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10 Years ago ...2003..
A delegation of people living either on Buttzville Road or that use the road either daily or for the purpose of moving equipment and hauling crops to market, met with the Ransom County Commissioners at their middle of the month meeting. “Something Needs to be done” was what the commissioners heard from the delegation.
Enderlin hosted a 7th and 8th grade girls basketball tournament on December 13th. They Both won their games and will advanced to the Championship.
Based upon information received from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The North Dakota Department of Health is revising its influenza vaccination recommendationsto focus on people at high risk of complications from the flu.
20 years ago...1993..
The back shed off the building located between Peoples and Enderlin State Bank and the Enderlin Independent was knocked down Monday December 12, the building is owned by Hal Kemmer.
Daniel and Brooke Christensen purchased a landmark and have moved it to their property in rural Alice. The home that they purchased was built in 1907 by George Sogaard of Marion.
Don and Verna Lindemann of Enderlin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary December 24th in Bismark.
The Eagles wrestling team traveled to Oak Grove on Tuesday, December 7th where they won over the Grovers.
Judy Tangen, owner of Fram Facts of Lisbon, plans to open an office in Enderlin sometime in March. Farm Facts is a small business and farm bookkeeping business. According to Tangen , tax time is such a headache for everybody, and for businessmen and farmer, it is even worse! Farming is a big business these days and the IRS does not consider a farmer just a farmer....They are a business. Any business large or small, should keep good records and a good set of books to back up their records.
30 years ago...1983
Enderlin’s Eagle opened their 1983-84 boy’s basketball season with a rush as they posted an impressive 88-66 victory over the Sargent Central Cadets.
Phase two of Enderlin’s flood Control Project is taking place as Wantzec Construction, from Fargo clears the trees out of the Maple River bottom from 9th Ave. They are taking out the entire tree and stump.
The Ransom County Sherriff’s Department and local school are initiating a program to fingerprint school aged children. This is a voluntary program and parents or gurdians must give their consent befor their child can be fingerprinted. The fingerprints will be returned back to the parents and not kept on file. The purpose of the program of fingerprinting is to provide a means of identification should a child disappear for any reason.
There will be a workshop on “Caring for the Cancer Patient who has Received Chemotherapy, Stoma Care, Skin Care and Wound Management” on Decemeber 15, at 7pm.
Checks totaling $17 million have been distributed to school districts across the state as the fourth Foundation Aid Payment for the 1983-84 school year according to Dr. Joe Crawford, State Superintendent.
40 years ago..1973...
It will be a cold day when you dont hear someone damn the bureaucrats, and of recent days, Mike Royko, the Chicago columnist has been doing it with a vengeance.
You have all read the columns, I suppose about the veteran who lost his face in Vietnam and whose only wish wasto have his face rebuilt tot the point where he could eat solid food rather than liquid. Through some unbelieveable stupidity, the veterans Administration refused to pay for this ruling that is was “cosmetic surgery” and that the service connection of the disability had not been established.
This monumental blunder was called at Royko’s attention and he wrote a blistering column,which came to the dest of the President. He promptly gave orders to the VA to “get cracking” and LeRoy Bailey will have his surgery, for which all of us are happy.
Saturday, Royko wrote another column about the amounts of money which were pouring in from people who heart had been touched by the plight of the young Veteran. He said that all money would be returned since it was the obligation of the governmentto care for this man who had been so wounded in the service for the country.
He further said that the old and the sick would not have to depend on the erratic charity of others, since you and I pay taxes for that purpose. “Disabled veterans and other people are treated by governmental agencies as if they were, indeed, charity cases. You would think these paper -shufflers were handing out their own money instead of our,” he wrote.
Far be it from a two-bit columnist from a North Dakota weekly to put down Mike Royko, but i think a good word should be said for bureaucrats now and then too.
50 years ago..1963...
A small fire Friday evening caused a small amount of damage at the Argil Froemke home South of Sheldon. The blaze started when a fire in the fireplace ignited the wall behind.
A blaze of undermined origin completely gutted the Berube Oliver farm implement building in Lisbon Sunday evening.
At an executive committee meeting of Ransom County Young Rebulicans in Lisbon last week, the committee went on record as supporting the new wheat program introduced in congress by SeniorMilt Young and Representative Mark Andrews.
Fist Soo Line Santa Special Arrived in 1952.
A new mans health and physical education building located on the campus of Marshall University at Huntington, West Virginia, bears the name of a 1914 graduate from Enderlin high school- Otto Gullickson.
60 years ago....1953..
Harold Brown of Enderlin achieved recognition in two departments at the University of North Dakota Last week. He was promoted to corporal in the reserve officers training corps and was one of 11 bandsmen admitted to Kappa Kappa Pi, honorary band fraternity.
Icy streets and sidewalks were responsible for falls in which two Enderlin residents and an Alice woman was injured seriously. Injuries were a hip fracture, fractured vertebra and another him fracture.
Bernard Miller Skow, 44 dies of a heart attack in West Palm Beach, Fl. two weeks ago friends here heard, a former Enderlin Resident and graduate.
70 years ago..1943...
The army air forces need Air WACs. Men are being taken out of the air bases to be sent to the theatres war. It is up to the women to take over these jobs. There are many jobs on the air bases which women can fill now. Among these jobs are typists, supply clerks, radio operators, radio mechanics, drivers, medical technicians, instrument repairwomen and many others.
The influenza epidemic sweeping the counrty is also becoming prevalent in this community as elsewhere. 51 pupils were reported absent from high school alone.