In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

08 October 2003

1903 - 100 years ago

Ludvig Peterson was in from Poppleton last Monday, speaking of the raising of cattle and sheep in which he is largely interested. Mr. Peterson stated that he never was so bothered by wolves as he is this year. He says he lost over thirty lambs during the past few weeks and his neighbors have suffered equally from the ravage of these animals, which are becoming so daring that they now even tackle good sized calves. He says something will have to be done to exterminate them, or people in the eastern part of the county will have to give up sheep and cattle raising.

1913 - 90 years ago

The N. P. Winnipeg-St. Paul flyer was wrecked near Emerson last Tuesday morning, killing Fireman William Bain of Pembina, and badly scalding and breaking a leg of the engineer. The express messenger and several passengers in the smoker were badly injured. The train was running at a speed of 45 miles per hour and the engine was completely overturned, and the baggage and smoker tipped on their sides. Several other cars left the track.

1923 - 80 years ago

Grand Theatre Hallock at 8 o'clock Monday, Oct. 8th. Tickets in advance 75 cents, at the box office. Tickets at the door 83 cents, including war tax.

1953 - 50 years ago

Local girl is candidate for Bemidji college queen. Lavonne, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson of rural Hallock, is one of seven princesses from whom Bemidji State Teachers College chose its Queen for the annual Homecoming. Lavonne didn't become the Queen but looking over the group of six others from whom the Queen was chosen, we would say that she was by far the most attractive of the group. Lavonne was sponsored by the Women's Athletic Association of Bemidji State Teachers College.

1973 - 30 years ago

Two Kittson County girls were runners-up in the Sept. 29 Sunflower Bowl Queen contest at the University of Minnesota Technical College. The queen candidates were jeanne Cooney, Hallock, second runner up and Susan Larson, Kennedy first runner up.

1983 - 20 years ago

Lancaster Homecoming queen candidates were Connie Homstad, Kris Quiner and Dawn Wallenberg.

1992 - 10 years ago

Sen. Paul Wellstone visited Kennedy this week for a "town meeting" on health care. A group of citizens gathered to ask questions of Wellstone, as well as, Rep. Jim Tunheim and Sen. LeRoy Stumpt.