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!


This Week's news

I appologize for the lateness of the Edinburg WebPage, but circumstances out of my control kept me from doing an update. The website's IP Address was changed, and it was a major problem trying to install the new address. At times I didn't know whether to scream or cry!!!

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.

THIS IS FROM THE JUNE 1945 SERVICEMAN:

Some local news:

The war is over. We welcome our returning servicemen again to civilian life among us. Especially of late these our boys: Kenneth Lerud, Orval Monson, Arnold Troftgruben, Roy Akset, Kermit Axvig, Henry Kalbakdalen and perhaps others of whom I am not aware may have also returned.

Joseph Holm is home on furlough from Texas where he has spent all his time during his training. He will go to the west coast upon expiration of his furlough and will embark for the Pacific.

After a late and cold spring the weather finally turned on summer heat. Frequent rains have kept the ground quite wet. This condition lasted until haying time. During the last week Old Sol has really put on the heat with temperatures in the 80's and 90's. The crops may not be quite as promising as last year, but it should be a fine crop for both small grains and potatoes. Prices continue to be good but labor is very expensive and scarce.

Farmers who use many men are looking around for facilities for feeding and lodging large crews during potato harvest. A meeting of the Commercial Club and members of the Community Club met to discuss the possibility of using the Community Hall for kitchen and dining room in the basement and sleeping quarters upstairs for transient laborers. The downstairs ws made available for kitchen and dining room during last years potato harvest, but it was felt that the upstairs should not be used for sleeping quarters. It is hoped that someone will find a happy solution to this problem.

"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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

.lava rock.The stark beauty of the lava rock around Keflavik, Iceland just took my breath away.

 

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The lilacs were so lush until a windstorm took most of the blossoms.

 

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This picture of John Johnson and LeRoy Peterson was taken in August of 2002. We held our annual "Party in the Park" gathering. It was raining, so we held it in the Community Center. A young man was there who made balloon hats for many, many people that attended.