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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

September 20, 1995

Jerry Lorentz was just 24 years old when he and his wife Bev, and son Brad, came to Eagle Bend 20 years ago this month. He moved his body shop out of his dad’s new garage near Wadena and moved into the old livery stable on Main Street. Today, he and Brad work together in the body shop that has a reputation for quality workmanship. Jerry’s Body Shop did not open with the reputation it has today. Jerry said it took about ten years for the public to gain confidence in his abilities to repair and paint cars and trucks.


Richard Lundgren, principal of Eagle Valley High School, was nominated by Mary Oelrich for the Todd Unit Employer of the Year Award. This winning nomination qualified the school for the American Cancer Society’s Division (statewide) award. All statewide nominees showed exceptional support and understanding to their employees dealing with cancer. Although Eagle Valley High School was not selected as the Minnesota Division overall winner, the American Cancer Society commends the school and all its employees for providing a nurturing work environment to the employee experiencing cancer.

50 Years Ago

September 17, 1970

Over 500 people attended the Appreciation Day in honor of Dr. E.H. Smith at the Eagle Bend High School auditorium last Sunday afternoon. They honored their doctor who has served this community for over 50 years.


The Minnesota State Youth Conference on Economics and Public Policy will be attended by two Todd County 4-H’ers. They are Barbara Anderson of Eagle Bend and John Umland of Verndale.



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