A knock on her door rousted Ruth Carlblom. There was grandson Mark
Carlblom, who lives with her, starting to get the teddy bear out of the coset he
received when Anne Carlson had a locker next to him at Lisbon High School.
He said it should go to some needy children as Anne was doing. Mark was saddened
by her untimely death at 21 years old, Feb. 14th, 2014. He stated she was a great
person in school and out of school. Everyone stated the same thing about the talented
gregarious Anne Carlson. Anne was born June 3, 1992 in Fargo, daughter of Pastor
David and the late Lori (Dahlen) Carlson. Anne was an active member of Standing
Rock Lutheran church in Fort Ransom where her Dad was Pastor and she President
of the Youth Group. She attended Fort Ransom School and graduated from Lisbon
High School class of 2010. She attended U. of Mn., Crookston and Univ. of N.D.
She was a member of Girl Scouts, traveled to Alaska with her troop. They claim while
in the Fort Ransom - Lisbon area, she helped raise half of Ransom County with her baby
sitting. She still found time for music which took her to New York City and Nashville.
She auditioned in Nashville for American Idol. Next was a mission trip to China while
attending the U. of M. Her big smile and bubbly disposition will last in the memories
of those that knew her.
This rover can vouch for her and her beautiful talented Mom, Lori Lynn Carlson,
who passed away from cancer in August, 2010. Lori was only 52 when the Lord decided
he needed her. This left her husband Rev. Carlson Paul and Anne. Lori was a busy
person helping everyone like daughter Anne wherever they were. One time Pastor
Carlson asked this rover if she would come to Fort Ransom with soul mate, the chain
saw. A tree had fallen against their home and clipped some of the wires. Irene steamed
to Fort and the Carlson home and made quick work of the tree. Fortunately, this rover is
tough but could not lift some of the blocks so out comes Lori Lynn. With a laughing jag,
the two women loaded the cut up tree onto the pickup. Anne and Paul were not at home
at the time but where was Rev.? He was loading brush.
Rev. Carlson was this rover’s daughter Evelyn Baasch’s Pastor when the Lord called
her home. He and Pastor Norm were both at the Baasch home the fateful day of the horrible
This rover played for him many years at homes. The last time he was at Beverly Ann
and his health was not gaining so he had to sit and do the great sermon. Next time he was at
Trinity and stated he was retiring and going to live with his Mom in Sioux City, SD. The
loss of Lori, Evelyn and Anne does not seem fair. It tears the heart out of them that knew
them. Then the miss of Rev. Carlson for services at Fort Ransom and homes is a heart breaker.
Sympathy and prayers to everyone beside Rev. Carlson and Paul.
At a future date a memorial service in Fort Ransom will take place. In lieu of flowers,
they would rather have teddy bears for needy children so Anne’s leaving can follow thru with
There was this Teal’s grocery employee hearing this rover looking for something. It
was Stephanie Hanna who can zip around and stated, “I’ll run for you anytime.” and she did.
Thanks for all the working people that are friendly and ready to help.
Ellen Kval of Aurora, Colorado, stepped into light snow melting at 50 some degrees and
motored to see daughter Cheryl. Cheryl works at a business place where she has been fifteen
years or more and knows what computers are all about. Ellen arrived with a box wrapped in a
towel for both to open. Inside was a box of candy and ruggette. Only one person does things
like that and it has to come from Valley News and the rover. Ellen keeps busy with books and
what not plus steams out and visits or keeps the telephone hot. Hearing from them is like a
quick greening of a parched desert under a sudden rain. Thanks!
There is this single guy, Leon Peterson, and you would know him anytime besides being
friendly has whiskers he keeps forever. He visited this rover in the grocery store and it was a joy.
I’ll be glad when this cold winter is over, claims JoAnn Erickson, a cousin living in Minneapolis,
MN. She slipped to California and joined daughter Kathy for a five week jaunt down the coast.
She stated she did not realize there was so much to see. She had a rotator cuff in her shoulder
which put her doing a lot of exercise to get it back on kilter. She is the daughter of Ted Hoaby’s
twin sister Clara, both to a better world but we miss Ted’s fiddle playing. He could follow any
tune being played. His sis lived in Fargo with hubby and one child JoAnn came into this union.
Thank you to the Lundy-Slettlends for the Happy Valentine picture of two gorgeous youngsters,
Emery - 5, and Ivan - 2. This rover remembers their Mom when she would zip down the valley to
this rovers. Mary and Cindy both came with smiles and a happy mood. Norann and Ernie Carter
raised the two girls and the Valley attracted them. Cindy Prochnow lives in Wahpeton with her
nine youngsters, one married in February,
There was Pastor Swanhome zipping into the Vet’s home, Parkside, LAHS and Beverly Ann
with great sermons and songs as this rover hit the keys. He does a good smiling job and it is
thanks to him and all the residents that come.
