Welcome to Edinburg, ND!

 

Northeast North Dakota is a well-kept secret, especially the little town of Edinburg. It sits on the edge of the fertile farmland of the Red River Valley and the prairies of the west. Edinburg has a population of about 190 people with the drive, dreams and heart of cities 10 times its size. Edinburg could be a "throw-back" to the 50's with its pristine cleanliness, manicured yards and well-kept homes, but it is most definitely planted in the 21st century with citizens who strive to keep Edinburg very much alive!

Edinburg is a great place to live!

NEWS ALERT!

This will be a very abbreviated version of the Edinburg Website this time. I have spent the whole month recovering from knee replacement surgery so I have not been out and about to hear all the news or to take pictures. Promise to try to do better next time.

 

This Week's news

DURING WWII N. ORDAHL, THE BANKER AT THE TIME, COMPILED, TYPED AND SENT A HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER TO THE LOCAL SERVICEMEN SERVING OUR COUNTRY. HE WANTED THE MEN AND WOMEN TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON BACK HOME. DAVID MONSON GAVE ME COPIES OF THE PAPERS CALLED "THE SERVICEMAN". I WILL SHARE A FEW TIDBITS FROM TIME TO TIME.

Excerpts from the January 1945 Serviceman paper:

TAKING A TOUR AROUND MAIN STREET IN TOWN

The corner store, operated by Gardar and Ivah Johnson, has taken on a prosperous appearance and the corner has been enormously improved. The building stood empty with gaping doors and auction posters in the windows. Now one goes into a light, clean and warm place with heavily stocked shelves. The back rooms, formerly occupied as living quarters, have been made into a meat lockeran and refrigerator rooms with scores of locker boxes available for rent.

Next door we find Rose's Beauty Shop cold, uncomfortable and unoccuupied. It is not the pleasant place it presumable used to be when frequented by chattering femininity and heart stimulating scents and fragrances. The building is not entirely abandoned as Miss Paterson and Mrs. Thorlacius are still holding forth at the telephone switchboard. We can here their crisp, efficient and pleasant voices numbering us and thanking us. We cannot understand what they thank us for, seeing they are the ones to whom thanks is due!

Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Krohn are the efficient sales ladies in Flaten's Drug Store. We venture to say Dr. Flaten is most fortunate in having these two dependable employees taking care of things during his frequent and enforced absences. Dr. Flaten has not been well lately, and is just out of bed after a sick spell. He looks thin, but is on the road to recovery.

At the Edinburg Cash Store there are usually four people serving the patrons. Harold Sherik, when his school duties and other activities will permit him to work there, Dimunitive and pleasant Margaret Ryba and Mr. and Mrs. Peterson are all courteous and accommodating and capable sales people.. It is a pleasure to buy a lot of food, as much as the scarcity of points - especially the red ones, will permit.

Mrs. Caroline Gemmill still holds forth at Caroline's restaurant. It is a busy place, frequented by lots of school kids as well as other patrons.

 

"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35 below

I'm sure many have seen temps like these posted. This was taken about midnight in Edinburg. It is bitterly cold out.

 

 

wind chill

Wind chill factor was something else this morning.

 

.intricate bell

This is one of many art projects found in the city of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Grandson Cole and girlfriend Kristeena visited here. This city of Chiang Rai was where that young soccer team got lost in a cave a few weeks ago.

 

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