Marilyn Hagerty: Catfish of the Red River relieved fishing tournament has ended

One fish was heard saying to another, “Well, let’s get on to Drayton and Winnipeg – now that we escaped that fishing tournament.”

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — Catfish on the banks of the Red River of the North are feeling a reprieve as they make their way north from the weighing scales in East Grand Forks. One fish was heard saying to another, “Well, let’s get on to Drayton and Winnipeg – now that we escaped that fishing tournament.”

The fish agree that summer is far from over with the events coming up around Grand Forks. After all, River Cities Speedway comes alive on Friday evenings. The farmers market runs every Saturday morning through September. And there’s a family fun night scheduled tonight with a movie at University Park.

Remembering Northwood

They really meant it in 1958 when six graduates of Northwood High School were saying, “I’ll never forget you.”

Right now six of the “Sandbox Gang” from Northwood are back again in their own homes around the country after an early summer gathering. And from her home in Sandown, New Hampshire, Priscilla Sathre Carlson says “next year will be our 65th reunion.”

Members of the Sandbox Gang are Ruth Stamness Thinglestad, Northwood; Becky Bilden Bowles, Manhattan, Kansas; Ruth Ann Halvorson Bjerke, Wayzata, Minnesota; Myrna Johnson Skalaky-Marochke, Pine River, Minnesota; Janice Sandal Daniel, Grandenburg, Kentuckt;and Priscilla Sethre Carlson, Sandown, New Hampshirte.


Band lists 75

“We’ll be back in November. We’ll let you know when and where.”

That’s what Janelle Huber, the director, said at the close of the third concert of the season by the Grand Forks City Band on the grounds of the Myra Museum on Belmont Road. The concert on Thursday was attended by a large audience made up of all ages. They seemed to relish the outdoors, the trees and the blue skies. They sat on blankets and folding lawn chairs.

Seventy-five members were listed in the program for the concert on July 14.

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