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Spring Concert at the Roseau Elementary

        Helen Lunos directed the fourth graders and Bonnie Wensloff directed the fifth and sixth grade as they performed on Thursday, May 14th at the Roseau School Theater. The performances were celebrations of American legends such as Casey Jones, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane. Though Lunos and Wensloff are music instructors, the performances were more in the nature of musicals rather than simple choir concerts.
       picture Lunos played the keyboard and directed the fourth graders through a musical drama about a group of students that worked to save an old steam locomotive from the scrap yard and straighten out their town government officials. The legend in this case was the legend of Casey Jones and old steam locomotive Number Nine. The well done drama included a nice solo number from Eric Swanson. 
After the fourth graders saved the locomotive and cleaned up the town government, Wensloff brought out the fifth graders to perform a dance number and recite the legend of Davy Crockett among other things.
Wensloff used pre-recorded music as she directed the students. After the fifth graders finished, the sixth graders came onstage and performed ballads about Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill and his love for Slewfoot Sue. Alyssa Crowe then cavorted around the stage, singing the story of Calamity Jane. Next came a recitation of the legend of John Henry and the group finished up with the northern hero, Paul Bunyan. This ballad featured a group of  sixth grade lumberjacks dancing to a song about love for pancakes.
The teachers and students are to be commended for a fine 2009 Spring Choir Performance. 



Southwest Angle  

by Rob Crowe    


I’ve never had much experience with raising tulips so it’s been interesting watching the little patch of tulips by the door of the house. I noticed that they were ready to bloom and was anxiously waiting for the event, but then came the snow. As can be seen in the picture, they picturepretty much keeled over so I figured they were done for.  Not so, I found out. With warmer weather, the flowers raised themselves up off the ground and started opening and looking pretty good. A day or so later came another frost and the flowers again laid on the ground.
Again, with the sun, they rose up and are looking good again.

       I’ve also started working up the garden plot. Trapper’s 4020 is hooked up to the bale shredder and unavailable so I had to get out the little Cenex tiller and churn up the soil. It looked pretty good, until the snow. Not much use in planting in the ice, so that will wait for the sun to take control. We’ve been picking up seeds over the last several weeks and Alyssa is shelling out some of last years beans to experiment with. We also have a well filled out ear of multi-colored Indian corn we’ll plant along with some new corn. I extended the boundaries of the garden since we all had so much fun with it last year. By the way, if you need some potatoes, contact Ms pictureToyota, she’s trying to clean out her potato cellar.

I figure that summer is coming every year when I see the cowslips blooming and last week I finally saw some in the ditch on a road south of Roseau.  Warmer days will be here within days, count on it.

picture Trapper bought a solenoid for the Michigan loader last week and I installed it so it now starts with a simple push of a button. Ms Toyota is champing at the bit to get it stuck in the cow lot so will keep you posted on her success.

Trapper has started his annual trekking to Whitefish Bay in search of monster trout. Will keep you posted as to his success.

Hopefully, we’ll see the army of tractors and seeders hit the fields this week.

Another week in the Great North, see you next week!


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Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex Event

    The Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex will be hosting a .22 rimfire silhouette match and a .22 game trail event on Saturday, May 23
rd.  This event is open to anyone wanting to have great afternoon.  Registration will start at 12:30 and the shooting starts at 1:00 pm. 

   picture 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!

    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 have one.  Shells will be available for sale at the range.  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!

   To facilitate setup and safety, the range will be closed to open shooting after 11:00 am on Saturday, May 23rd. 


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Minnesota State True Team    

        Section 8 A - Track & Field Championship 

International Falls, Minnesota - 5/6/2009    

                Team Rankings

Male Team Scores 

        1                      Roseau  Roseau                                           511.5

        2                      West Marshall*                                           475 

        3                      International Falls                                     451.5      

        4                      Warroad                                                        349.5

        5                      Deer River/Northland War Eagle     298.5

        6                      Lake of the Woods/Rainy River* 293 7 Bgmr/Freeze 162 8 Northome-Blackduck 155 9 Bigfork 141

Female Team Scores

1 Warroad 443.5 2 International Falls 440.5 3 Roseau Roseau 438 4 West Marshall* 434 5 Deer River/Northland War Eagle 278.5 6 Lake of the Woods/Rainy River* 229 7 Bgmr/Freeze 207 .5 8 Bigfork 193 9 Northome-Blackduck Bulldogs* 172

