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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

24 March 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

P. Stubson, Humboldt, has accepted the position of foremanwith the Kelso Farm. Mr. Stubson held a similar position for many yearson the Hill farm at Humboldt.

Ex-sheriff Younggren has bought the Parrault farm nearDonaldson. This ranks Mr. Younggren with the most extensive farmers in thestate.

Capt. Vanstrum has sold the old O'Connell building acrossthe slough to Geo. Little. Mr. L. will tear it down and rebuild it intoa neat residence across the track, near Dick Doran's.

W. F. McAnts was married to Edna Finney at St. Vincent.Mr. McAnts is the popular village blacksmith and Mrs. McAnts is the youngand accomplished daughter of John Finney, one of the most properous farmersin the north end of the county.

Farmers make a note of this. Have you ever tried seedingyour grain both ways of the field. It will not only increase the yield,but will help to protect the crop from the hot winds. Drill in one halfbushel of wheat per acre in the ordinary way, then drill in one half bushelper acre at right angles to the first seeding. Cross seeding requires alittle more work but it pays big returns.

John Joliff and son Sam, returned from Portage la Prairie,Manitoba, where they have spent the greater part of the winter. Mr. JoliffJr. is railroading on the C.P.R. and after a week's visit will return toManitoba.

1949 - 50 years ago

June and Elvera Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Nelson,Lake Bronson are visiting their home. Harriet Vik, Lake Bronson high schoolclassmate of the girls is also on a three day vacation. The Nelson girlshave been employed for a number of years as telephone operators in Seattle,Washington. Harriet Vik is employed as a stenographer in the credit departmentof Sears, Roebuck, Minneapolis.

Ruth Ann Lofgren, daughter of County Auditor and Mrs. AxelLofgren, was united in marriage to Elmer Kuhlman, Luverne.

Petrus Persson, Mr. and Mrs. Andred Lyberg, Martin Olsonand Axel Norland, all Lancaster, expect to leave New York on the liner Gripsholmfor Sweden April 15.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ehrenstrom and son Edward, Lake Bronson,and Virgil Bockwitz started for Minneapolis by plane, They got as far asGrand Forks and were obliged to spend the night there on account of theweather.

A crew of men and carpenters are busy remodeling the interiorof Red River Church.

1974 - 25 years ago

The three-act comedy play "The Maxwells" waspresented by the Lancaster PTA. Cast members included Rev. Carroll Anderson,Marge Whitlock, Tessie Dahlman, Leah Burton, James Sass and Shirley Pearson.

Ethel Thompson, Gladys Larson and Alice Pearson left forOld Mexico.

Jon Nordling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nordling, is enrolledin a photography course at Brooks Institute at Santa Barbara, California.Jon is currently working on getting a certificate for diving which willequip him for underwater photography.

Philip and Jenny Pearson, Hubert and Gerane Nelson, Orielleand Eleanor Norland and Carl and Jean Olson recently returned from a 10day trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona.

1989 - 10 years ago

A baby boy was born to Dave and Char Langen, Kennedy March16 at the Kittson Memorial Hospital. He has been named Kyle David. Grandparentsare Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Langen, Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abele, Mahnomen.Sister Ashley, 2, welcomed him home.

Todd Hagen, Kennedy High School, was selected to participatein the eighth annual Minnesota All-Star basketball games.

David Lindahl, HHS sophomore, was selected for the secondconsecutive year to participate in the UND Hockey Elite week in Grand Forks.

1994 - 5 years ago

Sheila Eschler was installed as postmaster at the HumboldtPost Office March 18. Conducting the installation was Hallock postmaster,Dan Derouin.

Theron Pearson, Hallock, placed fifth in the People's ChoiceTaxidermy Award show in St. Paul at the Minnesota Deer Classic. He won inthe big game category with 18 contestants competing against him.

Paula Prater and Troy Minske, along with their parents,Ed and Jean Prater, Andover and Lyndon and Toody Minske, Hallock, announcetheir upcoming marriage. An April 23 wedding planned.





marriage. An April 23 wedding planned.