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
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 1952 SERVICEMAN:
Some local news:
Trinity, Odalen and Zion congregations undertook a couple of years ago to sponsor a "displaced" couple from Germany after the war. Vladimir and Mrs Eckardt came to live in Edinburg. They were warmly welcomed by the 3 congregations. They both were from the northwest part of Germany near the Schesvig-Holstein area. Mrs. Eckardt is 27 and Mr. Eckardt is 37. They stayed at the Nelson Hotel for a few days before moving into the upstairs at Eddie Stenersons home. He is working for Henning Gunhus.
Mr. Eckardt is an accomplished artist as well as a carpenter and a butcher by trade. He speaks Latvian, German, Polish and English. (paraphrased from original).
Edinburg grade school will put on an operetta next Friday evening. They are feverishly preparing and practicing for the event. The editor will be there to watch the kids and hear them sing. We don't know of anything we enjoy more than watching and listening to the kids.
Dorothy Jensen Lerud works in the bank at Cavalier. She goes to work at 8:15 and get off at 3:30, which gives her time for housekeeping.
James Gryde is in training in Hawaii. He likes Hawaii and finds it a very beautiful place. He and Harold Shirek together have made tours around the island sightseeing.
Mrs. Sundry Troftgruben and Mrs. Edward Hall are soliciting for the Red Cross in Edinburg this week.
"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.