10 Years Ago, 2003
The engagement of Faith Alexandra Lueck and Steven John Friederichs was announced. A June 27 wedding in Fargo was planned.
It was announced that Raelee Joyce Ekeren Bartholomay was born on April 24 to Andrew Bartholomay and Tracy Ekeren.
Obituaries were published for: William Groskreutz, 68, of Mesa, AZ, formerly Superior, WI; Inga J. Munkeby, 96, of Lisbon.
20 Years Ago, 1993
During the month of May, crafts by Cecelia Groth were on display and for sale at Flowers, Etc.
The engagement of Jacqueline Ann Lemna to Wayne Paul Rolph was announced. The wedding was planned for June 19th in St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Alice.
Obituaries were published for: Ella N. (Larson) Kval, 83, of Lisbon; Audrey (Jones) Palmer of Pensacola, FL; Josephine (London) Pederson, 103, of Vermillion, SD.
Prices: Pepsi 24 pack for $6.99 at Shop-N-Fuel, Mrs. Gerry’s Potato Salad for $1.59 lb. at Valley Meat Supply in Valley City.
30 Years Ago, 1983
Dennis Boyle had accepted a position as Loan Officer for Production Credit Association at Carson, ND. He had been Vo-Ag teacher at Enderlin for the past five years.
Thirty-four students had graduated from Enderlin High School on Sunday, May 22. Tina Finger gave the Valedictory Address and Karen Kotschevar gave the Salutatory Address. Other honor students with a scholastic average of A- or above were LeAnn Eskelson, Elizabeth Sisson and Susan Tag.
Mavis Muilenburg and Philip Ward announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. A June 18 wedding at First Lutheran Church was planned.
Dean Tosseth, Paul Olson and Rodney Lemna were going to attend Boys State in June.
Cora Haskins at 208 Fifth Avenue received the Clio Club Yard Improvement Award.
Prices: Liter of Gilbey’s Gin for $6.99 at CJ’s Liquors.
40 Years Ago, 1973
High temperature during the week was 85 degrees, the low was 34 degrees and .51 of rain was recorded.
The annual Mother’s Day Smorgasbord was termed a success. The event sponsored by the Enderlin Baseball Association, VFW and Auxilliary, and American Legion and Auxilliary raised money for the Enderlin Summer Sports program. Event chairman Johnny Janz said after expenses it was found that $519.11 was raised, with 625 people served.
Jon Aspelund, Tom Krom and Greg Wolsky were selected to attend Boys State in June.
Obituaries were published for: Melvin James Walsh, 73, of Enderlin; Esmond J. R. Muth, 66, of Seattle, Wash.; Harger I. Burton of Birmingham, Mich.; Edwin Aus, 76, of Loveland, Colo.
Prices: 24 oz. Bridgeman Cottage Cheese for $0.62 at Hal’s Red Owl, 18 oz. Wheaties for $0.66 at Tosseth’s Super Valu.
50 Years Ago, 1963
High temperature during the week was 80 degrees, the low was 24 degrees and .12 of precipitation was recorded.
His Sport Shop had opened in Enderlin. The firm would handle all sorts of sporting goods. Operating the business in the Dehn Plumbing and Heating building on Third avenue would be Myron Simonson, Harold Froemke and Dalton (Ip) Dehn.
Graduation exercises were held at Enderlin High School on Thursday evening, May 23. The valedictory address was delivered by Dana Halvorson, and Ellen Trapp gave the salutatory address. High ranking students Arlene Shelver and Marilyn Pribbenow completed the speaking assignments at the commencement program. Other members of the class were Marlene Vee, Carmen Lindemann, George Westphal, Robert Buttke, Gary Wolters, Jim Groth, Gary Wallner, Rick Welton, Terry Kemmer, Wilbur Schlecht, Robert Boxrud, Art Bayliss, Duane Pribbenow, Connie Doeling, Norma Schmidt, Paulette Nord, Merlyn Fraedrich, Duane Helmer, Allan Scholbrock, Bruce Siegel, Mike Archbold, Diane Gunderson, Bunny Johnson, Sharon Larson, Margaret Blaskowski, Monte Salzwedel, Mae Wolf, Gail Dagman, Carol Nygaard, Bill Pierce, Melvin Erdmann, Curtis Hanson, Norman Anderson, and Larry Rolph.
