Kittson County, Minnesota

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Caroline L. Connell
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, June 13, 1889; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The city board of education has resolved to secure the services of Miss Caroline L. Connell, of Hallock, Minn., and Miss Minerva Udell, formerly of Michigan, but more recently of Groton, for school work the coming year. Contracts have not been signed with either, but they were both applicants and there will be no difficulty as to that. At least two more teachers-perhaps more-are yet to be secured. It is understood Miss Louise Cassels does not desire to remain for another year while Miss Whiting is still undecided but is likely to make her home henceforth on the Pacific coast.

Robert F. Docken
Source: Morning star (Rockford, IL) Friday, February 18, 1949; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Chicago, Feb. 17.-(AP)-The draft has caught up with the man of the flying trapeze.

Robert F. Docken, 22, Halma, Minn., a trapeze artist turned short order cook for the slack winter season, was taken into custody by the FBI. Docken was arraigned before U. S. Commisioner Edwin K. Walker on a charge of failing to notify his Hallock, Minn. draft board of his whereabouts. His hearing was postponed until Feb. 23.

The FBI said Docken's draft board had never been able to order him to report for induction because it couldn’t locate him.

Docken replied the trapeze business kept him swinging about the country at too fast a clip for him to keep his draft board posted. Business right now he added, is at a standstill.

Lief Erickson
Source: Oakland Tribune (CA) December 9, 1925; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Alarmed when $50 she had telegraphed her son was returned unclaimed, Mrs. Just Erickson of Halma, Minn., is starting inquiries in an effort to locate Lief Erickson in Oakland, who she fears has met with foul play. The mother has written to an old family friend. Mrs. Nora Braathen, 1011 Pomona street, Berkeley, to aid her in the search.

A. Hammarback
Source: Warren Sheaf (Warren, MN) January 13, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FOR SALE-One complete threshing rig for sale cheap. Rig is in first class condition. Will take oxen as part payment or trade for gas tractor. For particulars write A. Hammarback, Halma, Minn.

J. J. Hill Sons
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, September 3, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Hallock, Minn., Sept. 3.-On complaint of County Game Warden Yorke for having shot some forty prairie chickens out of season, the sons of President James J. Hill have been arrested and fined $90.

James J. and Walter Hill
Source: The Brandon Recorder (OR) June 29, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
M. D. Trumbull brings to the Recorder office a copy of the Minneapolis Tribune of a recent date containing an account of a visit by a legislative committee to a certain section of the state of Minnesota to a big farm owned by J. J. Hill. The account reads:

But the big sight of Kittson county unquestionably was the Hill farm, owned by James J. Hill and operated by Walter Hill, his son. It is six miles from Hallock and consists of twenty six thousand acres. Two thousand, six hundred and eighty five acres are planted in alfalfa, on the farm are 2,200 head of cattle of which 160 are thoroughbreds, while the balances are grades. There are 800 hogs and 120 horses. The Walter Hill residence is a beautiful brick structure and every farm building is up to date in every detail

John S. Johnson
Source: The Alma Enterprise (KS) January 28, 1898; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Ben Johnson passed in the coin Monday for the ENTERPRISE to go to his nephew, John S. Johnson of Kennedy, Minn. He used to work on the crusher here and was known as John Gilbert, afterward he went to his present home where he is getting rich.

W. F. Kelso
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Thursday, September 8, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

W. F. Kelso, of Hallock, Minn., has been nominated for congress by Seventh district Democrats.

Andrew Larson
Source: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Friday, July 22, 1887; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Bird Island, and Westbrook, Minn., Postmasters Called Down.

ST. PAUL, July 21.-Andrew Larson, postmaster at Westbrook, Kittson county, Minn., was arrested by Deputy Marshall Campbell yesterday on complaint of Inspector O'Leary. He is charged with irregularities in the conduct of his postoffice and was to have a hearing to-day before United States Commissioner Ives at Crookston.

Nels Olander
Source: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Thursday, December 8, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Hallock, Minn., Dec. 6.-Nels Olander, a hardware dealer of this place left his pocketbook, containing $2,860, on a table in his store and went out. When he returned the money was gone. There is no trace of the thief.

T. G. Ricker
Source: The National Tribune (Washington, D.C.) July 7, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

T. G. Ricker, Halma, Minn., says that he is 77 years old, and served three years and nine months in the Tenth Corps. He is glad of the way that we go for Gens. Butler and Gillmore. He was wounded at Chapin's Farm, where his Captain, commanding the regiment, was killed. Comrade Ricker's father was a soldier; his grandfather served seven years in the Revolution, while his greatuncle, Robert Ricker, was with Paul Jones, and lived until he was 104 years old.

Halvor Skatrud
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) April 28, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FOR SALE-180 acre farm 3 1-4 miles from Halma, Minn. Up-to-date buildings, 80 acres under cultivation, 80 acres clear. All fenced and crossfenced soil; sandy, black loam with clay sub soil. Good water. Price $35 per acre. Cash or terms. I want to retire from farming. Adv16-19.
Halma, Minn.

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