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 NOVEMBER 1952 SERVICEMAN:
This edition of THE SERVICEMEN really covered a lot of local news rather than military news. It made for a very interesting read.
Tidbits about everyday life in Edinburg.
On the eve of this 1952 election our freedom and our liberty we enjoy in this country are in sharp contrast to the blood bath that is now drenching Hungary. There the Russians are in a ruthless massacre of men, women and children. The outcome of the Hungarian Rebellion can only be a crushing defeat for their people.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is our new president. He ran against Adali Stevenson.
Mrs. Leonard Jensen was elected president of Trinity Ladies Aid. Mrs. John Evenson was elected secretary and Mrs Einer Myrdal treasurer.
Helen Jane Gemmill and Harold Sundvor were married October 27th in Odalen Church. Pastor Kvaale officiated. The newlyweds have a new trailer home, and it has been told they will move their house into Edinburg for the winter. The bride recently graduated from the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Forks.
JG Hall & Sons, extensive potato growers in Edinburg, were named Potato Kings at the Walsh County Fair in Park River.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.
The exercise equipment at the school is wonderful! It is so grea having the TV's there to keep me company while on the treadmill.