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MARILYN HAGERTY: From Green Stamps to ballistic missiles in 196

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Saving stamps from the supermarkets was a way for many people to get Christmas presents for others. Gold Bond stamps were offered in a full-page ad from Miller’s Super Fair. Red Owl’s ad offered a coupon for 100 Three Star Stamps. Piggly Wiggly said, “We give S&H Green Stamps.”
Grandmothers who came visiting during the holiday season often were assigned to pasting stamps in little books. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: GF tree tale reached N.D. Supreme Court in 1961

November 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The saga of the birds in the downtown trees played out 50 years ago between the Grand Forks City Council and Keith Bacon, manager of the Dacotah Hotel.
At issue was the bird droppings along the south side of the building. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: ‘Good old Golden Rule days’ in 1961

September 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lake Agassiz School was new. So was Schroeder Junior High, where there was a three-week delay in opening. With parochial schools reporting, there was a total of 8,443 students in all city schools. Continue Reading