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  • From the Past: Hayashi elected Girls State governor

    Renee Hopkins|Jun 10, 2024

    12 Years Ago June 16, 1949 Mary Ann Hayashi, a senior at Carrington High School next term, was elected 1949 Girls State governor at Jamestown, Friday. By virtue of this office, she will be one of two delegates from North Dakota to attend the Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. on August 21-27. Foster County people, especially those of the Glenfield community, turned out in large numbers Sunday to honor Miss Lottie Posery, Glenfield postmaster, who has been an ardent community worker for...

  • From the Past: Kutz wins American Legion Derby

    Renee Hopkins|Jun 3, 2024

    12 Years Ago June 9, 1949 Three students from this area were among those graduated this week from the senior class of Jamestown College. Natalie Knott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Knott, and Alice Mae Reimers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Reimers, both of Carrington, and Betty Lou Thompson, Glenfield, were the graduates. Showing the last time tonight at the Grand Theatre is Sonja Heinle in “The Countess of Monte Cristo.” Friday and Saturday there is a double feature, “Rusty Leads the Way...

  • From the Past: Wenaas new Legion commander

    Renee Hopkins|May 27, 2024

    12 Years Ago June 2, 1949 Dr. C. P. Lura, president of Mayville State Teachers College, delivered the address at graduation services here last Thursday evening. His topic was “The Future is Your Problem.” The top-ranking students receiving honors were Betty Fornshell, valedictorian, and Anna Lofstedt, salutatorian. Other honor students were Leonard Albus, Ross Bestgen, Calvin Greatsinger, James Hogan, Bonita Pedersen, Kent Simonson, Irene Steinman and Eileen Zink. Duane Clapp, reseller salesman...

  • From the Past: Braaten named head girls' coach

    Renee Hopkins|May 20, 2024

    12 Years Ago May 26, 1949 Six boys from Carrington High School received placings at the district track meet held at Devils Lake last Saturday, Ed Reisnour took first place in pole vault and Donald Theis placed second in the half mile run. Alan Willyard took fourth place in the 220-yard run and he also placed fourth in the broad jump. In low hurdles, Maurice Zink was fourth, and in the pole vault Neis Erstad tied for fourth place and Matt Fruhwirth took fourth place in the mile run. O. W. Klindwo...

  • From the Past: Zwinger Nurse Hero of the Year

    Renee Hopkins|May 13, 2024

    12 Years Ago May 19, 1949 A reward for honesty was received this week by Luverne Graham for his help in returning a pocketbook to his owner. The reward was in the form of a bill of generous donation sent to him by mail. Terence Short and James Eberhardt have been named winners for Juanita High School in the 1949 essay contest sponsored by the Flax Institute of the United States. Each has been awarded a five dollar cash prize in addition to a certificate. Election of officers took place at the...

  • From the Past: Perch released at Lake Hiawatha

    Renee Hopkins|May 6, 2024

    12 Years Ago May 12, 1949 Foster County will be represented at the state dairy show to be held in Jamestown in September by a Foster County Dairy Queen who will be selected in Carrington on Dairy Day, June 22, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. G. H. Gwynn of Carrington has been presented with a “Safe Driving Recognition Award” by the Standard Oil Company in recognition of the fact that no accidents are chargeable against his record as a driver for a period of twenty consecutive years....

  • From the Past: Wallbridge home destroyed by fire

    Renee Hopkins|Apr 29, 2024

    12 Years Ago May 5, 1949 On Monday, April 25, twenty-four men and 22 tractors gathered at the Gordon Pedersen farm near Juanita and did the spring plowing and seeding for Gordon who is in the Jamestown Hospital recuperating from pneumonia. Members of the Carrington chapter of the Future Farmers of America took part in the first district FFA contest since before the war at Maddock last Friday. This contest was held to determine which schools would be represented at the state convention in Fargo i...

  • From the Past: Kleinsasser's football jersey retired

    Renee Hopkins|Apr 22, 2024

    12 Years Ago April 28, 1949 Keith Kahl, a graduate of Carrington High School and for the past several months an employee in the post office, has received an appointment to West Point Military Academy and will report there, next July 1. He is a son of Charles Kahl, Carrington. The body of the late Pfc. Floyd Fousek, one of the World War II dead, was due to arrive at the Knott Funeral Home, Carrington, on Wednesday to await funeral and burial services. Pfc. Fousek, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe...

