Early Files

100 years ago March 31, 1920 Reports that the $40,000 in Liberty bonds and war savings stamps that were stolen from the Citizens Savings Bank at Hanlontown last October, were among papers found by farmers at LaPorte City, Iowa, are erroneous. Although papers of great value in the form of...
100 years ago March 24, 1920 The Northwood High School basketball team made a good record for themselves against Vail, Manchester and Fort Madison by scores of 17 to 6, 8 to 5 and 10 to 9 respectively. On Friday Oskaloosa eliminated them by a score of 29 to 11. James Hungerford and Bernice...
100 years ago March 17, 1920 Those who witnessed Checkers at the Dwelle Hall last Thursday and Friday evenings are loud in their praises of the good show Manager Haight gave in the face of difficulties brought about by the recent fire which drove him from the Slosson Theatre. A fire-proof booth...
100 years ago March 3, 1920 Last fall a number of local men got together and purchased 91 acres of land known as the Van Houdt farm near Medford, Minnesota, and 140 acres west of Medford known as the Taylor farm. Upon investigating, they found they had an excellent sand and gravel proposition and...
100 years ago February 25, 1920 At the home of Mrs. P.A. Paulson on west Main Street, on February 11, Mr. Louis H. Beach and Miss. G. Burnette Stoen were married by Rev. Hans Fosness in the presence of only a few immediate relatives. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served by the aunt...
100 years ago February 18, 1920 After a short visit in Northwood with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Thompson and other relatives and friends here, Hon. A.L. Thompson left Friday for his home at Mahnomen, Minnesota. Mr. Thompson reports that his brother, Mick, is now foremen of a large stock farm...
100 years ago February 11, 1920 Coach Walston’s purple and gold Warriors defeated Sheffield on their own floor 41 to 21 Friday night. The team played wonderful basketball and worked together like a perfect machine. A Northwood man was always where the ball was and although Sheffield played a very...
100 years ago February 4, 1920 Flatness Bros. first annual sale of Big Type Poland Chinas drew a large crowd to the Northwood fair grounds where in the heated pavilion Auctioneer W.J. Murphy of Roberston and Murphy, disposed of the entire offering in about three hours and Clerk T.O. Groe was kept...
100 years ago January 28, 1920 Personnel from Northwood school playing on the American Legion basketball team, went to Rockwell to play the Legion team at that place. The score was 44-27 in favor of the Northwood team. Other players playing for Northwood were Glen Pixley, Albert Linter and Herman...
100 years ago January 21, 1920 Peder Skram came home from Loraine, Ohio, where he had been confined in a hospital since the train wreck he got mixed up in while on his way to New York. The wreck occurred during the night while all were asleep. The car landed upside down and Mr. Skram found himself...

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