Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Time Machine - Area Farms 1930's

Postcard of the Thos. Trenbeath Farm, Neche, ND, postmark July 24, 1935.

Mrs. E.L. Bane
Lone Tree, Iowa

Dear Mother,

Got here without any trouble of any kind. Will work at same place as last year. Will start threshing next Tuesday.

With Love,
% Godfrey Morris
Neche, N. Dak. R. 1.

1930's Postcard F.C. Vosper Farm, Neche, ND

Monday, November 27, 2006

Neche, ND Weather Forecast



Sunday, November 26, 2006

Merle Feick-Sundell

Merle Feick-Sundell, 103, Grand Forks, ND died Monday, November 20, 2006 in Valley Memorial Home Eldercare of Grand Forks, ND Merle Johnson was born on the family farm in Park Center, ND on February 13, 1903 to Alfred & Mary Johnson. She graduated from Neche High School in 1920 and taught in a one-room school house in Joliet, ND for two years. In 1922 she married James Henry (Harry) Feick. They moved to Grafton, ND before settling in Angus, MN where Harry managed the Angus Farmers Elevator. Merle worked as a bookkeeper for her husband while raising 3 children. She was widowed in 1950 and moved to Grand Forks in 1952 where she worked at Norby's department store and later was employed as a bookkeeper at Ryan Farms in East Grand Forks, MN. Merle married Claude Sundell in 1957. Claude died in 1974. After Claude's death, Merle enjoyed coffee with friends, walking the South Forks Mall, reading good books and working word puzzles. She was involved in numerous activities at her church and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grand children and great-great grandchildren. In 1997 she moved to Parkwood Place and to Valley Eldercare in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Mern Olson (George), Grand Forks; Son, Gale Feick (Kay), Anaheim, CA; Step-son, Ronald Sundell (Mary), New Brighton, MN; Grandchildren, Judith Schalow, Chaska, MN, Marshall Olson, Crookston, MN, Cheryl Molenaar, Darwin, MN, Denese Sollom, Wenatchee, W A , Kathy Jo Bendokatis, Lake Forest, CA, James Feick, Carlsbad, CA, Jennifer Liebelt, Grand Forks, Janell Scherer, Grand Forks; Brother-in-law, Deryl Fisher (Carol); Niece, Penny McKinnon; 20 Great Grandchildren; 9 Great Great Grandchildren. Merle was preceded death a daughter, Joy Wavra; sisters, Veda McNamara and Bernice Fisher; great grandson, Brock Olson. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. http://www.amundsonfuneralhome.com/ Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Neche Class of 1927 Grad Celebrates 99th Birthday

Happy Birthday Ruthie Jean McFadden Olin of Cavalier ND who is 99 years old, today November 25th. She was born on her parents farm in the Bruce Community southwest of Neche. She graduated from Neche HS in the class of 1927. Went to summer schools at UND and Mayville, before teaching in country schools in Pembina county.

Herald Ranks North Border 4th in Region 2 Wrestling

A look ahead to 2006-07
Herald rankings (based on coaches' poll):
1. Central Cass;
2. Hillsboro;
3. Carrington;
4. North Border;
5. Cavalier;
6. Harvey;
7. (tie) Larimore and Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg;
9. Grafton.

The reasons: Both Central Cass and Hillsboro have veteran lineups. Central Cass graduated five seniors, so it lacks last season's depth. But it has good quality. Six state qualifiers return, including state placers Ryan Heisler (first), Clayton Dahl (second) and Ryan Dale (fifth). Hillsboro had just one senior on last year's team and only three this season. But the Burros have a veteran group, and there is proven quality. Gus Lee (third), Andrew Grothmann (fourth) and Anthony Von Ruden (eighth) are returning state placers, and Dan Rude is a defending region champion. Carrington is the perennial power in the region. North Border builds around three returning state placers in Matthew Chaput (fourth), Anthony Calvillo (sixth) and Cale Benoit (eighth).

Returning region champions: Scott Douglas, Larimore; Mitch Ford, Cavalier; Matthew Chaput, North Border; Gus Lee and Dan Rude, Hillsboro; Ryan Heisler, Central Cass.

