10 Years Ago
Oct. 11, 2009-The ICC football team beat Mesabi 26-9. Marcel Pierre scored a pair of touchdowns for the Vikings while Ben Grossell and Marc Plemel each scored one.
Oct. 11, 2009-The Minnesota Crunch opened play in the Crunch Showcase at the IRA Civic Center with a 5-2 victory over Traverse City. Goalie Steph Boemer was strong between the pipes while Eliza Evans, Alie Dorn, Mallory LeSage, Jackie Parvey and Anderson scored the goals.
Oct. 14, 2009-The Rapids girls swimming and diving team beat Cloquet 100-75.
Oct. 14, 2009-The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team upset Wisconsin 1-0. Former Grand Rapids-Greenway players Emily Erickson and Molly Arola played for BSU.
Oct. 14, 2009-The GNK football team downed Duluth Marshall 47-9. Dylan Peterson and Carver Nelson both scored two touchdowns for the Titans while Nick Adams, Adam Mendoza and Billy Gould all added one.
Oct. 14, 2009-The Rapids football team lost to Waconia 36-7. Dustin Britten scored the lone Rapids touchdown
Oct. 14, 2009-In area football action, Esko beat Deer River 26-13 as Lucas Benson and Damon Benham scored for the Warriors. Bigfork rolled over Littlefork-Big Falls 46-6 as Branden Vail scored four touchdowns.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 12, 1994-More than 38,000 rounds of golf were played this year at the Pokegama Golf Course.
Oct. 12, 1994-Northland defeated the ICC football team 24-13. Mike Bergloff and Nielson scored touchdowns for the Vikings.
Oct. 12, 1994-Former Grand Rapids High School star Kelly Fairchild has signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
Oct. 12, 1994-The Rapids girls tennis team fell to Duluth East in the first round of the Section 7AA Tournament by a 5-2 score. Taking wins for Rapids were the first doubles duo of Lindsay Clayton and Molly Jasper and the second doubles team of Lissi Holmstrom and Kate Sherman.
Oct. 16, 1994-The Rapids boys placed first and the Indian girls came in second in the Iron Range Conference Cross County Meet. Rapids boys named All-Conference were Trevor Gorath, Amanuel Kiflu, Josh Bobich and Roger Wasleski. Girls who were All-Conference were Rachel Sackett, Betsy Ralston, Jenny Olson and Janet Adkins.
Oct. 16, 1994-In area football action, Deer River tipped Cook County 23-20 in two overtimes as Jeff DeWitt booted the winning field goal. Virginia topped Greenway 19-10 as Nate Hofer scored the Raider touchdown and Kris McNamar kicked a field goal. Wrenshall beat Hill City 46-0 while Nashwauk-Keewatin topped Ely 21-14 as Eric Gangl scored on a 22-yard run with 20 seconds remaining to break a tie. Bigfork downed Cotton-Toivola-Meadowlands 14-6 as Zach Meyer scored a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining for the winning points.
Oct. 16, 1994-The Rapids football team, behind the hard running of Craig Cint, defeated Moorhead 20-13 to improve to 6-1 for the season. Tom Soltys scored two touchdowns for the Indians while Cint scored one and rushed for 177 yards.
Oct. 16, 1994-The ICC football team blanked Hibbing 29-0 as four different Vikings rushed for touchdowns.
Oct. 16, 1994-The Rapids volleyball team nipped Duluth Denfeld 3-2 as Amie Knutson led the way.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 13, 1969-Two touchdowns by Jay Columbus and another tough defensive game gave the Rapids football team a 14-6 victory over Chisholm. Chuck Vukad scored the Chisholm touchdown.
Oct. 13, 1969-The Itasca Junior College football team beat Golden Valley 26-12. Dave Quesenberry, Jack Perrault, and Dale Johnson scored the Viking touchdowns.
Oct. 16, 1969-Eight Itasca County residents appeared in Grand Rapids Municipal Court on charges stemming from illegal hunting activity.
Oct. 16, 1969-Winners in the annual Grand Rapids Jaycees Punt, Pass and Kick competition were Scott Braiedy, Tom Karges, Lyle Shuey, Donny Lucia, Greg Hagy, and Brian Trygstad.
Oct. 16, 1969-Grand Rapids won the District 28 cross country championship. Don Jepson of Hibbing won the race with Duane Gannon of Rapids in second.
75 Years Ago
Oct. 11, 1944-Plans are already being made by the Grand Rapids Cloverleafs, the local hockey team which made a good record last winter, to put out a stronger team this year. Members of the squad this season include Royal Storey, Willard Patton, Lyle Hodgson, Donald Gusse, Bert Woodall, Larry Doyle, Tom Peavey and Lorin Felver.
Oct. 11, 1944-Grand Rapids High School won another football game, the third in four starts, as it beat Deer River 12-7. Stars for the local team were Tregillis, Sisler and Peabody.
120 years Ago
Oct. 14, 1899-Charley Marr is one of the best hunters and guides in the area.