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.

EXCERPTS FROM THE MAY 1945 SERVICEMAN:

This edition of THE SERVICEMEN really covered a lot of local news rather than military news. It made for a very interesting read.

V-E DAY

There was great rejoicing over victory in Europe and the end of fighting. Our joy was tempered by the knowledge that we still have a tough war to fight. There was not much demonstration in Edinburg, save for the ringing of the church bell for a few minutes and a thanksgiving service in the church that night. Great relief and satisfaction over the end of the European war was certainly felt by everyone, and those who have loved ones in the Euopean theater look forward to their early return to the United States. Some will be discharged and others will only have furloughs as they will be deployed to the Pacific.

This has been an historic year. During the year many changes have taken place in the world and much material is available for history books. D-Day came less than a month after our first issue of THE SERVICEMAN, and now we have recently celebrated V-E Day. Hitler and Mussolini and their fellow criminals have been eliminated or are in concentration camps.

Our country and the world was plunged into deep sorrow by the death of President Roosevelt. That grand old man, Cordell Hull, was forced to resign as Secretary of State due to ill health. Prime Minister Churchill resigned his post recently, though still very much in the picture. Thus momentous changes have taken place. Kings and queens have returned to their thrones, countries which were occupied have been liberated and thousands of prisioners of war and inmates of concentration camps have been released. There is much joy in the hearts of men and women throughout the world.

 

"THE SERVICEMAN" is sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood of Edinburg, Odalen and Union and edited by N. Ordahl.

Life is good in Edinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flaten sisters

These 4 beautiful ladies are daughters of the late Alfred and Arlene Flaten. They were recently here as they buried their father next to their mother at Trinity Cemetery.

 

eidelweiss

Last year Bill Nowatski gave me a little plant. This plant is eidelweiss - the kind that grows in the Alps in Switzerland. It has just flourished among the rocks on the south side of our home.

 

.scarecrow

Vera Brandvold has a huge scarecrow in her garden to keep out all the pesky critters. It really is cute!

 

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