In Days Gone By
Kittson County Enterprise
21 July 1999
1899 - 100 years ago
Mrs. I. E. Glidden and children and Nellie Joliff leftfor a visit with friends and relatives at Portage LaPairie, Manitoba.
Alf. Suffel has his hair clipped and is limbering up hisjoints preparatory to doing up Greely Carr and the whole of Marshall Countyin the baseball arena on Fair Day.
Three years ago Tom Harborn bought the Bill Johnson place(160 acres) in the town of Granville for $1,400. The first year when onlypartially broken, raised $800 worth of wheat on it; the second year he raised$1,400 worth and this year he sold the place to Wm. Keiver, Sr. for $2,880and he has a 909 acre crop on it. Who says it doesn't pay to invest in KittsonCounty land?
Just because Adolph Norberg took a lady friend with himto the Winnipeg fair, a gang of nigh-marauders awaited his return, and thinkingAdolph, in his absence, had taken unto himself a better half, received hiswith a lilarious chivari. The racket was kept up until became monotonousto the entire neighborhood, and Adolph swears that if he can get on to theleader of the gang he will make it warm for him. No mistake, it's a "darn"shame to give a respectable young lady and gentleman a reception of thiskind, it's just as mean as it can be and the feeling of the community oughtto be made known.
1949 - 50 years ago
Mark Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pearson, hasn'tshocked the racing world but he's well on the road that Barney Oldfieldclimbed to fame. Mark, 18, found parts of Model T cars, bought some andfrom a number of junk sources, built a car from the rubber up and put ingood racing condition. He had hard luck at the Hallock fair races, but placedsecond in two races at the Warren fair and placed second in two races atthe Roseau fair.
After attending the Marshall County Fair, five KittsonCounty people patronized a Warren restaurant where they were served hamsalad sandwiches, resulting in the poisoning of the entire group. Mr. andMrs. Chap Olson, Lake Bronson, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Peterson and Mrs. Peterson'ssister, all of Lancaster all became ill from the ham salad sandwiches.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baldwin are the parents of a baby boyborn July 15.
Dennis Diamond celebrated his fourth birthday July 16 byhaving a number of his little friends as guests. They enjoyed the deliciousbirthday cake and other delicacies.
Announcements have been received by relatives of Mr. andMrs. Harry Malm, Hot Springs, SD, announcing the birth of their son, RogerCharles, July 8. Mrs. Malm was the former Angeline Johnson, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Axel R. Johnson, Hallock.
Mr. and Mrs. Vendler Blide and son, Jackie, 15, were guestsamong the Blide families. They had been on a fishing trip to Eagle Lake,Ontario. Vendler, a former Hallock boy, is the International Harvester dealerin Finley, Ohio.
1974 - 25 years ago
Diane Younggren was selected queen in the advanced divisionof the 4-H style revue. Diane's attendants were Shannon Hunt and Wendy Jensen.Wendy was the 1973 dress revue queen.
Mr. and Mrs. Verne Dahlgren announce the engagement oftheir daughter, Janna, to Craig Affedlt, son of Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Affedlt,Elk River. A fall wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Loer, Hallock, are the parents of agirl born July 13. She has been named Jo Lynn.
1989 - 10 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stenmark, Lancaster, announce the engagementof their daughter, Shannon, to Rodney Bakken, son of Mrs. Francis Bakken,Humboldt. An Aug. 12 wedding is planned.
Douglas Johnson and girls left for their home at Belmont,Calif. after spending 10 days at the Adrian Johnson home.
Don Burton, Butch Kraska and Scott Schmiedeberg residein the Eva Wold home.
Winner of the Polaris four-wheeler was Ken Wiese, Humboldt.Wiese won the four-wheeler, which was donated by the G. A. Leonard NorbergLegion Post 63 of Hallock, at the Kittson County Fair.
1994 - 5 years ago
July 9, approximately 75-80 descendants of Carl and ChristineNordling gathered at the Les and Shirley Nordling farm to celebrate thefamily reunion. The four surviving children attended: Les, Arlene, Lylaand Bonnie and family members of Dennis and Bill.
Shirley and Earl Norland celebrated their 40th weddinganniversary with family and friends in their home town of Perham. Familymembers helping celebrate the anniversary were their children Jim and GailNorland, Hallock; Julie (Norland) and Ron Nokelby, Grand Forks; Scott andJenny Norland, Coon Rapids, Dan Norland, St. Louis, MO.
Kelly and Trina Bengtson, Hallock, announce the birth oftheir daughter, Andrea, born July 13. She has two older sisters, Stephanie,7, and Micaela, 5. Grandparents are Judy Bengtson, Hallock, and Ronald andShiela Jacobson, Greenbush.