Recollections


News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

August 2, 1996

As the end of another school year looms on the horizon, thoughts turn to graduations. This year, not only the seniors will be thinking about graduating. Ten of Eagle Valley’s elementary teachers are also talking about their graduation. Included are Diane Pieper, preschool; Cindy Hudalla, kindergarten; Cheryl Taylor, grade one; Dianne LaVoie and Michele Schiffman, grade two; Wanda Hommerding, grade three; Duane Motzko, grade five; Brenda Wieland and John Sieling, grade six; and David Sobotka, computer and science. Their May 18 graduation will culminate two years of study for them and result in a master of arts in education degree. They have taken the off-campus course through a special program offered by Hamline University.

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Peeking out from “Behind the Scenes” are Sarah Booker and Judi Salcido. The two Eagle Valley students were honored at an awards banquet in March for being outstanding “behind the scenes” students. They were chosen because they demonstrate strong character, reliability, and helpfulness.


50 Years Ago

April 15, 1971

The corn blight and rootworm scare have dramatized the possibility of the early closing on the new Federal Crop Insurance Protection said Leo Zaczkawahl, FCIP Agent for Todd County.

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A man whose territory covers the Eagle Bend area has been appointed regional director in the state of Minnesota by Western Reserve Life Assurance of Ohio. Harold “Happy” Corbett of Staples accepted the new position after resigning from Financial Programs, Inc., an investment firm for whom he has been a district manager for three years.


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