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Moses Heppner Scores a Double
The accomplishments of Warroad’s Moses Heppner cannot be overstated. After winning the Class A Cross Country State Championship last fall, Moses backed it up this spring with wins in both the 800 and 1600 meter races at the Class A Track and Field Championships held at Hamline University in St. Paul on Saturday, June 6th. His times were 1:55.77 for the 800 and 4:16.17 for the 1600.
His 24 points landed Warroad in a tie with three other schools for 8th place at the tournament. Moses’ time in the 1600 was just shy of the Class A record of 4:15.20 set last year by Donny Waeinger of Winona Cotter.
Congratulations to Moses for a stellar performance.
An Old Swedish Barn
One of the best kept examples of Swedish craftsmanship in the area is Arne and Luella Erickson’s barn. This barn was built in 1908 by Arne’s ancestors who emigrated here from Sweden and, for much of its life, served the usual purpose of a barn, housing cows and horses.
For the recent past, however, it serves its Falun owners as a party barn, the site of birthday, graduation, anniversary or any other sort of celebration. For instance, last fall when some of Luella’s relatives from Sweden visited, Gatzke resident Orlin Ostby brought Pum the ox up to visit and do a photo session with the Swedes. Recently Luella’s grandniece Dayna Rothenbacher elected to have her graduation party in the old barn.
While the interior has been modified for its new purpose, The old wood and old world construction methods are readily observed. The exterior walls were built using upright squared timbers. Ceiling joists are made from logs that were slabbed off on two sides on a sawmill, top and bottom. Squared posts support beams that are similarly done and upstairs in the old hay mow, one can see that the rafters are poles slabbed off on only one side. Rough sawn boards were used for the loft floor and the roof boards.
Luella has a scrapbook that shows the barn used to have the conventional six inch pine tongue and groove siding on its exterior, but it was recently re-sided and re-roofed with painted corrugated steel, red on the sides and green on the roof so the barn looks almost new. The cupola is sided with cedar shakes and the wind vane has the year of construction, 1908, cut into its tail. Swedish words on the front of the barn say “Our Old Farm” in big, white letters.
Enjoy the pictures of the barn and of some of the activities taking place there.
by Rob Crowe
The Colonel, as Jeff Parker is more or less, usually less, fondly called by the Warroad Dairy Queen coffee crew, says that summer will get here on July 17th. John Heneman says you can’t take that to the bank, at least his bank, anyway… Speaking of John, Happy Birthday. He turns over another year on Saturday, the 13th. I’ll probably take the Little Girls over to the Dairy Queen on Monday so he can buy us all sundaes, early lunch you know...
For the “gotta use what ya got” category, Leroy Gross sent over a picture of a tandem hitch of 4-wheelers pulling a field cultivator. It looks like a Ranger and a RZR making the field black somewhere in the Southwest Angle.
If you folks out there have any interesting photos of similar subjects, contact information is in the little blue box at the lower right hand corner of this page. I’m also looking for projects to feature so if you have any you want to have noticed ,or, know of a good one, let me know about it.
Amber the Horse’s owner, Management’s niece Amy, came up for a visit to see Amber and help the Little Girls start preparing for their equestrian activities at the fair. It got pointed out to me right away that I’d been deficient at keeping Amber’s hooves properly trimmed, which I had. Horseman Clayton didn’t have time to come over so I asked the crusty old Norsk at work who he had to trim hooves. He said he usually did it himself but that his son Eric was also good at it. He called Eric on his cell phone on a break and Eric agreed to come up to trim Amber’s hooves on Friday.
A bit later at work the crusty old Norsk came by and asked if Trapper was at home.
I told him, “No, Trapper took my father-in law up to Whitefish Bay for a couple of days.”
“Well,” he said, “if Trapper was there, I’d ride over with Eric tomorrow for a visit. I see you enough here so it isn’t worth it to ride along to see just you!”
The crusty old Norsk doesn’t quite have the put down skill of, say, Duane Comstock or Lawrence Klema, but it isn’t for lack of trying.
Eric did a nice job on trimming up Amber’s hooves. I took a good picture of the Eric, Amber and Amy as you can see above. Unfortunately I did get Mr. Green, Trapper’s ancient Chevy pickup, in the picture, for which I apologize.
Another week in the Great North, see you next week!
News from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Submitted by Mary Leland
Import Requirements for Horses Going into Wisconsin
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has recently been contacted by Wisconsin’s state veterinarian regarding certificates of veterinary inspection (CVI) issued by Minnesota veterinarians. Some CVI’s have failed to meet Wisconsin’s import requirements for horses. Along with a CVI issued by an accredited veterinarian, individual identification must be listed on the CVI and is required for all ages of equine animals going into Wisconsin.
