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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

25 May 1994

1894 - 100 years ago

A. E. McLeod, our furniture man, went to Crookston, Tuesday.

Services in the Swedish church next Sunday will be heldat 10:30 a.m.

W. L. Beaton has a new potato planter which can plant sevenor eight acres per day. It is drawn by two horses and does good work, andwhen Mr. Husband is operating it, it looks like a Roman chariot.

A carload of stock and farm utensils, from McIntosh, MNbilled for Alberta, Manitoba passed through via the G.N. Wednesday.

A great many around Hallock are going into potato raisingheavily this year, and Mr. Beaton's horse power potato planter is kept onthe go. Messrs. Beaton put in thirty-five acres, Dure, eight or ten, Husband;three, Keiver, thirty, if he can get the seed, and a number of others whosenames we cannot learn. Mr. Keiver is also putting in forty acres of beans.This is probably a good thing to try as beans are worth from $1.75 to $2.00per bushel, and if frost don't interfere with the raising of beans thanin wheat, you can be sure of one thing, that the price is better.

A party of Northern Pacific surveyors are engaged in surveyinga line from Red Lake Falls to Thief River Falls. It is understood the linewill be extended north from there through Marshall and Kittson countiesto the northern boundary of the state.

1944 - 50 years ago

Taft's Cafe, one of the best known land marks in Hallock,was sold this week to Nels Johnson, farmer, who resides on his farm on thenorthern edge of Hallock. The selling this business, marks the terminationof thirty-six years in the restaurant business by the Nordine family, foundersof the place.

A fishing party composed of Mr. Andrew Clay, Dr. A. W.Shaleen, Co. Com. D. S. Andreason and J. E. Bouvette drove to Lake of theWoods Saturday to spend the weekend fishing. Dr. Shaleen was taken ill onarrival and returned home early Sunday with C. W. Bouvette who was alsoat the lake fishing with a separate party. The doctgor has been confinedto his bed for sev eral days with high temperature and rapid pulse and allthe symptoms of the flu. He is much improved at this time. The rest of hisparty remained until Monday evening bringing home their limit of fine pike.

1969 - 25 years ago

Robert S. Mackay, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mackay, Noyes,was among the Hamline University athletes receiving letters and specialawards at the college's annual athletic dinner held May 21 on the campus.Mackay, a sophomore received his second letter in hockey.

Last Sunday, May 26, Mr. and Mrs. Egil Forfang marked their50th year of wedded life when their children entertained in their honorin the fellowship hall in Grace Lutheran Church.

David Gustafson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sander Gustafson ofHallock, and his wife, Enid, are home on leave from the Air Force. Theyspent two weeks visiting with Enid's parents in Milwaukee, WI. They areenroute to Hawaii where he will be assigned to Hickam Air Force Base.

1984 - 10 years ago

Neil D. Johnson, Hallock, has been selected as KittsonCounty's 1984-85 King Agassiz and will take over from reigning country King,Chuck Olson of Karlstad, in ceremonies at the country fair this summer.

Jodi Sorenson, Hallock, Paticipated in the InternationalScience and Engineering Fair in Columbus, OH, May 7 - 13. Jodi, daughterof David and Jean Sorenson exhibited a project entitled "The effectsof Coenzymes on Dormancy of A. Fatua."

1989 - 5 years ago

Two Honor Students head the 1989 graduating class at KennedyHigh School. Heidi Hedman and Mike Hoekstra both attained grade point averagesof 3.9847 during their high school years at Kennedy. Commencement exerciseswill be held Sunday, May 28th at the School Auditorium beginning at 4 p.m.

Referendums for Kennedy and Humboldt School Districts bothreceived voter aopproval last Tuesday and a number of board positions werefilled in four county school districts. The $400,000 Kennedy referendumwas approved 226 to 70. In Humboldt, a $200,000 unlimited referendum passed55 to 29 in the smallest school district in the state.