LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019
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Posted on 01-10-2019
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROSE URTEL OF WARROAD ARE MONDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS SUNDAY EVENING (5-7 PM) AT THE WARROAD SENIOR LIVING CENTER CHAPEL. ROSE URTEL WAS 94.

THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM FINISHED 3RD (OUT OF 29 TEAMS) AT YESTERDAY’S MEET IN THIEF RIVER FALLS. THAT TEAM INCLUDES TRISTAN ANDERSON, KELSEY BULEY, KYLE BULEY AND CATIE GLODOWSKI. THREE OTHER RAMS’ TEAMS WERE 20TH, 21ST AND 28TH. THE NEXT COMPETITION IS NEXT THURSDAY (January 17) IN BEMIDJI.

THE NORTHERN TOBOGGAN COMPANY HAS A TRADITIONAL SNOWSHOE LACING CLASS SATURDAY (9-4) AT THE WARROAD ELEMENTARY LUNCH ROOM. THE COST OF THE CLASS IS $150. THEY’LL TAKE SIX PARTICIPANTS; CALL 386-6028.

46-YEAR-OLD JESSE JONES OF MENAHGA WAS KILLED YESTERDAY MORNING WHEN THE POLARIS SNOWMOBILE HE WAS RIDING CAME UP OUT OF A DITCH ON HIGHWAY 71 (SOUTH OF MENAHGA) AND WAS HIT BY A CAR DRIVEN BY 30 YEAR OLD ANDREW VAVEREK OF BROWERVILLE. VAVEREK WAS NOT HURT. THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST AFTER SEVEN A.M.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARION LUNDQUIST OF WANNASKA ARE TOMORROW MORNING AT TEN AT RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WANNASKA. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. MARION LUNDQUIST WAS 85.

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR RODNEY OLSON OF ROSEAU ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT FOUR AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. RODNEY OLSON WAS 64.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DARRYL SMITH OF WILLIAMS IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. DARRYL SMITH WAS 79.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH ERICKSON OF ROSEAU ARE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. RUTH ERICKSON WAS 92.

THE UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA/CROOKSTON HAS BEEN RANKED AMONG THE TOP TEN PERCENT “BEST FOR THE MONEY” COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES. U.M.C. WAS ALSO RANKED AMONG THE TOP FIVE PERCENT IN ACCOUNTING, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PLANT SCIENCES MAJORS.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, THIS WEEK, ELECTED JACK SWANSON CHAIRMAN, AND ROGER FALK VICE-CHAIR. THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE, IN RECENT YEARS, ROTATED THAT CHAIRMANSHIP ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, APPROVED A RATE SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR FOR ELECTRIC, WATER AND SEWER (AMONG OTHER THINGS). MAYOR JEFF PELOWSKI SAID THERE WERE NO “SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES” IN THE RATE SCHEDULE FROM 2018.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST WEEK, RECOGNIZED THE CREATION OF NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL. FUNDING FOR BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS WAS DONATED BY ROSEAU’S JIM STORDAHL.

THE U.S. X-C SNOWMOBILE RACING SEASON IS UNDERWAY. GABE BUNKE OF SALOL WON THE FIRST RACE, IN GONVICK, IN MID-DECEMBER. THE NEXT EVENT IS JANUARY 19TH AND 20TH AT THIEF RIVER FALLS, AND A RACE IN WARROAD IS ALSO SCHEDULED. GABE BUNKE SAYS IT’S A LONG WINTER.

A MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING PANEL SCHEDULED THIS EVENING IN ROSEAU HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA AUTHOR PATRICK MADER WROTE A BOOK SEVERAL YEARS AGO CALLED “MINNESOTA GOLD”, ABOUT MINNESOTANS WHO HAVE COMPETED IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES. VOLUME TWO IS IN THE MANUSCRIPT PHASE, WITH PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2020. MADER SAYS MANY OF MINNESOTA’S OLYMPIANS ARE HOCKEY PLAYERS. VOLUME TWO OF “MINNESOTA GOLD” WILL FEATURE DON AND GARY ROSS OF ROSEAU.

A 2019 FARM BILL WAS PASSED LAST MONTH, WITHOUT THE WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR PEOPLE RECEIVING SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE. COLLEEN MORIARTY, WITH HUNGER SOLUTIONS MINNESOTA, SAYS SOME WORK REQUIREMENTS MAKE SENSE; BUT OTHERS, PLACED ON OLDER OR DISABLED AMERICANS, DON’T. MORIARTY SAYS MANY AMERICANS ARE ON THE BRINK OF FOOD INSECURITY.