Welcome to Edinburg, ND!

We are approaching the 1st anniversary of the community owned grocery store, Market on Main. The manager, Cindy Vargason, has done a super job managing the store.

It is not easy for small town businesses to survive in this day and age. In Edinburg, as in other little towns, the domino effect comes into play. When a business closes the rest of the businesses feel the hurt.

We are so fortunate to have a grocery store that is well stocked with items that are unique and unusual along with items everyone needs and uses on a daily basis. Cindy has done a marvelous job keeping prices competitive with grocery stores in neighboring small towns. We also have a great meat market with Ross Langerud at the helm. People come from out of town to buy meat that Ross has cut. He is very willing to take orders for special cuts of meat.

Cindy has implemented incentives to draw patrons to the store. Every Monday is Senior Day with a 5 percent discount. There is also a weekly drawing of names for prize money for people who shop at Market on Main.

We have a wonderful place right here in Edinburg to get our daily staples. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this gift we have right on the main street of Edinburg.

 

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 JULY 1952 SERVICEMAN:

This edition of THE SERVICEMEN This time the column covers happenings in Edinburg and the surrounding area. It makes for a very interesting read.

EVERYDAY LIFE IN EDINBURG

Evenson Machine Company occupies the former Kertz Garage. Selmer Evenson and Marlin Foseide look after the sales and repairs. Stanley Stenerson, a partner, lends a helping hand. After the horrible car accident that took the life of Stanley and Mrs. Stenerson's daughter Sherry Lee, Stanley has spent much of his time in Grafton visiting his wife and daughter in the hospital. We have learned Mrs. Stenerson is rapidly improving and that Sandra is able to walk up and down the hallway with assistance from attendants.

The Edinburg Creamery corner has been cleared of rubble and debris afte the fire last spring. Milo Rustan is buying cream there and Mrs. Harry Rustan is selling ice cream and soft drinks in the ice cream parlor.

Mr. and Mrs. John Rohrer and Judy went to California to visit Mr. Rohrer's dad who was seriously sick. Ellen Kertz has been taking care of the store while they are gone. In a recent letter to a friend in Edinburg, Mrs. Rohrer wrote that John's father is much improved and the family will soon be returning.

Alma Johansen went on a two week vacation from the bank. She and Julia Hammerstad went to Greely, Colorado, where Miss Hammerstad took a short summer school couse at the teacher's college there. Alma likes Colorado very much.

Verna Delle Laithwaite, who taught school at Langdon last year along with Miss Valborg Moen, who taught in Edinburg this past year, also went to Greeley. They are both studying at the teacher's college summer school session.

 

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

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hall fire

What an awful way to wake up this morning. An alert came over our phones telling of a fire in Edinburg. We drove downtown to see flashing lights along with many fire trucks by Cenex. It was the Hall's potato warehouses that were burning. Thankfully, they had moved their operation to Hoople a few years ago, but there still were many things stored in the complex. Sadness will prevail in the area today and for many days to come.

 

abbie

Congratulations to Abbie Sondeland. She was named the University of North Dakota's Student Nurse of the Year for 2017. No one deserves it more than Abbie. She is not only academically bright, she has a heart of gold. We are SO proud of Abbie and her accomplishments.

 

.book club

The local book club celebrated 10 years together. In that time they read 1,000 books. From left to right is: Karen Denault, Rosemarie Myrdal, Vera Brandvold, Kathy Axvig, Lois Ydstie, Lois Otto, Jan Nygard and Mary Langerud. There are additional members who were not there when I took the picture.

 

 

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