News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

June 14, 1995

On April 8, 23 of our youth bowlers traveled to Alexandria for the annual Easter Tournament held at Garden Center. Bantams—grades 1-3: Jessica Woida placed 6th and Tiffany Hess placed 12th out of 21 bowlers in the girls Bantam division. Sean Connolly placed 31st in the Bantam boys division.


A two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon in Eagle Bend sent a boat into the Highway 71 ditch and resulted in minor bodily injuries to one of the drivers, according to a report from the Todd County Sheriff’s Department. Donald Bengford, Iowa, was towing his boat with a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice when his car was struck by a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette driven by Naomi Godding, Eagle Bend. Godding was westbound on Todd 22 and pulled into the path of Bengford as he was southbound on 71. Bengford had swerved to avoid the collision, overturning the boat and trailer.

50 Years Ago

June 11, 1970

The Ray Raider family, who moved into the Germania community east of town last week from the state of Washington, has found that they have some mighty friendly neighbors. On June 5, neighbors George and Ted Kuperus, Marlin Crider, Ron Reining and Louis Peterson arrived with their farm equipment at the Raider farm and helped plant his crops. Several of the neighbor ladies brought the group dinner and assisted the new arrivals wherever possible. The Raiders purchased the Wallace (Bud) Peterson farm.


Ninety-seven Rural Minnesota CEP sponsored students will graduate from Central Minnesota Vocational School this spring. The two graduates from Eagle Bend are: Howard Wolf, from the machine operator course, and Sharon Eckel from the accountant course.

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