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Recollections


News from Eagle Bend's Past


25 Years Ago

March 24, 1999

Bethany and Katrina Ahrens, daughters of Mike and Kim Ahrens of Eagle Bend, participated in the “Parade of States” ceremony on the opening morning of the 57th Annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference. It was held in Anaheim, California March 8-10. Bethany and Katrina were among a group of 50 teens and adults who carried the state flags. The other teens were members of the NRECA Youth Leadership Council, representing co-ops from all over the United States. Mike Ahrens attended the conference on behalf of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, where he serves as director of the board.

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Tandy Corporation/Radio Shack has announced its 1999 prize recipients. This year $350,000 in awards and scholarships and $42,000 in certificates of recognition were sent to bright academicians across the nation. Local Eagle Valley students who will be receiving certification are Amber Benning and Eric Denny who are considered outstanding in math/science/computer science.


50 Years Ago

March 21, 1975

Eagle Bend High School instrumental music students received 19 superior ratings at the district Solos and Ensembles Festival hosted by our school on Tuesday, March 12. Twenty-seven entries were made by Eagle Bend students, the highest number of entries of the seven participating schools. This gives our local musicians close to a 75% level of superiors in relation to the number of entries. Judges for this contest were Mr. Frank Herring, St. John’s University, Collegeville, and Mr. Joe Fennie, Benson High School, Benson. These men do an outstanding job of working with the students and making this truly a fine musical experience.

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There will be one less empty building on main street in Eagle Bend beginning on Monday, March 24. On that day, the former Walseth building will officially be open for business. Dick’s Parts supply will handle the National Automotive Parts (NAPA) line, featuring parts, supplies, and accessories for autos, tractors and trucks as well as other farm and home needs.


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