Esmond News

1922: Town shipping out pigs like crazy

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Annette and Charemon Dunham of the Bensley-Rounds American Legion Auxiliary #280 of Iroquois presented student dictionaries to the Pearl Creek Colony on Aug. 18.

Curt, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander went to DeLamere, N.D., Friday for a funeral of Curt’s cousin. That evening they were overnight guests of Sherman and Sue Wehlander at their cabin on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. They report that the corn and bean fields in that area of North Dakota and Minnesota are dried up.

The Clendenings were in Bridgewater Friday evening for the opening game of their grandson Ryder’s senior football season.

History Note

1922- The Esmond Farmers Shipping Association officers consisted of Ben Widman, President; Rollo Clendening, Secretary; WR Bliss, Manager; Louis Engel, Max Vertterman, Tom Fingerson, August Swanson and Lester Hoeye; Directors. They had shipped eight carloads of hogs in April and May for a total of 567 hogs. Receipts from all sources totaled $14,024.72, and they paid out to patrons $13, 261.30; Manager’s salary $133.70; freight and commissions $743.42; sinking fund, $43.35 and home expense, $25.80.

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