15 YEARS AGO
Members of the Bronco boys golf team successfully defended their title on home ground Monday at the Bronco Invitational conducted at the Falls Golf Club. Leading the way for the Broncos against the 17-team field was Derek Fisher, who posted a five-over-par 77, followed by Burke Bolstad and Andrew Katrin with 78s, and Matt Loken at an 80, for a team total of 313. That total ties the Broncos’ low total for the season.
25 YEARS AGO
Write-in candidate Cynthia Jaksa and incumbent Susan Boyle both won seats on the Falls School Board, but drew votes from different segments of the district to do it. Jaksa, who was the top vote-getter with 543 votes, received strong support from Falls teachers. Boyle, who garnered 472 votes, said her support was spread among “parents, community people and others concerned about education and the direction the school district should be going.”
40 YEARS AGO
Sgt. Donald Ewald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Ewald, has been awarded the Soldiers Medal, the highest peacetime medal awarded by the U.S. Army. According to the citation, Ewald distinguished himself by heroic actions while performing a free-fall parachute jump at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, in September, 1978. He and another serviceman joined in efforts to save a student parachutist who drifted past her intended drop zone and parachuted into a lake. After plunging into the lake to save the student, they administered mouth-to-mouth and CPR to revive the victim, according to the citation.
50 YEARS AGO
Northome Area Events by Mrs. Henry Elhard:
- Guests at the Skifstad parsonage during the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Lofgren, Juanita and Danny, and Jim Skifstad, of International Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wass and Brian of Fort Frances, Ontario, and Linda Swenning.
- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neary met their son, Bernard, at the airport in Bemidji and had breakfast with him. At noon a huge plane flew over town, causing quite a bit of excitement. Later on, Margaret Praught, Bernard’s aunt, called us and reported that it was he. Bernard is in the U.S. Marine Reserves.
60 YEARS AGO
The final dance of the Rainy Lake Reelers Square Dance Club is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ranier Community Building. Mr. and Mrs. Ensio Kirsila and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartje are in charge of the program and lunch.
- Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ettestad and Bryan, International Falls, were visitors at the E.F. Olmschenk and Henry Ettestad homes. Mr. and Mrs. Olmschenk accompanied them to a visit at the Lloyd Peterson home at Busy Corners.
- Mrs. Donald Dault was guest-of-honor last evening at a surprise pink-and-blue shower at the home of Mrs. William Pavleck, Jr., Fifteenth Street.
70 YEARS AGO
District 4 citizens, in the heaviest vote cast in the last decade, re-elected school directors T. Neil Watson, Ray, and F.A. Hilke, Crystal Beach, for third terms. The voters also gave thumping approval to the proposed construction of a classroom addition.
Compiled by Catherine Crawford
and Marge Veeder