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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

22 May 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

Dan Lang has just returned from Asotin County, Wash., where he has purchased a piece of land and intends as soon as he can dispose of his property here, returning there and going into the fruit business.

Marshall Olson has a crew of men at work scraping and raking out the gutters along the streets. When this is done, the road scraper will be run along the streets and leveled off.

S.B. Lund, the Hallock paper hanger and painter, is being kept on the rush these days. There are other paper hangers in town but everybody seems to want Lund and no one else, because he knows his business and knows how to hang paper artistically.

We note that some of the most influential republican papers in the district are bringing forward the name of Mayor P. H. Konzen of this city, as a possible nominee for state senator.

Peter Lofgren of Kittson County will be a candidate for the republican nomination for State Senator from this district.

1952 - 50 years ago

Atty. Lyman A. Brink left on Wednesday to attend Federal Court at Fergus Falls.

Hallock is pitted against Argyle, Stephen and Kennedy in a clean up drive in each town with $100 in cash as the award for the best work done in this drive.

Last Saturday the fishing season opened in Minnesota and scores of county people went to Lake of the Woods, while a good many others tried their luck out at Lake Bronson and most of them were not disappointed. Lake Bronson is beginning to provide good fishing.

The partnership of Nordine and Lindberg, which for the past three and a half years has been publishing the Karlstad Advocate, will be dissolved and turned over to Mr. Nordine who will operate the business alone.

Nels Nelson, Lake Bronson farmer, otherwise known as Captain Nelson, who has operated a sight seeing boat on Lake Bronson for a number of years, launched a Chris Draft 22-foot cruiser last week which is a splendid looking boat.

David, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kalin of Kennedy, who was stricken with leukemia several months ago, has experienced a complete remission and is now normal in every respect.

It is rumored that the City Council is planning to fence in the town's disposal grounds about a half mile west of the city.

1977 - 25 years ago

State Director of Public Libraries, William Asp and Dottie Hiebing, Director of the Northwest Regional Library were visitors to the Hallock Public Library. The Kittson County Board of Commissioners recently voted to join the Regional Library system after much support by county residents was shown.

The Lake Bronson community was startled from their beds early Friday morning when sirens called for firemen. Meyer's Grocery Store, formerly Sandahl's Grocery, building was in flames. Unconfirmed reports are that arson is suspected.

The Kittson County Board of Commissioners, has announced that a public informational meeting will be held to discuss problems and proposals for county jail facilities.

Kent Ash, Humboldt High School Junior, has been selected delegate to Boys State. Rick Bakken, also a Junior, is named as Kent's alternate.

Announcement was made this week that Tim Baker has purchased the rug and upholstery cleaning equipment from Jim Johnson. The new owner will continue to operate that service in the area.

1992 - 10 years ago

Kittson Central School is having a difficult time selling the closed Humboldt-St.Vincent School building. The building has been advertised for sale on bids sporadically since last fall with no bids received.

Named to the dean's list during the 1992 winter quarter at the University of Minnesota, Duluth was Angela Bouvette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bouvette of Hallock.

Area 1 Special Olympic Track and Field Meet was held at Kittson Central May 12 with 124 athletes from 17 facilities in northwest Minnesota participating. The Kittson County DAC school, Lake Bronson and the TRF DAC wee two that participated in the meet.

Twenty-two Lancaster FHA members and their advisor, Barb Peterson, recently returned from the State FHA meeting in Minneapolis. All students competed in star events and they all did very well.

An eight pound, four ounce walleye was caught by Bob Anderson on the Two River below the dam in Hallock. It was 29 inches long, and it wasn't alone. Bob said he almost got away. Who says there isn't good fishing at home?

1997 - 5 years ago

In another split vote, Hallock City Council members voted to hire a second police officer.

Seeding has begun in Kittson County as farmers by Kennedy began to seed a field of west of Kennedy.

Checks in amounts totaling $195,000 have been sent from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to assist in the early stages of flood relief for people in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba.

The American Red Cross in continuing its efforts to help with the spring flood disaster in Minnesota and North Dakota. There is a flood recovery center in Hallock at the Hallock Ice Arena. Flood victims will be asked to furnish some form of identification such as a driver's license or utility bill, which shows they reside in the affected area.

Minnesota Army National Guard member Ira Pankratz was promoted during May training assembly. Ira Pankratz was promoted to the rank of Specialist. He is the son of Roger and Lois Pankratz, Hallock.

Mark Bernstrom, seventh grade student at Lancaster School, received first place in the Minnesota State Highway Patrol essay contest.

Graduating from Concordia College, Moorhead, were Samantha Losch, Hallock, bachelor of arts, communication-advertising; Erin Dagen, Kennedy, bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, Spanish honors and business; Karen Larson, Kennedy, bachelor of arts, pyschology and child and family studies.

Groups of Southern Baptists came from Ohio to cook meals for flood victims.