The Lions Club Roars

The Robbinsdale Lions Club was organized February 28, 1939, with 24 charter members. The first officers included Donald Ruble, president, H. Elmer Westmoreland, Jim Lowe, Arthur Starbird, Orvold Boyum, E. J. Cooper, Ivan Wagner, Clyde Cutter, Thomas Howard, Dick Ude, and John Ellis. One early accomplishment was the erecting of the flagpole on Highway 52…

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September Membership Meeting Notes

MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. About thirty people attended. Secretary Carolyn Lageson highlighted Minutes of the September 13th Board Meeting. President Diane Jacobson McGee reported our membership has grown to 145 members. She also reminded us that dues of $15 could be mailed by check to…

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The Burial of the Village

1938 Many complaints had been received by the Council about the water quality (which was being obtained from Minneapolis) so the Village purchased land from Mrs. Edith Robbins Daniel for $18,000 on July 12, 1937, at 41st and Hubbard. Mass meetings were held and on August 14, 1936, the Village Council (Oscar Johnson, Hess Linderholm,…

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Sonneyson Shows Up

1937 On Memorial Day the Robbinsdale Concert Band paraded in the services at the flagpole on Victory Memorial Drive and in the parade on Nicollet Avenue in new uniforms made as a WPA sewing project. C. I. Hegg was the director. Herman Oliver (H. 0.) (Sonny) Sonneyson came from Duluth to become editor of the…

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Here Comes the High School

1936 It had long been the dream of many citizens to have a high school in the village, but conditions had never seemed right until 1935 when the Federal Government, under its PWA program, added $122,000 (increasing it finally to $135,000) to the $124,000 voted by the taxpayers. Ground was broken in March, 1936, and…

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