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Dusting off the Archives

News from Verndale's Past

75 Years Ago, May 22, 1947

•The Sunflower Girl Scout Patrol was called to order by Patrol Leader Emily Attleson. Laws and promises were given and dues were collected. For old business, we discussed a name for our patrol and Sunflower was voted upon. For new business, we decided to have meetings only every other Thursday. Girl Scouts uniforms were discussed and it was decided to get them at a later time. A meeting place was discussed and Mrs. Seaton offered her front porch which was agreed upon.

• Twenty-three Wadena County 4-H Clubs are covering 4-H Sunday, May 25, in our churches this year. This is a special annual recommendation that our 4-H clubs got to church and it is an attempt of each club that every member attends that day some church within the county. “Working Together for a Better Home and World Community, is the theme suggested for 4-H Sunday.

•Mrs. A.M. Anderson, the wife of County Commissioner A.M Anderson of Wing River Township, died suddenly from a heart attack Monday evening of this week. It was reported she had just come in the Cozy

Theater at Wadena and was about to sit down in her seat when she was stricken and died before a physician could be summoned.

40 Years Ago, May 27, 1982

•The Youth Fellowship of the Verndale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church is sponsoring a gospel concert at 7:30 p.m., May 30, featuring Debbie Drewlow as a soloist. Deb is the daughter of Ruby and Bill Jacobson of Verndale. A free-will offering will be taken and lunch will be served following the concert. The public is invited.

•Because there is less upkeep, the proposed senior citizen housing units planned for Verndale will be constructed of brick, should the survey be undertaken at this time and indicate a need for such a facility in Verndale. Marlys Siems, a representative of Madsen Architects of Battle Lake who will be building the structure, held up a scale drawing of units constructed in Waubun, as well as a floor plan. She said that unless there are 12 or more units built there will be no community room in the structure.

• Fifth-grade boys and girls visited the Verndale Sun office Monday to learn the basics of producing a weekly newspaper. The girls watched Jodie Schmidt as she operates a Compugraphic typesetting machine which produced the type you are now reading. This is only one of the initial steps necessary for the production of a newspaper.

15 Years Ago, May 23, 2007

•The BHV track team traveled to Pillager for the Park Region Conference meet. The Raiders looked to compete well trying to build some momentum into the sub-sections next week. The Raiders did just that as they had some personal records and solid performances through the events. Placing fourth was a great accomplishment for the Raiders.

• Verndale School’s participants of the year’s special Olympics track and field are: Cory Gronlund, Elija Seals, Brittany Schmitz, Nick Schermhorn, Halbert Barrett, DJ Blocker, Maggie Sundby, Tiffany Schmitz, Andrea Westerberg, Lucas Moses, and Melissa Meek.

•The girl's Pirates softball team played three games last week. The first two games were doubleheaders at New York Mills. In the first game, the Pirates took a three-run lead in the top of the second, but the Eagles came right back with six of their own in the bottom of the second. And four more in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 10-4 lead. From there the Eagles cruised to a 13-5 win. Only two of the Eagles' runs were earned due to eight Pirates' errors in the field.


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