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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

15 May 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

Pembina seems to be experiencing the same difficulty as this city in lighting the streets. Probably it wouldn't be a bad idea for our council to follow the example of the Pembina editor - either have electric light or provide some way of lighting the streets.

Report of school district number 16 for the month ending May 9. Number of pupils enrolled 26, average daily attendance 21.

We noticed the following "Kennedians" on our streets this week: John Enquist, Hon. E.M. Engelbert, B.E. Sundberg, Nels Knutson, Aug. Lindman, Geo. Foslind, Hogan Smith, Ole Younggren, Miss Laughlin, Mrs. W.H. Johnson.

Mr. T.R. Shaw has been appointed as receiver of the defunct First National Bank, of this city, to close up the business.

Water in the river is again lowering and though the dam has been damaged to some extent, it is beyond the danger line. Some repairing is required.

The premium list of the 43rd annual fair of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society has been issued. The fair this year is to occupy the first week of September 1-6.

Dr. Lockwood, regardless of expense, has now in his office in Hallock, one of the finest X-ray machines ever made. The State of Minn. cannot boast of a more magnificent or scientific instrument, and no citizen of our town can over estimate the value of this remarkable triumph in age.

The large store building on the Smith corner in Kennedy, occupied by Frank Kiene, is now on wheels gracefully turning face end to the north, giving space on the corner for a brick building.

1952 - 50 years ago

In this week's Enterprise is published a new ordinance under the terms of which Hallock will finance the construction of a Sewerage Disposal plant.

Mrs. Virgil Bockwitz took a load of Hallock High School seniors to Crookston from which point they boarded a bus to Minneapolis for a weekend trip.

The Humboldt town mayor, Virgil Bockwitz, has had a crew of men busy planting a shelter belt east of town this week.

The past week has been a busy one for farmers, seeding being in full swing and completed in another week or so.

There are several sections of land in the eastern part of Poppleton township that escaped the disastrous fires last week.

1977 - 25 years ago

Helen M. Johnson, math instructor at the Hallock High School has been chosen to represent secondary teachers of Kittson County at State Fair Education Days, August 28 and 29.

William Uscensky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boroski, is valedictorian of the Lancaster High School class of 1977. Becky Christopherson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Christopherson, has been named salutatorian.

Levine Vagle of Lake Bronson was among 108 Farmers Union members from seven states urging Congressmen and agriculture officials to adopt a farm bill with stronger income protection features than the measure offered by the Administration.

The low-income housing projects in Lancaster, Hallock, Kennedy and Alvarado are apparently off to a start.

Retiring after 40 years of teaching, Lily Rolczynski was presented with an engraved silver serving tray at a farewell party at Hallock High School by her associates in the Elementary and Secondary schools (District 16) and at Humboldt before coming to Hallock where she taught 4th grade, art, and then became the librarian.

Eight musical soloists and groups from the Humboldt-St.Vincent School received a superior rating at the Minnesota State - Regional Music Contest held at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

1992 - 10 years ago

Steven Beich, Thief River Falls, appeared in Kittson County Court May 5 for an omnibus hearing. He was arrested Dec. 2, 1991 in Karlstad and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (60 grams of cocaine).

A bald eagle's nest was found in Lake Bronson State Park in late April and reported to DNR headquarters in Bemidji last week. The eagles are nesting and should not be disturbed by the public. Bald eagles are the national bird, protected by the federal law.

Concordia College, Moorhead, graduates from this area include Mark Johnson, Magna Cum Laude, Hallock and Stephen Swanson, Magna Cum Laude, Kennedy.

Michael Swanson is among 59 members of the Concordia College band who are performing in nine Scandinavian cities as part of the 1992 Scandinavian centennial band tour.

Lake Bronson Lions President, Don Foss, gave a check for $500 to Jean Anderson, wife of Richard Anderson to help with personnel expenses. The money was raised from a Lions sponsored bingo. Presentation was made at the Lions meeting April 1. Other organizations that benefited from the Fund Raiser are: Lions Leader, Hearing Foundation and Lions Eye Bank.

Brian Dahl of Kennedy took a short trip to the Twin Cities last week, for a three day mini-camp with his new team, the Minnesota Vikings. Dahl, a senior at Moorhead State University and captain of the Dragon football team, signed a free agent contract with the Vikings last Tuesday.

1997 - 5 years ago

In a split vote, Hallock City Council members voted not to advertise to hire another policed officer for the city.

Four honor students will speak at the graduation ceremony of Lancaster High School. They are John Bernstrom, Nicole Cedergren, Nancy Lupien, and Del Peterson.

Chase Kramer, son of Joel and Connie Kramer, Hallock, won the bike as part of bike safety presented at the Kittson Central Elementary building. Hallock Policeman, Dale Hanson, helped with the program.. PKM and the Kennedy VFW donated the bike.

Members up for re-election for the Lancaster School board are Ken Hunter and Leon Olson. Joyce Yonke also filed for school board.

Six members of the Nortland Community and Technical College Student Senate, including LaVonne Nelson, Lancaster, joined other statewide members in St. Paul recently. The group took part in the Student Lobby Day for Higher Education.

Developer Duane Sand signed the final agreement with the city of Hallock for the 8-plex apartment project in Hallock.