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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

26 March 1997

1897 - 100 years ago

The axle of the large school house bell broke one day whileit was being rung. The bell came down with terrible force to the deck ofthe bellfry and the railing around it prevented it from rolling off, otherwise,there might have been a badly smashed up bell and probably some of the scholarshurt, below.

The General Merchandise business which has been conductedby Messrs. McFarlane and McKenzie of Humboldt has been closed out and thelarger portion of the stock has been removed to Northcote.

It is said the reason why so many people in Hallock wearspectacles is because they belong to the temperance order and they nevertake an eye-opener.

Mrs. Aug. Mattson presented her spouse a bouncing babyboy on St. Patrick's Day. August feels proud for which of course he hasa good reason, and with a lavish hand he distributes those matchless cigarsto his friends.

A large number of Polish settlers from Illinois arrivedon the freight train Monday night. They have all their farming implements,household effects, and stock with them and are ready to go farming at once.They will settle in the town of Richardville.

1947 - 50 years ago

Victor L. Johnson, editor of the Lake Bronson Budget andson of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson, Lancaster, will be married to Miss LucilleBrown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Brown, Jr., Franklin, Minn., March29.

The National Order of Eagles presented its charter to theHallock Lodge with an aggregation of Eagle members from over a widespreadarea in attendance. Charles Fredericks, Lake Bronson was elected president;Jack Schmit, county engineer, was elected secretary, and Mervie Berg, Hallock,treasurer.

James Kempf came home for a week's vacation from the Universityof Minnesota, after receiving his bachelor of science degree in law.

Joan Fowler, Ruth Ann Lofgren, Bob Moen, Jerry Lindegardand Faye Gullander are all home to spend the Easter holidays with theirparents. All three of the girls are attending the State University.

Harriet Vik, Lake Bronson, who has been employed the pastyear at the Shell Oil Company, as bookkeeper, left on the bus for Minneapoliswhere she expects to obtain employment.

1972 - 25 years ago

Mrs. Norma Holmquist and Mr. Earl Bengston were unitedin marriage at East Grand Forks March 14.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Hunter, Lancaster,at the Kittson Memorial Hospital March 16; and a boy was born to Mr. andMrs. Bruce Steen, Hallock, at the Kittson Memorial Hospital March 19. Hehas been named Jason Helmer.

Mr. and Mrs. DelMar Laude were surprised at a 25th anniversaryparty at their home. Hosts were mr. and Mrs. Gary Laude and DelAnn, Kristiand Mary Ellen Laude.

Lois Anderson is home from nursing school in Rochesterfor quarter break. She is visiting her family, the Allen Andersons.

Miss Jean Swanson, Duluth, is a guest at the home of herbrother and family, the Leonard Swansons and visiting with her parents,Mr. and Mrs. John Swanson, at the nursing home. Miss Swanson teaches atthe University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Ladies attending the 13th anniversary of the Ladies EaglesAuxiliary 0350 of East Grand Forks March 14 were Ann Pearson, Joyce Nordine,Nadine Sorenson, Betty Keenan and Linda Jaszazak.

Glenn Malnory has been visiting his parents, the ArdenMalnorys, and his grandmother, Mrs. Selma Buck. He will go to Fargo on theMarch 29 to be inducted into the navy.

1987 - 10 years ago

Pearl Iten was greeted by scores of friends and neighborsat a retirement party in her honor at the Humboldt United Methodist Church.Peal sold her cafe, Pearl's Inn, after 21 years as proprietor of the Humboldtlandmark, eating establishment, community center, and convenience store.

Cara Plaine, daughter of Dennis and Marlene Sobolik, Hallock,has been elected to membership in Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Societyof Nursing.

The Kennedy Rockets completed their 1986-87 basketballseason in exciting fashion with a 74-61 victory over Walker-Hackensack inthe game played for third place honors in Region 8A. The victory followeda disappointing 53-52 loss to the Warren Ponies in semi-final action.

Doubles event winner in Hallock Women's Bowling AssociationTournament was the team of Gail Norland and Margie Gjovik. Norland and Gjovikbowled a team handicap total of 1121. Team event winner was "Curt'sCadets" with a 2759. Team members are Connie Homstad, Shirley Pearson,Peggy Pearson, Carley Amann and Sharon Peterson. Gladys Hanson was the winnerof the singles event with a handicap 626 series.

1992 - 5 years ago

The Hallock-Kennedy fans received the State BasketballSportsmanship Award from the Minnesota State High School League at the ClassA girls basketball tournament.

Kittson County North All-Conference basketball playersare Joey Wilebski and Steven Sjostrand. Hallock-Kennedy All-Conference basketballplayers are Aaron Hedman and Jeremy Seng.

Jeremy Backous, Ryan Johnson, and Mark Olsonawski havebeen named to the District 16 Bantams team of the third annual MinnesotaAmateur Hockey Association District 15/16 Peewee and Bantam all-star hockeyseries.