Veteran’s home was aglow Sunday and here comes Don with his usual candy, Carol and
her great smile, the Knapps with their usual work load, plus a lot of other residents. Then our
Pastor Danielson of the Fort Ransom churches zipped in singing his heart out as well as Maryann
Bartle with her guitar and diong a solo. It was all great. Then Ruth Carlblom gave the Pastor
the teddy bear Mark Carlblom received while in school with our Anne Carlson who perished.
Mark decided it should go to a needy person like Anne would have done. He had a locker next
to her in Lisbon High School and stated she was a great gal.
Cheer all year from the Hansen family Duf, Arleene, Leene and Andrew. Thanks!
You meet a lot of friendly people when you hit for town and things going on. There was
this gal Tracy Bergeman who has five youngsters, lives on a farm, works at the Veteran’s home
for the past 3 years and has a job at Sodbusters helping make pies right out in the open with a fire.
Then she makes fancy dresses like they have in England’s queen get up with all the ruffles,
hoops and what not. They are gorgeous. Besides she is a fun gal to be around.
There he was walking into the gym at school to be on tap for the Oliver Twist show with
the fourth graders and speaking to all he knew including this rover even at a distance. This is
Rodney Olson, father of the cheerful chiropractor Chad Olson. Chad and his billowing smile
and happy greeting gives you a heart lurch same as his Dad. Keep it up as the world does not
have enough of that.
“Grams, you laughed and the show wasn’t really that funny.” stated Dexter Hoenhause
in the Oliver Twist Musical Adaptation Friday evening. Irene thought some parts were hilarious
but this rover is one who in the first grade sat in the corner for her giggling and laughing. If the
teachers had kept her busy enough, she would not have had time to waste laughing. She sat and
taught second graders phonics while she was a first grader in the Owego school in the sand hills.
Now back to the wonderful Oliver Twist show. How can teachers keep this maybe 50 some kids
right where they are suppose to be? It is a miracle when this rover has as many as eight coming
in and what a fiasco. The show was great and the kids a talented bunch. Thanks to all that had
anything to do with it even if Dexter felt she should not have found it funny. It takes work on the
teachers part and the kids as well, they are all gems.
There are snakes around and most are non-poisonous. Two men out in the Hoenhause pasture
hunting. One got bit by a snake, the other hurried to the doctor to see what could be done. Doc stated,
“Cut a small ‘x’, suck the poison out and spit it out.” The guy went back to his bitten friend.
“What did the Doc say?” “He says you’re gonna die.” It is best to stay clear of snakes this rover
has no trouble even when the kids come carrying them. My Dad Ted Hoaby chewed snuff. He
would grab a snake, put his thumb behind their neck, give them a taste of snuff. In a few minutes
they were dead. This rover was in Fargo with a show and there this guy had a tub of huge snakes.
He was asked what he did when necessary to annihilate them. He did not know. Then he got the
info on the snuff remedy to put them out of their killing rein -- forever.
Linda Schielderup and hubby of Moorhead are busy in their world. She heads for therapy, then
blood pressure program, turns 66 February 28th, does communion cups for her church and off they go
singing with their group which a Pastor is part of it and his wife is the piano player. They steam off
to many homes. Congrats Linda on your big day. She has a sis in the hospital so its prayers to her.
Leonard News by Joan Blegen
Roger and Virginia McDonald visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on Saturday afternoon, February
Carol Olson visited briefly at the home of Hubert and Joan Blegen Friday morning, February 21st.
Virginia Westman, West Fargo, visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on Wednesday afternoon, February
Carol and Ernie Olson were treated to a supper at a local restaraunt to help them celebrate their
40th wedding anniversary on Friday evening, February 21st. Helping them celebrate were their family.
Amy and Al Johnson, Megan and Emily, West Fargo and David and Lisa Olson, Trevor and Colt.
Heidi and Randy Denzel, Ramie, Ry and Rayne, Dalton, MN went to Mexico on February 13th
for a weeks vacation. They had a pizza dinner with several extra trimmings delivered to their parents
Hubert and Joan Blegen on Valentine’s Day at noon. The Denzels returned home Thursday, February
Don Westman, West Fargo, called on Hubert and Joan Blegen on Saturday, February 22nd.
Lloyd Anderson, West Fargo, visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on Sunday, February 23rd.
Hubert Blegen and his grandson, Hank Blegen were honored at a birthday supper at a cafe in
Fargo on Monday evening, February 24th. Helping them celebrate were their family, Joan Blegen,
Heidi and Randy Denzel, Ry and Rayne, Dalton, MN and Harley and Michelle Blegen, Hayden, Chris
and Cody and Hope Axvig, West Fargo. Two members of the Blegen family were unable to attend.
They were John Blegen who is in Denver, Co. working as an Engineer for EPC Oil Pumping Station
and Ramie Denzel who is in Montana working as a guide for goose hunters. Hubert’s birthday was
February 25th and Hank’s was February 16th.