Listen to the Weekly Radio Readings by Sheila Winstead, RCHS Board Member
Recorded August 2018
August 5 A lot of people came to see the Roseau County Museum’s exhibit at the county fair where the museum had a display of medical equipment and posters telling about some of the doctors that worked in Roseau. One person who had taken a good look at the exhibit stopped at the table where I was sitting that afternoon and we talked about some of her own memories of medical care.
Shirley Welin Lenius will soon be 80 and was visiting from Duluth. She grew up around these parts and at age 10 she found she had to have her appendix out. She was taken to the Budd Hospital, a nice brick building you can still see north of the highway as you come into Roseau from the west. She remembers that she knew that the new hospital had an elevator and she was excited to think of having a ride in that elevator.
August 12 A collection of storm stories from the Greenbush Centennial Book.
August 19 A story about Pohlitz from the Roseau County Heritage book published in 1992. Wayne Trangsrud, Pohlitz Township Clerk at the time the book was being written, submitted this history of that township.
Pohlitz was organized on January 17, 1895. The first officers were William Ripenbark, chairman; Fred Andol and Peter Christenson, supervisors; Robert Reed, clerk; M. Dammen, Treasurer; A. Hams, assessor; William Ripenbark and William Schmidt, justices; and John Andol and Ole Norton, constables. Pohlitz is the name of the place that William Schmidt came from in Germany. Being he was one of the first to come here they chose that for the name of the township…
August 26 A story from a family history written by Marcella Eklund Woidtke about her mother, Emily Erickson’s family. Emily’s mother Mathilde, was the second wife of her father, Arne Nelson. His first wife, mother of his son Cambel, had died from typhoid fever just a few months after the birth of her son. While Arne made a living, Cambel stayed with Arne’s mother and Arne’s niece Nilla for the first few years of his life. When Nilla got married, Cambel went with her until Arne married Mathilde, a half-sister of Nilla. Both Arne and Mathilde had claimed homestead property in Moose Township, north of Badger, Minnesota. The small house Arne had on his land contained no furniture so they were unable to live in the house, so they stayed with a neighbor, Joe Fiske on the Arne Bolme place.
Thank you to for letting us share the history of our county with your listeners.