News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
December 20, 1995
When November 1996 comes around, Diane Peterson and Bernie Baker won’t be rising early to be at school before 8 a.m. After careers of 31 years and 28 years, the two have offered their resignations to the Eagle Valley School Board. Peterson started work for the Eagle Bend district in 1965 in the vocational agriculture department. Baker was hired as a bookkeeper for the Clarissa School in 1968.
The Eagle Bend Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout Troops, and many family members joined together for a night of Christmas caroling on Friday, December 15. The Girl Scouts caroled at businesses open that evening, then visited the elderly apartment units, Greenleaf and Eagle Heights, where the Junior Girl Scouts gave gifts of “Girl Scout Made” ornaments and candy treats.
50 Years Ago
December 17, 1970
The siren sounded early last Thursday morning, December 10, to roust the members of the Eagle Bend Volunteer Fire Department to combat a blaze in the Eagle Bend High School Auditorium. The quick, response of the firefighters to the 6 a.m. call brought two trucks to the Eagle Bend School in a matter of a few minutes. After a rapid survey of the situation, Fire Chief Leonard Cossentine summoned the assistance of the Clarissa Volunteer Fire Department which sent two trucks and a full crew. The two departments battled the fire for approximately two hours to extinguish the blaze.
At the end of this month, the office of Todd County Superintendent of Schools will close. This past summer the last of the rural schools were dissolved and attached to high school districts. Beginning on January 1, the reports and records from the high schools will be sent directly to the State Department of Education in St. Paul. School records of permanent value will be stored at the courthouse.