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Name: Jim and Katy Schmitz Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 8 Sep 2011 16:52:02 GMT

Comment: I have been missing the Independent online for the last couple weeks. Was very pleasantly suprised when I logged on today. I think you have done an excellent job with this website. We really enjoy keeping up with news,etc. from our hometown. Keep up the good work. Thank you very much for this service. Sincerely, Jim and Katy

Name: charles reis Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 14 Sep 2011 21:56:48 GMT

Comment: Keepe up the good work i have allways enjoyed reading the newspaper online and keeping up with whats going on in ederlin.

Name: Judy Olsen Ryan Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 31 Oct 2011 17:25:32 GMT

Comment: Thanks for a great web site. Raised in New Rockford in the 50's, I was roommate with Starr Bachellor @ Fargo's YWCA. I am trying to locate her.

Name: Glen (Linda) Rhodes Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 8 Dec 2011 14:34:01 GMT

Comment: A few years ago I found a website that shows all of ND's online newspapers, and so now I've been reading the Independent every week. I like the 'Back When" column, especially stuff around the mid '60s to the mid '70s. I'm 61 and always read the obits, hoping my name isn't there, though some friends have been....

Name: Glen Rhodes Email:
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Country: US  Date: 19 Jan 2012 17:29:21 GMT

Comment: I love reading Ellen Gross's stories. They read like Garrison Keillor, or like a prose version of Norman Rockwell. She should write a book !

Name: Terry Taylor Email: 
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Country:   Date: 22 Jan 2012 04:14:25 GMT

Comment: Great way to keep up with the news in Enderlin and Lisbon. Seems like lots of changes since heading to Texas for the winter....see y'all soon enough.

Name: Ida Martin Sorensen Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 17 Mar 2012 22:34:12 GMT

Comment: Thank you for writing the article about me; my husband and my brother, Mike Martin, were in a conspiracy about this. I had no idea it was being written until one of my classmates sent me an email. Indeed, I am quite humbled and honored to receive the 100 Great Iowa Nurses award. Still am in a state of shock!

Name: Roxy Ann Reynolds Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 30 Mar 2012 16:19:33 GMT

Comment: I enjoy reading the online edition. Whenever A. P. Beleal is mentioned (as he was in this week’s Back When - 70 Years Ago), I copy his daughter, Janice Beleal Hickson. She was seven years old when the family left Enderlin. I met Janice at our local "Curves" a couple years ago.

Name: Darrell & Bette Johnson Email:
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Country: US  Date: 17 Apr 2012 01:17:58 GMT

Comment: I enjoyed reading the paper although there aren't very many familiar names. We lived in Enderlin l963-73. Darrell practiced Veterinary Medicine. Enderlin was a great place to raise a young family. We are retired and live in Brookings, SD.

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Country:   Date: 22 Jul 2012 11:13:18 GMT

Comment: I love that you have a Back When section, I have been gone so many years but that is where I recognize people I knew.Thankyou! Good Job

Name: Karen Gunderson Ormiston Email:
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Country: US  Date: 29 Nov 2012 21:42:53 GMT

Comment: I am always anxious for Thursday to come so I can read the home town paper. I enjoy the Back When section, and of course have to check the obits. Thanks for doing such a good job of keeping all of us up to date.

Name: Bob ColeEmail:
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Country: USA Date: 28 Jan 2013 22:35:51 GMT

Comment: You did a bang up job with the new web page. I often visit to read the news about my Dad's (William C. Cole) old home town. Dad's parents were Will & Bertha Fernow Cole. Brothers Harvey & Willard Cole and sister Gladys Boileau wife to Henry. I grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. forever hearing stories of Enderlin around 1920 to 1943. The stories were endless and the characters remained Dad's friends for life. The railroad was a big chapter during that time, what an adventure that time period had to have been. The Fernow & Trapp families were also relatives, Dad shared many a story of the hard work before the modern equipment lightened the work load. I vacationed in Enderlin many times over the years and I miss it. I will be checking in often to stay updated with the news and events. I love how several of the family names are still in the area after 100 plus years. Feel free to share a story if my family name rings a bell with you.        

