Early Files

100 years ago July 19, 1922 It is rather unusual to have two hardware businesses sold on the same day in a town the size of Northwood, but such was the case when deals were consummated that put both the Tenold Hardware and the Williston Hardware in the hands of new owners. Henry T. Gabriel, who...
100 years ago July 12, 1922 Fred Luth, aged 43 years, after weeks of illness during which he suffered intensely at times, passed away at his farm home five miles east of Northwood. Mr. Luth, who had been ill for three months, was thought for a time to be improving at a Mason City hospital. Funeral...
100 years ago July 5, 1922 Anna Steese Richardson, an Iowa woman who has developed into a writer of national fame, says the modern flapper girls are all right. She says: “During the war they were told to entertain the soldiers; they were sent out into the streets to sell Liberty Bonds; the social...
100 years ago June 28, 1922 A world wide view of one of the most significant movements of our times, the emancipation of modern womanhood, is the theme of the stereopticon lecture, which will be given at the Methodist church. Up through the centuries women have had long struggles to become endowed...
100 years ago June 12, 1922 A party of young ladies who had gone by auto to attend the commencement exercises of St. Olaf College of Northfield, returned home. They were Misses Alice and Clarissa Gullickson, Miss Agnes Torgerson and Mrs. Carl T. Rone, the latter lady visiting her parents in the...
100 years ago June 14, 1922 Mrs. O.F. Perkins was seriously injured and her daughter, Mrs. Grace Steece hurt in a lesser manner when the Chevrolet sedan owned and driven by the former’s brother, Postmaster C.W. Remore, turned over at the north end of the Federal Avenue paving at Mason City Friday...
100 years ago June 7, 1922 A train consisting of 32 freight cars and three coaches passed through Northwood Friday evening bound from Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada, to Old Mexico. The train contained an entire colony of a religious sect called the Mennonites and their household effects, cattle,...
100 years ago May 31, 1922 Looking over the “Fifty Years Ago” items in a newspaper which comes to The Anchor office we find that croquet playing was at one time regarded as highly immoral and detrimental to spiritual life. It is quite a jump from croquet to golf but we presume if the good old...
100 years ago May 24, 1922 The Woman’s Relief Corps will serve their Decoration Day supper in the parlors of the Methodist church on May 30 at 5:30 p.m. All the “boys” in blue will be the guests of honor. The families of the corps members are also invited. Campfire immediately after supper. The...
100 years ago May 17, 1922 The following were elected officers for the NHS Alumni Assn. for the coming year at a business meeting held at the school house: Harrison Kepler, president; Stella Tenold, vice-president; Helen D. Wright, secretary; and Seymour Espeseth, treasurer. President T.O. Rye of...

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