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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

01 September 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Nels Swanson and Axel Blomberg Sundayed in Donaldson.

Happiness reigns supreme at the home of A. E. Davidson,Kennedy, over the arrival of a handsome little daughters.

John Brooks Jr. accidentally shot himself while playingwith a loaded revolver. While the wound is an ugly one, Dr. Lockwood isbringing him around rapidly and John will soon be well enough to take ahand in the harvest.

The poles for Hallock's new automatic switch telephonesystem are being put up and soon we'll be able to "Hello" to almostany part of the city without first agitating the "communicator"or the "girl" at the central.

Leon Ulstrup, the hustling Kennedy merchant was doing businessin town between trains.

Quite a number of our citizens are figuring on taking inthe state fair. If you go, go via the Great Northern at half-fare for theround trip.

1949 - 50 years ago

The largest crowd believed to have ever been assembledin the northern half of the state, gathered at Lake Bronson state park towitness the State Historic pageant which was pout on bny the Minnesota HistoricalSociety under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Searls. The number ofcars was estimated at 6,703 with the average car holding four and a halfpersons. Total attendance was roughly 30,253.

A bear weighing over 400 pounds was shot by Elmer Johnson,son of Pete Johnson. The bear was killed in the Backstrom pasture in Cannontownship. Others assisting were Willie Johnson and two of the Backstromboys.

Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Pederson became grandparents three timesin three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Seymoure Pederson, Minneapolis, had a babygirl July 29; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pederson, Hallock, had a baby boy Aug.13; and Mrs. and Mrs. Milford Pederson, Fargo, had a baby girl Aug. 16.

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Erickson have been guests of Mr. andMrs. Henry Lindberg at the Lindberg lake cottage at Lake of the Woods.

Goldie Berg lefdt to resume her teaching profession atSt. Louis Park. Goldie has spent most of her summer vacation here with hermother, Mrs. Alfred Berg.

Donald Younggren accompanied by his cousin, Evans Anderson,Kennedy, left by car for Cleveland, Ohio, where they will atend the NationalAir Races.

A stork shower was given at the home of Mrs. Roy Rydenin honor of Mrs. Richard Higgin. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. Docken, Mrs.Kinshella and Mrs. George Westerberg.

1974 - 25 years ago

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rice, Lancaster.He has been named Bradley Allan.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nordling took their son, Paul, to Moorheadwhere he will begin his first year at Concordia College.

Mr. and Mrs. William Wilebski, Lancaster, and Jim Muirfamily, Fergus Falls, spent a week of vacation at Pike Hale Resort on CassLake.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hugill, dauther Nancy and son Kenny,who have been visiting with George Hugill, left for Minneapolis where Mauricewill resume teaching at St. Anthony High School where he heads the mathdepartment.

Mrs. Wilbur Koop and three children, Jandy, Paul and David,left for a two week trip to the West Coast and Seattle where she will visitat the home of her sister, Mrs. Kenneth Rieman. They plan to take in theWorld's Fair at Spokane on the return trip.

1989 - 10 years ago

A large number from the area attended the 50th weddinganniversary celebration for Walter and Evelyn Johnson at the Teien Covenantchurch.

Women's golf league champions at the Oakridge Golf Coursein Hallock were Vickie Dahl and Sheryl Olsonawski. The two had a seasonending score of 153.

1994 - 5 years ago

Dan and Diane Younggren announce the birth of their daughter,Kailey Louise, born Aug. 8. Her grandparents are Larry and Rose Younggren,Hallock, and Ralph and Sharon Kalinowski, Karlstad.

A wedding reception was held at Maria Lutheran Church forStephen and Angela Swanson. Stephen is the son of Charles and Patti Swanson.Angela is the daughter of Janis Jette Jones and Garold Jette, Polson, Mont.