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 March 1953 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.
Spring was ushered in officially at 4 PM yesterday as Old Man Winter retreated. He took with him every bit of snow that had accumulated in ditches, under fences and hedges. The fields are black and the meadows are brown, but we almost think there is a tinge of green showing up in the different lawns and buds will get fatter and fatter. Soon kids wil be gathering pussy willows and crocuses.
A capacity crowd jammed the Community Center last Friday evening for the amateur show given by the Community Club to raise funds for chairs and other equipment. Lloyd Gire acted as master of cerremony for the entertainment which featured a variety of music and dance numbers. Prizes went to Faye Rustan of Union, Helen Jane Gemmill of Edinburg, Jackie Swanson of Edinburg plus a trio of girls from Gardar who performed a tap dance routine. A cookie contest was held also with Mrs. John Evenson coming in 1st, Mrs. Ernest Nelson, 2nd, and Mrs. George Berg, 3rd.
Extensive practicing is continuing by the Community Choir which is preparing a concert for Easter Sunday afternoon. Practices are held twice weekly.
Edinburg Village election was a quiet affair. The old incumbents were re-elected. Members of the board are Clarence Jensen, Orlin Nelson and Marvin Ulberg. Treasurer is Albert Broton and Justice of the Peace is Johann Anderson. Roy Levang is the marshal. The caretaker position for the city hall has been taken over by the Edinburg village.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.