Welcome to Edinburg, ND!

What a great day we had in Edinburg yesterday. The fundraiser for our Market on Main was held. Approximately 240 people came and enjoyed John Evenson's potato klub along with ham, Dale Sondeland's secret corn recipe and Cindy Vargason's cupcakes. It was a most enjoyable day.

The generosity of the community along with surrounding communities was wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me how giving the people of this area are. The money given will go a long way in the replacement of the 50 year old coolers at the store. Thank each and everyone for your commitment to keeping Market on Main open.

 

MARKET ON MAIN - A SMALL TOWN STORE WITH BIG VALUE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

Thank you for supporting the fundraiser. Replacing old, inefficient coolers is our latest effort to reduce overhead. Lowering overhead is continuing, but has its limits. Many overhead costs are the same whether the customer base is 5 or 500,

Our goals are to lower costs and increase sales. In orer to make breaking even possible, people need to use the store more. Some familys are using the store little or not at all. SALES NEED TO EQUAL EXPENSES.

The choice is yours: KEEPING the store means USING the store. Here are some good reasons to do your shopping at home.

* Home values are greater when a community has a local grocery store.

* Health and wellness are better when a community has a local grocery store.

* Community life (senior meals, church functions, Ribfest, community fundraisers, for example) are facilitated by our local store.

* Local stores are convenient.

* When one business goes, the others suffer.

* Our store has prices competitive with other small stores. Efforts are being made to reduce prices as much as possible.

* Fresh meat and fresh baking can be found.

Please shop locally to keep your community store open. At least $25 - $50 per week per family can maintain your store.

Market on Main Board of Directors: Marji Jonasson, Charles Mielke, Vera Brandvold, Ruth Hall and Loretta Monson.

 

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!

 

 

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 JULY 1952 SERVICEMAN:

This edition of THE SERVICEMEN This time the column covers happenings in Edinburg and the surrounding area. It makes for a very interesting read.

EVERYDAY LIFE IN EDINBURG

 

"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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Here are the two guys who came up with the idea for a fund raiser for Market on Main. John Evenson is on the left with Dale Sondeland to the right. It was unbelievable the way they turned the kitchen into quite an operation. They had 5 stoves going along with all the electric roasters. It was fun to watch the precision getting the meal to flow so smoothly.

 

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Eva Johnson came up from the Good Samaritan Center in Park River to see Santa. I hope she told him what she wanted for Christmas.

 

.dave-lorettaDavid Monson is sure ready for the Christmas season. He was all decked out when he came over to Trinity Church for the ladies annual WELCA Christmas Party. Loretta has gotten used to never knowing what Dave may do next!

 

 

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