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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

04 November 1992

1892 - 100 years ago

Stephen is now in a greater dilemna than ever. They criedfor drainage, which they are getting, but the difficulty now which presentsitself is, that the town will have no water in the river as soon as thecanal is completed and a dam must be built across the river in order thanthe very essential article, water, can be had.

Charlie Clark, who has been at work on the Enterprise thepast summer, will now hold down a case on the Leader, at Stephen, the samehaving been purchased by his father, A. J. Clark.

For the benefit of the laboring classes we would statethat 150 men are watned at conce at Stephen to work at ditching. Price $1.40per day. The contractors name is A. C. Rhinehart.

A lady carried $216 in silver to a city bank remarkingthat now the repeal law had passed she thought it would be as safe in thevaults as in her stocking.

1942 - 50 years ago

John Lang of the Sate Bank was the busiest man in Hallock.Aside from his duties at the Bank, he was one of the active committee issuingchecks to all those bringing in their scrap metal and it kept him busy mostof the day.

Miss Elizabeth Johnson, Pembina, became the bride of RayCopeland, Hoople.

Henry Nygaard, Warren Kinshella, and Donald Peterson madea pleasure trip to the Canadian Metropolis Sunday. They took in the parliamentbuildings, visited the zoos and other places of interest and profit.

Hartvig Pearson Jr. left on the flyer for Minneapolis fora week's vacation with friends and relatives and to be present at the thrillingMinnesota-Michigan football game.

Teckla Rabe of Alyce's Cafe, went to Minneapolis for afew days vacation.

Mervie Berg has accepted the position as assistant clerkat the Post Office recently vacated by John Spence.

Mr. and Mrs. Olof Homstad and daughter Joyce leave forCalifornia this week where they will spend the winter visiting their childrenresiding there.

Adolph Bremer, pioneer and well-to-do farmer from the Lancastercommunity, was a caller at the county seat early this morning to pay histaxes so Treasurer Carlson can share with Uncle Sam to help in a successfulprosecution of the war.

1967 - 25 years ago

A fire broke out at about 8:30 p.m. at Drayton completelydestroying Wally's Super Fair Market and did extensive damage to the CaravelleDrug store.

Oliver Pearson, Mrs. Willard Pearson and daughter, JoyBeth, were Oct. 29 dinner guests at the Harvey Diamond home at Humboldt.Willard Pearson and his sons, Craig, Kirk and Theron spent the weekend pheasanthunting at Barnesville.

Terry Lou Pearson, Hallock, has been elected cultural chairmanof her residence house at the University of Chicago. She is the daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Orville Pearson, Hallock, and a graduate of Hallock HighSchool.

Peter Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson, KellyBengston, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Delmer Bengtson, Jeff Sjostrand and kevinWesterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Westerson, are all at home with themumps.

1982 - 10 years ago

Births: Eric Arlen to Mrs. and Mrs. Arlen Nordin, Lancaster,Nov. 7; Derek Lee to Allan and Pauline Gustafson, Plummer, and Greta Lynnto Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gustafson, Crookston, Nov. 4.

Suzette Carlson, representing Hallock High School, wasamong the Sunflower Bowl Queen candidates given royal treatment at the Universityof Minnesota - Crookston (UMC).

Lancaster girls named to the Northern Lites All-Conferenceteam included Mary Dew and Corrine Coffield.

Honored for their many years of volunteer service to 4-Hprograms in Kittson County were: Alice Leno, Marlys Nelson, Doretta Olson,Audrey Johnson and Sophnie Beck.

Kennedy football players honored by the Northern LitesConference included Bob Sather, Todd Dahl and Jeff Hagen.

Lancaster football players selected for Northern Lite Conferencehonors were Danny Schmiedeberg, Butch Kraska, Keith Potrament, Scott Schmiedeberg,Jim Weleski, and Duane Sand.

1987 - 5 years ago

Top of the State Football Conference advanced in the state-nine-manplayoffs as they defeated Clearbook 38-14 in Clearbrook.

The Hallock Bear's hocky team will join a four team conferencethis year called Northeast Conference.