70th Arlien Family Reunion
The 70th Arlien Family Reunion was held on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Heritage Village, Stump Lake, ND. About 40 family members were in attendance this year, coming from as far as Alaska and Arkansas. The reunion began in 1947 in celebration of Gertrude Arlien's birthday. She and her husband, Matt Arlien, were pioneers, coming to ND around 1900. They had twelve children and homesteaded on the prairie south of Pekin, ND.