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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,...
120 Years Ago- Nov. 1, 1900 Our neighbor, H.B. Dahle deserves a hearty endorsement this time as he was given two years ago. When congress was in session he worked untiringly in the interest of his constituents in the dairy business, and since congress adjourned his energies have been exerted in...
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...

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