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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

11 December 1996

1896 - 100 years ago

Chas. Norman and Ida Sjostrom were united in marriage lastWednesday.

Herman Berg, Kennedy, was doing business in town this week.Herman had to walk in from his farm near the big ditch on account of theheavy snow and no roads.

The Kennedy Athletic Club is meeting regularly now andeverything is running in good order. The boxing bouts are proving very interesting,but so far no one has been hurt nor even bruised.

We are having terrible cold weather and lots of snow. Thecoldest morning this winter was Nov. 30, when the thermometer registeredat 42 degrees below zero.

The crop this year was very light, never since the settlementof this neighborhood did we reap such poor crops as in 1896. We all hopethat the crop of 1897 is as good as in 1887 when we had an average of 35bushels per acre.

Mrs. Ferguson, Drayton, mtoher of Mrs. Walter Kelso andMrs. J. H. Shaw of this place is in the city visiting with her daughters.

Mrs. R. S. Hurd accompanied her mother, Mrs. Arnolds, hometo Crookston Monday, where she will remain visiting for a few weeks.

Chas. Skog is hunting jack rabbits by moonlight these eveningswith medium success.

1946 - 50 years ago

Gilbert Sessler, owner of the Grand Theatre, Hallock, soldhis show house to Joseph J. Carriere, Red Lake Falls, who will move hisfamily here and take possession of the place Jan. 1.

Oscar Younggren is having a real time these days with hisplane hunting foxes. Commenting about his experience he said he had killedeight fox in a couple of days, only 2 1/2 hours flying time.

Last Sunday afternoon a party was held at the home of Mrs.Frida Christopherson near Lancaster in honor of the 25th wedded year ofMr. and Mrs. Alfred Berg.

Mrs. Olive Hoglin is enjoying a week's vacation from herduties at the Northwestern Bank. She left the first of the week for Fargoto visit with her sister.

Mrs. Vincent Mattson and Mrs. Floyd Johnson plan to leaveFriday morning for Winnipeg to spend the weekend. Their respective husbandswill join them Sunday and they will celebrate the sixth wedding anniversaryof Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mattson while in Winnipeg.

Nov. 28, Miss Emily Madison was united in marriage to Mr.Fred Tureson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Madison andthe groom is the son of Mrs. Sander Tureson, Hallock.

Home talent entertainbment for benefit of Memorial Hospitalbuilding fund drive Wednesday night consisted of a one act play, "Squaringit With the Base" by Harvey Diamond, Warren Isely, Mrs. Q. Tri, Mrs.Don Brown and Mrs. Mark Baldwin along with several other acts.

There were 22 babies born in the hospital during the monthof November.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Deere will enjoy their Christmas seasonmore this year than they have for many years because their three sons: Jack,Billy and Bob have all been honorably discharged and are now at home.

1971 - 25 years ago

Hallock's newest addition to Main Street, Eukel's Supermarketopened their doors today. The new store located on Highway 75 is owned andoperated by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Eukel, Kennedy.

Gail Danielson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Danielson,Lake Bronson, graduated cum laude from the University of Denver, Denver,Colorado, Dec. 10.

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ray Quiner atthe Memorial Hospital. She has been named Marci Lynelle.

Robert Mortenson graduated from NDSU, Fargo, on Nov. 24.The same day he was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thorsteinson became the parents ofa baby girl at the Drayton Hospital on Dec. 2. She has been named Kari Sue.

Duane Lyberg arrived at the Grand Forks Airport where hewas met by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Lyberg. Duane will spend a Christmasleave here before reporting back for duty with the Navy at Charleston, N.C.

Two Kittson County auto dealers were named members of theexclusive Half Century Club by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association.They are Robert Petersburg of Petersburg Chevrolet, Kennedy, and Guy M.Danielson of Danielson Garage, Lake Bronson.

1986 - 10 years ago

Todd and Elahe Porter are the proud parents of a baby boyborn on Nov. 30 at the Karlstad Memorial Hospital. He has been named ColeAustin.

Nicholas William Ternes, son of Bruce and Susan Terneswas baptized at the Red River Lutheran church on Sunday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Anderson motored to Nicollet, spend Thanksgiving day with their daughter, Tammy. Tammy teaches in Nicollet.

Darlene Balderston has been appointed postmistress of theHensel, N.D. post office.

1991 - 5 years ago

Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at the Clifford and DarleneOlson home were Don and Janell Hostrup and children, Steve and Kim Olson,Brian, Shawna and Jamie Olson, Shari Olson and Vernon and Sarah Anderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Noel Peterson, Helen and Melvin Such, BarbaraPeterson, Heather's brother, Foint, Jerry Polcyn, Doug and Sharon and DiannaFinney and Rob Timm were Thanksgiving Day guests of Ray and Robbie Dougherty'sat Pembina.

Jennifer Sanner was in Lancaster Thanksgiving Day weekendvisiting at the home of her parents, Glenn and Harriet Sanner. All wentto Lynn and Bill Moores for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Other guests were DorothyJohnson, Bob Moore, June and Bill Moore, Betty, Jim, Ryan and Scott Younggren.

The Hallock Welcome Wheels recently welcomed Phil Volkmanof Forest Lake, Minn. He is the director of music at Grace Lutheran Church.