Dear Dave,

Cookie day in Lincoln Park is a thing of the past. I am so glad you and Kathy were here to help engineer it! Now we are moving on with some of the best days of summer ahead.

There’s a City Band concert Thursday evening from the gazebo near the Myra Museum. And Cats Incredible is coming up this weekend with fishing teams launching from LaFave Park in East Grand Forks.

Then there are class reunions. Among them this weekend is Central High School’s Class of 1964. There’s a 50th reunion listed for Red River and Grand Forks Central graduates at the Ramada. And there’s a whopping big reunion for the final 1969 class of St. James High School taking place.

The Kegs Drive-In, 901 N. 5th St., will get a workout with all the reunions coming up. That’s where memories of high school flow for so many.

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Wraps on SPA

I’m not sure where you are now. I think you are enjoying some time at Bemidji. That’s cooler than your retirement home in Florida.

Your son, Rich McFarlane, and all the leaders of SPA are putting the wraps on another great season. “Tuck Everlasting” finishes up tonight in the Red River Performance Hall.

There’s still time to take in the musical at Frost Fire Theatre near Walhalla. “Life Could Be a Dream” closes after the show July 31.

You better hang around here in the land of green fields and blue skies. Florida can wait.

Best regards,


P.S. You must have been around here in 1964 when Central High School held graduation. Well, they are holding their 55th reunion this weekend. It’s beginning with a meet-and-greet event Friday afternoon . They will huddle for shade under the No. 2 Riverside Park Shelter. They’ll be at the Hilton Garden Inn that evening. They will do lunch Saturday at the Kegs and then finish off the day at King’s Walk Golf Course and grill.

Making things happen are classmates Jan Fetsch, Erik Fritzell, Sharon Gustafson, Carolyn King, Bill Marti, Duane Rey and Jerry and Joan Reinhardt.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at or by telephone at (701) 772-1055.