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
IDURING 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.
THIS IS FROM THE AUGUST 1945 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
VICTORY: The most destructive war in history came to a decisive end this week with Japan's unconditional surrender to the victorious allies. Actually, the surrender was an anti-climax - merely the logical result of the main even, which was the perfection and use of the atomic bomb.
We are experiencing the finest harvest and threshing weather in years. Combining and threshing are being wound up in a blaze of sunshine and record breaking heat for September. Wheat yields from 15 to 25 bushels per acre.
Army engineers are working on the proposed dam on the Park River to be located a couple or more miles west of the city of Park River. If we can visualize a large body of water in this natural reservoir we can see the ground adjacent to the Bible Camp becoming a regular summer resort with fishing, boating and swimming.
Mr. & Mrs. Al Loe will soon leave for Bemidji, MN where they have bought a filling station, restaurant and a duplex dwelling. They will be missed in Edinburg. We wish them well in their new endevour.
Sunday, August 26th, Kasper Olson and Miss Verna Hilde of Fairdale were married at Augustana Lutheran church southeast of Fairdale. Verna is a former school teacher in Edinburg.
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl. Valuable assistance has been rendered by Miss Johansen in mimeographing and wrestling with a difficult mimeograph machine. Thank you to Mrs. Sylvia Austinson for cutting front piece stencils, Mrs Gordon Gjelten for reading manuscripts to the typist and to Mrs. Ernest Nelson and Mrs. Al Loe for the news items. The editor acknowledges with thanks all monetary contributions which make it possible for us to buy paper, stencils and postage. We also express our sincere appreciation for all the letters received from servicemen. While we know this issue of "The Serviceman" will be too late for Christmas, we nevertheless wish all of our boys and other readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. (This was written by N. Ordahl at the bottom of the last page of the December issue),
Life is good in Edinburg.