History Mystery: Readers answer the call


January 13, 2023

Last week's item, asking for information about the group of cheerleaders at right, yielded results.

Bruce Jutila let us know that the cheerleader at far right was Darlene Rosbacka, who married Bob McDonald, the basketball coaching legend at Chisholm High School. She died in 1997.

Gary Bodie noted Darlene as well; she was his first cousin. He added that the toddler cheerleader, Mary "Buff" Benson, was a classmate who graduated with him in 1966. "I've seen her at class reunions, and her married name is Theunick, and last known lived in the Forest Lake area." Shirley Bodie, the cheerleader rig...

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