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!
BREAKING NEWS: FOR THOSE OF YOU PLAYING POKEMAN GO, THE CHURCH IN GARDAR AND THE POST OFFICE IN EDINBURG ARE GREAT PLACES TO VISIT!!
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 really covered a lot of local news rather than military news. It made for a very interesting read.
More "Up and Down" Main Street
Swanson's Restaurant is a busy place. Along with John and Mrs. Verna Swanson, Julie Ann Englerth is a waitress there. The afternoon coffee has become just as important to the Americans as the afternoon tea is for the English.
The Kozy Cafe is also a busy place. It is operated now by Mrs. Mayme McClean who some time ago bought out her partner, Mrs. Benjaminson.
E.K. Moe is being emplyed at the Jensen Store, taking the place of Marvin Ulberg, who formerly worked there. Marvin left with the beginning of Spring to sell gravel from the Ulberg Gravel Pit. He is operating gravel loading equipment there.
There is no change at Sally's Style shop. Mrs. Oscar Rustan is proprietress as sole attendant in the trade. The family lives in the back room. Oscar and Roger are farming the home place two miles north of town.
Because of the drought grass has not been growing in the yards nor in the Civic League Park. There has not been much need for a caretaker. Enoch Swenson hasn't been very well and would not have been able to do any grass cutting. If we have downpours of rain and the grass grows there may be a problem finding someone who will do the job so are park will be in good trim.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.