10 Years Ago
Nov. 22, 2009-Rapids eighth grader Solveig Viren qualified for the consolation finals in both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the state Class A swimming and diving meet.
Nov. 25, 2009-The Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey team lost to a good Roseville team 4-0. Lightning net minder Sydney Helmbrecht had 41 saves in the loss.
Nov. 25, 2009-Amanda Arbogast of Virginia was named the All-Iron Range Girls Tennis Player of the Year.
Nov. 25, 2009-Grand Rapids swimmer Solveig Viren earned a third and a sixth place finish in the consolation finals of the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle at the Minnesota Class A Swimming and Diving Meet.
Nov. 25, 2009-The Minnesota Crunch lost to Shattuck-St. Mary’s 8-2. Amanda Kessel had four goals and three assists for Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
25 Years Ago
Nov. 23, 1994-The deer registrations in northeastern Minnesota were down slightly from the 1993 season.
Nov. 23, 1994-Five area cross country runners competed in a six-state regional Junior Olympic meet in Apple Valley and all of them qualified for the National Junior Olympics in Reno, Nev. The runners are Veronica Sackett, Rachel Sackett, Beth Ann Ellingson, Serena Sullivan of Keewatin, and Jenny Olson..
Nov. 23, 1994-Dr. Michael S. Rybak, athletic director and head wrestling coach at Itasca Community College, has been selected to be inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a two-time NAIA wrestling All-American while at St. Cloud State University.
Nov. 27, 1994-The Bigfork High School boys basketball team has been ranked No. 11 among Class A schools by Minnesota Basketball News.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 24, 1969-Unofficial surveys of deer hunting success in this area indicates a sharp drop for the 1969 seasonNov. 24, 1969-The Rapids basketball team overwhelmed Mt. Iron in its season opener 79-34. John King led the Indians with 18 points while Sam Gebhart scored 14, Ron Gauthier and George Jacobson both had 12, and Pat Pollard added 10. Frank Oberstar led Mt. Iron with 18 points.
Nov. 24, 1969-Jay Columbus of Grand Rapids and Greg Risse of Greenway are members of the All-Tri-State Football Team. Earning honorable mention were Mark Wohlrabe, Deer River, Pat Downing, Grand Rapids, Gene Gustason, Bob Lynch and Bruce Ogle, Greenway, and Grant Frashier, Bigfork.
Nov. 24, 1969-Two Itasca State Junior College wrestlers narrowly missed championships in the Bemidji AAU Tournament. Jerry Snetsinger and Al Goeden both wrestled well for the Vikings.
Nov. 24, 1969-The Rapids hockey team pounded Aurora-Hoyt Lakes 11-1. A number of Indians figured in the scoring.
Nov. 24, 1969-Greg Risse, middle linebacker on the Greenway High School football team, has been selected for WCCO Radio’s All-State High School Football Team.
Nov. 27, 1969-The Rapids wrestling team beat Hibbing 30-16 in its first match. Getting pins for the Indians were Curt Johnson, Ken Whitted, Jay Columbus and John Chatley.
Nov. 27, 1969-A meeting was held to form a new sno-mobile club in the Grand Rapids area. Officers for the new Drift Skippers Club are Ken Fideldy, Robert Tobeck, Linda McKinney and Rosetta Stangland.
75 Years Ago
Nov. 22, 1944-Geraldine Rausch was the top women’s bowler for the week with a game of 178. Mrs. V.O. Nordby had a game of 177 while Mrs. Lawrence Mills and Bernice Lofberg both had games of 168.
Nov. 22, 1944-Varying tales are told about the number of deer killed in Itasca County, but the number is obviously far below what the visiting hunters had been led to expect.
100 years ago
Nov. 26, 1919-O.H. Patten is in charge of repair and improvement for School District One and he is planning to make the third floor of the Cohasset School into a gymnasium.
Nov. 26, 1919-Reports that skating on Trout Lake is very good.
120 years Ago
Nov. 25, 1899-The Grand Rapids Gun Club will host a tournament which is open to all comers, Deer River preferred.