15 years ago
Conservation Officer Tales: CO Lloyd Steen seized a live wild blue goose from a home where the woman called her friend and left a message that she intended to keep the wild goose. The problem was the friend’s automated phone message asking her to leave a message wasn’t her friend at all, but rather a friend of the local conservation officer. CO Joyce Kuske had a hunter admit his gun case string had broken and that he had ripped a strip off of his underwear to tie the case closed so he wouldn’t get caught with an illegally cased firearm.
25 years ago
Margarete Kostiuk performed an assortment of patriotic songs on the harmonica during Monday’s Veterans Day program. She was accompanied by Werner Schuschke on the accordion and Superintendent John Fredericksen playing guitar. The performance was part of a Veterans Day program organized by the Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars and presented to students at Falls Elementary, Holler Elementary and St. Thomas School. Right, Molly LaVigne and Elizabeth Holden of Falls High School explain the significance of the Pledge of Allegiance to Falls Elementary School students.
40 years ago
Friends and relatives gathered in St. Thomas Catholic Church basement to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Vince Brunette. Vince and Marge were married October 20, 1941, in Pierz. The event was hosted by Julie Melstrom and Renee Radford, daughters of the couple. Flowers from the garden of Rose Lucachick decorated the gift table, along with the wedding picture of the couple. A floral arrangement from Marie Knudson adorned the guest book table which Aggie Schultz attended. A three-tiered cake, decorated with roses and natural English ivy, a gift from Effie Hanover, was cut by Gloria Gordon and Dorisanne Halvorson and served by Gail Owen and Gail Shipley. A buffet luncheon was served and Marion Johnson and Lucy Buley attended the silver service. Virginia Fults and Mary Johnson served punch. Kitchen helpers and table waiters were: Doris Morff, Marion Lessard, Alice Ditsch, Terri Sontorovich, Rose Nesbitt, and Eloise Scheela.
50 years ago
The first use of the bleached kraft pulp produced in O-M’s new kraft mill began on Sunday, according to Kraft Mill Superintendent Gerry Hutchinson. Pumping of kraft pulp to International Falls began on Wednesday, Hutchinson added. Hutchinson said that when the new facility is fully operational, it will produce some 500 tons per day of fully bleached and semi-bleached pulp – most of which will be used in the mills at Fort Frances, Kenora and International Falls.
60 years ago
County 4-H Club News: The Northome Bridgie Bees met in October at the Gorden Aery home. Officers were elected and new projects were chosen. We have six new members this year. They are Johnny Sweatt, Johnny Winkle, Jean Gustafson, Ardena Aery and Raylene and Darmond Olson. Our new officers are Kenneth Ungerecht, president; Gary Winkle, vice president; Beverly Cook, secretary; Darlene Aery, treasurer; and Dan Lukinbill, reporter. Earlier this month, ten of our members and leaders enjoyed a trip to International Falls to attend achievement night.
70 years ago
John Culbertson and Robert Houska, students at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, left by bus this morning after spending the Armistice Day weekend here with their families…. Mrs. Roy Manley, 807 Second Street, entertained the Bid and Bye Bridge Club Monday evening in her home. Two tables of contract were played with honors won by Mrs. C.E. Lindvall and Mrs. Onni Koski. Mrs. Manley won the keno prize. Luncheon decorations were in a Thanksgiving motif.
80 years ago
Six border residents were among 31 game law violators caught and convicted in one of the biggest round-ups in the history of the conservation department. Most of the violations involved illegal deer hunting and illegal trapping… Another Third Street building improvement got underway today with Joe Bement starting remodeling at the Falls Shoe Service shop. Tony Rizzo, shop owner, said a new and modern front will be installed, in addition to a neon sign. Some interior work for the comfort and convenience of patrons also is planned.
Compiled by Catherine Crawford and Marge Veeder from past editions of the previous newspaper, The International Falls Journal. Courtesy of the International Falls Public Library.