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 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1946 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.
We are well into the New Year of 1946, and already into the first stage of the post war period. We have left behind us the momentous year of 1945, the Victory Year, The Atomic Bomb Year. 1945 was an historic year. It should be easy for future generations to remember 1945. At last we have peace. The god of war has been exhausted and laid low.
January 3rd showed us what nature can do in beautiful decorations. The trees were clad in white frost and presented a sample of Nature's handiwork. The Christmas Tree on the town square was completely enveloped and the lights shone dimly from within in various colors. It was really more beautiful than any picture.
After the pile of presents were opened in our house, a small, non-descript white envelope appeared. It was opened and inside was a crisp $100 bill given by many people in the area. It is to be used for the paper, stamps, etc used to publish The Serviceman each month. The kindness of people is so appreciated.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.