25 YEARS AGO

Jim and Cathy Stallard are happy to announce the birth of Jamie Nicole, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 inches long, born today at Grant Medical Center, Vacaville, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Robert Patnaude, a member of the Army Reserve, took part in a multi-force cold-weather exercise in Alaska, "Brim Frost '89," from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.

40 YEARS AGO

A boy was born today at Falls Memorial Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Week, South International Falls.

John Charles Irby, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Irby, 1416 Home Lane, has been awarded a $300 Cum Laude Freshman Scholarship at Moorhead State College for next year.

50 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Claude Dahl was guest of honor at a stork shower on Jan. 30 at the home of Mrs. Edward Ames, 1306 10th Ave.

A boy was born today at Falls Memorial Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lundquist, 7 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces; Norman Allen.

Mrs. Regina Sabourin, who recently celebrated her 92nd birthday at Falls Nursing Home, received letters of congratulations from Sen. Eugene McCarthy and Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag.

Five veteran Mando and MD&W employees have retired. Their employment totals 212 years. Retiring are Victor Kuusisto, Lewei Sickert, Greg Selsaas, Edward F. Chezick and Wasyl W. Bybliw.

60 YEARS AGO

Otis H. Gordon, who served as Koochiching County auditor for 31 years, died just before midnight last night in Falls Memorial Hospital. He had observed his 79th birthday Jan. 2.

A group of neighbors, friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. John Grinsell Saturday evening with a house-warming party upon completion of their new home at 601 10th St.

Mayor Verne R. Larsen of Ranier underwent a tonsillectomy at Falls Memorial Hospital.

International Falls youths Morris Paulson, Roger E. Loveland and James P. Lemieux have been called up to fill Koochiching County's February draft quota and will be inducted into the armed services Feb. 15.

70 YEARS AGO

A son, Wilbur Benedict, was born today at the Laurion Maternity Home to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peterson of Birchdale.

Urban Kerry for the past week has been battling a siege of tonsillitis and influenza.

Monday was Ida Talsness' birthday so her bowling mates helped Ida celebrate the date with a party at the home of Ann Laidlaw that evening.

Tom Johnson, MD&W switchman, who has been off duty the past 10 days, reported for work Monday. Tom suffered an ankle injury some time ago.

Compiled by International Falls Public Library