Acceptable forms of identification for equines are:
• Registration number
• Lip tattoo number
• Radio frequency identification chip number
• Complete description of the animal including breed, coloration, and distinguishing markings, all listed on the CVI
• If the animal has no markings, “No Markings” should be written after the color
Accredited veterinarians who issue CVI’s for horses and other types of livestock must be sure that all requirements are met before the animal leaves the state of Minnesota. For Wisconsin import information available 24 hours a day, call 608-224-4879.
Rabies Season Underway
It is rabies season once again, and the Board encourages producers, veterinarians, and pet owners to vaccinate their animals. In addition, animals exhibiting signs of rabies that may have exposed other animals or people should be tested at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL).
Specimens for rabies testing must be relatively fresh with the brain fully intact. Ideally specimens should be kept chilled and not frozen. However, samples that have been frozen can often yield satisfactory results. Whenever possible, specimens should be hand delivered to the lab. If this is not possible, specimens may be sent by a direct overnight delivery service. There is a $25.00 laboratory fee for rabies testing. Please call the VDL at 800-605-8787 for more details on submitting specimens for testing.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Scandinavian Scenes in the Northland
Erecting the Maypole at the Scandinavian Festival in Roseau in 2008
Catherine Ostby and Michelle Larson in Norwegian costume at a wedding.
Greenbush Race Park Results-June 6th, 2009
Modifieds - Feature
Finish Car Driver Hometown
1 96 Paul Engelstad Beltrami , Mn
2 96A Alex Engelstad Beltrami , Mn
3 007 Jason Johnson Karlstad , Mn
4 20X Darian Boyce Winnipeg , Mb
5 19 Blake Borgen Perley , Mn
6 2 Aaron Holtan Newfolden , Mn
7 75 Jamen Foss Greenbush , Mn
8 74 Dustin Wahl Greenbush , Mn
9 22 Mike Tiani Newfolden , Mn
10 21A Joe Chaplinski Middle River, Mn
11 19B Jake Bitker Halstad , Mn
12 16G Gavin Paull Ft Frances, On
13 4N Nolan Olmstead Roseau , Mn
Street Stocks - Feature
1 23B Rick Beier TRF, M
2 24 James Wall Winkler , Mb
3 4 Richard Jacobson Roseau , Mn
4 18B Adam Burrows Fargo , Nd
5 71 Steffen Snare Hallock , Mn
6 25 Ryan Johnson Karlstad , Mn
7 80 Jesse Pederson Winnipeg , Mb
8 88 Sheldon Peterson Trf , Mn
9 76 Jason Babcock Horace , Nd
Pure Stocks - Feature
1 3L Logan Salazar Pembina , Nd
2 81 John & Duray Karlstad , Mn
3 169 Justin Olson Trf , Mn
4 43 Mike & Peterson Lancaster , Mn
5 923 Heath Corneliusen Warroad , Mn
6 99.3 Ed Lehrke Hallock , Mn
7 2L Nick & Linert Badger , Mn
8 49 Don Byfuglein Roseau , Mn
9 17H Kyle Hanson -
Mini Srints - Feature
1 22 Brandon Johnson Holt , Mn
2 40 Michael Schmiedeberg Lake Bronson, Mn
3 9 Dennis Rantanen Thief River, Mn
4 67 Jeramy Swenson Badger , Mn
5 56S Danny Steinmetz Langdon , Nd
6 2 Corey Olson Badger , Mn
7 13 Ben Reese Greenbush , Mn
8 15 Brady Schmiedeberg Lake Bronson, Mn
4 Clinders - Feature
1 13 Michael Wenham Winnipeg , Mb
2 15D Mike Demchuk Winnipeg , Mb
3 K9 Doug Krause Winnipeg , Mb
4 88JR Frank Veert Winnipeg , Mb
5 24 Shawn Klassen Winkler , Mb
6 05 Shannon Gilbertons Thief River, Mn
7 5M Dustin Miller Thief River, Mn
8 24T Tiffany Noreikis Warren , Mn
Midwest Modifieds - Feature
1 71 Dustin Strand Grand Forks, Nd
2 7 Bryce Borgen Perley , Mn
3 17P Rich Pavlicek Casselton , Nd
4 13 Brian Lepier Bemidji , Mn
5 40 Solbolik Patrick -
6 17 Lance Schill Langdon , Nd
7 99 Adam Gajeski Stephen , Mn
8 5R Davy Riopelle Argyle , Mn
9 74 Gary Nelson , Mn
10 33C Christopher Christian Fertile , Mn
11 12 Greg Friestad West Fargo, Nd
12 Z17 Zach Naastad Grand Forks, Nd
13 17E Tony Engelstad Fertile , Mn
14 2 Victor Kaml Greenbush , Mn
15 22 Rod Peterson Thief River, Mn
16 40C Cole Neset Fargo , Nd
17 46 Jason Davis Bemidji , Mn
18 23B Scott Vasichek Michigan , Nd
Greenbush Race Park Schedule
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
(in three languages)
Psalm 23 (King James Version)
A psalm of David.