  • From the Past: McHenry to celebrate 75th anniversary

    Renee Hopkins|Apr 15, 2024

    12 Years Ago April 21, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Math Hockert, Eastman Township farm couple, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 24, and are inviting their friends and neighbors to an open house during the afternoon and evening. The Hockert farm is located 10 ½ miles northeast of Kensal. Mrs. John Jeske was one of 25 winners of a Westinghouse automatic toaster in the fourth week of the Red Owl’s “name the Red Owl and rhyme it” contest. No one has said there is oil beneath th...

  • From the Past: Mrs. Jennifer Vining turns 100

    Renee Hopkins|Apr 8, 2024

    12 Years Ago April 14, 1949 Announcement was made last week of the resignation of Guy Cook, as chairman of the Foster County government savings bonds committee. Chilo W. “Bud” Burnham has been appointed to succeed Cook. Establishment of an electrical shop in Carrington in the Sorenson building two and one half blocks north of the Penney store is announced by Robert Clevenger, formerly of Fargo. He will deal in appliances and wiring. A close-out sale begins Saturday at the J and B Auto Sup...

  • From the Past: KHS to present 'The Whole Truth'

    Renee Hopkins|Apr 1, 2024

    12 Years Ago April 7, 1949 Miss Marilyn Moorhouse, senior in the College of St. Benedict, was chosen as a delegate to represent her class, of which she is president, at a congress held at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, April 2 and 3. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Y.F. Moorhouse, Grace City. Gary Holden, assistant manager of the Penney store, announced this week that the Easter Bunny will be at the store Saturday, April 9. He said children are invited and there is a treat in store for...

  • From the Past: Retail stores expand hours on Saturdays

    Renee Hopkins|Mar 25, 2024

    12 Years Ago March 31, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beach left Monday for Havre, Montana, upon receiving information that their son, Marvin, had been seriously injured. They were told that he had been pinned under a Caterpillar tractor, which he was operating, when it overturned. He suffered fractures in both legs and other injuries. Retail stores in Carrington will stay open until 9 p.m. Saturday evenings, beginning April 16, and that schedule will be observed until further notice. It was decided...

  • From the Past: Presser Best of Show at Winter Show

    Renee Hopkins|Mar 18, 2024

    12 Years Ago March 24, 1949 Pfc. Claude W. Swart graduated this week from the Air Force Communications School at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, it was announced by the base commander, Brigadier General Emil C. Kiel. Albin F. Monson, 61, formerly associated with Standard Oil Company in Carrington, passed away at Minot Thursday. Ervin Topp of Grace City was elected president of the Foster County Crop Improvement Association at a meeting of directors held in the county agent’s office in C...

  • From the Past: Skytland receives Award of Excellence

    Renee Hopkins|Mar 11, 2024

    12 Years Ago March 17, 1949 Appealing to local public officials to help control the distribution of obscene comic books to children under 18, Attorney General Wallace E. Warner said Monday his office does not plan to act as a “book burner.” Carrington’s grand old man, David Graham, is 92 years old and still active, in good health and high spirits. It is almost an understatement to call him an old man, for he carries his age better than most men. More than $15,000 in prizes will be awards to re...

  • From the Past: Home destroyed by fire in Carrington

    Renee Hopkins|Mar 4, 2024

    12 Years Ago March 10, 1949 Back from his air tour to points in the west, R.W. Hargrave, Sr. is very enthusiastic about air travel, declaring he had the time of his life on the trip. He marveled at the short time it took to get to his destination. On the trip out he left Minneapolis at 9:30 in the morning and was in Burbank Calif, that evening at 7:10. Erection of a memorial in the Carrington Cemetery to be dedicated on Memorial Day is contemplated by the McCreary Bonderud post, Veterans of...

  • From the Past: Carrington wrestlers state runner-ups

    Renee Hopkins|Feb 26, 2024

    12 Years Ago March 3, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rusk and J.E. Galehouse returned Saturday after a month’s trip during which they visited the Hawaiian Islands. They were accompanied from Los Angeles by Mr. and Mrs. George Beier of Watertown, S.D. former Carrington residents. An explosion in the oven in the Hotel Café kitchen caused injuries to Mrs. Jack Petit, wife of one of the proprietors. She was burned about the face, having a second degree burn on her forehead and third degree burns on her chee...

  • From the Past: Six wrestlers claim titles at region

    Renee Hopkins|Feb 19, 2024

    12 Years Ago February 24, 1949 The McHenry High School student association and McHenry community again played host to the Foster County schools in their annual county basketball tournament. The tournament got underway in the McHenry gymnasium Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, with the Foster County schools of Glenfield, Bordulac, Grace City and McHenry participating. In the finals on Friday, McHenry teams come through to win first place in both the boys and girls divisions. Mrs. R.F. Gilliland...

