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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

01 May 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

Complaints are becoming numerous about the town being in darkness. Something ought to be done to put in some kind of light, repair the old lamps, put in new ones, or something else.

Prof. Davis of Donaldson was in the city between trains Saturday and informed us that it was his intention to introduce his ball team at the teacher's meeting at St. Vincent tomorrow making a game with the St. Vincent team a part of the program.

As per the Enterprise suggestion given out in our last issue. Mr. Lindblom has raised his sidewalk in front of his store and the improvement is quite noticeable. Now, let other business men follow; there is lots of sagging walk in town that needs straightening.

The house near this office formerly occupied by A.S. Swenson, is undergoing a thorough renovation and remodeling for J.D. Henry who will move in as soon as same can be made ready for occupancy.

The struggle for the control of the eggs of the country has become the fleeciest in the whole range of the farm products.

1952 - 50 years ago

The Kennedy Implement Co. Inc. delivered six new Massey-Harris drills to the Bergh Farms at Hallock. The farms are operated by John Bergh and sons. This is the largest sale of drills to any one farm made by the company, according to the manager.

One day last week someone set a grass fire on the north side adjacent to a residential section which threatened to go out of control and the Fire Department was called. The blaze was quickly confined but it was permitted to burn out.

The Senior Class of 1952, Hallock High School, will undertake an exceptional, yet a nice trip when they will travel on a chartered Greyhound bus from Hallock to Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Pfc. Robert D. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Turner, St. Vincent, is taking part in the atomic test series currently being conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada.

During the past week temperatures have been exceptionally high, 96 in the shade was tops and the 50 year record for this vicinity last Sunday, and since then readings have hovered near that mark, while in direct sunlight the mercury soared close to 110 or over and yet in that heat the city temperatures have been busy at several points thawing out sewers with a steam boiler. If we could live for another 100 years it is questionable if we could ever see that happen again.

Last Monday evening the Juniors put on their traditional prom and banquet in honor of the Seniors at the City Hall in Hallock.

1977 - 25 years ago

Fire Chief Danny Carriere accepted the resignation of Jim Gustafson from the Hallock Volunteer Fire Department. Gustafson has served on the department for 25 years and responded to an estimated 500 calls during that time.

The Oak Ridge Board of Directors met following the annual meeting and elected Kay Beau Lac, president; Bill Brown, vice president; Larry Hokanson, treasurer and Helen Johnson, secretary.

The G. A. Leonard Norberg American Legion Auxiliary has selected three area girls and alternates as delegates to the 31st Annual Minnesota Girls State. It will be held this year at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul on June 5 to 11. Susan Johnson is the Hallock delegate; Debby Ryden was chosen from the Kennedy High School as the delegate; and Joni Karol is the choice at Humboldt to attend the Girl's State.

The honor students of the 1977 graduating class of Hallock High School have been announced by Principal Donald N. Carlson. Susan Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, is valedictorian of the class of 1977. Betty Swan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Swan, is salutatorian of the class.

1992 - 10 years ago

"Kittson Central" has replaced "Hallock-Humboldt-St.Vincent" and "District 2359" as the name of consolidated school district of Hallock and Humboldt-St.Vincent.

First graders in the Kittson Central Elementary School braved the snow and cold weather last Wednesday, Earth Day, to plant a tree, with the help of Ernie Klegstad. The first graders are carrying on the three-year tradition of planting a tree in honor of their class, following a unit of trees, plants and the environment. The tree plantings began in 1988 through a Minnesota Beautiful Environment Education grant.

Principal Don Sells of District 2359 resigned April 21. In his letter of resignation to the school board, Sells stated that he had enjoyed his year in the district, but planned to work elsewhere next year.

The Lancaster American Legion Post is proud to announce this year's Memorial Day speaker will be Bob Christenson.

Jim Klobuchar spoke to a crowd of over 100 people last Friday evening at the fourth annual Book and Author Dinner. Besides authoring 11 books, Klobuchar is also a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

KSNR Bunny with the Money winner at the Kittson County Enterprise was Justin Fisher of St. Vincent. Justin's name was drawn for the bunny and he also received an Easter basket filled with goodies from the Enterprise office.

Traffic over the Red River shouldn't be seriously affected by construction projects this summer, but bridge repairs at Robbin and St. Vincent will mean some changes in traffic.

1997 - 5 years ago

The Two Rivers River in Hallock crested April 21 at 810.65 feet above sea level breaking the previous record set in 1966 of 810.23 feet. As of April 28, the river level was at 806.74 feet above sea level. Flood stage for the Two Rivers is 802 feet above sea level.

The Farmer's Store gave away free water to flood victims last week in Hallock.

Hallock Lions Club members fed breakfast to the National Guard members in the county last week. Guard members are staying at the courthouse and high school.

Mrs. Minnesota, Cheryl Dankers, visited the Kittson Central Elementary School April 21. She spoke to students about compassion and respect for others; the ability to resist unhealthy peer pressure and knowing they are beautiful because of who they are on the inside.