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Salmenes 23 (Det Norsk Bibelselskap 1930)
1En salme av David. Herren er min hyrde, mig fattes intet.
2Han lar mig ligge i grønne enger, han leder mig til hvilens vann.
3Han vederkveger min sjel, han fører mig på rettferdighets stier for sitt navns skyld.
4Om jeg enn skulde vandre i dødsskyggens dal, frykter jeg ikke for ondt; for du er med mig, din kjepp og din stav de trøster mig.
5Du dekker bord for mig like for mine fienders øine, du salver mitt hode med olje; mitt beger flyter over.
6Bare godt og miskunnhet skal efterjage mig alle mitt livs dager, og jeg skal bo i Herrens hus gjennem lange tider.
Psaltaren 23 (Levande Bibeln)
Den gode herden
1-2Herren är min herde, och därför har jag allt vad jag behöver. Han låter mig vila på gröna ängar och leder mig till källor med friskt vatten.
3Han ger mig ständigt ny styrka till kropp och själ. Han leder mig på rätta vägar och hjälper mig leva efter sin vilja.
4Även om jag vandrar genom dödens mörka dal, behöver jag inte vara rädd, för du finns bredvid mig, och din käpp och stav hjälper mig på vägen.
5Du ger mig god mat mitt framför ögonen på mina fiender, ja, jag får vara din hedersgäst. Du fyller min bägare till brädden, och dina välsignelser flödar över!
6Din godhet, vänskap och kärlek följer mig i hela mitt liv, och jag ska alltid få bo i ditt hus.
Bob, Loralee and Uff-Da open The Shed
Uff-Da the Cocker Spaniel will likely be overseeing things as Bob and Loralee Marvin host the Grand Opening for The Shed on Saturday, June 20th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Bob built The Shed so he could put all the cars he and Loralee have collected over the years under one roof. It is located next to Lake Country Chevrolet and Mike Kvarnlov and crew will be moving the cars in their lot out so the visitors can park there on Saturday.
The festivities at The Shed will take place after the North Country Cruisers' "Motorhead Classic" Car Show in Warroad winds up. The car collection is mostly muscle cars like the Boss 429 and the Z-28 pictured here, which Bob displayed at last year’s Motorhead Classic.
See you there!
Anders Gustafsson Returns
(Note: the concert was subsequently cancelled)
Swedish pianist, Anders Gustafsson, will be giving a concert at 3:00 pm, Sunday July 5th at the Warroad Middle School. Anders, who presents a High energy, varied program for all ages, is a 20-year-old child prodigy from Amal, Sweden. He began his interest in piano at the age of 20 months. At age two he could play simple melodies with both hands. When he was five they discovered his perfect pitch. He has been giving public concerts since the age of 7 as well as TV and radio. He has had more than thirty six national TV appearances throughout Europe.
His most notable concert performance was for the king and queen of Sweden. Anders has worked with other Swedish artists, most recently "Stefan and Krister" in more than 100 productions of their Jubilee Show. He was a guest artist at the 2000 Norsk Hostfest at Minot, ND. This will be an unforgettable show for all ages. It will leave any audience in amazement. Anders, together with the accompaniment of his father, promises to delight every audience. Anders will play everything from boogie-woogie to take offs on classical masterpieces. Anders will play on his back and upside down. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear this fantastic performer.
According to Carrol T. Juven, Anders will render twelve concerts here in the midwest including Mnnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as part of a cultural exchange between Sweden and the USA.
There will be no admission charge (a free will offering will be taken). Arrive early and enjoy a pre-concert "warm-up" by Uncle Ray's Old Timers. Everyone is welcome!
If you have any questions, call Bill Landby at 386-1654.
North Country Cruisers’ "Rappin' Trophy"
Hasso Rathenbacher holds the “Rappin' Trophy", which he conceived and built for the upcoming North Country Cruisers' "Motorhead Classic" Car Show in Warroad. This year’s trophy consists of a cut-off cherry bomb muffler decorated with eight spark plugs that is mounted on a big block Chevy valve cover. On Friday night, June 19, the nastiest sounding Hot Rod in Warroad will win Hasso’s creation.
The Saturday Show will be held near the Veteran's Memorial on Hwy 11 in Warroad. Car registration begins at 10 a.m., "Oldies Music", food vendors, door prizes, engine melt down, trophy presentation, and after-show cruise by the Warroad Care Center.
Picture of the Week
An area railroad is angling NE/SW at this point. Where is this crossing located?
Last week’s barn picture was taken on 320th street just east of Roseau County 13 (in the vicinity of Salol).