In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

26 May 1993

1893 - 100 years ago

Lester and Hattie Fowler welcome a new son. He has been named Chester.

J. McNab, foreman of the big Kelso farm was in town Monday evening to give Dr. Thomas a job. Doc thinks Mac has pretty good nerve, as he pulled out six old stubs, at the last one the doctor pulled twenty-four different times but she had to come on the twenty-fifth time, roots and all, and Mac never flinched. Mac had pretty sore jaws and to be somewhat relieved he came over and paid his subscription to the Enterprise.

Mr. Dan Long was presented last Monday with another farmer. He felt so jubilant on hearing the news he went out and raised the roof on the sheep shed.

Mr. M.O. Moen is prepared to do all kinds of carpenter work. My price is $2.50 per day, give me a trial and I will guarantee better work than those $2.00 men.


The 26 May 1993 issue of the Kittson County Enterprise showed a picture of the Home Ec Class of 1939 at the Hallock High School. Pictured front row left to right: Doris Johnson, Margaret Carlson, Marjorie Peterson, Helen Pearson, Elsa Johnson, Ruth Holmquist, Dagney Odean. Back row left to right: Lottie Behrens, teacher, Harriet Larson, Ella Rabe, Clara Schulte, Dorothy Woodard, Pauline Norberg, Amelia Kiriluk, Marjorie Kain, Marian Nelson, Betty Sugden, Dorothy Ann Salisbury, Mary Ann Lindegard, Bernice Axelson, Marion Stocking, Marva Diamond, Jeanette Hare and Helen Hagen.


1943 - 50 years ago

Allotment of $4,590,000 of State Aid funds to Mjnnesota's 87 counties for local highway improvements on state and county roads was announced by the State Board of Allotment. Kittson County's apportioned total was $42,700.

The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thureen, Lancaster, was celebrated recently.

Mark Craigmile, Chairman of the the 1983 Minnesota Rural Youth county AAA said the farmers in Kittson County were complying nicely with the government's requirements for acreages of various crops. Flax and potatoes are classified this year as war crops. A goal of 37 ,000 acres of flax is required, whereas 40,000 acres have been pledged. 12,500 acres of potatoes is the war goal but only 85 percent of this has been seeded.

Willard Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hanson, returned to Washington, D.C. after enjoying a sixteen day furlough here with his parents. Willard is employed by the federal government as Flight Engineer for the Transcontinental and Western Airlines.

Miss Ruth McEwen, Humboldt, has accepted a position in the County Treasurer's office replacing Mrs. Georgia Peterson who has resigned.

1968 - 25 years ago

James Larter and Dennis Bemstrom are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Lancaster high school graduating class.

Myrna Sele has been named valedictorian and Jeanne Johnson has been named salutatorian of the 1968 graduating class of Lake Bronson High School.

The recent school election returned three incumbents to office. Larry Younggren, E.G. McVean and Harold Haubrich will each be serving three year terms.

Nancy Haubrich and Robert Moe, eighth grade students, were named winner and runner-up respectively in the final competition of the Civic Oration contest at the high school.

A request for $918 has been made for the improvement of the Lancaster roadside park it was announced by Governor Harold LeVander. The improvement would add a shelter, toilets and a camping and picnic area.

A fire completely destroyed the brooder henhouse on the John Hemmes farm east of Humboldt. All the chickens in the house, the house itself and all equipment was a complete loss.

1983 - 10 years ago

Incumbents Jim Johnson and Janice Hanson were returned to the Hallock Board of Education. Lancaster incumbents Roy Stenmark and Duane Balderston were re-elected. Kennedy voters returned Jack Thompson and Archie Lundell. Humboldt re-elected Ken Wiese and Bill Dykuis.

1988 - 5 years ago

Steven J. Weberg, Lancaster and Louise Hanson, Hallock, have been accepted at the University oj Minnesota, Crookston Campus.

Mark Johnson, Hallock, was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Masons.

Kathy Olson, daughter of Joy and Vince Mattson, received the Juris Doctor Degree from Hamline School of Law. She was also presented the M. Arnold Lyons award for the highest academic performance of the class of 1988.

The engagement of Kathy Neuschwander, Grygla, and Scott Nelson, Lancaster, has been announced.