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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

24 July 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

Andrew Carlson and sister, of Kennedy, were in town between trains Monday last.

Victor Peterson of the Warren Sheaf, is visiting friends in the vicinity.

We acknowledge a pleasant call this week from Hons. B. E. Sundberg of Kennedy and H. O. Hanson of Stephen, the former running for the nomination os state senator and the latter, for the legislature on the republican ticket.

John A. Ross of Northcote, has file with the county auditor as candidate for County Commissioner from the 4th District. Mr. Ross is the present incumbent of the office having been appointed when Mr. Dunn resigned last winter.

Capt. Donaldson was in the city Monday last. The captain's talk is all crops and politics just now and he is already open for bets on the state election.

1952 - 50 years ago

Kittson County farmers started to swath their barley fields at widely separated and spotted points late last week and early forepart of the present week. By the end of this week swathing will be general with a few instances of combining likely the rule of things here.

Andrew Druschba was the purchaser of the "Lucky Dollar Bill" car which was sold for $1.00 at the Kittson County Fair. Calvin R. Bouvette, Sec. of the Fair Board, turned over the keys to the car to Andrew. The fully equipped Chevrolet was purchased through the Younggren-Miller Chevrolet Co.

Rev. John Riveness, pastor of the Karlstad Tabernacle, is a patient at the Hallock hospital suffering from a condition his doctor described as a stomach condition.

John Reinhold Sr., and his son, John Jr., sold their business here, popularly known as the Reinhold Grain Conveyor Co. to Raymond Jacobson, an employee of the firm.

Two Hallock women were awarded honor medals for outstanding heroism at the County Fair this year. They were Mrs. Edna Chrisie, (nee Edna Chulte), the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Schulte of Hallock and Mrs. Anthony Berlin, the wife of Dr. Berlin of Hallock. Previous to her marriage, Mrs. Berlin as Mildred, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Finney, very well known county pioneers.

1977 - 25 years ago

Huge crowds were on hand for many of the events last Saturday at the Lake Bronson Town and Country Day. The event is sponsored each year by the Lake Bronson Lions Club and Businessmen's Association.

Next Monday, Aug. 1, Lois M. Hunt of Hallock, will assume the proprietorship of Eaton Studio. She has purchased the photography business from Erland Erlandson. Mr. Erlandson purchased the business several years ago from Jerry Eaton, the founder. Lois Hunt is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Hunt of Hallock. She graduated from high school in Hallock in 1969.

The District 351, Hallock athletic complex improvement program entered a new phase of construction last Friday. It is the development of track facilities. Track, especially with the advent of girl's competition, is fast becoming one of the popular sports in high school.

School board member Gloria Martinson of Kennedy attended a one day Orientation meeting, sponsored by the Minnesota School Boards Association Tuesday, July 12 in Minneapolis.

Mrs. Byron Dahl of Kennedy will be among the 356 women from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean serving as delegates to the triennial convention of Lutheran Church in America, in Washington, D.C.

Region One Dairy Princess, Brenda Stalboerger, 18, of Waubon, Minn., was selected on June 14, 1977, at Thief River Falls, Minn. Her attendants are Holly Grandstrand, 19, of Lake Bronson and Karen Bolme, 18, of Fosston.

1992 - 10 years ago

Harriette Lysfjord attended an award ceremony and retirement ceremony of her son, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lysfjord, June 26. Lysfjord was awarded the Legion of Merit by MG Schroeder in a ceremony at the Pentagon. He was honored at a retirement ceremony at Fort Myer, VA which was sponsored by the Military District of Washington and the Army's Old Guard.

A reorganizational meeting for the Lancaster School Board was held in preparation for a new school year. Board positions were established. Chairman will be Ken Hunter; vice chair - Joe Wilebski; clerk - Geri Alper, and treasurer - Leah Burton.

Even if hail strikes, Harvey Johnson of Kennedy again this year, he'll still have a victory garden. So will Hilary Czapiewski of Hallock, constantly munching deer. Both gardeners have spent the spring and summer fighting the same problems larger farmers have, unusually cold, wet weather and pests that reduce the yield.

Hallock's airport is a casual place. People come and go as they please, at all hours, with a minimum of hassle. "That's the great part about an uncontrolled airport, you don't have to ask anyone's permission," says Mike Budziszewski, airport operator and licensed mechanic.

1997 - 5 years ago

David Cowlishaw started July 7 as the new deputy at the Kittson County Sheriff's Department. Originally from International Falls, Cowlishaw graduated from high school and then attended Rainy River Community College.

The Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning awarded the Lancaster School District a $446,945 Youth Initiative grant to build a new gymnasium. Randy Nordin, former school board member, asked the board to consider the possibility of pursuing a grant to build a new gymnasium.

Viking Gas was busy unloading pipe near Kennedy last week. Viking's 1997 expansion includes 9.1 miles of loop in Kittson County, 11.9 miles in Polk County and 7.1 miles in Norman and Clay Counties.

The recent wet weather is causing many problems for area farmers. The rains in the last couple weeks resulted in some leaf disease, weedy fields, and root rot.

Junior golf participants held a tournament at the Two River Golf Course. Winners were: Ages 10-11: first place, Josh Heath, 42; second place, Nick Anderson, 46; third place, Brett Craigmiile, 49. Ages 12-14: first place; Jason Tryan, 39; second place, Nolan Soltvedt, 49; third place, Teal Plaine, 49. Ages 15-17: first place, Jason Urbaniak, 39; second place, Nathan Sustad, 39, third place, Kent Benson, 39.

The Hallock Eagles Auxiliary donated money to purchase a new set of books at the Hallock Public Libray. Librarian Jeanette Haubrich said they used the money to buy "Natures Children," which features domesticated animals and pets.