1917, 100 years ago: We welcome Editor Carl A. Wold of the "Park Region Echo," Alexandria, as a new editor and a new paper, the "Farmer's Equity News," official representative of the Farmers' Society of Equity. John Knutson, P.A. Larson, Geo. Thompson and Emil Johnson arrived in Brandon with three new Saxon cars, which they drove up from Minneapolis. Larson and Knutson have the agency for these cars and report four sales already. They are well pleased with the outlook.
1917, 100 years ago: The Farmers' and Merchants Cooperative Local Telephone Company of Garfield, held its annual meeting. We understand this is the second largest Co-operative Farmers' Telephone Co. in the state. It covers all the north-western part of Douglas County and also has some patrons in Grant and Ottertail.
1917, 100 years ago: 143 boys and girls, largest of the county, will receive their diplomas at the County Eighth Grade Graduation day. The number of students enrolled at the Lake Louise School during the year was 37. Average daily attendance was 25. Alfred Carlson of Evansville recently made a trip to the Peace River County in Canada. He was not very impressed with the country he saw but said there is a large Scandinavian settlement there and they are improving the country rapidly.There is a large tract of good timber, also a large amount of wild game.
1917, 100 years ago: Evansville News: A reception was given at the village hall in honor of Evansville’s first Army volunteer, Anton Pearson , who left on the No. 4 that evening. Mr.
1917, 100 years ago: Lars Anderson has sold his 80 acre farm west of Brandon to August Anderson from near Alexandria. Consideration, $6,000 ... T.A. Erickson, Miss Tempero, Mr. Norsen and Mr. Yockey went to Glenwood and gave a demonstration of canning to the high school and townspeople ... Albert Toft has resigned his position as car repairer and will go into farming. Mr. Toft has purchased a small farm about eight miles north of Alexandria. He paid $75 an acre for the farm.
1917, 100 years ago: The farmers of this county are steadily securing well bred stock and developing that industry to a remarkable extent. John Uptegraft of Belle River just received a full blood Holstein bull calf, and he reports that the mother of the calf produced 40 pounds of milk a day and 40 pounds of butter in a week. This is some record and will soon show results in Mr. Uptegraft's herd. ... The A.C. King and John Giesler cottages on the north side of Lake L'Homme Dieu were destroyed by fire last Sunday.
1917, 100 years ago: Doctors M.B. Ruud and L.M. Boyd are again back at their offices after a seven-week absence, attending post graduate work in New York City. Dr. Ruud specialized in women's and children's diseases and Dr. Boyd on nose and throat diseases, spending some time at the Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Hospital ... Leonard Olund was in Alexandria preparing for a big sale of the stock of merchandise he bought at Ashby last week from Paulson Bros. The goods have been unpacked at Brandon and placed on sale there ... The U.S. Naval Reserve Quartet under directorship of C.S.
1917, 100 years ago: If you are interested in automobiles, go to Erickson and Setter garage and see the Chevrolet 490 and the Oakland Sensible Six. They are dandies ... LOST — Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road, between the hill at Martin Oberg's and I.O.G.T. Hall at Holmes City ... Corn for Sale: About 200 bushels, either shelled or on cob. Price $1 per bushel. — Tom Peterson, Carlos (the old Pennar Place).
1917, 100 years ago: The effects of the war conditions are already beginning to be felt. Notices are being posted stating there is no credit given by merchants for flour and sugar. Cutloaf sugar is practically out of the market now. ... Lost: Automobile mud chain on Holmes City road, between the hill at Martin Oberg's and I.O.G.T. Hall at Holmes City. Finder, please leave at the Echo office and receive reward.
1917, 100 years ago: In Millerville News: Builder John Abel is again in the field with his men busy at work. They will next build a barn for Walter Wilken. ... The Johnson girls, living northeast of Union Lake, had the good luck in the state ditch to spear a fish that was 42 inches long and weighed 22 pounds. ... A rumor last fall that Ralph Archer had a new car did not materialize until now. He has a brand new Ford.