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120 Years Ago- Jan. 17, 1901 The not altogether-unlooked-for event, the marriage of our popular banker, T. G. Lingard, and Maren Halferdahl, the much-esteemed milliner at Dahle Bros. store, took place yesterday, Jan. 16, at the Lutheran parsonage with Rev. Holte officiating. Electric lights were...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 10, 1901 Sena Thoreson will spend a few weeks at home and continue her studies by the home fireside. It is stenography and typewriting she is endeavoring to master. Rev. Andrew Dahl was here last Friday and Saturday in the interest of the U.A.L. Seminary. He succeeded in raising...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 3, 1901 May we ask those who know themselves in arrears on subscription to remember us with remittances? We need the $s and we will appreciate the favor. Peter Thorhaug, now located at Sleepy Eye, Minn, is back for a visit among friends and relatives. He called at our sanctum...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 27, 1900 Milo Kittleson is home from the University law school during the holidays. Dr. Gilberson had the misfortune to lose his much thought of black mare, having had her leg broken by a kick from her mate, and had to be killed. Halvor H. Halverson after an absence of seven...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 13, 1900 Fail not to see those beautiful Christmas cards at the post office. They are printed in English, German and Norwegian. The last cold spell was an unpleasant reminder of grim winter and the present scant supply of wood. Carl Kolloth moved the Fredrickson shop onto his...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 6, 1900 P.O. Stromme will spend the winter with his family at Madison, and is open for engagements to give lectures on educational subjects.  Wood has been such a scarce article here this fall that Dahle Bros. has shipped in a carload of coal for  the creamery. Christian Gesme...
20 Years Ago- Nov. 29, 1900 While shredding corn at Jas. Reilly’s last Monday, one of the knives broke, going through the machine with demolishing effect, and thus can be reported one case where the shredder got the worst of it and not the man at the feeding table. The village of Blue Mounds has...
120 Years Ago- Nov. 22, 1900 J.P. Moe has been nursing a “boiler” on his left hand. Miss Nina Murphy is engaged as clerk in Dahle Bros. store. The old mill building is being fixed up for a poultry dressing room. Henry Nelsen bagged three squirrels, three rabbits, and two pheasants last Friday,...
120 Years Ago- Nov. 15, 1900 Nils Vingum and family moved into the rooms vacated by the editor and his family yesterday. Ayen & Opsal have been moving buildings for Gesme & Field this and last week. The Dixie Jubilee singers at the opera house last Tuesday evening were good, and it was...
120 Years Ago- Nov. 8, 1900 J.T. Mithus has taken the job of painting the Lutheran Church and has employed Steeple Jack to assist with high altitude work. They commenced Monday. Fred Allen of Mt. Vernon is building a new icehouse. It brings to the little ones that priceless gift of healthy flesh,...

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