In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

20 October 1999

1899 - 100 years ago

J. P. McGill returned from Duluth, where he had gone totake the barber examination. Pat passed with high honors and now no powerin the state can prevent him from doing business, providing he gets hisshare of the trade.

During the past two years wolves have multiplied very rapidlyin all the western states and in Canada. Cattlemen have suffered so severlyfrom their depredations that concerted action has been taken against them.As a result, generous bounties are now offered in all the infested regionsand an active campaign begun.

Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Dr. D. J.Wright of this place to Miss A. L. Delaine, Emerson, Manitoba.

Geo. Clow and James Lang, Boulder, were doing businessin the city. Mr. Clow says that he believes the hottest election since thecivil war will occur in 1900.

Charley Nelson is out looking up a location for his saw-mill.

1949 - 50 years ago

Carl Monson, well known Orleans farmer, purchased the Wm.Nickelson residence in Lancaster and recently moved into it.

Ed. McMillan, who has been employed as technician at thelocal hospital the past few years, purchased a motion picture theatre atSauk Rapids.

One of Kittson County's landmarks was destroyed by firewhen the Kennedy city hall was burned to the ground. The fire was believedto have started from an electrical short circuit.

Mrs. Orville Wilson has accepted a position in the Sterlingstore as a clerk.

Paul Blide sold his house to Tony Baker, the considerationwas $9,000. Thereafter, he bought the house of Ernie Johnson in south Hallock.The Johnson home is one of the newly built modern homes in Hallock. We havebeen informed the price was $11,000.

Willard and Keith Pearson drove to Comstock, Minn. to joinrelatives to hunt pheasants. Misses Bonnie Dexter and Donna Norland, Lancaster,accompanied them as far as Fargo.

A nuptial shower was held in honor of Mary Boroski, oneof the clerks at the Sterling Store at the home of Carol Mackenzie. Sheis the fiancee of Gordon Forfang. The wedding will take place Nov. 16.

1974 - 25 years ago

The Humboldt-St. Vincent homecoming court is King RichardClow and Queen Julie Bahr.

Christine and Virginia Nordling returned from a trip tothe east coast.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Hanson celebrated their wedding anniversarywith Mr. and Mrs. Duane Lindberg, Kennedy. They spent the weekend at Lakeof the Woods.

1989 - 10 years ago

Michelle and Tim Turner are the parents of a baby daughterborn Sept. 28. She has been named Nicole Marie. Tim is a brother of JodyPeterson, Lancaster.

Moose season opened with a 1,000 pound buck being shotby four local hunters. The moose was shot near the Halma swamp. The hunterswere Pat Waddick, Robers, Minn.; Tom Craigmile, Tom Klegstad and Rick Nordine,Hallock.

1994 - 5 years ago

Taking third at the 1994 open Tae Kwon Do championshipswas Bryan Tri, son of Jim and Kathy Tri.

A baby girl was born to Keith and Brenda Johnson, Hallock,Oct. 8, at United Hospital, Grand Forks. She has been named Marie Ashley.Grandparents are Helene Rodningen Feitman and Dennis Feitman, Minto, andClint and Carol Rodningen, Jr., Grand Forks, and Elden and Eileen Johnson,Hallock.d Carol Rodningen, Jr., Grand Forks, and Elden and Eileen Johnson,Hallock.