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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

January 24, 1996

Two claims by community residents of damage caused by the city were on the agenda at the Eagle Bend City Council meeting. Mike Charnley claimed his car windshield was cracked by a rock thrown by a snowblower while sidewalks were being cleaned. At last month’s meeting, they suggested Charnley file a claim with his insurance for the $427 windshield. He does not have comprehensive coverage. The council decided to file a claim with their insurance even though they have to pay a $250 deductible. Lillian Stender had also requested the city pay $65 in furnace repairs due to the sewer backing up in her basement after a water main clogged after a heavy rainfall. The council agreed to pay.


The Eagle Bend VFW #6318 presented checks for the high school Close Up trip to Washington D.C. ($1200) and to the Annual Staff ($250). Pictured were Neil Pollard, gambling manager, Kari Lundstrom, Sherrie Lundgren, Post Commander Gary Johnson, Mike Pontius, Ms. Kate Daly, and Jon Baso.

50 Years Ago

January 21, 1971

Effective in October of 1970, Mike Lorentz resigned as Todd County Farm Bureau president. Mr. Lorentz sold his farm in Eagle Valley Township about one year ago and he and his son presently own and operate the Lorentz Body Shop on the south edge of Wadena.


Although Eagle Bend had complete control of the ball game during the first half of Friday night’s game, the Clarissa Buccaneers gave it their all and pulled out a victory in the final few minutes of the game. The Clarissa Bucs won over the Eagles 54-47 and handed the Eagles their first defeat of the season.


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