Early Files

100 years ago June 6, 1923 For the first time in years the annual meeting of the Farmer’s Elevator, held in the Worth County Courthouse at Northwood, was attended by a majority of stockholders. The following officers and directors were elected for the coming year: H.H. Douglass, president; E.E....
100 years ago May 30, 1923 The first rural declamatory contest of the Worth County Farm Bureau was held at the Northwood Theatre on May 25. People from every corner of the county began to gather long before the hour and the theatre was filled to capacity. There were 12 contestants. The judges’...
100 years ago May 23, 1923 The city council, acting with the Northwood Commercial Club, is putting through some improvements in Crescent Park and will be ready for the tourists. Two new toilets have been installed, new cooking equipment is contemplated and the city has purchased more land to the...
100 years ago May 16, 1923 If someone were to ask me whom I considered the best farmer in Worth County, among many excellent farmers whom I found in my travels over the county it would be difficult for me to say, but there is one sure thing, the name H.D. Backhaus, farming 220 acres two miles...
100 years ago May 9, 1923 “Come Out of the Kitchen” comedy will be presented on May 22 and 23 by the Seniors. The cast of characters are as follows: Vivan Williams, Jennie Nelson, Lenore Lund, Florence Sanders, Louis Williams, Anton Lund, Lester Lande, Arthur Bergo and Arthur Halland. Mr. George...
100 years ago April 25, 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Carl N. Urdahl and little daughter of Medford, spent Sunday and Monday in Northwood and vicinity with relatives and friends, they being guests in Northwood of the Otto Buth, S.N. Urdahl and A.E. Urdahl families. They came overland, bringing with them in...
100 years ago April 18, 1923 A meeting of Worth County Legion men was held at the courthouse last evening at which time a big “feed” was enjoyed and some boxing and wrestling contests pulled off, which was followed by a business meeting. Constitution and by-laws were adopted. Elected officers for...
100 years ago April 11, 1923 At the April meeting of the town council, J.E. Amundson was reelected town clerk, a position which he has ably filled for the past 10 years. Marshall J.A. Oleson (Big John), who has served for over a quarter of a century in that capacity, was reappointed by Mayor Sabin...
100 years ago April 4, 1923 The first big appropriation bill passed at this session of the legislature was by the Senate on the 27th when the Mead bill was passed providing for an appropriation of $450,000 annually for five years to meet the requirements of a gift of $2,250,000 by the Rockefeller...
100 years ago March 28, 1923 John L. Nicopoulos, who was employed at the Rock Island shops at Manly, was suffocated when he slipped and fell into the pit ahead of a dump load of coal. Nicopoulos was night stationary engineer and had been in the employee of the Rock Island there for 10 years, when...

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