In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

18 August 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Mat Cook, Grand Forks, came up to work in R. E. Jarvis'Cigar factory. Mr. Jarvis intends to have several men at work this fallto supply his many customers with home made cigars.

It is reported that William Waldorf Astor, who recentlygave up his American citizenship to become an Englishman, has been snubbedby the Prince of Wales, all of which goes to show that the Prince must bea pretty decent sort of an Englishman.

The "burnt" out district in Donaldson makes abig hole in that town, but already carpenters are at work rebuilding onthe ruins.

Sam Clark, the Stephen newspaper man, and Frank McClarnonsay the whole town is making preparations to come to Hallock when the OriginalBoston Bloomer Girls play the Hallock team. Sam says if a pretty girl isplaced on first base, he has all kinds of money to say that not one in theHallock team can get beyond it - they will die on first.

The new addition to the school building will not be erectedthis year, but we understand a new heating plant will be put in the presentbuilding. This will be a much needed improvement as the teachers and scholarssuffered severely from cold last winter.

Julius Puschinsky, an old time Hallock tinsmith, but oflate from Cavalier, has secured employment with A. W. Johnson of this place.

1949 - 50 years ago

Walter Carlson, well known local contractor, suffered afall from a scaffold while at work on the new home being built by GeorgeHanson. He was hospitalized but his condition is not believed to be serious.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller were in Minneapolis to attendthe wedding of their son, Carl, to Gail Colwell, Minneapolis.

Hilson Stewart has completed the moving of his residenceonto a new foundation and basement.

Four girls and one boy passed the junior life saving test.Those receiving the award are Darlene Swanson, Beverly Rustad, Mary LouThornberg and Marion Lucas, Hallock. The lone bioy was Donald Lundquist,Karlstad.

Phyllis Lofgren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Lofgren,county auditor, underwent an operation when she suffered a sudden attackof appendicitis which required emergency attention.

Mesdames Alice Pearson and Alma Johnson left for Minneapolisand will continue their trip on a scheduled tour which will take them toNew York City, Niagara Falls and Washington, D.C.

Bill Paulson, body shop man at the Danielson Garage, LakeBronson, for many years and more recently with the McVean Motor Company,Hallock, suffered an accident when mounting a hydraulic lift on a truck.His index finger was caught between two heavy pieces of iron and the endof it snipped off. The local doctor fixed it up and he is getting alongas nicely as could be expected.

1974 - 25 years ago

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Ristad, Grafton,Aug. 11 in Grand Forks. He has been named Eric James. Mr. and Mrs. FerdieRistad are the paternal grandparents.

Allen Tibbetts has accepted the position of elementaryprincipal in Hallock. He replaces George Dann. Mr. and Mrs. Tibbetts havethree daughters and they move here from Bagley.

Nicolle Anne Tunheim, daughter of mr. and Mrs. James Tunheim,was baptized Aug. 11 at Maria Lutheran Church. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs.Marvin Hanson, Hallock.

1989 - 10 years ago

Receiving certificates of merit for their lifesaving effortsduring the July 21 Kittson Memorial Nursing Home fire were Jason Nupdal,Rachel Dahlman, Gloria Norby representing the Kittson Memorial VolunteerAmbulance; Tim Roman, representing the Hallock Volunteer Fire Department;and Loree Wightman.

1989 Kittson County Century Farm families include Mr. andMrs. Dale Halverson, Hallock (1882) and Robert and Alice Vik, Halma (1889).

1994 - 5 years ago

Dean and Marcia Severson, previously from Eden Prairie,moved to Hallock.

Sue Osman has sold her house and is moving a trailer onto the lots west of Ruth Wilebski's home.

Doug and Candy Nelson, Arien and Jean Lyberg, Gary andJoanne Easter, Minneapolis, Tom and Pat Meisner, all went salmon fishingat Oahe Dam, Pierre, S.D.

 ner, all went salmon fishingat Oahe Dam, Pierre, S.D.