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 1945 Serviceman paper:

This has been one of the finest harvest and threshing weather in years. It was unusually warm this August. The crops are looking good.

A transformation of the farmig area taking place is the rual electrification. There has been activity during the past several months in taking applications westward. Nobody expected any work to be done while the war was on, but from now on we look forward to activity. We realize that materials are still scarce, and manpower (especially electricians) are still on the critical shortage list.

Army engineers are already working on the proposed dam in the Park River. This will be a couple miles west of the city of Park River. If we can visualize a large body of water in this natural reservoir, we can see the ground adjacent to the Bible Camp becoming a regular summer resort. Possibly fishing, boating and swimming could take place, and to say nothing of the possibilities of a large sheet of ice for skating and other winter sports.

Vidkun Quisling, Norway's famous traiter, has been found guilty by the trial court and sentenced to be shot. Quisling's dream of being a Norwegian Hitler has faded, and he has awakened into the dark and chilly morning that only promises oblivio for him, His name will be remembered as a symbol of the arch traitor.

 

"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sydney

The Sun City Stomperz 7 piece jazz band plays a brand of happy music wherever they perform. The band was formed in 2005 by Sydney Gire and Ernie Landes to spread Dixieland jazz to the folks in Arizona and other places.

Helen Sundvor brought me this clip that she had received from Gil Jensen, who resides in Arizona.

Sydney is pictured second from the left playing his trumpet. He has been a musician for many, many years. (I apologize that the picture can not be expanded).

 

cole & Kristeena

This picture of my grandson Cole and his girlfriend Kristeena was taken in one of the canyons on their hiking trip through the Grand Canyon. I think the rock striations are gorgeous!

 

.bandstand

The bandstand in the city park is still being renovated. Neew shake style siding is ready to go on, and the pillars have all been painted white. When it is all done the new looking bandstand will be a wonderful addition to the city park.

 

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