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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

19 March 1997

1897 - 100 years ago

Dr. McFadden of Emerson has been notified by the Dominiongovernment that his services were no longer required as quarantine inspectorat Emerson. Chas. Maybee, the postmaster of that place has also been askedto resign. These gentlemen have held office for many years. The recent changeof government must be taking effect over there too.

Mrs. Braaten of South Crookston, who some time ago mysteriouslyreceived a bullet wound in the neck while engaged in performing her householdduties, has brought suit for $7,500 against Francis and Ed. A. Mills, whoare charged with willfully, negligently and carelessly discharging firearmswithin the city limits.

The train going north Tuesday got stuck near the Humboldtstation and had to remain there until shoveled out late Thursday. At thatpoint the track is several inches lower than the surface of the snow overthe prairie and the least wind or snow fall give the trains great difficulty.The train which was pulled by two engines wedged itself so tight in thesnow that it was impossible to move either way.

Consul-General Lee has made it a matter of official recordthat merely for having a Cuban postage stamp in his possession, CharlesScott, American citizen, was kept for fourteen days in solitary confinementin a cell five feet by eleven, with water on the bottom, no bed or chairin it, and with accumulations of indescribable filth.

1947 - 50 years ago

Harold Glidden, proprietor of the Glidden Dairy, said hewould move his business from its present quarters next to the Red Owl storeto his new building across the street.

Albin Peterson, Minneapolis, was here this week and disposedof his farm east of Kennedy to Glen Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bowman,Hallock. Glen is the foreman on the Kiene farm at Kennedy. The farm consistsof 360 acres.

Delores Fitzgerald, daughter of County Service Officerand Mrs. Ed. Fitzgerald, Orleans, won the Elks Medal for her outstandingwork in 4-H club leadership.

The farm home of Leonard Lambert, about seven miles northeastof Lake Bronson in Cannon Township, was completely destroyed by fire. Mr.Lambert had been away and returned to his home about 3 p.m. The flames hadgained such headway that everything in the home was destroyed.

Mr. and mrs. Henry Lindberg returned home recently froman eight weeks vacation trip. They spent a greater part of their time atPittsburgh, Penn. at the home of their daughter and son-in-law and severalweeks in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Erickson took charge of their home andyounger daughter, Joanne, who attends high school.

1972 - 25 years ago

The Joe Bouvette Rink of Hallock won the mixed curlingchampionship. Members are: Skip, Joe Bouvette; third, Pat Haugen; second,Howard Haugen and lead, Sandra Bouvette.

Kathryn Louise Clow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Clow,Orleans, and Dale Paul Chesley, son of Mrs. Eve Chesley, announce theirengagement. An Aug. 5 wedding is planned.

Cedric Gustafson and Dean Carlson, Hallock, were in a partyof seven fellows, all students at NDSU, who made the trip to Bozeman, Montana,for a weekend of skiing.

Carolyn Loer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Loer, Humboldt,was named to the dean's list at Trinity College, Deerfield, Ill. and BettyTureson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Tureson was named to the dean's listat Fergus Falls State Junior College.

1987 - 10 years ago

The Kennedy Rockets downed Warroad 64-57 to win the District32 Boy's Basketball Tournament.

A baby boy was born to Dan and DeeVerle Haugstad, Hallock,at the Karlstad Hospital March 15. Grandparents are Marvin and Kay Hallberg,Kennedy, and Harold and Corinne Haugstad, Hallock.

Jim, Doretta and Jami Olson spent the weekend in GrandForks where they attended the wedding of Kristie Dennison, daughter of Davidand JoAnne (Olson) Dennison.

The Kittson County North Cougars finished their first yearcooperative with a 12-10 record. The Cougars defeated Grygla in their openinggame in District 32 playoffs, but fell to Hallock in the second round. TheKittson County North varsity boys selected as their Cougar award winners,the following boys, Most Valuable Player, James Diamond; Most Improved Player,Kyle Dorion; Best Defensive Player, Dan Carlson; Mr. Hustle, James Stewart.

Jim Carlson, Hallock, was the winner of the Best Open ClassFlax (McGregor) at the Red River Valley Winter Shows in Crookston.

Dawn Carlson, Lancaster, was awarded second place in LionsDistrict 5M-11 essay contest. Carlson's essay on the topic of tgeenage drinkingand driving was selected for the second place award among entrants frommost of the schools in the 5M-11 district which includes 10 northwesternMinnesota counties.

Jonathan Lindahl, Hallock, came home with top honors andwas the recipient of a $300 Achievement Scholarship for placing first incompetitive events at Business Activities Day held at the University ofMiinnesota-Crookston.

1992 - 5 years ago

Julie Peterson, daughter of Richard and Deloris Peterson,Hallock, and Brian Pastir, son of Norbert and Laurel Pastir, Roseau, announcetheir engagement. Brian is the instrumental music instructor at Hallock.A June 20 wedding is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mortenson, Kennedy, announce the engagementof their daughter, Jill, to Dr. Erik Holten. A June 20 wedding is planned.

Phyllis Westerson, Betty Leibnitz, Adeline Loeffler, KayCarlson, Lois Lindegard, Kathy Johnson, Elsie Johnson, Joyce Bergh, ShirleyJohnson, Janice Hanson, Judy Bengtson, Marlayne Johnson, Mary Carlson, JodiJohnson, Helen Ann Such, and Mazine Sjostrand joined Lou Johnson at theCrossroads II and helped Lou celebrate her 60th birthday.

The Lancaster Legion Auziliary has selected Joni Nordinas the 1992 Girls State Delegate. Joni is the daughter of Randy and PeggyNordin.