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

Northern Cass School system (down in the Fargo area) is sending 3 eighth grade students to New York City this weekend to compete in a compeition for Samsung. One of the students, Halle Crockett, is the daughter of Mike and Jodi (Hall) Crockett and grand-daughter of Greg and Ruth Hall.

These innovative students have developed an APP for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national Science,Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) contest. They are one of 3 finalists nation-wide and have already won $50,000 for their school.

The APP they created allows first responders to connect with those in need as the area covered by emergency personnel is about a 30 - 45 mile drive away from the Northern Cass area. The app they developed connects the caller with first responders during their lenthy drive to the scene, providing video and other information for real-time situational awareness.

There is so much more involved with this technology developed by these innovative young people. Everyone is so excited and proud of them and what they have so far accomplished. We wish them the very best as they spend time in NYC involved in the contest. The top prize for the winning team is $100,000 for the school. What an accomplishment!

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 December 1956 Serviceman paper:

CHANGES IN EDINBURG

On Thanksgiving Day someone was luckless enough to drive into Rohrer's Store and smash the big front window. Faulty brakes I suppose. The window is now all boarded up and looks unoccupied. With the exception of Rohrer's, all houses and buildings in Edinburg are occupied.

The building next to the barbershop which housed Caroline Gemmill's restaurant for many years and a liquor store for a short while is now ownwed by Steve Gestson. He uses it as a woodworking shop and turns out some very fine work. The Frovarp sisters, Mabel and Olga, moved into the creamery building. Joe Kadlec and family have moved into the Kertz house near the Farmers Union Oil Station. Joe is manager of the station and so lives close by to the business. Marlow Gudmundson and family who lived in the Kertz house last year have moved into the Gryde house south of of Leonard Jensen's home.

Neri Evenson bought the Folson restaurant building and appears to be busy distributing and repairing television sets. The C.E. Peterson Cash Store has been thoroughly re-arranged which makes the store much roomier and is a great improvement. Norris Gutterud's cafe next door is busy all the time. Business seems to be good at the hotel restaurant also. It is operated by Patsy Sonderson with Mrs. Oscar Samdahl as her helper.

 

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

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TJ Hall was just sworn in as the President of the North Dakota Potato Growers Association. It is a proud moment for TJ, his wonderful family and for all of us who know and care about TJ, Katie and great kids.

 

 

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Our last blizzard brought so much wind and snow we could not see across the parking lot to the church.

 

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Morgan Ellingson's bridal shower was a very nice affair last Saturday morning. Morgan is marrying Andrew Evenson in May. Seated is Rose Denault, Shelly Evenson, Morgan and her mom Jessica Ellingson. I am not quite sure of the young lady in the background. She may be a Delta Gamma sorority sister.

 

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