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!
Grain fields are ready for harvesting in the area. The sounds of combines can be heard.
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.
N. Ordahl told of stepping out of his office one day to the sound of "bang, bang, bang". Ralph Christianson and Derry Peterson were playing "cops and robbers" he surmised. It seems Ralph had an advantage as he was stationed in the doorway of Gardar's store well hidden by the shelter in front of the store. Derry coud be noticed much easier as he had to expose himself completely to see Ralph from his perch at the Peterson Store. Mr. Ordahl stated how he wished he could be a kid again and have so much fun.
UP & DOWN THE STREET: At the Johnson Food Store there is Gardar and Ivah plus Joe Gestson working. Donald Johnson works there as does Mrs. Eckardt. She and her husband came over from Europe last March to live in Edinburg.
Over at the telephone office we still find Gladys Patterson and Mrs. Einer Thorlacious taking their regular turns at the switchboard. Not much has been heard about the new telephone company which was being organized last winter, but understand there is a good chance that it will take over the old Edinburg-Gardar Telephone Company. This will probably mean a dial system for the vicinity.
No changes at the drug store. Mrs Flaten and Alfred attend to the store while Doc stays busy with an never ending stream of patients. Doc gives great advice to his patients about taking it easy, but constantly works himself. (to be continued)
"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.
Life is good in Edinburg.