1918, 100 years ago: Strayed onto my place, 2 brown steers. Owner can have same by paying for this notice — J.L. Gunderson. Kensington, Minn. Strayed onto my place in Holmes City, a dark-brown heifer, about a year and a half old. Came about August 1. Owner may have same by paying for this notice — Ole Gulbranson, Farwell, Minn. Furnished room for school girls, electric light, hot water heat, hot and cold running water. For further information inquire at the fur store. — J.R. Hanson, Alexandria.
1918, 100 years ago: C.A. Kolstad, better known as "Spot Cash Kolstad," has returned from a buying trip in the interest of the Eagle Clothing Co. His ad in this issue is worth your consideration. Read the ad for his latest offerings. "We have some fine coffee on" which we will make the special price of 6 pounds for $1.10. — Herberts Grocery. 1968, 50 years ago: A.A. Paciotti, director of the Alexandria Adult Evening program, announced a course on a new, easy-to-learn shorthand, written with the "ABC's", a phonetic system called Stenoscript ABC Shorthand.
1918, 100 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wold were recipients of a very pleasant surprise when a large host of friends from all parts of the county came and gave expression to the high regard in which this couple is held by the farmers of Douglas County. Mr. Ole Langhaug was the spokesman of the gathering and handed the couple a purse containing more than $350 as a practical demonstration of the feelings of the country people towards the former editor of the Park Region Echo and his wife.
1918, 100 years ago: Every housewife in Alexandria will no doubt be present at the big auction of the Red Cross chickens, which will be held on Main Street. On that date every patriotic woman from every point of the county will bring in her Red Cross chicks and they will be sold to the highest bidders. The auctioneering will be done by Gust Loo. This means that every household in Alexandria will have a chicken dinner, and they will be the sweetest chickens ever eaten.
1918, 100 years ago: In Garfield, threshing has been going on steadily, showing a heavy yield and a good quality of grain. The businessmen of Garfield are patriotically lending a helping hand in the harvest fields wherever needed and consequently there is an epidemic of blistered hands and sore muscles.
1918, 100 years ago: Notice: A plowing demonstration with a Moline Universal one-man tractor will be held in Brandon. Come and see the tractor that comes nearest to replacing the horses for any kind of machinery on any size farm; the tractor and implement operated by one man. — C.J. Newhouse. A letter has been received from Louis Wooliscroft in France, by his mother. He is feeling fine and tells his mother not to worry.
1918, 100 years ago: H.T. Thompson, the well-known barber, who for many years past has run a shop on Sixth Avenue, has taken a chair in the Stoppel barber shop on Main Street, where his friends and patrons will find him in the future. The new addition to the Wettleson store made necessary the removal of the building formerly occupied by Mr. Thompson.
1918, 100 years ago: The board of directors of the new Park Region Publishing Company met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wold to complete the legal transactions necessary to transfer the business of the Park Region Echo from Mr. Wold to the publishing company. Among the more important items of business transacted might be the buying of a building lot by the publishers of the Echo. This lot is on Sixth Avenue right across the alley from the Eagle Clothing Store. Mr. Wold is very ill.
1918, 100 years ago: Edwin, the 14-year-old son of William Waschter, who lives two miles southwest of Alexandria, had the misfortune to break his arm in three places while cranking a Ford car. The spark was evidently too far advanced and the engine backfired with the above mentioned result. Dr. Haskell was called and set the arm after an X-ray diagnosis. The boy will be unable to use his arm for about two months.
1918, 100 years ago: Fire broke out in the back shed of the Central House barn, burning it to the ground and almost destroying the main building. The firemen did splendid work, otherwise the whole structure would have gone and probably other buildings as well. It was first noticed by Selma Johnson, one of the telephone girls who gave the alarm. Charles Lange is progressing nicely with the fine new barn he is erecting on his place on Lake Henry.