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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

August 14, 1996

During Family Night on August 18, a check for $300 was presented by Beryl Irish, Respecteen officer, to Debra Durheim, Faith Lutheran Church youth leader. In the background, you can see some of the youth enjoying the new basketball hoop. Others were playing volleyball with the newly purchased net and set up.


Eagle Bend is about to have a curfew. The council voted on Monday night to develop an ordinance based on Long Prairie’s ordinance in an effort to keep juveniles off the streets at night. They decided to set the curfew limits at 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The age limit was not decided. The curfew was adopted at the recommendation of Police Chief Ryan VanDenheuvel. Al and Betty Woida, owners of Eagle Lanes, also expressed their concern about groups of young teens hanging around in front of their business at night.

50 Years Ago

August 19, 1971

The Eagle Bend Chapter of the Future Farmers of America again raised and released wild pheasants in the Eagle Bend area. According to Melvin Lloyd, local chapter advisor, this year the chapter received 75-day old pheasant chicks from the state conservation department. The peasants were raised on the Ricky Mittag farm. Of the 75 chicks, 66 survived and were released at about nine weeks of age. Last year the chapter released 92 birds and many were known to have survived the winter. The local FFA members who helped release the birds were Ron Reining, Dallas Hamilton and Ricky Mittag.


Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) LaVern A. Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jackson of Rural Route 1, Eagle Bend, was recently promoted to his present rank while serving the Patrol Squadron 44 at the Naval Air Station at Brunswick, Maine.


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