It’s heartwarming to see that Phelps Mill in central Otter Tail County has almost universal support of county residents when it comes to repairs and maintenance of the historic mill, now 133 years old.
Lee Krueger will be missed.
On Saturday afternoon, May 14, we took a double-decker historic bus tour of Fergus Falls during the 150th anniversary of our community. The bus was on loan from the community of Wahpeton.
Fergus Falls was known as a dry town between 1913 and 1959. If you wanted to purchase a bottle of whiskey or a bottle of another alcoholic beverage, you needed to drive out of town.
It’s always rewarding to look back on the days at Washington Junior High School which stood until the spring 1967 on Cavour Avenue just north of downtown Fergus Falls.
A thanks is in order to each person who reads his or her community newspaper.
A few days ago I shared with area newspaper representatives that, from my perspective, it’s refreshing to cover county government.
Tom Glorvigen, a 1960 graduate of Fergus Falls High School (FFHS), has lived a life filled with adventure, challenges and personal success.
Former Fergus Falls Otter football player Tom Glorvigen, teammate TomGreenagel, long-time fan LeRoy Quernemoen and others never forgot the famous hook and ladder play that won the game for Fergus Falls in the fall of 1957 in Thief River Falls.
Many graduates of Fergus Falls High School (FFHS) attribute success in later life, at least in part, to instructors during their early adult lives. Another contributor to success is support from FFHS classmates who became lifelong friends.
Many Fergus Falls area fans remember the first year of the Minnesota Twins, in 1961. The franchise was previously located in Washington, D.C.
Centenarian Harley Oyloe recalls the many players who came to Fergus Falls from around the United States to play for the town team Red Sox in the late 1940s and early 1950s. They not only were great athletes, but also were gifted individuals who had fulfilling careers.
Dan Sternberg and Kevin Pearson, both teachers in the Fergus Falls Public School system at Kennedy Secondary School, recall a classic basketball rivalry. They point to the 1989-90 season when, as starters, they played for the Otters twice against Staples-Motley.
On Dec. 23, 1966, the night before Christmas Eve, Fergus Falls Otter boys basketball fans packed the old high school gym next to Roosevelt Park. Fergus Falls was the heavy underdog against Moorhead which eventually advanced to the state boys basketball tournament.
Sixty years ago the Fergus Falls Red Sox town baseball team had to wait more than a week to play in the state Class B title game. That’s because rain fell day after day, after Labor Day, at the state tournament baseball field in Springfield, west of Mankato.