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!
ONCE AGAIN I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATENESS OF THE UPDATE TO THE WEBSITE. WINDOWS 10 HAS BEEN GIVING ME A LITTLE BIT OF GRIEF IN REGARDS TO GETTING MATERIAL READY TO POST ON THIS SITE. I THINK I HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT NOW!
This Week's news
IDURING 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.
THIS IS FROM THE NOVEMBER 1945 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
EDINBURGCOMMUNITY CLUB: The Edinburg Community Club decided they would sponsor the Edinburg Community Band. This band will be organized and led by Emmet J. Loe-erstwhile bandleader in Uncle Sam's Army. Emmet is now the assistant Postmaster of Edinburg. We understand there is only one of the former high school band members still in Edinburg so new people have to be found from the teeming school population of Edinburg and the band will have to start from scratch.
Wedding vows were spoken by Lois Patricia Flanagan and Marino Magnus Olafson Oct 30th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Flanagan. Reverand E.H. Fafnies read the service. After a wedding trip to Eureka, Montana Mr. & Mrs. Olafson will make their home in Gardar.
The Edinburg has been agog during the past two-three days since the deer season opened, and many a valiant buck has had to bite the dirt. We have heard of the mighty prowess of the Troftgruben clan. We were told that nine Troftgruben men brouight in 8 bucks the first day. To verify the rumors we went to the #1 man to find out the men who shot the deer were Ludvig, Clifford, Lenes, Sondre, Halfdon and Halfdon's son Leroy. There were other Troftgruben members in the party also.
The Edinburg School Carnival was a huge sucess. It was attended by a large crowd and took in almost $800 in gross receipts.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl. Valuable assistance has been rendered by Miss Johansen in mimeographing and wrestling with a difficult mimeograph machine. Thank you to Mrs. Sylvia Austinson for cutting front piece stencils, Mrs Gordon Gjelten for reading manuscripts to the typist and to Mrs. Ernest Nelson and Mrs. Al Loe for the news items. The editor acknowledges with thanks all monetary contributions which make it possible for us to buy paper, stencils and postage. We also express our sincere appreciation for all the letters received from servicemen. While we know this issue of "The Serviceman" will be too late for Christmas, we nevertheless wish all of our boys and other readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. (This was written by N. Ordahl at the bottom of the last page of the December issue),
Life is good in Edinburg.
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