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Recollections


News from Eagle Bend's Past


25 Years Ago

January 7, 1998

The home of Marin and Jeanette Hansen of rural Eagle Bend in Wykeham Township was burglarized sometime during the early afternoon of January 1. The home was entered and several items were stolen including two video cassette recorders, two boom boxes, two Craftsman mitre saws, a cellular telephone, a color television, an air compressor, an air nailer, and approximately 45 CDs. According to Jeanette, the family had gone out for dinner and were returning home when they were met on the road by a small tan car that was traveling down the middle of the road. When they returned home, they noticed several items missing from their home and drove into Eagle Bend to see if they could find the car which had passed them on the road.

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Six a.m. is reveille for Cadet Michael Pontius at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Pontius’ day at the academy actually starts about 15 minutes earlier. Pontius, a 1997 graduate of Eagle Valley High School, received the appointment to the academy during his senior year at Eagle Valley. He received two nominations from two U.S. Congressmen, Collin Peterson and Rod Grams.

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Centenarians who are residents at the Central Todd County Care Center welcomed 1998. Pictured are: Genevieve Johymczyk, 100; Jeannie Kooiman, 103; Josie Swenson, 100; and Ida Cook, 104.

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The December 3 meeting of the Burleene Busy Bunch was called to order by President Jesse Wildman. Secretary Tom Roth read the minutes of the previous meeting and James Wildman gave the treasurer’s report. Old business was to discuss and finalize the ski trip, grandparents' visit, movie outing, and caroling. New business was the reading of the announcements by President Wildman.


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