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A tragic accident mars some fantastic harvest weather

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Posted on 9/3/16

By Jake Kulland

As we come to you this week, we have had a five to six day stretch of some perfect harvest conditions for our area.  That has been great, but it has also been a sad week, as a tragic accident has taken the life of a young Langdon mother.  Stella Brown was hit by a vehicle the night of Aug. 27 while walking her dog.  It’s a tough deal for everyone involved.  I did not know Stella very well, but I know she was a very cheery person when she was working at Farmers Union Oil, and was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, particularly a big Teddy Bridgewater supporter.  We send out sincere condolences to Stella’s family in this extremely difficult time, and to everyone that was at the accident scene.  It’s been a tough week for many people.

Time to get your Glow on

We press on this week by telling you that Sept. 9 is the date for the annual Glow Ball Tournament at the Langdon Country Club.  This is open to everyone, and registration will start at 8:30pm, with the tourney to being at nine. The entry fee is 20 dollars per person, and includes a glow in the dark golf ball and snacks.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the tourney.  Everyone that is going to play is asked to bring a flashlight, and anything else to brighten up your golf cart.  If you’ve never been in one of these tournaments before, it is really a lot fun, and we encourage everyone to give it a try.  And speaking of golf, the Championship Match of the Tuesday Men’s Golf League was postponed last week, and hopefully will be played between the teams of Russ Stremick and I versus Larry Geisen and Owen Berg sometime in the week ahead.

Last football game in Edinburg

We are also sad to say this Sept. 9 will be the last high school football game played in Edinburg, at least for the near future.  The football co-op of Drayton-Valley-Edinburg will break up after this season, with Drayton going to Grafton, and Valley-Edinburg going to Park River.  It is always too bad that schools have to move on due to small numbers, but that appears to be the case in this matter. We have so many great memories of broadcasting football games in Edinburg, back in the days when it was A-E-E-M-O (Adams, Edinburg, Edmore, Milton and Osnabrock).  We will be there for the final game (The Titans do still have two more home games but will be played in Drayton), and will look back fondly on the many great times we had there.

Fall Sports Profile is here

We will leave this week by inviting you to check out our annual Fall Sports Profile.  It has some great information and previews of Cardinals football, volleyball and cross country.  We thank the many sponsors who made this year edition possible.

“See ya!”  next week!