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Dusting off the archives

News from Verndale's Past

75 Years Ago, June 5, 1947

• The contract for building a 24x24 foot county garage in Verndale was let at the Tuesday meeting of the County Board to Ernest Mallow of Verndale. The building which will be of cement blocks and tile is to be located just east of the Waterhouse Co., building on lots formerly occupied by the place known as the old fort.

•The mailing of cigarettes and tobacco products to Germany, including APO’s is prohibited. The transmission of cigarettes and tobacco products for delivery in Germany, both through the Army Postal Service and the International Mails, has been prohibited effective May 26, 1947.

•George Wassink left this week for a trip to his native land of Dannekamp, Holland where he plans to visit for three months. George, who was 78 years old on March 29, came to this country 56 years ago. He has a brother in Holland whom he plans on visiting.

40 Years Ago, June 10, 1982

•Denice Dalen was crowned Miss Verndale Saturday evening during the Ice Cream Social and pig-in-a-poke auction held as a fundraiser. She is the daughter of Sherman and Evelyn Dalen. Others considered were Deanna Fischer, Angel Peterson-first runner up, Carmen Hosek-second runner up, and Shari Denny-Miss Congeniality.

•Rodney Bounds, a Lions Club member, verified rumors at the regular meeting of the city council on Monday evening, that the Lions building was deemed too costly. The Lions had planned to purchase it and in turn, present the deed to the city. The council then discussed adding to the present fire hall in an easterly direction, providing room for two vehicles, a meeting room for the firemen large enough to hold training classes, and office space for the city clerk, police, and water management. Bill Beven was instructed to get the measurements of the land available and bring them back to the next council meeting.

•Shown with the Region 6A trophy they won last Thursday at Wadena are members of the BHV girls track team. Margaret Runyan, relay participant; Robin Adams, second in the 3200 meter run; Mary Line, first place in 100 meter dash, long jump, 400m run and 200m dash;Tammy Krell, first in 100 m low hurdles; Cindy Bogatski, second in discus; Nancy Coats, discuss participant; Roberta Wagner, relay runner; Toni Mesazaros third in the 3200. The team score was 86.

•Getting Verndale’s Float in readiness for the Sebeka Ag Days parade this Saturday were Virgil and Alyce Seaton who have taken the responsibility. Bazil Derby and Boosters Armond Swanson and Jim Runyan. Joyce Winterfield stood by to make recommendations after learning what to do and not to do after assuming the task the past two years with her husband, Ken.

15 Years Ago, June 6, 2007

•The Verndale Public School Board accepted Cork Anderson’s resignation as a bus driver from the Verndale School. Anderson had been driving bus for the school for 51 years. Mr. Madsen stated that this is quite the accomplishment.

• Senator Dan Skogen recently returned home from his very first term in the Minnesota State Senate. After five months of decision-making and trying to represent his district well, he is back to work at KKWS/KWAD, the radio station in Wadena, and enjoying the small-town life once again.

•Thursday the Raiders sent nine athletes to the Section 6A meet in Moorhead. The Raiders looked to bring back some medals and gain valuable experience for the rookies. It didn’t take long to realize the rookies for the Raiders were a little overwhelmed by the size and atmosphere of sections. The only hardware came from the 400 relay team who finished sixth. Miranda Coon, Lydia Alexander, Rose Shaw, and Kayla Finck, hopefully, the eighth graders will use this experience as motivation to work hard for next season.


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