10 Years Ago..........2004
Robert Pribbenow’s garden, located in a low spot near the Maple River was nipped by the early frost. We no longer have to wonder when our first frost will descend on Enderlin’s countryside. On Friday morning, August 20th, right at dawn, the official weather station (whose thermometer’s are five feet above ground level) recorded 31 degrees fahrenheit. The first fall frost is usually mid-to late-September and an August frost is about as common as a blue moon -- which as also had last month. Weather records are nothing but recorded abnormalities and this year is no exception.
20 Years Ago..........1994
The United Transportation Union strike of the CP Rail System is over! Why then don’t the UTU strikers feel happy and relieved? Following President Clinton’s Monday, August 29th executive order ending the strike immediately, UTU Headquarters in Enderlin was buzzing with speculation of what this would mean to each one of them personally.
Bingo said that it won’t be the same railroad that they left seven weeks ago. Too many hard feelings have come and gone to have everything remain the same.
The Enderlin Indies Amateur baseball team is keeping up their winning tradition. They brought home the North Dakota State Amateur Class AA champion title. This is their sixth state title in the last eight years. They have won three Class A titles and this is the third Class AA title.
30 Years Ago..........1984
The Enderlin Golf Course held its mens club tournament for members on Sunday, August 26. Dale Kaber matched Sunday’s steamy temperatures and captured the tourney win by shooting a blistering hot score of 70 for 18 holes. He was followed in the championship flight by Jerry Muchenhirn with 76, Dennis DeFehr with 79 and Paul Olson was fourth with 82.
Friday, August 31st: 8:45 p.m., slide program, “Fall and Winter in North Dakota’s State Parks”. Saturday, September 1: Starting at 1 p.m. members of Custers 7th Memorial Cavalry will set up a military camp in the Park. During the afternoon, Park visitors will have a chance to see what a military camp was like during the time period when the West was being settled. Cavalry members will also be present at the evening campfire program to answer questions and tell more about the history of Custers 7th Memorial Cavalry. The evening campfire program will begin at 8:45 p.m. and will include film, “Red Sunday” about Custer and the battle of the Little Bighorn. Sunday, September 2: 8:00 p.m. campfire program, “Beaver Thompson Returns” a visit by the legendary character from the woods of the Sheyenne River Valley. .
40 Years Ago...........1974
Butch Kracht, Enderlin, won the overall trophy at the Tractor Pulling Contest held at the Ransom Co. Fair on Monday night. The contest was sponsored by the Enderlin Chamber of Commerce. Butch, an employee of the Soo Line in Enderlin, was driving a Thieman tractor, date unknown, and managed a startling 137% efficiency.
Mrs. Arville Huseby and family accompanied her parents the L.F Johnsons of Minot, to Ohio and Iowa to visit relatives and attend a wedding.
50 Years Ago............1964
Jim Clark won the annual men’s golf club tournament here last Sunday with a low score of 112 for 27 holes. Clark also claimed medalist honors with a 34 first round.
A new item on the Harvest Holidays program this year is the turkey barbeque. This event will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 30, in the Patrick Pierce Park. The menu calls for barbequed turkey, baked potatoes, potato chips, baked beans, salad, rolls, coffee and pop. There will be an admission charge for the meal.
Immediately preceding the barbeque, the horse show will be staged across the highway from the park. That event will begin at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Following the barbeque a free double-header softball game is on tap to conclude the three days of festivities.
Members of the Enderlin Kiwanis club will be on the sidewalks giving shoe shines and introducing an aerosol spray during the Harvest Holidays in Enderlin this weekend. Proceeds from the sale of the spray will go toward the Kiwanis club’s boys and girls work.
More than 500 baseball fans turned out last Friday, August 21, to watch some of the Indies “old timers” take on the 1964 Enderlin Indies.
The old timers kept pace until later innings, when the Indies scored several runs to finish the game 14-7.
Two pickup players assisted the two teams. Jim Addelson and Eugene Fitzgerald both of Fargo participated in the antics of the evening. Addelson is a television sportscaster and Fitzgerald is a sportswriter for the Fargo Forum.
John Foss, Oakley Larsen and Wes Peterson were the big men with the stick. Foss hit a towering home run over the highway. Fitzgerald and Addelson handled the pre-game events at the field.
60 Years Ago............1954
Tommy Shelver, Curtis Hanson and Susan Peterson didn’t find out how nearly full the can was, but they learned that playing with matches is dangerous.
Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hanson, Susan, daughter of Wes Peterson, and Tommy were playing in the Phil Shelver back yard last week. They decided to build a fire. A can labeled brake fluid, but apparently containing something else, was in the garage. They got it out to pour on their kindling. Tommy lit a match to see how much was in the can.
Flames shot up, singing the eyebrows and front hair of the three youngsters. Their hurts were minor, but Tommy says he and his playmates have sworn off matches.
A neighborhood kids water fight was going along moistly but harmlessly enough Monday afternoon until one of the kids threw a bottleful of water without taking it out of the bottle.
The bottle hit Lyle Fritz, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fritz, on the forehead. It made a gash that extended to his right eyelid, and required seven stitches.
80 Years Ago.........1934
Qualifying rounds to select three teams to compete in the City Horseshoe Tournament will be selected this week. Four highest in each ward will constitute the team from that ward. The tournament will be played Sunday, Sept. 9.
For further particulars see Albert Larson, Lawrence Nelson or Tim A. Francis.
For pencils tablets, fillers, covers and etc., go to Pederson and Pederson.
You get the 60-sheet note book fillers for .5 cents at Pederson and Pederson.
Food sale Saturday afternoon by the Inner Mission Auxiliary at Walsh’s Meat Market.
Things are so quiet in Austria just now that we are beginning to be afraid that somebody is up to something.