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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

10 March 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

It is reported that Hugh Griffith, St. VIncent, a shorttime since, became heir to some $40,000 through the death of some rich relativein Toronto, Canada. No wonder Hugh comes to Hallock so often.

Conductor Steph Withy bought a fine white owl from a fellowin St. Vincent. The bird is pronounced to be one of the most perfect specimensof that kind of bird seen in the country for many years. Mr. Withy willhave it mounted.

In the proceedings of district court over in Walsh County,N.D. we notice the case of J. W. Nixon, formerly of Kennedy, for violationof the prohibition law. Mr. Nixon's sentence is $200 fine, 90 days jail.

The house occupied by collector, Pembina was destroyedby fire. It was owned by Dr. Harris.

Wm. Gamble returned home from a trip to Colorado wherehe had gone to visit his brother Alex and family.

1949 - 50 years ago

Friends and relatives gathered at the Orleans school tohonor Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald on their 25th anniversary. The eventwas planned and arranged by Mrs. Christine Gardner, Mary Monson, Mrs. Boltz,and Mrs. Leonard Schwenzfeier.

Hallock High School won an excellent rating in the sub-districtplay contest at Stephen and will move on to the district contest at Karlstad.The play cast members were Philip Peterson, Barbara Jansen, Wayne Westerson,Robert Olsonoski, and Jewel Bockwitz. Superintendent Hanson coached theplay and mrs. Wm. Krumholz had charge of the makeup.

Robert Ash, Lawrence Ward and H. L. Diamond are attendingthe grain convention in Minneapolis.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sylvester returned from Oak Hill, W.V.where they spent the winter with their son, Arthur and family.

Jerry Lindegard was recently elected captain of next year'sMinnesota University hockey team. Jerry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. HenryLindegard, Hallock.

Coaches of the western sub-district selected a tournamentteam of ten players with the following being honored: Merlyn Bowman, Kennedy;Bill Beck, Lancaster; Carlyle Larson, Karlstad; Harry Thornberg, Hallock;Harris Johnson, Kennedy; Dewey Anderson, Karlstad; Swede Swanson, Stephen;Paul Hanson, Hallock, and Buddy Rudisell, Kennedy.

The marriage of Shirley Lou Bowman, daughter of Mrs. RayBowman, Hallock, and Orville Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pearson,Hallock, took place March 3 at the Stephen Lutheran Church.

1974 - 25 years ago

The all-conference boys basketball team was selected bythe District 32 coaches. They were: Greg Bogestad, Kennedy; Greg Turn, Kennedy;Gayle Stoltman, Argyle; Terry Ogorek, Lancaster; Ken Safranski, Argyle;Dave Vik, Karlstad; Chris Swenson, Kennedy; Tim Swan, Hallock; Allan Olsonoski,Lancaster; Bill Hvidsten, Stephen, and Ken Johnson, Karlstad.

Carter Joel, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, arrived at the MetropolitanMedical Center March 4, born to Bill and LuJean Anderson, Minneapolis. Grammaand gramppa are Grace and Willis Lilliquist.

1989 - 10 years ago

James Kotchman, Pembina, was the Red River Valley WinterShows open class crop show champion for best certified durum, and HilsonStewart, Humboldt, was the open class crop show champion for best certifiedhard red spring wheat.

Baptism services were held at the Lancaster Sion Lutheranchurch March 2 for Tyler Rae and Lacey Leigh Swenson, children of Lelandand Shirley Swenson. Their sponsors were Donald Burton and Amber Faken,Owen and Judy Swenson and mendy and Randy Coffield. The same day Randy andMendy Coffield had their daughter Whitney Paige baptized with Leland andShirley Swenson, Pat and Donna Burton and Donald Burton as sponsors.

James Stewart became the Kittson County North all-timeleading scorer as the senior tallied 445 points this season and 1,092 pointsin his career.

1994 - 5 years ago

Rod and Karen Koop announce the birth of their daughter,Stephanie Rae. She joins Dallas, Danielle, Dayton, Matthew, Stacey and Melodyat home. Grandparents are Wilbur and Lillian Koop, Hallock and Floyd andBeverly Hewitt, Lancaster.

The MCI bowling team won the 1994 Hallock men's bowlingtournament. Team members include, Dave Olson, Gary Wilkie, Norman Brandt,Craig Steen, George Christenson, and alternate Norman Brandt.