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.

Excerpts from the April 1953 Serviceman paper:

Some South Dakota citizens sneaked into North Dakota at Fort Yates and dug up Sitting Bull's bones. They were taken to Mobridge, SD for reburial. Angry North Dakotans are muttering threats of reprisals. A street in Mobridge has been renamed "Sitting Bullevard".

The States Attorney of Sioux County has threatened legal action, and the Governor of North Dakota has made demands on the Governor of South Dakota for the return of Sitting Bull's remains, but without results. We shall no doubt hear more about this situation.

Mr. & Mrs. James Hanson have been hired as teachers for the coming year at the Edinburg School. Mr. Hanson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in mathematics. He will coach the basketball team also. He hails from Pembina. His wife, Mrs. Hanson, who is from Neche, will teach intermediate grades.

Miss Julia Hammerstad, who has taught school in Edinburg for the past 10 years, is planning on teaching in the Grafton city system next year. Miss Hammerstad is a good teacher and Grafton is fortunate in securing her services.

Anne Christine Haug is valedictorian of the graduating class. Audrey Brandvold is salutatorian. Congratulations on their fine achievements.

 

"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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Jacob Hays and Abbie Sondelad looking at one of the many gifts they received at their shower last Saturday. Abbie and Jacob will be married in December.

 

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The class of 1968 had their 50th class reunion last weekend. Those pictured are: In front are John and Eunice Evenson and Wayne Nygard. Those in the back from left to right are: Delores (Odden), Barb (Foxen), Peggy (Johnson) Monsebroten, Rose (Zidon) Hepokoski, Roberta ((Readel) Heller, Gene Gudmundson, Tyrone Byron, Jolayne (Anderson) McKnight, Curtis Steinolfson, Margie (Herman) DeLahunt and Audrey Rasmusson. Please feel free to correct me if i have mistakenly identified anyone.

 

 

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The Class of 1963 had a reunion the August the Deuce weekend. It was held at the home of Dwight and Elaine Byrons in Park River. Front Row: Roney Nygard, Bob Westberg, Lana (Windingland) Larson, Evelyn (Einarson) Holand, Celeste (Bernhoft) Flanagan. Back Row: Clinton Nelson, Paul Wooldridge, Rodger Rasmussen, Gerald Christianson, Irene (Melstad) Levang, Lynette (Windingland) Langerud and Dwight Byron.

 

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