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 JANUARY 1945
A bit more from the January 1945 SERVICEMAN:
EDINBURG THE SAME AS USUAL: N. Ordahl wrote - The corner store operated by Gardar and Mrs Ivah Johnson has taken on a prosperous appearance. That corner has been enormously improved since it was for a long time a vacant store building with gaping doors and auction and other posters in the windows as is the manner of vacant buildings. Inside it is light, clean and warm and shelves are heavily stocked with excellent foods. The back rooms formerly occupied as living quarters have been made into meat locker/refrigerator rooms with scores of locker boxes, which I believe are 100% rented.
Mrs. McLean and Mrs, Krohn are the efficient sales ladies in Flaten's store. It is a place which gives the impression of being more prosperous than at anytime during it's long existence. We venture to say that Dr. Flaten is most fortunate in having these two dependale employees taking care of things for him during his frequent and enforced absences. Dr, Flaten has not been very well lately. He is thin, but on the road to recovery.
Mrs. Caroline Gemmill still holds forth at Caroline's restaurant. It is usually a busy place frequented by lots of school kids as well as other patrons.
"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.
This canola field just south of Edinburg is ripening. The "sea of yellow" is so pretty to look at!