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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

17 February 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

O. Peterson, Kennedy's harness maker, was doing buisinessin our town. Mr. Peterson reports business fairly good condsidering thecold weather.

Owen Ryan was surprised to find that the boys were ontothe arrival of that new boy at his home on Feb. 7 and he bought the cigarswithout a kick.

The Hotel Manitoba at Winnipeg burned to the ground withall it contents. Loss to the Northern Pacific company $400,000. The firestarted around the fireplace in the dining room. Guests numbering 300 lostall they had but no lives were lost.

A sleigh load of merrymakers drove out to surprise Mr.andMrs. H. B. Cameron.

Dr. Lockwood reports the arrival of a new daughter at thehome of I. E. Glidden and Dr. Demars reports the arrival of a bouncing babyboy at Chas. Johnson and a daughter at the home of August Benzine.

Two new post offices have recently been established inthis county. One in the town of Poppleton, to be known as Poppleton P.O.with Mrs. G. Stein, postmaster and another in the town of Hazelton, withPete Nordstrom postmaster.

John C. Dahl went to Hallock from Kennedy to take examinationin accordance with M.W.A. statutes.

At the masquerade ball held recently, Miss Menda Melinand Dennis Rice carried off the prizes.

John Olson is occasionally seen taking the long but pleasanttrip of 30 miles due east. He returned from one of these trips the otherday wearing a 2x4 smile even if it was 40 below zero. John has always beena favorite among the lachrymal sex, but since he started to grow that mustachehe is proving a winner.

1949 - 50 years ago

Tommy Veblen, who has been employed at Santa Barbara, California,was the victim of a serious accident in that city when the motorcycle hewas riding collided with a truck seriously injuring his leg.

Louis Deere, former Hallock resident, now residing nearKennedy, celebrated his 81st birthday along with 56 years of marriage. SaysGrandpa Deere, "It's the ripping good yankee and the Democrate that'sin me, that keeps me going."

The Pederson Lumber Company is undergoing an extensiverepair which will add much to the convenience of that place of business.Contractor Walter Carlson has a crew of men doing the job which consistsoenain h ffce and putting in an entirely new front which will feature frost-proofwindows.

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Fitzgerald, Orleans, announce the engagementof their daughter Audrey, to Lester Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myers, Seattle,Washington. They will be married May 24.

1974 - 25 years ago

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Nelson, Orleans,Feb. 9. She has been named Tiffany Jane.

Swan Anderson, Noyes, was honored with a coffee party recognizinghis years of service on the Kittson County Selective Service board. He attendedhis first meeting March 2, 1964.

Jerry Hennum who received his pilot's license the latterpart of '73 is now working on his commercial pilot's license. He flew toTexas accompanied by Mike Gunnarson.

1989 - 10 years ago

Paul Craigmile, branch manager of American Federal SavingsBank in Hallock has been promoted to assistant vice president.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lockman, Lancaster, announce the engagementof their daughter, Kim, to Jonathan Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. KennethAnderson. An April 8 wedding is planned.

Humboldt-St.Vincent homecoming king and queen candidatesare: Christopher Skjold, Jason Lofberg, Jerrod Hanson, Bruce Socwell, JanineEaston and Elizabeth Gatheridge.

Humboldt native, James Diamond, is a contributing memberof the basketball program at Moorhead State University as a freshman. The6'4" Diamond starts at forward with the Dragon junior varsity and isused as a front court spare with the varsity. He has averaged 3.3 ppg inthree varsity appearances and is perfect in two attempts from three pointrange.

1994 - 5 years ago

The 16th annual American Cancer Society Superball raisedover $4,500 in the fight against cancer.

John Twamley, Kennedy, won third place at Eagle River,Wisconsin in the Kitty Kat modified races.

Jeremy Hostrup, son of Donald and Janelle Hostrup, Lancaster,won this year's spelling bee. He will advance to the spelling bee competitionin Thief River Falls.