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!
LeRoy Pederson was recognized at the Rib Fest for 60 years participation as a member of the Edinburg Fire Department and also as a long standing member of the Edinburg Park Board. A tree is being planted in the Park honoring LeRoy for all of his community service.
Check out the Community Page for an article on an Eagle Scout with ties to the community.
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 MAY 1945 SERVICEMAN:
V-E DAY: There was great rejoicing over the victory in Europe and the end of fighting, although our joy was tempered by the knowledge that we still have a tough war to fight. There was not much demonstration in Edinburg, save for the ringing of the church bell that night and the victory service at the Norwegian Lutheran Church. For this occasion, V-E Day was celebrated with songs by the girls choir and by Mrs. Overgaard. The church was well filled, but the American Legion boys we had expected to attend in a body were prevented from being present.
Great relief and satisfaction over the end of the European war was certainly felt by everyone. Those who have loved ones in the European Theater look forward to their early return to the United States. Some will be discharged while others have only furloughs as they are being deployed to the Pacific.
During the year many changes have taken place in the world. We have just celebrated V-E day while Hitler and Mussolini and their fellow criminals have been eliminated or are in concentration camps. As we write, Quisling, who will go down in history as the arch traitor next to Judas Iscariot, is being tried by a court of justice in Olso, Norway. Himmler, the notorious killer, is dead by suicide and the rest of the Nazi and Fascist gangs who set out to rule the world will be up for trial. Justice, such as mortal man sees it, will be meted out to them.
Thus, momentous changes have taken place. Our country was plunged into deep sorow by the death of President Roosevelt, and that Grand Old Man, Cordell Hull, was forced to resign as Secretary of State due to ill health. Kings and queens have returned to their thrones, countries which were occupied have been liberated and thousands of prisoners of war and inmated of concentration caps have been released. There is much joy and thanksgiving in the hearts of men and women the world over.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.