Early Files

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...
100 years ago January 15, 1920 An enthusiastic meeting of the committee appointed to investigate the matter of the memorial community building was held at the office of Attorney M.H. Kepler on Friday evening. Plans were discussed and reports heard as to the advisability of undertaking such an...
100 years ago January 7, 1920 Some people said it was 30 below last Saturday morning, but when government observer Chas. H. Dwelle gave out his official figures it was learned that 15 below was the maximum. The day before registered eight below. It is estimated that at least 1,800 automobiles are...
100 years ago January 7, 1920 After serving the town of Northwood for 30 years as health officer, Dr. C.A. Hurd has tendered his resignation to Mayor Whitcomb and the city council. The resignation is to take effect at the option of the council, either at once or on April 1, when a new city...
100 years ago December 17, 1919 Great Western passenger train No. 16, northbound and running several hours late, crashed into a string of box cars on the main line at Bolan last Friday evening. No one was injured. At the Baptist church last Sunday, after church services, a union class of Baptist...
100 years ago December 10, 1919 All fuel for use in Northwood is now under control of a committee elected by a mass meeting of citizens held at the court house. The committee is composed of fuel administrator J.O.E. Johnson and the mayor and city council. This means that all coal for release by...

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