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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

14 April 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Red River is reported breaking up and well up in its banks.

Miss Nora Harrison has started a new music class at Northcote.

Rev. Lundgren left for Canada, where he will remain fortwo weeks. Mrs. Lundren and children left for Litchfield to visit her parentsand other friends for six weeks or more.

A number of Mrs. Frederick Anderson's friends gave hera pleasant surprise, the event being her 49th birthday. About 20 were present,among whom was Mrs. Chas. Berg, Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Beaton entertained a number of youngpeople at their home, the event being a farewell party to their son Georgewho left the next day to resume his duty as operator for the G. N. at Wahpeton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bouvette April 5, 1899, a daughter.

Eph. Clow, one of the bonanza farmers of Humboldt, startedin seeding and Chas. Clow followed.

Marconi, the inventor of wireless telegraphy, fully demonstratedthe possibilities of his invention and the correctness of his theory. Hetelegraphed without wires, a long message across the English channel, adistance of 32 miles.

The fields on both sides of the track all the way fromCrookston to as far as Argyle are covered more or less by water. From Stephennorth and especially in Kittson County, they are high and dry and readyfor seed.

A number of little ones around town have been down withthe "Dutch Measles," but no serious cases have been reported.

According to Clarence Berg's ideas there must be somethingwrong when a preacher gets $400 and a baseball pitcher gets $5,000 a year.

1949 - 50 years ago

Loretta Cleem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cleem, ruralHallock, has been selected by the junior class and a committee of facultymembers as the most representative girl of the class of 1950 and will representHallock at Girls State. Wayne Westerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Westerson,rural Hallock has been chosen as representative to Boys State.

Gordon Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Carlson, Hallock,has been initiated into Beta Alpha Psi national honorary accounting fraternity.He is also a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He is attending NorthDakota State University.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Matthews were honored on their goldenwedding anniversary at the Methodist Church in Humboldt. There were marriedin that church April 16, 1899. Mrs. Matthews is a daughter of the late Mr.and Mrs. James Diamond.

1974 - 25 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Hilson Stewart, Humboldt, announce the engagementof their daughtrer, Linda Lea to Jim Negg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Negg,Shakopee. A June 7 wedding is planned.

A thief or thieves broke a lock on the money box at thecity water plant and made off with an estimated $100 to $125.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Swanson left on a trip to MedicineHat, Alberta where they visited Mrs. Swanson's brother and wife, Mr. andMrs. Tom Koizumi and then drove on to Vauxhall to see another brother, MarvinKoizumi.

1989 - 10 years ago

A baby girl was born to Richard and DeEtte Anderson, Hallock,April 4, at the Kittson Memorial Hospital. She has been named Jackie Lynn.Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Evans Anderson, Kennedy. Sisters Meridee,seven, Kristen, four, and brother, Jason, one and one-half welcomed herhome.

1994 - 5 years ago

Kelly Lofberg, Hallock, won $3,000 in the Bases Loadedscratch-off. Lofberg bought the ticket at Co-op Services, Hallock.

Pennie Jo Olson and Jerrod Hanson, together with theirparents, Mel and Colleen Olson, Cavalier, and Dale and Cheryl Hanson, St.Vincent announce their engagement. A June 11 wedding is planned.

A baby boy was born to Cindy and Steve Sandahl, Warroad,April 3.

Confirmation was held at Sion Lutheran Church. The confirmandswere Vanessa Clow, Nicole Nordin, Erika Olson, Katy Pearson, Del Peterson,Scott Swenson, Michael Wilebski, and Misty Yonke.