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News from Eagle Bend's Past

25 Years Ago

September 25, 1996

Lillian Stender has gotten used to hearing voices since she’s lived at the intersection of Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 71. The voices come from those who stop to admire the unusual, beautiful stone house that Lillian lives in. They also come to the door, asking questions and wanting to see the inside, which she wisely declines. The stone house on the corner was the brainchild of the late George Wedner. It started out to be a superstation, a full-service station and cafe. There used to be a silo and a gas station, made into an office, where the stone house sits today.


Principal Richard Lundgren of Eagle Valley High School announced today that Mike Pontius has been named Commended Student in the 1997 National Merit Scholarship program. A Letter of Commendation, from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

50 Years Ago

September 23, 1971

Mark Shermann ran 69 yards on the first play from scrimmage to give Upsala a 6-0 lead, a lead they never gave up in gaining a 38 to 16 victory over Eagle Bend in last Friday evening’s gridiron encounter.


Sunday, September 12, 29 students of the Eagle Bend School enjoyed a field trip to “Imagination 71”, an arts festival in Fargo-Moorhead. The purpose of the trip was to offer students an opportunity to experience some of the many possibilities in art. Some of the students enjoyed watching a candle-making demonstration.


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