In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

06 October 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

Off four acres of new land, Tom Gust threshed 228 bushelsof No. 1 hard. Talk about yields.

Nels Hanson has bought the A.C. Haugen place in Red Riverand has presented the same to his sons, Evald and Henry.

Mr. and Mrs. N. Dure are contemplating a visit to Ontariofor the winter and E. A. Nelson will occupy their residence in their absence.

Chas. Clark of Stephen, was in the city making arrangementswith the Hallock String Band to furnish music at that place for a Maccabeeblow-out.

S. Maxwell, Humboldt, has secured the contract for theconstruction of ditch No. 3, known as the Ridge Ditch, between Humboldtand St. Vincent.

O. P. Mattson, the furier, has opened up his place of businessand he also intends handling a general line of gents furnishing goods.

C. F. Peterson has sold the farm he purchased from A. J.McFadden to Jno Carlson and has invested in another, five miles east oftown.

Geo. Thompson has sold his 180 acre farm to his brothers,Tom and Dick, at $25 per acre and has purchased the entire city propertyof W. H. Alley.

The holy bonds of matrimony have been announced at theresidence of Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Glidden, which united in marriage A. R.Swanson to Nellie Joliff.

Jno. Prosser, near Kennedy, had the misfortune of losinghis farm residence and contents by fire. Mr. Prosser had just remodeledhis residence to the amount of nearly $1,500.

C. Anderson, Robbin, is of the opinion that mules - likewine - improve with age.

1949 - 50 years ago

Many friends and relatives paid their respects to Mr. andMrs. Fred Mattson on their 50th wedding anniversary.

A wedding was held Oct. 2 at the Hallock Lutheran Churchwhen Florence Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Elof Johnson, and Eldon Peterson,son of Mrs. P.S.K. Peterson, Cokato, exchanged vows.

Mrs. Melvin Soderberg and Susan, Lenore Homstad, Mrs. EliasHomstad, Mrs. Clifford Homstad and children, Mrs. George Sele and Mike,and Mrs. Ida Higgin motored to Drayton where they helped Mrs. Helmer Stenquistobserve her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. William Olsonoski, Humboldt, have moved tothe Sol Mumey farm a mile and a half south of Hallock. Mr. Olsonoski, whohas been operating a county highway patrol out of Humboldt, has been transferredto a Hallock patrol route.

Lorelei Easter has accepted a position as bookkeeper forthe International Harvester Co. in Stephen.

The service station operated by Donald Brown and the garageoperated by Quintin Tri were broken into and several articles stolen alongwith around $50.

1974 - 25 years ago

1974 queen candidates at Hallock High School are JanetYounggren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Younggren; Jodi Lang, daughterof Mrs. Gladys Lang and Julie Cameron, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. RobertCameron.

Ralph Heinzen, Garrison, came via his private plane toHallock and accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ferdie Ristad to Minneapolis. The Ristadstook a farm truck to move their daughter Joanne's household possessionshome. Joanne has lived in Minneapolis while in the employment of HolidayInn Central as secretary.

1989 - 10 years ago

Sugar beet harvest got underway in Kittson County thisweek. The Humboldt beet piler was busy the first day. Farmers started theharvest with the first snowflakes of the year.

A 4-H awards leadership banquet was held last week at theSouth Branch Cafe in Kennedy. Honored were: Lynne Anderson, Judy Dziengel,Alice Sedenquist, Randy Swenson and Bev Swenson.

The Kittson County North Cougar football team ran off theirthird straight victory when they traveled to Karlstad and defeated the Rabbits24-0.

1994 - 5 years ago

The 1994 Conservation Farmer of the Year in Kittson Countywas Doug Clark. Clark, Karlstad, practices some conservation techniquesincluding chisel plowing, shelterbelts, and windbreaks.

The Hallock Fire Department responded to a call Sept. 26at the Crossroads II restaurant. Extensive smoke and heat damage was theresult of the fire that broke out at 2:30 a.m. that morning. Firefightersfought the fire until 6 a.m.

Kittson Central Homecoming king and queen royalty wereMark Olsonawski and Ingrid Moore.

 ng king and queen royalty wereMark Olsonawski and Ingrid Moore.