Name: Thomas Ravely Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 8 May 2013 19:37:24 GMT

Comment: Stopped to learn more about the car show and enjoyed reading your newspaper.

Name: Eric Gunderson Email:
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Country:   Date: 16 May 2013 13:39:55 GMT

Comment: I'm interrested in contacting any kin of Erick Gunderson who farmed in the Enderlin area circa 1890's. He also was a state senator (ND) at about that time. One of his 4 son's was George, my grandfather. Thank you.

Name: Oral Husemoen McDanel Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 26 Jun 2013 04:09:17 GMT

Comment: I very rarely see a familiar last name but I guess that is to be expected as I moved from Enderlin in 1932.I just typed in Enderlin ND on Google to check up on the old home town and enjoyed the website.I will return and wish I could see some 85 year old news. I will be 98 in August

Name: Steve O'Neill Email:
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Country:   Date: 5 Jul 2013 02:30:29 GMT

Comment: I would appreciate responses from folks in classes1955-57. Thanks.

Name: Oral Husemoen McDanel Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 9 Aug 2013 06:29:00 GMT

Comment: Writing to correct my email address which is wrong on former post. Would sure like to hear about our old family homestead. Anyone remember the Husemoen farm? Six and 1/2 half miles from Enderlin. The great grand children ask about life way back when. Guess it is way back to them as I'll be 98 the 15th but to me it seems like yesterday when I was helping to bring lunch to the harvest crew.

Name: Don EricksonEmail:
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Country: CLARK Date: 4 Sep 2013 21:09:17 GMT

Comment: Just wondering if there are some friends from the class of 1950 still around? I heard Marvin Moderow had past away. Surprised me to the Enockson house being torn down. Was under the impression Herb still lived in it. If he's gone, never heard a word of his passing in the Independent. Hard to believe it's 63 years since 1950. Time go by faster it seems from year to year. Was last to Enderlin in 2006 and this was probably my last trip back there. Sad to see so many of the old building being torn down. The Labbitt Bldg was made to last forever so they said and my Dad had his shop there for many years. Sad. I miss the the childhood years of growing up there but seeing what's left of the town, it's not there any more. Again very sad. Enjoy the weekly news about the town & who knows, maybe it will some day come back to where it once was.        

Name: don Smedshammer Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 19 Sep 2013 00:46:52 GMT

Comment: Steve: As you may recall, I came from the class of 57. Reba and I stop by Enderlin every now and then and it is sad to see there is not much left of what I remember from the 50's. We have been living in the STL area since 1972 I was transferred from Chicago down here working for CBS radio. Retired from that several years back but still do some voice work for commercials, mostly GM and, what is now called, AT&T, corporate video and MC work. Still give credit to Mrs Holvick for teaching me how do talk without fearing making a mistake. Hope things are well with you and family.

Name: Andy Hanson Email:
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Country: US  Date: 7 Apr 2014 02:59:44 GMT

Comment: This is my first time at this website. My Grandparents owned the Independent from 1928 to 1947. Thank you for keeping it going......

Name: Harley Horsager Email: Hhorr
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Name: Harley Horsager Email:
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Country:   Date: 27 May 2014 21:57:34 GMT

Comment: My wife graduated from Enderlin H. S. in the 1950's.  We have lots of family and friends in  Enderlin.  Our roots are very deep there. Sincerely,  Harley Horsager      

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Country: USA  Date: 20 Jul 2014 13:18:00 GMT

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Name: Laura Email:
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Country:   Date: 14 Aug 2014 19:41:27 GMT

Comment: My family will be relocating to Enderlin, ND at the end of the month for his job. We are having a hard time finding home rentals. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks' future Neighbors!

Name: Jane Bacheller Haberman Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 18 Aug 2014 14:51:29 GMT

Comment: I was sad to read of the passing of Kay Balow Green. We were close friends growing up and my memories of her are full of joy riding our bikes and playing in both the "boys and girls woods". She was the fastest runner of us all with that flaming red hair flying and a big smile on her face. Jbh

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