Search billions of records on

In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

22 September 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Doc. Lockwood reports the arrival of a baby boy at thehome of Martin Mattson, near Kennedy.

After a long visit with relatives in Langdon, Minnie Petersonis home again.

Gust Carlson pretty nearly takes the banner for the largestyield in the county this year. One of his fields averaged 45 bushels ofNo. 1 hard to the acre. John Reese, St. Vincent, is probably second withan average of 39 bushels off a 160 acre field.

Adolph Swenson has received the appointment of deputy sheriffat this place. Physically and mentally, Adolph is all right. He is a youngman, of good habits, is fearless and will make an officer whom rogues willfear and honest men will respect.

Tom Harborn says his new gasoline threshing outfit is provinga complete success. It threshes an average of 1,000 bushels per day andon a test, 240 bushels were threshed out in one hour. The little gasolineengine does away with the engineer, fireman, tankman and team. And, it onlyused a couple quarts of gasoline.

In a runaway, Bill Woodward's hired man very narrowly escapedbeing killed, the team being hitched to a mower. The poor fellow had someugly gashes about the face and head, but is pulling through under the careof Dr. Demars.

1949 - 50 years ago

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coleman was a happy placewhen a number of guests came to help them celebrate the occasion of their25th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gustafson will celebrate their 40thwedding anniversary by taking a trip to Minneapolis to visit relatives andfriends.

Mr. and Mrs. Verne Hunt are the proud parents of a sonborn at Kittson Memorial.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Hemmes and children celebrated theirninth wedding anniversary in Grand Forks.

Violet Kushinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kushinski,Hallock, became the bride of Franklin BAker, son of Mrs. George Baker, Hallock,in St. Ann's church, St. Vincent.

1974 - 25 years ago

Debbie Elfstrom, a senior at Lancaster High School, wasnotified that she is to be featured in the eighth annual edition of "Who'sWho Among American High School Students, 1973-1974.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Osborne, St. Peter, announce the engagementof their daughter, Jane, to Bob Gustafson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Gustafson,Lancaster.

Congratulations to Greg Bogestad on being chosen "GrandForks Herald Player of the Week."

John Money, whose hometown is Hallock, is playing footballfor UMC.

Linda Diamond, Humboldt, is student teaching elementaryand instrumental music during fall quarter at Bemidji Horace May and highschool.

Several people from Lancaster attended the Lawrence Welkshow at Winnipeg. They were Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Clow, Mr. and Mrs. MorrisBernstrom, Mrs. Viva Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Carlson and Mr. and Mrs.Roger Wiberg.

1989 - 10 years ago

Lana Green, Kennedy, and Mike Green, Warroad, announcethe engagement of their daughter, Michelle to John Lundell, son of Marthaand Archie Lundell, Jr., Kennedy. A Dec. 30 wedding is planned.

1989 King and Queen Cougar homecoming candidates are DustinWeleski, Chad Sjostrand, Kevin Hunter, Debbie Murray, Shannon Lyberg andSonja Sandahl.

A surprise silver wedding anniversary for Joe and SandraBouvette was held at the Milt and Debi Elhard home. The party was hostedby their daughters, Rhonda and Angela, Evelyn Swenson and Milt and DebiElhard.

1994 - 5 years ago

Kyle Twamley, son of Ralph and Ann Twamley, east Drayton,received a grand champion ribbon on his self-determined project at the MinnesotaState Fair. Kyle built a shuffle board from used lumber for his exhibit.He is a member of the Teien 4-H club.

Bibles were presented to the following third graders duringservices in Red River Lutheran Church: Cara Costin, Ashley Langen, BradyElhard and Cameron Mortenson.


stin, Ashley Langen, BradyElhard and Cameron Mortenson.