10 Years Ago, 2001
At the Enderlin School, King Pat Stansbery and Queen Jamie Geyer reigned over homecoming activities. Other royalty was Brandon Lee, Rachel Rasmussen, Trista Bunn, Colin Thilmony, Heather Mark and Lee Menge.
The Don and Julie Dick home at 606 Railway Street received the September Yard of the Month award.
Donna Scheie was selected as the winner of the October Yard of the Month award.
Dave and Lori McClary of Fargo announced the July 1 birth of Kaylee Ann, Shawn Adrian, and Andrea Diane.
It was announced that Amber Leigh Thilmony and Christopher Thomas Spiekermeier were married on Saturday, August 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
It was announced that Julie Torbenson and Barry Stolz were married near Pelican Lake, MN on July 27.
Funeral services were held for Harlynn Arthur Art Buss, 70, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Norman K. (Bawky) Dahl, 73, of Glasgow, Montana; Harry Walter Glaeseman, 87, of Jamestown; Roger J. Morris, 78, of Leonard; Darrold B. Hahn, 78, of Enderlin.
20 Years Ago, 1991
October 1 marked opening day at the new Enderlin Municipal Library. Library board member Geri Engle and board president Delores Lunneborg said that donations were received from library friends in over 40 states. Retired farmer Vernon Wentland had donated the final $10,000 to push the library fund to its goal. Iris Oeder was also a board member. Charlotte Helgeson was the new librarian and Louise Haut was her Green Thumb helper.
It was announced that Kelsey Ann Daub was born to Kimberly Daub of Fargo on September 21.
Alison McDougall and Brad Rutten announced their engagement. A November 9 wedding in Sheldon was planned.
Funeral services were held for Ida N. (Roe) Johnson, 81, of Lisbon; Duane A. Combs, 76, of Fargo; Dorothy G. (Campbell) Shelver, 93, of Enderlin; Freddie J. Sullivan, 77, of Enderlin.
Thelma and Louise was playing at the Scenic Theater in Lisbon.
30 Years Ago, 1981
High temperature during the week was 68 degrees, the low was 32 degrees on September 28, and .12 of precipitation was recorded.
Enderlin High School was getting fired up for a Homecoming victory over the Cooperstown Lynx on Friday night. The football cheerleaders Tracey Creswell, Gloria Fornes, Germaine Morrow, Arlette Strand and Sue Hamre planned a full week of activities to get the fans and football players into the Homecoming spirit.
Enderlin took third place in the Class III category (communities with 600 to 1,900 population) at the State Community Betterment Contest. A cash prize of $300 was presented to the Enderlin delegation by Governor Allan Olson. Chairpersons Wayne and Idella Wilson attended awards day on Friday, along with Larry, Carole and Corrine Tosseth, Ethel Hanson, Michael Stein and Bunny Tschida.
The Sheldon Station of Peoples & Enderlin State Bank was going to hold a formal Grand Opening on October 1 and 2.
Prices: 6 Bismarcks or Long Johns for $0.89 at Dick’s Super Valu.
40 Years Ago, 1971
High temperature during the week was 72 degrees, the low was 34 degrees, and 1.42 of rain was recorded.
The Enderlin Eagles were defeated by the Ellendale Cardinals 30-8 at the homecoming game Friday night. Enderlin School had two homecoming queens Nancy Wadeson and Karen Kemmer.
Women of the vicinity were being invited to the annual Dames Day luncheon, style show and program at the city hall on Saturday, October 16. The event had become one of the Enderlin Chamber of Commerce’s major programs. Co-chairmen were Mrs. Loren Moxness and Mrs. Darrell Johnson. Other committee chairmen were Marilyn Wilson, Alma Brown, Carole Tosseth, Shirley Feeney, Carole Wavra, Pauline Peterson, Marge Welton, Vivian Skramstad, Norma Golkowski, Ginny Kemmer, Bea Jordet, Sharon Nygard and Ardis Geeslin.
Warrant Officer First Class Steven B. Hanson, 21, of Aneta, N. D. was killed in Viet Nam on September 24 while flying a Scout Helicopter. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Swenson of Enderlin.
The engagement of Beatrice Ruth Larson to Mr. Alvin Wahl was announced. The couple planned to be married on October 29.
Sandra Mark and Rodney Fernow were going to exchange wedding vows on Saturday, November 27 in Trinity American Lutheran church.
Miss Deborah Olson and Gary Lee Kaatz exchanged wedding vows in Trinity Lutheran church on Saturday, September 18.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Augusta Mary Young, 81, and George R. J. Petrich, 72, of the Sheldon-Enderlin area.
Prices: 14 oz. Lysol Spray Disinfectant for $1.19 at Hal’s Red Owl, 12 oz. Ore-Ida Frozen Hash Browns for $0.19 at Tosseth’s Super Valu.
50 Years Ago, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Olsen had introduced to the area an egg producing plant, using a system which was comparatively new. Employing a cage system, the Olsen’s had 5,500 chickens caged in pairs. It was anticipated that egg production would be near the 300 dozen per day mark. The Olsen’s were planning an open house for Saturday, October 7 to show the building and its operation.
Miss Ruth Ann Good became the bride of Ronn L. Iverson on Friday, September 29 in the Evangelical United Brethren church in Sheldon.
Miss Arla M. Christman of Sheldon became the bride of Mr. Charles A. Bjugstad of Lisbon on September 24 at the Leonard Lutheran church.
The wedding of Miss Patricia M. Kaspari and Charles W. Forslund was solemnized September 30 in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Sheldon.
A funeral service was held for Gustave F. Salzwedel, 69, of Alice.
Prices: Men’s and Ladies’ Bowling Shoes for $6.95 and $8.95 at Merlin’s Leather Goods Store, 2 No. 303 cans of Libby’s Pumpkin for $0.29 at Cox’s Market.
60 Years Ago, 1951
Joy Godfredson was going to be queen of the Enderlin high school homecoming Friday. Her attendants were Katherine Johnson, Carole Fraedrich and Sandra Haskins.
Charles Lehman, operator of the Ben Franklin store, was appointed retail chairman for the defense bond drive in Enderlin.
Miss Coral Jene Buckle became the bride of Lowell Laufenberg at a double ring ceremony in St. Catherine’s church at Valley City on Saturday, September 29.
In a double ring ceremony Sunday afternoon, September 30, at Trinity Lutheran church, Miss Ethel Johnson became the bride of Donovan Wischer.
Alice News: Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Wadeson are the new parents of a baby girl. They named her Barbara June.
Funeral services were held for Ben Wadeson, 74, of Clifton township; Oscar E. Hemsing, 62, of Enderlin; Olaf K. Henrickson, 71, of Fort Ransom.
Prices: Ladies Dod-O-Flex Shoes (reg. $8.95) for $6.95 at Wallner Leather Goods, Qt. jar Honey for $0.69 at Cox’s Market, 6-cup Teapot (reg. $1.30) for $1.04 at J. Wentz and Son, Men’s Buckskin Chopper Mitts for $2.98 at Ben Franklin.