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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

18 December 1996

1896 - 100 years ago

The skating match on Tuesday was witnessed by quite a crowdand was very interesting. Albert Bouvette won with about 7 laps to spare,doing the three miles in 10 min. 21 sec. The result might have been different,for the last mile at least, had Fred Gourley not broken his skate.

Mr. Theo. Nelson and Miss Tilda Johnson were united inmarriage last Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents at Red River.Mr. Nelson is with the firm of Nelson & Gullander who have carried ona general blacksmithing business for many years while Miss Johnson has beenin the dressmaking business.

Pete Peterson has purchased the harness shop at Kennedyfrom John Sjostrom and has gone into business there.

Miss Stella Demars will be home to spend the holidays withher parents.

Gene Glidden, the popular milk man, says he has a surplusof milk now and would like to dispose of a few more gallons of it abouttown - - give him your order. He delivers it night or morning.

Probably the best natured merchant in the city is Ole Johnson,always accommodating and meeting his customers with a smile. This week hewears a broader smile than ever and we understand it is all over the arrivalof a handsome baby girl at his home.

1946 - 50 years ago

Carl Furaas, former publisher of the Lake Bronson Budgetand mail carrier in that town, plans to leave here in a few days for Burbank,Calif., where he will enjoy a well-earned vacation of a month's time followingwhich he will return here.

Harold Kempf, manager of the Humboldt Farmers ElevatorAssociation, which suffered a complete loss by fire last fall, has its newbuilding under construction now. In spite of eather conditions, wonderfulprogress has been made. The new elevator when completed will be one of thefinest in the Red River Valley. It will have a capacity of 65,000 bushelsand will cost very close to or over $90,000.

Last week a crew of men were at work installing an electriccar puller for the Hallock Farmers' Cooperative Elevator company. In theprocess of their work they set off a charge of dynamite that sent chunksof frozen earth, stones, etc. flying everywhere. Some of the particles crashedright through the Sterling Store's window narrowly missing Ed. Moberg'shead.

Hazel Kasper, daughte of Mrs. Lizzie Helgeson, Hallock,and Harold Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Armstrong, Hallock, wereMarried Dec. 7.

O. W. Younggren returned last Tuesday by car from Minneapoliswhere he had gone several days before on business. Mr. Younggren says theoutlook for automobiles is not good, due to strikes which have held thecar-making business up.

A group of former Hallock girls now living at San Franciscowhere they all have employment pplan to get together for their Christmasholiday in San Francisco and observe the day in true Hallock style. Amongthe group is Lillian Peterson, Ruth Ferguson Stendal, Hazel Nordine, GladysNorberg and Lucille Holmquist.

1971 - 25 years ago

Named on the Director's List on the Moorhead Area TechnicalInstitute for the fall quarter were Lynette Pearson and kay Malnory, Kennedy,who are taking a legal secretarial course; Keith Hultgren, Kennedy, wasnamed in Accounting 2; Barb Potrament, Kennedy, in Chef Training; Leon Olson,Lancaster, in General Mechanics.

Steven Gary Rice, infant son of Gary and Dianne Rice, wasbaptized at Sion Lutheran Church Sunday. The sponsors were Mr. and Mrs.Kenneth Peterson.

Mr. Edmund Johnson was the recipient of a Munsingwear golfshirt in the 1971 Golf Digest giveaway.

Beth Lundell, daughter of Archie Lundell, Sr. was marriedto Douglas Nystrom, Saturday, at the Mission Church in Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sugden and family have moved into theirnew home east of Northcote.

Wayne Koop and Gary Sorenson, both in the United StatesArmy, are home to spend the holidays with their respective families.

Mrs. Bernard Kriens, Minneapolis, arrived Sunday to spendChristmas at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linden Gustafson. Her husband willjoin the family later in the week. The Gustafson's other daughter, Gail,and her husband, Tom Reynolds, Havre, Mont. are expected to arrive Thursday.

1986 - 10 years ago


Anna Haubrich and 1,300 other potential marchers participatedin a 3,700 mile peace march to protest the nuclear arms race.

A baby girl was born to Kelly and Trina Bengtson Dec. 13.She has been named Stephanie Lynn.

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Swenson, Dec.13. She has been named Lacey Leigh.

Music students Tonia Clow and Kim Peterson were honoredwith selection to two elite music groups. Tonia, daughter of Charles andSonja Clow, will represent Hallock High School in the University of NorthDakota Honor Bank, and Kim, daughter of Philip and Marlyce Peterson willrepresent HHS in the Honor Choir and the Minnesota All-State Choir.

Matthew Randy Schmideberg, son of Linda and Randy Schmiedeberg,was baptized at the Sion Lutheran Church, Dec. 14. Sponsors were Mary AnnSchmiedeberg and Scott Schmiedeberg and Judson and Norma Nelson.

Tim Rynning, a senior at kennedy High School, was recentlynamed to the 1986 Minnesota Nine-Man All-State football team.

1991 - 5 years ago

Rev. Gregory McEwen was recently ordained as a pastor ofthe Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at Redeemer Lutheran Church inThief River Falls. He is the son of Neil and Maxine McEwen, Thief RiverFalls.

Bob and Idha Jaszczak are the proud parents of a baby boyborn Dec. 12. He has been named Thomas William.

Mr. and Mrs. James Lindahl were stranded in Kennedy Fridaywhen the storm hit and were overnight guests of Gene and Ruby Maloney.

Mrs. James Lindahl were stranded in Kennedy Fridaywhen the storm hit and were overnight guests of Gene and Ruby Maloney.