Early Files

100 years ago February 7, 1923 The community gathering in Meltonville at the Thomas Hall was well attended, about 200 being served for supper. The M.E. Ladies Aid decided to furnish the oysters and the people to furnish the balance of the supper. Everybody was in the right mood to have a social...
100 years ago January 31, 1923 Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Stephens had been married 50 years and at their home in northwest Northwood the event was pleasantly celebrated by the aged couple and their children from various far and near points. On January 24 at two p.m. in the Lutheran parsonage, occurred...
100 years ago January 24, 1923 Bonds to the amount of $42,000 were disposed of by the Worth County board of supervisors in accordance with the previous advertising. The A.M. Shanke Co. of Mason City bought the Funding Bonds of $24,000 for 4 3/4 percent par and accrued interest with a premium of $...
100 years ago January 17, 1922 The courthouse assembly room was filled to capacity when the American Legion boys gave a smoker and apple treat to the businessmen and other male citizens of Northwood and staged a mock trial for their amusement. County Attorney Paul G. Thonn acted as attorney for...
100 years ago January 10, 1922 A feature story in the Mason City Globe Gazette one day last week told of an apple, preserved for 25 years by sticking cloves in it. The apple was owned by Merchant C.O. Sheimo of Fertile. The article says that so far as is known, Mr. Sheimo’s apple is the oldest in...
100 years ago January 3, 1923 “So this is Iowa!” We heard a tourist say last summer while looking over the city park. If he has been here this week and witnessed flying dust  on January 1 with snow the following day he might have put more expression in his tone. The writer has personally pushed...
100 years ago December 27, 1922 N.T. Christiansen returned from Des Moines, where he had been attending a meeting of Iowa fair secretaries and managers. Many important questions came up for discussion relating to racing, concessions, rain insurance, etc. A banquet was served Wednesday evening....
100 years ago December 20, 1922 The theatrical event of this week will be “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” which comes to the Slosson Theatre. There will be special music which would add much to the value of the picture. This movie has been shown in Albert Lea and Mason City at prices as...
100 years ago December 13, 1922 Miss Lila Larson of Kensett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Larson, won first overall in the Worth County Declamatory contest held in the high school auditorium at Kensett. Miss Jeanette Sabin was the winner of the local contest, held at the Slosson Theatre on...
100 years ago December 6, 1922 Gloria Swanson, in “Her Gilded Cage,” will be the attraction at the Slosson Theatre. This picture is said to be one of Miss Swanson’s strongest and best screen roles. The Vilroy Abbey home was the scene of a happy Thanksgiving party when various relatives from a...

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