News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
August 30, 1995
The 1995 Rebels football season opens this Thursday as Eagle Valley travels to Upsala to take on the Cardinals in an afternoon game. Last year the Rebels won a hard-fought game against Upsala by a 17-6 score. Forty-three players reported for the Rebels camp on August 14. This breaks down to eight seniors, 15 juniors, eight sophomores, and 12 freshmen.
Wednesday morning breakfast guests of Elmer and Pearl Erickson at the Wadena Cafe were Harry and Opie Burnycat. Afternoon visitors were Larry and Shirley Simon of Murrieta, California.
50 Years Ago
August 27, 1970
According to information released by Mrs. E. H. Smith, owner of the Eagle Bowling Lanes, the sale of the bowling alley to Mr. Duane Williams is pending. Mr. Williams, a retired Navy man, lived here a number of years ago and attended the local high school.
The Eagle Bend Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Lyle Winter farm on Saturday afternoon at about 5:45 p.m. to combat a fire in a large stack of baled hay. The local firefighters were assisted by fire departments from Hewitt, Clarissa, and Bertha in an attempt to extinguish the fire and to keep it from spreading to the barn which was approximately 100 feet from the haystack. Because of the strong winds, it is believed the fire was started from sparks from a brush fire quite some distance away. Around 2500 bales were destroyed by the blaze.