News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
July 5, 1995
The Little Chapel of the Flowers, located at the Chapel Gardens southeast of Eagle Bend, soon will be 20 years old. To commemorate the anniversary and to show their appreciation to the people who have helped and supported them over the years, Alfred and Eva Schroeder are hosting an open house on July 12 and 13. The Schroeders got into the flower business in an unusual way. Eva had been writing flower advice columns for a number of years for a variety of publications. They also had a small greenhouse used for growing vegetable and flower plants. At that time, when a grave was dug in a cemetery it was up to the family to sod and cover it. They’d ask Alfred if he could find sod for them. He did. From the front lawn of their farm home!
The Eagle Bend Volunteer Fire Department displayed their newest equipment during the summer festival parade. Tim Notch, Steve Weishair, Lenny Cossentine, Sam Cossentine and Gordon Moller were pictured showing their new Jaws of Life equipment.
50 Years Ago
July 9, 1970
In a business transaction completed last week, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dettinger sold their bakery business, equipment and inventory to Mr. and Mrs. Del Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri. The Dettingers started Carl’s Bakery nine years ago in the Sumey building after the town had been without such a business for a number of years.
On Saturday, July 11, a 25th wedding anniversary dance will be given by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pommier with music by the Merry Makers, old time and modern music.