March 23, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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  Information for 100, 75, 50 and 25  year news briefs was researched and gathered by Renee Geving and Cec McKeig from Cass County newspaper archives at the Cass County Historical Society.    

100 Years Ago

March 27, 1924

   A marriage license was issued to George Taylor and Charlotte Tucker of Onigum on March 24th.

   G.F. and G.B. Case of Pine Lake worked out at Cyphers the past week for H.V. Norton.

   Miss Grace Struss is employed at the Rex hotel in Federal Dam at the present time.

75 Years Ago

March 25, 1949

   Mr. and Mrs. Gene Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sullivan from Iowa are here. The Simpson Brothers have purchased Sullivan’s Arrowhead Lodge on Boy Lake.

   Lavon Sumption, Sophomore at U of MN spent the weekend with his parents. He was awarded a $200 scholarship from Sears Roebuck.

   Floyd and Fred Borchert, Hugo Lonson, and Monte McKeig attended a show in Cass Lake Sunday night.

50 Years Ago

March 28, 1974

   Ida Tabaka went to Brainerd last Monday to meet her daughter Kathe who came home for the quarter break from St. Cloud State.

   Despite wind chill temperatures of 45 below, Federal Dam men turned out for a cutting bee to help out the Monte McKeig family. Mulligan stew was served by the Federal Dam Café. The McKeig home burned Dec 27. 

   George Young of Hackensack went to St. Cloud on Wednesday where he has employment with a highway construction company.

 25 Years Ago

March 30, 1999 

  Elizabeth Ruth (Clark) Showalter born Sept. 25, 1903 at Blackduck and formerly of Longville, died March 19th.

   June Elaine Aiken, 68, was born March 28, 1929 to Lloyd and Tilly Showalter, and lived in Chicago where she raised a family. She moved back to the family homestead in Longville in 1989.

   Camp Olson received a $1000 donation from the Lions Club. Joe Edwards is a long-time employee of the camp.



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