News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
May 15, 1996
Jon Baso and Mike Pontius are doing something that no other high school students in the state of Minnesota are doing. They are the only two high school students in the state who are taking a class offered through TI-IN Network which is a division of Westcot Communications. They are also learning through watching television. Baso and Pontius watch television during their astronomy class, one of the many classes offered through distance learning, a program in which Eagle Valley High School has participated since February of this year.
The Rebels softball team ended this week with a 2-2 record, losing to Parkers Prairie on Monday, defeating Swanville on Tuesday, and splitting a doubleheader with Upsala on Thursday. Against Parkers Prairie, Jenny Sovich started on the mound. Jenny had a hard time finding the strike zone with six walks. Kerry Sieling threw the last five innings and picked up the loss.
50 Years Ago
May 13, 1971
The Eagle Bend Volunteer Fire Department was called out on Monday morning of this week to combat a fire that destroyed a pump house and the roof of an adjacent brooder house on the Everette Anderson farm, about five miles northeast of the village. Damage was estimated at $500.
Barbara R. Anderson was named the only honor student of the 1971 graduating class of Eagle Bend High School in an announcement made this week by the high school principal.