Marilyn Hagerty: Relieved Red River Catfish Fishing Tournament Over – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS – Catfish on the shores of the Northern Red River are feeling a respite as they head north from the scales of East Grand Forks. One fish was heard saying to another, “Well, let’s go to Drayton and Winnipeg – now that we’ve escaped that fishing tournament.”

Pisces agree that summer is far from over with upcoming events around Grand Forks. After all, River Cities Speedway comes alive on Friday nights. The Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning until September. And there’s a family fun night planned tonight with a movie at University Park.

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

Currently, six members of Northwood’s “Sandbox Gang” are back in their own homes across the country after an early summer rally. And from her home in Sandown, New Hampshire, Priscilla Sathre Carlson says “next year will be our 65e meeting.”

The 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, Ky.; and Priscilla Sethre Carlson, Sandown, New Hampshirte.

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

So said Janelle Huber, the manager, at the closing of the Grand Forks City Band’s third concert of the season on the grounds of the Myra Museum on Belmont Road. Thursday’s concert brought together a large audience of all ages. They seemed to enjoy the outdoors, the trees and the blue skies. They sat on blankets and folding garden chairs.

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