News From Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
June 7, 1995
A total of $70 was raised in donations by the Eagle Valley High School student body for two students to go on an FLA trip to Washington, D.C. from July 7-14. The teachers who received the most donations were Anita Skinner and Mike Roers, who each received $29.63. The two “kissed” a piglet in front of the student body which was part of the fundraiser.
Three members of the Eagle Valley High School made the Prairie Conference’s All Conference team and two were named honorable mention. Jodi Taggart, Peggy Henrich and Kerry Sieling each made the All Conference team. Christy Hinzmann and Jill Pontius were named All Conference honorable mention. Judy Salcido received the team’s Rebel Award for spirit and hustle.
50 Years Ago
June 4, 1970
Tuesday, June 2, marked the end of an era in Eagle Bend. For it was on this day that the Great Northern Railway Depot, which has stood vacant for several years, a reminder of the by-gone days, was removed from its foundation and hauled to the Arnold Jackson farm east of town. The history of our local railroad dates back to 1882 when the railroad company began building the “K” Line, running northwestward from Sauk Centre to Cass Lake.
The publisher of the Eagle Bend News, Lester F. Hayenga, is a patient at the Bertha Memorial Community Hospital. He was taken there by ambulance Monday morning of this week after having suffered a slight paralytic stroke at his home. Mrs. Hayenga once again asks that the readers and advertisers of the news bear with her through the trials and tribulations of another hectic time.