Monthly Archives: December 2001

Little Falls native victim in double homicide

Theodore “Ted” Bieganek, 68-year-old, and wife Angeline Bieganek, 64-year-old, were the victims of a double homicide Christmas Eve.The couple was found shot to death in their bed at their home, just off Highway 371, north of Brainerd. The Crow Wing … Continue reading

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Crash car grabs attention of youth

The MN State Patrol, working with MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) and the Little Falls Radio Station, recently conducted a “drinking and driving” awareness presentation at Coborn’s Superstore in Little Falls. In addition to a crash-car display—preserved from the scene … Continue reading

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It’ll be his first New Year’s Eve

Thomas George Kula will celebrate his first New Year’s Eve Monday night. Thomas was born Jan. 2, 2001 in Little Falls and was the first boy born in 2001 at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. His parents are Tony and Val Kula. … Continue reading

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Randall man arrested in connection with St. Cloud shooting

On Dec. 14, officers from the Central Region of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force arrested an individual in Morrison County in connection with a shooting in east St. Cloud on Sept. 13. Investigators arrested Demetrius Allan Martin, 19, Randall, on … Continue reading

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Pierz drops first game in C-I boys tourney

The Pierz boys dropped two games last week, losing by one point to Eden Valley-Watkins and losing by six points to Crosby-Ironton in the first round of the C-I Holiday Tournament Thursday.The two losses gives the Pioneers a 2-5 season … Continue reading

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Little Falls wins opener in own hockey tournament

Little Falls won the opening round of its own hockey tournament Thursday night.The Flyers defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3-1.In the two other first-round games, Jamestown, N.D. shutout Bagley 6-0 and Benson-Morris beat Fairmont 4-1.The Flyers played Jamestown Friday and played … Continue reading

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Little Falls girls lose opener in GR Tournament

Little Falls was shutout in the opener of the Grand Rapids Rendezvous girls hockey tournament Thursday.The Flyers were shutout by Eveleth-Gilbert 12-0.In other tournament games, Duluth East edged Park Rapids 4-3, Grand Rapids handled Superior, Wis. 8-1 and Proctor shutout … Continue reading

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Pierz girls fall to Blue Earth Area in first round of Jackson Tourney

Pierz, in the first round of the Jackson County Central Christmas Tournament, fell to a powerful Blue Earth Area team 59-48.“We played a good game against a very good team. Shannon Schonrock, who is being recruited by the University of … Continue reading

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Caroling—the tradition lives on

The old-time tradition of Christmas caroling from house-to-house, for friends, neighbors and others, has not vanished completely. For several Little Falls residents, it’s become one of the most anticipated events of their holiday season.It began when members of the McClain … Continue reading

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Local airman reflects on this time of war

(Pictured is Eric Hanson, second from left, along with his mother Mary Beth, chiding his brothers Brady and Kyle for trying to beat their grandmother, Lenore Hanson, in cribbage. Staff photo by Joyce Moran)Eric is the eldest of Mary Beth … Continue reading

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