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In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

15 October 2003

1903 - 100 years ago

Donaldson had another disastrous fire Monday. The fire started about 4:30 in the afternoon in the second story of the building owned by A. Bloomsness. Mrs. Bloomsness was filling the tank on a gasoline stove, there being fire in the stove at the time. The oil took fire and exploded, and catching fire to the woman's clothes she was quite badly burned. The presence of another woman in the room at the time saved Mrs. Bloomsness from an untimely death. The fire spread rapidly and in a short time the entire structure was consumed. The loss of property is estimated at about $2,000.

1913 - 90 years ago

320 acres known as the D. Horning Farm, $37.00 per acre buys it. About $3,000 cash will handle it. G. B. Deahl, Martinsville, Ill.

1923 - 80 years ago

A creditable record for production of butter was made recently by Minnesota Star Pontiac, owned by R. A. Sundberg, of Hallock, according to an announcement by the advanced registry department of The Holstein-Friesian Association of America.

1953 - 50 years ago

Hallock Homecoming queen was Janice Sorenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sorenson, Hallock. Willie Bergh, Hallock school football captain, placed the crown upon her head. The ladies in waiting were Joan Younggren and Alice Joy Peterson.

1963 - 40 years ago

Lake Bronson will dedicate its new post office next Saturday at an afternoon program at the high school auditorium. Following the program, an open house will be held at the post office building.

1973 - 30 years ago

Friday, Oct. 12, the Bears varsity football team played their last conference game of the season against the Argyle Eagles. The Bears got on the board in the last 17 seconds of the game when Ricky Gustafson hauled in a perfect pass from Dave Money. This was the only score of the game as the Bears won 6-0.

1993 - 10 years ago

Bringing business to the area and supporting current business was on the minds of the city council members when they met Oct. 4. The council earmarked $15,000 in next year's budget for economic development.