Early Files

100 years ago April 6, 1921 Forty-five head of pure bred Polled Herefords were sold at auction on the Wardall Farm, north of town, the offering consisting of 30 head from the fine herd of W.E. Wardall and a consignment of 15 head from the herd of Albert King of Milaca, Minnesota. Just as The...
100 years ago March 30, 1921 A.J. Beighley and son have experienced some heavy losses among their horses this spring. They have lost four head of good work horses in the last two days. Dr. Higbee of Albert Lea was called and diagnosed the trouble as poisoning caused by eating mould feed. Mr....
100 years ago March 23, 1921 One of the most pretentious entertainments given in Northwood for a long time at least, was staged at the Slosson Opera House when the boys’ and girls’ Glee Clubs of Northwood High presented H.M.S. Pinafore. Miss Dorothy Meder directed the production and judging from...
100 years ago March 16, 1921 That the men of the Baptist Church are royal banqueters and adept at the art of serving was the verdict of the 25 ladies who sat down to the Mothers and Daughters banquet in the church parlors last evening, the men having complete charge of the affair. The Silver Lake...
100 years ago March 9, 1921 The new Hanlontown consolidated school building, which was recently completed, will be dedicated next Friday evening at 8 p.m. The program will be held in the high school auditorium. The new building is a fine modern structure. The Worth County Supervisors let about $...
100 years ago March 2, 1921 An opening meeting was held in the school house at Joice to form a new bank, a large number of farmers and many towns people being in attendance. Stock in the new farmers’ bank was placed on sale and a large portion of the 250 shares offered at $140 each was taken. The...
100 years ago February 23, 1921 The director of the ladies’ gym class has planned a strenuous hike for the first favorable day this week, namely to walk to Gordonsville, partake of a lunch and come home on the evening train. One member kindly volunteered to follow the pedestrians with her car,...
100 years ago February 9, 1921 The second annual declamatory contest of Worth County high schools was held at Manly. The two schools to compete with the entertaining one were Grafton and Northwood, the former entering only one contestant, the latter three. The silver cup of first place was awarded...
100 years ago February 2, 1921 The local chapter of the Eastern Star will hold a special meeting for a school of instruction and practice. Mrs. Carrie Nettleton, district instructor, will be present to conduct the school. A silver tea will be served by Mrs. C.A. Hurd, Mrs. A. Walser, Mrs. O....
100 years ago January 26, 1921 Before a large audience at the Slosson Opera House last evening the contests for declamatory honors were held. Vernon Thompson, oratorical class, won first over all. Gena Bakken was first in dramatics and Priscilla Jenson was first in the humerous class. At the...

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