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.
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.
The smell of charcoal and the aroma from hot dogs roasting on grills greeted visitors to the Pebble Lake Beach during the 2021 Fourth of July.
Eldon Kratzke’s pride and joy, his 1959 Edsel, was displayed near the south entrance to First Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, when people arrived on June 28 to attend Eldon’s funeral.
Fergus Falls High School graduate Bruce Ritchey, home for a class reunion earlier this month, recalled his senior year in 1965-66 when the junior college (now M State) was located in the south wing of the old high school.
Some people with unique names are never forgotten.
Third base is where the hot corner is located. Any spot on the baseball field can be littered with hard-hit baseballs off the bat, but third base is where those baseballs end up the fastest.
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.