Early Files

100 years ago September 29, 1920 Had you thought that Northwood had only 1597 inhabitants? Hadn’t you been answering inquiries as to the population by an off hand guess of from 1800 to 2,000? Well you have all been wrong if you guessed that way. The official figure just given out by the Census...
100 years ago September 22, 1920 Clarence Plowman of the class of 1920, is the new employee of E.N. Klove to take the place of John Stehn, who is studying at Grinnell College. Miss Eva Keller left for Havre, Montana, for a few weeks’ visit in the home of her friend, Mrs. A.E. Lee, formerly Miss...
100 years ago September 15, 1920 About 200 persons were present on Friday evening at the reception tendered for the new teachers of the Northwood schools. The reception was held in the high school building and was enjoyable to all. T.S. Hanson led in a community sing and short talks were made by...
100 years ago September 8, 1920 One of the airplanes used in the stunts performed by Al Wilson, the aviator acrobat, who appeared at the Iowa State Fair, was landed on the Fred Sandman farm north of town. The man driving the machine stated that the rain clouds were so dark that he could not see to...
100 years ago September 1, 1920 Installation services will be held in the Norwegian Lutheran church in town, at which time Rev. G. Storaasli, the new pastor, will be formerly and officially installed in his new position. Rev. Storaasli comes from Lyle highly recommended as a man and a minister who...
100 years ago August 25, 1920 The long summer vacation will end soon in the Northwood school open for the 1920–21 school year on September 6. Despite this shortage of teachers the local board of education has been quite successful in filling the positions, there being only three vacant places to...
100 years ago August 18, 1920 Mr. Robert P. Kelton, of Durand, Wisconsin and Miss Ethel M. Ostrander, Albert Lea, were united in marriage of the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Dwelle at on August 17, 1920. Rev. Alexander Robertson, of the First Baptist Church officiated. The Worth County Fair is not...
100 years ago August 11, 1920 About 40 of the members of the Zion Lutheran Church of Northwood went to Grafton and surprised their pastor, Rev. Carol Landdeck and family. After several hours of social intercourse, a lunch was served, which the ladies had brought with them, after which Otto Buth,...
100 years ago August 4, 1920 Two weeks from today, Wednesday, August 18, the 168th Inf. Band of the Rainbow Division is coming to Northwood to play two concerts in the city park. The band is composed of 30 or more musicians, all overseas men and have been meeting with the greatest of favor...
100 years ago July 28, 1920 Laura B. Hale, state organizer of the W.C.T.U., who was in Northwood for a few days, succeeded in organizing a local branch of the order. At the first meeting held in the restrooms of the library, 20 women were present and elected the following officers: Mrs. Maude (...

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