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!

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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 FEBRUARY 1945 SERVICEMAN:

SGT GILMAN HOLM: has been awarded the Silver Star. He participated in the North African invasion. He constantly distinguished himself during the liberation of of France.

ORVAL MONSON: Word came that Orval is in a hospital in England where he was sent February 8th. He is being treated for a knee injury. He received a Purple Heart for his wounds received in action.

APPENDICITIS EPIDEMIC: There seems to be an appendicitis epidemic in the Edinburg community. No less that four cases within a comparatively short time. Ingvald Kravik, Orville Johnson. June Isfeld and Marcella Flaten all have had intestinal fortitude weaked by the removal of a little finger from the inside. We are glad to report they are all recovering and hope for them a splendid and improved health as a consequence of their ordeal.

THE GARDAR BASKETBALL TEAM: was returning from Adams after a game and drove too fast down the hill to the bridge by Denis Monsons. The truck tipped over and dumped the occupants in a pile of snow by the side of the road. Fortunately no one was seriously injured, though there were sprained ankles and skinned noses. Mrs. Denis Monson cheerfully acted as hostess for the whole aggregation of youngsters. The Monsons furnished lodging and steaming coffee and lots of eggs and toast for the next morning's breakfast. Roads were blocked because of a storm that night.

 

"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.

 

lighthouse

This lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is the most photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people came to the community center for cake and coffee and wish bid farewell to Kim Olson her last day as postmaster in town.

 

norway monument

This is a monument to "Camp Norway" in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. When Hitler invaded Norway many of the whaling ships were at sea. They were directed to Nova Scotia. In 1940 a training camp was established there for the Norwegian Army. Many of the soldiers married local women so there is a large contingency of scandinavians in Lunenburg.

 

turkey carvers

This group of carvers stayed mighty busy cutting up turkey for nearly 500 diners last Wednesday evening.

 

dave-lorettaCoffee time down at the "Table of Knowledge" with Dave and Loretta Monson.