An obituary was published for: Earl R. Newton, 61, of Seattle, Wash.
6 Black Horses, The Sergeant Was A Lady and Gypsy were playing at the Grand Theatre.
Prices: Big 6 Transistor Radio for $9.99 at Coast to Coast, Cake Doughnuts for $0.29 doz. at City Bakery.
60 Years Ago, 1953
Graduation exercises were held at Enderlin high school on Thursday evening. The valedictory address was delivered by Duane Knutson, and Marilyn Westphal delivered the salutatory address. Principal M. C. Olufson presented the graduating class. The other graduates were Donna Benson, Marcella Fraedrich, Joy Godfredson, Beverly Green, Judy Haga, Jacqulin Hartl, Jean Haskins, Joyce Haskins, Arlene Heinz, Lorene Herman, Jeanette Jankowski, Eileen Lemke, Beverly Lindemann, Helen Miller, Bernice Neros, LaVonne Peterson, Jeannine Schaible, Gloria Scharbow, Marlene Scheie, Gwendolyn Simonson, Frances Smith, Marilyn Westphal, Donald Buss, Harlin Fraedrich, Lawrence Gross, Charles Hulet, Kenneth Jacobs, Dan Kittelson, John Larson, Dennis Lindemann, Duane Lokken, James Petterson, Darrell Redmond, Bernard Schlecht, Jack Shelver, Richard Storhoff, Allan Tschida, Donald Wagner, Wayne Wallin, Jerry Wavra, Glenn Wellentin, Lester Wellentin, Jr., Clarence Wolf.
Enderlin high school juniors Allegra Junkert, Arlene Hill and Elaine Fernow were chosen as delegates to Girls State.
JoAnn Sandvig was selected to represent Sheldon at Girls State in Grand Forks in June. Janice Bunn was chosen as alternate.
The approaching marriage of Joan Frances Jankowski to Mr. Oscar Arthur Bratlie was announced. The wedding would take place on Saturday, June 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic church.
Obituaries were published for: Joseph LaGesse, 83, of Nome; Edward John Wall, 70, of Owego Township; Esrom E. Good, 65, of Sheldon.
70 Years Ago, 1943
(From the Enderlin High School Siren)
Hats off to the junior class! They finally got things going to what looks to be a successful prom.
It is to be held Friday, May 21, from 9 to 11:30p.m. Arrangements have been made for Bunky Cooper from the Crystal Ballroom in Fargo to play.
The theme of the prom is Victory Promenade and the following committees have been working faithfully at it: Prom manager - Stanley Hoistad; Assistant manager - Bette George; General arrangements committee - Eugene Anderson, Betty Galbreath, Lorraine Swenson and John Bergstrom; Decorating committee - Marlys Trangsrud, Beverly Gilbertson and Wayne Muilenburg; Dance programs - Elaine Holm and Kathryn Larson;
The chaperones will be Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McLeod and Mr. and Mrs. Steve George.
Junior class members who have not paid their dues will not be admitted.
SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR SENIOR
BANQUET HELD FRIDAY EVENING
A Rainbow Night Club was the theme of the Junior-Senior banquet and prom which was held at the school house Friday evening, May 14. The theme was carried out with multi-colored streamers decorating the entire school auditorium and a cafe effect complete with miniature bar at one end.
The rainbow idea was predominant in the banquet decorations as well. Jack Flatt as master of ceremonies gave the welcoming toast. The program consisted of the following: an address, “Punctuation Marks of Life” by Superintendent H. P. Ide; song, “Memories” sung by Dolores Dahl, accompanied by Miss Jean Gulson; a toast to the seniors by Wayne Strand, junior president; response by Ardis Thompson, senior president; talk by Leslie Bueling; talk by Miss Mildred Skonnard, and solo by Clint Lonbaken.
The entire evening was deemed a great success and all present report a most enjoyable time.