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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

23 June 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

John Hannon came in from Pelan with a load of evergreentrees. He disposed of the load in a short time.

Hon. E. M. Englebert brought in the returns from Kennedy.The election was to decide whether or not Kennedy should incorporate. Thevote was unanimous in favor of incorporation.

Mrs. Gus Sundberg and daughter, Lee, returned home fromMinneapolis where they have been stopping for several months. While there,Lee has been a student of one of the best business colleges of that city.

On June 16, O. J. Halsing married Emma Halberg, both ofKennedy. The happy couple left on a Duluth excursion.

"Papa" Swanson met with a bad accident whileout on the Mattson farm where he went to see how his well-boring machinewas progressing. The driver on the hoist being somewhat careless did notsee "Pap" who was making an examination of the well and restinghis hand on the pipe - started up the horses to drop the hammer. He is nownursing a badly mashed hand and, under the care of Dr. Demars, will soonrecover.

1949 - 50 years ago

Billy Hawkyard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hawkyard, ishome spending a vacation, his first since going to Arabia two years ago.He is employed in the oil fields by the Stand Oil Company.

A party consisting of Jonas Cederholm, Chester Walstedt,Clarence Haynes and his son, Rodney and Geo. Hardnell, Williams, returnedfrom a several day fishing trip to Lake Roane, Ont. where they went fortrout.

Mrs. Peter Ruud suffered considerable injury after beingrun over by a car. She stepped from between two parked cars without looking.The wheel of the car passed over her chest and she sustained a broken limbjust above one knee. Outside of that, she was bruised over much of her bodyand is reported as getting along satisfactorily.

A Stinson plane owned by Dr. G. A. Knutson crashed at theBaudette airport. Although the plane was reduced to a mass of wreckage,no one was injured and it is a miracle the four occupants escaped. Passengersin the plane were Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Rudstrom and Glen Bronson, all of LakeBronson. The plane was practically new and cost around $7,000.

Bud Wilwant, east of Lancaster, who is employed at theRoy Larson farm had a close calll when his Ford V-8 car collided with therailing of the Albin Olson bridge four miles east of Hallock. His car struckthe steel bridge railing squarely in the centger of its radiator, the impactgreat enough to bend all of the rail's steel uprights. The car careenedupside down, landing top down in the river below in about four feet of water.Wilwant was uninjured and didn't have a single scratch. When asked, he couldn'texplain what happened.

1974 - 25 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ball, Lancaster, announce the engagementof their daughter, Debra Lynn, to Bruce Ingeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. HarveyIngeman, Hallock. A July 27 wedding is planned.

Russell Cory, Lancaster, a professional sheep shearer,was honored with a plaque in appreciation of 35 years of service to thesheep industry in northern Minnesota as a shearer (1939 - 1974).

Hostesses at a bridal shower honoring Shauna Hoenke were:Clare Hunt, Amelia Streed, Bertha Aaseby, Ruby Knutson, Barb Thompson, ElaineNordling, Aileen Olson, Shirley Nordling and Delia Fowler.

Barbara McKibbon and Harry Hanson, Sr. both of Hallock,were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Bronson June 13.

1989 - 10 years ago

A son was born to Dane and Renee Ryden June 1. He has beennamed Mitchell Dane. Grandparents are Earl and Faye Ryden, Kennedy, andDon and Clarice Craigmile, Hallock.

Dave and Rena Ridgeway, Hibbing, and Dick and Jan Clay,Hallock, announce the engagement of their children, Bev. Ridgeway and DerrikClay. A Sept. wedding is planned.

Olive and Leonard Mortenson will be celebrating their 50thwedding anniversary June 25.

Bike winners at the Kennedy bicycle safety rodeo were JaimieDahl, winner of the girl's bike, and Chad Ingeman, winner of the boy's bike.

1994 - 5 years ago

Leo Locken, Lake Bronson, has been named a Melvin JonesFellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation, in recognition of his commitmentto serving the world community.