In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

08 May 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

It is a true and trite saying that this is the Red River Valley growing time. The Valley is today occupying the attention of the homeseeker and the investor as at no previous period in its history. Within its territory is to be found an activity hitherto unexplained.

President Roosevelt has never been suspected of being overcareful whre his personal safety was concerned, but if Santos-Dumont has secured a promise that the chief executive will take a ride in the Brazilian's airship it wuld indicate that the president is growing slightly reckless.

Richard Harding Davis has bought a farm and says he will write a book there. It is expected this novel will fairly reek of the soil.

Prince Henry says the Americans are not a nation of mere dollar hunters. The swiftness of the prince's perceptions is simply amazing.

It is with great pride that the publisher of the Kittson County Enterprise announces that he has completed the installing of machinery that makes it possible for him to give the People of Hallock and Kittson County a weekly paper that cannot be more than equaled by any country printing officed north of the Twin Cities.

1952 - 50 years ago

Donald, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Emerson, who farm 18 miles north of Hallock, was brought to the Hallock Hospital last Saturday after he had what is presumed to be a very narrow escape. He fell into a pool of water and hit his head. His dog was with him so without any question, the dog saved his life.

The farm of John Kraska, located 9 miles northeast of Orleans, suffered a severe blow last Monday when a blaze of unknown origin completely destroyed a barn, a combination granary and tool or storage house and a garage.

Barbara Anderson and Hope Bouvette have been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Hallock High School Graduation class of 1952.

The Board of Education is looking around for a suitable site upon which the Hallock school could be built - possibly not right now, maybe not even next year - but to have that property ready when the day comes.

This newspaper is not out looking for trouble with anyone. We do think, Republicans as well as Democrats, should be able to agree on the parity price program for agricultural prices.

Bill Monahan and Tom Tangney, both Hallock farmers, completed a deal last week when they purchased the old Nelson Cabin park site and buildings from Grant Bothum of Kennedy and have a crew of men now at work painting and cleaning the place up in preparation for opening a drive-in next week.

1977 - 25 years ago

State Science Fair contestants from Hallock won considerable acclaim in St. Paul April 21-23. Sondra Severson won a gold ribbon for her paper and a blue for her project; David Ameson won a blue for his project; and Tammy Sorenson who received red ribbons for both her paper and project. Sondra will be advancing to the National Science Fair in Cleveland this month.

Peggy Symington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Symington is valedictorian of the Humboldt High School graduating class of 1977. Debra Dykhuis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dykhuis, has been named the salutatorian.

Timothy Rasmussen, a junior at Lancaster High School, won second place in the Region 8 Discussion event in speech at Twin Valley last Thursday. By virtue of of this win, he will advance to the state speech tournament this weekend in the Twin Cities.

The girls team took first place in the 440 yard relay. The team members are: Laurie Haugstad, Nola Muir, Roxanne Anderson, and Tammy Schulte.

The Hallock Bruins, Pembina Valley Hockey League Team captured the runner up spot for the second year in row in the recent playoffs.

1992 - 10 years ago

Kittson Central High School recently announced the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 1992. Aaron Hedman, son of Teri Zweifel and Gary and Renee Hedman, is the valedictorian and Garrit Winge, son of Dennis and Pam Winge, is salutatorian.

Jack Warren Nomeland of Greenbush, believed to be the man who robbed the Lake Bronson branch of the Karlstad State Bank Sept. 28, 1990, was captured last Thursday, April 28.

Hallock's Mileage Cafe, connected to the Amoco gas station on Hwy 75 has been leased to Jerry Larson and Agnes Schumacker, former managers of a restaurant in Cando.

Kittson County recently received a grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to seal abandoned wells in the county. The grant was approved for $8,000 and will cover a two year period.

Ken Snare has spent most of his life working with wood. He is now making the most of his hobby, building pine crafts and selling them at Margie's Cafe and area craft shows.

Lancaster Elementary School math contest winners recently were Valerie Swanson, Ross Homstad, Joshua Strege, Conrad Olsonoski, and Michael Peterson.

Bike winners at the Kittson Central Elementary bike safety program were Jon Turner, son of Kim and Kathi Turner and Stacey Gustafson, daughter of Cedric and Cheryl Gustafson. The bikes were donated by McAllen Rutz Optometry Clinic, Coast to Coast, and Otter Tail Power, represented by Jim Warcken. The program was put on by the Hallock Police, Otter Tail and GTE.

1997 - 5 years ago

Kittson Central School Board members agreed to spend $105,000 on capital improvement projects in two of the three buildings in the district.

Kittson Central School Board members also voted to add four extra days to the end of the school calendar this year.

The sever spring flooding this year affected just of 25 percent of Kittson County's cropland. Kittson County Agriculture Extension Educator, Curtis Nyegaard, said they estimated that 154,000 acres sustained water.

Following through with President Clinton's pledge to provide funding for emergency assistance, $20 million has been transferred to the state of Minnesota for debris removal and emergency protective work.

Kittson Central's graduation is set for Saturday, May 17, 5 p.m. at the Kittson Central High School Gymnasium. There will be 33 graduates this year. There are 19 honor students. Six of the 19 honor students will speak during the ceremony. They are: Marsha Bergh, Melissa Carlson, Julie Fossell, Andrea Hunt, Steph Losch, Joanna Vagle.

The annual meeting of P.K.M. Electric Cooperative was held May 3 at the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School, Warren, with 123 members attending. It was rescheduled from April 12 due to the ice/snow storm.