In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

15 September 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

John Ryden has just completed a fine, large granary onhis place, near town.

Talk about your threshing records, but we are told thatChas. Younggren knocked out a whole thousand of the golden pebbles in fourand a half hours. Mr. Younggren has a good outfit and it is no trouble forhim to do good work when he gets into a good field.

Ed. Cameron, St. Vincent, got his hand badly squeezed ina pulley belt. Dr. Harris fixed it up for him.

Betha Ferguson left for Hallock where she has accepteda position as teacher in the primary department of the schools of that city.

On the return of Auditor Gunnarson from the state fair,he was surprised to find that a handsome little daughter had come to sharethe hospitality of his pleasant home.

It is said that H. W. Stone, Benson, has purchased allthe farm land in the vicinity of Kennedy, heretofore owned by Keith andkearns and which was formerly a part of the holding of the Kennedy Landand Town Co. involving nearly 7,000 acres. It is the intention of Mr. Stoneto divide this tract into 160 acre lots and sell them off on easy terms.

John Sjoholm, the big bonanza farmer from near Donaldson,was doing business in the city. Mr. Sjoholm has just completed his threshingand it is said, besides other grain, he has 10,000 bushels of No. 1 hardwheat stored away in his granary.

1949 - 50 years ago

Carole, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pearson suffereda painful accident when whe was burned by hot water. She was carrying apan of hot water at the Arnold Wiese farm, stumbled and ran her hand intothe liquid. She suffered first and second degree burns and is a patientat the local hospital.

Recently the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andert, Northcote,was moved from that place to Karlstad where Mrs. Andert (Doline Murray)is teaching school. Moving the building out of Northcote removes one ofthe early business places in this county. The building was built in theyear 1880.

The largest enrollment in the history of the Hallock schoolgreeted the teachers when the 1949-1950 school year began.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Gregory and children of Winnipeg visitedthe C. L. and H. L. Diamond homes over Labor Day. They were dinner guestsof Harvey Diamonds.

A group of six local boys consisting of Ken Hanson, GoochJohnson, Dwane Anderson, Bob Bouvette, Chewey Krumholz and Leonard Swansonleft by car for Ontario where they went to enjoy a few days fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. John Goetz, Emerson, Manitoba have announcedtheir daughter, Agnedda's marriage to Vernon Olson, Park River. Mr. Olsonis associated with his father in the hardware business at Cavalier. MissGoetz is well known in Hallock having worked here in various capacities.

1974 - 25 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gustafson, McIntosh, flew in to thenew airport for the breakfast dedication. While here they visited with Allan'sparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ray Gustafson.

Mrs. Avis Reese returned after a month of traveling. Hertrip began with a Pen Pal Club reunion in Cannon City, Colo. She also visitedwith her son, Ray Phillips and family in Greeley, Colo. She then went toWashington and Vancouver and to Victoria by ferry at Dawson Creek, B. C.among other places.

Kathy Johnson, daughter of the Donald Johnsons, had themisfortune to be injured while assisting her mother painting the garageat their farm home. She is a patient at the Karlstad Hospital.

1989 - 10 years ago

Larry and Connie Nelson, Hallock announce the engagementof their daughter, Shelby, to Steve Breiland. He is the son of Myron andDonna Breiland, Buxton. A Nov. 18 wedding is planned.

Robert Korczak, Greenbush, is the chief cook and bottlewasher at the cafe in Lancaster. Robert has renamed the former Peggy's Placeas Rob's Kitchen.

A baby girl was born to Linda and Jum Laager Aug. 23. Shehas been named Alicia Marie.

Two River 4-H'er Marcy Koop won grand champion in countedcross stitch at the Minnesota State Fair for the second year in a row. Shehas won grand champion at the Kittson County Fair the last three years onher needlework projects.

1994 - 5 years ago

Victor and Agnes Ogorek and their granddaughter, StaciOgorek, attended the wedding of a grandson, James Geroux and Karrie Kmiecikat Waverly over Labor Day weekend.

 

 over Labor Day weekend.