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Don & Sylvia Olson Memorial Scholarship

Board Member Holly Haugen presented the 2023 Don & Sylvia Olson Memorial Scholarship to Brooklyn Broadwell & Jack Rosendahl.

Don L. Olson graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937. When he was discharged from the Army in 1945, he returned to Thief River Falls and began his accounting service. In 1949 he became affiliated with Thief River Falls Radio. He broadcast Region 8 hockey and the state hockey tournament for over 30 consecutive years. He was known as "Mr. Hockey" in Region 8. He also broadcast or was Color Man for Lincoln High School football, basketball and baseball. It can be safely said that he was one of the Prowler’s most faithful and avid fans throughout his lifetime. He retired in 1982 and after fighting Parkinson’s disease and cancer, he died March 21, 1992.

A scholarship has been established in his memory.

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