In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

11 November 1998

1898 - 100 years ago

Wheat is coming in more rapidly these days. A freeze-up is just what was wanted, so say the farmers.

Skating is good on the river and frog ponds and the "kids" are taking advantage of it before the snow covers it.

Will LaMoure and Frank Thomas, Pembina, after a couple or three days hunt east of this place returned home with 30 odd geese and a quantity of smaller birds.

F. W. Holton has bought out the restaurant business of Jack McIver. Mr. Holton handles a fine line of fruit confectioneries, cigars and can get up a lunch or stew "to the queen's taste."

Dr. Engstad, Harris and Lockwood performed a very delicate but successful operation for appendicitis upon the person of Ole Norstrum. Mr. Norstrum had been bothered with this painful disease for a long time and the operation will relieve him of much suffering.

Mayor Konzen has had the principal roads leading into the city leveled off with the road machine. The immediate freeze-up following the long spell of wet weather we have just gone through left the county roads in a rough condition and Mayor Konzen's attention in this direction benefits the farmer as well as the town people.

1948 - 50 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (Bub) Reese, Hallock, were surprised Nov. 7 when a group of relatives gathered at their home to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary.

"Canon City," the motion picture to be shown at the Grand Theatre, will feature members of the E. R. Veblen family of Hallock. Canon City where the movie of that name was filmed, is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rolfe Nitka (Bonnie Lundgren), daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Lundren and a sister of Mrs. Veblen. When the Veblens returned from a trip to California and stopped to visit Mrs. Veblen's sister, the movie was being filmed and many of the citizens were used as extras, among them, Mr. and Mrs. Veblen.

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mattson and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Gustafson motored to Minneapolis where they attended the Minnesota-Indiana football game played at Memorial Stadium.

Wally Nelson, former operator of Wally's Cafe, was passing out cigars and wearing a broad, happy smile as he proudly announced the arrival of their son, Robert Wallace.

Deer hunters! Here's the dope on the wearing of the red: The new law requiring solid scarlet or bright red on jacket and cap doesn't go into effect until Oct. 1, 1949. For the coming season the old law stays in effect. This provides that at least 50 percent of the visible part of the hunting jacket and 50 percent of the cap be "red." That "red" is ambiguous and permits colors verging into maroon and black checks. The new law will require three-fourths of the jacket and the same amount of the cap to be scarlet or bright red in a solid color.

1973 - 25 years ago

On Nov. 3, Cheryl Haugen, Middle River and Cedric Gustafson, Hallock, were united in marriage at Middle River. They will be making their home in Hallock, having purchased the Cameron property.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Nelson returned home from a five week trip to Anchorage, Alaska, where they visited their daughter, Cheryll and husband, Clyde Wilson.

Mrs. Edward Younggren accompanied Mrs. Larry Younggren, Diane and her friend, Sheila Anderson to Thief River Falls. Diane participated in the Make It With Wool contest. She received third place in the 17-21 years division. She modeled a green plaid pantsuit she had made.

1988 - 10 years ago

The Hallock Bears football team repeated as the Section Eight champion after blanking Argyle 33-0. The Bears, 8-2 on the season, advance to the state nine-man quarter-finals when they entertain Rothsay.

Kittson County North all-conference football team members are Kevin Hunter, Steven Rice, Troy Boroski, Jeff Nelson and Jerrod Hanson.

Kennedy all-conference football team members are Kory Stromberg, Chris Docken, Todd Hagen, Marc Langen. Mike Hoekstra, Jason Turn were named honorable mention.

1993 - 5 years ago

The Kittson Central Wolfpack football team claimed the Section 8 championship title with a win over the defending state nine-man champion Stephen Tigers. The Wolfpack defeated the Tigers 32-13 at the Fargodome.

Rick Failing has been selected as the chief executive officer of Kittson Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. Failing, originally from Deerfield, Wis. will begin his duties Nov. 22.