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120 Years Ago- Oct 25, 1900 No charges will be made for the use of the Howe scales located at John Wolf’s Blacksmith shop, from now until further notice. Nick Bosteimer has rented the farm on which he has lived to Mr. Esser and will take up his residence on the Edwin place, which he recently...
120 Years Ago- Oct. 18, 1900 Ole Sale and Ole Olson sped to the capital city and back on their bikes last Sunday. S. G. Gesme sports a neat and lively team of roadsters. Bert Holmes left the employ of W. F. Scott this week in a rather unpleasant and unexpected manner. There is not as much politics...
120 Years Ago- Oct. 11, 1900 It becomes our sad duty this week to chronicle the death by lightning of Albert Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nelson of this place, on Thursday last. Albert was at work for A.P. Lee in Springdale. They were driving some colts into the barn. Mr. Lee was but a few...
120 Years Ago- Sept. 28, 1900 Hans Groneng had the misfortune to have his foot crushed under a rock while working at the stone quarry last Saturday. Knute Kleven ventured out last Friday for the first time since he was taken down with sickness and looked rather weak, having had a hard tussle. Rev....
120 Years Ago- Sept. 20, 1900 Thompson & Mickelson unloaded four carloads of lumber last Saturday, some of which was loaded direct onto farmers’ wagons to be used in the construction of buildings to be built this fall. Do your clothes look yellow? If so, use Maple City Soap. It will make them...
120 Years Ago- Sept. 13, 1900 Paul Sletto is rusticating among relatives in Minnesota. Christian Field has sold the farm he purchased from Geo. Berge to Nick Basteimer and realized the handsome profit of $850 on the deal. Christ Gesme is now assistant at the R.R. depot here, taking C. Johnson’s...
120 Years Ago- Sept. 6, 1900 We were misinformed concerning our local in last week’s issue that John Donahoe was taken to the state hospital. We are pleased to correct same, and it pleases us also that it was not true. Welcome showers of rain laid the dust last Sunday. Magne Johnson of Perry made...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 30, 1900 A new sidewalk is being laid from Kolloth’s to Sundom’s corner by property owners. Henry Witte comes in for the heaviest share. Some complications were encountered near Sundom’s property. There seemed to be a strip of land that no one claims, and the walk had to be laid...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 16, 1900 A hale and hearty chap of those leisurely looking individuals called tramps, called at Rev. Holte’s home Tuesday morning and was given a sumptuous spread on the back porch, and just as he was finishing his meal a snap shot was secured of the situation by one of those...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 9, 1900 W.M. Lewis has been courting rheumatism of late. W.M. Curtiss received by registered mail last week a box of souvenir cigars from his nephew, Harry Baxter, now at Manila, P.I. These oriental smokers were of large size and neatly packed and wrapped in gilt tin foil. Mr. C...

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