News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
January 31, 1996
Nicole Zeidler, daughter of Bruce and Cynthia Zeidler, and Isaac Bradlich, son of Kay Bradlich and William Bradlich, were crowned Eagle Valley Snow Days Queen and King on January 29. The couple will reign over the week-long activities including games (ping-pong, free throws, arm wrestling, volleyball, tug-o-war and new this year is girl's arm wrestling. Tuesday is autograph t-shirt day, Wednesday is dress from the past day, Thursday is hero day and Friday is spirit day. As of the beginning of the week, it appears the snow sculptures planned for Friday will have to be canceled due to the cold weather.
The Rebels wrestling team got off to a slow start at Upsala on Friday, January 26, in the conference tournament. They wrestled well in the last three rounds to place fourth, with Scott Rowe placing first, and Josh Luebben, Isaiah Godding, and Joe Mansager placing second. The Rebels scored 113 points.
50 Years Ago
January 28, 1971
The Eagle Bend Education Association has selected Mrs. Cecile Olson, home economics teacher, as a candidate for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Each year the search for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year is sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Education Association.
Newton W. Earl, Aviation Structural Mechanic Third Class, was presented the Air Medal, second through the fourth strike, flight awards at ceremonies held recently at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The presentation was made by squadron Commander Alan W. Crandall.