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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

25 August 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

R. A. Rupert, the laundry man, has purchased a fine loton Broadway from Capt. Vanstrum and is erecting a large and commodious buildingto be used as a laundry. The location is the finest in town for Bob's business,handy to the lagoon and at the same time near to the business center.

The new addition to the Presbyterian church is being oputup and when completed will make the church one of the finest and most commodiousin town. The new improvements comprise of a 14 foot addition to the rearof the main building and an L on the east side. John Olson and Siveren Hansonare doing the work.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Nelson returned from St. Paul, wherethey have been for a couple of weeks. Mr. N. having served on the stateteachers examining board.

The Episcopal Sunday school held their annual picnic inVanstrum's park.

We saw Tom Rafferty grinning worse than ever the otherday and we never tumbled until Dr. Lockwood gave us to understand that Tomdid not only have a fair crop this year, but that a handsome little daughterhad arrived at his home.

1949 - 50 years ago

Harvey Pardun, for a long time associated with the Younggrenairport but now operating the Ft. Pembina airport, had a close call whenhis plane crashed into a heavy voltage powerline and crashed to the groundnear Donaldson.

Eldred Lindahl, Hallock, won first place in the countycontest of the Third Minnesota Malting barley contest. Earl Bengston, Hallock,won second, and Ragnar Johnson, Hallock, third.

Three students from Hallock received degrees from MoorheadState Teachers College. Ella Anderson, bachelor of science; Janyce Gullanderand Lily Rolczynski, both associate in education degrees.

Rev. Clara Wagner christened Michael Fisher, small sonof Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Fisher, Hallock at their home. Janet James, Mayme Juryand Rev. Engelbretson accompanied her.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nordling atDeaconess Hospital, Grand Forks, Aug. 7. The parents have named the littlemiss Joan Leslie.

1974 - 25 years ago

Allen Tibbets is the new principal at the Hallock ElementarySchool. He comes from Bagley where he has been employed for the past 18years. Mr. and Mrs. Tibbetts have three daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Martine have been blueberry pickingeast of Lancaster. Their grandchildren, Janet, Barbara and Noel Petersonhelped them.

A group of 18 area men in seven boats started out on athree day Lake of the Woods excursion that covered an estimated 300 miles.They were R. C. Nelson, Winslow Larson, Chet Fowler, Dennis Sobolik, KeithRosengren, George Bork, Bob and Pat Overend, Dr. Joe Bouvette, Don Carlson,Lou Kill, Duane Younggren, Mark Pearson, Jim Schendele, Ray Hager, Dr. HarryHanson, Dr. G. W. McAllen and Bob Severson.

1989 - 10 years ago

A 1975 Ford van driven by David Lambert, Hallock, collidedwith a 1973 Chevy tandem truck operated by Bradley Rynning, Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson, Lake Bronson and Mr. and Mrs.Glen Mattson, Kennedy, announce the engagement of their children, Lynn Johnsonto Earl Mattson. An Oct. 28 wedding is planned.

A boy was born to Terry and Laurie Loeffler Aug. 15. Hehas been named Kyle Scot. Grandparents are Angeline Kachena, Park Riverand Adeline Loeffler, Hallock.

Patti Jo Shablow, Lake Bronson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Jim Shablow was united in marriage to Bobby Schmiedeberg, son of Mary AnnSchmiedeberg, Lancaster.

1994 - 5 years ago

A baby girl was born to Paul and Janelle Craigmile, Hallock.She has been named Paige Clarice and was welcomed home by sisters Kirstenand Britt and brother, Greg. Grandparents are Donald and Clarice Craigmile,Hallock, and Amanda and the late Myron Jacobson, Greenbush.