happened in parking lots.

On Nov. 1, a car driven by Mrs. Jacob Jaeger struck a car owned by Mrs. Marcella Hustad of Fargo in the Severson Drug parking lot. Damage was estimated at $110 to the Jaeger car and $75 to the Hustad car.

On October 28, cars driven by L.A. Puckett and Melvin Zierke collided in the village parking lot. Damage was estimated at over $100 to the Puckett car.

25 years ago

November 10, 1993

• Delivery boy injured by hit and run driver

A Pelican Rapids youth was injured Monday afternoon when hit by a car.

The driver left the scene and is being sought by police.

The incident occurred at about 1:30 pm when Bartley Gholson, 12, was delivering Daily Journals to subscribers at Riverview Apartments on the west side of town. While in the parking lot of the apartment building, Gholson was knocked off his bicycle when hit by a car. The driver didn’t stop.

Despite an injured arm, Gholson continued on his paper route. When he got to the Ron Konoske house a few blocks to the north, pushing his bicycle, Delsie Konoske notified the police.

Patrolman Scott Fox took the boy to his home and he was taken to the clinic by his mother.

Fox said he has a description of the vehicle involved in the hit and run, but declined to release it at this time pending further investigation.

• Lions cite members for service to club

Four members of the Pelican Rapids Lions Club have been singled out for special awards and recognition.

Marland Dow was presented a recognition award in appreciation for his dedicated service at local and district levels.

Jim Raisanen received an award of appreciation for dedicated service and leadership within the club. He was president for two consecutive years, and provided an example in performing duties and service to the club and community.

Gary Olson, secretary of the club for the past 17 years and Bruce Ness, who has been the club treasurer for about 15 years will receive their awards at a future meeting.