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!
DAVE MONSON HAS MADE COPIES OF "THE SERVICEMAN" AND SAYS PEOPLE MAY GET THEM TO READ AS LONG AS THEY PROMISE TO RETURN THEM. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY FAIR DEAL!
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 SEPTEMBER 1945 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
NEW IMPROVEMENTS: All summer long a carpenter has been working at the Gutterud and Nelson hardware and Implement shop making extensive changes and improvements. Re-arrangement of the interior and up to date bins and shelves for machinery parts makes this a modern place of business. We particularly admire the four new large plate glass windows which Orlin keeps brightly polished and his new white front door.
Across the street Bill Nelson has fixed up the old hotel so that it looks like a modern brick block. It is sheeted on the outside with brick patterned insulation, an all around job that will make it cool in summer and warm in winter.
Two other businesses have taken on this brick construction appearance, being Warner's Store and Carl's Barbarshop. The bank windows and doors are getting a new coat of white paint.
Moen's Store was recently purchased by John Rohrer, a newcomer to Edinburg. Rohrer married an Edinburg girl, Amy Gire and intends to install an electric shop. We understand living quarters will be fixed up in the back of the building.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Olafson of Gardar returned from Wichita, Kansas where Fred was employed in a defense plant for several years. They will make their home in Gardar.. Mrs. Olafson was pouinced upon by the Gardar School Board immediately and is now busily engaged in teaching in the Gardar School
"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.