In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

05 January 2000

1900 - 100 years ago

A new organ has been bought and will be placed in the courthousefor the use of the Methodist Church.

A Russian Count has invented a coffin attachment that willsignal above ground if a person has been buried alive. It is safe to saythat the apparatus will not be needed for the GOP after the November burial.The patient will be real dead.

Conductor O'Neil of the St. Vincent line of the G.N., hasbeen promoted to the office of assistant division superintendent. He hasbeen succeeded on his run here by Hank Murray.

Bertram's Dancing School takes a fresh start tonight. TheHallock String Band will furnish the music and a good time is looked for.Now is the time to join.

Much credit is due our physicians for having so quicklychecked the spread of diptheria in the city. The strict quarantine measureswhich had been in force for over a month were raised last Tuesday as nota case now exists.

Talk about people being up-to-date, Charles Anderson isone of them, for he wears a midsummer rose although it is 40 below.

1950 - 50 years ago

Bob Nelson, son of the late William Nelson and former ownerof the International Harvester Comopany here, was elected to the positionof vice president of the Northwestern State Bank of Hallock at the annualmeeting held Wednesday, January 4th.

O. W. Younggren, one of the owners of the local ChevroletCompany, said the new 1950 Chevrolet car would be on display in the showroom of their garage this coming Saturday, January 7th.

The county attorneys annual state meeting was held at St.Cloud and one of the officers elected for 1950 was Lyman A. Brink, Hallock,as vice president.

Last Tuesday or early Wednesday the U.S. government weatherbureau in Hallock recorded a low temperature here of 27 below zero, thecoldes for the present winter.

1975 - 25 years ago

The Kittson County Historical Society in Lake Bronson begana major project when they moved the Lake Bronson Soo Line Depot to the museumgrounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Dunn of Hallock were the recipients ofmany gifts when they had the New Year Baby at the local hospital. HollyNicole was born January 1st at 5:31 p.m., and weighed eight pounds, twoounces.

New county commissioners were Earl M.L. Britten and HarryHanson, Sr. Also newly elected was Pat Overend as county sheriff and BobLaude as county treasurer.

New arrivals were a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bernath,Hallock; Mrs. and Mrs. Neil Lambert, Blaine, MN; had a baby girl and Mr.and Mrs. Larry Schmiedeberg, Lancaster, had a baby boy.

1990 - 10 years ago

The Hallock Fire Department responded to a fire alarm atthe nursing home. According to department officials, smoke was reportedin the furnace room. After an investigation, it was determined a relay switchon the control panel of an electric boiler had malfunctioned.

Thompson Township received $1,103 in its Community FundDrive. Of this, $1,090 was distributed to designated charities. The balanceof $13 was retained and placed in reserve to cover incidental expenses.

James Thompson, Kittson County, was elected to the boardof the Minnesota Barley Research and Promotion Council for District 1.

Wendy Bergman, an average high school junior, was chosento be one of only 135 students statewide to be paret of the first classever to attend the Minnesota Arts High School. She is the daughter of Jamesand Marilyn Bergman of Hallock.

1995 - 5 years ago

Kittson County Hospice, Inc., recently celebrated 10 yearsof service in the county as well as a new Hospice director, Sandy Wilson,was named to be the new director.

The Kittson Office of Economic Development hired Greg Strausbaugh,Grand Forks, as the county-wide economic developer.

Postal rates for first-class mail increased by three centsJanuary 1. The increases were needed to offset losses the postal servicehas incurred during the last two years.

As of January 1st, used motor oil filters generated byhouseholds cannot be placed in the trash, the Minnesota Pollution ControlAgency (MPCA) recently announced.

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