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!
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Edinburg is a great place to live!
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.
THIS IS FROM THE MARCH 1945 SERVICEMAN:
On March 16th we hears that all organized resistance on Iwo Jima had ended, and we were counting our losses: 4,189 killed, 15,749 wounded or missing. But we killed 21,000 of the enemy. It is a high price to pay for a pin-point of volcanic ash and rock in the vast Pacific.
Hazel Sveen: This young lady enlisted in the Navy Nurse Corps. She took her physical examination March 14th.
Orval Monson: The Carl Monson home was electrified Sunday morning when they received a telephone call fromOrval. He just landed in New York City. He would pass through Fargo on his way to Seattle, WA where he would be recovering from wounds received in Belgium or France. Mr. & Mrs. Denis Monson, Mrs. Bjorn Johnson, Mrs. Al Loe along with Mr. & Mrs. Carl Monson hustled to Fargo to see Orval when the train stopped in Fargo. They visited him and then Mr. & Mrs. Carl Monson took a train to Seattle to be with Orval during his recovery.
Ernest Sveen-Small World: Ernest Sveen was walking down a street in a city in Hawaii when a car caught up with him, stopped and the occupant of the car said, "hop in". It was John Sunderland, former Edinburg school superintendent and basketball coach. It is possible they had not seen each other since Mr. Sunderland left Edinburg a few years ago. I imagine they had lots to talk about.
Butcher Shop to Barber Shop: Carl Garner, the new barber bought the old butcher shop building from Adolf Kruse and will begin immediate renovation and rebuilding. He eventually will make it a combination shop and dwelling quarters. Indications are that Mr. Garner intends to make Edinburg his home permanently. We welcome him to our city and wish him sucess in his venture.
"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.