Lion’s West Marshall Invitational

May 8, 2009

    Girl’s Scoring Summary

        1              Crookston                                    159

        2              East Grand Forks                        128

        3              Roseau                                         88

        4              Warroad                                       82

        5              West Marshall                             57

        6              BGMR/Freeze                           34

        7              Red Lake County                       33

        8              Lake of the Woods                    17

        9             Grygla-Gatzke                             3

        10           Clearbrook-Gonvick                   3

        11          Climax-Fisher/SH                       0

    Boy’s Scoring Summary

         1 Roseau                                                 222

        2 West Marshall                                      139

        3 East Grand Forks                                 59

        4 Warroad                                                47

        5 Crookston                                             39

        Lake of the Woods                                  31

        7 Clearbrook-Gonvick                             29

        8 Red Lake County                                 17

        9 BGMR/Freeze                                     17

        10 Grygla-Gatzke                                     7

        11 Climax-Fisher/SH                               2

Roseau Lion's/AJ Kramer Meet - 5/11/2009
Women - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
1) Warroad                                                 172        
2) Roseau                                                   159
3) BGMR Freeze*                                    10        
4) Lake of the Woods/Rainy River        80
5) Thief River Falls                                  75.50     
6) West Marshall*                                    62.50
7) Grygla-Gatzke                              	      13
Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
1) Roseau                         			 242        
2) West Marshall*                	   	     160
3) Thief River Falls              	    		82        
4) Warroad                        	      		  78
5) Lake of the Woods/Rainy River        61        
6) BGMR Freeze*                  		  35
7) Grygla-Gatzke      				      9


Area High School Box Scores



5/8/2009  Warroad              7       BGMR                    9

5/9/2009  Roseau                12     Warroad                  11

5/9/2009  Roseau                20     BGMR                    2

5/9/2009  Warroad              11     KC-L                      0

5/11/2009 Warroad              4       Bemidji                   3

5/11/2009 Warroad              3       Bemidji                   5

5/12/2009 Warroad              2       Crookston               7

5/16/2009 Roseau               3       BGMR                    2


5/8/2009  Roseau                  1       New Ulm Cathedral               11

5/9/2009  Roseau                  10     St Paul Academy-Summit          4

5/9/2009  Roseau                  3       Jordan                                     12

5/9/2009  Warroad              3       Northern Freeze                         7

5/9/2009 Warroad               8       Red Lake Falls                             9

5/9/2009  Warroad              11     EGF                                           1

5/11/2009 Warroad              4       Red Lake Falls                             3

5/12/2009 Warroad              4       EGF                                           3

5/12/2009 Warroad              4       Sacred Heart                               7

5/14/2009 Warroad              7        Littlefork-Big Falls                    5

5/14/2009 Roseau               1         BGMR                                   4


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Greenbush Race Park Schedule


pictureMay 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 6, 2009 Midwest Mod Special $500 to win $100 to start(All Classes)

June 13, 2009 Central Boiler NLRA Late Model Special ( No M,4)

June 20, 2009 Roseau County Coop Races Plus Lawn Mower Races( All Classes)

June 27, 2009 Budweiser NOSA Outlaw Sprint Special (No M)

July 3, 2009 Winnipeg Super Truck Special, Lightning Sprints Vs.Greenbush Outlaw Mini Sprints Special,& King of the Ring Truck Demo (No MM, Streets)

July 4, 2009#16 Chad Olson Memorial Mini sprint Vs. Lightning Sprint $1000 to Win Special(No MM)

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 8, 2009 Brodin sheet Metal Fan Appreciation Jam The Stands Night ½ Price adult tickets

August 15, 2009 Races Plus King of The Ring Car Demo(No 4, MS)

August 22, 2009 Sheldons Used Auto Parts Street Stock Special $500 to Win $100 to Start(All Classes)

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


April Weather in May


    The fact that weather controls much of our outdoor activities was underscored by what one didn’t see this past week. As seen in the picture, the fields were empty and on the Saturday fishing opener, snowy conditiones ensured that the anglers weren’t out en-masse, at least at the Point in Warroad where a total of four boat trailers were seen in the parking lot in the afternoon where one would expect many more.  Reports were that ice could still be seen on some sections of the Lake of the Woods. One fishing picturepictureboat stationed itself just off the shore in front of the Trading Post. On the positive side, one angler reported that walleye were in abundance on the Baudette end. Touring the countryside, one sees that some cornfields still haven’t been harvested. Close pictureinspection reveals that the kernels are dropping off the ears so the yield will not be high. Evidently the deer are feeding well so all is not lost. April weather in May is not welcome, but what can a body do except wait?


Picture of the Week

Odd sight, but where in the Southwest Angle can one see a dragline boom sticking out of the water of a pond?

Last Week's picture was taken of the corner of the Pizza Ranch in Roseau. Like me, you may have looked at the building many times and never seen the skull and horse collar.