News from Eagle Bend's Past
25 Years Ago
June 5, 1996
For 23 years Eagle Bend students have been greeted from the school bus driver’s seat by Dale Rachuy. Last week he ended his career when Paul Cebulla took over the school bus company. Dale said a school bus should last up to 20 years and 250,000 miles. His first bus cost him $11,000 and the last one he bought cost over $50,000.
The Eagle Valley track team finished its season on a successful note. With a small team, both boys and girls, each individual set a goal at the beginning of the season that he or she wanted to attain. They may have not won a race, but many reached goals that they wanted to accomplish. A special congratulations to Melissa Prather (high jump) and Jessica Serbus (1600 and 3200 runs) who are advancing to sections.
50 Years Ago
July 30, 1971
John Sibert of Lewisville and Marvin Houseman of Eagle Bend, both sophomores at the University of Minnesota Technical College, Crookston, have the distinction of being the first graduates of the agricultural aviation program at the college to earn their commercial pilot’s license.
CW Kenneth D. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Olson of Eagle Bend, returned from Washington D.C. on May 14 and spent the weekend with his family at the Millard Olson home. He returned from his second tour of duty in Vietnam on February 15, 1971, and after spending a 30 day leave with his family in Coon Rapids, has been working at the Pentagon. He has been assigned as Chief Adjutant General Corps. Warrant Office Assessment Branch in the Department of the Army. He is responsible for the worldwide assignment of all Adjutant General Corps Warrant Officers.