1961: Spirit Lake Man Dies In Gas Station Mishap

A Spirit Lake man died in a tragic gas station mishap in 1961.

1940: Area Farm Youth Dies In Corn Bin

Jerry Bueltel died tragically in 1940.

1986: The Space Shuttle Program Is Dangerous

Thom Schrantz criticized the shuttle program in 1986, following the Challenger tragedy.

1961: Blinding Snow Leads To Tragic Car Crash

Blinding snow led to a fatal car crash, which tragically killed Dorothy Dickman in 1961.

1986: Shuttles Are Only Modern-Day Thrill Rides

This 1986 editorial is quite critical of the space program, following the Challenger disaster. This is the last locally-written piece about the disaster I found; we are now back to our regularly-scheduled programming.