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 AUGUST 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.
The Hall Potato Warehouse with its new addition now being completed is the biggest building undertaking Edinburg has seen in its 70 year existence. The main house built 2 or 3 years ago, is 200 X 60 feet and the new addition is 100 X 60 feet. The all over concrete floor has gutters from the bins to the front of the house where they are picked up by elevators and run into the washer. This alleyway with its gutter is being extended into the old Potato & Produce Company warehouse, where a concrete floor is being laid with gutters under the bins. This will allow the potaotes to float on a stream of water all the distance from the east wall of the old house to the front of the Hall warehouse, a distance of 460 feet! The three houses are connected, though two concrete fire walls will be built separating the houses from each other to prevent a catastrophy in case one of them should burn.
Allen Windingland, small son of Mr. & Mrs. Leon Windingland, residing on a farm northeast of Edinburg was run over by a truck. He has recovered and is apparently none the worse off for his experience. The rear wheel ran over his head and shoulder. When the driver felt the bump, he realized what had happened and rushed to find Allen unconscious and bleeding. He was rushed to the doctor in Edinburg and later to the hospital in Grafton. That the child could recover from such an experience is hard to believe. We talked with Allen the other day, and with the exception of the bandage on his head and ear, he seemed just as good as any child could be, and hadn't forgotten the habit of sucking his thumb.
Lon Stenerson was called home from Germany following the auto accident which took the life of his youngest sister Sherry Lee, and hospitalized his mother and sister Sandra. Sandra was released from the hospital 3 months after the accident. Mrs. Stenerson is still in the hospital but is rapidly recovering. We know once she is home everyone in Edinburg will welcome her home, and be happy to see both Mrs. Stenerson and Sandra well again.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.