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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

April 10, 1996

The Eagle Valley Elementary students in Mrs. Hommerding’s, Mrs. LaVoie's and Mrs. Lubben’s rooms have had printer’s ink on their hands quite often the last few days. The students and their teachers are participating in a Newspapers in Education program to learn about reading, writing, and geography. There are over 700 of these programs sponsored by newspapers, schools, or both.


In memory of J. Herbert and Eldora Johnson, the family donated pulse oximeters to the Eagle Bend Fire Department and Bertha Ambulance. The meters clamp on a finger and measure pulse and the percent of oxygen passing through a person's body as they are administered oxygen by the EMTs. Sons Lindy and John Johnson said, “J. Herbert and Eldora couldn’t say enough good things about the fire and rescue squads of Eagle Bend and Bertha. In that spirit, we wanted to do something for you guys.” Pictured were: Steve Weishair, Eagle Bend fire chief; Lindy Johnson; Gary Kleen, Bertha Ambulance chief; John Howard Johnson; and Russ VanDenheuvel, Bertha Police Chief.

50 Years Ago

April 8, 1971

Over 100 Eagle Bend residents attended a dinner on Tuesday, March 30, to honor the athletes and lettermen from Eagle Bend High School. The group was welcomed by Tim Greene, president of the Letterman’s Club. A delicious dinner was prepared by the high school cooks and served by girls from the high school FHA.


The Eagle Bend merchants have announced their new summer schedule of hours. Commencing this Saturday evening, April 10, the business places of Eagle Bend will begin staying open until 9 p.m. on Saturday evenings. This schedule will prevail until Christmas.

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