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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

24 July 1996

1896 - 100 years ago

Enok, is the name of new post office just established inKittson County. There are many of our subscribers now taking their mailfrom kennedy who probably would like to have their paper sent to this office.If so, kindly notify us and we will gladly make the change. We have alreadymade a few changes.

We understand that a newspaper will be started in Kennedyby Sam. Clark of Stephen. Well, Kenndey is a good, lively little town, withenough push to it to make it one of the best towns in Kittson County. Hercitizens are a fine lot of enterprising fellows, and there is no reasonwhy they shouldn't have a newspaper, with which to pour light upon the pathof those who are wandering about looking for a location, to unveil the illsand wrongs of the community and to mould the minds of their good people.Push her for all you are worth, Sam, there is lots of room, but if thosepoliticians don't soon give us something to do, some of us will soon starveout.

Mr. Albin Anderson, living a few miles east of town hadthe misfortune of losing his residence and furniture by fire one day lastweek. The flames were first discovered in the kitchen and had gained suchheadway that scarcely an article could be saved. It is supposed the fireoriginated from the roof of the kitchen which was without chimney.

1946 - 50 years ago

Verne W. Pearson, who served in the past war, has leasedthe Nelson Implement Co. Service Station which handles Standard Oil productsand solicits a share of your patronage. In addition to handling gasoline,he will also service cars by greasing, oil-changing, and car washing andexpects to handle tires, etc.

Another veteran opening a business here is Raymond Gatheridge.Raymond served in the Navy for three years and learned the trade of metalsmithand welder. He is opening a sheet metal and welding works in Hallock.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Boraas and son, Martin Jr., also Mrs.and Mrs. E. M. Forfang, motored to Winnipeg on Monday, spending two daysin that city, then motored on to the beautiful Kenora district, coming homevia Rainy River and Baudette. They report blueberries and raspberries plentifulin Canada. They returned Friday and, needless to say, all enjoyed theirvacation immensely.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hemmingson arrived home Wednesday eveningfrom their three months extended trip through Canada, the west coast, Mexicoand the central states. Their daughter, Coral, and son, Ross, will arrivehome next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ruggles Clay and family and Dr. and Mrs. McAllenand children are spending the week in the vicinity of Kenora, Ontario, ona vacation trip.

1971 - 25 years ago

Winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour belted the area Saturdaynight tearing limbs from trees and doing some crop damage.

The high winds accompanied by heavy rain and some hailinflicted damage to grain fields in the Kennedy and Lake Bronson areas.

Erlyce and Gail Larson entertained Tuesday afternoon ata coffee party. Guests were her sister, Myrtle Doris of Minneapolis, AlmaDahl, Florence Holm, Vera Zaudtke, Nora Davidson, Mildred Vought, NettieTykeson, Betsey Lundberg, and Gunda Larson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gatheridge, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gatheridge,and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dykhuis called at the Elmer Moe home in Hallock Sunday,June 27. The occasion was Mrs. Moe's birthday anniversary.

Adeline Becken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Becken,was placed first in the Junior High School division of the 9th districtLegion Auxiliary Poppy Poster contest. This was the first time the 9th districthad won a poster contest. Her poster was then mailed to the national headquarterswhere she received 3rd prize. Both prizes were cash awards. Adeline is thegranddaughtrer of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Becken of Hallock.

1986 - 10 years ago

Kimbel Westerson, daughter of Wayne and Phyllis Westerson,Hallock, numbers among cast members in three North Dakota Reparatory Theatre(NDRT) productions at North Dakota State university. A junior in speechcommunication, Westerson has previously performed with the Orchesis Da ceCompany and in the Bison Brevities variety show.

Kittson Soil and Water Conservation District recently selectedthree poster contest winners. The theme for this year's contest was "Landis for . . .?" The winners were Erik Finney, son of Joni and KeithFinney; Tanya Dorion, daughter of Donna and Tom Dorian; and Garrit Winge,son of Pam and Dennis Winge. Finney and Dorion attend the Humboldt-St.VincentSchool and Winge attends the Kennedy School.

The Kittson Soil and Water Conservation District, for thefirst time, had four essay contest entries from the Kennedy Elementary School.There were entered at the area level in Crookston and Wendy Dziengel, daughterof Roger and Judy Dziengel, was a second place winner.

1991 - 5 years ago

Five area high school students attended the 12th annualadvanced girls basketball camp July 7 at North Dakota State University.Participating in the camp were two girls from Kennedy: Wendy Dziengel, daughterof Roger and Judy Dziengel; and Karen Larson, daughter of James and NancyLarson, and three from Hallock: Sami Losch; daughter of Ken and CynthiaLosch; Rachel Olsonawski, daughter of Gerald and Carol Olsonawski; and MelissaPotrament, daughter of John and Marty Potrament.

Alisha Danielson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Byron Danielson,Fargo, spent a few days visiting her Grandma Alice Danielson at Lake Bronsonand with other relatives and friends. Alisha returned home Monday.

Mrs. Gerald Vagle sent most of her children to camp lastweek. Joel and Joanna went to the Minnewauken Lutheran Bible Camp, Bekkawent to Camp Sunshine at Maple Lake and Daniel was among the group thatwent on the houseboat trip to Rainy River.

Randy Swanberg hit a hole-in-one Saturday during the ThunderbirdInvitational golf tournament. Witnesses were Greg Bogestad, Lewis Stromberg,Jim Dahl, John Kirkeby, and Mark Kroulik.