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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

07 May 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Hunting or shooting on the Glidden Farm from now on willbe strictly forbidden. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

Already quite a few have called on Auditor Gunnarson fora free package of sugar beet seed and the chances are by next year, someof our farmers will be starting a sugar factory and then joining the sugartrust.

Some of our farmers are feeling rather blue over the spellof wet weather we are experiencing, but the more experienced ones are hopeful,claiming that some of their best crops were raised from wheat sown as lateas May 15.

1949 - 50 years ago

A party consisting of G. S. Wass, local creamery presidentand Hallock bank official, his brother, Gotfrid, Lancaster and their uncleIvar Wass, Hallock, will leave here for New York where they will board theSwedish liner, Gropsholm and land in Gottenborg, Sweden, a few days later.They expect to remain in Sweden for about two months.

Orville Wilson was unanimously elected president of themen's golf club for the season. R. C. Nelson was chosen secretary and A.L. Wikholm, treasurer. The building of a club house was discussed and acommittee was formed to investigate the costs.

Michael Siedl, father of Mrs. Ed Moberg who is here visiting,is one of the few remaining old-time carpenters. Mr. Diedl is more thana carpenter. He is an old country tradesman, who learned the millwrighttrade. He says in southern Minnesota 50 to 60 years ago, he built a numberof timber barns which were put together without a single nail in them. Everypart was mortised and then drawn together with large, round oak pegs. Thesebarns still stand today in perfect shape.

Virgil Bockwitz and Elwood Ehrenstrom made a trip by planeto Baudette.

1974 - 25 years ago

Two Humboldt-St.Vincent students won fourth and fifth placesin a recent statewide "Ability Counts" contest. They wrote essayson Community Challenge; Barriers to the Handicapped. They were Julie Webster,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Webster, Humboldt; and Richard Clow, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Willie Clow, St. Vincent.

Three Hallock business places were burglarized. Thievesentered Western Implement and stole tools and gloves estimated at $700.They also entered Southside 66 and Kittson County Implement where they madeoff with approximately $55 in cash.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Anderson announce the engagementof their daughter Ivy George Ann to Grant Bothum, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.Grant Bothum, Sr., Kennedy.

A retirement party was held at the Crossroads honoringMrs. Larry Monson and Mrs. Melvy Olson. Mrs. Olson has served in the ASCSoffice for the past 16 years and Mrs. Monson for the past 11 years.

1989 - 10 years ago

The United States Achievement Acadamy has named Mark Hansona national collegiate award winner in engineering. Hanson attends NDSU andis the son of Harris and JoAnn Hanson, Hallock.

Vicki Holmquist was the only one confirmed at the Red RiverLutheran Church.

Chris Homstad will be Hallock's representative at BoysState.

1994 - 5 years ago

Nolan Kriel, Hallock, has been selected to skate for TeamMinnesota. Nolan competed against 78 of Minnesota's best players in themini-series to earn the right to advance.

Confirmation exercises were held at Red River LutheranChurch. Those being confirmed were Blake Elhard, Sarah Erickson, Casey Langen,Jeni Lindgren, Joanna Vagle, and Joel Vagle.