Early Files

100 years ago October 5, 1921 Knudt Bjorka, Worth County’s popular Farm Bureau agent who resigned on October 1, was the guest of honor at a party given on Friday afternoon by county officials and other courthouse employees. A beautiful fountain pen was presented him with the compliments and best...
100 years ago September 28, 1921 A large congregation was present on Sunday, September 25, when Rev. Rosenquist Taylor came to get the presentist with appropriate and impressive ceremony, commemorated the laying of the corner stone of  the new Sion church, 10 miles west of Northwood, which will...
100 years ago September 21, 1921 The Farmers Exchange Bank at Grafton did not open for business and many rumors have since been afloat as to the reasons for the action. An assignment has been made in favor of the First National Bank at Mason City and it is said this action followed an inability to...
100 years ago September 14, 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Orlandus Vold, who were married recently in Minneapolis, were given a surprise last Thursday evening when about 20 friends dropped in at their home on east Main Street. Mrs. Vold was formerly Miss Sadie Boyson, of the local high school faculty. A...
100 years ago September 7, 1921 Dan White, who has been visiting the past two weeks in Northwood, has constructed a wireless telegraph outfit in the windmill tower in the rear of the C.H. Dwelle home and has adjusted it with such accuracy that he was able last week to pick up a message from an...
100 years ago August 31, 1921 Dr. L.G. Gewitt, president, and N.T. Christiansen, secretary, of the Worth County Fair drove over to Osage to visit the Mitchell County Fair and see what the program offered. They were accompanied by James Seater and Dr. G.A. Dodge. After 24 years of business in...
100 years ago August 24, 1921 On Wednesday, August 24, 1921, Rev. T.P. Shaffer, of the Northwood Methodist Church, united in marriage Mr. Albert L. Schmidt and Miss Alta Kruse in the presence of only the immediate families and one invited guest, Mr. Wayland Christiansen. The body of Elmer...
100 years ago August 17, 1921 A scene that will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it was enacted one mile east of Mason City when two airplanes crashed to the ground and caused the death of two men and serious injuries to another. Dead are W.W. Johnson, Mason City, pilot of one plane and...
100 years ago August 10, 1921 Harlan Ashenfelter, Burdetter Storms and Loran Iverson, three boys about 12 or 13 years of age, rode through Northwood on their bicycles early Monday morning on their way to Albert Lea, where they expected to camp out for a few days. The boys left Mason City at 4 a.m...
100 years ago August 3, 1921 ED. Lum, sono of Mrs. Amelia Lum of this city, who for several years has been engaged in the automobile business, has gone back to the newspaper game and is now located at Staples, Minn., where he publishes The World, a weekly paper. At the home of the bride’s parents...

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