News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
December 6, 1995
A visit to relatives in Eagle Bend is not so unusual. That’s what Iris and John Chandler did. They traveled from Reno, Nevada to Eagle Bend to visit Iris’ relatives, the Simars and Orrs. Iris said, “I brought John back to visit in 1994 and he fell in love with Minnesota. When we were sure it was not just a fantasy, we began preparations to sell our place in Reno and move back here.” The Chandlers moved to Eagle Bend at the end of September. Their furniture arrived on October 1. “We’ve gotten a real friendly welcome. The day the furniture arrived our new neighbors, Harris and Iris Greene, provided warm cookies and muffins for everyone who was helping us move in,” said Iris.
The Eagle Valley girls basketball season began last Tuesday at home vs. Menahga. The Rebels put up a good struggle but fell to the more physical Eagles 51-29. Eagle Valley started well jumping to a 7-1 lead only to see Menahga fight back to an 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Menahga took a seven-point lead into halftime as the Rebels fell cold in the second quarter.
50 Years Ago
December 3, 1970
On Wednesday evening at approximately 6 p.m., the Bertha Ambulance Service was summoned to the Eagle Bend Produce Company to transport Delbert Taber to the Bertha Memorial Community Hospital for observation and treatment of possible injuries sustained in an accident while at work. It was reported that Taber and a co-worker, Bob Mahutga, were struck by sacks of feed that toppled while they were working nearby.
The second meeting of the Eagle Bend PTA was held a week ago on November 24 in the high school library. We could have used a few more people, but considering it was the week of Thanksgiving, the crowd was ample. Everyone there enjoyed an interesting history of the local library and learned how a small section of the superintendent’s office gradually grew and was moved to its present location.