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
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 MAY 1945 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
A busy place in town is Nygard's Garage. The troubles of the motoring public are constantly increasing as their cars and trucks are wearing out. There are no new replacements for these worn out parts. Ed has had Helmer Kalbakdalen helping him and occasionally has his brother Martin from Litchville, ND help. At the present time Ed is alone and the heavy workload falls on him. He well deserves the "Degree of Doctor Motors".
The new barbershop to be is undergoing extensive repairs and alterations. The work is being done by Einar Thorlacius and Gestur Gestson. We understand that living quarters for Mr. and Mrs. Garner will be fixed up in the rear of the building along with the upstairs being repaired to make adequate space for both living quarters and the shop.
Business has been booming at the Stanley Stenerson potato warehouse. 350 cars were loaded during the season resulting in a cash volume of approximately $350,000. Stanley and his associates, Aaland & Folson, have two potato warehouses on the railroad tracks with a storage capacity of 50,000 bushels. Besides this he has an interest with Carl Monson, Joe Gryde and Al Loe in a 60,000 bushel pit at the south end of town.
"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.