Early Files

100 years ago October 17, 1923 A.R. Trenda, of Mason City, was in Northwood arranging to move here having rented the basement of the Thompson building in which to conduct a tailoring and pressing establishment. Mr. Trenda is a pleasant appearing young man and is a son-in-law of K.A. Mostrom of...
100 years ago October 10, 1923 Nels Brunsvold, who suffered a stroke of paralysis on his entire right side and passed away on October 8 at his home two miles north of Hanlontown. Had he survived until October 13, he would have filled his 94th year. On September 22, Mr. Earl Arzberg of Union...
100 years ago October 3, 1923 Miss Jeanette Sabin, 1923 Northwood High graduate, and daughter of Mayor and Mrs. E.M. Sabin of Northwood, won distinction at Northwestern University in Chicago. She was pronounced as one of the most mentally alert of the 10,000 students enrolled. Rev. T. Sigmond...
100 years ago September 26, 1923 Mrs. K. Helgeland, who on last August 28, celebrated her 90th birthday in a most fitting manner with a large gathering of her children and old friends, died at the home of her son, Andrew Helgeland, five miles west of town, where she had resided for some years....
100 years ago September 19, 1923 Radio fans tuned in Friday night and enjoyed the report right from the bat of the Dempsey- Firpo world championship fight at the Polo grounds in New York, in which Jack Dempsey still holds the championship in a 15-round fight. Jack won in the second round. Headed...
100 years ago September 12, 1923 The special election called for the purpose of voting on the proposition of purchasing the old high school property on Central Avenue and equipping it for Town Hall purposes at cost not exceeding $12,000 was held yesterday and carried. The Town Council may use this...
100 years ago September 5, 1923 A well preserved skeleton of an elk or a black-tailed deer was dug out of a peat bed along the bank of a drainage ditch near the Henry Engelhorn farm, west of town, by the crew of bridge erectors working for Contractor Chas. W. Pedersen on the Imperial Highway. The...
100 years ago September 5, 1923 A well preserved skeleton of an elk or black-tailed deer was dug out of a peat bed along the bank of a drainage ditch near the Henry Engelhorn farm, west of town, Thursday by the crew of bride erectors working for Contractor Chas. W. Pedersen on the Imperial Highway...
100 years ago August 29, 1923 Mr. Albert L. Linter of Grove Township and Miss Anna Bakken of Northwood were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole J. Bakken, southeast of Northwood. One of the interesting features of the fair this year will be the baby contest from 12 to 2 p...
100 years ago August 22, 1923 What might easily have been a fatal accident occurred when little Russell Clagett, who lives five miles east of Northwood, fell from the top of the hay-mound through a hay chute to the floor of the barn below, a distance of 18 feet and struck his head. The little...

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