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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

August 27, 1997

Not too many years ago, one could drive through any Todd County town or city and see tractors sitting at the dealers, waiting to be sold. Little by little the red ones, orange ones, gray and blue ones disappeared as the dealers went out of business for one reason or another. Soon it was only Hillig Implement, the John Deere dealer in Long Prairie, and Hess Equipment Ageo-White, in Eagle Bend. Within the next week following an auction sale, Marve Hillig will lock the doors on his implement business one last time. After 32 years, he will be completely out of business. The closing leaves Hess Equipment as the county’s lone sales and service full line farm implement dealer.


Heidi Ziegenhagen, Eagle Bend, a freshman undeclared major, has been awarded an Otto Bremer “Rural Leaders for a Global Tomorrow” scholarship to attend Southwest State University. Heidi enrolled in a global studies cluster titled “Cayman Islands: Coral Reefs and Humanity.” The cluster involves a study trip to the Cayman Islands in January 1998.

50 Years Ago

August 24, 1972

Dianne Krause of the Wykeham Willing Workers, Eagle Bend, will take part in the Share the Fun program at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. Dianne will sing the vocal solo “Maria”.


The Eagle Bend Driver’s Training Instructor, Mr. Mike Roers, and the Eagle Bend School district have completed plans and arrangements for motorcycle training to meet requirements for the licensing of motorcycle drivers.



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