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 December 1945 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
EDINBURG COMMUNITY BAND: The Edinburg Community Club decided they would sponsor the Edinburg Community Band. This band will be organized and led by Emmet J. Loe. The reorganization is going well and according to Carl Monson, Band Drive Chairman, $600 has been assured with more to come.
Band members enrolled so far are: TROMBONES: Merlin Fingarson, Norris Haug, Lon Stenerson, John Evenson, JR., Donald Fuller and Beverley Laithwaite. BASS': Alvin Nygardm Freeman Anderson, and Wayne Fuller. SAXOPHONES: Denis Monson, Marilyn Wallum and Verna Dell Laithwaite. CLARINETS: Kermit Berg, Leona Jensen, Eunice Haug, Harold Shirek, Adrian Lerud, Eunice Halvorson and Helmer Frovarp. PERCUSSION: Orval Monson, Harlan Wallum, Sylvia Monson, and Mabel Anderson. BARITONES: Carl Garner and Edroy Gunhus. TRUMPETS: Kenneth Folson, Arthur Flaten, Sidney Gire, Duane Haug, Harlan Thorlacius, Gloria Johnson, Dorothy Nelson, GLenn Haug and Laverne Prescott. ALTO HORNS: Robert Myrdal, Beverly Johnson and Irma Haug. Many more are expected to join the band when they return to Edinburg from military service and/or higher education places. (I find it very interesting to read the names of these individuals I remember.)
"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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