25 Years Ago
January 11, 1995
Rocky Pommeranz of rural Eagle Bend was the winner of the Glidden Grand Prize go-cart at the Menard’s grand opening at Waite Park in July of 1994.
Eagle Valley students brought home top honors from Ag Activities Day held recently at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. David Holmquist placed fifth in dairy judging and Aaron Wendel received a $60 Activities Day Award to attend UMC for placing second in general livestock.
50 Years Ago
January 8, 1970
Mrs. Guy Messenger of rural Bertha was the victim of a fire which destroyed her farm on New Year’s Day. Her death, according to local Fire Chief Leonard Cossentine, was due to smoke inhalation or suffocation. Both the Eagle Bend and Bertha Fire Departments pumped vast amounts of water onto the flaming building, but were unable to control the blaze. The house with attached garage was reduced to a smoldering pile of ashes.
A shortage of water pressure due to a broken water main in the village water system, resulted in there being no school on Wednesday of this week. Although water was being pumped from both village wells and from the auxiliary system of the creamery, the break was of such a nature so as to lose more water than the three systems could supply.