15 years ago
Tuesday Musicale celebrated the opening of its 72nd year with a potluck at the home of Mona Johnson, assisted by Sharalyn Schaak. A new slate of officers was elected. The officers are: Johnson and Marcia Bringedahl, co-presidents; Schaak, vice president; Patt Thorpe, secretary; and Margarett Patnode, treasurer. Following the meeting, Kathy Thureen presented a flute interlude including, “Yesterday,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “Sound of Music.”
25 years ago
A former International Falls resident returns here this week for a performance of a play she co-authored. Donna Glennie, the daughter of Evelyn and the late Cliff Carlson, will present the play “Since the Beginning” with co-author Rose McGee at the Rainy River Community College theater. Glennie and McGee met at a children’s talent show at Kenwood Elementary School in Minneapolis. They eventually pooled their talents to produce the play that has earned some strong positive reviews, including a favorable article by Star Tribune columnist Jim Klobuchar.
40 years ago
Ray News: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Erickson were honored guests at their 45th wedding anniversary on October 3 at the Ray Community Building… A baby shower will be staged for Mrs. Dan (Lori) Guerton at 7 p.m. Monday at the home of Mrs. Bill Lovell, Ray… Marlene Strickland and daughter, Shelly, Arcadia, Florida, visited about a week with her mother, Mrs. George House… Myrtle Craite was a patient at Littlefork Municipal Hospital and is recuperating nicely at home.
50 years ago
4-H News: The Rainy Lake Rousers had their first meeting with the newly elected officers at the Andre Gouin home. “Welcome” is the word that everybody likes to hear. Especially if you are at a new meeting or a place for the first time. Jennifer Gouin, another new member, joined the club last week. We had a presentation given by Valerie Beck on the do’s and don’ts of safety at home and work. Kent Ettestad gave a demonstration on how to splice wire. Larry Beach gave a talk on some of the guns in his collection. Mrs. Ron Jonson gave out the awards for the projects the members did during the year.
60 years ago
An unidentified object was reported seen in the sky last night by two men walking through the mill parking lot on their way to work about 10:50 p.m. Gerald Forsythe, Rogers Route, and Don Johnson, Ericsburg, said they saw the reddish object moving at tremendous speed in what appeared to be a zig-zag direction. Forsythe said that Johnson watched it for about a minute with him. Then, the object vanished. 70 years ago Captain Ann E. Grazin, sister of Mrs. Donald H. Davison, Loman Route, recently arrived at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from duty at Hickam Field, Hawaii, according to a news release from Travis AFB. Capt. Grazin is a nurse and will be assigned to the Ninth Medical squadron. A graduate of Falls High School and Ancker Training School for Nurses, Capt. Grazin enlisted in the army nurse corps April 16, 1948.
80 years ago
Given a rousing sendoff by the high school band, the V.F.W. color guard and a goodly number of friends and relatives, 17 selectees left from the Community building this morning by bus for the Fort Snelling induction center. The bus in which the Koochiching County selectees departed from here took them to Bemidji where they were joined by the contingent of Beltrami County selectees and went directly to Fort Snelling together. In a ceremony at the selective service board offices, each of the selectees was presented with a gift of a box of stationery and an automatic pencil from the American Legion and V.F.W posts.
Compiled by Catherine Crawford and Marge Veeder. Courtesy of the International Falls Public Library.