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10 years ago..2003..
Chris Utke, daughter of Lynn and Marcia Utke of Enderlin, is home on leave from Iraq. She is at the end of a 14-day leave from the 142nd ECB (HV), Wahpeton. She leave December 11th.
Stacy Chesley of Enderlin ND has recently been promoted to Team Manager by Tastefully Simple, Inc. which is a national direct sales company selling upscale, convenience-driven gourmet foods.
In his first meetingin more than a month, Mayor Bud Schmitz announced at a Wahpeton city council meeting that he will be gone for what could be the next eight weeks as he travels to Minneapolis for a bone-marrow transplant.
20 years ago..1993...
Heidi and Clarence Langlund are proud to announce the birth of their first child a daughter, Lacie Marie, was born at Merit Care in Fargo, on November 15, she was 19 1/4 inches long and weighed 7lb and 2 oz. Her grandparents and great grandparts are all from Enderlin.
Mid-America Dairymen’s district 19 members will meet at the Eagles Club, Valley City December 16, the meeting will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m.
County staff of the North Dakota State University Extension Service are cooperating more to serve North Dakotans more efficiently and effectively. By working together in multicounty program units, county extension staff will work more closely with nearby staff to educate others on topics they emphasize while continuing to serve their home counties with information.
Three Enderlin football players were selected for the All Region 1 Selections for 1993. They were seniors Joshua Nelson and Cory Schall and junior Rod Hartl. On the All Region 1 Honorable selection for 1993 was junior Kirk Lindemann.
30 years ago...1983...
November 29th the Ransom County School boards Association held their annual banquet at the Lisbon Elementry School. School board members, clerks, administrators and their guests were presten from the Lisbon. Fort Ransom, Sheldon and Enderlin School Districts.
Enderlin High School’s Gym will be the sight of the Semi-Annual “ Old Goat Game” Dec 15, 8 p.m.
The Tri County Ag held their meeting at Shane Schlecht’s house. We talked about the Christmas party we decided to go to skateland.
The November meeting of the Happy Helpers was held at the Harold Spitzer home. Rocall was bring a fall center piece. Fifteen members were present.
40 years ago..1973....
As we approach the season to be jolly, and as the lights dim in the Northeast, and the oil supplies dwindle at the truck stops, the toursist thin out at the fun spots, and most chilling thought of all, the plastic plants cut back for lack of raw material, ( How can this country operate withour plastic?) We are not sounding much like men of good will. Everyone has his favorite scapegoat.
The President blames Congress. They didnt have any legislation on his desk to sign when the Arabs turned off the spigot.
The Congress blames the President, no coherent energy policy has yet been presented and the advice of his fuel ecperts way back in 1970, that oil import quotas be abolished, was disregarded at the behest of friends among the spigot.
The truckers and the independent oil men blame the big oil companies, who found it more profitable to exploit foreign oil than to increase refinery capacity in this country and who saw in the shortage, a means to eliminate competition from the independents. Knowing the power of oil in American politics over the past decades, many people find thruth in their criticims.
The conservatives blame the environmentalist. They are the ones who have been holding up the Alaskan pipe line and off shore drilling with their silly worries about pollution and what is might do to the birds and fish and animals.
And of course most everyone blames the Arabs, or the Israelis, depending on their point of view. Well, it matters little. There is more than enough blame to go around.
Perhaps the great culprit is the concept of the Gross National Product GNP--as the sole goal of our national life; the idea that growth, more of evrything, is good, no matter what the social consequences.
The Arabs may have done us a favor by making us aware all at once, instead of by creeping paralysis, that we have to re-examine our system and our way of life. They may be able to do what Ralph Nader was unable to do : force Detroit to build smaller and more efficient and economical cars.
They may make us realize the very necessity for an adequate nation-wide public transportation system.
They may have made us finally realize that this is indeed one world; that not only does a dislocation in one area send a shudder through every part of our economis system, but through the entire economy of the world. The question is not only whether Americans will have enough fuel and minerals and food, but whether the world will have them.
50 years ago...1963..
A special meeting of the Enderlin Chamber of Commerce has been call Thursday December 10, President Wayne Wilson announced this week.
The Sheldon Shadows defeated Verona 53-45 in the Shadows first home game of the season at Sheldon Tuesday November 26.
Seven new books were placed on the shelves of the Enderlin Municipal Library this week according to Miss Effie Selvig.
60 years ago...1953...
The Buttzville post office soon will be a thing of the past, and the eight boxholders will be divided between Enderlin and Lisbon rural routes.
An attempt to help a friend resulted in a collision in which one car rolled over in a ditch two miles west of town on highway 46. The three high school boys in two cars escaped with minor bruises. Dennis Gross with Duane Summerfeild as his passenger was driving west when he noticed that a following car, driven by Verrill Sprunk was with out lights. Gross turned into an approach road with the idea of turning around and going back to help. The two cars collided, and Sprunk’s car landed upside down in the ditch.
A resuscitator has been purchased by the Alice fire department, and is on the truck as part of the regular equipment.
70 years ago...1943...
In the recent war chest drive Enderlin has failed by $373.91 to make its quota. The amount set was $1050.
The Enderlin Methodist church held a special patriotic service for their boys and girls who have gone into the service of their country Sunday evening. The families of the 61 honored young people were given special invitaions and a large percentage of them were present. Special prayer was given for each one as thier names , rank and address were read. The offering will help to fianace “ The Message” a monthly letter that will go to each on the service honor roll.
The largest sum of money ever sent by telegraph money order in the United States was $250.000 paid by Western Union to a New Yorker in 1032.