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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

04 August 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

J. P. McGill, Drayton's tonsorial artist, came over fromthat place to assist J. W. Sharkey, during the fair days.

Under the careful treatment of Dr. Demars, we are pleasedto announce the rapid improvement of Annie Olander, who has been confinedto her bed with brain fever for the past five weeks.

A chimney fire at Knute Pearson's butcher shop called outthe fire department. The quick action of the chemicals and force, however,soon extinguished the burning chimney.

A. W. Johnson has built a fine, new addition to the rearof his already large and commodious store. It is said the new apartmentwill be used as a shop for the manufacture of tin and copperware and forthe storing of heavy hardware.

Earl Jarvis, formerly of St. Vincent, has moved his cigarfactory over from that place and has opened up an establishment for themanufacture of his goods here.

Married on July 31 by Rev. L. P. Lundgren, Ole Olson toIda Anderson, both of this place.

A small fire at Bob Rupert's laundry created quite a littleexcitement. Chief Dure had the department out in less than five minutesafter the alarm was turned in. The fire originated from excessive heat inthe drying room and was put out before much damage was done.

1949 - 50 years ago

First Lt. Leroy W. Hanson, formerly of Hallock, has beenassigned to the school of aviation medicine at Randolph Field, Texas, inorder to attend the pohysical examinatio for flying course that is beingoffered. Lt. Hanson is a son of Geo. O. W. and Mrs. Hanson of Hallock andRed River.

Construction of the Karlstad Memorial hospital and clinichas been started this week. It will be a one story masonry structure withbrick facing.

Chas. Hemmingson recently purchased the Clayton Amundsonhome located on the west side of Hallock. The Hemmingsons have been livingin an apartment over the Farmer Store.

Bob Bouvette and Tom Holm, Kennedy, motored to Warroadwhere they were guests at the wedding of their fraternity brother, "Stew"Stevens, Minneapolis and Miss Schultz, Warroad.

A group of Girl Scout leaders motored to Thief River Fallsto attend a meeting. Those attending were Mrs. Lyman Brink, Mrs. Harry Miller,Mrs. Orville Wilson, Mrs. R. C. Nelson and Mrs. Art Larson.

Bob Fisher, Hallock, is employed at the Humboldt Store.

1974 - 25 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Randal Swenson are the parents of a girl bornJuly 24 at Kittson Memorial Hospital. She has been named Carrie Ann.

Ground was broken for a new Margie's Cafe in Hallock. Itis to be located just across the street from the present location, betweenHallock Savings and Loan and the 35 Cent Wash.

Holly Bernstrom and Marilyn Glad are enjoying a trip toBlack Hills.

Tiffany Jane Nelson, daughter of Douglas Nelsons, was baptizedat Sion Luther Church. Mark and Renee Nelson were sponsors.

1989 - 10 years ago

Catching halibut in Alaska were the following group ofmen: Ron Nelson, Thief River Falls; Kenneth Berg, Thief River Falls; JerryWillet, North Pole, Alaska; Harvey Cederholm, Maple Plain; Don Cederholm,Hallock; Jim Snyder, Wayzata, and Bob Muir, Hallock. Berg was the one whocaught the larges halibut weighing 102 pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Davis, Lake Bronson, and Mr. and mrs.Richard Elasky, Bloomington, announce the engagement of their children,Sherri Davis and Michael Elasky. An Aug. 26 wedding is planned.

Diane Sandahl and her sister, Sharon Kozojed, Thief RiverAlls, flew to Skaneatles, NY to visit another sister, Susan Hamilton. Theyspent a week with yer.

Erik Finney recently returned from Ottawa, Ontario, Canadawhere he skated for the "Minnesota Selects" in the Ottawa Capitalssummer hockey tournament.

1994 - 5 years ago

Rebecca Johnson, Red River 4-H Club, Hallock, participatedin a Citizenship Washington Focus tour at Washington, D.C. recently.

Greg Melin, Hallock, son of Gary Melin and Janelle Craigmile,attended the Advanced Forkhorn Camp at Deep Portage Conservation Reservenear Hackensack.