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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

12 May 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Scott Riddell is building a fine large barn on his farmnear town. Scott believes in keeping pace with Hallock, whether the cropis promising or not.

Among the St. Vincentites who visited the county seat thisweek were John Finney, Manager Gillispie of the Reid farm, Postmaster R.H. Lapp, E. W. Pierce and Geo. LeMasurier of the New Era.

The establishment of free mail delivery in Crookston iswell under way, and now the question of paving the streets is being agitated.Crookston is one of the most progressive cities in the valley and she willnot hesitate in making the latter improvement.

The board of county commissioners met in special sessionto hear petitions, praying for the establishment of county ditches nearDonaldson, Kennedy and Humboldt.

Ten acres of Red River Valley soil will furnish for anordinary family, all the bread, meat, butter, milk, eggs, potatoes, vegetablesand small fruits necessary for a good living and there are from 30 to 60days work in the fall for neighbors at from $1.50 to $2.50 per day to buyclothes with, and that is better living than half the world is getting thismoment.

While Chas. Hultgren was heating a mixture of wax and turpentineon the stove, the stuff caught fire and set fire to a baby carriage whichwas standing nearby, in which was a small baby. In a short time everythingabout the room was afire. The mother and father were badly burned aboutthe face and hands in trying to rescue their little one, which they mangedto do, but not until the little one was badly burned, and he died a fewhours later.

1949 - 50 years ago

George Hanson, prominent So. Red River farmer, plans tobuild a home in Hallock on a lot between the Mrs. Minnie Davnie home andthe former Ole Myre residence.

Mrs. Elmer F. Anderson has accepted a position in the officeof the county register of deeds. Mrs. Anderson replaces Adeline McKibbinwho recently resigned to accept a position with the county assessor's office.

Arlo Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Axel R. Johnson, arrivedfrom Chicago where he has attended the Coyne Electrical School the pastsix monhs. Arlo plans to be at home for some time.

Warren Isely has purchased a new Pontiac.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnson returned home from their tripwhich lasted almost five months.

1974 - 25 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Joerger, Henning announce the engagementof their daughter, Ann Elizabeth to Russ Craigmile, son of Mr. and Mrs.Milton Craigmile. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned.

John Bergh, a junior at Hallock High School has been selectedby the G. A. Leonard Norberg Post of the American Legion to attend BoysState. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs Larry Bergh, Hallock.

Lyndon Johnson of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johnson, is valedictorianof the class of 1974 and Shannon Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AllisonHunt, is salutatorian.

The old pool hall building in Lancaster was destroyed byfire this week. Extreme heat and smoke did some damage to Susan's Restaurantand the new Lancaster Municipal Liquor store whch adjoined the property.

Dean Carlson has purchased a mobile home and is livingin it in the Hallock Mobile Park. Dean is one of our Thompson Township youngmen, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood Carlson, and is one of our areafarmers. Dean graduated from NDSU at Fargo and is now a member of the NationalGuard.

Floyd Hewitt, Lancaster, had the top gaining angus bullof all angus on the Minnesota Bull Testing Station at Lake Benton. The bullaveraged 3.61 pounds per day. The bull sold for $1,350 with the angus bullaveraging $875.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Blaze and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Koop spentthe weekend in Edina where the ladies attended the National World of BeautyShows.

1989 - 10 years ago

A break in at Larson Sales & Service, Kennedy, holdsno solid leads. The robbery netted the thieves about $5,800 worth of merchandiseand collectible items.

Joe and Julia Boroski celebrated their 49th wedding anniversaryMay 1. They dined at Peggy's Place, Lancaster.

Al and Carol Johnson are the proud parents of a baby boyborn May 3 at Greenbush. He has been named Paul Kenneth. His grandparentsare Marvin and Florence Johnson, Lake Bronson, and Marge and Jerry Anderson,Lancaster.

1994 - 5 years ago

Kittson Central Superintendent, Don Vellenga, submittedhis resignation effective June 30.

James and Mary Diamond, Humboldt, announce the arrivalof a daughter. Shelby Paige was born April 25. She was welcomed home bybig brother, Brady James, 2 1/2. Grandparents are Dennis and Perm Diamond,Humboldt and Betty Steen, Lancaster.