15 years ago
Bronco Homecoming Court representatives are: freshmen David Guba and Brittnie Tatsak; sophomores Zach Severson and Taylor Raboin; juniors Dylan Ice and Hailey Eibler; and seniors Tyce Jackson and Krista Skoglund.
25 years ago
Winners were announced in the Falls Jaycees Punt, Pass and Kick competition Monday at Sports Stadium. Leading the 12- and 13-year-olds were Mike Skifstad, first; Josh Meyers, second; and Jake Presler, third. Winners in the 10- and 11-year-olds bracket were Erik Moe, first; Ben Gordon, second; and Andrew Dault, third. Winners among the 8- and 9-year-olds were Michael Wilson, first; Joseph Veeder, second; and Ben Bowman, third.
40 years ago
“Things sure are different,” Wes Lawrence told a reporter from his home on Ash River Trail. Years ago, draft horses hauled thousands of feet of lumber by sleigh, boats on Rainy Lake resembled those knocking the docks in the Duluth harbor, and moose and caribou ran in the woods in about equal number. Lawrence, who gave his age as “eighty-eight-and-a-half,” added, “I was here when they built the Kettle Falls Hotel. Take a look at that and you’ll know how old I am.” A carpenter, hunter, logger, wood barge operator, pulp businessman, Rainy Lake guide, boat pilot (in the days before buoys marked the lakes) and repairman of marine engines and outboard motors, Lawrence was one of the subjects selected by the National Park Service for its oral history project.
50 years ago
Ivan Stewart, owner of the Falls Piggly Wiggly store, was elected to the board of directors of the International State Bank, it was announced today by Eugene Blair, president of the bank. Stewart replaces the late Dr. R.D. Hanover, a member of the bank board for many years. A native of Proctor, Stewart came to the Falls in 1961 when he built the Piggly Wiggly store. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart and their three children live at 1307 Beyer Drive.
60 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kellner were honored recently by friends at two functions in observance of the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. The Kellners and their five children reside at 1204 Second Avenue East. Mrs. Edward Heibel, Ranier, was honored at a baby shower at the Ranier Community Building on Tuesday evening. Women of the Moose will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Moose Hall. Initiation will take place and formal attire is required.
70 years ago
Twenty-nine grade school students were guests at a “quilting bee” party in the Falls Library Saturday afternoon as a reward for having read 10 or more books during the summer. The party was named for a “quilt” that charted the children’s progress. Miss Hannah Rosenberg, children’s librarian, arranged the party with the assistance of Miss Marie Knudson, head librarian, Marilyn OIson and Mary Ostlund.
80 years ago
During the coming college year, the Falls will have 10 representatives on college athletic squads throughout the middle west. In the Big Nine, the Border city will be represented by Warren Karlstad, who traded the purple of the Falls for the purple of Northwestern, and George Keyes and Jack Movold, who will attend the University of Iowa. Cal Davis plans to give the gridiron sport a whirl this fall at Minnesota, where he will be a freshman. Jim King plans to leave this week for South Bend, Indiana, where he will enroll as a freshman and turn out for the first-year grid squad. Gustavus Adolphus leads the state colleges with two Falls boys – Wayne Haglund (football) and Ted Johnson (hockey) – on their teams. Bill Howard will wear the maize and blue of Carleton in both basketball and baseball. Arch Ward promises to be an outstanding feature in Luther’s athletic set-up where he will perform in football, basketball and baseball. Freshman Phil Misner is a leading center candidate for center in Corcordia’s Cobber eleven.
Looking Back is compiled by Marge Veeder and Catherine Crawford.