In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

21 August 2002

1902 - 100 years ago

Jim Hill is to reduce freight rates on wheat and other grains two cents, lower than the present rate, and the public owes no thanks to Gov. Van Sant for his effort to make political capital out of his merger fight for it either.

For improving the Mississippi River $43,572,693 has been spent in the past 20 years. Farmers with submerged lands adjoining that interesting stream are wondering what was done with the money.

This is the opportunity our readers have been looking for. Visit the Twin Cities and the State Fair, September 1 to 9. One railroad fare and 50 cents takes you to the Twin Cities and return, and admits you to the fair grounds.

Among the "Kennedians" seen on our streets this week were the following: Mrs. Leonard Ulstrup and children, Miss Skog, John Skog, Editor Clark, Dan McKay, Ben Davidson, Hon. B. E. Sundberg, E. O. Chelgren.

C. N. Burkhard has been given the superintendency of the Imperial line of elevators, from Hallock to Cando, ND, and while he will be more or less on the road he will make Hallock his home.

1952 - 50 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Larter, who farm east of Lancaster, were happy parents last Saturday because on that day they received a letter from their son, LeRoy, whom they knew was a member of the crew of the U.S. Airplane Carrier ship, Boxer, which suffered a severe explosion killing many and wounding scores of others.

County Sheriff Oscar Pearson reports that several homes have been entered by house prowlers. Mrs. Bertha Hanson's home was entered and $5.00 was taken. the Axel R. Johnson home had also been entered, but it is not known if anything has been taken.

Manford A. Holmgren, Lake Bronson, was hospitalized in Hallock last week as a result of a gasoline fire. He was filling his tractor with gasoline, some of the fluid having spilled on his clothing. The gasoline, dropped on the hot tractor manifold, igniting it, which in turn set fire to his clothes.

Mike Ryan, owner of the Rex Cafe at Lake Bronson closed a deal last Friday whereby he sold his restaurant to Harold Christenson who formerly operated a cafe at Lancaster, but has been on the west coast until recently.

No, Hallock is not foolin', really folks, the town has gone crazy and is going to express its appreciation for the business that has come to its merchants the past year by giving the town's trade territory a chance to win a brand new Pontiac car, with no strings attached.

Little Mary Lundberg acted as flower girl and wore a white taffeta dress styled identically to that of the maid of honor and the bridesmaids in the lovely wedding held at the Jupiter Mission Church of Kennedy. Ardyce Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdie Anderson of Kennedy, became the bride of Norman S. Peterson on this day. Mary carried a basket of sweet peas.

1977 - 25 years ago

There were "serious" hours and "leisurely" hours during Minnesota's first Rural Youth Conference, which concluded last week at Southwest State University. Among the delegates in attendance was Debra Gorski, Lancaster.

The Kennedy Comets girl's softball team finished the season in third place in the Northern Lights League, but went on to win the league tournament on Sunday, July 31. The team members are Kristy Fossell, scorekeeper; Robbie Petersburg, Robin Swenson, Jean Bogestad, Mary Mortenson, Terry Walsh, Barb Potrament, Renae Hultgren, Pat Bowman, Mary Kay Lysford, Marlene Docken, Sheila Denly and Sandie Lindgren.

Colleen Swenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Swenson of Lancaster, appeared on WDAY TV on Thursday Party Line program playing and singing two numbers.

Dr. Joe Bouvette and Jim Hotten share champion honors as a result of play Sunday at the annual Oak Ridge club tournament. Bouvette was named club champion when he turned in identical scores of 35. This was a two under par total of 70 for 18 holes. Hotten, playing in the third flight with a 10 handicap, turned in blazing scores of 38 and 42. His handicap lowered this total to 60, 12 under par for the 18 holes to give him the handicap championship title.

1992 - 10 years ago

Since Eukel's IGA closed its doors July 25, the building that housed the grocery store has been vacant. There have been rumors circulating about who or what might possibly take over the building there but owner Marvin Eukel says he has only received inquiries, no serious offers.

After the July combined meeting of the chamber and star city, Dave Bergman from the Minnesota Tourism Office in Thief River Falls, toured the proposed building for a tourist center. He was enthusiastic about the potential it offers as a tourism center. He said it would be the only center directly on Highway 75 between Canada and Moorhead.

The Kennedy School Board met to finalize plans before the school year begins. Teaching positions were filled, bids opened and committees formed. Hundres of applications were submitted for two of the four teaching positions. For the fifth grade position, Superintendent Jerry Scott said over 260 applications had been received. The field had been narrowed to five finalists with Susan Anderson of Hallock hired.

Loeffler Concrete took first place in the women's softball tournament held in Kennedy. Team members included: Joetta Flatland, Mary Mortenson, Linda Noel, Heather Dalzell, Sabrina Flatland, LoAnn Dalzell, Carol Visness, Joann Hatton, Kristi Langen, Mary Dziengel, Laurie Fowler, Sue Kasprowicz, and Marty Potrament.

1997 - 5 years ago

John Hamre is the new police officer in Hallock. Hamre, originally from Warren, started his duties in Hallock Aug. 11.

Amanda Johnson, 17 year old senior from Karlstad, will be a contestant in the Pembina-Red River Rodeo Queen Contest at the second annual Pembina-Red River Rodeo.

The Hallock Chamber of Commerce sponsored Crazy Day Aug. 12 in Hallock.

Kyle Stallock, Dustin Bowen and Justin Nordin received their Junior Black belts as Tae Kwon Do students.