Early Files

100 years ago July 21, 1920 A job in the Northwood post office is now open for some person who can successfully pass a civil service examination and stand at the head of the eligible list. The examination will be held on August 14. The salary is $1,400 a year. By the falling of some seats at the...
100 years ago July 16, 1920 Mr. Leland Thompson  of the city and Miss Mollie Johnson, Albett Lea, were married in Mason City on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Tandy, pastor of the Mason City  Baptist Church at the parsonage. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Dohe of that city, formerly of...
100 years ago May 26, 1920 A County Livestock Breeders Association is a big factor in developing the livestock industry of a country. Worth County is in dire need of better livestock. There are a few fine herds, but the majority of them are very ordinary, stated Knute Bjorka, county agent....
100 years ago May 19, 1920 Postmaster Remore received official notice the first of the week that the Northwood post office will be advanced to an office of the second class, beginning July 1, 1920. Local patrons would be pleased with this news as an indication that Northwood is progressing in a...
100 years ago May 12, 1920 Six boys and 16 girls make up the 1920 graduating class of the Northwood high school and this class of 22 will receive  diplomas on May 27 when the commencement exercises will be held at Dwelle Hall. The program for that time has not yet been completed but will include a...
100 years ago May 7, 1920 Two old pioneers have passed away—Mrs. Matt Farmer’s funeral was held at her home on west Main Street. The Rev. W.A. Hanscom conducted the service. And great was the surprise when it was learned that Comrade John Wroten died at his daughter’s home at Taylor Falls. The...
100 years ago April 28, 1920 The banks of Northwood have installed a new protection for use in case a daylight holdup is attempted. The system is known as the silent alarm. The alarm sounds in a way that is not heard in the bank but rings in several places in the city where sentries are placed...
100 years ago April 21, 1920 Every voting precinct in Worth County except Barton Township was represented at the Republican county convention held at the court house in Northwood. Among the delegates were three women from Lincoln Township, two from Kensett, two from Northwood and one from Fertile...
100 years ago April 14, 1920 Fire that evidently caught from stray sparks of burning grass and rubbish caused the destruction of the Shell Rock Lutheran Church, one mile west of Northwood. Some of the men of the church who had been appointed a committee to clean up the premises had been burning...
100 years ago April 7, 1920 The old city administration stepped down and out and the new stepped in, the utmost harmony prevailing on all sides. G.E. Whitcomb, the retiring mayor, briefly addressed the new and old bodies, as did also the new mayor, E.M. Sabin. Worth County now has another...

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