--Grand Forks Herald 11/23/2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Neche Via Satelitte

Click on the title to see the Palace through a satelitte picture. If you right click and hold down, you can move the map to different parts of Neche, and see where you live. Also there are several adjustments for zooming and map type you can play with.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving ....from Pilgrims.net

"Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, Many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest King Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty." Colonist Edward Winslow

*Click on the heading for more Thanksgiving information

Monday, November 20, 2006

Greeting From Neche

The Border Tribune Blog will continue to greet people on the world wide web with news and history of Neche, North Dakota, and North Border High School (Neche, Pembina & Walhalla). Please email us with any information that would be of interest to the Border communities.

Greetings as the title of the below postcard states

This postcard was postmarked 1918.
On this multiview you can see miniature pictures of the Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Bank of Neche, German Lutheran Church, Presbyterian, and the Neche School.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Final Edition is in the Mail

Family and Friends print the final edition to honor Brian Stockton.

Printing is complete, and Edition Eighty-Eight is being mailed November 20th.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thank You All

It is almost impossible to find the words to express our feelings of thankfulness.

The love shown to us by your gifts of food, memorials, cards, flowers and support at the time of Brian's death is overwhelming.

Special Thanks to the Neche Quick Response, the Ambulance Crew, Emergency Room Personnel, Pastor Beth, The North Border School District for the use of the "Palace", Steve Kalliokoski, those that provided the beautiful music, the Pallbearers, Christ Lutheran WELCA and to Tom Askew for his professional care.

Brian loved his community and now we know his community loved him

God Bless you all

Jim(Stook) and Carol Stockton
Scott and Leanne Stockton and Family
Kirk and Angie Stockton and Family
Jamie and Wally Dodd and Family

Poem from Mom

Brian, Oh Brian, our number three son
To us you are a special someone
Guess you're also special to our Lord
As he took you home, the ultimate reward

The babe in our abode
You were of a special mode
You spread your wings beyond
But then came back home to bond

Eager to leave, more eager to return
To the roots you once did spurn

Whether on air or coaching a game
Or publishing the "Trib" it was the same
In all of your endeavors you put forth your best
We enjoyed watching watching you live life with zest

You worked to better our town, the park, the pool
The sporting activities, the kids, the school
You read your Bible, life's manual, life's tool
Knew and attempted to follow God's Golden Rule

Now we'll miss you at each event
You gentile, smiling, lovable, gent
No more light raps at the door with "Here's the mail"
No more you in the red van on the North Border Trail

But, we did have a special guy for 35 years
For whom we now are shedding tears
But, for whom we also have memories and love
And in the years to come we'll see you again up above

Brian's Mom

Saturday, November 04, 2006

In Loving Memory

Brian C. "Stuke' Stockton, age 35, of Neche, ND died on Thursday, November 2, 2006, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Brian C. Stockton was born April 2, 1971, at Cavalier, ND to James D. and Carol (Hvidsten) Stockton. He grew up and attended school at Neche, graduating from Neche High School in 1989. After attending N.D.S.U. he transferred to the Myer Broadcasting School in Minot. Brian worked as a D.J. for several years before moving back to Neche. He was a sports broadcaster for KNDK Radio in Langdon and in 2003, started the Border Tribune Newspaper for the Neche All Class Reunion. Brian also coached basketball, baseball, and softball for the North Border Sports teams. His passion for sports and journalism was evident in the way he prepared and presented his materials. It is fitting that his funeral take place at the Neche gym which he named "The Palace'. He is survived by his parents, James and Carol Stockton, Neche, ND; brothers, Scott (Leanne) Stockton and children, Amanda and Christine Stockton and Brandon Stiff, White Bear Township, Minnesota; Kirk (Angie) Stockton and children, Kendra and Tyler, Neche, ND; sister, Jamie Kay (Walter) Dodd and daughter, Danielle, Grand Forks, ND. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, George "Stuke' and Vera "Grandma Tootie' Stockton and Bert and Irene Hvidsten. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 6, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Neche High School Gym, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Neche School Gym. Burial in the Neche Union Cemetery. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Online guest book may be signed at http://www.askewfuneralhome.com/

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Neche Community Breakfast

The monthly Neche community breakfast for the renovation of the Neche swimming pool will be held on November 5, 2006, at the Neche fire hall. Serving goes from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Note the change to the first week end of the month, due to the deer hunting season. French toast and sausage will be on this week end's menu. If you can't be there, please consider sending a donation.