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High Water to the North
Were one to stay south of Roseau, it would be easy to think the spring high waters were over. A trip up 89 to Ross changes that perception where as of April 25th the Roseau River was about a mile wide. Along County highway 310 directly north of Roseau, one would encounter three miles of seeming causeway. Thousands of waterfowl could be seen enjoying the situation, however the human inhabitants were manning the pumps along their dikes to lower the water levels.
Resident Rich Coffman, who lives on 370th Avenue along the new diversion ditch, says that the water level finally started dropping by midweek. “I moved here in 1983 and we didn’t have any flooding until 1996,” he stated, “since then, it’s flooded every year.”
Three miles north of Roseau where 340th street crosses the river, it is well within its banks. The affected area is along where Hay Creek, Mud Creek and Pinecreek flow into the Roseau river which may have some bearing on the situation.
by Rob Crowe
Roy and his 185 Allis
By Rob Crowe
was a product of a small town in north central Minnesota. The
town’s name is insignificant except to its residents; it could be
any small rural Minnesota town. His name really should have been
Toriseva, but sometime in the past it had been changed to something
more Scandahovian, a common one, the Baptist with a son attached.
Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex Event
The Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex will be hosting a .22 rimfire silhouette match, a .22 game trail event, kids airsoft and a membership drive at the range on Saturday, May 9th starting at 1:00 pm.
The .22 silhouette shoot consists of 10 shots each at chicken, pig, turkey and ram steel silhouettes from 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, respectively. Each group of 5 silhouettes is shot from 4 positions – standing, kneeling, sitting and prone.
The game trail consists of 12 small animal targets situated in the brush and trees along a walking trail. The hunter walks with a guide and has to spot and shoot the targets safely. The key is safety so watch out for Elmer Fudd!
At the airsoft range, kids will learn safety first and then be able to shoot. An adult will be supervising the event at all times. All airsoft guns, ammo and eye protection will be provided by the club.
All you’ll need to participate in the .22 events is a .22 rimfire rifle, a couple of boxes of shells, ear protection & eye protection. Plenty of help is available for beginners and safety is stressed. You can borrow a .22 if you don’t bring one. Shells will be available for sale at the range. Come and see what it’s all about and, if you like what you see, you can join in. To cover costs, there is a $5.00 fee for members and a $7.00 fee for nonmembers for the silhouette shoot and a $2.00 member fee and a $4.00 nonmember fee for the game trail. Come out and have fun!
Immediately following the shoots (app. 5:00 pm) we are having a burger and brat feed. You don’t have to participate in the shoots to eat. The meal is free to all members and available to non-members for $5.00 each. Membership applications will be available throughout the day so, if you join, you eat free! Buy a family membership and you AND your family (under 21) eat free. What a great way to support the club while saving a little money. Join us for a bonfire after cleanup. Bring your lawn chair and help us close out a great day.
To facilitate setup and safety, the range will be closed to open shooting after 11:00 am on Saturday, May 9th.
Wanted—Single Row Potato planter. Contact Danny Dybedahl -424-7230
For Sale—Big Round Bales Second, Crop Alfalfa. Contact Ms Toyota -689-4841
Benefit for Kodiak's Mom
On Sunday, April 26th, the Warroad Eagles Auxiliary #4195 held a benefit for Deb Nelson at the Warroad Eagles Club. Deb lost her son Kodiak and home in a fire last winter.
Along with the Spaghetti and meatballs meal, meat raffles were also available. Thrivent Financial was also a sponsor for the event. Here are some pictures from the fundraiser.
Area Box Scores
4/16/2009 Roseau 3 Grand Forks Red River 4
4/16/2009 Warroad 3 Grand Forks Red River 5
4/17/2009 Roseau 3 Deer River 8
4/18/2009 Roseau 4 Orono 10
4/20/2009 Warroad 15 Red Lake Falls 13
4/21/2009 Roseau 2 Warroad 12
4/23/2009 Warroad 11 Crookston 3
4/23/2009 Roseau 2 TRF-Goodridge 3
4/24/2009 Roseau 6 B-C-G 0
4/24/2009 Warroad 16 LOW-RR 5
4/27/2009 Warroad 12 TRF-Goodridge 1
4/28/2009 Roseau 8 Crookston 4
4/13/2009 Roseau 2 B-GB-MR 8
4/16/2009 Warroad 3 TRF-GG 8
4/17/2009 Roseau 10 Crookston 5
4/17/2009 Roseau 15 Crookston 11
4/18/2009 Roseau 9 Pelican Rapids 1
4/18/2009 Roseau 6 Frazee 4
4/21/2009 Roseau 2 International Falls 6
4/21/2009 Warroad 5 LOW 4
4/21/2009 Warroad 2 LOW 9
4/24/2009 Roseau 5 TRF-G-G 0
4/27/2009 Roseau 1 LOW 4
4/28/2009 Warroad 8 Crookston 4
4/28/2009 Warroad 1 Crookston 3
Greenbush Race Park Schedule
May 9, 2009 Test & Tune (Weather Permitting)
May 16, 2009 Season Opener Shootout (All Classes)
May 23, 2009 Ed's North Country Meats Pure Stock Special (No 4)
May 30, 2009 Races Plus King of the Ring Full Size Car Demo(No S)
June 13, 2009 Central Boiler NLRA Late Model Special ( No M,4)
June 27, 2009 Budweiser NOSA Outlaw Sprint Special (No M)
July 5, 2009 Rain Date 3:00PM
July 11, 2009 Agassiz Insurance Midseason Championships(All Classes)
July 18, 2009 Wikstrom's Baker Cup Modified Special (No 4)
July 25, 2009 Border State Bank NOSA Outlaw Sprint Special (No MM)
August 1, 2009 Life Care Medical Center Regular Race (No PS)
August 15, 2009 Races Plus King of The Ring Car Demo(No 4, MS)
August 29, 2009 Regular Races (All Classes)
September 5, 2009 Midwest Modified Special $500 to win $100 to start(All Classes)
September 6, 2009 Track Championships Plus Powder Puffs & Mechanic Races(All Classes)
September 7, 2009 Rain Date 3:00PM
Track Meet Results
(Submitted by Rick McBride)
Crookston VFW Track Meet
Hamline Elite Meet
Warroad Knights of Columbus “Frostbuster”
4 x 800 Meter Relay 1st (Moses Heppner, Tai Larson, Joey Olson, Solomon Heppner)
With the snow cover gone, the animals are seen daily nourishing themselves in the fields
Grunig Auction ends Era in Badger
Even a newcomer driving by on County 26 could tell that the Grunig place was different than the usual Roseau County farm. On Saturday, April 25, the equipment on the Grunig Farm was sold at auction, ending an era. Many of the auction goers had worked for the Grunigs an had stories to tell. Dieter Grunig and daughter Gabriele came over from West Germany several decades ago, bought up some farms and started up several different agricultural enterprises over the years. Here are some pictures taken on auction day.
Picture of the Week
This little prayer chapel graces one of the rural cemeteries. Where is it?