In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

30 June 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Miss Gertie Kemp came over from Pembina to spend the Fourthin Hallock.

M. K. Smith has moved into the T. S. Thompson cottage.Tony Kamish will move in from the farm and occupy the residence vacatedby Mr. Smith.

M. Moen has accepted a contract from the Kittson CountyAgricultural Association to build a grandstand on their grounds. The structureis to be permanent and will have a seating capacity of over 500. It is tobe covered and up-to-date in every respect.

John Nelson, of the West Hotel, desires to announce heis building a livery, feed and stable in connection with his hotel and willhave same ready for the Fourth of July.

Olaf Lindgren's fine, new residence across the track iswell under way and with the one now being built by Mrs. Lars Mattson, muchwill be added to the residence portion in that part of the town.

The greatest festival ever held in Red River church, tookplace during the dedication of that church. A beautiful and eloquent sermonwas preached by the president of the conference, J. Femling, of Vasa andRev. Lundgren read an interesting paper on the history of the church sinceits organization in 1881. The congregation has one of the finest churchesin the valley.

1949 - 50 years ago

The Younggren-Miller Chevrolet Company of Hallock has agreedto furnish a plane free of charge which will be used to drop thousands offree tickets which the fair board will give to children, admitting thosewho are 12 years of age and under to the outside gate at the fair free ofcharge. It is suggested that farm children ask their parents to take themin to the town in the county where they are in the habit of trading July,at which time the tickets will be dropped by plane.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Johnson and Kenneth returned froma trip to the west coast. They visited their daughter, Mrs. B. F. Bjornsonand son-in-law in Portland.

Alice Walters and Marlyce Younggren were selected as delegatesto represent the Hallock senior Girl Scouts at the annual conference heldat Wadena.

1974 - 25 years ago

Jerry Lundberg left for Hinckley where he will be employedat Jaymar Scout Camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Urban Woodbeck, Sr., Lisbon, ND announce theengagement of their granddaughter, Peggy Woodbeck to Brent Pearson, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pearson, Lancaster. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. David Judd, Kilkenny, announce the engagementof their daughter, Carol, to Gerald Olsonawski, son of Mr. and Mrs. AntonOlsonawski, Hallock. An Aug. 10 wedding is planned.

When Mrs. Howard Dunn, postmistress, took the flag downafter business hours June 21, service at the Northcote Post Office ceasedto exist, after well over 90 years since pioneer Peter Daly opened the firstpost office.

1989 - 10 years ago

Dean Carlson, Kennedy, has been chosen to represent KittsonCounty as the 1989 King Agassiz.

A girl was born to Dale and Sheila Eschler, Hallock, June20 at Warren Hospital. She has been named Brianna Nicole. She has a brother,Jason. Grandparents are John and the late Lauverna Eschler, Kennedy, andLaura and the late Harold Christenson, Lake Bronson.

Roger Lundstrom, Thief River Balls, a delivery driver forUnited Parcel Service route to Hallock, Humboldt, St. Vincent and Noyeswas honored for completing 25 years of service with the company.

1994 - 5 years ago

1994 Agassiz Leaders in Kittson County are Darwyn and LoriAnderson, Karlstad.

Kittson Central and Kennedy Schools voted in Bruce Jensenas the new superintendent of District #2171. Jensen is currently the principalin Stephen. In 1989, he also became the principal in Argyle in a sharedposition with both schools. He will begin his duties June 27.

A baby boy was born to Rick and Dawn Lindegard, Hallock,June 15. He has been named Casey Erik and has a brother, Erik and two sisters,Jocelyn and Joelle at home. Grandparents are Jerry and Lois Lindegard, Hallock;Kenneth and Janice Anderson, Hallock; Robert and Brenda Carlson, Fertile;and great grandmother, Edith Carlson, Fertile.

 

 on, Fertile;and great grandmother, Edith Carlson, Fertile.