  • From the Past: Duntley, new optometrist in town

    Renee Hopkins|Feb 12, 2024

    12 Years Ago February 17, 1949 Transfer of the Foster County Junior Fair property to Foster County was completed at a recent meeting of the board of county commissioners, the act being in conformity with the proposal approved by the voters of the county in the general election last November. With this transfer, the Fair association went out of existence and the Foster County Fair became a county institution. Stene’s Service Station’s bowling team, Carrington, took the lead in the state bow...

  • From the Past: Lofstedt wins Good Citizen award

    Renee Hopkins|Feb 5, 2024

    12 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1949 George Liddle, was hospitalized with burns about the face and neck as a result of an explosion at Kunkel Motors Thursday. The accident occurred when Liddle was cleaning a gas tank and fumes were mysteriously ignited. The impact also caused a front window at Kunkel’s to break. Mrs. John L. Leoboldt, 77, Edmunds oldest pioneer, passed away early Friday, January 28, at the Jamestown Hospital, where she had been a patient for a week. Winner of the 1949 Good Citizen a...

  • From the Past: Dr. Duntley, new optometrist in town

    Renee Hopkins|Jan 29, 2024

    12 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1949 Pfc. Rolland M. Burnite son of Mrs. Selma Burnite has graduated from the automotive technician course at the USAF technical school, Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, according to an announcement by Col. John C.B. Elliott, commanding officer. Preparation of seed for spring planting is now being done in the new seed house recently built here by Klindworth Seed and Supply, of which Otto W. Klindworth is proprietor. The new structure is an addition to the warehouse building...

  • From the Past: Pony donated to Dakota Boys Ranch

    Renee Hopkins|Jan 22, 2024

    12 Years Ago January 27, 1949 In session here Tuesday night, the Tri-County Medical Society elected officers and attended to other business of the organization. Elected president of the group was Dr. W.C. Vogelwede of Carrington, Dr. P.A. Boyum of Harvey is vice president, Dr. D.W. Matthal of Fessenden secretary-treasurer, Dr. R.F. Gilliand of Carrington delegate, Dr. C.G. Owens of New Rockford alternate delegate and Dr. E.J. Schwinghammer of New Rockford counselor. Richard Dale was elected...

  • From the Past: Aarestad new at the Independent

    Renee Hopkins|Jan 15, 2024

    12 Years Ago January 20, 1949 Mrs. Wilfred Aarestad of Carrington is a new member of the staff of The Foster County Independent, in the capacity of reporter and bookkeeper. Lowest temperature recorded in Carrington thus far this winter was 27 degrees below zero, the official reading taken at the Soo Line weather recording station at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Marvin Johnson, Glenfield, was among a group of 65 North Dakotans who left Jamestown, on Monday morning, Jan. 10, for Washington, D.C.,...

  • From the Past: Carr's Launderette opened Thursday

    Renee Hopkins|Jan 8, 2024

    12 Years Ago January 13, 1949 Election of officers took place at the regular monthly meeting of the Carrington volunteer fire department Monday evening. C.W. Yoder was re-elected assistant chief of the department. Russell Schutt was elected to succeed Joe Polries as secretary-treasurer, Martin Hjelseth was re-elected trustee for a three year term. F.K. Wheeler serves as chief of the department through appointment by the city mayor. He began a two-year term in 1948. Recently elected officers...

  • From the Past: Roney takes over as state's attorney

    Renee Hopkins|Jan 1, 2024

    12 Years Ago January 6, 1949 Thomas A. Roney took over the duties of state’s attorney of Foster County on Monday morning succeeding C.W. Burnham. He will maintain his office above the Chocolate Shop cafe. He has engaged Mrs. Lyman Robertson to be his stenographer. F.K. Wheeler was installed as president of the Carrington Kiwanis club at the regular weekly session Wednesday noon, with C.W. Burnham, past district governor, as installing officer. Burnham presented the president’s pin to Whe...

  • From the Past: CHS students hold dance-a-thon

    Renee Hopkins|Dec 25, 2023

    12 Years Ago December 30, 1948 The Harvey Hornets defeated Carrington Cardinals at Harvey 49-23 Wednesday night. The hot shooting team of Harvey had little trouble with the Cardinals after the second quarter. The Hornets are the best shooting the Cardinals have hit this season and from all reports have been going great all season. The local independent team of Company F defeated the high school Cardinals by a 32-29 count Tuesday night. In as good a game as it gets, the two teams battled on even...

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