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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

October 8, 1997

Diane Ahrendt, receptionist at the Lakewood Clinic in Eagle Bend, was trying to get the caller’s name in her appointment book when he told her, “Listen carefully, the clinic, the bank and Dan’s Prize are going to blow up before noon.” Stunned by the call, she notified the Eagle Bend Police Chief Ryan VanDenheuval, who in turn notified the Lake Country Bank in Eagle Bend and the Long Prairie Police Department. The call came in around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Police and sheriff’s deputies told employees to evacuate the buildings and walked through them looking for anything suspicious. Employees returned after noon when the police were sure it was a hoax.


On Tuesday, September 30, the Rebels volleyball team beat Swanville with game scores of 15-11, 15-5 and 15-8. The Rebels played good volleyball against a scrappy Swanville team. The serving percentage was the highest it’s ever been this season with 95 percent or higher. The serves received for the Rebels is usually the weakest for the team. Against Swanville it was our defensive digs. We sat back on our heels waiting for the ball to come to us.

50 Years Ago

October 5, 1972

Beginning Wednesday, October 4, several churches in the community of Eagle Bend will embark on a joint venture helping their young people identify with the Christian community and share more freely their responsibility in witnessing to the lordship of Jesus Christ.


When a group of students recently walked into Shady Lane Nursing Home in Wadena carrying drawing boards and paper, the senior citizens there knew something unusual was going to happen. The students, mostly fourth graders from Eagle Bend School, had come to do portraits of people at the home. Under the direction of Patrick Redmond, Eagle Bend’s Artist in Residence, the students carefully studied their “models”, drawing what they saw. Everyone cooperated and student Kim Solid had no problem keeping the model, Mr. Anderson, still while she drew because he fell asleep in his comfortable chair. When he awoke he was pleased to see Kim’s drawing.


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